What Microsoft Dynamics SMB partners can expect from Directions 2017 events
Being a Dynamics SMB partner in todays' market is like dancing on a volcano. And the various Microsoft announcements that partners can expect in the upcoming conference season ought to entice them to pick up a few new moves!
For many years, Directions was the annual event for Microsoft Dynamics NAV partners. Driven by partners - organized for partners. This year, however, the event makes a shift from ‘NAV only' towards embracing the full Microsoft stack, including CRM SMB partners. The 13th US edition will take place next week, September 17th to 20th in Orlando, Florida. Organizers have advised this week that both the venue for the event and the Orlando international airport have survived hurricane Irma, so everything is good to go. The EMEA edition picked Madrid as the 2017 location for their tenth anniversary event, taking place October 4th till 6th.
This article aims to give you an overview of what Dynamics NAV and Dynamics CRM partners can expect of these events. And where they should put their focus regarding the sessions.
The position of Dynamics NAV is under pressure. The announcement of the Dynamics 365 concept at
WPC 2016, combined with today's limited geographic availability of the D365 Finance
and Operations Business edition (D365FOB) SMB solution has put Dynamics NAV in
an uncomfortable position. Competitors have successfully sowed confusion in the
market about NAV's future determination. Microsoft now has the challenge,
together with her partners, to recover the positioning ...
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