Directions EMEA 2017: Microsoft shares core beliefs that Dynamics SMB partners can embrace

Editor's Note: This article is adapted from the Directions 2017 Business Report for Dynamics partners.

As a longtime Microsoft-observer with a perspective geared toward Microsoft Dynamics, I'd like to share some of my impressions of the important trends from this year's Directions EMEA 2017 in Madrid.

The Microsoft Dynamics SMB partner community has never been awaited a Directions EMEA event as it did this year's edition. There were two main reasons for that. First, they recognize the growing importance of the Dynamics 365 concept for both the Dynamics NAV and the Dynamics CRM channels. Second, they are facing confusion around the go-to-market models around Dynamics 365 that was created by Microsoft at the US edition a few weeks before.

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About Guus Krabbenborg

Guus Krabbenborg has been active in the world of business software for more than 25 years. He has held various sales and management positions at Philips, Digital Equipment, Navision Software and DBS Business Solutions successively.

Since 2007 Guus is co-founder and partner in Partner Master Class, the Dutch PDC. In a growing number of countries in Europe and Asia Pacific this company offers training and coaching in the business areas that are part of the Dynamics Partner Academy.

Since 2012 Guus is also co-founder and partner in QBS Group. This company acts as a Value Added Distributor (aka Master VAR) in the Microsoft Dynamics channel. Today, QBS works with over 400 partners in 17 countries all over Europe. That makes QBS Group the largest partner eco-system in the Microsoft Dynamics channel worldwide. Guus carries responsibility for business training, partner coaching and inspiration.

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