I guess we should have seen it coming, but I didn’t. I know there were some significant changes to Convergence last year that minimized the involvement of Dynamics, but I didn’t expect to have the show canceled this year and replaced with Envision, a conference geared for less than 5% of the previous Convergence population.
I’m not sure why Microsoft wants to be exclusive to the enterprise space. Last time I checked, the vast majority of businesses out there are in the SMB (small- to medium-business) space. And it takes an SMB to grow into an Enterprise company, they don’t just happen overnight. I can’t think of an SMB company that couldn’t use CRM, SharePoint, Office 365, or many other wonderful tools that Microsoft makes.
And what about the millennials? The hip, cool, up-and-coming business leaders that will soon be driving our economy? Why is Microsoft excluding them, and instead going for the stuffed-shirt, age 50+ executive who runs a mega-company? I don’t know about you, but I’d rather focus on 100% of the marketplace versus 5% or less. But hey, it’s not my decision.
So what do we do now? Fortunately, there are Dynamic Communities Summits, hosted in the fall. This year, you’ll see us again at
Most of all, you’ll be welcome.