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    Sales and Licensing Excellence Webcasts Featuring Real-Life Scenarios and Updates

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    As a product or license seller to customers in the public sector, it’s important for you to be current on the latest pricing updates, to anticipate real-life customer scenarios, and to know how to share about Microsoft business opportunities. Our Sales and Licensing Excellence webcasts for our public sector partners can help you acquire this information and have more effectual customer conversations. The webcasts range from 100- to 300-level and cover a variety of Microsoft products and technologies. In our live webcasts, you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions to our experts.

    You can view the current schedule and access recorded sessions anytime at http://aka.ms/lspwebcasts. We’ll also share them in the Training Recommendations Yammer group, include the listings on the Hot Sheet training schedule, and post updates on Twitter.

    Schedule of Public Sector On Demand Webcasts:
    SQL for Government Licensing Review and Best Practices (Level 200)
    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Government (Level 100)
    Microsoft Azure Government (Level 100-200)
    Microsoft Azure Government Cloud Solutions Webcast and Executive Keynote (Level 100) 
    Azure Government Licensing (Level 200-300)

    New! Take the Sales Excellence Challenge

    In addition to the sales and licensing updates you receive on our webcast series, preparing for and taking Sales Specialist assessments can round out your knowledge and improve your ability to talk with customers about Microsoft technologies.

    Partners who both attend one of the webcasts posted on this blog post (live or on-demand) and pass an eligible Sales Specialist assessment between February 1 and April 30 will be entered* into a drawing for one of three Surface Pro 3 tablets. You can view offer details and links to the assessments after February 1 at http://aka.ms/saleschallenge.

    *No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. + DC 18+ with an active MPN ID. Game ends 4/30/15. Official rules.

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    Submit WPC Awards Now

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    The 2015 Partner of the Year Awards program is your opportunity to compete for awards that showcase the solutions you’ve built on Microsoft technologies to benefit our mutual customers.  Receiving a Partner of the Year Award positions your company for new business opportunities, generates positive press coverage and can lead to even greater market recognition.  Here are the Microsoft Dynamics specific awards but feel free to see what other awards are applicable for your organization:  Cloud Customer Relationship Management; Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Microsoft Dynamics – Industry.  Reminder:  Tool closes on April 14, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST. 

    https://mspartner.microsoft.com/en/us/Pages/WPC/awards.aspx

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    Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Certification Needed NOW

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    Confirm your organization is ready for March 1, 2015 by completing the latest certification exams. 

    You can view that information by going into PartnerSource Business Center – Exam Results. 

    https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/northamerica/readiness-training/readiness-training-news/MSDexamreqchanges

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    Microsoft Dynamics 2015 Partner Recognition Program

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    Make sure your organization reads the criteria for the FY15 President’s Club and Inner Circle criteria.  It would be great to see your organization listed. 

    https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/northamerica/partner-essentials/recognition/MSDY_FY15_Partner_Recognition

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Virtual Foundations Course - April 2015

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    Join us to ramp up on the new features and functionality of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015. This virtual instructor-led course will focuses on both product knowledge and certification as key objectives.

    Key components will include self-paced lecture sessions and instructor led demos with Q&A sessions.

    Course will consist of self-directed weekly learning with corresponding weekly instructor-led 3.5 hour sessions with class hours of 6:30pm – 10:00pm CST.

    Students taking this course will need to have access to the new Dynamics Learning Portal.  To learn more about DLP, please see here.

    Course Agenda:

    Session 1
    Introduction and Getting Started with Sales Management (80546)
    Session 2
    Customer Service in Microsoft Dynamics CRM (80545)
    Session 3
    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration (80542)
    Session 4
    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration (80542)
    Session 5
    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customization and Configuration (80542)
    Session 6
    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Installation & Deployment (80539)
    Session 7
    Consolidated Test Prep for Certification Exams
    Target Audience: Competitive, Industry, Retool, or Young Professionals with NO Microsoft Dynamics CRM experience. 

    Every Thursday - $1750
    April 23rd to June 4th
    6:30pm-10:00pm CST
    REGISTER NOW

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Spring Readiness Blitz!

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    Social listening! Customer care! Marketing! It’s all coming in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Spring release. Please join us as we overview the upcoming releases and show how you and your customers can help create amazing customer experiences with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

    We are offering both a sales and a technical track to help you get the content applicable for your role.  These three-hour online events will include market positioning, licensing, overviews and demos of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

    Incorporating both recorded content and live chat-based Q&A with Microsoft Subject Matter Experts, the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Spring Readiness Blitz will be offered at two different times to provide attendance options convenient for your schedule.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Spring release!

