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Content Sneak Peek: What to Expect at DSLUG Conference 2019

  • 1.  Content Sneak Peek: What to Expect at DSLUG Conference 2019

    Posted Jan 14, 2019 12:18 PM

    Take the next step and register for DSLUG Conference and save $200 on your conference pass if you register before January 21st. Don't wait too long as the price of registration will continue to go up as the conference gets closer.

    It's fun to attend networking events and walk through the expo hall during a conference, however, one of the main reasons for attending is to learn and gain tools that you can use down the road. Deciding to attend a conference can be a huge investment or loss for your company depending on the quality of the event. If you are a Microsoft Dynamics SL user, partner, or solution provider, Dynamics SL User Group (DSLUG) Conference, has something for you and you are guaranteed to walk away having learned something valuable.

    DSLUG Conference is being held in Anaheim, California, April 15 – 18, 2019 and is the premier event for Dynamics SL users. DSLUG Conference is the only conference with sessions and content created by Dynamics SL users that volunteer their time and expertise to ensure you get the most out of the conference.

    One thing that makes DSLUG Conference unique are the session tracks. The Programming Committee carefully selects sessions and categorizes them into tracks by topic and job role. Each track offers sessions in all skill levels, whether you are just starting out or an experienced Dynamics SL user. Most importantly, you can attend sessions in one track or jump between tracks for a truly customized conference experience.

    We wanted to provide you with a list of all session tracks available and highlight a few sessions you can expect from each track. Read through them all or find your area of interest below.


    In the accounting/finance track, sessions range from the basics on how to use the system, to understanding the flow of transactions through Dynamics SL. If you are in accounting, finance, or management you will want to look at the sessions offered in this track. A few of our favorite sessions being offered this year are:

    • Accounts Payable Management Best Practices
    • GL, AP, AR Closing Practices – Month End & Year End
    • Financial Statement Bootcamp Using Management Reporter

    BI & Reporting

    The BI & Reporting track is geared toward Dynamics SL users interested in learning tips and tricks to run reports more efficiently or learn the basics. Whether you are a beginner, technical, or advanced analyst BI & Reporting sessions will be a great place to start. Here are a couple of sessions you won't want to miss:

    • Can You Feel the (Excel) Love Tonight? – Advanced Excel Reporting
    • Be Our Guest – Intro to Dynamics SL Reporting
    • Hakuna Matata – Power BI in Depth for Accountants and Others


    As a developer, you probably spend most of your time working individually and may be the only person in your organization in a development role. The Developer track at DSLUG Conference is a chance for you to brainstorm and learn with other Dynamics SL developers that face the same challenges. This track focuses on custom extensibility and code required modifications made to Dynamics SL for beginners and experienced coders.

    Distribution & Service

    If you use the Microsoft Dynamics SL Distribution or Field Service modules, then this track is for you. Our Presenters will teach you the ins and outs of Inventory, Order Management and the Service series.


    The General track has something for everyone, whether you are a user, partner, consultant, or solution provider. This track includes all general sessions including the opening session on Tuesday, April 16th that will cover what's coming next with Dynamics SL.


    The IT/Technical track is perfect for someone in a more technical role, such as, Database Administrator, IT Support, Quality Assurance, and more. Sessions in this track will cover tips and tricks for improving your business through your Dynamics SL installation. Here are a few sessions you won't want to miss:

    • Web Apps Installation & Environment
    • Power Apps & Flow 101
    • Best Practices for VM Configurations for Dynamics SL


    This track is for designed for Dynamics SL Project and Payroll users of all skill levels and includes a mix of sessions for those modules. This track is perfect for anyone that deals with accounting, human resources, payroll, or project management. We've complied a short list of sessions to check out, to gain a better understand of what to expect in this track.

    • Configuring Time and Expense for Projects
    • Best Practices for Managing a Payroll Department
    • Flexible Billings – Diving Deeper
    • Intro to Project/Payroll


    The SQL track is geared toward professionals that are responsible for maintaining your company's Dynamics SL and SQL Server environment. In this track you will learn how others are leveraging the features and functionalities of SQL Server to enhance and extend their Dynamics SL. This track is perfect for Database Administrators, Security Administrators, Developers, IT, and more. Here are a few sessions that you can look forward to:

    • SQL 101 up to 401 (from beginner to expert)
    • SQL Toolbox: Sharing SQL Code
    • DBA Roundtable

    DSLUG Conference 2019 truly has something for everyone no matter your role or skill level. If you are looking for a way to advance your knowledge of Dynamics SL and network with other professionals that share similar challenges, DSLUG is the place for you.

    Daisey Eck
    Program Manager
    Dynamic Communities
    Fargo ND