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November, 2009

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    Participate in the Microsoft Dynamics Customer Reference Program

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    The Microsoft Dynamics Customer Reference Program enables you to showcase customers that have demonstrated business success utilizing Microsoft Dynamics solutions. You and your customers have an opportunity to promote awareness of your expertise in the marketplace as a market leader using Dynamics solutions and to build stronger relationships across Microsoft connecting with various groups interested in showcasing your expertise. And as a partner, you have access to one consolidated customer database of references to help close sales opportunities.

    The Microsoft Dynamics Customer Reference Program is focused on creating awareness around your organization's competitive advantage, innovation, and best practices. We provide an excellent forum for you to connect with other organizations that share similar business challenges. This program provides an opportunity for you to gain momentum with internal stakeholders and those within our field organization. Partners can use created materials such as case studies and videos for your sales engagements.

    There are a variety of customer reference opportunities to participate in. Case studies are a cornerstone of our program and we would like to discuss the possibilities for development and promotion of a study

    To participate, just simply provide the following information: Email your Partner Contact info, Customer Contact info, Dynamics Solution, and Industry to DynaRef@microsoft.com. A Microsoft customer reference professional will contact you after you e-mail.

    To find current customer evidence/case studies, please visit the Microsoft.com Case Study Web Site. This site provides a global search engine offering multiple search options for locating case studies by Product Line, Industry, Country/Region, Organization or Product Name. There are also many other sites offering tailored search options on Dynamics customer evidence. For a listing of customer stories, please click here.

    To request a customer reference, please access the request form here.

    --Kevin

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    Our FY10 Q2 Partner Academies, Demo2Win, and Discovery2Win Workshops Commitment

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    We are committed to holding FY10 Q2 Partner Academies, Demo2Win, and Discovery2Win workshops even if we have below desired enrollment to help with your concerns about limited availability of certification classes and provide you with the confidence that you can get into these sessions without risk of cancellation.

    Highlights include:

    • Four options to learn more about the new Microsoft Dynamics AX industry solutions, Lean Manufacturing and Process Industries, in November and December.
    • Addition of a Sure Step course.
    • More Partner Academies will be led via online delivery so partners do not have to incur travel expenses.

    Close your skill gaps and attain the knowledge you need for required certifications. Register today!

    Click here to view the schedule.

    --Kevin

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    Check Out The New Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team Blog!

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    Microsoft Dynamics NAV team blogs are being combined into one blog -- the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team blog, which will feature technical content, announcements, and news from many different bloggers from all parts of the Dynamics NAV team. So far, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Sustained Engineering blog and the NAV Developer's blog have been combined with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team blog.

    Check out the official announcement here on the blog!

    --Kevin

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    Stephen Elop Debates SalesForce.com’s Founder on the Future of Cloud Computing in The Economist Magazine’s Live Online Debate

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    Watch Stephen Elop, President of Microsoft Business Division, engage in an online debate with Mark Benioff from Salesforce.com on Economist.com starting November 10 and continuing until November 18th. The topic is cloud computing and Stephen Elop will discuss Microsoft’s cloud strategy, outlining why a hybrid approach to the cloud, with the choices afforded by software plus services, is the best approach for businesses.

    You can watch The Economist online debate as it’s in progress, or review the final results any time after November 18th.

    The debate will be conducted via written statements (not live video) and is presented in Oxford style. The weeklong debate will include and opening (Nov. 10), rebuttal (Nov. 13) and closing statements (Nov. 18). It will be moderated by Economist reporter Ludwig Siegel. Throughout the debate, readers will participate by casting their votes, changing their votes and providing comments for the debaters and moderator. At the end, there will be a declared winner and a declared loser. The discussion promises to be both lively and informative and we hope you can participate.

    --Kevin

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    Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics – Why ISVs are Partnering with Microsoft Dynamics

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    Are the costs and time to develop compelling business solutions holding your company back? Have you wondered if there is a better way to build business solutions? If your company could save up to 70 percent of their development time and therefore get to market faster, would that be of interest? If the answer to these questions is yes then consider attending a series of webinars focused on why you should consider building your next solution on a Microsoft Dynamics platform.

