NEWSLETTER

December 2018

Latest SCA News:

At the start of a new year it is easy to feel renewed energy with New Year’s resolutions and new goals ahead. If you are fired up for 2018 with plans to grow recurring revenue or add new revenue streams, Dynamics 365 offers a great opportunity. While starting a D365 practice for Dynamics resellers has been streamlined with the Cloud Service Provider program, there is a lot of information and a few critical steps that take some time. This month SCA launched Resource 365, a library of resources and information to help you quickly learn and take the necessary steps to sell Microsoft cloud through the CSP program.

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An important deadline is coming up. To transact the D365 Enterprise Edition through Microsoft’s Indirect CSP program, Microsoft requires 2 people in your organization to be certified by February 1, 2018. Resource 365 will help partners take the right steps to enroll quickly. Click here for Microsoft’s enrollment page.

Another great resource to keep in mind this year is a new Microsoft Learning Portal for partners that includes MPN updates on new courses and programs, as well as resources to expand your Azure skillset, prepare for Microsoft exams and take sales training.

Go to Learning Portal »

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Start Selling Cloud Faster with Resource 365

Resource 365 is a concise library of resources and instructions to help partners quickly consume the necessary knowledge and take the proper steps to start generating new revenue in the cloud with D365 and Office 365.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming D365 Partner Trainings

Recent SCA Blog Posts:

Resource 365: What to Know About Resource 365

With the Microsoft’s Indirect Cloud Service Provider program, getting started with Dynamics 365 is easier than ever for Partners and enables traditional ERP resellers to easily generate recurring revenue in the cloud with almost no upfront investment. However, one thing you will need to invest is a bit of time. We have released Resource 365 to help you minimize your time investment for kick starting your D365 practice. Check out Resource 365. 

One Commercial Partner Era – How to Stay Relevant

In this presentation the SCA team will evaluate the impact on Dynamics partner revenue and introduce a variety of ways partners can navigate this very disruptive period. Topics include: How to become a “Modern” Microsoft Partner; Developing a 1-Tier MS Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Business; Start building a 2-Tier CSP Practice - Sales Affiliate and Sales Agent Programs The Dynamics Master VAR Program.
 

Dynamics 365 News From Around the Web

FIVE REASONS WE'RE CELEBRATING DYNAMICS 365 THIS YEAR
(MICROSOFT) These are great indicators of the investment we continue to make in delivering modern, unified, intelligent and adaptable business applications. We continue to be energized as we look toward the new year. Read More »
 

MICROSOFT ENDING DYNAMICS 365 CRM'S CORTANA ASSISTANT PREVIEW
(MSDYNAMICS WORLD) The current integration preview between Microsoft's Cortana personal assistant and Dynamics 365 CRM will not be moving forward, Microsoft revealed today in a short blog post. Instead, it will be pursuing a new approach that will still include CortanaRead More »

 
HOW MICROSOFT IS USING LINKEDIN TO TAKE ON SALESFORCE.COM AND TRANSFORM THE SCIENCE OF SALES
(FORBES) Eighteen months ago, when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outbid Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff for LinkedIn, some folks were scratching their heads over why in the world Microsoft would shell out $26.2 billion for a professional social-media site. Read more»
 
MICROSOFT DROPS PLANS TO INTEGRATE CORTANA WITH D365
(ZDNet) Microsoft has dropped plans to integrate its Cortana personal digital assistant with its Dynamics 365 ERP/CRM services. Read More »
 
JANUARY PLANS: GET READY TO SCHEDULE YOUR MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 CRM V9 UPDATE
(MSDYNAMICSWORLD) Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM customers should be on the lookout in January for the chance to schedule their version 9.0 cloud updates.They aim to start the scheduling process in January and run the updates to v9 from February 2018 to August 2018.  Read More »
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