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.
Two new white papers are now available on PartnerSource!
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 on Windows Azure white papers help explain the partner opportunity and the value for the customer Additionally, this information will help you to license, quote and size correctly for your cloud services.
I am excited to announce new availability of the Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 2013 Virtual Foundation Training Program
With the recent release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 exams, we are excited to offer the second iteration of our Virtual Foundation Training course. The first class that is currently being held is our highest-attended virtual instructor-led training ever!
This course is an evening, instructor-led course consisting of eighteen 3.5 hour sessions. This training is delivered virtually through Live Meeting and CRM 2013 online trial licenses for students to complete Hands on Labs. This training will provide you with the knowledge you'll need to become a Dynamics CRM Applications Consultant and prepare you for 3 CRM 2013 exams, and includes Prometric exam vouchers:
The course will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from March 25th through May 21st.
Why is this Training Program Different?
Providing a training program to focus not only on helping new individuals prepare for certification but provide them an opportunity to learn from Certified Trainers with real world experience. We are excited to offer this program with a case study to drive additional hands on experience! The program for Consultants build comprehensive insights to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 product. This training will set consultants on the road to being successful and contributing to your organization’s bottom line.
Click here to Register Now!
Microsoft Dynamics GP: Now & Next Tour!
In just a little more than one year since its release, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 is showing strong market demand and continued innovation on an already robust feature set. With more than 60 new features in the combined Service Pack 1 & 2 releases, and the new Business Analyzer App, the solution available to your customers NOW is stronger than ever. And the business opportunity only gets better! The NEXT release of Microsoft Dynamics GP offers you compelling and unique competitive advantages to grow your Microsoft Dynamics GP practice by giving customers even more functionality and technology advancements. With seven stops on the Now & Next Insights Tour, you have multiple opportunities to engage with your Microsoft R&D and Field teams. There is no registration fee, but space is limited so register early to ensure a seat!!
Tour Dates and Cities - Register Today!
We only have a few spots left - REGISTER NOW!
This is the Sales and Marketing training that early adopting Dynamics AX Partners are raving about:
“..best sales session we have ever had as a company. We obtained many great ideas and tangible action items that I believe will really help us close a higher percentage of business.”
“…Couldn’t say enough positive things about Mark Stuyt. He was remarkably professional, a very sophisticated trainer and made us really rethink our sales process.”
Partners, this workshop is a unique opportunity to develop your strategies around selling into the Enterprise and in Verticals. Understanding how customer purchase behaviors are changing is key to making the right adjustments to your Sales & Marketing strategy in light of the changes happening in the marketplace.
As an outcome of the course you will walk out with a very specific and concrete action plan outlining changes you need to make to maximize your organizations revenue potential.
The 2.5 day Enterprise Sales & Marketing Excellence Workshop is an immersive experience in building a marketing and sales approach for reaching and engaging customers in the Microsoft Dynamics AX markets. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the buying psychology motivating today’s prospective buyers, and how — by offering high-value prospective customer experiences and aligned sales engagement you can accelerate sales results. During the course of the workshop your team will work together to build out a library of strategic marketing and sales assets (tools) customized to your business which can be immediately leveraged by your organization upon returning to the office.
Audience: Dynamics AX Sales & Marketing Professionals
When: December 4-6th
Where: Tampa, FL
Cost: $629 per person (Min of 1 Sales and 1 Marketing Professional Required per Partner Organization)
Knowledge is power; a phrase sometimes overused, but it really is true. There is not a more opportune time to plug into eXtremeCRM 2013 Anaheim. Chosen by Microsoft as one of the few destinations for a Global CRM 2013 Premier launch Event, eXtremeCRM Anaheim will unveil for you why this Dynamics CRM launch will define Microsoft’s future CRM business.
eXtremeCRM will go beyond the features, providing rich content that takes you to the next stage in your readiness journey. You will be face to face with the Microsoft Dynamics R&D team and experts in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM channel so you will get all your questions answered. In addition to the Deploy, Extend and Sales tracks, there are three great new tracks to help drive success in all areas of your business. These include Marketing, Demo for sales engineers and an Accelerate track designed to help emerging companies develop successful practices. Also, back by popular demand, is the Executive Summit where owners and executive leaders connect with Microsoft executives and industry leaders to discuss strategic business topics in a facilitated peer group environment.
