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.
The Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Management and Marketing team has recently pushed out several exciting updates regarding the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 on their daily blog. Here's a quick overview:
Make sure visit the official blog of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP, for all of your Microsoft Dynamics GP news!
Do you ever wonder who is the right contact at Microsoft when you need assistance? Attend this 90 minute web seminar on Thursday, September 17 at 12:00pm 1:30pm Central Time to learn about the resources and tools available to help you navigate the "Microsoft waters" and simplify your day to day inquiries as a Microsoft Dynamics partner. You will learn about brand new resources as well as Fiscal Year 2010 updates to existing resources and tools that are ready and waiting for you to take advantage of!
Topics include how to get the most out of Dynamics Partner Marketing Services and Campaigns, Microsoft Partner Programs, Regional Service Centers, Technical Pre-sales Assistance, Technical Support, KnowledgeBase, CustomerSource, PartnerSource, Partner Readiness Training, Learning Plans, Operations, Existing Customer Assistance and Renewals, and the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Team’s resources.
Click here to register today!
Who should attend Demo2Win? EVERYONE involved in the presentation portion of your sales process, including salespeople, pre-sales consultants, and sales management (especially those who define the sales process in the organization). It is important that all attend to optimize communication and effectiveness in your presentations.
Who should attend Discovery2Win? EVERYONE involved in the Discovery portion of your sales process, including salespeople, pre-sales consultants, and sales management (especially those who define the sales process in the organization). Even implementation consultants and project managers who what to improve their interviewing and listening skills will benefit from this one day class.
Click on the links below for more details.
Microsoft is providing a 6-month free trial of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online or On-Premise to customers with 250+ PCs and/or 500+ employees, and we are inviting ISV partners to match this 6-month free trial of their ISV solution. Through this program, partners will have a chance to:
Top of Mind DetailsSpecific steps for participating in the program are outlined on PartnerSource.
PS - I'll be out on vacation Thursday & Friday, so expect the next blog posting on Monday!
The Microsoft Dynamics GP team is excited to announce the availability of a new white paper documenting the successful Performance Benchmark Testing of Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 with SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008. The team tested the scalability of Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 running with 1,000 constant concurrent users in heavy transaction processing and analysis activity across various functional areas of the solution. This document details a sample customer environment that was able to process nearly 3.3 million business transactions (with a total of more than 10.6 million transactions line items) in an 8-hour day. The paper also details real-life customer performance results of existing Microsoft Dynamics GP Customers. Download the white paper today for all of the details.
ISV solutions are essential to the Microsoft Dynamics strategy. More and more customers choose a solution because of the value that an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) has added to a Microsoft Dynamics product by developing a packaged software for a very specific industry or business need. To show this commitment, Microsoft has created a new Partnersource landing page to support ISVs with developing and selling software solutions. This page also helps resellers who are interested in connecting with ISV's and selling their solutions.
The new website includes:
Also, don't forget about Ready-to-Go Campaigns for ISVs.
Take advantage of newly revised and customizable Ready-to-Go Campaigns for independent software vendors (ISVs). These marketing campaigns give you a simple, fast, and inexpensive way to expand your marketing power.
Special Offer: Receive U.S. $250 towards your marketing efforts.
Use promotional code RTG250 to get a US$250 discount on Ready-to-Go campaign costs, such as list rentals, printing, or shipping or US$250 rebate on Ready-to-Go services, when you place your order between now and December 31, 2009.
Demand for solutions built on the Microsoft Dynamics xRM platform are accelerating around the world. Customers and partners alike are harnessing the power of Microsoft Dynamics xRM to rapidly build relational line-of-business applications. Understanding the capabilities and value of Microsoft Dynamics xRM is critical to your success.
Microsoft Dynamics xRM Sales & Marketing Workshop1 Day: 9:00am - 4:00pm
This workshop is snapshot geared for any Microsoft partners interested in learning more about the selling and marketing the Microsoft Dynamics xRM platform. To build upon this workshop we recommend Microsoft Dynamics xRM training with more advanced, hands-on coursework in the form of Academies coming later in the year.
Microsoft Dynamics xRM Technical Sales Workshop2 Days: 9:00am - 4:00pm
This workshop is a snapshot geared for any Microsoft partner interested in learning more about the selling and deploying on the Microsoft Dynamics xRM platform. To build upon this workshop we recommend Microsoft Dynamics xRM training with more advanced, hands-on coursework in the form of Academies coming later in the year.
Coming Soon! Microsoft Dynamics xRM Partner Academy3 Day: 9:00am - 5:00pm
This offering is a technical deep dive partner academy for IT Professionals and consultants of Microsoft Dynamics partners who sell Microsoft Dynamics xRM.
By attending this training, you will:
For more information and registration updates, click here.
The Microsoft Dynamics Analyst Evidence Kit contains third party evidence and other resources for you to use in your sales and marketing activities. Each month, where relevant, we will update you with additional analyst reports and fresh media quotes as coverage posts.
All content is ready for you to distribute broadly as part of your sales and marketing activities. The analyst reports come with links to the reports which can be forwarded to your customers & prospects. The quotes from analysts in recent news articles may be forwarded, used in presentations and copied into marketing materials. The pre-made media quotes contained in this kit and can be plugged into your presentations.
For Partners who have news to share and are interested in creating awareness, Microsoft has created Public Relations (PR) Win Release materials designed to help you promote customer wins through the news wire. What better way to create awareness of your expertise with Microsoft Dynamics than through a PR Win Release that highlights important quotes, wins and facts from customers who will experience key benefits within their industry. You can promote your win release with Microsoft or on your own with step by step guidelines which are included in our PR Win Release Kit. Generating awareness of new customer wins through PR Win Releases is a great vehicle to promote success and should be added to your overall marketing plan.
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Technology Adoption Program (TAP) team is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for participation in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ‘7’ Technology Adoption Program. We are looking for enthusiastic participants to provide detailed feedback on our product beginning October 2009. Participation in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ‘7’ TAP requires a customer willing and able to Go-Live in production prior to Microsoft Dynamics NAV ‘7’ RTM.
Find more information about the program, requirements for participating and how to nominate your company by clicking here.
Space is limited and the nomination process will close on September 30, 2009. We hope that you will join us in validating Microsoft Dynamics NAV ‘7’!