It’s that time again, the time to trek to Fargo and be immersed in all things Microsoft Dynamics GP!  The last technical conference was a blast and this proves to be no different.

The content this time around is, of course, Microsoft Dynamics GP2013 and all of it’s new features including a ton of content around the new web client.  Stayed tuned this week for bits of news as I have time to blog.  Check out twitter if you want live action tweeting from myself and others – hashtags most commonly used are #airlift12 and #GP2013.

Getting Here

My travel started on Monday, leaving home around noon for a 3pm flight.  I live about an hour outside of Toronto and I planned on having lunch before heading to check-in.  The trip was not as uneventful as I had hoped!  Within eyesight of the airport, on the lovely Highway 427, someone managed in the middle of a perfectly clear dry day to do a complete 360 degree spin in their Mazda 3 about 20 yards in front of me.  Fortunately I was in the curb lane and had lots of shoulder to pull over and make sure I avoided it all.  Scary… fortunately the driver managed to “only” graze another car and neither appeared to have major damage.  Unbelievable.

The rest of my trip WAS uneventful, with a flight from Toronto to Minneapolis and then another flight from Minneapolis to Fargo.  I ran into Mariano Gomez on the flight and we got a brief chance to catch up a little while we waited for shuttle vans outside of the Fargo airport.

Pre-Conference Jump Start Training

There was a day of training for partners the day before the conference began.  The agenda was purely technical – how to install the web client and getting an understanding of the stack that supports it.  It was a great day of information, even though it was quite overwhelming just with the volume of new info.  They called it the “firehose” effect – and that’s pretty accurate!

There is a lot of info to pass along and you will find other bloggers also covering the details. Later this week I hope to get more blogs posted with the specifics – right now it’s all a big blur! 🙂

Until next post…