Dynamics CRM Update Rollup 10 releases!

Update Rollup 10

Update Rollup 10 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 979347)

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 10 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. It includes updates and hot fixes packaged together for easy deployment. We recommend that you install the update rollup to keep your software performing at its best.

Important: Update Rollup 7 is a prerequisite to this update rollup. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Data Migration Manager components require Update Rollup 7 to be installed. For more information about Update Rollup 7, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
971782: Update Rollup 7 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is available

Update Rollup 10 is available for all languages that are supported by Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.

For more information about this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 979347: Update Rollup 10 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.

 Jeff Loucks
Available Technology
Available Technology

"Microsoft Partner Network for Small to Midsize Business (SMB) Partners" with Judy Kolde (WPG03PAL)

To download the Outlook Appointment click here

WPG03PAL: Microsoft Partner Network for Small to Midsize Business (SMB) Partners

Presented by: Judy Kolde

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

8:00 am to 9:00 am Pacific Time

Click here <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html>  to calculate your local time.

This is a joint Microsoft internal AND Partner facing Webcast provided by Academy Live. Please attend and forward this invite to your partners!

Content: Marketing; Sales; Business Skills; Licensing

Target Microsoft Role: Account Managers; Partner;

Target Partner Role: Partner Business Decision Maker; Partner Marketing; Partner Sales; Partner Training; Partner Developer; Partner IT Professional

Level: 100


Join us to hear about the exciting new ways for SMB partners to engage with Microsoft under the new Microsoft Partner Network.

Throughout the MPN evolution process, you’ve told us how you want to partner with Microsoft, and we’ve listened. Now, there is more opportunity for you to engage in MPN than ever before:

o Small Business Specialist Community – will continue as a designation

o Small Business Solution Provider Competency

o Small Business Solution Provider Advanced Competency

o Midmarket Solution Provider Competency

o Midmarket Solution Provider Advanced Competency


Microsoft Employee Information

Join the Webcast by clicking the link below

Attendee URL:


Passcode: d($49.64C

Telephony: (866) 556-5724

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Jeff Loucks
Available Technology
Available Technology

Silverlight 4 Training releases!

On April 16th Silver Light 4 training released.

Here is the link to the download.



The Silverlight 4 Training Course includes a whitepaper explaining all of the new Silverlight 4 features, several hands-on-labs that explain the features, and a 8 unit course for building business applications with Silverlight 4. The business applications course includes 8 modules with extensive hands on labs as well as 25 accompanying videos that walk you through key aspects of building a business application with Silverlight. Key aspects in this course are working with numerous sandboxed and elevated out of browser features, the new RichTextBox control, implicit styling, webcam, drag and drop, multi touch, validation, authentication, MEF, WCF RIA Services, right mouse click, and much more!
Jeff Loucks
Available Technology
Available Technology

Windows Intune Beta goes live!

Windows Intune just hit the street. What is it and why should partners take a look? It is desktop management and monitoring via a cloud service. It comes burdened with windows licenses but loaded with the power to control, monitor and connect to PCs.

In my estimation it is a very light beta service with big potential. The product allows you to manage XP through Windows 7 Enterprise. Computers can be domain joined or not. All the PCs need is to have the agent installed and the and be connected to the Internet.

The interface gives you a heads up view of the PCs under management while also giving you the ability to drill down into specific issues.

The services is intended to resolve patching, licensing and malware management of PCs only excluding servers at the current time.

Here are some links:

The Product Page: http://www.microsoft.com/online/windows-intune.mspx

The Promotional Bus Tour Page:  http://microsoftbustour.com/

Learn More about Intune: http://www.windowsintune.com 

Partners see: https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40066434

Jeff Loucks
Available Technology
Available Technology


IAMCP Explaining the value – Benefit review – E-learning Portal and Discounts

In February I became the acting president of IAMCP Canada. Like many things I do in the community I often invest first and learn about the benefits later. It is a strong belief that communities in the technology field offer very high value. However, having said that IAMCP is a little different since it charges for membership and as someone who needs to understand the value of membership I wanted to embark on a systematic review of each area to be better able to explain the value to prospective members. This article is focused on a benefit brought forward by the former president Dan Medakovic.

The E-learning Portal is not all that different from what I have used through the partner site. The difference is

  • The look and feel is simpler and less difficult to navigate than the partner portal
  • I have greater access to training content and I can track my individual progress across many different courses.
  • There are a lot of free courses on relevant topics which are easy to navigate and select. I started with Clinic 6262AE Introduction of Windows Workflow Foundation using .Net 3.5 and although it was a review of technology I have been using, it was among the free content and I found value in the learning.
  • You can take elearning for certification course and track your progress through the Achievement Record

Here is a screenshot of the website navigation for the elearning portal:

Here is a screen shot of the familiar elearning course layout from ElementK:

All in all, the training benefits offer very high value to our organization which is not only trying to offer training options to our staff but also is looking for a way to track progress across both free and non-certification courses. The content is relevant and timely. The delivery method is flexible.

If you are interested in joining IAMCP Canada please contact me at IACMP@availabletech.net or by calling the President’s Hotline: 800-783-6410. You can also go to the current IAMCP portal: http://www.iamcp.org/ 

 Jeff Loucks
Available Technology
Available Technology

IAMCP Canada – Happy Hour April 15th 5-7 PM

You are invited to the Library Bar at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto or the Sheraton Centre in Montreal for a Peer to Peer networking session. Join your fellow partners to talk business and find common opportunities.

If you are an IAMCP Canada member in good standing, enjoy 2 beverages on us. Optionally if you are not currently a member, you will be able to signup onsite.

Discuss the new technology wave and partner opportunities.

Join your colleagues for a unique occasion to socialize and discover new opportunities and friends.

Jeff Loucks
Available Technology
Available Technology