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Dynamics Community Summit Day 2

Day 2 saw the arrival of Folio3 Co-Founder and CEO Adnan Lawai as well as agribusiness expert and industry leader Harold Birch. Overall traffic at the summit remained relatively low as compared to pre-covid times. Although, there were a few very meaningful conversations with partners and customers who are very interested in Folio3’s offerings, and in particular the Agri ERP solution. MS Partners are opening conversations around collaborating with Folio3 on implementations, such that Partners can introduce their customers to Agri ERP and remain involved throughout.

There are several follow up meetings scheduled to continue discussions, and interest is building around Adnan and Harold’s presentation at noon today in room 326, where more details of the Agri ERP product will be revealed, along with additional important information on Folio3’s offerings and consulting efforts in the Microsoft ecosystem.

Dynamics Community Summit Day 1

You could feel the energy and enthusiasm building as the attendees gathered around the entrances to attend the first Microsoft Summit to be held since the Covid pandemic disrupted things. The doors opened and attendees filled the center to make their cursory walks of the entire floor before focussing on the particular vendor booths they wanted to see.

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At the Folio3 booth#900 we laid out fresh brochures outlining our practice, our Agri-Business product, and our Microsoft Connector tool, as well as beautiful golf shirts in many sizes and baseball caps – all bearing the Folio3 logo.

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Folio3 booth#900 at community summit 2021

Our Agribusiness solution, AgriERP, is garnering tremendous interest. We loaded our phones with the lead scanning app and began speaking with interested parties on the solution. This included end-users as well as members of the MS Partner community who were curious to learn more and position this solution and implementation with their customers Our co-founder and Chairman Adnan Lawai will be speaking Thursday at 3 PM regarding Folio3’s rise to prominence in the MS Community as a Gold Partner, as well as on the specific effort we have made to revolutionize operations system in the agricultural space with our new product offering.

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Meet Rob Terry, Director Sales, Folio3 at Booth #900

Here is everything you need to know about the Microsoft Community Summit North America, Houston, Texas.

What is the Community Summit North America?

The Microsoft Community Summit North America 2021 is the biggest independent gathering of like-minded individuals and experts coming together to discuss innovative ideas and impart valuable insights and knowledge about Microsoft Dynamics 365 as well as the Power Platform. It is basically your one stop shop for everything you need to know and learn about Microsoft Business Applications and how to achieve more with them and use them to solve your business challenges. 

Community Summit North America Date

Plan your trip already! The Mircosoft Community Summit North America 2021 has been planned to span 3 and a half days of tips, tricks, opportunities, and learning at its peak. It is being held between Tuesday, October 12th and Friday, October 15th, 2021. 

Community Summit North America Time

The schedule for the four days is slightly different for each day according to the agenda for the summit.  Registration is open generally from 7:00 AM till evening for the first three days, and until 11:00 AM for the final day. There is a welcome reception which starts at 5:00 PM on October 12th, and the summit officially begins with an Opening Keynote at 8:30 AM on October 13th. 

Day 3 begins on the 14th of October at 7:30 AM with the Planning Committee Gratitude Breakfast and ends at 5:00 PM. The final and 4th day is from 8:000AM to 11:30 AM and consists of Dynamics and Power workshops. 

All timings are in Central Time. In case you want to track the workshop in your local time, 7:00 AM CT is 5 AM Pacific Time, 8 AM in Eastern Time, and 12 PM GMT.

Get in touch with the Folio3 Dynamics team at the Community Summit North America! Contact us now to book a slot and get a free consultation right there at the summit!

Community Summit North America Location

The Microsoft Community Summit North America 2021 will be held on October 12-15, 2021, at the prestigious George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, Texas.

Community Summit North America Registration

You can register for the Microsoft Community Summit North America 2021 online and purchase an in-person or virtual pass by visiting Community Summit North America Registrations

You may transfer your registration to any other individual if you inform the Summit registration committee before the event commences via email. You may also cancel your registration and get a full refund if you cancel on or before October 1st, 2021. 

Community Summit North America Cost

The standard fee for the full conference pass is USD 1279. This grants you access to all the regular sessions and workshops, including the welcome reception, and Planning Committee breakfast, and other conference meals. This price only applies till September 30th, 2021. 

However, you can always purchase a pass on-site on any of the days of the event at the registrations counter at the summit for USD 1549

Community Summit North America Streaming Pass

For those who cannot attend the summit in person, but would still like to be a part of it and learn from the experts at the summit, you can get an online Summit streaming pass for USD 99 and attend the Community Summit North America 2021 virtually. This way, you can stream 90 sessions live, on the day of the event, from wherever you are in the world, and along with that, you can also get access to 50 more sessions for a period of up to 30 days after the conference ends. 

Community Summit North America Discount Code

As of now, there are no discount coupons or packages available. But we will definitely update you as soon as we find out.

For now, all members of Dynamic Communities get a promo code via email, so if you are a member, do check your email for your promo code before you register for the event. Moreover, all speakers receive a complimentary pass to the Microsoft Community Summit North America, so if you have applied, do wait to find out if you have been approved as a speaker before you decide to purchase your ticket. 

Community Summit North America Agenda

The Microsoft Community Summit North America has been spread out over 3 and a half days so that you can gain maximum knowledge without it being an information overload. There are hundreds of sessions to choose from, and there are many sessions that overlap with each other so you can go ahead and make your own personal list of sessions to go to and attend those that interest you the most! 

Here is the agenda for each day. 

Tuesday, October 12 (CT)

7:00 AM Registrations Open

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM DIAD Dashboard in a Day – One-day workshop on Power BI.

