Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 starts soon, make sure you have the official apps!

We don’t delve too often into the Microsoft’s business community, mostly because of all the TPS reports we have to file, but it’s worth mentioning from time to time. Case in point, next week in Atlanta is the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 conference (opens in new tab).

Kirill Tatarinov, Microsoft Business Solutions Division executive vice president, will be the opening keynote speaker March 4. The focus will be on, well, business solutions using Microsoft Dynamics and future roadmaps. Various big name companies will be featured including Delta Air Lines, Lotus F1 Team, New Belgium Brewing Co., City Harvest Inc., Weight Watchers International Inc. and Chobani Inc, according to a blog post by Microsoft.

If you do happen to be attending the event, then make sure you grab the official Windows Phone app, which works on both 7.x and 8 devices. From the app description:

“The Convergence mobile app puts the event at your fingertips. Use your registration username and password to sign in and get Schedule Builder along with the ability to add and delete sessions on the fly, find like-minded folks in the Attendee Directory, sign in to your social accounts, scan attendee badges to exchange contact information, complete you evals before you even leave your seat, navigate the venue and more - all on the go!”

It has a few high ratings so far, making it an ideal companion if you’re headed down to the Convergence conference. You can find it here in the Store.

Likewise, there's also the same app for Windows 8 tablets and PCs, based off of similar code. You can find that here in the Windows Store (opens in new tab).

We won’t be attending Convergence next week, though we imagine a few interesting bits of news may come out.

Thanks, José K, for the tip!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

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  • I'll be there -- Always enjoy convergence -- I do Dynamics CRM -- the new version 2013 has a neat enough windows phone app.  (the new version has some good integrations with it)
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  • As long as you did the roll out to UR 13+ smooth enough, the CRM 2013 upgrade isn't bad.  Have you tried doing it in a demo lane?   I really don't like the new command bar (replacing the ribbon but its works enough)    
  • We have about 40 differnt CRM orgs here most on CRM 2011 yeah the UI change is drastic. We are doing the new stuff in 2013 the UI is less business clunky.
  • Wanted to add, this is a huge event... Last year we had more than 11,000 people. It's pretty awesome.
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