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  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Apprenticeship Scheme 2014

    The Grand Wazoo… Slightly off-topic, but I just found out that applications are still open for our first ever Microsoft UK Apprenticeship Programme which starts in September 2014. We are looking for school leavers aged 16 years + to join either our Business Management or Technical stream. ...
  • Blog Post: Introductions

    Hi everyone! My name is Marco Amoedo and I am the new CRM Partner Technology Advisor in the UK. My role as part of the UK Dynamics Team is to evangelise and ensure the technical enablement of Microsoft Dynamics CRM partners. My colleague Simon has invited me to his blog so I can use this forum to share...
  • Blog Post: UK CRM Blog is 5 Today

    I'm Still Standing... I can't believe it, but 5 years after I arrived on the blogsphere with my first post , announcing the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, I'm still here. Back then, I didn't expect to be working in the world of business solutions for another five years, but looking...
  • Blog Post: Off Topic: Zune On Windows Server 2008 R2

    Soul Vaccination… I try not to post off-topic stuff too often, but this is kind of related to my CRM demo laptop configuration so there is a link. As I mentioned in my earlier post I have made the move from Windows 7 to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V for my CRM 2011 demo environment. Although...
  • Blog Post: We Are (Possibly) Hiring

    Like A Stone… I heard a rumour that we may be looking for another CRM pre-sales person (Technology Solutions Professional or TSP in Microsoft-speak) to join my team here in the UK. If you are interested in finding out more about the role, why not send me an e-mail (in the strictest confidence...
  • Blog Post: Unscripted Humour Outbreak In WPC Keynote Shock..!!

    Mambo No. 5… I was watching a recording of yesterday’s opening keynote from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, when Richard Riley (an ex-colleague from my PTS days here at Microsoft UK) made an impromptu show of support for the English football team, right in the middle of a...
  • Blog Post: Declining Personal Returns In Social Media

    You Keep It All In… Time is indeed flying by in the Hutson household right now and I can’t believe it has been almost two months since my last post. I have a variety of CRM-related topics ready to blog, but can’t find the free time in which to write them up as fully as I would like. I read this...
  • Blog Post: Mind Your Language

    Ramble On... Now I'm all for a bit of healthy competition in the CRM market, and highlighting your products benefits over the competition is just part of a standard sales process. However, I did have to laugh when I saw an e-mail sent by a sales rep. from another CRM vendor, to a client who had recently...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Steal

    Stuck In The Middle With You... Although this is not Microsoft CRM related, I just saw today that we're launching a limited-time only offer for students where they can purchase Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for just £38.95 at www.theultimatesteal.co.uk . Students can download this version of Office...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics RSS Feed For UK Partners

    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence... OK, no sooner had I posted yesterday about the Global Dynamics Partner Instant Update Screensaver than the UK Dynamics Partner team have come out with their very own RSS feed. The RSS feed will enable the partner team to structure their communications more effectively...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics Partner Instant Update Screensaver

    God Put A Smile Upon My Face... I came across this new resource for Microsoft Dynamics partners on the PartnerSource web site here . " The Microsoft Dynamics Partner Instant Update Screensaver gives you the opportunity to get updates on an ongoing basis from the global Microsoft Dynamics Product...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Webcasts for May & June

    Perhaps Vampires Is A Bit Stron But... I just saw an announcement on Susan's blog of a 6-part series of webcasts devoted to SQL 2005 Reporting Services. Although not Microsoft CRM specific, they look like a great source of information if you trying to develop new CRM reports or customise existing...
  • Blog Post: Blog postings and song titles

    Word Up... It wasn't long before someone made a comment about my use of song titles for blog postings - http://geekswithblogs.net/ajames/archive/2006/01/05/65035.aspx . All I can say is that I stared with the noble intention of making each song title relevant to the content contained within, but it...
  • Blog Post: Getting down with Excel 2007

    The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret... I've been keeping up to date with new developments in the 2007 Office System, and in particular how Excel 2007 and SharePoint 2007 are going to have a major impact on how we interact with business applications such as Microsoft CRM. We just posted a WebCast on http...
  • Blog Post: An early look at Commerce Server 2006

    Bright Side Of The Road... Some of you may already know that I try and watch at least one technology-related webcast each week in order to expand my horizons a little further. On the whole, I find them a useful adjunct to instructor-lead training courses, technical conferences, online articles and...
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