Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: P2P alliance; African CSP; D365 field service; Sharepoint, Dynamics for government

By: Linda Rosencrance

Strategic Alliance Between 1ClickFactory and QBS Group

1ClickFactory and QBS group have formed a strategic alliance, whereby 1ClickFactory is now the preferred service provider for upgrade and development services of QBS partners.

The alliance serves two key needs, according to a QBS spokesperson: to help Dynamics partners to build apps and extensions for D365 on the one side; and to protect their customer bases by providing intelligent, highly automated, and affordable upgrades on the other side.

Since 2009, 1ClickFactory has provided partners with extended development capabilities around Microsoft Dynamics and packaged services aimed at specific tasks, such as upgrade services, code transformation, provisioning on Microsoft Azure, certification for Microsoft Dynamics and more, according to company officials.

QBS provides partners with a number of services from strategic partner advice and management to staff readiness and sales and marketing support to being a distributor of Microsoft licenses and enhancement plans

“We want to be the best provider of services to Dynamics partners, and this alliance is a big step along the way,” says Michael Hartmann, CEO of QBS.

Liquid Telecom to Deliver Microsoft Cloud Products and Services Businesses Of All Sizes Across Africa

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has partnered with Microsoft through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program and is now delivering scalable and secure cloud services across Africa.

As an official CSP partner, Liquid Telecom will for the first time offer businesses in Africa cloud services and products such as Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite and Windows 10, according to company officials.

The deal brings together enterprise-grade reliability and performance from Microsoft Azure Cloud with Liquid Telecom’s award-winning fiber network that connects more African countries and enterprises on a single network than any other, officials said.

Initially offered to customers in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe, Microsoft’s cloud services will eventually be made available to customers across Liquid Telecom’s entire network.

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Dynamics Software Advanced Field Service Available on Microsoft AppSource

Dynamics Software, a provider of solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics 365, has announced that its Dynamics 365 Advanced Field Service solution is available on Microsoft AppSource.

Dynamics Software Advanced Field Service offers improved integration of cases and work orders as well as improved integration of customer assets and agreements. Advanced Field Service also provides in-warranty and agreement coverage, improves the efficiency of work order completion and posting, thereby improving billing accuracy, according to company officials.

Dynamics Software Advanced Field Service provides a solid basis for the implementation of Dynamics 365 Field Service, officials said.

“We are proud to be the first to have a solution available for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service on Microsoft AppSource,” said Eric Veldkamp, partner and executive director sales and marketing at Dynamics Software, in a statement.

Data Resolution Announces Availability of Dynamics and SharePoint on AWS Marketplace for the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

Data Resolution has launched Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM on AWS Marketplace for the AWS GovCloud (US) Region.

Now, government agencies can enjoy the same benefits as commercial organizations, such as the speed of procurement, bring-your-own-licensing flexibility, and consumption-based usage to Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics software on AWS Marketplace for the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, according to company officials.

“AWS GovCloud (US) is designed to meet the unique regulatory requirements of the United States Government by running AWS services in an environment that complies with US Government regulations for processing sensitive workloads and storing sensitive data,” said Jim Pathman, CEO, Data Resolution, in a statement. “We are excited to offer the same access to security, flexibility, and cost-efficiencies to the US federal government, state and local governments, and the contractors who support their mission.”

About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.