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AXUG Summit 2016: User Enthusiasm in Sharing, Presenting Grows

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

Heather Williams Attendees will find much new at AXUG Summit 2016, says Microsoft Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG) Director of Programming Heather Williams.

Chief among those differences is a focus on new user-driven content, as well as an amplified Microsoft presence. In her role as programming director, Williams coordinates educational programs and leads strategic planning initiatives for the AXUG community. She also coordinates subject matter experts and volunteers to execute these strategic initiatives.

Williams talked to about the upcoming Summit event and why users learning from one another - the Summit mission - remains important.

MSDW: What makes AXUG Summit 2016 special?

There are two things that are different this year. The first is something special in that we have certainly gone back to our roots and really involved many more users and customers in the content. So what's really going to be special this year, more so than any other year, is you're going to see a ton of content that's either led or co-led by a user or customer. And that's great because the whole purpose of our community is to get those peer-to-peer interactions and learnings. That's one thing we're really proud of - how much of our content this year really has that user leadership.

The second thing is definitely the surprise of having Microsoft so involved in our Summit this year. We've always had Microsoft support from the support side, from R&D and from product marketing. But this year more than ever with their ...

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.