February and the windows are open in Texas and the pictures from New England look like chest high piles of white. Wow, what a change from last year when I was spending my spare time either shoveling or building ice sculptures.
All this great weather is wonderful, but I have been very busy at TRG. Recently we have been working on a new series of business lunch and learns. If you are particularly interested in a speaker or a business subject please let me know. The lunch and learns will include some very interesting outside talent! The focus for each lunch and learn will be on a business subject that touches into the area of Relationship Management technologies.
We have also been planning for The Microsoft Launches (and there are many product launches this quarter including Microsoft Dynamics CRM v4.0 (Titan)) which shipped to manufacturing late in December and will be on shelves soon. TRG can work with you on Dynamics CRM v4.0 today, just reach out and ask!
In terms of Microsoft Convergence: what a Convergence it is turning out to be! I have done a sample reach out to many of you to see if you will be in attendance and what great responses. Some items we have been discussing in the e-mails - Consider taking time to visit the CRM support and development team (they are there in force), but also make take time to bring your questions or thoughts to the Dynamics CRM booth. The characters manning the booth are many times consultants who have worked on hundreds and hundreds of Dynamics CRM projects and have responded to hundreds of Dynamic CRM forum e-mails.
Other key value points to get from Convergence or from in general in Year 2008!
- Training (It is worth making time for it)
- Understanding the Microsoft's Defined Direction
- Opportunities (not just sales)
- Face Time
- Shared Memories (You want to do business in 200x Style? Then get to the next level with those you know)
- Shared Resources
- Information sources (new books, new white papers, new add-on products)
and so much more .................