Microsoft’s annual ERP & CRM conference, Dynamics Convergence 2012 has just wrapped up in Houston, Texas. As usual, Microsoft launched the conference with a blizzard of new product announcements and feature surprises. Here is what you need to know:
Q4 releases of GP 2013 and NAV 2013 will be enabled to run on Windows Azure
As has long been expected, the next generation of Dynamics ERPs will be enabled to run on Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud application platform. At Convergence, Microsoft announced that Dynamics GP 2013 and Dynamics NAV 2013 will both be released in Q4 2012 and capable of running in Windows Azure. A beta version of GP 203 will be released in May.
Microsoft says that the VAR/partner ecosystem will continue
Despite their new cloud product line, Microsoft executives renewed their commitment to the partner/VAR channel. In his keynote address, Kiril Tatanirov, President of Microsoft Business Solutions said that “our partners remain a very important part of our ecosystem, whether it’s private or public cloud.”
Social is coming to Microsoft Dynamics CRM
A raft of social features for Microsoft Dynamics CRM were announced, including native social media analytics, greater integration with Windows Mobile applications and new options to provide social customer service through Dynamics CRM. This new release, called Dynamics CRM 2012 will begin shipping in Q4.
You can read the official press release from Microsoft here and the keynote speeches here.
Will you consider running Dynamics ERP on Windows Azure? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Microsoft announced the dates and location of Microsoft Convergence 2010. It will be held in Atlanta Georgia from April 25 – 28, 2010. For more information check out the MS Convergence homepage
Day 3 at Microsoft Convergence 2009 in New Orleans was a great success. eBridge would like to thank all those who stopped by our booth today including some of our partners like Synergy Business Solutions and our clients including Veridian Connections.
I have a must see for you at MS Convergence. In the Microsoft Pavilion (located in the middle of the Expo floor) you have to go by and play with the newest toy from Microsoft called Microsoft Surface. It has nothing to do with EDI or Integration but you have to check it out (after booth 125 of course). In case you are not at Convergence you can find more info on Microsoft Surface at http://www.microsoft.com/surface/
Tomorrow is the last day for the Expo so if you haven’t had a chance to yet, come by the eBridge Software Booth (#125) in an area we have come to call Little Canada. We have two other partners directly across from us who are both based out of Ontario, DocuFire (Toronto) and WatServ (Kitchener). So make sure you swing by and say hi eh!
PS: Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/eBridgeSoftware)
We had a great first official day of Microsoft Convergence 2009. Thanks to everyone who stopped by including all of our partners who came by yesterday during Partner Day.
Day 1 was pretty eventful starting off with the Keynote by Kirill Tatarinov, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions. To read the transcript of the speech go here … http://tinyurl.com/ca5hx6
If you are roaming the show floor, don’t forget to stop by the eBridge Software Booth #125 (right beside the Oreo cookies!). Also you can follow eBridge live from Convergence via Twitter (http://twitter.com/eBridgeSoftware).