Microsoft’s next Big Idea?

I’ve been reading Hugh MacLeod’s ‘Gapingvoid.com‘ for a while now. And he is usually a very interesting read. Heck I carry around business cards designed by him for one of my bands (the Dissonance). But he currently has a three-part blog post on Microsoft’s Next Big Idea and I have to say, I’m under-whelmed. It’s…

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ShorterSigs.com

A friend of mine started using the ShorterSigs.com free services and I really like it. Recently there had been a discussion about siglines that have more space and info than the response in an email. It came to a head when one fellow had a page of sigline. The site is easy to use with…

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Microsoft Office Dev Conference 2008

ODC 2008 is the premier event for Microsoft Office and SharePoint developers, bringing together architects, developers, industry technical experts, Microsoft insiders, and key partners to redefine what it means to build on the Office system. It’s in San Jose California this year February 10 – 13. Read more…

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Download recommendation: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Implementation Guide

Our lead writer for the Implementation Guide sez this on the CRM team blog: I just wanted to remind everyone that the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Implementation Guide is now available at the Microsoft Downloads Center. Not only does it cover installation and maintenance, it discusses planning considerations that are potentially very important for any…

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ChannelWeb: 10 Predictions for microsoft in 2008

Gotta luv this from ChannelWeb.com: 9. The release of Dynamics CRM 4.0 will have a bigger-than-expected impact on the SaaS market With this week’s release to manufacturing of Dynamics CRM 4.0 — the first major update in three years — Microsoft has put CRM suppliers such as NetSuite, Oracle, Sage, Salesforce.com and SAP squarely in…

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Ships!

As officially reported by InternetNews.com here. “Microsoft announced Monday that it has released to manufacturing the long-awaited update to its Dynamics-branded customer relationship management software (CRM). Previously codenamed “Titan,” the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM actually has two names in its final form. For on-premise, customer-hosted, as well as partner-hosted deployments, the product has…

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Hosted Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

This is something that comes up periodically and should be very hot in the coming days. This solution has been around for a long time. Microsoft CRM addresses the key opportunities – and challenges – that determine the success or failure of any CRM initiative: user adoption, business fit, and total cost of ownership. The…

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The Microsoft MVP Award

I am asked all the time what the criteria is for the Microsoft MVP Award. So I thought I’d add my thoughts on online so that there would be more places to go to find the answer. “The Microsoft MVP Award recognizes exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their high…

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New: CRM 3 Mobile Express is now on CodePlex

As the CRM 3 Mobile Express is a frequently requested download we’ve move it to CodePlex. Now you can comment on the product and work with that team. As it stands now, this is the product description: “CRM Mobile Express for Microsoft® Dynamics™ CRM 3.0 delivers the power of Microsoft Dynamics CRM to your mobile…

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Techcrunch: LinkedIn API and New Homepage Drawing Near

LinkedIn.com is one of my favorite social software adventures. I am also playing with Facebook, so this article was very interesting to me. From TechCrunch:  “LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, is trying to establish itself as a better destination with a stronger presence on the web. As a better destination, LinkedIn would experience higher…

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