NEWSLETTER

December 2017

Latest SCA News:

This month the SCA team is getting ready for 2018 and preparing for the big changes expected next year. In the spring, Microsoft will be releasing Dynamics 365 "Tenerife" (or NAV 2018) and repackaging D365 offerings to make it simpler for customers to procure D365 and its Apps for added functionality. Looking back on 2017 it’s been a big year for D365 and interest around the opportunity is growing with increasing intensity as Microsoft’s indirect CSP program has made D365 practices tenable for Dynamics partners.

As you prepare for next year, we thought it would be good to share info on Microsoft’s ISV Development Centers (or Dev Centers). Dev Centers are a new partner type that acts as a 3rd party provider of development resources to help VARs and other partners deliver their trusted Dynamics ISV solutions, as well as ISV products not yet in channel for a fully customized D365 experience.

 
Microsoft has also created a catalog of through-partner marketing campaign templates to help you kick start your sales process as you prepare to sell D365 in 2018.
  

Webcast: CSP Why What and How for Dynamics Partners

In this presentation you will learn about the “SD2T” Program and how it creates seamless entry paths into the cloud for Partners with turnkey D365 Practices for Dynamics Partners?

   
 
More Partner Training Events:
 

Recent SCA Blog Posts:

2018 Channel Predictions– Dynamics DX

We previously reported that Microsoft predicts there will be $72 billion in opportunity for Dynamics partners as Digital Transformation (DX) of the Dynamics channel accelerates. According to Nucleus Research, ERP vendors will push industry specific IP in order to differentiate themselves as part of their DX strategy. By the End of 2019, DX spending will reach $1.7 trillion worldwide
 

Preparing for 2018: D365 Demos and Education

As we close out November this week it’s a good time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the coming New Year. The entire Enterprise Resource Planning Channel is expecting a lot of change in 2018. In the Dynamics space, Microsoft Dynamics 365 will be re-positioned for simplified sales and delivery to the user. Dynamics 365 Tenerife (or Dynamics NAV) 2018 is expected
 

Dynamics 365 News From Around the Web

 
MICROSOFT DYNAMICS NAV 2018, THE RELEASE THAT ALMOST WASN'T, REACHES GENERAL AVAILABILITY
(MSDYNAMICSWORLD) NAV 2018 is expected to be the penultimate release under the NAV brand name (NAV 2018 R2 is still expected in the first half of calendar year 2018). The product will continue to evolve, Microsoft has advised, but it will be rebranded and adapted to serve as the basis for the cloud-first offering known by codename Dynamics 365 "Tenerife".Read More »
 
MICROSOFT DELIVERS PUBLIC PREVIEW OF ITS NEW AZURE IOT SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE
(ZDNET) Microsoft has built IoT Central so it can connect not only to its own services like Office 365 and Dynamics 365, but also to third-party services from Salesforce, SAP and other vendors as it moves forward. Read More »
 
MICROSOFT RELEASES NAV 2018, READIES NEW DYNAMICS 365 PARTNER OFFERING
(REDMOND CHANNEL PARTNER) These releases are part of Microsoft's plan announced back in September to revamp its Dynamics 365 model by next spring. Part of that plan entails a simplification of the offerings themselves. Read more»
 
ANNOUNCING THE GENERAL AVAILABILITY OF MICROSOFT DYNAMICS NAV 2018
(MICROSOFT) Lower costs of implementation and adoption with new automated setup guides that simplify initial setup of Dynamics NAV and help to seamlessly integrate with Dynamics 365 for Sales. Read More »
 
PODCAST: SAP ON AZURE; GDPR WITH D365; NAV EXCITEMENT; THE ISV JOURNEY, AND MORE
(MSDYNAMICSWORLD)In this week's Microsoft and Dynamics Channel news roundup, we'll look at some compelling Azure news - why are Microsoft and SAP cozying up? We'll look at VMWare migrations, GDPR regulations, standing up a Dynamics 365 practice in a hurry and more.  Read More »
 
 
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