CRMUG UK Birmingham September Meeting

It’s not too late to register for the next Birmingham CRMUG UK meeting on 13th September 2017!

We have two great speakers lined up plus plenty of time to meet other people working with Dynamics 365 / CRM in the Midlands, plus there’s complimentary food and drinks! What’s not to like?

Our first speaker is Sophie Loor, who works at the Legal Ombudsman in Birmingham. Sophie has been working with CRM for many years and is kindly sharing her experience of what works when trying to get users to adopt a new system (or keep using an existing one!)

Our second speaker is none other than the chair of CRMUG UK, Sarah Critchley.  Sarah, a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics business solutions, will run through some of the key features of the upcoming 9.0 release for Dynamics 365 (previously known as the ‘July’ release.)  This update introduces some important changes and new functionality and Sarah is hoping to get the go-ahead from Microsoft to show us some of it live – we can’t wait!

Registration

This meeting is free to attend and is open to anyone who uses Dynamics 365 or Dynamics CRM.

Registration is still open for this meeting – visit the event page at CRMUG.com, or if you prefer, register on meetup.com

Location

Once again, the great people at Birmingham Chamber of Commerce are hosting us.  They are located at:

Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
75 Harborne Road
Birmingham
B15 3DH

There is ample car parking on site, or the Chamber of Commerce is only a short walk (weather permitting) from the city centre, bus and train stations.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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CRMUG UK Meeting July 13th in London

We have a meeting scheduled for Thursday 13th July in London, at Microsoft’s offices in Paddington. This page will serve as a placeholder for all links to the event registration, updated agendas, related social events etc.

URL for this page will be easy to remember as CRMUG.UK/20170713 (simply this site/event date as yyyymmdd), and we will use this format so that each event has a placeholder page you can easily find.

Registration

Registration is open for this meeting, just visit the event page  at CRMUG.com, which also has the details of the planned agenda.

Save the date!

If you are not ready to register you can add the event to your calendar now in order to make sure you are reminded nearer the time to come back to this page (the calendar entry has a link back to this page):

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Agenda

Agenda is on the registration page linked above – follow @CRMUGUK on twitter for updates in case of last minute changes. Plan at the moment is for a 9:30 start and 4:45 finish to avoid the worst of the London rush hour at either end of the day.

Call for speakers

Do you have an interesting story to tell about how you use CRM in innovative ways?

Could you share your technical experience with your peers?

Have you found some useful tips and tricks you could show other users?

Then please get in touch via CRMUG-at-meteorit.co.uk

We need speakers for a whole range of topics such as:

  • project and change management best practices
  • user adoption ideas
  • tips and tricks for users of all levels
  • customising CRM using out-of-the-box tools
  • extending CRM and developing plugins
  • managing upgrades, migrations
  • data quality, import and export, de-duplication and integration approaches
  • charting and data visualisation
  • using CRM + other Office 365 applications – SharePoint, Exchange, Excel, Power BI etc.
  • performance tuning and troubleshooting

If you have some great ideas or stories to share, please let us know! We will give you loads of support to help you plan and deliver an excellent presentation to benefit our CRM user Group community.

Location

This meeting will be at Microsoft’s Paddington offices

2 Kingdom Street
Paddington
London, W2 6BD

CRMUG UK Birmingham March Meeting

Save the date for the next meeting of CRMUG UK in Birmingham scheduled for Wednesday 29th March 2017 at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.

This page serves as a placeholder for all links to the event registration, updated agendas, related social events etc.

URL for this page will be easy to remember as CRMUG.UK/20170329 (simply this site/event date as yyyymmdd), and we will use this format so that each event has a placeholder page you can easily find. Please use this link to share news about this event on social media!

Registration

Registration is already open for this meeting – visit the event page  at CRMUG.com. The agenda is being figured out and will be published as soon as possible.

If you are not ready to register you can add the event to your calendar now in order to make sure you are reminded nearer the time to come back to this page (the calendar entry has a link back to this page):

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Agenda

Agenda will be worked out over the next few weeks and finalised early in the new year – follow @CRMUGUK on twitter for updates. The agenda will not be posted on the blog here, but at the registration page linked above.

Location

Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

75 Harborne Road

Birmingham

B15 3DH

There is ample car parking on site, or the Chamber of Commerce is only a short walk (weather permitting) from the city centre, bus and train stations.

CRMUG UK Birmingham First Meeting

Big news!

Save the date for our first meeting in the Midlands scheduled for Wednesday 1st February 2017 at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.

This page serves as a placeholder for all links to the event registration, updated agendas, related social events etc.

