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Today's ITUnity Champ:

Jason Gumpert

Jason Gumpert

Editor, MSDynamicsWorld.com
Blog: https://msdynamicsworld.com/
Twitter: @msdynamicsworld

Reporters and editors are people — and members of the IT tech community — too.

Today’s ITUnity Champ falls into that camp. Gumpert is Editor of MSDynamicsWorld.com, a publication known by many long-time members of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP arenas. Given the growing emphasis and importance at Microsoft of business services and processes, not to mention the revamp of Microsoft’s CRM and ERP platforms in the form of Dynamics 365 — Gumpert is a must-read/follow.

Prior to co-founding MSDynamicsWorld.com, Gumpert was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), among other consultancies. He also did some time in pre-sales engineering.

Gumpert and his team regularly break news and provide good analysis of the many twists and turns Microsoft is taking with its business products and services. This week, he had some good reports out of Microsoft’s Summit EMEA 2017 in Amsterdam, including this one:

Microsoft to customers: Cloud continues to transform Dynamics 365

Microsoft’s embrace of the cloud has already changed the Dynamics product line in fundamental ways. For example, Dynamics 365 for Operations, formerly known as Dynamics AX, is now seeing go-lives at a rate of four to five per week, says Microsoft Technical Fellow and Business Solutions CTO Mike Ehrenberg.

Thanks to Dynamics 365, “we have a digital connection to our customers all the time,” Ehrenberg said today in his keynote address to the Summit EMEA 2017 audience in Amsterdam. Cloud delivery is changing how the company builds and updates Dynamics solutions today. Whereas the on-premise enterprise software business measured success in terms of shipping software and collecting revenue, today’s Microsoft business solutions group looks at other metrics for measuring the product’s success.

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