Few weeks ago we hosted our first Business Application Community call of this fiscal year, where we highlighted all the news, updates, incentives and announcements shared during the last weeks and gave a heads up of what’s coming for Dynamics 365.
As recently shared in this Blog post here, Jason Brommet, Director – Partner Strategy & GTM shared all the memories and key moments from Microsoft Inspire, so If you haven’t seen it yet, I encourage you to take a look at it to get a big picture of everything we announced prior and during our partner biggest Microsoft Conference. Read more here.
In this post, I’d like to ensure you have a chance to review and digest more in detail all the Microsoft Dynamics 365 news, programs and available resources for partners, to determine what it means for your business, and how it can create new opportunities for you.
Dynamics 365 Priorities and Plays
Areas such as Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance and Operation, Talent and Marketing will Play a big role and will be the focus point for Dynamics 10 moving forward through FY19.
New Programs and Resources for Partners
New IDC eBook on Modern Marketing:
This ebook was launched during Microsoft Inspire in Vegas a few weeks ago, and is meant to help partners to understand the skills needed to compete for today’s customer. The information found inside was built by partners who are using marketing to drive growth in their businesses. This information was designed to help marketers think DIFFERENTLY about their role in the customer relationship as we compete in a world of constantly rising customer expectations. Read the Playbook here
Take advantage of Demo Assets
Get started showing your customers all the exciting features available in Microsoft Dynamics 365. We are proud to release the ability to request Dynamics 365 for Sales and Customer Service demo tenants from 3 new geographies across the globe. This is the next step in an on-going initiative to meet the needs of markets around the world. Visit https://demos.microsoft.com/
Do you want to learn how to give demos on Dynamics 365 Business Central? We’ll be hosting a 3-hour online workshop in September 19, so stay tuned for more details and reserve your seat. Register Now!
Investments and Incentives to Accelerate your Growth
We are working hard on improving our partner digital experience, and make it easier to find all key technical and sales resources available to help you grow your business. A real example of this investment to help you grow your business, we recently announced that The Microsoft Dynamics Learning Portal will now be a free digital learning source for all MPN partners.
New Go-to-Market Benefits
By partnering with Microsoft, you get access to Go-To-Market benefits designed to help you increase awareness, generate qualified leads, and expand your business through partnerships.
You can earn more benefits such as Marketplace Listing Optimization, Mini Case Study, Social Promotion Spotlight, Microsoft Executive PR Endorsement, and others, just by listing your solution or service in AppSource. The more you offer in the marketplace, the greater your benefits.
Go-To-Market Resource Desk
Starting with Silver Competency Partners, The Go-To-Market Resource Desk works with you to execute Go-To-Market activities and is your one point of contact for help, expertise, and guidance. It is supporting 14 languages.
Review the Community Call to find out how to engage the team!
Dynamics 365 Fall Update
The Business Applications Fall Update release brings significant capabilities to enable you to transform your business. These new services and capabilities become available starting in October 2018, and in the meantime we have published a set of release notes that give you a comprehensive view of what is coming! To read more visit aka.ms/BusinessAppsReleaseNotes
Business Apps Canada Community Call
We have more sessions coming up in this series! Click below to register for the upcoming topics:
- September 11, 2018 – Business Central. Register here
- October 9, 2018 – ISV Cloud Embed. Register here
- November 13, 2018 – Fall Product Update. Register here
- December 13, 2018 – 2018 In Review (Partner Success Stories). Register here
Business Central Demo Workshop
September is our Business Central month, and along with the focus on the community call Trevor Moore will be hosting a 3hr workshop on September 19th, on how to setup and run demos on this amazing solution! Register Now
Adopting Dynamics 365 Business Central Feature Update Series (no cost for MPN partners; L200)
Learn about the latest features and updates that have been released for Dynamics 365 Business Central and dive deeper into specific technical capabilities. This webinar will build upon the information presented during “What is New in Business Applications” and focus exclusively on Dynamics 365 Business Central topics. Register here
Dynamics 365 Business Central Starter Kit Consultation (cost 5 partner advisory hours; L100)
Understand the capabilities and advantages of Dynamics 365 Business Central from a Microsoft Partner Technical Consultant, helping you sell and deploy solutions more effectively. Designed for partners who are new to Dynamics 365 Business Central, this consultation will help you to expand your technical skillset by covering topics such as licensing, feature overviews, product demos, and integration. Register here