Extreme 365 starts tomorrow and you will hear a lots of chatter and social media posts about the event but what is it? and why should you care?
What is it?
Extreme365 is a one of Microsoft’s big conferences for Microsoft Dynamics 365. This year its held in sunny Lisbon – Portugal.
The first 3 days of the event are for Microsoft Partners (Mon – Wed) and Thursday and Friday are for customers.
It costs to attend, you can find more about pricing and registration here
Microsoft sells/explains the event
Where the Microsoft Dynamics 365 community comes together to forge relationships, gain real-world knowledge and dive deep into current and future technologies.
The agenda shows what is coming for
The best place to learn about Extreme365 is on the website http://www.extremecrm.com
Why should you attend
I’m going to focus on why Partners should attend, here are the key reasons people
- The Dynamics Road map
- Talk to Dynamics 365 experts
- See functionality, solutions and ask questions/discuss
- See functionality in action
Microsoft need to sell the event, so they can persuade Microsoft Partners to buy tickets
Why Partners should attend, below are the highlights
Direct access to Microsoft leaders providing insider insight to help shape your future strategies
Microsoft’s Roadmap for Dynamics 365 and the Intelligent Business Cloud including Operations (AX), CRM, and Financials
Dynamics 365 Spring Release (Sales, Marketing, Field Service, Marketing, Customer Service, Project Service Automation. Operations & Financials)
Building cloud business applications using AX, CRM, Azure, the Common Data Model, Flow, Power BI, Cortana Analytics and other capabilities of the Intelligent Business Cloud
Delivering Cloud Business Solutions to the Market leveraging AppSource and CSP
Understanding the impact of LinkedIn Acquisition
Education on third party add on products to help you solve business problems
Training classes offered by Mircrosoft on Power BI, Analytics using Cortana, Azure, IoT, integrating Dynamics 365 with Azure, and Portals
Updates on hot Microsoft operational topics such as pricing, incentives, provisioning, listing apps on AppSource and more!
How to follow
Not everyone can attend but you can see highlights from the event by seeing tweets from @eXtreme_365 and following the hashtag #eXtreme365. I will also try and share some interesting content on twitter @BenHosk
Say Hi to the Hosk
This article The importance of being Social at eXtreme365 highlights a great point of conferences. We are there to learn, make friends, make contacts and have fun.
So if you are going to the event make sure you make some time to say Hi to the Hosk, I want to meet real life people who I have interacted with virtually through twitter, LinkedIn, blogs etc. I am going to make these people come to life
I will warn you the Hosk is smaller and hairier in real life, try to hide your disappointment #SayHiToHosk
Other extreme links
Five great leader keynotes speakers at eXtreme365 Lisbon (13-17 March)