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Brad Wilson Stepping Down as GM of Microsoft Dynamics CRM

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

After six years, Brad Wilson is leaving his position as general manager of Microsoft's Dynamics CRM product line.

Wilson will be replaced by Dennis Michalis, who comes to Microsoft from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. where he was the business development lead, according to his Microsoft bio. Prior to that, Michalis was the corporate senior vice president at Infor Global Solutions, overseeing the firm's ERP cloud business.

Microsoft's Brad Wilson with Steve Ballmer in 2007
Brad Wilson with Steve Ballmer at Convergence 2007

"What a journey it's been over the past six years . . . from the ground-breaking CRM 3.0 release, to full multi-tenancy with CRM 4.0, and the amazing user experience of CRM 2011 . . . with the launch of CRM Online in 2008, a global roll-out in 2011, and six more online service updates along the way . . .  and with great customers and great partners around the world fueling double-digit growth of the Dynamics CRM business for 29 consecutive quarters," Wilson wrote in his blog post. "Microsoft provided a unique opportunity to build a business from the start-up phase to maturity, and that's what I love doing."

Wilson said he's taking some time to figure out what to do next, "but you can be sure that it will be about growth and passion."

During Wilson's time at Microsoft, he helped launched Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online in early 2011. At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in 2010, Wilson formally christened Dynamics CRM5 as Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. ...

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.