The following need a little air time - enjoy!

  • A lot of partners have shown interest in CRM Live (Which is really called Dynamics CRM Online - which isn't quite as catchy). You can try it out free for 30 days at http://offers.crmlive.com/thirtyday
  • I know a lot of smaller partners subscribe to the Actions Pack (oodles of software for just £199). There are changes which will affect you - and Dell Quinn gives a great summary over at Partner TV.
  • There is a new leadership section on the UK Partner Portal - the Partner Library. The intention is to provide an honest and analytical approach to the challenges and opportunities faced by partners. Currently there are three articles up there. It includes an interesting quote from the UK MD to help set the tone "Microsoft isn't doing its best to help partners to succeed in these difficult market situations".
  • Licensing (to me anyway) always seems too complicated. www.microsoft.com/isv/licensing/ is a first step towards simplifying the Microsoft Licensing landscape. We’ve also launched an updated ISV Royalty Licensing page which offers a new Demo (in SilverLight!). A step in the right direction - but a lot more to do!