Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) Bootcamps!

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers!  The Office 365 Customer Immersion Experience continues to be a powerful tool to give partners the tools and skills to allow customers to sell themselves on the value that the Microsoft platform could deliver for their business.  Many partners use these events to help close deals and expand solution usage…

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Dynamics CRM Online Pro Add-on SKU - 20% Savings

  Josh Condie – Just posted on the Ready-to-Go site on MPN – Campaign Overview ​Leverage the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Professional Add-on SKU pricing, combining the power of CRMOL and O365, with this partner marketing bill of materials, and guidance on how to use, to supplement your go-to-market strategy for CRMOL About this campaign…

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Help Lead Your Customers to the Cloud with MPN Advisory Hours: Sample Scenarios

One of the most valuable resources you may have access to as part of your MPN benefits is:  Advisory Hours    This is one of the core benefits of being a MPN partner, and often times a underutilized benefit.   Partner advisory hours are the currency used to access certain key services offered to Microsoft Partner Network…

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Jumpstart your Cloud practice with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online!

Onur Dogruoz Jumpstart your Cloud practice with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online! Looking to expand your Office 365 practice by adding highly profitable CRM Online solutions to your offerings? Then you are exactly at the right place. Jumpstart Your Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Practice – Roadshow is coming to a city near you. Want to know…

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New CRM Online “Getting Started” training for Office 365 Partners

Partners, Looking to expand your Microsoft Office 365 practice by offering CRM Online?  Microsoft is heavily invested in the tight integration and seamless user experience between Office 365 and CRM Online (click here for details), providing an industry leading user experience around user productivity and sales/services process management.  If you are an expert in Office…

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Excellent Partner Sales and Licensing On Demand Webcasts

There are some great resources to help you improve your sales and readiness for your business.  Especially if you are looking to get into EMS or Dynamics, these are must watch!  You can read about all of them here:  Rev up your sales with our on-demand partner sales webcasts  Here are the Top 10 list…

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The most overlooked product at Microsoft

Dynamics CRM has been a key product in the Microsoft family of products for over a decade, but is often overlooked by our infrastructure focused partners. I think that’s ironic since Dynamics CRM is one of the most complex Microsoft product to implement because it integrates with so many other Microsoft technologies including Windows Server,…

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Cloud Customer Relationship Management Competency coming in March!

J.J. Antequino ———————————- So you’re a pro at selling Office 365, and you ain’t too shabby at positioning Microsoft Azure, but are you prepared to build solutions around CRM Online? Often times, we have partners who say that Office 365 has become a “no-brainer” for small businesses, and with Azure they have the opportunity to…

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Connect with Customers Offer – 33% off CRM Online Professional!

J.J. Antequino ———————————- What better way to kick off the launch of CRM Online availability through the Open program than with a promotion your Office 365 customers will love! The easy to adopt, easy to use business solutions from Microsoft helps small and midsized organizations make their businesses more productive. Connect with customers – both…

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Get Familiar with Microsoft’s New Partner Cloud Competencies

Michael KophsPartner Technology Strategist Partners, If you attended WPC in D.C. or have had a conversation with your partner contact at Microsoft recently, then you know that Microsoft is in the process of transforming to a “Cloud First” model.  Of course, this type of significant change means inevitable changes are coming to the Microsoft partner…

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IUR (Internal Use Rights) Changes for Microsoft Cloud Partners – Action Required!

Tim Tetrick In the past, MPN Partners with Cloud Essentials / Cloud Accelerate designation had access to Internal Use Rights for Office 365, CRM Online, Windows Intune, and Azure.  Moving forward, however, only partners with a Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) or partners with a Silver or Gold competency will have access to free Internal…

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Microsoft Cloud Trust Center Resources

Tim Tetrick I know many of you are familiar with the Office 365 Trust Center and use it on a regular basis to help address your customer’s questions and concerns around Privacy, Transparency, Security, Compliance, and Certifications. What you may not be aware of is that Microsoft has similar Trust Centers for Windows Azure, Dynamics…

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CRM Training

Q: (from Gail) I’m looking for training on how to use Microsoft Dynamics CRM that I can share with a customer.   A: As a rule, Microsoft leaves training up to our learning partners (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/partners.aspx), but Microsoft hosts some basic, getting started readiness for almost every product. For example, for Microsoft Office, you can use:…

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Which Office 365 plans work with Dynamics CRM Online?

Q: (from Bill) Quick question, we are now thinking of going with Dynamics CRM.  But I think we cannot use Small Business Premium with Dynamics.  I think we have to go with Mid-Sized business? A: It took me a few minutes to find something, but a the Bing search that produced the winning answer was:…

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UPDATED Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio

Tim Tetrick In a blog post from January, I talked about the Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio as a resource to assist with your Online Services selling efforts.  I’m happy to announce that we have an updated version of the PDF Portfolio now available with completely refreshed content to reflect the release of the New…

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Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio

Tim Tetrick I want to make everyone aware of a newly updated resource to assist with your Online Services selling efforts.  The Microsoft Online Services Document Portfolio is a collection of over 120 unique documents all related to the Microsoft Online Services business across Office 365, Windows Intune, and Dynamics CRM Online.  The types of…

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Get Paid with the Microsoft Dynamics Lead Referral Program

J.J. Antequino ———————————- As Microsoft Partners, many of you are familiar with selling our core solutions, but you may have run across a few instances where your customers were looking for a CRM or ERP solution.  You were aware that Microsoft did have some solutions, but you did not have any expertise in them.  Did…

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Upcoming Practice Accelerator Sessions for Partners – Starting May 7th

  Josh Condie – Practice Accelerator is a Microsoft offering designed to help partners build a technical services practice around Microsoft solutions. Practice Accelerator is a comprehensive set of reusable tools, resources, and best practices introduced in training delivered via Microsoft Live Meeting. Practice Accelerator enables you to identify customer requirements, analyze their needs, scope…

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CRM Product News–Partner Ready Resources to expand your Practice

Posted by Charles Van Heusen Since most traditional Microsoft Channel Partner don’t receive the Dynamics Partner Newsletters, I thought this would be worth sharing.  Especially for those of you have interesting in pursuing opportunities with CRM 2011 and CRM Online as a way to expand your practice and increase your Partner of Record (POR) fees….

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Release Candidate (RC) Announcement

The CRM team just announced the Release Candidate availability.  As things slow down over the holidays, this is a perfect time for you to get your hands dirty with the Release Candidate to prepare for the launch.  Here is the official announcement: The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Release Candidate (RC) is now available for download…

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