Peter A. Jensen
I have been with Microsoft since 2002, but I have been with Dynamics even longer, starting out with a Dynamics NAV partner in 1992. I currently lead the Partner Programs team in the US Dynamics organization and look forward to keeping in touch with the US Dynamics Partner Community on this blog.
The Microsoft Dynamics SL product marketing team passes along this exciting news regarding the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics SL.
We are thrilled to bring you the exciting news that as of April 1st 2011, Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 is ready for purchase! In addition, starting on Monday, April 4th 2011 it will be posted to PartnerSource for download. Jeff Wallis, Microsoft Dynamics Product Unit Manager, and his team have been hard at work so it’s very fitting that he is featured below to share his enthusiasm for the rich functionality delivered in this new release. We also are seeing great momentum as we head into the launch activities and in particular Partner Events on our launch map.
Keep driving hard and let’s make this a fantastic year for Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011!
A few thoughts from Jeff Wallis:
Every now and then a new software release feels more significant than others. Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 is one of those releases. The SL R&D and Product Management teams set out to break new ground by enhancing the development process to significantly improve the customer and partner experience, product value, and overall end user enthusiasm. This is the first release in which members of our customer and partner Advisory Board not only contributed to detailed feature requirements, but also participated in prototype reviews and spec reviews from Milestone 0 through Milestone 4. Thirteen Advisory Board committees applied their in-depth knowledge of use case scenarios, pain points and vertical requirements, and then influenced designs and implementation throughout the life-cycle. It amounts to a huge, uncompensated contribution on their part which will greatly benefit the entire Microsoft Dynamics SL Community. As a result of this unprecedented collaboration, Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 will launch with more customer and partner excitement and anticipation than any of us can remember.
Why the excitement over Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011? It delivers significant, tangible value for new and existing customers. From a whole new user experience using MBS common controls to a new, game-changing Quick Query solution, to document/image attachments at the record level, and a new web services framework based on WCF. From delivering everything a Project Manager needs to perform his/her work at the job site to a dramatically improved and time-saving multi-company experience, as well as key improvements in managing project inventory and Sales Orders. From a new integration with Microsoft Project Server 2010 to new tools that enable accounting personnel to quickly and confidently reverse or copy GL transactions. Every one of these features was prioritized and shaped by the Microsoft Dynamics SL Advisory Board and Microsoft Dynamics SL User Group. They feel like it’s their release.
We will officially launch Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 during the SL General Session at Convergence 2011 on Monday, April 11th 2011.
We are thrilled to bring you this new release!
Stay connected to the latest Microsoft Dynamics news and events during this quarterly web seminar focused on providing you content from both the Microsoft corporate and regional field teams. This call is designed to help you prioritize key Microsoft initiatives and opportunities.
The Central Region event is scheduled for Friday, April 15, 2011 with the East Region & West Region events held on Thursday, April 21, 2011.
UPDATED: All calls are now scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the same times listed below.
Among the topics tentatively scheduled to be discussed:
To register for the events, click on the links below.
(Note – the Central Region holds a regular monthly partner call, and this event ties into that series' normal schedule)