NEWSLETTER

June 2018

Latest SCA News:

This month we are partnering with MSDynamics World for a webinar on challenges the Dynamics Channel is facing in FY19. We hope you can join us on June 14.

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I’m also happy to report that we released our new whitepaper, Making Money With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Download it below to learn more about partner challenges and opportunities in the D365 space. If you weren’t able to make it to our roadshow sessions last month, this whitepaper will give you a good idea of what you missed.

We are getting excited about the Microsoft Inspire 2018 conference in Las Vegas coming up next month. With so many big changes in the Partner Channel since last year, this is sure to be an interesting conference. We hope you can stop by our booth to ask questions or just to chat (Booth #1507).

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Meeting the Microsoft FY19 Challenge: Solutions and Strategies for Dynamics Partners
 
Join Dave Wallen & me, Scott May, June 14 @12pm EST as we survey the current partner landscape, define the challenges, and introduce several ways partners can succeed longterm.

 
 
 
Partner Learning Events

Latest Partner Marketing Programs SCA
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Partner Executive Summit
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MS Cloud for GDPR Compliance
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NEW PARTNER SHOWCASE: Acerra Enterprises LLC Joins Stratos Cloud Alliance
“We are excited to be able to expand our ability to provide our expertise in financial systems, business operations and CRM to our clients while leveraging SCA’s extensive array of Microsoft & ISV products and services.”
– Eve Shepard, VP & Director, Business Development

 
 
 
 
 
Recent SCA Blog Posts:

Getting Started with Dynamics 365 Business Central Development Sandbox Environment

Microsoft resellers and ISV can either choose to run a sandbox environment deployed as a Dynamics 365 Business Central service, or a container-based image either hosted as an Azure VM or locally. AL development tools are provided for both options. For the container-based sandbox, developers are also provided access to the C/SIDE development tools.
 

 

New Requirements For 1-Tier Cloud Service Providers

Under the current partnering model, only 1-Tier CSPs are able to directly sell Microsoft cloud solutions like Dynamics 365 Business Central to clients. Our Marketing Director, Dave Wallen, recently sat down with MS Dynamics World to discuss some of the latest changes to Microsoft’s 1-Tier Cloud Service Provider (CSP) requirements. It also looks like Microsoft will not add any new 1-Tier CSPs until August 2018.
 
 
 
 
Whitepaper: Making Money with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Learn how Microsoft vehicles like CSP and AppSource, as well as available Stratos Cloud Alliance programs, enable partners to make money selling Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
 

 
 

Dynamics 365 News From Around the Web

MICROSOFT TO ACQUIRE GITHUB FOR $7.5 BILLION
(Microsoft) Acquisition will empower developers, accelerate GitHub’s growth and advance Microsoft services with new audiences. Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform. Read More »
 
MICROSOFT TEAMS: FEATURES, HOW IT COMPARES TO SLACK AND OTHER RIVALS
(ComputerWorld) Microsoft's latest entry in the crowded group messaging market continues to evolve. Here's how Microsoft Teams affects Skype for Biz and what you need to know to evaluate it against its rivals. Read More »
 
MICROSOFT TOUTS PROGRESS ON BRINGING SAP TO AZURE
(ZDNet) Microsoft and SAP are moving ahead in bringing SAP's various software and services to Azure, as well as on Microsoft's own internal SAP 4/HANA implementation. Read More »
 
ADP AND MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 INTEGRATE TO BRING ADP WORKFORCE NOW
(HR Technologist) ADP® is working with Microsoft to bring together a new integration, ADP Workforce Now®, a leading HCM platform, with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, an all-in-one business management solution for managing finances, operations, sales and customer service.  Read More »
 
THE 2018 MICROSOFT PRODUCT ROADMAP
(RCP)Our annual guide to what major Microsoft releases are coming down the pipeline, and when. It's promising to be a busy year for Microsoft watchers, with major version releases on tap for some of the company's most venerable product lines. Here are the biggest milestones. Read More »

 
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