Microsoft still has two weeks remaining in Fiscal Year 2011, but I wanted to ensure you are knowledgeable of the fiscal calendar changes starting July 1, 2011 by passing along this information from the Microsoft Dynamics Operations team.

Beginning in FY12 (July 1, 2011), Microsoft will align its fiscal calendar to our external reporting rhythm.

Microsoft's fiscal year will then be defined consistently moving forward as July 1 to June 30.

Microsoft is aligning all lines of business to the Gregorian financial calendar in order to better streamline accounting, record keeping and reporting. For Microsoft Business Solutions, these dates are reflected on the FY12 calendar posted on the PartnerSource Ordering Homepage under the 'Ordering Resources' section.

--Kevin