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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM and MarketingPilot (VIDEO)

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    See the full power of an end to end solution with MarketingPilot and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The combination of these two tools offers businesses a complete integrated marketing management (IMM) solution that provides insight into ROMI and campaign performance like never before.

    Watch all the videos in the series

    Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics CRM and MarketingPilot.

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    Microsoft Dynamics Partner Monthly US Regional Calls – January/February 2012

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    Connect with the Microsoft Dynamics United States Regional teams during these regularly occurring monthly web seminars. Save these upcoming dates on your calendar!

    East Region – registration details

    The goal of the East Region Monthly Microsoft Dynamics Partner Calls is to provide a forum where you can get the information you need to leverage the programs, resources and best practices that we develop and discover to accelerate your business and enrich your partnership with Microsoft. Each call features East Region representatives and includes focused segments allowing deeper conversations and questions.

    • January 17, 6:00AM PT
    • February 21, 6:00AM PT

    Central Region – registration details

    The Central Region Monthly Microsoft Dynamics Partner Calls are intended to help keep partners up to date on new programs, new offerings, and the latest sales-readiness information. Each month, various individuals from the Central Region and Microsoft corporate teams will regularly cover both sales and light technical-readiness topics.

    • January 20, 9:30AM PT
    • February 17, 9:30AM PT

    West Region – registration details

    The West Region Monthly Dynamics Partner Community Calls are intended to help our partners stay informed with new programs, new offerings, and address key marketing business topics that our Partners have requested more guidance/insight into to help drive better marketing results.

    • January 12, 9:00AM PT (NEW DATE - January 19)
    • February 9, 9:00AM PT

    If you are unable to attend the live events, all event materials will be posted to PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

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    US Launch Portal for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail Release

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    In anticipation of the upcoming launch we’ve recently create a new page within PartnerSource to help prepare United States based Microsoft Dynamics partners for the US Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail release.

    Use the tools, training, and content posted here to help with your own successful launch. The following content will be updated periodically, so be sure to check this site often for new materials.

    • Key Announcements
    • Product Strategy
    • Global Launch Portal
    • Demo Tools and Materials
    • Readiness and Training
    • Pricing and Licensing
    • News
    • Sales and Marketing Materials
    • Industry Webcast
    • US Launch Activities
    • Timeline

    You can also find the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 global partner launch portal on PartnerSource – including the latest news, marketing materials, demo tools, and readiness activities.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Pricing & Licensing Wave II Training Web Seminar

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    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 pricing and licensing was announced at Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 as Business Value Licensing. There are a variety of partner readiness materials on PartnerSource, and to complement those resources we have scheduled a partner web seminar next week on January 19 at 9:00AM PT. Due to inclement weather in the Seattle, WA area, this call has been postponed until Friday, February 3 at 9:00AM PT.

    The purpose of this session is to continue your immersion into Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Pricing and Licensing, and provide you with a detailed understanding of some tools that have been created to make scoping easier. In addition we will review the current License Terms and deepen your current knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Licensing. Session highlights:

    • Refresher: Overview New Pricing Model and License types
    • New License Scoping Tool and Guidance
    • Simplification of Software License terms
    • Guidance to license partner/customer IP
    • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and SPLA
    • Tips and hints for the new Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 licensing

    Register for this event on the Partner Learning Center.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Q4 2011 Service Update Partner Training Blitz Day

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    Our partner readiness team has put together this great training opportunity for partners looking to ramp up on the latest Microsoft Dynamics CRM release!

    The November 2011 service update brings integrated social collaboration capabilities to customers and moves towards a unified Microsoft Office 365 experience and enhancements for enterprises using Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the cloud. With this update, we begin delivering waves of innovation to customers on a six month release schedule. These new features were delivered at no additional cost to existing customers. Today, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Office 365 provide a seamless experience for end users. With the November 2011 service update, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online will begin to simplify cloud service management by offering a common administration, billing and provisioning platform with Office 365 to enterprise customers on the Microsoft Office 365 portal. This initial wave in the move to a unified Office 365 platform makes a number of technical and administrative benefits available to enterprise customers.

