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.
Throughout this week you’ll see a series of recently produced videos explaining the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics.
The Cloud Easy Offer allows United States customers who make a qualifying Online Services subscription purchase to earn a partner subsidy. With the Cloud Easy Offer you can benefit from subsequent purchases of Microsoft software, Online Services subscriptions or your associated services when customers redeem their subsidy checks with you. The offer is valid through September 30, 2012.
What’s new about The Cloud Easy?
1. Includes Only Online Services – Earn subsidy payout on Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Windows Intune, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Lync Online and Microsoft Exchange Online in a single subsidy offer.
2. Claim validation – Claims submitted for all eligible subscription purchases made starting July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012 will be considered valid. Please refer to the program terms and conditions for further details.
Familiarize yourself with the Offer details. The Offer Bill of Materials will available for download from the Microsoft Partner Network portal at http://aka.ms/cloudeasy.
We are confident the Cloud Easy Offer will help you close out on Microsoft Online Services deals!
Finding and producing fresh and exciting marketing content can sometimes be a challenge. Especially, when you try to create content to fit into new marketing platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
As our US Microsoft Dynamics marketing team explains, Nurture Butterfly is an excellent application of the “Do more with less” mantra we use to sell our business solutions. This one simple tool allows you to quickly write, track and share valuable content across multiple social networks with ease. It automatically measures your results and offers functionality that can’t be beat by other dashboard tools. Best of all it’s a one-stop-shop for the latest and greatest Microsoft content, and the monthly investment will barely dent your marketing budget.
Butterfly Publisher is an essential social media tool for Microsoft Dynamics partners. According to a recent survey of partners using Butterfly Publisher, 70% of users increased their social media marketing in FY12 as a result of the tool.
Through September 15, 2012 partners can receive a free 30 day trial.
Visit PartnerSource for more information.
Due to popular demand, the session recordings from the conference that was held in Houston, TX on March 22-24, 2012 are now available on the Partner Learning Center. These session recordings will help you prepare for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail release.
Please note that the recordings are organized by track. You can find a summary of what was covered in each of the two tracks as well as the recordings links on PartnerSource.
The Microsoft Dynamics Operations Team is excited to announce the availability of a new destination for all of your Microsoft Dynamics CRM and operations related resources. They have shared this update.
To improve operational readiness and simplify online content searches, we have developed a Microsoft Dynamics CRM “hub” on PartnerSource as a single source of key Microsoft Dynamics CRM operational resources that help partners better serve their Microsoft Dynamics CRM on-premises and online customers.
This new resource contains the following sections:
Access the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Operational Resources page on PartnerSource.
Join the FY13 Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Interactive MicroSessions!
What is an IMS?
The Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community IMS is an interactive microsession dedicated to enabling partners to grow their business. Live sessions are hosted monthly for ERP, CRM, RMS, and new partners.
What can you expect in an IMS?
You will get the latest business insights, Microsoft news, offer updates, sales and marketing updates, readiness, tools and resources, Microsoft Partner Network updates along with the irreplaceable insights from your fellow partners. We dedicate about 30 to 45 minutes to an interactive presentation and dedicate the remaining 45 to 60 minutes to freeform Q&A and discussion driven by you the partner.
Interactive MicroSessions are built around three pillars:
How do I join an IMS?
Register for upcoming sessions by visiting the United States Microsoft Dynamics Partner Training & Events Calendar.
Visit PartnerSource to access the complete FY13 schedule of upcoming IMS events.
The Dynamics Hour offers partners a monthly training opportunity where subject matter experts deep dive on one or two Operational topics. The August 2012 calls will be held during the weeks of August 6 and 13.
Learn more and register for the upcoming events through PartnerSource.