Goodbye Convergence, Hello Envision: Microsoft Updates Its Event Schedule with Destination for Business Leaders

Microsoft Envision 

Microsoft has introduced Envision, a new conference that is "designed for CxOs and their senior department and functional leaders" and replaces Convergence US on Microsoft's event calendar, taking its April 4 to 6 slot in New Orleans later this year.


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This is smart

I know of dozens of CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs who have been waiting for years to drop everything related to running their businesses so they can sit in a convention center for 4-5 days. The response will be overwhelming. They may have to expand the building and invite two bands to the official conference party.

Jeff Frye

Cheers to CIO's everywhere

CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs finally have a legitimate line to add to their Annual Budget along with procuring "CIO Essentials". They will enjoy the event and the bands.

Microsoft finally has designed a perfect "barrel" to entice all the fish. The don't need a partner, you have Microsoft, leave your partners at home. Hope you are on the Microsoft partner shortlist........or maybe attend Envision to enter the bidding war for 'Microsoft's' fish....

UG is for Customers and is great for end users but,..........Partners need more.

Already booked my Hotel in to cancel (free cancellation) that now as it is apparently not the event to attend.

Can't wait for the feedback from partners 'not CIO's'.

Fargo......summertime....GP Community....Stampede????