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August, 2010

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    Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Exams are Now Available

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    With the new release of Microsoft Dynamics GP general availability announced back in April at Convergence; today I'm happy to share that the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 exams are now here!

    Help showcase your technical expertise to your customers by certifying on the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP today. The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 exams are available at Prometric Testing Centers.

    Exam Numbers are as follows:

    • MB3-859 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Financials
    • MB3-860 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Project Series
    • MB3-861 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Installation & Configuration
    • MB3-862 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Inventory & Order Processing

    Visit PartnerSource to find exam prep guides as well as training guidance.

    Good luck!!!

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral Program - Earn up to $20,000 per Opportunity Resulting in a Transaction

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    The Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral fee program helps you earn supplemental revenue, when you submit opportunities that result in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics ERP, and Microsoft Dynamics POS and Microsoft Dynamics RMS transactions. Learn how you can help your customers across a variety of industries connect with the Microsoft Dynamics partners who can deliver specialized solutions that can address their unique challenges.

    Enroll in the Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral Program

    About the Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral Program

    The Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral program does more than help you earn revenue—it helps you ensure your role as a trusted advisor to your customers. If your expertise does not extend to selling Microsoft Dynamics solutions, you can pass leads for those opportunities to Microsoft. Microsoft distributes those leads to Microsoft Dynamics partners with the appropriate expertise based on their profiles. And if the opportunity results in a transaction, you earn a referral fee of 5 percent of the amount Microsoft invoices—and show your customers that you are looking after their best interests.

    How to Become Eligible for Referral Fees

    Joining the Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral program is easy. To be eligible for fees, your organization must meet the following conditions:

    • Enroll in the Microsoft Partner Network.
    • Sign the Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral agreement.
    • Submit relevant, high-quality, new lead information (before a transaction takes place).
    • The opportunity must be new and not known to Microsoft when you submit it.
    • If more than one submission is received for the same opportunity, the first eligible submission gets priority for the referral fee.

    Exclusions

    • You cannot receive fees from the Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral program and earn Solution Provider Agreement (SPA) discounts or Software Advisor fees for the same opportunity.
    • Opportunities in the public sector are not eligible for Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral fees.

    How to Submit Your Leads

    To submit your lead to Microsoft:

    1. Go to the Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral website.
    2. Enter the requested information about the prospective customer and the Microsoft Dynamics opportunity. Some of the fields are mandatory; others are optional. The higher the quality of the information submitted, the more likely it is that a Microsoft Dynamics solution selling partner will pursue the opportunity, and that your organization will earn the referral fee.
    3. After you have submitted the requested information through the online tool, you will receive a confirmation and a referral ID, which enables you to track the status of your submission at any time.
    4. If a transaction occurs within 12 months of the submission date, Microsoft will notify you after the fee payment has been submitted to your bank account.

    Additional Resources

    Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Maximize your opportunity as a Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral partner. Find valuable, step-by-step guidance about processes and how to claim fees, along with answers to other frequently asked questions. Read the FAQ.

    Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral Agreement

    Prior to beginning the sign-up process, you can review a reference-only version of the Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral agreement. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to view the agreement in several different languages.)

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: The Power of Productivity Roadshows

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    There are several cool announcements that popped in my inbox over the course of my vacation last week. Hopefully, I can track them all down and provide some key updates to the blog this week! Let's start with some Microsoft Dynamics CRM training news...

    The release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, formerly ‘CRM5’, is coming soon and promises to deliver The Power of Productivity to customers and partners through familiar, intelligent and connected experiences. We are excited to host our partners and begin to prepare them for this monumental new product – both for online and on premise sales and deployments. The information-packed day kicks off in a general session learning about the power of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and the afternoon will be split into two tracks, Sales & Marketing and Technical Presales.

    The training takes place September through October 2010 in multiple cities across the United States.

    Visit PartnerSource for complete details, locations, and registration information.

    --Kevin

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    Making of a Successful Marketing Campaign: 2010 Distinction in Marketing Award Winners Web Seminar

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    After posting information about the Fiscal Year 2010 Distinction in Marketing Award Winners back on July 7, many of you expressed interest in the upcoming web seminar where our award winners would share insights to their campaign successes. That web seminar is now scheduled, and registration details are highlighted below.

    Microsoft Dynamics Marketing Community Call: Making of a Successful Marketing Campaign: 2010 Distinction in Marketing Award Winners

    September 16, 2010 at 9:00 AM PST

    Learn from the successes of your marketing peers in this 90 minutes session where we will hear from each of the 2010 Distinction in Marketing Award winning partners. They will overview their campaigns, highlight their key success factors and leave you with ideas, tips and inspiration to turn up the heat on your Microsoft Dynamics marketing campaigns.

