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March, 2013

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    Did You Know 1,000+ Schools use Microsoft Dynamics in their Curriculum?

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    Over one thousand schools currently use Microsoft Dynamics in their Curriculum. How does this benefit your partner organization and your customers?

    • Gain access to the best and brightest students
    • Increase your visibility in your region by becoming a trusted technology partner through active engagement with higher-education

    Contact the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance (dynaa@microsoft.com) to learn more about schools in your area using Microsoft Dynamics!

    --Kevin

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    RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV is Helping Partners All Over the World with Faster Deployments

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    With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 we released RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and the stories from partners that have used it to optimize and fine tune their deployment services keep coming in.

    Go to PartnerSource for more information and download relevant resources and materials.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Technical Decision Maker (TDM) Deck

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM TDM deck is an all-encompassing presentation providing a technical overview of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.  Further sections within the deck drill into specific topics that contain detailed technical information needed for influencing the technical audience.  This deck is targeted at Technical Decision Makers (popularly known as TDM or ITDM).

    Download the deck from PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

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    RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

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    The RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 include two tools designed to shorten deployment time and enable greater Partner productivity by reducing the time required for routine implementation tasks. These tools are also designed to work with the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Methodology.

    The Rapid Configuration Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP quickly configures core application setup data to meet specific business needs. By using one of thirteen available industry templates, or a customized configuration template created in Microsoft Office Excel 2010 or 2013, a new Microsoft Dynamics GP company can be configured easily within the intuitive user interface. Settings and data such as the chart of accounts, fiscal years, payment terms, shipping methods, taxes, core financial and distribution module setup, and more can be quickly set up using this tool. New to this release is the ability to select individual Setup Areas allowing configurations to proceed in a phased approach rather than an all or none approach when importing configuration data from another Microsoft Dynamics GP company.

    RapidStart Migration Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

    • QuickBooks Pro (2003 - 2013), Premier (2003 - 2013) and Enterprise (3.0 - 13.0)
    • Peachtree (2009 - 2012) versions of Pro, Complete and Premium, Sage 50 2013

     For more information and to download the tools and services, please visit PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobility Roadmap Web Seminar and Presentation

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    Always wanted to learn more about the Microsoft Dynamics CRM strategy and roadmap for mobility solution offerings, but didn’t know where to start?

    Leverage these materials available to help you do so.

    1. Listen to the recorded one hour event to get the latest update on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobility Roadmap update
    2. Download the PowerPoint presentation on PartnerSource

     --Kevin

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    April 5 is Your Last Day to Save $200 on Your WPC 2013 All-Access Pass

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    Early-bird registration for WPC 2013 ends April 5. Get our best price on registration and pay just $1,795 for your all-access pass, a savings of $200 (full price is $1,995). There is an additional $200 refund for registrations that qualify for the Group Registration Discount.

    More about WPC 2013 Registration

    April 5 is the Submission Deadline for Partner of the Year Awards

    The Partner of the Year Awards nomination tool closes April 5. Awards cover a wide range of categories, and winning an award positions your company for new business opportunities. We’d like to see you on stage at WPC this year. Prepare and submit your solution now using our guidelines, rules, and tips.

    More about the WPC 2013 awards

    Step-by-step submission guidance

    As a reminder, please review the Microsoft Dynamics award categories here.

    What you’ll hear at WPC 2013

    This year, keynotes and sessions will feature content that focuses on four areas of the modern era of computing: Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, and Social Enterprise. Conference tracks are aligned to your business model, Microsoft products and technologies, and public sector and commercial industries. There are also the Business Leadership, Emerging Leaders, and U.S. Subsidiary tracks.

    More about WPC 2013 Tracks

    More about WPC 2013 Sessions

    US activities at WPC

    Expect a fun, relaxing evening that includes butterflies, dinosaurs, and exquisite jewelry at the US Celebration at WPC, when the US team hosts you at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Tuesday, July 9. During the conference, visit the US Lounge and attend sessions in the US Subsidiary Track. Also, follow the US Partner Team blog for an announcement about the US diversity event.

    More about the U.S. Celebration

    US Partner Team WPC blog

    When making your travel plans, keep in mind that Registration, the Expo, and WPC Connect all start on Sunday, July 7, and there are sessions planned until mid-day on Thursday, July 11.

