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Post-Conference Report for Directions North America 2017

September 28, 2017

As announced previously, JOVACO Solutions recently attended the Directions North America conference from September 17 to 20 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Orlando, FL. Those 4 days of conference were quite eventful with new and announcements on the part of Microsoft caused some stir among partners in attendance.

Indeed, Microsoft is reviewing its strategy for some of its products: as such, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Edition for Sales and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Edition for Marketing, which were slated for release soon, will be launched next spring instead. This postponement occurs as Microsoft moves away from having 2 different versions of the product, namely Business Edition and Enterprise. All related modules and features will not be available until next spring, as well as a future version of Dynamics 365 for Finances.

This unexpected news came as a surprise for the audience. However, the demonstrations for these products were very promising. We are especially interested in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing, which will give businesses all the tools they need to better reach their clients and prospects without having to use third-party products.

JOVACO is looking forward to seeing in which direction Microsoft take its products moving forward. We will of course keep our clients updated as soon as details are made available. For more information regarding the content of the conference and the products that were showcased, read our article about The Three Main Takeaways from Directions North America 2017.