    Education of our partners is a key component to a successful launch and with this launch we are bringing you readiness your way! Either attend the available web sessions on demand today OR join us December 14 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM Pacific for a Partner Training Blitz Day focused on sales & technical roles within your organization- leveraging the same titles but augmenting with Microsoft online Q&A. This will be a great benefit for your organization to build their skillsets around this release and have your questions answered by Microsoft Experts!

    Register Today!

    Agenda

    • Welcome
    • Q4 2011 Release Update and Roadmap
    • Online Services Delivery Platform for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online: Transitioning to a Unified Experience for Customers and Partners
    • Building your Business Hub: Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Social Technologies
    • Telling the Microsoft Dynamics CRM BDM Story
    • Telling the Microsoft Dynamics CRM TDM Story
    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Q4 2011 Service Update Activity Feeds and CRM Mobile New Features
    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Q4 2011 Service Update New Features Outlook Client and Data Management

    Find additional resources regarding the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Q4 2011 Service Update on PartnerSource.

    12/20/2011 UPDATE - If you missed the live event, you can now access the on demand recordings through PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

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    How to Participate in the US Launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

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    Many of you are aware of the multiple partner training opportunities we have associated with preparing your organization for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. We now have an update for your marketing staff to help assist them with their launch activities courtesy of the US launch team.

    Later this month we will launch our campaign landing environment which will serve as our platform for the September 13, 2011 September 8, 2011 Global Virtual Event. With this event you can participate in the following ways. Microsoft will provide the banners, template and other marketing materials to help with your launch efforts.

    • You can promote the this event on your website with web banners
    • You can email your existing customers and prospects
    • You can syndicate the event on your website, creating your own call to actions and using it as your own event
    • You can hold a launch event on September 13 for your existing customers and prospects

    In addition we would like for you to let us know about the activities you are planning after September 26, 2011 so that we can promote them on our campaign page. These activities can either be in-person events, web seminars, or trade shows that you are participating in. By following our simple guidelines, we will work to get them listed. Together we can work to make this the best launch ever!

    Visit PartnerSource for complete details.

    6/22/2011 Update from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Team

    Great news!!  For what may be a first, we are moving the Virtual Launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 forward. That is right we are moving the date to September 8, five days earlier. Moving this event to this date and closer to General Availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 will allow us to create a bigger bang and maximize awareness in the market. It also helps us drive pipeline soon after GA and summer holidays worldwide.

    If you have scheduled viewing parties for September 13, you can move them to September 8 at 9:00 am Pacific or you can keep them on September 13. If your event is happening on the September 13, the virtual event can still be utilized on demand. The only difference will be the utilization of live online chat. Keep in mind that September 26 still remains the date for the listing of your activities on our launch site as discussed on the US Partner Launch Portal.

    --Kevin

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    Try, Buy, and Go Live with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online - Financial Offers Expire 6/30/2011

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    If you missed hearing the news last week from your Microsoft sales representative, I wanted to let you know the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online "Cloud for Less (April/May Edition) Offer" has now been extended to end on June 30, 2011.

    Until June 30, 2011, Microsoft will send qualified organizations $200 for each Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Subscription license. For instance, customers could buy 30 seats and get $6,000, or buy 100 seats and get $20,000. Customers can use the money to accelerate their Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online implementation. Whatever they want to do, Microsoft will send customers money to help them get started fast.

    In addition, organizations can license Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for only $34/user/month- a special "Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Launch Price" which also ends June 30, 2011. It’s a great way to get started with one of the best CRM solutions in the industry.

    For more information, including terms and conditions for United States based customers, visit PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics ERP Countdown to the Cloud Training & Offer

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    Many partners continue to see their customers and prospects inquiring about cloud-based business solutions. Do you have a firm understanding of the requirements needed to determine your organization’s ability to focus on the cloud?

    Delivering on our commitment to the cloud and responding to increased interest from customers, Microsoft Dynamics has announced our intent to deliver the next version of each of our Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. That means the next versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics SL will all take advantage of this exciting new platform to allow our customers unparalleled flexibility in deploying cloud solutions throughout their organizations.

