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The community of Microsoft Dynamics SL Customers, Partners and team members are gathering here at Convergence Atlanta to connect and discover how the recent release of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 can help them exceed their business potential. In the Microsoft Dynamics SL General Session on Monday the leaders of Microsoft Dynamics SL showcased the new innovation being delivered in the latest product release and highlighted the vision for the future.
Here’s a quote from Bob Hauck of Cisco-Eagle that encompasses the excitement coming from the Microsoft Dynamics SL community. “We are fired up about the release of SL 2011.  This version to us represents a whole new level of commitment from Microsoft towards the Dynamics SL product line.  We are excited because SL is now built on a firm foundation for the future and this 2011 version is by far the most feature rich version we have ever seen!”
I had the pleasure of attending the Customer Excellence awards lunch on Monday and would like to extend my congratulations to the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Customer Excellence Award winners:
Excellence in Evangelism, CALIBRE (Partner: RSM McGladrey)
Excellence in Innovation, Harrison, Walker and Harper (Partner: ePartners, Inc)
If you are not here in person at Convergence 2011 plan now to attend an upcoming Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Launch Event to learn more about how Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 can help you connect, discover and exceed. Find a launch event near you at  
In spirit of celebrating the release we have created the Top 10 Reasons customers and partners are excited about Microsoft Dynamics SL. Here are the top 5, tune in tomorrow for the remaining reasons!

1.       Get more done in less time

Give people easy access to the resources they need to stay productive. New activity panes, role-based menus, and quick lists make it easy to prioritize tasks, and enhanced menu search features let you find what you need in just a few clicks. Simply type a few characters or words to locate a screen or report, or view a history of recently viewed reports and screens. And minimize training time with a familiar solution that works like and with Microsoft® Office products, such as Microsoft Outlook®, Microsoft Excel®, and Microsoft Word.

2.       Enhance insight with real-time reporting data

Gain visibility into key reporting data to help businesses thrive. Get over 50 predefined views of data by using Quick Query to filter, customize, or drill back to a Microsoft Dynamics SL screen to view the original transaction; and save custom views. Companies can also create their own custom views on standard or custom tables, and connect them into the Quick Query menu. With Microsoft Management Reporter—a real-time financial reporting system built on the latest Microsoft technologies—customers can create boardroom-quality reports without IT assistance, enhance security for reports, and increase support for regulatory compliance.

3.       Make it easier to manage and share information

Transform document management so that it’s easy to share information with employees, customers, and vendors using Microsoft SharePoint®. Customers can boost productivity with a single, consolidated view of orders, requests, and customer data; and quickly upload reports directly to a SharePoint site to share with their department. With the DocShare feature, they can automate the upload process and connect SharePoint sites related to customers, vendors, and projects—and gain further insight with the ability to attach documents directly to screens in Microsoft Dynamics SL.

4.       Simplify multicompany activities

With Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011, customers can make entries for multiple companies with ease—without having to close any windows to log in to other companies and keep multiple screens open for different companies and complete entries in a single session. Color coding helps to ensure accurate association of companies for specific entries, from financial data to project entries and reports. Customers can also enter service calls for multiple companies without changing companies, and create duplicate service calls by selecting from previously entered calls.

5.       Automate even more financial processes

Get tighter control of the general ledger with the robust financial capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011. Complete general ledger tasks quickly and reduce errors with automated support for common actions—from reversing and copying entries to correcting journal batches. Customers can also connect transactions using a single view of accounts payable transactions and unreconciled purchasing transactions.
Remember to look for more daily updates from Convergence 2011 here on the Edge and the Community Site, on Twitter (#MSDYNERP), on Facebook, and on our new YouTube Channel.

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