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Tweet, Tweet

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Using Touch in Line-of-Business Apps

digg_url = “”;digg_title = “Using Touch in Line-of-Business Apps”;digg_bgcolor = “#FFFFFF”;digg_skin = “normal”; digg_url = undefined;digg_title = undefined;digg_bgcolor = undefined;digg_skin = undefined; I was mesmerized by this simple but cool Microsoft Surface demo at last fall’s Convergence conference in Copenhagen.  Lachlan Cash was kind enough to let me post the video here as a great… Read more

The Urge to Converge

digg_url = “”;digg_title = “The Urge to Converge”;digg_bgcolor = “#FFFFFF”;digg_skin = “normal”; digg_url = undefined;digg_title = undefined;digg_bgcolor = undefined;digg_skin = undefined; The Dynamics partner team has set up a great Convergence resource site for Dynamics partners.  It contains a comprehensive set of through-partner marketing templates and assets, plus a downloadable PDF guide with “A to… Read more


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

Reporting and Analytics in Dynamics AX 2009

I spent some time with Manoj Nuthakki on the Dynamics team chatting about how we take full advantage of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) in the recently released Dynamics AX 2009.  AX 2009 ships with 10 SSAS cubes out of the box so includes tons of pre-built KPI’s and… 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

Interesting ISV Solutions and Sessions at WPC

Nikhil Hasija reached out and showed off a few ISV partner solutions that will get showcased at WPC next week.  I’m passing this information on as the solutions look pretty cool. A new solution from Mitchell Humphrey looks quite interesting.  Mitchell Humphrey built a Citizen Relationship Management solution based on CRM in record time.  They… 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

Dynamics AX 2009: A chat with Hal Howard, Mike Ehrenberg, Sukumar Rathnam

A couple of weeks back the Dynamics AX team announced general availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.  While the team was basking in the glow of a job well done I grabbed a few folks for a chat.  In this Channel 9 video I sit down with Hal Howard, Mike Ehrenberg and Sukumar Rathnam.  Hal… 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