URL for this page will be easy to remember as CRMUG.UK/20170201 (simply this site/event date as yyyymmdd), and we will use this format so that each event has a placeholder page you can easily find.

Registration

Registration is now open for this meeting – visit the event page  at CRMUG.com. Details of the items planned for the agenda are on that page too.

If you are not ready to register you can add the event to your calendar now in order to make sure you are reminded nearer the time to come back to this page (the calendar entry has a link back to this page):

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CRMUG UK Meeting February 7th in Reading

Save the date!

We have a meeting scheduled for Tuesday February 7th, in Reading (not in London due to availability of rooms).

This page will serve as a placeholder for all links to the event registration, updated agendas, related social events etc.

URL for this page will be easy to remember as CRMUG.UK/20170207 (simply this site/event date as yyyymmdd), and we will use this format so that each event has a placeholder page you can easily find.

Registration

Registration is now CLOSED for this meeting – visit the event page  at CRMUG.com, which also has the details of the planned agenda.

If you are not ready to register you can add the event to your calendar now in order to make sure you are reminded nearer the time to come back to this page (the calendar entry has a link back to this page):

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CRMUG UK November 2016 Agenda

The next UK CRM User Group is in Reading on Wednesday 23rd November. We have some great educational, informative and entertaining sessions for you from peers and industry experts.

Who can attend?

This meeting is free to attend for all CRMUG members and subscribers, thanks to Microsoft’s continued support of the events, providing venues and refreshments for us. You can sign up for a Basic membership of CRMUG at no cost. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience what the CRMUG has to offer you and other Dynamics CRM users!

Registration

Registration for this event is now closed.

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Agenda

Feel free to arrive at any time from about 8:30 to enjoy coffee and breakfast pastries and get a bit of extra networking time before we start the day. Maybe reach out in advance to people you have met at previous events, and arrange to meet and catch up on what you are doing with your CRM projects at the moment over a hot drink.

The agenda below is draft and we will add more detail in due course. All sessions are of course subject to change, so don’t forget to follow @CRMUGUK on twitter for updates.

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CRMUG Summit EMEA 2017

Our inaugural CRMUG Congress in Stuttgart in May was a great success, so we’re planning another one for next year.

The name will change slightly to reflect the fact that this will be more like the main annual “Summit” event, so our first CRMUG Summit EMEA will take place at the RAI in Amsterdam on April 4th-6th 2017.

We will have more than 50 breakout sessions for educational content, member showcases, Microsoft influencer discussions and partner presentations across the three days. We are hoping for around 200 CRMUG attendees – people just like you who use, customise, build and develop their CRM systems. We will also be running the AXUG and NAVUG Summit events in parallel, and there is likely to be some content which is relevant across all these products, including topics such as Power BI, change management, and data governance.

There will be lots more news and information to share once planning is underway, but the first thing we need to do is to gather your suggestions for the session content which is the heart of an event like this.

Call for content

We need your help!

Our Summit events are a fantastic example of everything Dynamics Communities stands for – “by users, for users”. This means we want to provide the content you really want to hear, for every job role relating to CRM from everyday sales and service users to senior decision makers, from power users to administrators and developers. Our members also tell us that they always learn loads from each other’s experiences as well, so sharing your own story as a CRM customer is a great way to help others along their own roads to CRM success.

The website for the Summit EMEA event has a section for Session Proposals where you can suggest a session topic. This might be a subject you would like to hear more about, or perhaps an area you know really well that you would be able to share with other members. It could be something that helps people just starting out with their system, or something deeply technical, or simply a showcase of your own CRM journey. All submissions will be considered by the Summit planning committee (made up of chapter leaders and others from several European countries) so that we can come up with a final agenda for the whole event.

Please help us shape the best possible event for all our members by proposing sessions as soon as possible!

Supersize Me!

This year’s Congress event saw 80 attendees with a choice of about 3 different breakouts at any one time, for a total of 18 content sessions across 2 days.

Next year we are aiming for 200 people choosing between 6 topics per time slot, for around 50-60 sessions across 3 days.

The extra rooms we have available to run in parallel mean a greater choice of content, and we can offer a wider range of topics, including things that might be more specific to a particular vertical industry sector, or organisation size, or a very technical audience. With enough people, even if only 5% choose a particular session, that’s ten like-minded people in the same room sharing and learning from one another. The extra time spent in three days means more content, as well as more networking time to get to know your peers better, meet new people, find out about more of our partner sponsors and their solutions.

This will definitely be one of the best opportunities in Europe for learning about Dynamics products and networking with your peers. Save the date now, and follow our twitter account @CRMUGUK for updates.