Festival De Ritmo…
A couple of months ago I saw a Windows 8 “CRM for Sales” concept demo produced by Reuben Krippner from the CRM product marketing team. Although it was just a standalone UI demo, it provided a good insight into where the CRM product engineering team were going with their planned “Orion” release in Q2 2013.
Over the last few weeks, we have installed this demo onto the Surface devices of every Microsoft UK employee we could find, and the customer reaction has been amazing. I ran a CRM “compete” event for partners a couple of weeks ago, and I heard some great stories about how sales conversations change when customers actually see the device in action, and how this has accelerated CRM deals.
I have also seen evidence about how the combination of Surface + the CRM “Orion” Concept Demo has had an impact. For example, one of my CRM customers (the business banking division of a major UK bank) told us this is exactly what their business managers need and, prior to seeing this, they were going to place an order for an alternative (non-windows) tablet device.
There has been one drawback. For legal reasons, Reuben was unable to release the concept demo outside of Microsoft. This was a real shame since this is exactly the sort of thing that our partners should have in their sales “Armoury”. The good news is that those legal issues have been overcome, and you can now get hold of the app via Microsoft PartnerSource.
If you have access to PartnerSource, you can download the app, and a demo script here - https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/marketing/marketingcollateral/demos/msdcrmwindows8cptdemo.htm
There are a few caveats you should be aware of when showing this concept demo to customers:
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I'd love to try this out but when I run the Powershell script, it says it can't acquire a developer licence. Any ideas?
I downloaded the files from PartnerSource. I put these files on a Windows 8 VM. Instructions in the document does not work. When I right-click on the file, I have no option to install with PowerShell. Can you please provide *working* instructions to allow people to install the demo? Thanks.
Tommy. Have you have enabled PowerShell in Windows 8?