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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Our Microsoft Dynamics R&D Team is pleased to announce that we have released a set of updated implementation content for Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Online.
To highlight, content updates were made available for the following solutions:
The content covers a broad set of solutions and took the collaboration of many product teams to gather, edit and review the final submissions.
For more information please visit PartnerSource.
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Connect with the Microsoft Dynamics United States Regional teams during these regularly occurring monthly web seminars. Save these upcoming dates on your calendar!
East Region – registration details
The goal of the East Region Monthly Microsoft Dynamics Partner Calls is to provide a forum where you can get the information you need to leverage the programs, resources and best practices that we develop and discover to accelerate your business and enrich your partnership with Microsoft. Each call features East Region representatives and includes focused segments allowing deeper conversations and questions.
Central Region – registration details
The Central Region Monthly Microsoft Dynamics Partner Calls are intended to help keep partners up to date on new programs, new offerings, and the latest sales-readiness information. Each month, various individuals from the Central Region and Microsoft corporate teams will regularly cover both sales and light technical-readiness topics.
West Region – registration details
The West Region Monthly Dynamics Partner Community Calls are intended to help our partners stay informed with new programs, new offerings, and address key marketing business topics that our Partners have requested more guidance/insight into to help drive better marketing results.
If you are unable to attend the live events, all event materials will be posted to PartnerSource.
In anticipation of the upcoming launch we’ve recently create a new page within PartnerSource to help prepare United States based Microsoft Dynamics partners for the US Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail release.
Use the tools, training, and content posted here to help with your own successful launch. The following content will be updated periodically, so be sure to check this site often for new materials.
You can also find the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 global partner launch portal on PartnerSource – including the latest news, marketing materials, demo tools, and readiness activities.
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 pricing and licensing was announced at Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 as Business Value Licensing. There are a variety of partner readiness materials on PartnerSource, and to complement those resources we have scheduled a partner web seminar next week on January 19 at 9:00AM PT. Due to inclement weather in the Seattle, WA area, this call has been postponed until Friday, February 3 at 9:00AM PT.
The purpose of this session is to continue your immersion into Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Pricing and Licensing, and provide you with a detailed understanding of some tools that have been created to make scoping easier. In addition we will review the current License Terms and deepen your current knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Licensing. Session highlights:
Register for this event on the Partner Learning Center.
Our partner readiness team has put together this great training opportunity for partners looking to ramp up on the latest Microsoft Dynamics CRM release!
The November 2011 service update brings integrated social collaboration capabilities to customers and moves towards a unified Microsoft Office 365 experience and enhancements for enterprises using Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the cloud. With this update, we begin delivering waves of innovation to customers on a six month release schedule. These new features were delivered at no additional cost to existing customers. Today, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Office 365 provide a seamless experience for end users. With the November 2011 service update, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online will begin to simplify cloud service management by offering a common administration, billing and provisioning platform with Office 365 to enterprise customers on the Microsoft Office 365 portal. This initial wave in the move to a unified Office 365 platform makes a number of technical and administrative benefits available to enterprise customers.
Education of our partners is a key component to a successful launch and with this launch we are bringing you readiness your way! Either attend the available web sessions on demand today OR join us December 14 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM Pacific for a Partner Training Blitz Day focused on sales & technical roles within your organization- leveraging the same titles but augmenting with Microsoft online Q&A. This will be a great benefit for your organization to build their skillsets around this release and have your questions answered by Microsoft Experts!
Find additional resources regarding the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Q4 2011 Service Update on PartnerSource.
12/20/2011 UPDATE - If you missed the live event, you can now access the on demand recordings through PartnerSource.
Many of you are aware of the multiple partner training opportunities we have associated with preparing your organization for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. We now have an update for your marketing staff to help assist them with their launch activities courtesy of the US launch team.
Later this month we will launch our campaign landing environment which will serve as our platform for the September 13, 2011 September 8, 2011 Global Virtual Event. With this event you can participate in the following ways. Microsoft will provide the banners, template and other marketing materials to help with your launch efforts.
In addition we would like for you to let us know about the activities you are planning after September 26, 2011 so that we can promote them on our campaign page. These activities can either be in-person events, web seminars, or trade shows that you are participating in. By following our simple guidelines, we will work to get them listed. Together we can work to make this the best launch ever!
Visit PartnerSource for complete details.
6/22/2011 Update from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Team
Great news!! For what may be a first, we are moving the Virtual Launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 forward. That is right we are moving the date to September 8, five days earlier. Moving this event to this date and closer to General Availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 will allow us to create a bigger bang and maximize awareness in the market. It also helps us drive pipeline soon after GA and summer holidays worldwide.
If you have scheduled viewing parties for September 13, you can move them to September 8 at 9:00 am Pacific or you can keep them on September 13. If your event is happening on the September 13, the virtual event can still be utilized on demand. The only difference will be the utilization of live online chat. Keep in mind that September 26 still remains the date for the listing of your activities on our launch site as discussed on the US Partner Launch Portal.
If you missed hearing the news last week from your Microsoft sales representative, I wanted to let you know the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online "Cloud for Less (April/May Edition) Offer" has now been extended to end on June 30, 2011.
Until June 30, 2011, Microsoft will send qualified organizations $200 for each Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Subscription license. For instance, customers could buy 30 seats and get $6,000, or buy 100 seats and get $20,000. Customers can use the money to accelerate their Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online implementation. Whatever they want to do, Microsoft will send customers money to help them get started fast.
In addition, organizations can license Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for only $34/user/month- a special "Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Launch Price" which also ends June 30, 2011. It’s a great way to get started with one of the best CRM solutions in the industry.
For more information, including terms and conditions for United States based customers, visit PartnerSource.
Many partners continue to see their customers and prospects inquiring about cloud-based business solutions. Do you have a firm understanding of the requirements needed to determine your organization’s ability to focus on the cloud?
Delivering on our commitment to the cloud and responding to increased interest from customers, Microsoft Dynamics has announced our intent to deliver the next version of each of our Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. That means the next versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics SL will all take advantage of this exciting new platform to allow our customers unparalleled flexibility in deploying cloud solutions throughout their organizations.
Countdown to the Cloud Training
The ERP market is shifting to the cloud, and the time to plan how your business will transition is NOW.
The Microsoft Dynamics Transition to the Cloud Leadership Video Series offers 30-minute online training courses to help business leaders understand:
Visit PartnerSource to access the complete video series.
Countdown to the Cloud Training Offer
As a US-based Microsoft partner attending 4 of the 6 videos in the Microsoft Dynamics ERP Transitioning to the Cloud Leadership series, you will become eligible for a 1:1 cloud readiness consultation voucher, up to a $500 value. The consulting engagement vouchers can only be used with pre-approved vendors.
To qualify for the offer, partners must complete the online video courses between July 2, 2011 and August 31, 2011 and all consulting engagements must be completed by September 30.
This offer ends at 5:00 PM (PDT) on August 31, 2011, or after ten partners have qualified for and obtained consulting engagement vouchers, whichever occurs first.
Review additional eligibility criteria and resources on PartnerSource.