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.
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Learn more about the upcoming pricing and licensing plans with these quick reference guides which provides a one-page overview of the basics. (PartnerSource login credentials required.)
· Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Pricing and Licensing Quick Reference Guide
· Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Pricing and Licensing Quick Reference Guide
The Microsoft Dynamics AX product management team is proud to announce the availability of Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) for organizations implementing and running Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. These services provide tools to help customers realize business value from their Microsoft Dynamics AX investments.
What is Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services LCS helps organizations model, manage, and maintain their Microsoft Dynamics AX implementations by utilizing Microsoft Dynamics AX meta-data and best practices to simplify and standardize the implementation process. The Windows Azure-based workspace provides a Microsoft hosted online environment that allows Microsoft Dynamics AX customers to collaborate with their implementation experts.
For more information including documentation, online instructional videos, and the opportunity to test drive, please visit PartnerSource.
With the launch of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Microsoft will be providing customers with greater flexibility and choice in scheduling their upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall ‘13. We suggest you work closely with your Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online customers to ensure any customizations, processes and workflows continue to meet expectations after the upgrade takes place.
The following resources provide details on the existing customer communication plan for the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall ’13. This information should help inform planning and coordination with your customers as you prepare for the upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall ’13. Some information on these pages will be updated as we move closer to the launch date so please bookmark and check back frequently.
· Get more information about the Customer Driven Upgrade
· Review the FAQ on Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Upgrade Preparedness and CDU
· See the existing customer communication plan for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall’13
Over 800 Microsoft team members, partners, and sponsors are gathered in Denver, CO this week for the United States Microsoft Dynamics Field & Partner FY14 Kick Off Event.
This event is not only an opportunity to build momentum from FY13 but to connect & collaborate with Microsoft field teams, the Microsoft Dynamics partner channel and Microsoft Dynamics ISV’s. We are excited to build on the energy of the key messaging from Worldwide Partner Conference relative to driving success in the US Microsoft Dynamics business!
Key Pillars of the Kick Off:
· Celebrate our Fiscal 2013 Accomplishments · Collaborate to drive world class execution in FY14 · Win, Drive, Grow Current and New Deals · Build momentum and share our FY14 priorities · Educate and share insights · Align & Connect with Microsoft and Our Partners
Attendees will gain key insights from several Microsoft leaders including Dave Willis, Vice President of US Microsoft Dynamics, as he discusses how we expect to leap forward through strategy and execution. Jeremy Thies, US Microsoft Dynamics Partner Lead, will then share his vision of the partner & industry evolution. From there, we will break out into detailed solution focuses – Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics AX, and Microsoft Dynamics ERP SMB. Additional guidance will be provided related to the Microsoft Dynamics brand and regional synergy.
Partners will have several opportunities to connect with their various Microsoft stakeholders to collaborate on their FY14 business plans.
Finally, we want to extend a huge thank you to our 44 Sponsors and 16 Premiere Sponsors for your participation in this event.
We look forward to celebrating future success and building the momentum for FY14!
Proving to customers that your organization has what it takes to consistently execute high-quality Microsoft Dynamics AX implementations is no easy task. That’s why our Microsoft Dynamics Global Partner Readiness team has announced an upcoming certification program that will help your company and employees show their level of AX expertise.
The Microsoft Dynamics AX Solutions Excellence Certification Program has been designed to enable Microsoft Dynamics partners and individuals to achieve the highest level of certification on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
The Microsoft Dynamics AX Solutions Excellence Certification Program is aimed to help you:
· Distinguish your partner organization and employees from the competition, and show your level of expertise to customers.
· Demonstrate your company’s ability to provide proven, high-quality Microsoft Dynamics AX implementations.
· Provide your employees with a learning path to attain the highest level of Microsoft Dynamics AX certification.
· Provide your customers with best-in-class Microsoft Dynamics AX technical resources.
Beginning in H2 FY14, Microsoft Dynamics will be launching the exams for two out of the three Microsoft Dynamics AX Solutions Excellence Certification Program tracks, enabling Microsoft Dynamics partners and individuals to achieve the highest level of certification on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
For more information and complete guidance, please visit PartnerSource.
The Getting Ready Guide has recently been refreshed to incorporate updated exam names and on demand training day blitz information with the v1.3 update. As always, this is a living document and will receive multiple revisions as we head toward the product launch later this year.
Download and access the latest guide on PartnerSource within the partner launch portal.
Microsoft is collaborating with this year’s The Partner Connections Event to offer one of the very first in-person partner readiness training sessions for the next launch of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, code-named “Orion”.
The Partner Connections Event is scheduled for October 20-22 in Tampa, FL with the Launch Symposium happening on the afternoon of Sunday, October 20.
With sessions covering key platform enhancements, upgrade considerations, mobility options, and product leadership, partners will benefit from content that impact them most.
Visit the event website to register for this partner readiness event and see a complete list of sessions.
If you’re also attending the AXUG, CRMUG, or GPUG Summit 2013 Tampa, you can attend The Partner Connections Event at a discounted rate.
Orion is the next launch of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 after the December 2012 release, Polaris. This launch of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 is highly anticipated and right around the corner.
As a Microsoft Dynamics CRM partner, it is now time to make plans to ramp up! Microsoft is making it easier by collaborating with this year’s Partner Connections Event to offer one of the very first in-person partner readiness training sessions in Tampa, FL on October 20. With sessions covering key platform enhancements, upgrade considerations, mobility options, and product leadership, partners will have a LOT to take away from this in-depth readiness event.
We’re excited about this half day of CRM learning that all partners can benefit from. And it doesn’t stop there! After the Orion launch event, partners will partake in two information packed days filled with sales, marketing, leadership, consultant, and developer workshops.
Visit the event website to register for this partner readiness event and see a full list of sessions.
The Microsoft Dynamics team is adding a new benefit to Software Assurance—an SSDPS Planning Services engagement to help qualified partners work with Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers to create custom implementation plans.
This new benefit will help create new opportunities, increase Microsoft Dynamics SA renewals, and deepen your engagement with current Microsoft Dynamics customers. Registration opens on October 1, 2013, and is available exclusively for Microsoft partners with a gold competency in Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
For additional information and to learn more, please visit PartnerSource.