Over the past few years, I have always been surprised to find that there is a sneaky partner Day at convergence – the day before everything officially starts. I have been caught out arriving too late and missing some of the best bits of Convergence.

This year the best bits are going to be on Day 1. The GPUG group are hosting the Convergence 2011 PreGame Show. This is a great event for all those partners and ISV’s who are trekking to Atlanta for Dynamics GP. This is a dedicated GP morning that gives you the chance to listen to and then ask the hard questions of the Microsoft executive team. I have a few questions to ask them myself! (Like when are they ging to OEM SmartView and SmartConnect).

•8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration and networking amongst the community
•9:00 am – 9:30 am Keynote kick-off with Doug Kennedy and Anders Spatzek
•9:45 am – 11:00 am ISV & VAR Speed Dating
•11:00 am – 12:00 pm Town Hall Meeting with Key Microsoft Team Executives

The afternoon then continues with a customer focus with a number of fantastic break out sessions that will dig under the cover of some important topics. I will be there with the eOne team to cover two important topics:

1. Which Builder should I use: A great session exploring how to decide which of the builders fits each specific reporting need.

2. eConnect why it is so good: This session looks at why eConnect sets GP apart from all other ERP solutions, where the gaps are and how to fill them.

Check out the agenda here for the details on all the great sessions you can get to on day one. Also don’t forget that the Expo hall is open on Day 1 (Sunday) so if you want to spend some quality time before the crowds with our team or any other exhibitor – then get along to the expo Hall 2-5pm.

You will find eOne at booth #1442.