D365 FO & AX Summit Australia : 19 - 21 August 2020

Join your Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations and Dynamics AX community in Australia to learn, network & engage.

Summit Australia for Microsoft Business Applications provides Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations and Dynamics AX users and partners the opportunity to leave behind the world of virtual chat and learn face-to-face with peers and experts.

Attendees will benefit from:

  • Easily finding peers who know their way around the D365 FO & AX products and can help you figure out which tools to use and where to start.
  • Digging in to discover solutions alongside a network of professionals across the D365 FO & AX ecosystem who know the ins and outs of product capabilities.
  • Subject Matter Experts to answer the tough questions about customization, adapting out-of-the-box product capabilities to user needs, and the best routes to the best solutions.
Connect with those who know and use the product like you do. You’re all experts in your own ways, so now’s the time to share insights on best practices, and finally put faces to the expert names in the User Group community.
Summit Australia

Who should attend:

Functional and Technical, including:

  • Finance
  • IT Manager
  • Administrator
  • Analyst
  • Project Manager

“Coming to Summit is very worthwhile because if you find one answer to one problem, you've recovered your investment. You can come to this conference and find a solution or learn about something that you didn't know before. That's value to you and your company.”
- Connie Thompson, IT Manager, Past Summit attendee

Hot Topics

Upgrading and Migrating to the Cloud

Real-life Case Studies of Implementing D365

Data Management and Power Platform Integration with D365 Applications

Speaker Preview

Lisa Crosbie AX D365 speaker Community Summit Australia 2020

Lisa Crosbie
Pre-Sales Manager, Barhead

Stefano Tempesta speakerCommunity Summit Australia 2020

Stefano Tempesta, MVP
Regional Director AI & Business Applications, Microsoft

Andrew Ly speaker Community Summit Australia 2020

Andrew Ly, MVP
GTM Pre-Sales Solutions Architect, KPMG Australia

Joe Gramann speaker Community Summit Australia 2020

Joe Gramann
Director IT Solution Architecture, Britax Group Ltd.

Munib Ahmed speaker Community Summit Australia 2020

Munib Ahmed, MVP
Senior Technical Lead, DVC


Learning Tracks

Explore D365 FO & AX track descriptions and recommended job roles to see what is waiting for you at Summit Australia for Microsoft Business Applications.

  • Developer - 

    Both new and experienced developers will discover how to leverage tool and management capabilities in DevOps practices, including Azure. Additional topics include: customizing, creating integrations, and F&O extension development; mobile applications, using data entities, and custom fields; and developer setup and scripting for automated releases of D365FO.

    Recommended job roles: Developers, System Administrators, Program and Project Managers, Business Analysts, Solution Architects

  • System Administration/IT - 

    Understanding Microsoft’s continuous update model continues to be paramount in the minds of users and partners. Sessions will cover topics such as: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), including continuous delivery, a critical component to any ongoing system management; all aspects of Azure functionality, beginner to advanced; managing users, Optimization Advisor functionality, management of mobile applications, system performance, security, GDPR, and batch processing.

    Recommended job roles: Director of IT, IT Professional, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Developer/DBA, Security Administrator, System Administrator

  • End User/Functional - 

    This track will demonstrate functionality and empower new and experienced attendees to be better day-to-day users of the product. Sessions will discuss setup, tips and tricks, and integration between functional areas of the product and real-world customer case studies of implementations using different functionalities in finance, supply chain, manufacturing, human resources, and commerce.

    Recommended job roles: Line of Business Users and Managers, Project and Program Managers, Supply Chain/Logistics Managers, Human Resources/Payroll staff, Finance Professionals, Manufacturing Engineers, Master Planner, Production Manager, Business Analyst

  • Data Management - 

    This track includes sessions on all elements in the process of planning, implementing, developing and maintaining data-driven integrations and data management in Dynamics AX 2012 and D365FO. Topics include integration of ISV solutions as part of the implementation process, how to build integrations between D365FO and the Power Platform; data integrations between D365 Finance and D365 Human Resources as well as D365 Sales, such as Prospect to Cash, and data migration during an upgrade.

    Recommended job roles: Business Analyst, Solution Architect, Developer, BI Specialist/DBA, Program and Project Manager, Directors of IT

  • Power Platform Integrations - 

    The need for understanding and seeing real-world integrations of D365FO and the Power Platform has never been greater. This track provides a deeper look at the key integration scenarios (including importing and exporting data) between Dynamics 365 and the overall Power Platform, which contains the power of Common Data Service (CDS 2.0), Microsoft Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI.
    Sessions will cover customer case studies, integration demonstrations, and creating and embedding Power Apps and Power BI output in the D365FO workspace.

    Recommended job roles: Developers, DBAs, System Administrators, Program and Project Managers, Business Analysts, Solution Architects, Directors of IT

  • D365 Integrations - 

    This track focuses on solutions that illustrate a direct data synchronization across D365FO and Dynamics 365 for Sales. Sessions focus on the Common Data Service using the data integrator and templates to develop solutions such as prospect to cash, enabling the flow of master and transactional data between Finance and Operations and Sales.
    Additional topics include: User case studies demonstrating the integration between Field Service and D365FO; work orders and agreements in Field Service to be invoiced in D365FO; and the integration between Project Service Automation and Project Management in D365FO, illustrating project creation and maintenance in PSA, and synchronizing that data directly from to D365FO for accounting purposes.

    Recommend job roles: Developers, Consultants, System Administrators, Program and Project Managers, Business Analysts, Solution Architects

  • Digital Transformation & Change Management in Moving to the Cloud - 

    This track focuses on moving from on-premises installation to the cloud. Topics include: how to manage the changes in licensing, cost, and preservation of customizations; getting buy-in from your organization for a move to Dynamics 365, documenting business processes, preparing and training end users, performing a gap or customization analysis, risk analysis, and go-live.
    For advanced users, sessions cover using lifecycle services (LCS), integrating ISV solutions and other customizations as part of the implementation process, and data migration.

    Recommended job roles: System Administrators, Project Managers, Program Managers, Leadership Roles (CIO/VP/Director of IT), Solution Architects, Business Analysts


Additional Opportunities

Session Recordings


Summit attendees will have post-event access to videos and slide deck presentations. Watch top speakers, reinforce your most actionable take-aways, and share with your office! Once identified, recorded sessions will be marked with a blue video icon in the session schedule.


Women in Technology


Women in technology deal with similar challenges, crave the same opportunities, seek new ways to grow, and look for like-minded professionals to share their experiences. Come together for great conversation with your User Group peers – entirely dedicated to learning and sharing how we can mentor and empower women to succeed in technology-related fields.


AXUG Medic at Summit


Microsoft MVPs will be in Melbourne working as User Group Medics! They are ready to prescribe Dynamics and Power Platform remedies to whatever may be ailing your Microsoft Business Applications success. Visit the Dynamic Communities Expo booth to get answers from some of the great experts across the community.

You will leave Summit more educated about the product you work in every day – D365 FO & AX – with practical tips you can take back and implement right away.

One registration provides access to all sessions at Summit, regardless of product.
At no additional cost, Summit attendees can explore sessions covering these additional elements of the Microsoft Business Application platform: