Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Management Reporter For Dynamics GP 2010- Release Download


Management Reporter for Dynamics GP 2010 has been released and is available to download.  You can get it from the following links

Data Provider For Dynamics GP 2010
Management Reporter For Dynamics GP 2010

For further details on Management Reporter view this site HERE.  It includes the roadmap, fact sheets.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations Certification Exam MB5-858


Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations Exam MB5-858 for Sure Step 2010, MB5-858 is available on Prometric. 

This certification exam measures your ability to understand Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step as a structured engagement methodology for Dynamics implementations. This exam measures the working knowledge that the candidate has of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step.

As per SPA published at Microsoft (https://partner.microsoft.com/global/productssolutions/dynamics/solsprovideragreement)
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Partners must employ or contract with at least one individual who passes the Microsoft Dynamics methodology implementation exam, Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations MB5-858, to be authorized for any Microsoft Dynamics solution. This exam is available from April 15, 2010.

Till now what I know is the exam will have 40-70 questions with the time of 140-160 minutes. The basic skill set weight for the exam is as follows
Prepare to Manage a Microsoft Dynamics Implementation with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step (47.14%)
  • Identify key goals and pre/post activities associated with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step decision accelerators and the Diagnostic phase. 
  • Given a scenario, identify the appropriate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step project type and the related key activities.
  • Identify Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step cross phase processes and the key activities and deliverables associated with each cross phase.
  • Given a scenario, identify the appropriate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step documentation.
  • Identify Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step optimization offerings.
  • Project Management Library.
Manage a Microsoft Dynamics Implementation with Microsoft Sure Step (41.43%)
  • Given a scenario, identify and complete the appropriate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step documentation.
  • Complete the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Analysis phase.
  • Create a Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step project.
  • Gather and document customer business requirements by using the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step FRD.
  • Given a scenario, identify how to use Design documents in the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Design phase.
  • Identify and complete key test activities in a Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Development phase.
  • Identify key activities of the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Deployment phase.
  • Manage change, risks, and issues by using Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step tools and templates.
  • Conduct a Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Tollgate Review.
  • Create a Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Go-Live Cutover Plan.
  • Project Management Library.
Manage Post Implementation Activities with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step (11.43%)
  • Given a scenario, identify appropriate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Quality Management activities.
  • Given a scenario, recommend appropriate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Post Go-Live Support activities.
  • Given a scenario, recommend appropriate Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Performance Tuning and Optimization activities.
  • Identify the key tasks associated with closing out a Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step project.

You can check the detailed exam preparation guide on MBS here

Good luck.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Product Release - Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010


An exciting news that the newest version Microsoft Dynamics GP platform–Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 is available for download. 

Dynamics GP 2010 will focus on increasing depth and reach for core functionality, enriching integrations with the Microsoft Office system, extending external connections through Web Services, and ensuring faster Return on Investment (ROI) for customers.
You can download it from one of the below links
-      Customer Source
-      Partner Source
If you are planning to upgrade please note that the upgrade paths for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 are as follows:

-  Version 10 :   10.00.1368 (Service Pack 4) or later >> Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010
-  Version 9  :    9.00.0371 (KB971017) or later >> Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010