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April, 2012

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    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Fast TrAX Training Program – May and June 2012 Dates Added

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    Our partner readiness team has successfully graduated two groups of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Fast TrAX students thus far in 2012, representing both the Consultant and Developer tracks, and we recently kicked off a new class for consultants this week on Monday.

    For new Microsoft Dynamics AX partner professionals with high interest in the class, yet haven’t had the opportunity to attend the training, there are still a couple of opportunities left in FY12.

    • Fast TrAX for Developers – May 7-25
    • Fast TrAX for Consultants – June 4-29

    For complete details and to register, visit PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Q2 CY2012 Partner Training Blitz Day

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    CatchCRMFever Transform

    In anticipation of the next Microsoft Dynamics CRM release, our partner readiness team requests you to Catch the Fever!

    This new training is designed for Microsoft Dynamics CRM partner professionals involved in the selling and demo process. Build out your skill sets over the course of two half-day training opportunities.

    Education of our partners is a key component to a successful launch and with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Q2 CY2012 service update we are bringing you the return of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Blitz Day! Join us May 17 & 24 for two blitz days of content.

    Microsoft will provide content focused on selling the story, conducting effective presentations, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, and winning sales strategies of the new release, augmented with a team of Microsoft Experts available through Q&A. This will be a great benefit for your organization to build up skillsets around this release and have your questions answered by Microsoft Experts.

    AGENDA

    Part 1 - May 17, 2012 starting at 8:00 AM Pacific

    Part I topics include:

    • Welcome
    • How to Sell Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Q2 CY2012
    • Selling the Sales & Marketing Story
    • Selling the Customer Care Story
    • Selling the Social CRM Story
    • Selling the Technical Decision Maker Story
    • Making it Real Through DemoBuilder

    Part 2 - May 24, 2012 starting at 8:00 AM Pacific

    Part II topics include:

    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Service
    • Winning Sales Strategies in Competitive Environments
    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Ecosystem
    • Operations
    • Best Practices Panel

    Register today via the Partner Learning Center.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics Master VAR Open House – May 2012 Web Seminars

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    Please join us for a series of interactive webcasts with SBS Group, Tribridge, and Socius. Each Master VAR will provide an overview of their unique program and answer your questions. These calls will not be recorded, so be sure to attend live to learn more about the Master VARs, how to work together, and whether the program is right for you.

    Agenda (click each specific link to register)

    SBS Group – May 1, 2012

    Tribridge – May 2, 2012

    Socius –May 3, 2012

    In fall 2011, the Master VAR program officially launched in the United States – find more information on PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

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    Build a Demo Your Prospects will Love with Demo Builder

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    The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Product Marketing team is excited to share this update.

    Build a demo your prospects will love!

    Great stories make memorable and compelling demos. To deliver a great story you need to tailor it to your prospects unique industry and business requirements. This story must highlight how people can be more effective in their jobs by effectively connecting to the people and data they need to develop and maintain meaningful relationships with their customers.

    Microsoft’s mission is to help our customers realize this vision through tools such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Office 365 (SharePoint Online, Lync Online, Exchange Online), and Windows Azure. Telling a story that spans these technologies can be complicated, especially if you don't have expertise in each. But, if you only focus on your primary area of expertise, we probably aren’t showing the best solution Microsoft can offer. That’s why we're here to help!

    Introducing Demo Builder

    Demo Builder is a ClickOnce application implemented in Windows Azure that automatically deploys a “Business Solution from Microsoft” showcasing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Office 365, and Windows Azure. Now, you can easily tell a story about how people can leverage social, mobile and cloud-based business applications to amplify sales and drive productivity with just a couple of clicks.

    Visit PartnerSource for complete details.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Office 365 Partners – Increase Your Revenue with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

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    4/3/2012 UPDATE – DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    If you are a Microsoft partner focused on Office 365, and have a keen interest to learn more about Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, you’ll definitely want to attend this upcoming web seminar on Wednesday, April 4 at 9:00AM PT.

