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 worldwide partner team is currently developing and finalizing content for Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012.
Plans are in motion for an exciting program that will ENERGIZE and strengthen the partner community and EDUCATE you on current market shifts and the impact on the Microsoft Dynamics vision, strategy and roadmap, highlighting how our partners need to change their businesses, as well.
Be sure to visit the Microsoft Dynamics expo booth, and expand your capabilities and Microsoft Dynamics knowledge by attending keynotes from Microsoft executives and attend a specific track dedicated to Microsoft Dynamics sessions that has over 20 available breakout, interactive, and panel sessions.
A big THANK YOU to the many partners who submitted their nominations for the WPC Awards! Stay tuned as winners and finalists are typically announced in late June.
If you have not already registered for WPC 2012, please visit Digital WPC for more information.
Last fall, our Microsoft Dynamics AX presales and partner readiness teams developed a great training opportunity for Microsoft Dynamics AX sales professionals focused on how to deliver impactful Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 presentations.
Because the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 King Maker Series of interactive web-based sessions was such a superb success, we are happy to announce the availability of a new series of web seminars starting next week!
We are proud to continue the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Demo Skill King Maker Series into FY12 Q4 starting with Industry tracks on April 20, 2012 at 11:00AM PT and 1:00PM PT, and continuing each Friday through the month of May.
Our five featured industry tracks include:
For more information and to register for any of the upcoming tracks, please visit PartnerSource.
Do you regularly have conversations with customers speaking of the pains they deal with every day with their existing business applications? If you are a Microsoft platform partner, you may have heard the buzz regarding Microsoft Dynamics at various conferences, local events, and online activities. After “hearing the buzz” one logical step would to review the ERP and/or CRM competency requirements to understand whether or not adding Microsoft Dynamics to your solution mix would make sense. For many of you the certification and sales requirements could be a stretch for your existing resource capacity. Yet, you don’t necessarily want to be regulated to the sidelines.
If your expertise does not extend to selling Microsoft Dynamics solutions—or solutions in a particular Microsoft Dynamics expertise area, industry, or geography—you can pass leads for those opportunities to Microsoft through the Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral Program. If the lead referral becomes an opportunity that results in a transaction, you earn a referral fee of five percent of the amount Microsoft invoices—and show your customers that you are looking after their best interests.
After receiving your leads, Microsoft distributes those leads to Microsoft Dynamics partners with the appropriate expertise based on their profiles.
Visit the Microsoft Partner Network portal to learn more and enroll today!
The “Road to Repeatability” Rally Group web seminar series is designed to provide you with dedicated updates on tools, resources, and best practices that Microsoft has available to help drive your business to be successful leveraging the Road to Repeatability model. Additionally, we will use these calls to get your feedback into where we can help more and allow you to share best practices with each other.
Please join us for a two-part series of best practices and key tips for driving a repeatable volume practice in the SMB volume space. These sessions will highlight five key tactics in each functional area plus feature our Convergence ERP Volume partner award winners.
Register for the events on the Partner Learning Center.
Part I – April 18, 2012 at 11:00AM PT
Part II – May 16, 2012 at 11:00AM PT
As Jay Manley, Senior Product Marketing Manager, explains on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog, registration is now open for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift 2012 taking place September 12-14 in Fargo, ND. This year the conference is hosted by GP Partner Connections.
The Technical Airlift is designed to deliver advanced technical skills around Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 for Microsoft Dynamics GP implementation professionals, consultants, developers and technical sales engineers who work for Microsoft Dynamics VARs and ISVs.
Registration is $550/attendee when you register on or before July 31, 2012; and $650/attendee after August 1, 2012.
Additional details are still being finalized, but I’m sure you’ll hear from key Microsoft stakeholders as well as technically savvy members of the partner community to prepare for the launch of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013.
Registration booked. Check. Hotel reservation confirmed. Check. Passport renewed. Check.
What else do you need to plan to prepare for Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2012 in Toronto, Canada during July 8-12?
Join our panel of experienced Channel Veterans as they share recommendations for getting the most out of this year’s WPC. This group has experience as attendees, presenters, exhibitors and trainers. The session will focus on how to use WPC to start, restart or accelerate practice areas.
For your convenience, we’re offering two sessions to choose from:
Monday, April 23, 2012 (10:00AM PT) – Register Here
Thursday, May 10, 2012 (10:00AM PT) – Register Here
We’ve officially hit the last quarter of Microsoft’s Fiscal Year 2012. Please take the time to review the month-end ordering deadlines for April, May, and June as provided by the Regional Operations Centers. Locate the complete schedule on PartnerSource.
Visit the Ordering homepage on PartnerSource for additional recent news and information.
Our partner readiness team has successfully graduated two groups of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Fast TrAX students thus far in 2012, representing both the Consultant and Developer tracks, and we recently kicked off a new class for consultants this week on Monday.
For new Microsoft Dynamics AX partner professionals with high interest in the class, yet haven’t had the opportunity to attend the training, there are still a couple of opportunities left in FY12.
For complete details and to register, visit PartnerSource.
Last week I was excited to announce the availability of the upcoming Competitive Selling Tactics and Information to Help You Meet Your Microsoft Dynamics ERP SMB Q4 Sales Goals web seminar. Today, I’m thrilled to share our US partner readiness team has expanded the content by introducing three additional web seminars.
Welcome to the Microsoft Dynamics Drive Cloud Sales Web Seminar Series! All events will be held at 11:00AM PT and are 60 minutes in length.
To learn more about the series and to register, visit PartnerSource.
Last month Microsoft held the largest Convergence ever with over 10,000 attendees. To continue the exciting momentum from the conference, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV product management team has recently launched the new Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 partner launch portal.
The launch portal includes a variety of resources to help Microsoft Dynamics partners get ready for the planned Q4 calendar year 2012 general availability date, including:
Visit the launch portal on PartnerSource to learn more today!