Last week we held several Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) web seminars to explain the upcoming changes to MPN that impact Microsoft Dynamics. Doug Kennedy explains the basics, and provides content through the follow up announcement below...

The new competencies for ERP and CRM add a powerful new tool to your sales portfolio and show prospects that you really know your business. This is just one of the topics we covered in today’s webcast and partner update. My thanks to all of you who attended—the number of participants was outstanding!

As I said today, the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) is a significant evolution of the Microsoft partner strategy that enables us to truly differentiate and promote those of you who have demonstrated investment and success with Microsoft Dynamics solutions. The ERP and CRM Competencies can help you build on your current skills and expertise delivering innovative solutions that win loyalty and drive revenue. They can help you stand out to customers and other partners. Microsoft Partner Network launches in October 2010, the same timeframe for you to meet the requirements for the ERP or CRM Competency.

If you were unable to attend today’s session, view the 2-hour recorded version of the webcast to learn about the opportunities, benefits, and requirements for the Microsoft Partner Network. You can also download materials from today’s webcast, now available on PartnerSource. They will help you to understand how these changes—including the new competencies—will have a positive impact on our partnership. Thank you for your commitment to Microsoft Dynamics.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Doug Kennedy
Vice President, Microsoft Dynamics Partners
Microsoft Corporation

--Kevin