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 Local Engagement Team brings together Microsoft's extensive network of technology providers, local community organizations like chambers of commerce, and offices of strategic alliance partners like Comcast, FedEx, and banks. They provide a wide variety of resources to enable partners to jointly conduct a wide variety of local activities that address the overall business needs of small and midsized customers, incorporating products and services from Microsoft as well as from the partners. This approach enables customers to learn about business solutions from local trusted advisors, and provides our partners the opportunity to leverage our extensive array of resources to more effectively grow their businesses.
Microsoft has created a Local Engagement Toolkit that includes resources to:
Also, you'll find information regarding how to connect with your local business development manager.
Msdev.com provides a comprehensive collection of online training geared towards developers creating business applications and solutions on Microsoft technologies including SQL Server, Microsoft Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Internet Explorer 8, and Windows Vista.
I performed a quick search to locate the Microsoft Dynamics content, be sure to check it out here.
Microsoft is offering new customers the opportunity to receive one free Microsoft Dynamics Business Essentials (BE) license for every three BE user licenses purchased. Offer expires June 26, 2009. Available only in the United States.
We've officially been up and running as a new team for just over four months. Learn about our areas of expertise and how we can help!
This year, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference attendees will find U.S. content throughout the conference, culminating in more than 20 U.S.-specific sessions on Thursday, July 16. See the preview of tracks and sessions to start thinking about how you can make the most of your time.
Note: these preliminary tracks are not final and are subject to change at any time.
We've experienced some very captive audiences for the March and April broadcasts, so take the time to register for May's event. Typically, 4 to 6 topics are discussed at a fairly quick, and concise pace. The monthly Invigoration Station broadcasts address timely topics and share proven tips for marketing and selling Microsoft Dynamics effectively. There's no PowerPoint to watch or URLs to copy down (topic details and resources are posted on the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community website after each live broadcast).
Register via the Microsot Partner Learning Center
During a tough economy, it is very important to not lose track of your existing customers' needs. Leverage your "trusted advisor" relationships with these customers to help them utilize their Microsoft Dynamics solution to its full potential.
Microsoft has developed the "Your Business Solution Roadmap" tool to help you produce an implementation roadmap for your customers that merges the world of business process with the right Microsoft Dynamics functionality and the people who need it.
Download the tool now to help you reduce the time and cost it takes to sell additional users and modules.
To help you achieve your certification requirements to ensure your organization is compliant by July 1, 2009, we are launching a United States Microsoft Dynamics Exam Blitz. There will be two components to this EXAM BLITZ*, the exam cram sessions via web seminars and the certification blitz.
Visit PartnerSource** for full promotional details.
*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Sweepstakes are open only to legal residents of the 50 US (includes D. of C.) 18+ who are employees of companies actively enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Program. Exam Cram sweeps ends 5/15/2009, Exam Blitz sweeps ends 6/5/2009. For full rules, including alternate method of entry, see official rules for each program.**PartnerSource login required.
The United States (U.S.) Microsoft Dynamics Offer Summary Sheets have been recently updated with all the latest U.S. Microsoft Dynamics offers currently in market. Visit PartnerSource to view these offers today!
I'm excited to announce a new series of web seminars to help partners take their business to the next level.
The six-part Microsoft Dynamics Business Leadership Web Seminar Series will help you dive deep into your business planning and customer scenario strategies and define your next steps to put in place. This training equips partners with tools they can use to dramatically improve their profitability and grow their Microsoft Dynamics practice. This training is critical for Microsoft Dynamics partners, owners, and senior managers who have complete access to the executive planning for the organization.
Starting weekly April 14th through May 19th, this series will cover: