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AXUG Summit Preview: More Dynamics AX User Sessions, Clarity on Dynamics 365

by Dann Anthony Maurno
Assistant Editor, MSDW

Grant Wilson is an idea man, and in his new role as chair of the Microsoft Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG) he has helped plan what he believes is a very different AXUG Summit in 2016.

Wilson is the ERP Solutions Architect with Microsemi Corporation, a multinational provider of semiconductor and system solutions. He has been with Microsemi since 2014, but managed Dynamics AX systems or implementations for such companies as Vista Outdoors, Tenzing Technologies and Décor-Rest Furniture, among others. He has also served on the AXUG Summit planning committee for 10 years.

Wilson described to MSDynamicsWorld what AXUG Summit attendees can expect in 2016.

MSDW: Is the chairmanship an elected position?

Wilson: It is an elected position and it was a position that was open for a number of years. Last year there were more than a few people who thought that some things could have been better about Summit. So I brought these up to the board and came up with improvement suggestions, and everyone said "Seeing how you thought so much about this, we're going to elect you to the currently unelected chairman position."

We've been able to get a lot of things done, which I hope are great changes. And the membership numbers have actually shown that what we're doing is going in the right direction. [We have surpassed] the forecasts for renewal rates and new members.

Can you give us a quick idea of what those improvements are?

The big thing was getting back to the idea that the user group was to be about users. What has happened over ...

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About Dann Anthony Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).