As announced during Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft is now expanding new ways to help its partners sell CRM Online to all segments through new training programs and changes to our licensing. From today, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online will be on Microsoft’s Open Licensing Program giving small and mid-sized businesses access to the full suite of Microsoft Online Services in a way that fits their current engagement with their partner or service provider.
This summer we also shared that we will be launching the new Cloud Customer Relationship Management competency. Similar to the Azure and Office 365 cloud competencies, it is predicated on cloud performance. Partners will enjoy a rich set of benefits designed to help them grow their businesses. Program requirements will include technical certifications, customer references, and sales. The program will launch at the end February with broader communications and links live on March 2.