New CRM 2011 VPC has been released to Partners

Please be advised that the newest CRM VPC has been released and is available for download.  Fair warning – it’s a biggie so plan on downloading in during off hours.  Enjoy! http://bit.ly/iOIlLg  

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Optimizing Client Performance Guidance

Thanks are due to the fine folks at the Microsoft CRM E2 (Engineering for Enterprise) team as well as the CRM Product Group for this timely whitepaper.  Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/mjV7EN You’ll find information for both the web client and the Outlook client, specifically:6 A general approach to optimization and maintenance Factors that can adversely…

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PartnerSource link to the latest CRM Statement of Direction

http://bit.ly/mljqVb  SOD                                                Microsoft has delivered significant innovation and value in customer relationship management (CRM) software with the recent release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, a flexible CRM solution that provides the power of productivity through familiar, intelligent, and connected experiences for organizations of all sizes worldwide. This Statement of Direction (SoD) outlines the future direction…

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Got Sure Step?

I am pleased to announce that the Sure Step 2010 team released their second update last Friday and there is some new content that will be of particular interest to CRM  partners and customers.  If you haven’t already taken a look at the Sure Step Methodology tools and templates, please make sure you do.  It’s…

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Hey! We won a Beagle!

Snoopy fans rejoice!   Beagle Research Group, announced “The Beagle Short Tale Awards” for 2011.  Beagle gives the annual awards for various aspects of video production and use by front office software companies in sales, marketing, service and education.  The award is given for excellence in short videos (typically under six minutes) that are produced during…

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Claims-based authentication weighing you down?

Get your head back in the clouds with this very timely whitepaper from your buddies at Microsoft.  As you may already know, claims-based authentication allows your CRM users to more easily navigate multiple cloud based applications, like Sharepoint and other IT assets, seamlessly (gotta hate those messy seams!) without a VPN and is central to…

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CRM 2011 On Premise bits are now available!

Get ‘em while they’re hot!  Just got word that our most excellent CRM product team has once again exceeded expectations and delivered the On Premise bits early.  You can access all the information here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/feb11/02-16OnPremisesPR.mspx Or if you just want to start downloading the Server bits… http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3f82c6f-c123-4e80-b9b2-ee422a16b91d Enjoy the pure chewy goodness!

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Happy New Year!!!

Technorati Tags: CRM 2011 CRM Launch Sales Tools Cloud Computing Microsoft There is a ton of stuff going on right now behind the scenes to prepare for the upcoming launch of CRM 2011 and I wanted to shake off the cobwebs and “too-much-food-and-drink” lethargy from the holidays and start spreading the news!  I hope everyone…

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