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.
Earlier this week at the sold out Directions EMEA 2013 conference in Vienna, Austria, Microsoft announced the upcoming availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 in October 2013. This release builds on the great momentum we’ve seen since launching Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 last year and further reinforces the value of Microsoft Dynamics NAV as a business solution from Microsoft that is quick to implement, easy to use, and with the power to support your business ambitions.
For more information, please read Paul White’s complete blog post on The Edge.
In order to ensure that we can deliver the best event experience, the timeliest and most actionable information, and the highest level of participation for you at the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference, the dates for the upcoming event are changing from November 12-14, 2013 to February 3-5, 2014.
For more information, please visit the event website.
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.
If you are still debating whether or not to attend this year’s Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift, you must check out this recent fabulous post about the event on the Developing for Dynamics GP blog.
The blog’s editor, David Musgrave, has provided keen insight into the upcoming partner readiness activity, and includes a plethora of web links to content you may have missed promoting the conference.
The event is scheduled for September 18-20, 2013 in Fargo, ND.
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!
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 transition of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to the Microsoft online services environment will happen in phases for both partners and customers. These phases are designed to help ensure that all partners and customers are transitioned in the most efficient way possible. Microsoft has carefully identified customers and partners for transition during each phase based on their solution and system restraints.
For details regarding the communications your customers will receive if they are transitioning in Phase II, please visit PartnerSource. For additional information on your role as partner of record in Phase II, please click here.
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.
This new interactive guide provides step by step guidance to help you get set up on all our systems, help you understand your role as a partner and help you start working with Microsoft Dynamics Operations to place orders and keep track of your revenue performance.
Access the SPA Partner Welcome Guide on PartnerSource.
Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2013 is the premier technical event for Microsoft Dynamics AX. Register before August 31 to save $300.
For more information, please visit PartnerSource.