Microsoft Dynamics Partners


Microsoft Readies Dynamics CRM Mobile

Richer mobile apps and Apple tablet support give Microsoft a better parity case against Salesforce.com on an important user requirement.

Microsoft Revs Its CRM Engine

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Despite its underdog status in the crowded field of customer relationship management software, the new general manager of Microsoft's Dynamics CRM business is ready to take on market leaders Salesforce.com, Oracle and SAP.

Microsoft Dynamics Partner Armanino McKenna Extends CRM Practice with Gateway Buy

Looking to boost its customer relationship practice, Armanino McKenna LLP this week said that it has acquired CRM specialist Gateway Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

How 3 Microsoft Partners Are Adapting Their Service Models for the Cloud

As SMBs adopt cloud solutions, how can partners continue to provide value-added services to those organizations? Innovative partners are finding ways to "package" services to accompany cloud-based changes in both technology and buyer attitudes.

Microsoft's Dynamics Partners Weigh their Cloud Options

While waiting for Microsoft to put ERP cloud offerings online, some Dynamics partners have started padding their portfolios with SaaS-based ERP solutions from other vendors.

Judging the Impact of Microsoft's Master VAR Program

The Master VAR program evokes strong emotions in the Dynamics partner channel. There are plenty of critics of the program, but Microsoft is committed to pushing the model forward, which will bring a new dimension -- and perhaps new energy -- to the Dynamics partner ecosystem.

The Microsoft Partner Network's 1st Year: What Changed, What Worked and Where Does the Cloud Fit?

What's happened since Microsoft completely switched over to the Microsoft Partner Network with its dramatically different competency, specialization and incentive structures? A lot.

Tribridge Named Third Microsoft Master VAR

Microsoft on Thursday named the third and, for now, final member of its Dynamics Master VAR program: Tribridge, a Tampa, Fla.-based business application partner with 350 employees.

Salesforce.com and the Enterprise Social Revolution

The company that defined cloud-based Software as a Service is now looking to change the way workers collaborate, communicate and service their customers.

Microsoft Considers Making Cloud Sales Required for Gold Competencies

It's no secret that Microsoft is encouraging partners to offer its cloud computing services, but the company may ultimately step that up to a requirement.

Post-Master VAR, Microsoft Cracks Down on Alternative Approach

With its first two Master VARs named, Microsoft is cracking down on a so-called buying group that sprung up in response to the recent changes for Microsoft partners focused on the business application/Dynamics side of Microsoft's product portfolio.

Microsoft's Dynamics Partners Finding Strength in Numbers with Katalys (UPDATED)

Katalys Group formed to help small Dynamics partners find a creative way to meet the Microsoft Partner Network requirements by banding together.

With Dynamics CRM 2011 Update, Microsoft's Focus Shifts to Social

Microsoft on Tuesday went live with the Dynamics CRM November 2011 service update, which brings social technologies to the online and on-premise CRM platform that Microsoft released at the beginning of the year.

Microsoft Names 2 Master VARs: SBS Group and Socius1 (UPDATED)

Microsoft on Monday formally announced two of the three Microsoft Dynamics Master VARs for the United States: SBS Group and Socius1, LLC.

How To Avoid an Epic CRM Fail

By adding the element of planning with CRM applications, sales leadership will have a much-needed higher degree of implementation success.