I’d like to echo Andy Leapaldt’s blog from last week – Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics 2.0! – and state I’m super excited to see the launch of the new Microsoft Dynamics Community website! The Community gives customers, partners, and Microsoft team members the ability to network and share best practices through forums, discussions, videos and blogs.
Please take a couple minutes to review Andy’s post to understand all of the great features within this newly refreshed website!
Additionally, with the Dynamics 2.0 Community launch, we’ve added a private Partner Community area for partners to network and collaborate through a series of “partner only” Ask the Community discussion forums. Topics include:
- Microsoft Partner Network
- Partner Growth & Profitability
- Partner Training & Certification
- Partner Marketing Programs & Resources
- Partner Sales Execution
- Partner Industry & Vertical
Joining the Community is quick and easy! Simply log into PartnerSource using your normal Windows Live ID (WLID) authentication credentials. Then within your browser, open a new tab and navigate to the Community website, and click “Join Now!” from the upper right-hand corner. You should select that you already have a WLID, and your PartnerSource profile should carry over into Community. Next, you’ll be asked to verify your account and complete a couple more profiling steps. Finally, navigate back to the Community homepage, click on Partner Community, and you now have access to submit discussions into the private partner forums.
Throughout the rest of FY11, we’ll also be expanding the number of bloggers within the Partner Community to supply the latest insights and trends specific to Microsoft Dynamics partners. By participating in the Dynamics Community, we hope it enables you to further grow your business, connect with other partners, and uncover great opportunities!