    Countdown to the Cloud Training

    The ERP market is shifting to the cloud, and the time to plan how your business will transition is NOW.

    The Microsoft Dynamics Transition to the Cloud Leadership Video Series offers 30-minute online training courses to help business leaders understand:

    • How a transition to the cloud can amplify the value of their solutions
    • How a transition to the cloud will impact their business model
    • How to begin planning for the transition to the cloud

    Visit PartnerSource to access the complete video series.

    Countdown to the Cloud Training Offer

    As a US-based Microsoft partner attending 4 of the 6 videos in the Microsoft Dynamics ERP Transitioning to the Cloud Leadership series, you will become eligible for a 1:1 cloud readiness consultation voucher, up to a $500 value. The consulting engagement vouchers can only be used with pre-approved vendors.

    To qualify for the offer, partners must complete the online video courses between July 2, 2011 and August 31, 2011 and all consulting engagements must be completed by September 30.

    This offer ends at 5:00 PM (PDT) on August 31, 2011, or after ten partners have qualified for and obtained consulting engagement vouchers, whichever occurs first.

    Review additional eligibility criteria and resources on PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Launches New “Cloud CRM for Less” Offer

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    The Cloud CRM for Less promotion provides new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online customers in the US and Canada with an incentive payment of $150 per seat, direct to the customer.

    REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 29, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today announced a new "Cloud CRM for Less" offer that helps customers of Oracle, Salesforce.com Inc. and SAP switch to the familiar, intelligent and connected experiences delivered by Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Building on the momentum of the global launch of Microsoft’s online CRM service in the first half of 2011, Microsoft is extending $150 (U.S.) cash per user seat (minimum of 50 seats per organization) to up to 500 user seats for each eligible customer. This offer provides an opportunity for dramatic cost savings and helps customers realize the benefits from using software and online services that work the way people and organizations work.

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online helps people be more productive while giving them the insight necessary to gain a competitive edge in an ever-changing world of business. This promotion is available between now and March 31, 2012.

    More information about Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers that have switched from Salesforce.com, as well as information on how to sign up for a free 30-day trial of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, is available at http://www.dontgetforced.com. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM team can be followed on Twitter at @MSDynamicsCRM and #MSDYNCRM.

    To access the complete press release, visit the Microsoft News Center.

    For complete details regarding the promotion, including offer Terms and Conditions, visit the Cloud CRM for Less website.

    UPDATE 8/30/2011 - Find partner resources including campaign FAQ, customer facing slide, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online vs. Salesforce.com value comparison on PartnerSource.

    --Kevin

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    New FY12 Offers Available for New & Existing Microsoft Dynamics ERP Customers

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    Over the last two years, we’ve worked closely with many of you to launch game changing offers that have proven to aggressively increase our presence in the market place and revenue with great results for both Microsoft and Microsoft Dynamics partners.

    Based on extensive partner feedback, we are now pleased to announce two new game-changing offers that seek to aggressively reinvigorate ERP new business growth (Give me 5 Offer) and enable partners to drive additional license revenue by unlocking the power of Business Ready Licensing (BRL) to their Module Based Licensing (MBL) existing customers (LMT Offer). Additionally, Microsoft is also launching a substantial partner incentive to ensure we are rewarding partners for driving results. 

    Please refer to PartnerSource links below for full details and the complete terms and conditions for each of the offers, however, below are a few quick details and actions you can take right away.

    New Customer Volume ERP FY12 SMB Offer – ‘Give Me 5’

    What’s the Offer?

    • Five Users for $3000 (Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics SL; Advanced Management or Business Essentials)
    • Available October 3, 2011 – June 22, 2012
    • Standard 1-yr BREP required (at 5-user list price)
    • For new customers not having previously licensed a Microsoft Dynamics ERP product
    • Once per customer
    • Additional details on this offer may be found on PartnerSource

    What’s New with this Offer?

    • Available for 9 months, which will enable partners to leverage the offer in marketing activities
    • Substantial partner incentive available to reward partners for driving volume in SMB

    Why this Offer?

