Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Convergence Feedback

I've been busy catching up with work after coming back from Convergence. A few notes to those who didn't make it:

a) MBS will continue to support all products and the Project Green is officially dead
b) GP 11.0 will be available around 2010
c) Microsoft PerformancePoint Server(PPS) 2007 will be the future of Dynamics reporting, I'm betting on this. It'll be available for GP10 this summer. Management Reporter, a core component of PPS looks exactly like FRx and will replace FRx in the near future, no dates yet. To learn more about this product, visit this link: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/performancepoint/FX101680481033.aspx
d) The future of all the Dynamics suite(GP/AX/NV/SL) is moving towards Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS) 2007
e) CRM Live is here and per Kirill Tatarinov, Microsoft is currently migrating from Siebel to Microsoft CRM. The best organizations to benefit from CRM 4.0 are those using Microsoft Outlook (Exchange) as so much integration had been done.

More to come on my Convergence experience including the Learning Center and GP sessions.