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.
Passing along an important update regarding new changes to our Microsoft Dynamics ERP pricing and licensing that you definitely need to ensure you are up to speed on. As a Microsoft Dynamics partner you should take a fair amount of time reviewing and understanding everything listed below.
Effective September 1, 2010, Microsoft is introducing three lighter access license rights to help our customers more affordably extend their Microsoft Dynamics ERP to more people within their organization.
Microsoft is committed to helping our customers get more out of their Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution by enhancing their ability to easily extend the reach of their solution to virtually everyone within their organization. We are restructuring our Microsoft Dynamics® Client for Microsoft Office® (DCO) offering as a suite providing customers who have people with lighter needs the power of choice. Customers have new licensing options when accessing their Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution by means other than the rich client. These options are available whether deploying a web-based experience or taking full advantage of the great interoperability with Microsoft Office® and Microsoft SharePoint.
Starting September 1, 2010, Business Ready Licensing customers have access to three new licensing rights: The Microsoft Dynamics® Light User (DCO rebranded), the Microsoft Dynamics® Employees Self Service User, and the Microsoft Dynamics® Limited Device CAL. The Microsoft Dynamics® Light User and the Microsoft Dynamics® Employees Self Service User (but not the Limited Device CAL) will also become available to Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) customers on October 1, 2010.
For additional resources, visit the: Extending Your Microsoft Dynamics ERP Solution – Microsoft Dynamics ERP Pricing and Licensing News page on PartnerSource.
To learn more, you have the opportunity to attend a training session on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 8:00am Pacific. If you're unable to attend the live event, it will be recorded for on demand viewing.
Back in 2005, I helped with the launch of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 release by managing a 22-city partner readiness roadshow, and several other activities. Roughly, a year later I moved into a different role at Microsoft, but I'm constantly impressed with the numerous updates going into the latest releases of our Microsoft Dynamics products.
On a related note, I ran across a new guide on PartnerSource covering the key functionality updates that span the past three releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP. The last three releases are 9.0, 10.0, and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010. This 3-page guide is fairly simple to navigate and highlights a lot of great functionality that you can share with your prospects and existing customers.