It’s amazing how many different countries are represented by the 16000+ attendees. I’m pretty sure I can ride almost any shuttle from my hotel and be surrounded by dozens of people speaking any numbers of languages.
The keynote from yesterday is summarized by Dwight Specht pretty well. I was really impressed by the large touch screen application as well. I could see the future where these screens are used in every office and classroom. The price needs to come down just a tad as they are $80,000 a pop.
I’m always lost going through the WPC expo as most of the booths are relating to everything other than the Dynamics product line. I also got lost literally in the expo looking for the US region area. A co-worker sent me in the wrong direction and I ended at the far end of the expo hall. After travelling through Germany, Brittan, France, Japan, I finally found the US region next to Canada. Not bad for a 30 minute walk.
There are tons of Microsoft people walking around. Talked with a MBS RMS partner representative. It sounds like the migration path from RMS after it goes away in the next couple of years is to a POS lighter version of AX. That will be a joy in 2015.
Had several Microsoft people try to tell us we need to move to technologies that are being released in the next couple of months. Not sure if I offended them or not when I mentioned we are going to wait until service pack 3 of any Microsoft release. I was mostly kidding but it was fun seeing the reaction.
Just saw a 10 GBS file be transferred in 10 seconds on Windows Server 2012. Pretty good performance.
Kirill Tartarinov shows off with Errol some of the Dynamics bells and whistles. I was sitting next to a whole group a people looking fairly cross eyed. I can just see the typical blank stare of the normal IT person that wants to stay away as far as possible for the scary financial system.
Wearing pink shirts today. That’s what happens when we leave T-shirt design and ordering up to the ladies in the office.