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Microsoft's 'Master VAR' Program: Dynamics Franchising Revisited

Microsoft preps pilot of program for Dynamics partners as an alternative to its aborted franchise plan.

Microsoft Unveils Another Incentive Program at Dynamics AX 2012 Launch Event

A month after releasing its Dynamics AX 2012 ERP software, Microsoft on Thursday held a formal launch of the product in a virtual event headlined by CEO Steve Ballmer and Business Solutions President Kirill Tatarinov.

Microsoft Giving $150 Per User To Switch to Dynamics CRM Online from Competition

Microsoft on Monday unveiled a promotion that pays back customers $150 per user seat for switching to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online from CRM competitors.

7 Signs of an Epic CRM Fail (and How To Fix It)

Many partner organizations implement a CRM system thinking it's going to be a silver bullet. That's their first mistake. Here are some guidelines to ensure the execution of your CRM system is as good as its promise.

Microsoft Releases Dynamics AX 2012 Globally

Microsoft made its Dynamics AX 2012 product generally available in 25 countries on Monday.

How Microsoft Dynamics Partners Are Evolving with the Cloud

With Microsoft rolling out more of its key business applications in the cloud, the channel must prepare. But in interviews at Microsoft Convergence, partners and customers are finding the cloud is just one more reason to re-emphasize good old-fashioned services.

Dynamics CRM 2011 Review: Strong Play by Microsoft

Putting the latest version of the Microsoft CRM tool through its paces, we found many worthwhile improvements among the 500 or so new features that give Microsoft partners an even more solid competitor to and Oracle.

2011 RCP Salary Survey: Microsoft Partner Salaries Plateau (and That's OK)

RCP's 5th annual Salary Survey finds partner salaries in 2011 are holding steady. That's a big improvement after the drop last year, and many partners see reasons for optimism about their personal fortunes as they look into their pipelines for the remainder of 2011.

City of Redmond To Adopt Dynamics AX 2012 in July

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 won't become available until August, but the city of Redmond, Wash. -- also home to Microsoft's headquarters -- will begin implementing the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in July.

The Dynamics Decade: 10 Highlights from 10 Years of Microsoft Business Applications

WEB EXCLUSIVE: From the early acquisitions of Great Plains and Navision, to the Burgum-Nadella-Tatarinov executive shakeup, to the company's tentative first steps toward an "all-in" cloud approach, we spotlight the top 10 milestones from Microsoft's decade of Dynamics.

Microsoft To Take ERP to Windows Azure Cloud

Microsoft intends to deliver its entire Dynamics portfolio as a cloud-based service, the company said on Monday.

Microsoft Quietly Rolls Out Dynamics SL 2011

Microsoft's Dynamics SL 2011 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution hit general availability late last week. For Microsoft partners, the product was made available for download on April 4.

Microsoft Puts Dynamics Franchising Plan on Hold

Microsoft has tabled a plan that would allow small Dynamics partners to become franchisees of larger integrators.

Dynamics Franchising: Microsoft Pushes the McDonald's Model (UPDATED)

Many small partners won't qualify for a gold competency under the new MPN. Merging with larger partners is one option, but many partners are reluctant to give up their independence. Now Microsoft is considering franchising as an alternative.

Q&A: Why Should Dynamics Partners Franchise? (UPDATED)

Microsoft's Kristi Hofer, who has crisscrossed the country talking up Microsoft's proposed plan to create a franchise model for Dynamics partners, recently sat down with RCP to explain what such a model would mean for the MPN.