Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Partner Support Resources for Dynamics

I am sure many of you are already aware of the forums out there, both those sponsored by Microsoft, and those that are independent (e.g., Experts Exchange, Egghead Cafe, etc). But I thought I would send out a reminder of the partner-specific resources available to Dynamics partners. Check out the links on https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/resources/discussions/.

In addition to the public forums, there are private forums for partners only, and (my personal favorite) the partner online technical communities-- which are managed by Microsoft Dynamics support folks. The technical communities can be a great way to build knowledge and leverage your support plan without using a case. I find myself posting there with questions that I would never "waste" a case on, but would love to have a definitive answer on.

These forums (as well as search engines and blogs) can be a great resource when you have issues that either do not warrant or a case, or you just want another opinion. Personally, I also enjoy running across the same folks in different forums, it starts to feel like a community of sorts (which, for those of you who know me, is one of my favorite things to talk about...the value of building relationships in the Dynamics community).

Update from the fabulous David Musgrave (Thanks David!) of a few more that he regularly checks out...

Please share some of your favorite independent forums, and I will update this post with them. Happy hunting!

2 comments:

David Musgrave [MSFT] said...

On the left hand side of the http://blogs.msdn.com/DevelopingForDynamicsGP/ page is a list of newsgroups and forums.

I monitor the Tek Tips and Goolgle Groups one as well as the Microsoft ones.

David
http://blogs.msdn.com/DevelopingForDynamicsGP/

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks, David!