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  • 1.  Local User Group Changes

    NAVUG ALL STAR
    Posted Mar 04, 2021 11:15 AM
    Hello All,

    Changes are coming! Below is an announcement that is rolling out and I wanted to share with you...

    Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to comment, share feedback and help guide the team at Dynamic Communities regarding the future of the user groups relative to the decision acceleration community. As a third-party partner to Microsoft, Dynamic Communities has been running Local User Groups serving the Microsoft business application community for over a decade.  It has been an honor to play this role, and we couldn't be prouder of the community we have built together with you. On behalf of all of our community members, thank you for all of your passion, commitment, expertise, and time!

    Over the past several months we have been working with Microsoft on what comes next for our local user group programs. The impact of Covid-19 and the rapid growth of new cloud customers with Dynamics 365 and Power Platform has forced us to take a closer look at our strategy for local user groups. Together with Microsoft, we decided that Microsoft is in the best position to support and grow an independent community of local user groups worldwide. Announced March 2, 2021 at the Ignite event, Microsoft is expanding its charter for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform to support an independent User Group community on the Microsoft community Web sites. Benefits for LUG leaders will include:

    • Attract new members through exposure within the products, on Microsoft community sites, and at Microsoft events.
    • Build the following and status you need to establish yourself as a community leader and drive your career.
    • Manage membership and events with easy-to-use tools and support from Microsoft product teams.
    • Enjoy leadership rewards and connection from Microsoft.

    We are thrilled that Microsoft will continue to partner with Dynamic Communities on the Community Summit North America event taking place the week of October 11th in 2021, and we will continue to support the amazing cloud-based solutions Microsoft is pioneering in the market through the Decision Acceleration Cloud website.

    As more information becomes available I will add to this Post. Your Chapter Leaders should be updating you so keep checking the Forum.
    Thanks,
    Steve



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    Steven Chinsky
    Manager
    Wipfli
    Mansfield MA
    NAVUG/BC Programming Committee Member
    NAVUG All-Star, Granite Award Recipient, MCP, DCMP
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