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.
Very big congratulations today to all of our exceptional Microsoft Dynamics WPC 2012 award winners and finalists! Your commitment and dedication to Microsoft and the Microsoft Dynamics technologies is unmatched, and we appreciate your strong efforts throughout FY12.
For a complete list of all Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards 2012 winners and more information on our winning partners go to Digital WPC and the Microsoft News Center.
Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Business Excellence Partner of the Year
Finalist: Pareto Platform Inc.
Finalist: Rose Business Solutions Inc.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year
Finalist: Navantis Inc.
Finalist: Sonoma Partners
Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Industry Partner of the Year
Winner: Blue Horseshoe
Finalist: Junction Solutions
Finalist: KORUS Consulting
Finalist: Sunrise Technologies
Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year
Winner: INFOMA Software Consulting GmbH
Finalist: InterDyn AKA
Finalist: KCS.net Holding AG
Microsoft Dynamics Financial Services Industry Partner of the Year
Finalist: AND Project
Finalist: Customer Effective
Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing Industry Partner of the Year
Winner: Edgewater Fullscope Inc.
Finalist: Armanino Consulting
Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace Solution Excellence Partner of the Year
Finalist: proMX GmbH
Microsoft Dynamics Professional Services Industry Partner of the Year
Winner: Systems Advisors Group
Finalist: Computer Generated Solutions Inc.
Finalist: Sable Systems
Microsoft Dynamics Public Sector Partner of the Year
Winner: Rock Solid Technologies
Finalist: Altus Dynamics
Microsoft Dynamics Retail Industry Partner of the Year
Winner: Ignify Inc.
Finalist: Cole Systems Associates Inc.
Finalist: Manzana Group
Finalist: QURIUS PRODWARE SPAIN
Once again congrats to all and enjoy your WPC 2012 experience in Toronto, Canada next month!
The Microsoft Dynamics AX product marketing and management team has published a new resource to assist you with your marketing and sales efforts. According to the guide description…
This product overview is intended to convey a high-level understanding of the structure, key modules, features, and benefits of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to readers that are not familiar with the product. It highlights the value delivered to our key industry sectors including manufacturing, distribution, services, and Public Sector. It then details the horizontal application solutions including financials, human resources, supply chain management, and others. Finally, the solution describes the application foundation, system framework, and interoperability with the Microsoft productivity suite and application platform.
The 25+ page guide is accessible on PartnerSource.
Earlier this week on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog, Pam Misialek reminded partners of the upcoming training opportunities headed your way this fall. Recently, on this blog, I’ve covered the Technical Airlift and the Jump Start Training, so today I’ll share some information provided to me regarding the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Partner Presales Roadshow.
The Partner Presales Roadshow – specifically geared towards sales and presales resources – is designed to introduce the new technologies, features and benefits of Microsoft Dynamics 2013 to our partners, with the specific intent of arming your teams with information and resources to drive the sales cycle. The roadshow tour kicks off at the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift on September 11, 2012 in Fargo, ND and will continue on to several major US cities this fall.
Don’t miss your opportunity to hear first-hand from our technology experts on several topics including:
Current Dates and Cities:
Register today on the Partner Learning Center.
EDITOR'S NOTE 7/2/2012 - Additional Dates Added
As mentioned yesterday on both the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP and Developing for Dynamics GP blogs, it is now time to start nominating your customers for the Technology Adoption Program for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013.
As highlighted on the PartnerSource page:
The Microsoft Dynamics GP Rapid Deployment Team is seeking good candidates for the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Technology Adoption Program. We are providing this information as general guidance regarding the type of participant we are seeking. The top priority is, as always, enthusiastic participants with the resources and support which will allow them to successfully test, deploy, and provide feedback throughout the estimated 4-6 month cycle.
Refer to the guidelines on PartnerSource and nominate your customers today.
Also, for all things Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, be sure to register for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift 2012 being held September 12-14 on the Microsoft Fargo Campus.
Within the last couple of weeks the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner Launch Portal on PartnerSource was refreshed with valuable resources to prepare your organization for the next release. Navigate to the portal to find:
Also, there are important steps to prepare customers to upgrade to the next release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Please take the time to review the guidance on PartnerSource.
The Microsoft Dynamics product management team is excited to share this new portal as the place for you to come to find the latest news and information about the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 FP1 release. It’s also the best place to access the most relevant collateral, technical resources, tools and training materials as they are made available.
Bookmark this PartnerSource page and come back often to get ready for the release of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 FP1.
Also, stay connected to a variety of Microsoft Dynamics SL news, information and dialogues by visiting the Microsoft Dynamics Community.
Microsoft is proud to announce our Platinum Sponsorship of Directions 2012.
The website for the Directions 2012 conference has officially launched. The conference takes place October 27-30, 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ.
Registration is now open and Sponsorships are going on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Directions 2012 Conference is kicking off with the Super Early Bird Special! For a very limited time, get your Directions registration at the low price of only $795 through June 15, 2012!
For partners new to Microsoft Dynamics, or if you are new employee at a Microsoft Dynamics partner organization, we have some great new resources for you. Within the last couple of weeks, the Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics page on PartnerSource was updated as well as the very well received Microsoft Dynamics ISV Playbook.
For positioning information regarding these partner tools, please access these previous blog posts:
Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics - Accelerate Your Productivity!
Microsoft Dynamics ISV Playbook – September 2011 Edition
The Getting Started page provides excellent guidance to kick start your Microsoft Dynamics practice with quick access to a variety of resources, all laid out in an easy to follow timeline.
Wondering what the hot topics are for the month of June? Worried you have to sift through volumes of articles on various websites? Don't worry. We have answers. Take a time out and watch our Microsoft Dynamics June 2012 PartnerSource North America Highlights video. You'll receive a quick update in 4 minutes!
As mentioned on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog last week, you can now register for an upcoming Jump Start Training class dedicated to the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client. According to the course overview:
This 1-day training course will provide you the initial exposure to what you will need to drive successful Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client implementations. There will be a significant amount of technology behind this release and it will be imperative that you and your organization takes the time needed to learn, understand and apply these required dependencies – including IIS/SSL certificates, Load Balancing Technologies, Firewalls, Ports, URL Reservations, and the different deployment strategies to be considered. If you are looking at getting a jump start on the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, this initial training is something you don’t want to miss.
As an added bonus, the course is offered at no extra charge for Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift 2012 (Microsoft Fargo – September 12-14) attendees! You are required to register for this course to reserve a seat.