Don’t get forced! LOVE IT!!

After years spent watching Marc Benioff make outrageous claims and empty promises I am so very happy to see Microsoft stop taking it on the chin and start telling the full story on how Dynamics CRM in the cloud can really work for our customers.  This is a long overdue and I can’t wait to…

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More news for CRM Partners

Many of you are familiar with DemoMate from Impresys, a great tools for capturing and presenting software demonstrations.  Microsoft has been working with Impresys to give partners a better tool to deliver comprehensive demonstrations of Dynamics CRM. For the CRM 2011 launch we will be providing “bite-sized” demos via DemoMate for different functional areas of…

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Demo Tips: Patch Tuesday!

So this should be a Demo 101 tip. If you are running your demos in a virtual environment like I do, make sure that your host machine gets all of it’s patches BEFORE you launch your virtual machine in full screen. (What is Patch Tuesday?) Last week for the CRM Launch in Reston, which was…

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CRM 4.0 – Where do I get those License Keys again?

We have so many great people on the CRM team around the world that I spend a fair amount of time reading their blogs to keep up with all the little issues, details and factoids that affect CRM partners and customers.  One recent issue that has been making the rounds is surrounding where to get…

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East Region Launch Tour “Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, Featuring SharePoint”

www.dynamicscrmlaunch.com is the official page for the Microsoft CRM 4.0 Launch here in the US. Allison Dawson from the East Region Marketing team has done a killer thing for you as a partner. She has managed to get an additional 12 Launch cities for the East Region.  Umang, Susan, Chris and I will be the…

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Greetings from TechReady6!

Hello everybody.  Welcome to my inagural blog post.  So I will readily admit that I’m pretty new to this whole blogging thing.  Please be generous with your praise and constructive with your criticism as I attempt to fill the ginormous shoes of Mr. Ben Vollmer on this blog.  I know it won’t be easy but I…

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Sharing the Blog….

As many of you may know, I got a new job on July 1st 2007 as is the annual Microsoft tradition. In early September, we hired a fine resource from one of our local partners. As a result, Chris Kahl joined our team. He resides in the vast metropolis of Berlin, MD, which is about…

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 RTM VPC Now Available

I swear I have fielded about a dozen questions about this in email in the past couple of days. 🙂 Well, the good news that the VPC is now available. This VPC is set to expire in April 2009. The partner tat built this also worked on some Demo Tools. Here is a quick list…

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Slide Decks, Data Sheets and more for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

UPDATED The team is working on getting this data available on both PartnerSource and the Microsoft Partner Portal. Until they are up, here are some of the files. This includes the Sales, Marketing, Service and Overview decks. The data sheets will be up this afternoon as well. Update- Decks are indeed posted to PartnerSource… So…

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