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.
Annual Dynamics user conferences – hosted by the independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV – empower users to connect, learn and share through focused peer-to-peer education and intimate networking opportunities.
The independent user groups for Microsoft Dynamics AX (AXUG), Microsoft Dynamics CRM (CRMUG), Microsoft Dynamics GP (GPUG), and Microsoft Dynamics NAV (NAVUG) are hosting their annual conferences the week of October 21, 2013 in Tampa, FL.
· AXUG Summit 2013 – October 22-25 – Tampa Convention Center · CRMUG Summit 2013 – October 22-24 – Tampa Marriott Waterside · GPUG Summit 2013 – October 22-25 – Tampa Convention Center · NAVUG Forum 2013 – October 22-24 – Tampa Marriott Waterside
· AXUG Summit 2013 – October 22-25 – Tampa Convention Center
· CRMUG Summit 2013 – October 22-24 – Tampa Marriott Waterside
· GPUG Summit 2013 – October 22-25 – Tampa Convention Center
· NAVUG Forum 2013 – October 22-24 – Tampa Marriott Waterside
These four separate events – while hosted simultaneously in Tampa – are exclusive of one another and are led by users and experts from their respective Microsoft Dynamics product community. All Dynamics customers and partners are invited to participate!
Summit and Forum provide Microsoft Dynamics users a unique and intimate opportunity to dive deep into their Microsoft Dynamics solution, tackle challenges and learn from the experiences of other users who think and work like they do. Users will engage in interactive learning sessions, roundtable discussions and valuable networking opportunities at an event hand-crafted exclusively for the Microsoft Dynamics community.
For additional information, please visit PartnerSource.
Microsoft Dynamics Operations has scheduled instructor-led training sessions available regionally (Americas, EMEA & APAC) in September 2013 to provide an overview of the operational impacts of the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics CRM release. You are encouraged to register and attend these sessions.
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For more details and to register, please visit PartnerSource.
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.
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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.
Hotel accommodation deadlines are quickly approaching – do you know where you’re staying? Staying at one of the conference hotels lets you take advantage of transportation to and from Microsoft, and provides additional opportunities for networking with other conference attendees. Book your hotel room today!
Close the week with the big reveal! Friday’s sessions you can’t miss!
Friday’s General Session, “The Future: Microsoft Dynamics GP – Close the week with a WOW!” will host the big reveal of upcoming apps, features, and technology that the Microsoft Dynamics GP development team has been keeping under wraps. Microsoft has been leading up to this all year – don’t miss out by leaving early!
To help you maximize your time, a luggage check area will be available during Friday’s sessions. Transportation from campus directly to the Fargo airport will begin at the close of the conference. We recommend booking flights with departures time of 2:00PM Central Time or later to ensure you don’t miss a minute of Tech Airlift!
Bring a friend, co-worker or your team!
Technical Airlift sessions feature role-focused content for pre-sales consultants, developers, and implementation consultants. Make the most of the conference offers by bringing a friend, co-worker or your teammates! Check out the session schedule, then make plans to divide and conquer each track to bring an entire conference worth of training and education back to your organization. Don’t forget to register your team!
Need more reasons to attend?
Follow the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog for a variety of updates on why you should attend and what you'll miss if you don't make it to the event.
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Thanks to everyone who attended the Partner Blitz on July 31! We had a great turnout! July 31 was also the eXtremeCRM 2013 Anaheim early bird deadline, so the eXtremeCRM team has graciously agreed to extend the early bird pricing to Blitz attendees through Friday, August 9. Use discount code Blitz when registering to receive the discount.
If you haven’t seen it, check out the eXtremeCRM agenda. eXtremeCRM has really turned up the volume with close to 60% more sessions than last year. They are each custom designed to ramp your entire organization on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and to help you compete more successfully to win!
The timing couldn’t align better with our upcoming launch. This will be the time to get all your questions answered on this game changing new release. We are excited to be collaborating with the eXtremeCRM team on this official partner launch event to ensure you are ready to win with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013.
Get ready to ACCELERATE your business!
Use discount code Blitz to receive early bird pricing through midnight, Friday August 9, and join us at eXtremeCRM 2013 Anaheim on November 3-6, 2013.
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