Microsoft UK Apprenticeship Scheme 2014

The Grand Wazoo… Slightly off-topic, but I just found out that applications are still open for our first ever Microsoft UK Apprenticeship Programme which starts in September 2014. We are looking for school leavers aged 16 years + to join either our Business Management or Technical stream. Applicants need to be 16 years + with…

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Introductions

Hi everyone! My name is Marco Amoedo and I am the new CRM Partner Technology Advisor in the UK. My role as part of the UK Dynamics Team is to evangelise and ensure the technical enablement of Microsoft Dynamics CRM partners. My colleague Simon has invited me to his blog so I can use this…

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UK CRM Blog is 5 Today

I’m Still Standing… I can’t believe it, but 5 years after I arrived on the blogsphere with my first post, announcing the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, I’m still here. Back then, I didn’t expect to be working in the world of business solutions for another five years, but looking back, I can honestly say that…

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Off Topic: Zune On Windows Server 2008 R2

Soul Vaccination… I try not to post off-topic stuff too often, but this is kind of related to my CRM demo laptop configuration so there is a link. As I mentioned in my earlier post I have made the move from Windows 7 to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V for my CRM 2011 demo…

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We Are (Possibly) Hiring

Like A Stone… I heard a rumour that we may be looking for another CRM pre-sales person (Technology Solutions Professional or TSP in Microsoft-speak) to join my team here in the UK. If you are interested in finding out more about the role, why not send me an e-mail (in the strictest confidence of course)…

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Unscripted Humour Outbreak In WPC Keynote Shock..!!

Mambo No. 5… I was watching a recording of yesterday’s opening keynote from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, when Richard Riley (an ex-colleague from my PTS days here at Microsoft UK) made an impromptu show of support for the English football team, right in the middle of a demo being given by Stephen Elop, president…

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Declining Personal Returns In Social Media

You Keep It All In… Time is indeed flying by in the Hutson household right now and I can’t believe it has been almost two months since my last post. I have a variety of CRM-related topics ready to blog, but can’t find the free time in which to write them up as fully as…

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Mind Your Language

Ramble On… Now I’m all for a bit of healthy competition in the CRM market, and highlighting your products benefits over the competition is just part of a standard sales process. However, I did have to laugh when I saw an e-mail sent by a sales rep. from another CRM vendor, to a client who…

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The Ultimate Steal

Stuck In The Middle With You… Although this is not Microsoft CRM related, I just saw today that we’re launching a limited-time only offer for students where they can purchase Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for just £38.95 at www.theultimatesteal.co.uk. Students can download this version of Office (which usually retails for £599) onto their computer and receive…

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Microsoft Dynamics RSS Feed For UK Partners

Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence… OK, no sooner had I posted yesterday about the Global Dynamics Partner Instant Update Screensaver than the UK Dynamics Partner team have come out with their very own RSS feed. The RSS feed will enable the partner team to structure their communications more effectively, distribute information more efficiently to a…

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