    --Kevin

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    Updated Statement of Direction for Microsoft Dynamics AX

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    The Microsoft Dynamics AX Statement of Direction and the Microsoft Dynamics AX Vision and Roadmap presentation have been updated (July 2010), and are now available on CustomerSource and PartnerSource. This document will give you an insight into the Microsoft Dynamics AX development plans through the year 2018.

    Also, The Microsoft Dynamics AX recently launched their own blog - Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX. Visit it today to keep up on the latest news.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics GP Hosting Guide

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    One more news tidbit from last week to pass along. I promise to deliver some "new" news soon! I was only out of the office for one week of vacation, and the Microsoft Dynamics team pushed out a lot of great resources for partners in that short week. Here's an update from the Microsoft Dynamics GP guys and gals...

    Are you thinking about offering Microsoft Dynamics GP in the cloud? This new White Paper discusses the best practices for planning, building, and deploying a hosting service for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

    For additional information, be sure to read Andy Westby's "We've got our head in the clouds..." posting on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog.

    --Kevin

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    Announcing Worldwide Availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail

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    Here's another "in case you missed it" news item that was announced last week on Tuesday, August 3. Congratulations to the Microsoft Dynamics AX and Retail teams for the release this new solution! I've included a snippet from the announcement below from Michael Griffiths, Global Director of Product Managent, Microsoft Dynamics Retail. Visit The Edge blog to review the complete details.

    This week marks the worldwide general availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail, a new solution for midsized specialty retailers that offers a deep level of integration across point of sale, store management, supply chain, merchandising and financials to address business productivity while enhancing customer service in a single solution. It’s an exciting time for Microsoft and our retail team, because we are delivering the end-to-end solution, innovation, and value that our customers and partners have been asking for to meet the needs of today’s retail environment.

    Please vist the Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail homepage for more information.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics ISV Playbook August 2010 Edition Now Available

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    You know you've been blogging for a while when you think you are experiencing déjà vu. You know you've been blogging for a while when you think you are experiencing déjà vu. All silliness aside, it was exactly one year ago today that I wrote about the launch of the inaugural Microsoft Dynamics ISV Playbook. Now, I'm exciting to announce the availability of version 2.0! You can still find it in the same location on PartnerSource with a bunch of fresh content for 2010. Check out the original post to read about the highlights of the guide.

    --Kevin 

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    Sales Professional Community and Marketing Professional Community Kick Off Events

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    It's that time again. The time of the new Microsoft fiscal year that many of our Microsoft Dynamics partners' salespeople and marketers look forward to. The official kickoff of the Sales Professional Community (SPC) and Marketing Professional Community (MPC)!!! Your opportunity to sign up for some key training events is now here. Whether you are new to Microsoft Dynamics or a tenured veteran, these programs have demonstrated solid success for networking and business & personal development.

    Microsoft Dynamics Sales Professional Community FY11 Kick Off Call

    August 26, 2010 at 9:00 AM PST

    Attention all Sales Professionals! Are you ready to kick off the FY11 Microsoft Dynamics Sales Professional Community? Join us for this informative sixty minute presentation to learn more about the FY11 program. By attending this session, you will hear what’s new with the program, what has changed, actions to take to participate in the program, and much more!

    Microsoft Dynamics Marketing Professional Community: FY11 Kick Off and Marketing Planning Template Training

    August 19, 2010 11:00 AM PST

    Attention all Marketing Professionals! Are you ready to kick off the FY11 Microsoft Dynamics Marketing Professional Community? Join us for this informative session to learn more about the FY11 program as well as the new marketing planning template available to help you align your business strategy with your marketing plans. By attending this session, you will understand how you should leverage the new marketing planning template to plan for your marketing campaigns, how you can estimate ROI and track the performance of those campaigns throughout the year, and in the end we will let you know about all the upcoming training you should take as a marketing professional, and actions to take to participate in the program.

    --Kevin

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    Right People, Right Results: How to Hire a Marketing Professional Web Seminar Series

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    A few years back I used to manage programs at Microsoft to help Microsoft Dynamics partners recruit, hire and train new talent. We had a good run at the programs, and then, unfortunately, the economy soured. Many partners simply stopped hiring, and a lot of you went through the challenge of letting people go. Now that the economy has somewhat picked up, I've heard of some partners driving great recruitment plans targeting both experienced hires and college hires. For those of you that struggle in the hiring and selection process we put together some training to target marketing professionals.

    When marketing fails to deliver the results partners need to grow their business, it’s very often because of difficulties in finding, hiring, and motivating the right marketing professionals. Adequate budgets and direction is also critical. Find out how to put all of these pieces together in this informative, hands-on web seminar series for business owners that sell Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

    Presented by Salesworks, these sessions will give you a clear picture of what’s working as well as what isn’t in the real-life world of today’s Microsoft Dynamics partner, and the tools you need to build an efficient and cost-effective marketing machine.

    Click on the links below to register or learn more. For those that are unable to attend the live version, the recorded version will be available within 24 hours for on demand viewing.

    --Kevin

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