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MSDW Podcast: Recapping Directions EMEA & Previewing Summit Nashville 2017 with Microsoft MVP James Crowter

by MSDW Reporter
Editorial Team,
October 10 2017

After writing two well received new pieces analyzing Microsoft's current position relative to its SMB business solutions partner channel and product line, James Crowter, director of Technology Management in the UK and a blogger and MVP, joins us to recap Directions EMEA 2017 and preview Summit Nashville 2017.

Show Notes:

  • 4:00 - How to adapt to Microsoft's decisions around the Dynamics 365 SMB space
  • 5:50 - Directions EMEA review - did it meet attendee expectations?
  • 8:50 - Microsoft's approach to developing new strategic plans before and after Directions US
  • 12:30 - Looking ahead to Summit Nashville 2017 - will the latest announcements resonate with users?
  • 14:20 - For NAVUG, is NAV 2017 still the focus at Summit?
  • 17:15 - Will Microsoft update its Dynamics 365 message for existing users this year compared to Summit US 2016?
  • 20:50 - Are existing Dynamics customers receptive to the latest tech announcements?
  • 24:20 - What new Msft tech will users respond to?
  • 29:40 - How does a partner help Dynamics customers digest what they are hearing at an event like Summit?
  • 36:15 - Roadmap updates and whether they will have a positive impact on customer sentiment and partner opportunity.
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