The Microsoft Dynamics GP Users Group (GPUG) Upper Midwest Chapter Meeting will be held March 24-25 on the Microsoft campus in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s a chance to get in some valuable Microsoft Dynamics GP learning, network with your peers, and have some fun along the way. And it’s also a chance to see the town where Microsoft Dynamics GP was born.
Not everyone knows it, but Fargo is the “Little Tech Hub on the Prairie.” But not so little as you might imagine, as it is full of startup ventures, it is home to Microsoft’s 3rd largest campus in North America, and the city has 30,000 college students to fuel the machine. And Fargo, of course, is where Doug Burgum first built Great Plains Software. Microsoft purchased the company in 2001 for over one billion dollars, and now we call it Microsoft Dynamics GP. The Microsoft campus in Fargo has grown over the years, and now represents four buildings and 1500 employees.
The GPUG event in Fargo will feature two days of great content, including sessions and “deep dives” presented by experts, expert panels, and GPUG partners. Tours of the Microsoft campus will be offered, and attendees will receive a voucher to use at the on-site Microsoft store for purchasing Microsoft products at the employee rate. The event is free for all users of Microsoft Dynamics GP, and includes a happy hour and dinner on Thursday night, and breakfast and lunch on Friday.
You can get more information, or see the full agenda of activities, at the GPUG website.