Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog

Microsoft Dynamics Partner Events, Information and Tips

Posts
  • Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog

    RELEASED!! - Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 (Integration Tool)

    • 0 Comments

    An exciting update coming yesterday from the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Management and Marketing team! The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 (Integration Tool) has just released and is generally available for US installs of Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.

    For more information check out the Microsoft Dynamics GP blog.

    --Kevin

  • Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog

    Microsoft Dynamics ISV Strategy - Top Ten Tips for Getting Started

    • 0 Comments

    ISV solutions are essential to the Microsoft Dynamics strategy. More and more customers choose a solution because of the value that an ISV has added to a Microsoft Dynamics product by developing a packaged software that fits their specific industry or business needs.

    Top ten tips on getting started. If you are an ISV (Independent Software Vendor) new to Microsoft, here are some ideas that have been helpful to others as they engaged with Microsoft. (this is an abbreviated version, check PartnerSource for the complete details).

    Some guidance on the first steps:

    1. Focus on completing your product. You need to quickly and efficiently get your product to market.
    2. Build your business. This illustrates the strength of your company, your product and your winning approach to the commercial software business.
    3. Think vertically. This is also how your customers think. For example a customer would be looking for a retail management solution for his retail business and not for an ERP solution. Build industry-focused solutions leveraging your industry expertise.
    4. Develop repeatable, packaged, "out of the box" solutions for faster implementation vs. starting from scratch each time. It will allow your resellers to focus on selling solutions, instead of customizing them for each customer. As an ISV your software business needs to be a volume business. The easier the implementation the more customers you can sell to.
    5. Develop solutions on the right Microsoft Dynamics product platform targeting mid-sized organizations. You need to look at the entire Microsoft product offering and determine what products add the most value to your solutions.
    6. Certify your solution to provide a proof for customers and to attract the best resellers.
    7. Build a business plan with Microsoft to show how our companies provide the most value to our customers.
    8. Find reselling partners in other countries and own that vertical in several regions. You can also think of working with other ISV partners to aggregate solutions, for example connecting a vertical (such as a chemical industry solution) with a horizontal software (such as payroll) for a more complete solution.

      Microsoft's commitment to ISVs:
    9. Strategic marketing support for high-value partners.
    10. Providing a Partner Account Manager if you are a managed partner to help with opportunities and business development.

    --Kevin

  • Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog

    Microsoft Dynamics Invigoration Station Radio Broadcast – October 7

    • 0 Comments

    These lively and somewhat humorous monthly broadcast address timely topics and share proven tips for marketing, selling and servicing Microsoft Dynamics effectively. There’s no PowerPoint to watch or URL’s to copy down…the only URL’s will be your hosts…the UnRuly Ladies!!!

    The October 7 broadcast at 11:00am Pacific  features updates from the News Desk, Dynamics GP Product Management team, Inside Sales, Operations as well as recaps from the the GP Partner Connections and The Partner Event conference. And don’t forget about those jingles!!!! Watch the video below for more information.

    Click here to register for the event.

    --Kevin

  • Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog

    License Model Transitions (LMT) Easy In Partner Contest

    • 0 Comments

    Drive License Model Transitions (LMT) before the end of December and win a $400 Amex gift card! Microsoft’s contest for its Dynamics GP, NAV, SL and AX Certified partners rewards the partners who sign the most LMT’s from 10/1-12/23/2009.

    Prizes are:

    • Partner Organization signing the most LMT during the contest period will win a $400 Amex gift card.
    • 2nd Place partner will win a $200 Amex Gift Card.
    • 3rd Place partner will win a $100 Amex Gift Card.

    To help partners in signing LMTs, see the LMT Easy In Sales Offer here.

    Click here for complete partner contest details.

    --Kevin

  • Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog

    Test the Upcoming Sure Step Release!

    • 0 Comments

    Microsoft Dynamics partners are invited to review the next release of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step! Reviews of the upcoming Sure Step beta will begin the week of October 5 and will run through the first week of November. What to expect as a beta tester:

    • Minimum one week commitment to reviewing the latest release in regards to new and updated content and interface modifications.
    • Access to a secure site to download the Sure Step beta release.
    • A series of Live Meetings to review the beta release, with emphasis by topic area.
    • Conduit to provide feedback to the Sure Step team in a timely manner.
    • Satisfaction that your actions will help to make the next version of Sure Step a better product prior to release!

    To find information regarding how to sign up for the Sure Step beta, visit PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

  • Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog

    YouTube Channel Launched for Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community

    • 0 Comments

    The Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community YouTube video channel provides quick tips and coaching for Microsoft partners to help them more effectively market, sell, and service. Our goal is to enable partners to successfully build their Microsoft Dynamics business and increase their profitability.

