With Convergence 2013 only a month away, eBridge Connections is completing some finishing touches to ensure we’re fully prepared for the big week! This year the event will be held in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from March 18th-21st. eBridge Connections will be sending two of our Microsoft Dynamics Integration Specialists, as well as our Sales and Marketing Manager, who are all hoping to make some valuable connections and meet some interesting people throughout the week. The eBridge Connections team has planned some special promotional items for our booth so be sure to look out for us during the event!
eBridge’s booth will be located in Hall E close to the Service desk and Exhibitor Lounge. Our booth number is 857 which is only steps away from the Microsoft Dynamics GP and CRM Solution exhibits. We are also happy to announce our newly designed trade show booth, so come over and let us know what you think!
Our Microsoft Dynamics Integration Specialists will also have some very exciting cloud related news to share with you at the event so be sure to ask them about that! eBridge Connections is a Certified Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner and we have been working with Microsoft Dynamics products for over 20 years.
If this blog post hasn’t got you excited for Convergence yet then listen here for ‘the-cherry-on-top’ announcement for Convergence attendees. We will be bringing along some major eBridge swag. The highly anticipated swag items include Stylus Pens for your smartphones and eBridge Sunglasses to help with the New Orleans sunshine. You’ll also have the chance to win an Apple iPad! Just be sure to bring a business card to our booth #857 to enter in the draw.
eBridge Connections looks forward to seeing everyone at #CONV13! Be sure to tweet us (@ebridgeconnects) or comment about your booth number/location and we will stop by and say hello!
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As a small business starts to grow, organization and business management become major factors when making everyday business decisions. Resource management quickly turns into insight into new business opportunities but sometimes developing small businesses don’t have the resources to catch-up with their growth. Microsoft Dynamics is currently running a Business Challenge where they looking for three worthy businesses who are trying to gain more control over their growing companies with a giveaway of $45,000 toward new ERP software and implementation services.
In order to be considered for this giveaway you need to make a short video explaining how Microsoft Dynamics ERP could positively transform your business operations and increase your potential for future success. Once your video is complete, upload your video to the “Win To Grow” website and share it with as many friends and colleagues as possible to help you receive the most votes. There are currently only 4 videos uploaded so odds are in your favor! Three companies will then be awarded $45,000 toward their ERP systems. This money will be put toward licenses for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, or Microsoft Dynamics SL 2013 and implementation services from a Microsoft Dynamics Partner. If this is something that interests you please read the full Terms & Conditions and upload your video today! This contest closes February 15th 2013. Be sure to post your video entry in our comments so we can vote for your business!
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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!
Just in time for the holidays, Microsoft is offering up some holidays savings to all of its Dynamics ERP customers in the U.S. The post on the Microsoft Dynamics ERP Blog indicates that all four suites – AX, GP, NAV, and SL – are included. Additional details from the post are below:
We just received a tip from Accolade Publications detailing some important expiration dates for support from Microsoft for both MS Dynamics GP and SQL products. If you are using any of the products mentioned below, we recommend looking into an upgrade as soon as possible.
Important Dates for Microsoft Support Expiration
Microsoft only supports the most recent two versions of most of their software products. This includes not only MS Dynamics GP but also tools like MS SQL. Here are some support expiration dates of interest. If you are on any of these versions (or earlier) you should contact your partner and schedule updates.
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Formerly known as GP 11, the newly re-branded MS Dynamics GP 2010 is set to roll out this Spring with beta testing already in progress. The new version boasts a number of improvements and added functionality to the software package. We can’t list them all, but here are a few key things to look out for in GP 2010:
- Greater customization of GP homepage
- Ability to add your own metrics
- Addition of 12 roles-based dashboards
- Enhanced visibility of data with two-way drill-back into Excel and GP
- Additional printing of any GP forms and reports to a Word document, such as sales orders
- Added personalization of Dynamics GP Office templates
- Emailing of groups of documents easily from within GP with a single button click (such as purchase orders)
- New work-flow processes, including supplier and employee approvals
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled, as there will likely be many official updates and promotions from Microsoft as we approach launch. To see if there is a Microsoft-hosted launch event happening near you, visit the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Launch Site. If you’d like to learn more about how eBridge integrates with MS Dynamics GP, head to our website for further information.
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Upgrading to Windows 7 won’t be a problem for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers. Dynamics AX 4.0 and AX 2009 are compatible with Windows 7, as well as with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. Even in the older versions of AX 4.0, Microsoft has made it possible for customers to move to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 while leaving their often highly customized installations of Dynamics AX in place. This means organizations won’t have to go through version upgrades of the application just to get onto the new operating system. The new versions of Dynamics GP, GP 10.0, are already compatible with Windows 7; there are no plans to make Dynamics GP versions 9.0 or earlier compatible with the new operating system.
For more information click on the link below:
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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).