During Microsoft Inspire 2018, the leadership team of Microsoft kept emphasizing the importance of Dynamics 365 as a part of Microsoft’s strategy this year. There were multiple demos involving Dynamics 365, along with an additional 2% global accelerator incentive on every new Dynamics 365 seat sold through Microsoft.
On July 28th, Microsoft announced that they are making new investments in the success, and continued technology innovation for their partners across Microsoft Business Applications by giving free digital learning for all MPN partners: with new, free, unrestricted access to Dynamics learning with thousands of self-service technical and sales resources for all MPN partners.
What is Dynamics Learning Portal?
The DLP is a PartnerSource integrated learning portal dedicated to bringing value to Microsoft Dynamics partners. The features of the platform are designed to help increase competency levels, thereby accelerating business growth. DLP is the destination for Microsoft Dynamics partners to consume on-demand training content from multiple training sites, perform hands-on-labs, view scheduled in-person and virtual events occurring around the world, view exam preparation guides, download course materials and links to external resources.
What’s in it for partners?
Instead of having to pay US$1,000 upfront without knowing what you are getting to gain access to Dynamics Learning Portal, Microsoft MPN partners can now gain access to Dynamics Learning Portal and gain access to all the online learning materials for free.
How do I obtain access to DLP?
Your company must maintain one of the Microsoft Dynamics Agreements such as CSA, PRA or SPA. If you are new to Dynamics, you can sign up for PRA that requires zero revenue commitment for you to have access to Microsoft PartnerSource and Dynamics Learning Portal
To sign up for PRA:
- Download the PRA form here
- Print, complete and sign the PRA form. Do note that you need to have active MPN and fill in your MPN ID ready.
- Submit the scanned of the completed and signed form to Microsoft Dynamics APOC agreement team
- Create Billing entity and place order for the $0 Dynamics Training Pack.
The full instructions can be found here, you definitely need this for Step 3 and 4. It is not exactly simple and straightforward, but it is getting there.
You can also watch the video here for step by step guide to gain access to Dynamics Learning Portal
Be sure to also go to DIY Dynamics to learn basic operations and find out how to gain access to different resources in PartnerSource and PartnerSource Business Center.
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