PUG Schedule

PUG sessions are categorized into learning tracks centered on job role. While Summit provides varying levels of education, regarding many different topics that are relevant to a larger audience, Focus concentrates on 3 very specific learning tracks. Attend advanced, deep-dive sessions in one track or jump between tracks for a truly customized conference experience.

Explore the schedule of 25+ sessions, track descriptions and recommended job roles to see what is waiting for you at Focus.

PUG Track Descriptions




This track will be geared toward technical users and will include information on how to connect to your data, securely share your data and take your data to the next level with advanced options.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • System Administrator
  • Director of IT
  • Developer/DBA
  • IT Professional
  • Security Administrator



Using dashboards and reports to monitor your business and align your departments can be a game changer. This track will delve deep into transforming your data into stunning visualizations that allow your business to make informed decisions by viewing and understanding your critical data. Learn how to expand your knowledge with additional tools and customize your visuals to fit your brand and your audience.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • Data Professionals
  • Data Scientist
  • Developer
  • Business Analysts
  • Solutions Expert

Business Users


This track will give business users the essentials they need to get started in Power BI. Power BI is a tool that can be used by any Microsoft Dynamics user. It is a cloud-based suite of business analytics tools that provide a way of bringing company data to life across organizations and on all types of devices. These sessions will help users organize data visually to create dashboards, spot trends, and produce interactive reports while keeping it all in one place accessible from anywhere.

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • All Business Users

Hands on Labs


Attend a deep-dive session and learn all of the information, techniques and details you want on the given topic. Follow up that session with a “learn as you click”/Show and Tell lesson so that you can execute in Power BI what you just learned click-by-click!

Recommended for these Job Roles:

  • All

Did you know?
NAVUG sessions are happening concurrently and PUG attendees are able to attend. 

You are also eligible to add-on two days to attend D365UG/CRMUG and D365UG/AXUG sessions. Additional payment required.



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Focus allows participants to go beyond the basics of a topic. Each deep-dive session offers more time to reinforce a concept, process or feature. Equipped with this deeper understanding, participants can leave with practical examples, things to consider and best practices.

Sarah Jelinek, Focus 2017 Programming Committee Member