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Author: Craig Crescas

Craig Crescas

Craig Crescas, based in Denver, began his Microsoft career in March 2000. He joined the organization when Microsoft began investing in Business Applications (ERP and CRM). With almost 20 years of experience in Dynamics, Craig is chartered with changing the world one partner at a time.
Since the launch of Dynamics 365, Craig has dedicated his efforts to recruiting and onboarding organizations, those interested in adding business applications to their product portfolio, by providing leadership, guidance and onboarding tools to streamline our partner’s time to market.

Learn more about the April 2019 release on our Business Applications community call

There were many exciting announcements and new features in the April 2019 release across Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform. We introduced 305+ new features and six new applications. We can’t come close to covering everything, but we will highlight some of our favorites across Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, Finance and Operations, and Business Central in our….

Learn how to leverage AI for a competitive edge with Dynamics 365

For years, virtually every evaluation of a new business application, such as a CRM or ERP, would include a checklist of features published by the customer or the external evaluation consultant. These features were compared, contrasted against competitors, and prospective customers would begin to assess which solution best matched their business needs to make an informed decision. Instinctively, the sales….

Grow your technical skills with Microsoft Dynamics

Join us on September 11 to learn how to access the Dynamics Learning Portal at no charge to deepen your technical skills, followed by the partner spotlight on the shift in B2B client engagement. Leverage the Microsoft Dynamics Learning Portal Last month, we announced the Dynamics Learning Portal (DLP) is now available at no charge to Microsoft partners. Previously, there was….

Microsoft Inspire session recommendations for Dynamics Partners

Now that your travel is booked for Microsoft Inspire, it’s time to build your itinerary. Each year I am impressed by how the schedule builder tool becomes more robust and simpler to leverage. This year’s version is called MyInspire, which was designed based on Partner feedback from the Connect tool. You can easily find relevant sessions and determine where to….

Come learn about the spring launch for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Apps

We all know how to respond when a prospect, a customer, or even a friend or family asks us, “What is Dynamics 365?” The best way to grab their attention is to explain how Microsoft uniquely delivers a comprehensive, end-to-end approach to business applications—helping you unify data and relationships, build intelligence into your decision making, and accelerate business transformation.  Of….

Join us on April 10 and learn about integrating Dynamics with Azure Cognitive Services and Common Data Service

Introduction for the community call How exactly does one paint like Jackson Pollock? (With a paintbrush?) Noted technologist, Richard Taylor proved that Jackson Pollock was painting fractals 25 years before their scientific discovery. A fractal is a geometric figure, each part of which has the same statistical character as the whole, in which similar patterns recur at progressively smaller scales.….

Learn how to integrate Blockchain with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Join us for a community call on Tuesday, March 13 to build your knowledge of Blockchain and how to integrate it with Microsoft Dynamics 365. Goal for the community call After attending the call, you will have a better understanding with: What Blockchain is and how it can create new business opportunities Microsoft’s Blockchain strategy Common Blockchain adoption patterns Blockchain….

New tools to accelerate sales cycles and promote consulting services

Join the January 9 Business Applications Community call to learn about two essential new resources that will help you accelerate sales cycles and promote your consulting apps and services to Microsoft Office and Dynamics 365 customers. Preview the tools below and sign up for the January 9 Community call for an overview and demonstration of the two resources. Dynamics 365….