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Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step 2012 Launched

Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step 2012 Launched

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Our development team shares this update regarding the continuous updates delivered to the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step methodology. I continue to hear nothing but great comments about the latest content and services provided in this methodology whenever I casually bump into a Sure Step developer on the Microsoft Fargo Campus. As mentioned via the PartnerSource announcement:

We are excited to announce the availability of Sure Step 2012! The primary focus is guidance for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 release and new content for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 On-premises and Online. Updated content includes:

  • Accelerated Proof of Concept with CRM Online service – Provides scripts, demos, Delivery Guide, and related content for building a quick proof of concept or demo for a customer using the CRM Online 30-day trial. This supports rapid requirements definition and solution decision-making. Find this in the Decision Accelerator offering.
  • Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 – tools and templates to support the Upgrade project type, reflecting an Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 upgrade scenario.
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Implementation tools and templates are updated to reflect an Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 implementation scenario, including Fit/Gap analysis worksheet, estimator tool, requirements questionnaire, security configuration requirements template, and other valuable templates.
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Updates – new CRM artifacts including Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Upgrade Assessment, Database Sizing Tool, and Design Best Practices.
  • Sure Step Optimization Offering – These services have been repackaged across all products to represent either discrete stand-alone services such as Developer Workshop or bundled services available to customers, such as Architecture Review, Project Governance and Delivery Review, and Upgrade Review.

Download Sure Step 2012 or use the Sure Step Online version for the latest tools, templates, and content. Find complete details on PartnerSource.


  • This was a helpful post in learning, quickly, what has been improved.  Thank you Kevin.

    It would be helpful to have the link to download the tool right in the post but I'm sure I'll find it shortly.

    Sure Step 2010 was great and I can't wait to use the 2012 release.

    Jack Boyer

  • Its very useful for Microsoft Dynamics implementation

  • I think this is the best program Microsoft  has for beginners like myself.  I am tickled pink.  The 8 clients that I have thought their  paperwork made me look very professional.

  • It sames only the customer and partner have the account for login and downloading ............

  • Hi Pablo, you are correct. Only existing Microsoft Dynamics partners have access to the content. Thanks, Kevin

  • Based upon your comments, it appears that there is not anything in SureStep 2012 yet for Dynamics GP. Is that an accurate statement. Just wondering when we're going to get the SureStep updates for Dynamics GP 2013.

  • Our development team is currently finalizing the GP content and it is targeted for delivery by the end of this month. Thanks.

  • Any news on GP 2013 for Sure Step?

  • Hi Brenda, We’re in the final testing phases now. We will launch an updated version of content including material for GP 2013 before the end of June.

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