    This 60-minute live web seminar goes deep on the opportunity for Microsoft Office 365 partners to sell Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. The course explores why Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online matters to customers as a catalyst for being more effective, and why Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online matters to you as a partner. The course also outlines best practices and business modeling for how Microsoft Office 365 partners can be successful and profitable selling Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

    Register for this web seminar on the Partner Learning Center.

    --Kevin

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    Get Ready! – Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Partner Launch Portal

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    Last month Microsoft held the largest Convergence ever with over 10,000 attendees. To continue the exciting momentum from the conference, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV product management team has recently launched the new Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 partner launch portal.

    The launch portal includes a variety of resources to help Microsoft Dynamics partners get ready for the planned Q4 calendar year 2012 general availability date, including:

    • Technical readiness guidance
    • Marketing materials
    • Sales and demo tools
    • Recent news and events
    • Online community networking opportunities

    Visit the launch portal on PartnerSource to learn more today!

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics Drive Cloud Sales Web Seminar Series

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    Last week I was excited to announce the availability of the upcoming Competitive Selling Tactics and Information to Help You Meet Your Microsoft Dynamics ERP SMB Q4 Sales Goals web seminar. Today, I’m thrilled to share our US partner readiness team has expanded the content by introducing three additional web seminars.

    Welcome to the Microsoft Dynamics Drive Cloud Sales Web Seminar Series! All events will be held at 11:00AM PT and are 60 minutes in length.

    • Competitive Selling Tactics and Information to Help You Meet Your Microsoft Dynamics ERP SMB Q4 Sales Goals – April 10, 2012
    • How to Leverage Cloud Deployment Options as a Closing Strategy – April 17, 2012
    • 15 Tips for Getting the Deal with Your Proposal – April 24, 2012
    • Tactics to Unstick Stalled Deals –May 1, 2012

    To learn more about the series and to register, visit PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics Marketing Service Bureau Special Offer – Nurture Marketing Facebook Timeline

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    The US Microsoft Dynamics marketing team is excited to announce another great offer for partners from one of the Marketing Services Bureau vendors.

    Nurture Marketing Facebook Timeline Offer

    Are you unsure about your company's understanding of the changes to Facebook pages with the new timeline? Do you need help creating a powerful cover photo and enhancing your page layout in the timeline? Nurture Marketing's social media expert will help make sure you are getting the most of the new timeline for pages.

    This promotion is available for a limited time (through June 30, 2012). Please access PartnerSource for complete offer details and pricing information.

    --Kevin

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    Get Ready! – Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Partner Launch Portal

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    To build excitement, awareness, and to help prepare our partner community, the Microsoft Dynamics GP product management team has recently launched the new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 partner launch portal.

    The launch portal includes a variety of resources to help Microsoft Dynamics partners get ready for the planned Q4 calendar year 2012 general availability date.

    The portal is the place for partners to find the latest news and information about the release. It’s also the best place to access the most relevant collateral, technical resources, tools and training materials as they are made available.

    Visit the launch portal on PartnerSource to learn more today!

    --Kevin

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    New Microsoft Dynamics Operations Ordering Home Page

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    Just in time to help you close out Microsoft Fiscal Year 2012, Microsoft Dynamics Operations is pleased to announce the launch of the newly redesigned Global Operations Ordering Home Page on PartnerSource.

    According to the Operations team, these changes were driven by direct partner feedback in an effort to help make doing business with Microsoft easier. Better categorized content and more direct navigation will streamline your online experience and reduce the time it takes you to find information you need from Operations. From the new Ordering Home page you can now find the latest news and updates from operations plus 1-click links to the resources you need and use most frequently right at your fingertips. Be sure to bookmark the page to easily find license policy, agreements, Microsoft Dynamics CRM resources, key dates and deadlines and be sure to refer here often to get answers to common scenario-based questions and access to all our operations reference guides and training in one place.

    What’s new?

    • More dynamic content
    • Four new buttons provide 1-click access to key activities
    • Listings of links to key Operational resources
    • Get Started with Operations
    • Improved content tagging

    Tell us what you think by clicking on “give feedback” at the top of the new Operations Home page to let us know what you think of the changes.

    --Kevin

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