Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Please click for more information, or scroll down to pass the ad, or Close Ad.
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Neustar, Inc.
Protect your website & network
using real-time information & analysis

www.neustar.biz
Microsoft/Windows
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Barcelona Hosts Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013
Barcelona Hosts Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013

By Barry Levine
October 31, 2013 10:17AM

    Bookmark and Share
Most people don’t realize that Microsoft Dynamics CRM and other Dynamics applications, as well as Azure and Office are doing very, very well these days, as all of them utilize cloud-based virtualization, new management functions and new levels of product support, said analyst Laura DiDio.
 



Microsoft Dynamics is converging on Spain. Next week, the company’s Convergence 2013 show opens in Barcelona, Spain, showcasing its growing customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms.

The Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) show precedes similar ones being held in March in Atlanta and in New Orleans. Those wishing to attend Barcelona but who just can’t, at least not physically, will be able to attend via a free online event that will feature the keynotes and general sessions, as well as on-demand playback of individual sessions. The broadcasts will include integrated social media for global conversations.

The EMEA conference runs from the registration on Sunday, November 3 through Wednesday, November 6. Breakout sessions include connecting with a community through Dynamics AX, CRM or NAV, best practices for global Microsoft Dynamics AX environments, managing security, project management, a case study of Dynamics CRM and Danish National Sports, executive use of dashboards, and a look at how companies have approached their international deployments.

Experience Center, Expo

A Convergence Experience Center will provide one-on-one product demonstrations, and an Expo will showcase leading Dynamics independent software vendors.

One of the keynote speakers is Kirill Tatarinov, Executive Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions, who will focus on the latest perspectives of cloud-based business solutions. He previously led the Management and Solutions Division at Microsoft, which includes Microsoft System Center and Windows Server, and he has served as senior VP and CTO at BMC Software and head of R&D for systems and network management developer Patrol Software.

The other keynote speaker is Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International, which covers 110 subsidiaries outside the U.S. and Canada. He previously served as CEO and president of Microsoft EMEA.

Expected Announcements

At the conference, Microsoft is expected to announce new features for Dynamics CRM 2013 including new mobile capabilities such as sales applications for Windows 8 tablets and iPads, as well as embedded social capabilities. Redmond will also feature Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, which includes new cash management capabilities, hosting on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and new business opportunities with Microsoft Office 365. Dynamics AX 2012 is featuring new Windows business apps, industry-specific enhancements and new Lifecycle Services.

Laura DiDio, an analyst with industry research firm Information Technology Intelligence Corp., told us that most people “don’t realize that Microsoft Dynamics, Azure and Office are doing very, very well” these days, as all of them utilize cloud-based virtualization, new management functions and new levels of product support.

She noted that a recent survey conducted by her firm of global companies found that 78 percent are using CRM platforms, and that the “biggest impediment remains cost,” even when it’s cloud based.

The EMEA market, DiDio said, is “usually about six months or so behind the U.S., except in most cases for the U.K., Germany and France,” so this Dynamics conference may give a boost to the visibility of Microsoft CRM and ERP in those regions. She also pointed out that, according to her survey, Dynamics is currently second, behind Salesforce, in global market share.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Your Next Generation Data Center Is Here! Vblock™ Systems: the world's most advanced converged infrastructure are built on the Cisco Unified Computing System with Intel® Xeon® processors. Vblock™ Systems deliver extraordinary time to market, ROI and TCO, and flexibility to meet your continually changing demands with 5X faster deployment, 96% less downtime, and 1/2 the cost. Click here to learn more.


 Microsoft/Windows
1.   Patch Tuesday Offers Critical Fixes
2.   China Approves Microsoft-Nokia Deal
3.   Microsoft Pulls Plug on Windows XP
4.   Against a Wall, Some Buy XP Support
5.   Last Fixes Tuesday for XP, Office 2003


advertisement
Last Fixes Tuesday for XP, Office 2003
Microsoft closing out support for two.
Average Rating:
Will Nadella Launch an Office for iPad?
New Microsoft CEO may act this month.
Average Rating:
Windows 8 Updates Expected Soon
Using OS feedback, security concerns.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Tips To Defeat the Heartbleed Bug
Heartbleed headlines continue as IT admins scramble for answers no one has. Early reports of stolen personal data, including 900 social insurance numbers in Canada, are starting to trickle in.
 
NSC Backs Disclosing Software Vulnerabilities
Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld unless there is a clear need, says the National Security Council.
 
Heartbleed Flaw Affects Hardware, Too
It appears the Heartbleed security bug affects not just Web sites, but also the networking equipment that connects businesses and homes to the Net, including Cisco and Juniper's equipment.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Vaio Fit 11A Battery Danger Forces Recall by Sony
Using a Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop? It's time to send it back to Sony. In fact, Sony is encouraging people to stop using the laptop after several reports of its Panasonic battery overheating.
 
Continued Drop in Global PC Shipments Slows
Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the global slump in PC demand may be easing, with a considerable slowdown from last year's drops.
 
Google Glass Finds a Home in Medical Education, Practice
Google Glass may find its first markets in verticals in which hands-free access to data is a boon. Medicine is among the most prominent of those, as seen in a number of Glass experiments under way.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Is Amazon Launching a 3D Smartphone?
Once known for selling books on an e-commerce platform, Amazon is now a bona fide hardware maker -- and it's reportedly rolling out an innovative smartphone with a 3D screen.
 
Review: S5 Features Useful, Less About Gimmicks
There's a lot to like about Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone -- among them, its relative lack of features. Samsung chose to focus on features people might actually want, not gimmicks.
 
Analyst: Samsung Galaxy S5 Won't Sway iPhone Lovers
The Samsung Galaxy S5 hits store shelves on Friday and the reviews are starting to pour in. The question is: Can the latest in the Galaxy line grab more market share from Apple’s iPhone?
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | Small Business | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.