Special Report: Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 conference coverage

Special Report: Microsoft Convergence 2013

The latest news and analysis from Microsoft's annual Dynamics conference, March 18-21, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

The premier networking event for the Microsoft Dynamics community, Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 is the place for Dynamics CRM users to come together and find ways to extend the value of Dynamics CRM throughout their organizations. Attendees will see demonstrations of new and upcoming products and get a chance to talk to one another about CRM best practices -- and SearchCRM is there to bring you the latest coverage.

Microsoft executives are tight lipped in public about what they'll unveil at the four-day conference, starting March 18. But customers and industry pundits expect them to highlight plans for Marketing Pilot, a marketing and advertising technology company that Microsoft bought last year. Microsoft has yet to explain how Marketing Pilot fits into the company scheme, but analysts expect it to be integrated with the Dynamics CRM platform.

Industry insiders report that Bob Stutz, vice president of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM product line, is expected to detail his plans for future of Dynamics CRM. Those plans may include evolving the platform into a series of specialized and ready-to-use products, as opposed to a product that partners have to configure, customize or bolster with add-on solutions to meet customers' needs.

The four-day event, to be held in New Orleans, will also feature ample product release news from company officials, workshop sessions for users and keynote speeches delivered by Kirill Tatarinov, president of the Microsoft Business Solutions Division, and Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General.

Albert McKeon, site editor of SearchCRM.com, will be at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 following all the buzz, so visit this page daily for all the latest.

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Albert McKeon

The news and site editor for TechTarget's SearchCRM.com, Albert McKeon had previously worked as a newspaper reporter for more than 14 years.

At The Telegraph in Nashua, N.H., he covered a wide variety of topics as a general assignment reporter and won several awards, including Journalist of the Year, daily newspapers, from New England Press Association (now NENPA), in 2003.

Albert also worked for The Boston Herald, The Union Leader and Milford Cabinet.