The successful growth of the Birmingham CRMUG

Learning and keeping up with Dynamics 365 is difficult, new features, services and functionality is being released at an increasing rate.  This makes working with the Dynamics community and sharing knowledge is more important now than ever

I presented at the Birmingham CRMUG on November 28th, with a presentation on change in Dynamics called – Dynamics 365 is survival of the most adaptable.  This was the 10th meeting of the Birmingham CRMUG and just over 2 years since the first meeting.

Many people have helped create the Dynamics community in the West Midlands, the group now has 151 members with 40 people attending the last meeting in November.

The beginning

On the 17th October I got an email from someone called Imtiaz sent me an email

Hi Ben

The Birmingham Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the first meetup, they have provided a venue and refreshments. The dates they have given me are 7th, 9th or 11th November. times 6pm – 8pm

Would love for you to cover some content on the first meet, or should I put it to the group to see if any one would like to present anything. The topic that have raised interest are Dynamics 365, Azure integration, ADX portals, CRM 2016.

what do you think?


I liked the idea but I didn’t like the idea of meeting up with only a few people, so I wrote a post to encourage more people to attend

Birmingham Dynamics Crm User Group has started – Join now 

I managed to persuade in person a bunch of people so the first meeting felt like a great start, here is a picture from the initial meeting

Where is CRMUG Birmingham now?

The last meeting of CRMUG had a great turnout with 55 signed up and 40 people attending.  Three interesting

  • Lucy Muscat – Use Microsoft Teams to Transform sales team collaboration –
  • Imtiaz Hussain – CRM Projects from Conception to Inception –
  • The Hosk – Dynamics 365 is Survival of the Adaptable –

The meeting was vibrant and has progressed from trying to get enough presenters to now have having a choice of presenters and topic.  The meeting can get a good balance of presenters to appeal to a wider range of audience members.

The future

You can’t know what the future holds but it doesn’t stop you excited about it.  Dynamics projects are changing fast with the maturing of the Power platform and CDS.  With Dynamics projects increasing in complexity, it becomes more important to share practical experience and talk about limitations and functionality with those who have done it.

As the CRMUG Birmingham user group grows, the value of attending increases because it attracts a wider range of people with different experiences and skills.

Attend the next meeting on February 6th and meet great Dynamics professional, read more about it here

D365UG / CRMUG Birmingham – Febuarary 6th 2019

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019, 6:30 PM

Colmore Circus, Queensway Birmingham, GB

9 Members Attending

Our next Dynamics 365 User Group meeting in Birmingham will be on Wednesday 6th February from 6:30-9:00pm. The Wesleyan have again kindly agreed to host our event at Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6AR. This is next to Snow Hill Station and a short walk from New Street Station. We’ll confirm the agenda soon … We will have all our usual ne…

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