    Recommended Audience

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM partner marketers, sales specialists, pre-sales specialists, functional consultants, technical consultants, and developers.

    Sales Track:
    Option 1 – March 5 | 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST
    Option 2 – March 5 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

    Technical Track:
    Option 1 – March 5 | 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST
    Option 2 – March 5 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

    Register

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    CRM 2015 Virtual Foundation Course - starts next week!

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    I am excited to announce the availability of the new and improved Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 2015 Virtual Foundations course.  We have completely revamped this course with new CRM 2015 content, and are leveraging the new Dynamics Learning Portal.  This allows us to bring it down to one night/week of Instructor Training, and brings the cost down from $3995 to $1750, a 44% savings, while still fully preparing consultants on CRM 2015 and certification exams.

    Join us to ramp up on the new features and functionality of Microsoft Dynamics
    CRM 2015. This virtual instructor-led course will focuses on both product
    knowledge and certification as key objectives. 

    This course will prepare you for the following exams:

    MB2-704 Microsoft Dynamics CRM Application
    MB2-708 Microsoft Dynamics  CRM Installation
    (TBD) Microsoft Dynamics Customization & Configuration


    As part of this course you will be provided three exam vouchers – a $450 value!

    Course will consist of self-directed weekly learning with corresponding weekly instructor-led 3.5 hour sessions; 2/5/15 through 3/19/2015 with class hours of 6:30pm – 10:00pm CST.

    REGISTER NOW

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    Register now for the Microsoft Dynamics Technical Conference – February 2-4, 2015 in Seattle, WA

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    Time is running out to register for the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics Technical Conference. 

    The Technical Conference brings together Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Technical Professionals in an experience designed to inspire and help you take your business further.

     

    Looking to see the latest from Microsoft Dynamics CRM? 

    There hasn’t been a technical event like this before for Microsoft Dynamics CRM partners. Focusing on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, this is your chance to spend time with members of the R&D team and speak directly with the experts!

     

    Working with Microsoft Dynamics AX? 

    Microsoft just released Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 in November, so this conference is well timed to help you learn the new features added with this cumulative update. This year we’ll present nearly 100 sessions, including the latest developments in Lifecycle Services, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 on Azure, warehousing and transportation functionality, and omni-channel capabilities for Retail. 

     

    Looking for more hands-on training?

    You’ll want to check out the Deep Dive Workshops. Scheduled around the Microsoft Dynamics Technical Conference, these intensive workshops help you leverage your travel to Seattle to maximize your learning.

     

    Make the commitment to learning in 2015 – register today!

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    Save $100 - Today is the last day for Early Bird Pricing at the US Dynamics Industry Summit 2015

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    We are on track to make the 2015 the largest Industry Summit yet, and we want you there as well.

    Please be aware that Summit Registration Early Bird Pricing ends TODAY January 19th, 2015 at 12:00 CST.

     

    We have an outstanding line up of speakers awaiting you at the US Microsoft Dynamics Industry Summit 2015:

    Keynote speakers:

    - Nigel Montgomery, Research Director, Gartner Research

    - Bob Stutz, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    - Simon Ellis, Practice Director, IDC

    - Kate Leggett, VP Principal Analyst, Forrester Research Inc.

     

    More details at https://www.usdynamicsevents.com/

    Also note that the Terranea Hotel Block is filling fast – please book your room by January 26th, 2015 to assure the negotiated rate. Call the hotel for booking at 1.866.802-8000

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    CRM Online Government Partner Briefing

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Government is an exciting new opportunity for partners to sell cloud solutions to government customers. This event is designed to help Microsoft partners understand this business opportunity, as well as to help the partners' technical employees understand the change in mindset required to deliver cloud solutions that leverage Office 365, Azure and CRMOL.

    Target Audience:

    Partners who build solutions with Dynamics CRM and who want to understand the following regarding CRM Online Government:

    a) the opportunity

    b) how to shift from the approach to building on-premises solutions to the approach required for building great cloud solutions

     

    Click Here to Register

    Date: Thursday, Feb 12th, 2015

    Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm EST

     

    A Sample of the Topics to be Covered:

    Business Track

    • Customer Demand
    • CRM Online Government Trials
    • Services Potential
    • Pricing & Licensing

    Technical Track

    • Online Solution Design - How it's different
    • Identity in the Cloud
    • Using Azure PaaS or IaaS with CRM Online to build a complete cloud solution
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