    We expect to add new video content to the channel on a weekly basis. We'll also invite various "special guests" to provide insight into key Microsoft Dynamics partner programs, product launches and readiness activities.

    --Kevin

  • Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog

    Customize Your Experience with New Features in PartnerSource and CustomerSource

    • 0 Comments

    We’re excited to deliver the next set of improvements to PartnerSource and CustomerSource. New functionality makes it easier for you to customize your web experience, freeing you up to spend more time supporting your customers and your business, and less time looking for information.

    When you consider that there are over 400,000 documents across PartnerSource, CustomerSource, Knowledgebase and eLearning, staying on top of information that impacts your business or the role you have in your organization is imperative to you and to your customers. From hearing your concerns through technical support, at conferences like Worldwide Partner Conference and Convergence, it’s been clear that you want us to focus our efforts on improving the discoverability of information greatly. We started this with updating the PartnerSource and CustomerSource search engine in May, and we’re continuing it with functionality available in this release.

    Customize your experience with My Page

    My Page provides you with a custom dashboard of information that works precisely how you work. You can set up My Page quickly with the types information important to you, then check it each time you visit PartnerSource to see what news or content is available that impacts you and your business. To get started, you can choose My Page from the navigation at the top of the PartnerSource homepage. Take a few minutes and explore My Page – you can change it or customize it at any time – and set it up to begin working for you today.

    Check out more important features by clicking here.

    --Kevin

  • Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog

    Microsoft Dynamics Acquisitions Accelerate Industry Innovation for ERP Customers

    • 0 Comments

    Some big news coming from the Microsoft Dynamics AX team earlier this week. I've included part of the press release below.

    REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 22, 2009 — Building on the Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategy to drive industry-specific innovation for customers and enable partners to deliver repeatable, vertical solutions, Microsoft Corp. today announced the acquisition of four industry solutions that will extend the core capabilities of one of Microsoft’s ERP products, Microsoft Dynamics AX. This move supports Microsoft’s promise to enable the Dynamic Business, which includes offering flexible business applications that remain relevant as business needs evolve.

    "With these acquisitions we are investing in building industry functionality directly into the Microsoft Dynamics AX application, while other ERP vendors are cutting corners or trying to reconcile multiple industry offerings as a result of acquiring several companies," said Crispin Read, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics ERP. "We are a safe haven for customers and partners who depend on us to drive continuous innovation in our products and lower the total cost of ownership."

    The following acquired technology will be offered as part of Microsoft Dynamics AX, which will give partners the opportunity to drive deeper vertical solutions for customers in manufacturing, professional services and retail.

    • A process manufacturing solution acquired from Fullscope Inc., which provides tight integration of business processes across discrete manufacturing and process manufacturing.
    • A professional service solution acquired from Computer Generated Solutions Inc., which delivers a single system to manage projects and resources, execute financial transactions and customer billing, and match resources with client assignments.
    • Retail solutions from LS Retail EHF and To-Increase Denmark A/S, a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbus IT Partner A/S, that enable Microsoft to provide an end-to-end retail solution including store management with point-of-sale, merchandising and ERP capabilities.

    With these technology acquisitions Microsoft is providing core industry functionality embedded into Microsoft Dynamics ERP applications, allowing partners to focus on the last mile of innovation, which has been shown to have the greatest impact on a customer’s business. In fact, IDC research shows that Microsoft Dynamics ERP partners with vertical focus outperform those without in several key areas including higher overall customer growth, a higher proportion of revenue from new customers, larger deal sizes, and a trend toward higher operating profit margins. 

    --Kevin

  • Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog

    Microsoft Dynamics US Partner Training Hotsheet Now Available

    • 0 Comments

    Receive the latest in partner training information at your fingertips with the Microsoft Dynamics US Partner Training Hotsheet. Download, save, and/or print this Hotsheet for quick and easy access to the upcoming training schedule.

    --Kevin

  • Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog

    Microsoft Dynamics GP “11” Preview

    • 0 Comments
    Check out this exciting news coming from the Microsot Dynamics GP Product Marketing and Management Group regarding the Dynamics GP "11" Presentation Pack. It includes a PowerPoint and 2 new demos.

    The PowerPoint includes:

    • Dynamics GP 10
    • Dynamics GP 10 Feature Pack
    • Dynamics GP 10 SP 4 (Extender, CRM Adapter)
    • Updated Dynamics GP Roadmap
    • Updated Dynamics GP 11
    • Appendix with other misc slides we get asked for.

    View their full blog here.

    --Kevin

Page 107 of 118 (1,179 items) «105106107108109»