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.
Hotel accommodation deadlines are quickly approaching – do you know where you’re staying? Staying at one of the conference hotels lets you take advantage of transportation to and from Microsoft, and provides additional opportunities for networking with other conference attendees. Book your hotel room today!
Close the week with the big reveal! Friday’s sessions you can’t miss!
Friday’s General Session, “The Future: Microsoft Dynamics GP – Close the week with a WOW!” will host the big reveal of upcoming apps, features, and technology that the Microsoft Dynamics GP development team has been keeping under wraps. Microsoft has been leading up to this all year – don’t miss out by leaving early!
To help you maximize your time, a luggage check area will be available during Friday’s sessions. Transportation from campus directly to the Fargo airport will begin at the close of the conference. We recommend booking flights with departures time of 2:00PM Central Time or later to ensure you don’t miss a minute of Tech Airlift!
Bring a friend, co-worker or your team!
Technical Airlift sessions feature role-focused content for pre-sales consultants, developers, and implementation consultants. Make the most of the conference offers by bringing a friend, co-worker or your teammates! Check out the session schedule, then make plans to divide and conquer each track to bring an entire conference worth of training and education back to your organization. Don’t forget to register your team!
Need more reasons to attend?
Follow the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog for a variety of updates on why you should attend and what you'll miss if you don't make it to the event.
The retail industry is undergoing one of the biggest changes in the past 20 years as retailers make the transition from multi-channel to omnichannel. Watch this video to get a glance into the future of retail and see if you are ready for what's next.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Partner Blitz on July 31! We had a great turnout! July 31 was also the eXtremeCRM 2013 Anaheim early bird deadline, so the eXtremeCRM team has graciously agreed to extend the early bird pricing to Blitz attendees through Friday, August 9. Use discount code Blitz when registering to receive the discount.
If you haven’t seen it, check out the eXtremeCRM agenda. eXtremeCRM has really turned up the volume with close to 60% more sessions than last year. They are each custom designed to ramp your entire organization on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and to help you compete more successfully to win!
The timing couldn’t align better with our upcoming launch. This will be the time to get all your questions answered on this game changing new release. We are excited to be collaborating with the eXtremeCRM team on this official partner launch event to ensure you are ready to win with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013.
Get ready to ACCELERATE your business!
Use discount code Blitz to receive early bird pricing through midnight, Friday August 9, and join us at eXtremeCRM 2013 Anaheim on November 3-6, 2013.
With the launch of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Microsoft will be providing customers with greater flexibility and choice in scheduling their upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall ‘13. We suggest you work closely with your Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online customers to ensure any customizations, processes and workflows continue to meet expectations after the upgrade takes place.
The following resources provide details on the existing customer communication plan for the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall ’13. This information should help inform planning and coordination with your customers as you prepare for the upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall ’13. Some information on these pages will be updated as we move closer to the launch date so please bookmark and check back frequently.
· Get more information about the Customer Driven Upgrade
· Review the FAQ on Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Upgrade Preparedness and CDU
· See the existing customer communication plan for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall’13
The Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) led FY14 Dynamic Business campaign is an industry centric campaign and features execution packages for five key industries (Financial Services, Manufacturing, Service Industries, Public Sector and Retail) targeted to specific industry based BDM and ITDMs.
The campaign also includes marketing and sales materials for ERP Volume and our key product launches for FY14 including CRM Orion, NAV Sicily, and the AX 2012 Feature Pack.
The key customer conversation occurs at the CIO, CFO, CMO and VP of sales level and highlights the opportunity to combine Microsoft Dynamics, Office, and SQL to address multiple business challenges using familiar technologies.
In FY14, the focus will be on solution selling (versus product) and compete messaging will be embedded into the execution packages. The Dynamic Business campaign features sales and marketing materials designed to accelerate sales pipeline activity, demand generation and help drive pipeline.
For more information and to access the campaign resources, please visit PartnerSource.
Learn more about the upcoming pricing and licensing plans with these quick reference guides which provides a one-page overview of the basics. (PartnerSource login credentials required.)
· Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Pricing and Licensing Quick Reference Guide
· Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Pricing and Licensing Quick Reference Guide
The latest Statement of Direction (SOD) document provides insight into our current Microsoft Dynamics AX development plans through the year 2015. Partners, please share this information within your own organization, and with your customers and prospects to help plan and get the most from Microsoft Dynamics AX investments.
Over the past few years Microsoft Dynamics AX has evolved to be the default Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) choice for many organizations. Our focus on innovation and business value to our customers has resulted in a Microsoft Dynamics AX community that has grown to over 20,000 customers with an extensive channel partner ecosystem across more than 36 countries.
Download the updated SOD from PartnerSource.
Both Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online are designated as Leaders in the Sales Force Automation industry per the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for SFA report.
Microsoft is pleased with this ranking and pleased with the analysts’ validation of the strong momentum and increasing enterprise credibility of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. As the report indicates, customers are choosing Microsoft Dynamics CRM for its low TCO, the ability to leverage the powerful Microsoft technology stack including BI, Outlook and SharePoint, and its flexible hybrid deployment model.
Microsoft’s vision is to provide a CRM solution that delivers an unbeatable combination of best-in-class usability, process excellence and agility. With the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 release, complemented with the Yammer, Netbreeze and Marketing Pilot integration and the “Leo” release, Microsoft is confident that we will move forward even further on the next iterations of this report very quickly and, more importantly, deliver continued unparalleled value to our customers.
Watch this short whiteboard session to learn about the various licensing options are available for small and midsized businesses when they choose a business solution from Microsoft. This video applies to Microsoft's ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) products for small and midsized businesses: Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and Microsoft Dynamics SL.
Watch this short whiteboard session to learn about what communities and support are available for small and midsized businesses when they choose a business solution from Microsoft. This video applies to Microsoft's ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) products for small and midsized businesses: Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and Microsoft Dynamics SL.