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Where's the action at WPC 2013? 5 Microsoft Dynamics sessions worth following

by Jason Gumpert

WPC 2013 next week in Houston appears to be due for some calm mid-summer gulf coast weather. But what about the forecast in Houston's Brown Convention Center?  Microsoft Dynamics partners could likely see some interesting updates, and perhaps some breaking news.  But in addition to the news, attendees will be looking for ways to tackle the are the ever-present challenges of adapting to Microsoft's changing plans - it's partner program, as well as product direction. 

Dynamics-focused sessions are going to be packed into the first two days of the event.  Here are five that could yield some interesting news and substantial discussion.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM momentum, vision, and product roadmap

The Dynamics CRM team didn't disappoint last year at WPC, with Bill Patterson demonstrating that the team had collected itself after some difficult delays and come back with a new plan that they are now executing on.  This week's announcement of a Dynamics CRM 2013 release in the fall didn't provide nearly enough detail for Dynamics CRM partners, but the Microsoft team appears to already be making the rounds with partners ahead of WPC .  VARs and ISVs alike already have a range of questions around how the new release plans will impact existing users (and their customizations), new clients coming online, ISV solutions, and the sales pipeline. 

Beyond the product plans, what about more CRM-based acquisitions?  With efforts underway to integrate the social monitoring (NetBreeze), integrated marketing management/automation (MarketingPilot), and collaboration (Yammer) acquisitions, areas where the team might try to bolt on ...

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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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