My team's general manager at Microsoft, David Smith, had the opportunity to sit down with The Partner Channel to discuss some of the key priorities, programs, and opportunities for Microsoft Dynamics partners as we enter Fiscal Year 2010. Here's a quick excerpt of the interview that starts on page 52.
The Partner Channel: Earlier this year, you created a partner-facing community team. Tell me about the value this team brings to partners.
David Smith: This new team has a mantra of "no partner left behind." We have an obligation to partners, and we will do what we can to help their business succeed. The goal of this team is to re-connect with partners who we've lost touch with over the years. Our intention is to get back into the game of nurturing and supporting their business in a programmatic way. The team has a lot of passion for ensuring that every partner feels connected to Microsoft. (con't)
The Partner Channel Magazine focuses on sharing sales, marketing, and leadership tips to help partners build business skills. A copy of the Summer 2009 magazine, including the interview, will be available for download in the next couple of days!
Also, I'll be off next week for a much needed vacation, and to have some fun in the sun. Catch up with me again on Monday, July 13th. Maybe I'll have plenty of Minnesota and North Dakota lakes area stories to tell!