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Microsoft Says It’s Serious About Dynamics “Mobile Solutions”

by Jason Gumpert

The message has come from on-high: Founder Bill Gates says Microsoft will push hard in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arena, and Dynamics software will be part of that push.

In an announcement to Microsoft partners, Gates is quoted as announcing "The combination of software plus services gives customers advanced choice and flexibility in how they access and manage software. With Microsoft Online Services, businesses can deploy software as a subscription service, from servers they manage on-site, or a combination of the two, depending on their specific needs. In the future, customers and partners should expect to see this kind of choice and flexibility for all of Microsoft's software and server products."

Microsoft also said it was launching "a limited beta trial of the new services; U.S.-based companies can register for the trial at The new services are scheduled to be generally available to businesses of all sizes in the second half of the year."

The company last year announced the availability of Dynamics CRM online. Next on its marketing list is Dynamics AX.

Microsoft Dynamics AX Mobile Solutions is "the first mobile application for Microsoft Dynamics AX, is tailored to fit different user roles and perform specific tasks," the company advertises on its "Partner Program" site.

The Partner Program site says Microsoft Dynamics AX Mobile Solutions, as "the first mobile application for Microsoft Dynamics AX, is tailored to fit different user roles and perform specific tasks." Among the examples Microsoft points to: "Field sales representatives can plan visits, review relevant sales information, and create orders. ...

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As the editor of, Jason oversees all editorial content on the site and at our events, as well as providing site management and strategy. He can be reached at

Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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