Welcome to the “Road to Community Summit North America” series, leading up to Community Summit North America 2023, which takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina from Oct. 15-20. In this discussion, Microsoft MVP and User Group Expert Kerry Hataley, tells Cam Sessinger how the biggest trends in the Microsoft business applications ecosystem will make their way into sessions at Community Summit 2023, and shares tips for attendees.
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00:53 — As it relates to Dynamics GP, something that is impacting the community is the maturity of the product, explains Kerry. Being that the product has been around for more than 25 years, some of the Dynamics GP experts are starting to retire and the “transfer of knowledge” is being lost. Something else Dynamics GP users are faced with is finding ways to allow the product to interact with “modern technologies” such as artificial intelligence (AI). Overall, the “biggest trend from the GP side” is finding a way to continue enhancing the product.
03:08 — Kerry explains how something that will fuse its way into his sessions at Community Summit 2023 is his love and passion for Dynamics GP. “Sharing my 25 years of knowledge of SQL and Great Plains, that’s what I love doing.”
04:14 — In addition to the General Session for Dynamics GP, there will be an additional session titled “GP’s Future So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades!” During this session, “we’re going to showcase what Great Plains can do, where it’s heading, the commitment these people have made as well as other companies,” notes Kerry.
05:39 — Kerry notes the top three reasons he attends Community Summit:
- Education and learning
“Over the years, I’ve cultivated so many different relationships that truly have turned into long-term friendships with people. And that, to me, is just the power of the community.”
If you haven’t already done so, register for Community Summit North America 2023 today! The event takes place Oct. 15-20 in Charlotte, North Carolina.