Introducing the MSDN/TechNet Profile Recognition System

In April a new MSDN/TechNet recognition system was deployed across the entire Microsoft Technical Communities. This system incorporates points, achievements, leaderboards, statistics, areas of expertise, affiliations and badges/labels. I have gotten so many questions about the new program that I thought I would share my experience so far. First and foremost, the MSDN, TechNet and…


Internet-Facing Deployment (IFD) for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

The terms ‘IFD’ and ‘SPLA’ get thrown around in the same breath quite a bit so let’s clear up what the terms mean. IFD – The acronym IFD stands for ‘Internet-Facing Deployment’ means that the functionality of the application is exposed externally outside the local network. The term usually refers to an On-Premise customer enabling…


Microsoft Jazz Band performs at Tula’s

Tula’s Jazz Club is a jazz institution in Seattle, a place where the hep cats hang out, bread bread and listen to some jazz. USA Today listed them as one of the 10 great places to get jazzed about great jazz. So when Jim Cutler invited the Microsoft Jazz Band to open for them last…


Window 7 Phone ~ The Best Apps… So Far

I saw this article yesterday from the New York Times, The Best Apps, Although a Thinner Selection, for Windows 7. With 25,000 apps and growing, I have been able to find the ones I use easily. I have not included a review about a CRM mobile app… yet. Facebook for Windows Phone 7 (free): Built…


Richard Knudson talks about Security Roles

One of my favorite CRM blogs is Richard Knudson’s Dynamics CRM Trick Bag. I thought Richard’s post today Dynamics CRM 2011 Security Roles was particularly well conceived. Security Roles, when assigned to a user or a team, determine what users can and cannot do in a Microsoft Dynamics CRM organization. Security roles are probably the…


Video: Jim Sheehan, COO of PowerObjects at WPC 2011

Enjoy a candid conversation with Jim Sheehan of PowerObjects at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner conference. Jim shares his thoughts on Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the Cloud and the opportunity for his company in the business applications space.


Chief is back at College

Didn’t know he was a righty? Kudos to Keith Combs for pointing to this way cool vid.


WPC Streaming Content this Year ~ 2011

I wasn’t able to attend the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference this year in Los Angeles. But with the videos coming from the event, I can almost feel like I’m there. There is a real interesting dynamic there with partners from all over the globe attending, sharing, and breaking bread. I look forward to hearing the…


Don’t you think your CRM should work this well?

Found this quite by accident and thought I’d share it with my peeps: When you think of your dream come true CRM solution, what do you dream of? 360 degree view of the customer, yes. Single view of your customer, oh yes. ROI, absolutely. Productivity, again yes. A solution that addresses your needs without…


2011 Partner of the Year ~ Hitachi Consulting

We luv our partners so it give me great pleasure to point to this article in case you missed it last week. Kudos Hitachi Consulting! DALLAS — July 7, 2011 — Hitachi Consulting, a leading provider of IT consulting and management consulting solutions and services, proudly announced it has won the 2011 Microsoft Dynamics CRM…