Innovia Newsletter, July 2016


For a week every y ear , I get to attend Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference.  This y ear was the first time I ever recall the event being sold out.  Typically, over 15,000 partners attend the conference to learn about the accomplishments of other partners and Microsoft during th e past year and about what the future holds for us as partners .  As a Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner, this year 's event provided us with more exciting news than ever before, which I believe played a role in the event being sold out.  Microsoft announced Dynamics 365, AppSource, Flow , and PowerApps.  All of these products will change the way we do business and how you, our customers , will do business with us in the future.  In this month's newsletter, I wil l dive deeper in to what Dynamics 365 is . In the coming issues, we will  explore details about AppSource, Flow, and PowerApps.  It i s a really exciting time to be a Microsoft Partner, and we believe that there has never been a better time to be a Microsoft customer.   

Ben Bolte, Flat Out DMS Product Manager
Innovia Consulting

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Recent Blog Posts

Each year I get the opportunity to attend Microsoft's Annual Worldwide Partner Conference.  This conference not only gives us an opportunity to see the vision and direction of Microsoft, but a chance to sit down with key members of the Microsoft team.  We get a chance to talk one-on-one to learn more about what the changes mean to us as a partner, and more importantly, how it affects our customers.  Read More

Innovia Consulting has been named to the Bob Scott's Insights Top 100 VARs for 2016. The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software.  Read More

Our NAVUG community has a significant investment in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and collectively, our companies have been using the solution for a number of years. You may be at a point of wondering what you can do to breathe some new life into your system. This article aims to help.   Read More

Reinventing Business Processes
By Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft

Today is the first day of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. More than 13,000 partners from 144 countries will gather to learn and dream about how they can grow their own business with Microsoft. That opportunity is substantial.  Read More

 Bob Beaird, Customer Engagement Specialist

We are pleased to announce Bob Beaird as the newest member of the Innovia family.  Bob will be working with the customer engagement team managing client accounts. 
Bob has a background of over 30 years of IT leadership experience ranging from computer programming to CIO. Bob formerly worked at Holly Hunt as Vice President of Supply Chain and IT.  More recently Bob has been a project manager. 
Bob lives in Chicago with his wife Rikki.  
Shiny New Gadget of the Month

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Quick Quiz
This Month's Question
According to Satya Nadella, what will Microsoft Dynamics 365 be capable of?

a. Helps organizations move from monolithic application suites to purpose-built, SaaS applications with intelligence built in.

b. Integrates Microsoft Office 365.

c. Introduces a disruptive and customer centric business model to build what you want and buy just the capabilities you need, while ensuring all roles have access to all the data they need to be successful in their jobs.

d. All of the above

Submit your answer to . A winner will be drawn from the correct responses to win the Shiny New Gadget.
Last Month's Answer
What is the date of the 2016 NAVUG Summit in Tampa, FL?

a. August 11-14 
b. September 11-14 
c. October 11-14 
d. November 11-14 

Answer: c. October 11-14 

Congratulations go to Debbie Kipler, Mokon Division, who won the Bluetooth Smart Badge.