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 February 2011  The CAL Zone – GP Tips & Tricks Newsletter 
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ISV Spotlight: Azox
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e CAL Zone e-newsletter is focused on our family of Microsoft Dynamics GP users. Stay up to date with current promotions to save you money plus tips & tricks and new tools to save you time. To view archived copies of previous newsletters click here.

Don’t Miss Out on the Value of CustomerSource

As one of the benefits of being on a service plan for Microsoft Dynamics, CustomerSource empowers you with tools and information that can help you increase efficiency and productivity.

Reasons to visit CustomerSource:

  • Self-help resources, such as Knowledge Base and technical documentation, CustomerSource can help you reduce support costs.
  • Around the clock access to training provides you opportunities to learn at your convenience.
  • Microsoft Dynamics communities offer a unique opportunity for you to share hard-won tips, get answers to tough questions, or to broaden your understanding of your business management software.
  • CustomerSource can save you time by providing a one-stop resource for quick and easy access to information that helps you maintain and expand your business management solution.

If you have not registered for CustomerSource yet and need assistance doing so, please contact

ISV Spotlight:  k-eCommerce
Microsoft Silver Enterprise Resource Planning Partner
k-eCommerce (formarly Azox) is dedicated to developing integrated eCommerce and ePayment solutions for Microsoft Dynamics GP and CRM. We develop fully integrated B2B, B2C, Sales Portal and mobile-optimized eCommerce websites. Our solutions are quick and easy to deploy on premise or in our private, PCI Compliant cloud. k-eCommerce also provides secure PA-DSS certified credit card/ACH processing and an online bill pay portal.

5 Reasons to Attend Convergence 2011

If you have attended in previous years you know this is the Microsoft Dynamics user experience you do not want to miss! If you were unable to attend or are new to the Microsoft Dynamics community, you will want to make sure you attend this conference. Here are 5 good reasons you should be there:

  1. You will learn how you can get the most out of your Microsoft Dynamics solution through the many training and user sessions offered.
  2. You will be able to network and collaborate with your peers and product experts from Microsoft in sessions, hands-on labs and in the Community & Learning Center.
  3. You will learn about add on solutions that will enhance and extend your Microsoft Dynamics solutions.
  4. You will learn about the latest Microsoft products and business technologies such as Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server and how these products can enhance your Microsoft Dynamics solution.
  5. You will gain insights into Microsoft’s corporate direction and future plans for their Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

For highlights from last year’s Convergence and comments from CAL attendees, click here.

Existing Customer Promotions

“The Sky is The Limit ” Lapsed Customer Re-enrollment Offer
MS Dynamics GP customers with a Business Ready Enhancement Plan that lapsed prior to Nov.8th 2010, can get back on plan with all lapse and re-enrollment fees waived. Must commit to 3 years of Enhancement before the lapse and re-enrollment fees will be waived.
Offer Expires: April 22, 2010.

Reenrollment Award for Microsoft Dynamics GP
Renew your service plan and receive up to 20% off* your next qualifying license purchase, add users, purchase new modules or transition to Business Ready Licensing.
Offer Expires: June 30, 2011

Click here for a complete list of Microsoft Dynamics GP promotions

Recently Published CAL Blog Posts

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Upcoming GP Add-On Webinars

2/22/11-Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: Microsoft Dynamics GP Light User: Extend Business Insight and Productivity (Level 100)

3/8/11-Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: Maximize Your Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resources and Payroll Solution (Level 100)

3/9/11-Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: Introduction to Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics GP (Level 100)

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