Microsoft Releases New Sure Step 2010, with Numerous Enhancements for VARs, Certain Verticals

With a new year comes a new release of the Sure Step methodology and package from Microsoft.  The new release, Sure Step 2010, brings with it notable additions including:

  • New guidelines for the "Certified For Microsoft Dynamics" alignment for VARs deploying ISV add-ons;
  • A new Agile Project Type;
  • xRM guidance;
  • Vertical-tailored pilots for better sales in specific industries like process manufacturing and the public sector. 

The new Sure Step release has already been run through two separate TAP programs with partners with a focus on both content and experience, including Microsoft SharePoint integration capabilities.


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"CfMD continues to focus on the relationships between ISVs, VARs, and implementation partners, and this release includes new templates for scoping, design, development, and deployment of ISV solutions." This is a really good news and I am glad there have been good changes about it. Hope it will not resume on the old way.