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At Convergence 2012, Microsoft Dynamics GP Leads the Fight Against Alien Infiltration

by Jason Gumpert

Let's say you're a life form from another part of the galaxy and you're looking to enslave the people of Earth.  What's your first strategic concern?   If you said "accounting software," then you will want to check out Microsoft Convergence 2012: A Space Odyssey, the newest short story from the Microsoft Dynamics community's most prolific fiction writer, Mark Polino.

Unlike last year's Space Alien's Guide, which was more of a brochure than a story, Convergence 2012 is a full-blown sci-fi tale of aliens, conquest, and, yes, accounting software.  The premise, as Polino describes it:

An alien recon ship has arrived to set the stage for the conquest of Earth. They want Earth for its resources, slave labor and advanced accounting knowledge. As part of the recon they send a spy to infiltrate Microsoft's Convergence 2012 conference. At the conference the alien spy discovers the full reach of Microsoft Dynamics GP and the power of community. Will it be enough to save Earth?

The new story is available for free as a PDF, and it is also available for the Kindle, iBook, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and more via Smashwords.

In true Polino style, Convergence 2012, makes an effort to touch on - and have fun with - a wide array of the typical Convergence players.  From the host Houstonians to the array of badge decorations to GPUG to his own sessions, there are plenty of jokes and jabs to go around.

Weaved throughout the piece's ...

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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