UG Summit 2018

Join Us in Phoenix for D365UG/CRMUG/AXUG Summit 2018

October 15 - October 18

This year's D365UG/CRMUG/AXUG Summit will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Phoenix Convention Center on October 15th-18th. Summit UG North America is the largest annual gathering of Dynamics 365 users. It is designed, led, and attended by Dynamics 365 users, partners, and other experts from around the globe.

Dynamics 365 end-users will find value at Summit UG through electrifying general sessions, essential peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges, product insight forums, and authentic networking opportunities. PowerObjects is a Premier sponsor at this year's event, so be sure to stop by and see us at booth #827.

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OCT 16

Getting Started with Azure

Finance and Operations cloud deployment utilizes Azure; however, the Azure components are managed by Microsoft. Companies interested in leveraging additional Azure resources need to set up their own subscription. This presentation will discuss available options for Azure accounts, as well as getting started working with Azure resources. We’ll discuss: setting up a subscription, RBAC access to resources, connectivity, security and infrastructure requirements for availability, IaaS, and PaaS services (like Azure Database).

126 C

9:45 – 10:45 AM

Speaker: Scott Morley

You Shall Not Pass! (With Data Like That)

How do you manage and maintain the data quality within your Dynamics 365 solution? For most organizations, CRM is a critical tool used to run the business. From aggregating other applications’ data to providing updates to systems downstream, it often acts as a single source of truth for the most essential business information. As a result, data quality is critical to ensure everything is working as planned. This session’s panel discussion will cover strategies to validate data being entered directly into Dynamics 365, considerations for integrated systems, processes and tools to clean up existing data, the importance of Master Data Management, as well as other questions from session participants. Note: questions must fit the predefined format with all required fields filled. Kidding! No required fields — just business recommended…

221 B

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Merlin Schwaiger

Speaker: Merlin Schwaiger

3 Ways to Integrate Your Data Out-of-the-Box!

Dynamics 365 provides out-of-the-box capabilities allow for integration with other systems easily with low to no coding. This session will show you how to integrate with Azure Service Bus, other API implementations and data sources using Azure, webhooks, and virtual entities.

221 C

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Abe Saldanar

Speaker: Abe Saldana

All Your Plugin Base Are Belong to Us

Plugins are at the core of custom development for XRM. This session will look at the common pitfalls of plugin development. It will also explore the tried and true best practices for having powerful, easy to maintain plugins by correctly utilizing a common plugin base and framework.

221 C

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Daryl LaBar

Speaker: Daryl LaBar

OCT 17

Don't Just Sit There! Start Logging

Developers: what’s missing from Dynamics 365 that would make your life easier? You probably answered third-party assemblies in plug-ins. What’s the second biggest thing? There’s a good chance you’d say robust monitoring and telemetry for code. If you said these things, there’s a good chance Azure Application Insights could be the solution you’re looking for. It’s more than just error logging; it also tracks which events are firing when, as well as how long they took to complete. This session will look at how to capture relevant data from JavaScript and plug-ins using simple REST API calls. It will also explore how to proactively prevent issues and anticipate problems.

221 C

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Jason Lattimer

Speaker: Jason Lattimer

OCT 18

DAX 101 for Dynamics 365

Microsoft Power BI provides a robust suite of capabilities for data analysis, visualization, and self-service. You may already have connected your Dynamics 365 data to create useful visuals for presenting information, but what if you want to up your analytics game? Introducing data analysis expressions (DAX). This demo-heavy session will walk through getting started with DAX to create fast, useful, and insightful formulas and calculations. It will also review comparisons of measures and calculated columns – not just common expressions used in every report, but also tips specific to Dynamics 365 data. The session will finish with an intro to time intelligence and quick measures.

225 A

9:45 – 10:45 AM

Tad Thompson

Speaker: Tad Thompson

Exploring Azure Service Fabric & Azure Cloud Differences

Cloud deployment of Finance and Operations is significantly different than an AX 2012 deployment. With the release of an on-premise solution, it is easy to look at it as a return to AX 2012-like functionality. That is not the case. Some features are more like AX 2012. Others will follow a similar path to cloud deployment, but there are some features that are unique to on-premise. This session will look at the differences and similarities between AX 2012, cloud deployment of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, and the on-premise deployment of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

124 A

1:15 – 2:15 PM

Speaker: Scott Morley

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