Microsoft Convergence 2016 (or is it Envision 2016) Registration Open…What Has Changed?

The big Dynamics event of the year just opened for registration today, and you can Register Here. You’ll immediately notice some big changes, so what do they all mean?

  • A shiny new name: That’s right, Convergence is gone. Envision has taken it’s place, realigning the event with Microsoft’s objective of getting more key decision makers and executives to attend.
  • Venue: This is technically a change, but really it’s just a visit back to 2014 and The Big Easy. Envision comes back to New Orleans this year, and that’s probably a good thing. After all, a beer in the French Quarter is just a little more exciting than a beer in Downtown Atlanta.
  • Price: Okay, so this isn’t technically a change, but it is if you consider the next point. Standard passes are $1,995, same as last year.
  • Schedule: Woah, Envision…you’ve lost weight! Convergence 2015 was a full four day event, five days for those of you who joined in the community outreach program last year. Envision 2016 has been shaved down to a three day event, with the third day seemingly just a morning keynote. Microsoft has quietly cut their main event of the year in half as far as actual schedule goes, and this year the number of breakout sessions has been reduced from approximately fifteen down to six.

The Dynamics community spoke loudly last year that it wanted more breakout sessions, more “problem solving” as opposed to “selling”, and less about non-Dynamics products (okay, we’re selfish). Microsoft has yet to release a session schedule yet, but we’ll keep you posted on any new developments. Microsoft certainly seems to be shifting the vibe of Conver…Envision, and we’re anxious to see what that means!

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