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.
I am excited to announce the availability of the new and improved Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 2015 Virtual Foundations course. We have completely revamped this course with new CRM 2015 content, and are leveraging the new Dynamics Learning Portal. This allows us to bring it down to one night/week of Instructor Training, and brings the cost down from $3995 to $1750, a 44% savings, while still fully preparing consultants on CRM 2015 and certification exams.
Join us to ramp up on the new features and functionality of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015. This virtual instructor-led course will focuses on both product knowledge and certification as key objectives. Access to the Dynamics Learning Portal is required, learn more here.
This course will prepare you for the following exams:
As part of this course you will be provided three exam vouchers – a $450 value!
Course will consist of self-directed weekly learning with corresponding weekly instructor-led 3.5 hour sessions; 4/23/15 through 6/4/2015 with class hours of 6:30pm – 10:00pm CST.
Thursday night conflict? Sessions will be recorded and sent out to attendees on the Friday following the Virtual Session. Get certified on YOUR schedule!
Take Advantage of Exam Offer
Build your product knowledge and capabilities by earning the certifications and accreditations that help you and your company stand out.
By purchasing a Microsoft competency exam pack, this will provide exam vouchers to individuals within your organization to prepare them for their Microsoft Certification exams and to achieve your organization's SPA, CSA and competency requirements. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mpn/
As we are approaching another half year end, it is critical your organization is monitoring the SPA and CSA performance in PartnerSource Business Center (PSBC). To view what your current discounts are go to PSBC > Partner Discounts & Fees. Then go to PSBC – Sales Summary and review your license revenue as well as customer adds to make sure you can maintain or current discount or look to increase it before the end of May. As a reminder, if your discount goes up, you have that discount for the remaining of the Current half year plus the next half year.
After the success of the pilot launched in January, the US Dynamics Partner team has joined forces with Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance (DynAA) to train students and recent graduates on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, educate them on the exciting opportunities in a Dynamics career, and connect our Partners with this pool of quality candidates who are new to the CRM channel.
This Microsoft Dynamics CRM Career Connect Bootcamp is comprised of:
We are inviting our CRM Partners, to join us, and very cost -effectively use the job fair to recruit young talent!
June 1 – 5
June 15 – 19
June 8 OR 19
Please contact Jhelsi Gulmon to indicate your participation interest, with the following information: location you are interested in attending, an estimate of the number of positions you would look to hire from the program. Please note that space is limited.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Spring '15 will help companies deliver differentiated and compelling customer experiences. Therefore, the United States Dynamics team is pleased to announce a special offer that is available to help your customers save money and get started fast if they choose to move forward with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for their business.
Starting April 1, 2015 through May 29, 2015, Microsoft will send qualified US-based customers purchasing between 30 and 250 licenses of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online eligible SKUs a rebate of USD $200 cash for each license purchased. The offer allows US-based customers who make a qualifying license purchase to earn a rebate. Your customer can use the rebate any way they like. For example, they can use it to accelerate their implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online with your partner services. Customers must commit to a one (1) year Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online subscription license contract for each Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online subscription license acquired under this offer.
Your Call To Actions
- The customer facing web page with full terms and conditions can found here. A Partner FAQ is posted with this article as well.
- This offer is available to new and existing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online customers that purchase new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online licenses.
- This offer cannot be combined with any other offer except for the Sales Productivity Solution Promotion, the Customer Engagement 360 Promotion, and the Connected Customers Promotion, provided that customers meet the requirements of both offers.
- Microsoft provides this material for partners' convenience and informational purposes only. You may not change any of the claims made about Microsoft devices and services and must follow all Microsoft trademark guidelines. Consult with your own attorney to ensure you follow all applicable laws, including any anti-spam laws.
Please direct questions around the offer claims process to AXCRMRebate@microsoft.com. We are confident the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online “Cloud NOW!” Adoption Rebate will help you close out the quarter strong!
Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX Functional Training
Microsoft Dynamics AX: Fast TrAX Functional + Industry Training
Microsoft Dynamics AX: Fast TrAX Express Training
Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX Developer Training
Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX Summer Institute
Microsoft Dynamics AX Fast TrAX Developer 2.0 Training is a foundational training program for new Microsoft Dynamics AX Developers that focuses on the exact curriculum formerly covered in fifteen days but, expedited and capitalizing on the elements that excite and challenge our developers: coding and troubleshooting within the AX product. Developer 2.0 also includes exposure to Data Migration, Mobility, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Connector and Office 365 to help attendees prepare for upcoming releases.
Focusing on hands on labs, trainer demos and certification preparation; this course will help build the initial muscle for a successful Developer on the Microsoft Dynamics AX solution. This coupled with mentorship within your organization will help your developers in being successful and contributing to your organization’s bottom line.
Pre-work and Curriculum: This course leverages the content provided on Dynamics Learning Portal (DLP). Attendee must have access in order to leverage this course, to view more info about the DLP please see here.
As a product or license seller to customers in the public sector, it’s important for you to be current on the latest pricing updates, to anticipate real-life customer scenarios, and to know how to share about Microsoft business opportunities. Our Sales and Licensing Excellence webcasts for our public sector partners can help you acquire this information and have more effectual customer conversations. The webcasts range from 100- to 300-level and cover a variety of Microsoft products and technologies. In our live webcasts, you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions to our experts.
You can view the current schedule and access recorded sessions anytime at http://aka.ms/lspwebcasts. We’ll also share them in the Training Recommendations Yammer group, include the listings on the Hot Sheet training schedule, and post updates on Twitter.
Schedule of Public Sector On Demand Webcasts: SQL for Government Licensing Review and Best Practices (Level 200) Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Government (Level 100) Microsoft Azure Government (Level 100-200) Microsoft Azure Government Cloud Solutions Webcast and Executive Keynote (Level 100) Azure Government Licensing (Level 200-300)
New! Take the Sales Excellence Challenge
In addition to the sales and licensing updates you receive on our webcast series, preparing for and taking Sales Specialist assessments can round out your knowledge and improve your ability to talk with customers about Microsoft technologies.
Partners who both attend one of the webcasts posted on this blog post (live or on-demand) and pass an eligible Sales Specialist assessment between February 1 and April 30 will be entered* into a drawing for one of three Surface Pro 3 tablets. You can view offer details and links to the assessments after February 1 at http://aka.ms/saleschallenge.
*No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. + DC 18+ with an active MPN ID. Game ends 4/30/15. Official rules.
The 2015 Partner of the Year Awards program is your opportunity to compete for awards that showcase the solutions you’ve built on Microsoft technologies to benefit our mutual customers. Receiving a Partner of the Year Award positions your company for new business opportunities, generates positive press coverage and can lead to even greater market recognition. Here are the Microsoft Dynamics specific awards but feel free to see what other awards are applicable for your organization: Cloud Customer Relationship Management; Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Microsoft Dynamics – Industry. Reminder: Tool closes on April 14, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST.
Confirm your organization is ready for March 1, 2015 by completing the latest certification exams.
You can view that information by going into PartnerSource Business Center – Exam Results.