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PDC on your Windows Phone 7

Vertigo Software just released their PDC10 Windows Phone 7 app.  That’s going to make it a lot easier to follow along this year.  If you have a WP7 device go download it now. This year we’ll be broadcasting pretty much every minute of the PDC.  As part of building out the infrastructure and in an… Read more

The Power of Possibilities Perfectly Presented to Partners

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I finally got myself registered for PDC last week.  I noticed that we’ve now published a few Dynamics sessions.  These look to be really interesting.  Since PDC is the conference where we talk about the future of the Microsoft platform, I’m anxious to hear what Andy Bybee and Humberto Lezama Guadarrama have to say on… Read more

ISVs gaining access to PartnerSource

I posted the link to the Dynamics CRM Statement of Direction a short while ago.  It is located on PartnerSource which requires registration.  Typically this is for partners that resell a Microsoft Dynamics product. I recently discovered a way for ISVs who do not resell Dynamics products to gain access to this resource. The Microsoft… Read more

WPC: ISV Pre-Day Track

This year the ISV team set up a special pre-day this year at WPC.  Having sat through a couple of sessions so far I think this is a great idea.  It’s been fantastic to have all the content focused in the same room on the same day.  This is much better than having sessions spread… Read more

A Dynamics Map to your Success

While on the topic of WPC, I thought I’d pass along the agenda the Dynamics team has put together for Dynamics partners.  This document lists all the various keynotes, breakouts, parties and pretty much anything else you’d want to know about WPC if you’re high on Dynamics (this is legal in Houston, BTW :)). You’ll… Read more

Meet me in Houston?

I’ll be attending this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Houston in a couple of weeks.  With my focus being on the ISV, I’d love to meet as many ISVs as possible while at the conference.  I’m particularly interested in meeting with ISVs that are building on the Dynamics CRM and Dynamics AX platforms. … Read more

Dynamics CRM platform at PDC

The PDC team have been slowly releasing details of some of the sessions for the upcoming conference. Lo and behold there’s session up there for CRM.  It looks like we might have something to say at PDC about the next release.  Now would probably be a good time to register for PDC as it usually… Read more

Streaming Hot Silverlight

I’m nothing if not persistent! :)  You may have noticed that the Office Developers Conference was in February and I only just managed to post the video of my demo today.  There’s a story there. There are a lot of reasons for it taking that long.  Mostly it just took a couple of months to… Read more

Office Developers Conference – Demoing CRM Online

Back in February I had the opportunity to demo CRM Online to a few thousand developers during Kurt DelBene’s keynote at the Microsoft Office System Developer Conference in San Jose.  Girish, a team member, has been working on a cool new CRM demo and I was able to show a few snippets of it.  I’ve… Read more