A few keynote minutes with Toby Bowers at eXtreme365 Long Beach

By |2017-11-08T16:10:28+00:00November 8th, 2017|Blog, Dynamics 365, Microsoft, MS Partner, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Toby Bowers is Senior Director, WW Business Applications and Industry at Microsoft. He presented the Dynamics 365 roadmap at extreme365 Long Beach

Find the full Tuesday keynote here

On customers

“Customers are looking to maximize the investment they’ve already made in their existing tools and processes and then they’re looking to take advantage of all the latest and greatest technology has to offer”

“Since we launched our Dynamics 365 portfolio our growth in the cloud has jumped 67% year over year. 80% of our enterprise customers are choosing Dynamics 365 in the cloud.”

On analysts view
“Our friends of Gartner have moved us into the leader box in both their BI and analytics quadrant as well as their CRM and customer engagement space. Forrester did the same for sales force automation and Nucleus moved us into the leader box for finance and operations and ERP, setting a forward looking strategy and view and enhanced usability and feature functionality.”

What the press likes

“i) How we’re connecting lightweight applications to existing systems. ii) How we’re leveraging existing systems to generate data to provide greater insight for an advanced analytics perspective iii) extensibility of the platform, bringing that together with our leading partner ecosystem both from an application and service perspective which provides a unique value proposition.

The shift in strategy from a go to market perspective

“(We’re) moving away from focussing on static applications heavy long expensive lift and shift opportunities and toward more lightweight intelligent line of business applications and a surround strategy for our customers to really provide that broader Microsoft value proposition with our cloud offerings.”

On AppSource

“AppSource is our marketplace. We want that to be a fountain of leads for all of you.”

Microsoft Dynamics 365 partners have more opportunities than ever to succeed and grow by building and delivering solutions that help customers. At eXtreme365, partners can learn about those opportunities and give feedback about working with Microsoft. If participating in high-quality leadership and learning sessions, and networking with peers and Microsoft is important, I encourage you to attend eXtreme365 Dubrovnik.”
– Cecilia Flombaum, Lead, One Commercial Partner strategy and implementation
As a partner who has attended eXtreme conferences since 2012, I have always received great value from joining the conference. The eXtreme experience is unique, as it is 100% dedicated to Microsoft Dynamics and the Intelligent Business Cloud and delivers content that adds value in the real world. This real life perspective equips me to be more successful in helping my customers and growing my business. I also find it’s a fantastic place to connect with ISVs”
– Felix Robitaille, XRM Vision
eXtreme365 offers tremendous opportunity for learning through in-depth sessions on Dynamics 365 and the Intelligent Business Cloud platform. With new ISV solutions and expanding platform capabilities it’s critical for the technical community and business leadership to keep informed. The expert instruction at eXtreme365 and ability for one-on-one dialogue with Microsoft and other experts in the ecosystem is invaluable.
– Gert Vonck, Chief Dreamer, Appfie

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