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Session Tracks

AXUG Summit Phoenix’s 180+ sessions are categorized into learning tracks centered on job role, industry, skill level and product version. Attend sessions in one track or jump between tracks for a truly customized conference experience.

Explore track descriptions and recommended job roles to see what is waiting for you at Summit Phoenix around Dynamics 365 for Unified Operations and Dynamics AX.

         
            

Beginner

Version: D365FO

            

This perennially popular track focuses on core AX processes and master records. We'll provide basic tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the core AX functionality to help make your day-to-day work life with AX more efficient. Topics may also address functional comparisons between AX 2012 to D365.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Line of Business Manager
  • End users
  • Power users
        
            

BI & Reporting

Version: AX 2009 & beyond

            

Make your D365FO and AX data work for you! Reporting and analytics is important to everyone in your organization. We've developed a set of BI & Reporting sessions focusing on all reporting elements of Dynamics 365FO & AX, ranging from out of the box functionality, to the latest and greatest options available with Power BI. This track will feature topics to help you view, dissect, & understand your AX and D365FO data. We'll also include sessions featuring AX-specific Power BI case studies and integration how-to's for both AX 2012 and D365FO.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Analyst
  • CFO/Controller
  • CIO/VP/Director of IT
  • Developer/DBA
  • IT Professional
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Owner/Executive
  • Planner
  • Production Manager
  • Sales and Marketing
  • System Administrator
  • Warehouse Manager
        
 
            

Deployment and Implementation

Version: D365FO (Upgrades for 2009/AX 2012)

            

This track focuses on both on-premise and cloud implementations and deployments; as well as upgrades from 2009 and 2012 to D365FO. Other topics include sessions on using lifecycle services, integrating ISV solutions as part of the implementation process, all aspects of data migration and management, and licensing and configuration.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Director of IT
  • IT Professional
  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Developer
  • DBA
  • Security Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Solution Architect
        
        
            

Developer

Version: D365FO

Developers of both AX 2012 and D365 For Operations will find great content in this track focusing on customizing, creating integrations, and development in general. We'll provide content regarding mobile applications, using data entities, extensions/overlaying, and custom fields. Additional sessions will focus on using Flow, PowerApps, , X++, and Visual Studio tools. Finally, we will include sessions on new options for creating CRM Integrations with D365FO.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Developer
  • Development Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Analysts
  • Director of IT
  • DBA
  • IT Professional
  • Security Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Solution Architect
        
            

System-wide Functionality

Version: AX 2009 and beyond

This track focuses on the pieces of AX and D365 for Operations functionality that span the enterprise and aren't directly part of a specific functional area. Session topics will include:
Workflow, Organization hierarchy, Document management, Project accounting, Personalization and Operational views, Legal entities, Electronic reporting, Expense management

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Finance
  • Line of Business Manager
  • IT Professional
  • Power User
  • End User
        
            

Finance

Version: AX 2009 and beyond

            

The Finance track is comprised of all things finance to help you drive improved finance and accounting decisions and to make effective use of your D365 or AX system. Areas of functionality in this track include:
AR/AP, Cost accounting, Expenses, Budgeting, Finance-specific reporting, Fixed assets, Compliance/Audit

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Finance Professional
  • Budget Manager
  • AR/AP clerk
  • Budget Analyst
        
            

Industry-Focused

Version: AX 2009 and beyond

            

Every industry has specific needs for its AX or D365FO system. We've assembled this track to provide answers to some of the most common issues and processes in Retail, Life Sciences, Public Sector, Food and Beverage, Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), and Human Resources and Talent. Customer case studies will be a big part of this offering, where other D365/AX users will share their implementation or solution.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • CIO/VP/Director of IT
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Line of Business Manager
  • DBA
  • IT Professional
        
            

Leadership and Professional Development

            

This track focuses on helping you sharpen your professional development skills, by deepening levels of self-awareness and helping build professional competencies. Sessions address all roles, whether you are an independent worker or team manager. We'll discuss solving complex issues, meeting evolving objectives and making strategic decisions to seize opportunities and drive growth.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • CIO/VP/Director of IT
  • Line of Business Manager
  • Executive Management
  • Project Manager
  • IT
  • Developer
  • Power User
  • End User
        
            

Manufacturing

Version: AX 2009 and beyond

            

This track is primarily for users of Microsoft Dynamics 365FO & AX that are Make-to-Stock, Make-to-Order, and/or Custom Manufacturers of discrete product goods. If you are driving the planning, scheduling, or production processes at your organization, we've assembled a mix of sessions for those getting started with manufacturing in Dynamics 365FO & AX as well as for more experienced users looking for more efficient processes and best practices. Topics include:
Production, BOMs, Product Configurator, Lean Manufacturing, Discrete Manufacturing, Costing, Sheets, Process Manufacturing

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Planner
  • Production Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • System Administrator
        
            

Program and Project Management

Version: AX 2009 and beyond

            

This track will equip program and project managers with knowledge, skills, tools and methodologies for managing cloud and on-premise implementations. Subjects of interest also include:
Getting Buy-in from your Organization for a move to D365, Documenting Business Processes, Performing a Gap analysis, Performing a customization analysis, Risk analysis and cut-over

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Project Manager
  • Solution Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • DBA
  • IT Professional
  • Line of Business Manager
        
            

Microsoft Roadmap and Feedback

Version: D365FO

          

Microsoft will offer educational sessions on new functionality and direction for the D365FO product. Other sessions will be feedback-oriented, where the Microsoft Product Team is looking for real-time input from both AX and D365 users and partners on new offerings and versions currently in the channel. Advocacy with Microsoft is a key pillar of D365UG/AXUG, and helps shape the future of Microsoft Dynamics 365. Be a part of it!

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • CIO/VP/Director of IT
  • IT Professional
  • Business Analyst
  • Executive Management
  • System Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • IT
  • Developer
  • AX Power User
        
            

Supply Chain and Operations

Version: AX 2009 and beyond

        

Accurate and efficient supply chain management is the lifeblood of your company and it needs to be efficient. If you're involved in fulfilling orders, shipping, vendor management, logistics, or running a warehouse join us for an mix of educational topics, best practice case studies, and engaging discussions focused on streamlining your Supply Chain. Functionality in this track includes:

    Procurement and Sourcing Purchasing Inventory MRP WMS, TMS Demand Forecasting Vendor Collaboration

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Planner
  • Production Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • System Administrator
  • Warehouse/Transportation Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • AP Clerk
  • Purchasing Agent
        
            

System Administrator

Version: AX 2012 and D356FO

        

Education on using Azure is a big ask in the community, so this track focuses on aspects of Azure functionality, beginner to advanced. Other topics in this track include:
Managing users, security roles and hierarchies; Optimization; Advisor functionality in D365FO; Management of mobile applications; System Performance; Security; GDPR; Batch Processing

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Director of IT
  • IT Professional
  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Developer/DBA
  • Security Administrator
  • System Administrator

        

      

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