Finding and recruiting great talent has always been a challenge for many partners. Part of the challenge is not knowing the best places to look for talent. Sometimes these future superstars may be in your own backyard at your local colleges and universities.

The Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance (DynAA) is a global program that provides no-cost licenses to educational institutions that want to use Microsoft Dynamics software for teaching or research purposes. Member institutions also receive a service plan including access to 50 support incidents, E-Learning, training manuals, and more. This program currently has over 1,600 members in 76 countries. For Microsoft Dynamics partners, graduates with Microsoft Dynamics experience can become loyal, productive employees who make critical contributions in serving customers and driving business growth. For this reason, creating relationships between DynAA members and Microsoft Dynamics partners is a key objective for FY11.

The DynAA team has put together some great resources and collateral on PartnerSource for partners to use when engaging with member educational institutions.

--Kevin