SAP Acquires Sybase

On July 30, 2010, SAP AG announced the completion of the acquisition of Sybase, a partner and a market leader in managing, analyzing, and mobilizing business information. Through this transaction, SAP intends to accelerate the reach of SAP solutions across mobile platforms and drive forward the realization of SAP’s in-memory computing vision. Based in Dublin, California, Sybase delivers a range of solutions to ensure that customer information is securely managed and mobilized to the point of action, including enterprise and mobile databases, middleware, synchronization, encryption and device management software, and mobile messaging services. The acquisition supports SAP’s strategy of pursuing … Continue reading SAP Acquires Sybase

CRM Partner Demo Environment Download (4.0)

The CRM demo environment is set to expire on August 12th 2010. If you are looking for the latest VPC image it can be found on partner source at the following links: CRM 4 July 2010 VPC.part01.exe https://mbs.microsoft.com/fileexchange/?fileID=d4dc2e74-56ea-42a6-9138-3ac6cd6e1aad CRM 4 July 2010 VPC.part02.rar https://mbs.microsoft.com/fileexchange/?fileID=b893ee03-1a0c-4aec-8da9-6586a8efc9d0 CRM 4 July 2010 VPC.part03.rar https://mbs.microsoft.com/fileexchange/?fileID=42fce544-1b14-4e1a-a477-e04c56c51c39 CRM 4 July 2010 VPC.part04.rar https://mbs.microsoft.com/fileexchange/?fileID=385a09e6-d9ae-4991-bfb5-b028102e80d8 Jeff Loucks Available Technology

CRM 4.0 and Outlook 2010 Workaround

A common work around required to make Outlook 2010 work with CRM 4.0 is to add the following registry key: HKEY Current User\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSCRMClient Create DWord (32 bit) value Title: IgnoreChecks Value: 1 NOTE: The installer will show an error but you will be able to continue. Remember that Dynamics CRM only supports the 32-bit Outlook Client. Jeff Loucks Available Technology

Birger Steen moves to Parallels

You may not have known Birger Steen. I first met him last year at WPC in New Orleans. We touched base a number of times through out the year as he adopted his role as the VP of SMB and Distribution at Microsoft. At WPC this year Birger and I sat down for an hour and hashed out the challenges Microsoft faces in its strategies for addressing the SMB space. The most important challenge was complexity of acquiring a solution based on their products and the second was the need for Microsoft to build in profitability in its SMB offerings. … Continue reading Birger Steen moves to Parallels