    Over the course of a week our Microsoft Dynamics experts will take you through an overview of the Microsoft Dynamics message and will drill into two of our solutions, Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM. During these sessions you will gain insight into the capabilities these platforms offer out of the box as well as how they can be extended to meet you customer’s unique business needs. In addition to Microsoft presenters, you will also see independent software vendors who have developed applications on the Dynamics platform. They will talk about their real world experiences with the platform.

    Microsoft Dynamics offers a way to empower your organization with the ability to react quicker to your clients’ needs and offer solutions built on a proven development platform. You owe it to your existing and future clients to watch this webinar and to learn how you can take advantage of Microsoft Dynamics.

    Sign up today at - Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics – Why ISVs are Partnering with Microsoft Dynamics

    If increasing your developers’ productivity and time to market by building solutions on a Microsoft Dynamics development platform is something you would like to discuss now, please consider reaching out to the Microsoft ISV team now by emailing dynusisv@microsoft.com with your contact details and industry focus. We will have a Microsoft ISV specialist contact you to start you on the road to a faster and more streamlined time to market and above all work with you to become a successful Microsoft ISV Partner.

    --Kevin

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    Order Central Partner Quick Reference Guide for Microsoft Dynamics ERP

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    There is a new guide available to help partners navigate through the recently launched Order Central tool. You can access the Order Central Partner Quick Reference Guide for Microsoft Dynamics ERP - How to Process an Order on Order Central via PartnerSource.

    Also, don't forgot about the highly rated, Chat Now service to contact Microsoft Dynamics Operations for questions regarding product orders, ordering policy, licensing, and registration keys. The Chat serviced enables you to contact the appropriate Regional Operations Center, which supports your business -- the European Operations Centre (supporting EMEA), Asia Pacific Operations Center (supporting APAC), or the Americas Operations Center (supporting North and South America). The instant chat option is available for immediate response from the Customer Care Team during normal Local Regional Operations Center business hours.

    --Kevin

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    Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics

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    Whether you are a new Microsoft Dynamics partner organization, or just a new employee within an existing practice, the new Getting Started page on PartnerSource is designed to ensure you have the essential resources to set you off on the right foot.

    The website contains key information on:

    • Recommended Reading
    • Training
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Development

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics Advertising Campaign

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    The Microsoft Dynamics Advertising campaign is designed to build awareness with prospective customers in key industries about how Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions fit their business and drive efficiencies. In creative alignment with Microsoft’s significant investment in the "Because It’s Everybody’s Business campaign, the Microsoft Dynamics Advertising Campaign uses the voices of real customers to showcase how Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM have helped them to drive efficiencies and realize true ROI within their business. With placements in targeted industry print and online publications, the campaign’s goal is to build awareness that Microsoft Dynamics provides ERP and CRM functionality that fits. The campaign will be running in the US beginning in November 2009, followed by Canada, Germany and the UK. To ensure that you capitalize on this opportunity, we’ve developed campaign components that you can use to build awareness with prospective customers for your business and visually align with this awareness investment.

    --Kevin

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    Connected Business Offer for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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    Microsoft is excited to announce the "Connected Business Offer" - a Microsoft Dynamics promotion targeting businesses currently using either Microsoft Dynamics GP or Microsoft Dynamics CRM that wish to take advantage of the recently released Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0.

    The promotion is comprised of up to a 20% discount on user licenses off the relevant Dynamics Price Lists for the complementary product. i.e. For customers of Microsoft Dynamics GP, CRM, and for customers of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, GP.

    Click here for complete details of the customer offer.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Announces New Dynamics ERP Online Services

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    Customers can now combine online services with on-premise ERP or on-demand ERP to quickly increase business capabilities. Read the announcement below courtesy of Microsoft Press. Below is a quick overview...

    REDMOND, Wash. Nov. 19, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. today announced a collection of online services that can be attached to its Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, including a new Sites Service built on the Windows Azure platform, a new Commerce Service, and an expansion of its Payment Service. In addition, the company revealed that its Microsoft Dynamics ERP hosting business has more than doubled in the past year, demonstrating strong uptake by partners to deliver Microsoft Dynamics ERP via on-demand and subscription-based hosting models as well as complementary services.

    "Our customers increasingly appreciate the option of moving certain applications and services into the cloud while maintaining an on-premise option for their ERP solution," said Crispin Read, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics ERP. "Providing this choice and flexibility is a competitive advantage for us and our partners around the world."

    Click here for the full announcement.

    --Kevin

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