There's some great new information posted to PartnerSource regarding the upcoming Microsoft® Office 2010 and Microsoft® SharePoint Server 2010 launches...

The "Dynamic Business" is Microsoft’s vision of companies who are able to continuously evolve and transform themselves to face changes and challenges in their business environment. Some of these challenges will be economic, others may be organizational, or require changes to the ways companies operate, or interact within a wider value chain. Such challenges will require companies to use software to optimize their people, their processes, and their ecosystem.

Microsoft Dynamics’® goal is to help our customers become dynamic businesses through empowering their people to be more productive, simplifying their business processes so they can be more agile, and through enabling seamless connections with their ecosystem. Achieving this goal requires more than just a Dynamics business application - it also requires a business productivity infrastructure that works hand-in-hand with the business application, and provides many of the capabilities on which the business application relies.

Microsoft Dynamics is built to run on Microsoft’s IT infrastructure – including the business productivity software that is used by hundreds of millions of information workers every day: Microsoft® Office and Microsoft® SharePoint Server. Both have advanced significantly over the last 10 years, enabling improved collaboration, communication, insights and productivity across the business. And Microsoft Dynamics has taken advantage of these advances through:

  • Adopting SharePoint Server as the standard portal and collaboration infrastructure
  • Recognizing the importance of Microsoft Outlook as the communications hub around which people spend much of their day
  • Delivering business intelligence to the masses via Microsoft® Excel.

The latest version of Microsoft’s business productivity infrastructure - and the two key components of the Wave "14" Launch - are Microsoft Office® 2010 and SharePoint® Server 2010. Both are currently in public beta, and are planned for release in the first half of 2010, at which time all Microsoft Dynamics® ERP and Microsoft Dynamics® CRM products will be certified to run on them.

The readiness materials and resources on PartnerSource will help you and your colleagues understand and evangelize how Microsoft Dynamics business applications, together with Microsoft’s business productivity infrastructure, can help our customers evolve into Dynamic Businesses.

Are you ready to ride the Wave "14" Launch…?

To help you get up to speed fast on the most important new functionality in the Wave "14" release, we have selected the best – and most relevant – readiness resources that are available today. These include videos, Fact Sheets, White Papers, FAQ documents covering Microsoft Office® 2010 overall, many of the individual Microsoft Office 2010 Applications, and Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

All of these resources are customer-ready, so please feel free to share as appropriate within your organization, and in discussions with your customers and prospects. We will keep this page updated with the newest readiness and product resources as they become available.

And if you still want to know more, you can also follow the Useful Links on PartnerSource to access the most important Wave "14" resource pages on Microsoft.com, MSDN, and more…

--Kevin