    • Reinvigorate ERP new business growth and drive partner productivity
    • 3for$1 and Buy 1 Get 3 proved aggressive offers drive market share
    • Partner feedback themes:
      • Consistency across products
      • Offer Simplicity
      • Help partners compete in every deal and close deals quickly
      • Make offers available longer to give partners a chance to integrate them into their activities

    What’s the Partner Incentive?

    • Substantial incentive for partners to drive SMB Volume results
    • Available based on qualifying customer adds first licensed October 3, 2011 – June 22, 2012
    • Paid by end of August 2012 in form of a rebate check based on qualifying SMB customer adds:
      • 20-29 Adds: $25K
      • 30-39 Adds: $35K
      • 40-49 Adds: $45K
      • 50+ Adds: $60K
    • To help us drive results in time for midyear, there is also a FY12 Q2 Kicker Rebate: $5K for partners who drive 10+ qualifying customer adds with the offer during FY12 Q2 (December 2011) as long as those partners also get to 20+ qualifying customer adds by the end of the campaign term.

    Please see the full details for the offer and the partner incentive on PartnerSource.

    Existing Customer Volume ERP FY12 Offer – ‘LMT Offer’

    What’s the Offer

    • MBL transition to BRL for discounted License Model Transition (LMT) fees (Microsoft Dynamics GP,  Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics NAV):
      • $500 per user (no minimum) 
      • $25K maximum  <200 users
      • >200 users - contact your Partner Account Manager (PAM)
    • Valid October 1, 2011 – December 22, 2011
    • Some limitations apply; please see the full offer details on PartnerSource.

    Why this Offer?

    • Will greatly increase % of customers on Business Ready Licensing
    • Remove the LMT $10k minimum barrier for smaller customers & cost for customers with high user counts
    • Invigorate ERP existing customer license growth, drive partner and customer engagement

    Partner Benefits

    • Existing customer (EC) license growth will count towards all up Microsoft Partner Network license targets
    • Services revenue
    • Customers who do an LMT tend to spend more in subsequent years following leading to stickier and more satisfied customers

    Top Things Partners Can Do Right Away:

    1. Learn more about the offers by reviewing the PartnerSource links and by checking out the Give Me 5 and Grow Your Business customer sites (Note: Customer sites updated by 10/7/2011); Additional communications around the LMT offer from the EC Partner Update will be sent commencing October 3 with details on EC webcasts, customer communications and collateral.
    2. Connect with stalled prospects. Proactively reach out to your list of prospects who have put off buying decisions.  Offers this significant may be the compelling event that gets them over the edge.
    3. Include the offers in your marketing activities and consider new marketing activities. Be sure to integrate the offers into all of your communication mediums to help stir up excitement, including your social media channels. A Partner Offer Marketing Guide will be available in PartnerSource by October 12.
    4. Attend the October Road to Repeatability Rally Group, which will focus on offers & marketing.
    5. Attend Interactive MicroSessions (IMS) being held in October.

    NOTE: When placing orders made under these offers, be sure to include the appropriate Promo Code in the Notes field for tracking:

    • For the FY12 ERP SMB Offer – ‘Give Me 5’, use Promo Code 1577
    • For the LMT Offer, user Promo Code 1575

    To Promote the Offers We’re Also Doing The Following:

    • Creating a customer-facing offer launch portal (for Give Me 5)
    • Incorporating the offers into our social media channels
    • Driving aggressive to-customer/to-prospect demand gen
    • Ensure offers appear at every point of connection with relevant and prospects & customers
    • Working to ensure launch of offers Worldwide to build even more momentum

    We’re extremely excited about our opportunity here and want to help you take full advantage of these promotions to increase profitability and deliver value to your customers. 

    As always, if there is anything we can do to assist you, or should have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out.  Your Microsoft representatives will be following up with you in the next day or two to discuss in more detail and how you can best leverage the offer to grow your business.

    Thank you!

    Kristi Hofer
    National Microsoft Dynamics ERP Channel Manager
    U.S. Microsoft Dynamics

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