Social media at Microsoft Convergence 2013 from the official blogger viewpoint

Jon Rivers of Data Masons is doing a multi-part series “Convergence Climbs the Social Ladder” featuring the views of the official Microsoft-appointed Convergence bloggers.  I got a chance to participate this year as one of those bloggers, so thought I’d share Jon’s article with you, especially since he interviews me in this article! Make sure to check out the rest of the series, where he’s interviewed (so far) Microsoft MVPs Gus Gonzalez, Belinda Allen, and Joris de Gruyter.

2013convConvergence was huge for many reasons, one of which was the prominent emphasis on the social community.   Prior to the event, Microsoft tapped 11 bloggers to serve as the conference’s official bloggers and promoted the social community with its release of the Live Wall.  Once onsite we heard from Wayne Morris, Corp VP of Microsoft Business Solutions Marketing, about the integration of mobile and social capabilities within its go-forward strategy.  The Result… A measurable growth in the Microsoft Dynamics social community with a very impressive ranking for the Twitter hashtag #CONV13, climbing to one of the top 10 trending hashtags for the week (that’s global, that’s a huge success!)

On that success, featured Convergence 2013 Official Blogger: Kerry Rosvold, Microsoft Dynamics NAV user since 2004 and blogger for, shares her thoughts on the Dynamics social community:

follow the link to see the interview . . .

List of official bloggers announced for Microsoft’s Convergence 2013

blog convergence headshotJon Rivers of Data Masons just wrote this article about how Microsoft is showcasing the role of social media at Convergence 2013.

I’m happy to announce that I’m also one of the official bloggers on the list this year, and will be joining 11 other bloggers during the conference in keeping attendees in touch with the pulse of Convergence during the week.  Microsoft is providing all of the bloggers with Surfaces to keep us mobile, traveling light, and connected and is also providing a Social Media Command Center to give attendees a place to charge devices, sit, and observe or engage in social media activities.

Jon’s article lists all of the official bloggers, make sure to look it over and add these experts to your list of social media sources to watch during the week.

If you haven’t already, and especially if you’re not able to attend this year, subscribe to Dynamics NAV Financials through my email link, RSS Feed, or Facebook page; or for up to the minute updates, follow on twitter @krosvold!