    More about the WPC 2013 Agenda

    I hope you will plan to join us in Houston this year for a great event! Follow the U.S. team on the road to Houston through the US Partner Team blog and on Twitter at @WPCUS.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 On The Go Readiness Blitz Sweepstakes

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    Did you miss the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift? Do you have resources that couldn't make it to the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Presales Roadshow? Want to know more about Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 on Web Client?

    Block a day in your calendar for a personal ‘training Blitz!’

    Sixteen Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 readiness webcasts have been created exploring the 2013 release and reviewing content that was delivered in live events so you can revisit the material and expose additional resources to key concepts and information about this exciting release. Armed with this information it will assist you in broadening your knowledge of this new product. Attend and learn the new functionality that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 has to offer.

    Attend any four (4) of the sixteen (16) webcasts listed on PartnerSource between March 15, 2013 and May 15, 2013 and you will be enrolled to win a prize.

    Sweepstakes Prizes for Qualifying Courses Include:

    • Two (2) Grand Prizes:   A 32 GB Surface RT with Cover
    • Five (5) 1st Place Prizes:  An Optoma PK320 Pico Projector

    Visit PartnerSource for complete sweepstakes official rules.

    --Kevin

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    Convergence 2013 – Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics SL Attendee Offer

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    For a limited time Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and Microsoft Dynamics SL existing customers who attend Convergence 2013 are eligible to receive a 20% discount on additional Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics SL users and/or modules meeting a minimum System Price List value of USD $2,400. The discount may be applied across certain product line or edition transition fees.

    Local availability is subject to confirmation by the corresponding Microsoft Business Solution subsidiary.

    This offer is available from April 1, 2013 through May 30, 2013. License orders received after May 30, 2013 will not be subject to this offering. Discounts will not be automatically applied; the Partner-of-Record must affirmatively request the discount by applying the promo code while processing the order.

    Please visit PartnerSource for complete offer details, limitations, and terms & conditions.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics Reimagines and Unites the Worlds of Business and IT

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    A lot of great and exciting news as Microsoft Dynamics officially kicks off Convergence!

    NEW ORLEANS — March 19, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. today opened a sold-out Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 with a keynote address from Microsoft Business Solutions President Kirill Tatarinov featuring Microsoft Dynamics customers Chobani Inc., Habitat for Humanity International, Revlon Inc., Shock Doctor Inc. and Weight Watchers International Inc.

    Speaking to more than 11,000 attendees, the largest in conference history, Tatarinov addressed how business leaders can reimagine the way they engage with customers, build brand relevance and collaborate with employees to stay ahead of the changing roles across all levels in business. Observing the increased influence of marketing and other areas of business over a company’s technology investments and the value of collaboration, Tatarinov reinforced the idea that business functions can work more effectively when they unite with their IT counterparts. Tatarinov noted that Microsoft Dynamics is uniquely positioned to serve as a catalyst for unity, and he announced new advancements in integrated marketing, embedded social capabilities, and new cloud and mobile scenarios enabled through Microsoft Dynamics solutions that will help businesses unite with their customers, unite their organizations, and unite their people and technology.

    For more information, including Microsoft Dynamics CRM news on MarketingPilot and Netbreeze GmbH as well as new applications for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, please access the complete press release on the Microsoft News Center.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics AX EA Starter: A Limited Time, Exclusive Offer for Enterprise Agreement Customers

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    This promotion offers Microsoft Enterprise Agreement customers the opportunity to add Microsoft Dynamics AX into one of their business operations, and gain more speed and agility with this limited-time offer.

    EA Starter: Get 3 Enterprise User CALs and 50 Self-serve User CALs with their first Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Server license. Contact your customers with the email templates provided on PartnerSource, and use the official rules fact sheet to guide your conversation with customers! See the customer landing page for more information.

    This is a limited-time offer from March 1, 2013, to June 28, 2013, for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 licenses. Microsoft offers 3 (three) Enterprise CALs and 50 (fifty) Self-serve CALs with the acquisition of the first ever (one-time only) Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Server license. This promotion is available only under the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement licensing program. All licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance coverage.

    --Kevin

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