Most of you remember quite some time ago this forum had its 10th Birthday,
and we had planned to have a meeting to sort of celebrate. Well from a simple
one day meeting it turned into a Multi Day Multinational Conference with
"tracks" and "sessions" and "break outs" and "ask the experts". And although its
not what we really wanted, it seemed to make the most sense.
Currently there are many of these Seminars happening, There is Tech Ed ,
Global Summit, Directions etc. But these are all very different to what
"the group" could do. Fundamentally the biggest difference is that all those
meetings are aimed as some type of Partner Conference, but what we were after
was something for Users, Freelancers Developers, Trainers, Consultants,
Recruiters, Project Managers etc, basically people that use Dynamics products in
their day to day life.
Well when www.mbsonline.org died, it
really put everything back because there was a lot of work that Erik had to put
into getting this new site up and running, but we have not forgotten about it.
But its important that "Dynamics Users Off Line" is designed to be what the
members want. Also as you all know Erik has a new and demanding job, and
obviously a "Dynamics Users Off Line" meeting would not be much without Erik.
But in the short term, I would like to meet more of the members here, and
discuss their ideas for the Conference and how it would best suit them. So ...
I will be traveling quite a bit in the next few months or so, and I would
like to suggest that we could meet for lunch, informally, and just discuss
Navision, and The Dynamics Users Group. I think we need to "just do it". So some
suggested times/places to meet.
Australia: I will be in Australia for the last week of August thru the last
week of September. Most of that time in Perth, but also I may visit Sydney or
Singapore: I am flying back through Singapore, and if there is interest
there, then I can make a stop over. (I currently see SEA as the upcoming market
that Central and Eastern Europe were when I first started in Navision).
Russia, I will be in Moscow in the last week of September.
Spain, Barcelona, I will be at the IT Forums Session of Tech Ed, and we could
also fit something in there.
Munich, I am about 50/50 on going to the Global Summit.
Add to this that I am often in Prague, and will be in Vienna a couple of
times this year.
So basically if you are interested in meeting up in any of these locations,
please let me know. (I will probably post a thread for this, as a Blog is not
ideal for voting and replying to).
PS an informal lunch/dinner was really what I had in mind when I first
proposed the OffLine Meeting.