There is no better place to equip your entire organization for the opportunity ahead. You can check out the full agenda and register on their website.
Don’t Miss Early Registration Rates!
More than 1,000 Microsoft Dynamics partners from around the world took advantage of the learning and networking opportunities offered at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference this past July—we’re looking to invigorate just as many at WPC 2014 in Washington DC. Join Us!
Register by October 31 for a Special $1,695 Price
Be part of WPC 2014 July 13-17, 2014 to make connections, build your business, share experiences and be recognized.
Hurry to register now for a special WPC price of $1,695 – registration fees will increase on November 1, 2013.
Details, terms and conditions online at http://aka.ms/wpc14_usreg.
Posting on behalf of Bill Patterson, Prinicipal Architect on the CRM Product Management team:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 is, without a doubt, the most important launch of Microsoft Dynamics CRM since we first created our online service. It brings to you a host of capabilities, empowering you to reimagine how CRM can increase your customer’s competitive advantage.
Because of the scope of this release, consuming it in a way that brings innovative solutions to customers will take diligent effort. We have begun that journey with the training blitzes, the FY14 kickoff event and other launch readiness resources. But the first 30 days in market will spur a whole new set of questions you haven’t anticipated. eXtremeCRM Anaheim is the place to get your real-world questions answered. It is where the Microsoft Dynamics CRM community comes together to deepen their knowledge. The R&D team as well as others who have been working with the product since pre-release will be there to fill in all the gaps.
In addition to great readiness on our current release, I’ll be presenting the closing keynote at eXtremeCRM on Wednesday, November 6th, providing you with unique insight to where our roadmap is headed. If you think Orion is a great release, wait until you see what other constellations are in the sky.
eXtremeCRM Anaheim, created by CRM partners, for CRM partners, presents you with a unique opportunity to rise above others in your field by equipping you with information you can’t find anywhere else.
If you haven’t registered, I urge you to check out their website to see a full agenda.
I’ll see you there!!
First of it's kind - It's never been easier to get your team trained and certified!
Based on partner feedback, we now have virtual online training supported by a live instructor. This course will be held after business hours (6pm to 10 pm) and enable CRM Partners to more cost effectively get their team trained and avoid travel costs and downtime.
We are providing a training program to focus not only on helping new individuals prepare for certification. You will be learning from trainers with real world experience and we using a case study to enable real hands on experience! The program for consultants build comprehensive insights to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 product. This training will set consultants on the road to being successful and contributing to your organization’s bottom line.
Exclusive to our inaugural offering partners will save 20% off the list price! (subject to the capacity constraints of this initial offering)
For many of you this is a key priority, and Microsoft Dynamics is here to accelerate that. We have sharpened our pencils and designed some game-changing ERP SMB promotions proven to aggressively increase Microsoft Dynamics’ market presence while boosting revenue for both Microsoft and Dynamics Partners. Additionally, we wanted to reward your successes and fuel your business for future growth with an appropriate partner Incentive.
Microsoft is pleased to announce a portfolio of promotions and incentives designed to stimulate and accelerate Microsoft Dynamics ERP SMB Customer Adds! Refer to PartnerSource for full details and the complete terms (aka the small print) and attend the upcoming Promotion/Incentive Overview call on Tuesday, October 1 (register by clicking here) to learn more!
You are invited to an online 2-hour Training Blitz update for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013.
If you joined us for the July Readiness Blitz, you won’t want to miss this update! This session will provide an update on pricing and licensing, and the customer update experience. There will also be sessions on industry scenarios, compete, and the new customer resource portal.
During this event you will have direct LIVE access to Microsoft experts who will be there to answer your questions and support this training experience.
With the product launch coming soon, be sure to use this opportunity to build your readiness capability.