Innovia Newsletter, January 2016

It appears most of us are right in the middle of winter now, whether that is bitterly cold temps or literally several feet of snow, or (even worse) both!  Being in the middle also means some of us will be thinking warm, spring thoughts!  This also means that we are only couple of months away from one of Microsoft's biggest conferences, Envision 2016 (formerly Convergence) in New Orleans.  This event has a new and exciting focus.  The goal is to provide business leaders who depend on Microsoft products a broad vision of what these tools can mean in terms of productivity for their firms.  It promises to be a high energy event with a high level of interaction on strategic business topics.  Make your plans now, hotels fill up fast!
If some of your team want events with a deeper Dynamics NAV focus, not to worry, we have a few suggestions.  NAVUG Summit will be in Tampa Bay this fall, NAVUG Focus will be in Chicago this summer, and, back by popular demand, we will be hosting our annual Innovia Customer Conference in Wisconsin Dells on May 11th and 12th - we have over 10 ISV's doing breakout sessions as well as Microsoft's own Errol Schoenfish giving the keynote.  Now is the time to be planning your upcoming events and training - we send staff to all of these events to help ensure you get the most from your time and we hope to see you there!

Mark Christie, CEO
Innovia Consulting

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Recent Blog Posts:

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Shiny New Gadget of the Month

Plug this Star Wars Darth Vader USB Car Charger into your 12V vehicle power socket (cigarette lighter) to tap into the power of the Dark Side. Specifically, you'll get 2.1 Amps flowing into your phone, tablet, or anything that charges via USB. Note: Using the power of the Dark Side will not necessarily make your device evil, but you probably want to keep a wary eye on it.

Learn More about it here
Quick Quiz
This Months Question
Which of the following is one of the 3 top criteria for successful Microsoft Dynamics NAV apps?

a. Intuitive User Interface
b. Visually Dynamic Graphics
c. Futuristic Sound Effects
d. None of the above

Submit your answer to [email protected] A winner will be drawn from the correct responses to win a Shiny New Gadget.

Last Months Answer
What does it take to be a savvy seller in 2016?

a. Get social
b. Get the app
c. Get better at checkout
d. Get real about risk
e. All of the above

Answer: e. All of the above

Congratulations go to: Debbie Kipler, Mokon Division, who won the Pit & Pendulum.