(Broadcasted)

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 13 (CT)

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Opening Keynote Speech

9:30 AM – 12:20 PM Morning Breakout Sessions

9:30 AM – 12:20 PM Mini “Fast Chat” Sessions

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM (Tech Medic Stations on the 3rd Floor)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Break / Partner Solution Showcases

1:40 PM – 2:30 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Networking, UG Lounges, Expo Hall

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Tech Medic Stations, Expo Hall)

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Women in Technology – Reception

Thursday, October 14 (CT)

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Planning Commitee Breakfast

9:00 AM – 11:50 AM Morning Breakout Sessions

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mini “Fast Chat” Sessions

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Tech Medic Stations on the 3rd Floor)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break / Partner Solution Showcases

1:10 PM – 3:00 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions

2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Networking, UG Lounges, Expo Hall

2:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Tech Medic Stations, Expo Hall)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Special Event

Friday, October 15 (CT)

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Deep Dive Workshops on Dynamics & Power Apps

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Deep Dive Workshops on Dynamics & Power Apps

Whether you’re new to Microsoft Dynamics and Power Apps, or you’re an experienced user looking for expert advice, or even just someone who wants to network with like-minded individuals, there is something for everyone at the Microsoft Community Summit North America, 2021. Moreover, breakout sessions also contain panel discussions and “Ask the Expert” sessions that answer quite a lot of questions that you may have on the given topic.

Community Summit North America Speakers

If you’re interested in knowing about the Microsoft gurus and experts speaking at the Community Summit North America 2021 and imparting exclusive knowledge, let us tell you without any delay. 

Hear Adnan Lawai, CEO of Folio3, talk about how AgriERP is transforming the Agri and Livestock business on 14th October 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM CDT / 10:00 PM – 10:50 PM Your local time. Schedule a meeting with Adnan now! 

Kim Dallefeld is the Managing Member of Dallefeld Consulting and speaks on all four days of the conference on various topics such as 8 Easy Steps to a Cashflow Forecast and whether Inventory and General Ledger are a match made in heaven. She is also part of the panel discussion and “Ask the Experts” session on Dynamics 365 Business Central. Kim is also a Summit North America community member. 

Another community member is Alex Meyer, who is the Director of Microsoft Software Development at Fastpath. He also has several sessions and talks on various topics including Common Mistakes and How to Avoid them while using Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, and also How To Save Your Company Money with D365FO User Licensing. 

There’s also Yana Berkovich who leads a broadcasted session sponsored by Microsoft itself and delivers the “Dashboard in a Day” workshop, which is a one-day workshop on Power BI capabilities. Yana is Program Manager Power Platform at Microsoft. 

These are only a few of more than a hundred speakers who will be speaking at the Community Summit North America 2021. They include Microsoft employees as well as many C-level executives with expertise in Microsoft Dynamics and Power Apps. The Summit will also feature an all-women panel on Women in Technology featuring Gayle Keller, DeNisha Malone, and Ann D’Emilio. 

Community Summit North America Sponsors

This time around, the sponsors are divided into several categories such as Premier Sponsors, Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors, and  Supporters. All these are with the main charter sponsor being Microsoft itself. 

Who Should Attend Community Summit North America 2021?

The Community Summit North America 2021 is specially designed for anyone and everyone who is interested in or uses Microsoft Business Applications. This includes business professionals, technology professionals, business analysts, business consultants, system administrators, developers, and more. You can basically be in any business role and if you work with any Microsoft Business Application, and the knowledge can help you prosper, this conference is for you. 

Why Attend Community Summit North America?

You should attend the Community Summit North America if you want to spend a few days in the company of like-minded individuals networking and learning about Microsoft Business Applications by the experts themselves. 

Summit NA 2021 is the biggest independent gathering of the entire Microsoft ecosystem. Attending the conference definitely makes you smarter as a Microsoft user and closer to the promotion you could be getting. You have to keep up with evolving trends and technology in this industry otherwise you will be obsolete before you know it. 

Community Summit North America Health & Safety Protocols and SOPs

Health and safety are top priorities at the Community Summit North America 2021. The conference and its managing committee have their own set of SOPs and protocols for the attendees to follow and the venue, which is the George R. Brown Convention Center also has its own sets of regulations for everyone to follow. 

Here are some of the SOPs that will be followed at the Microsoft Community Summit North America 2021:

  • The expo area at the Summit will be having “free zones” and wider aisles so that the attendees can come and go whilst maintaining social distancing protocols.
  • The seating in Sessions rooms will be arranged keeping social distancing protocols in mind. 
  • Masks and sanitizer will always be available throughout the Summit at the registrations and check-in counter. 
  • Ample time will be given each day for sanitization before the event starts and after it ends. 
  • Additional expo halls will be kept on reserve in case more space is required. 

Join Folio3 at the Community Summit North America 2021 

AgriERP is a leading Farm Management Solution for Crops and Livestock powered by Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations that helps in keeping track of produce, making effective decisions, and increasing the efficiency of your day-to-day farm operations. Folio3 provided Rombola Family Farms, an Australia-based Agri-Business, with an end-to-end Farm Management solution, AgriERP, thereby consolidating their current systems to support planned and future business growth. Folio3 implemented AgriERP solution coupled with a suite of Web and Mobile Apps, a comprehensive HR/Payroll Solution & Power BI based analytics.

Join Folio3 as they exhibit at the Microsoft Community Summit North America 2021 and answers all your queries about Microsoft Dynamics and Power Apps. Come visit us for a chat or book a slot via email to get a consultation right there at the conference. Our team of experts will not leave you disappointed.

Know more about Folio3 and set a reminder in your calendar,  https://www.summitna.com/agenda/session/639654Community Summit North America

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