Bye bye 2015. Hello 2016!

2016

First of all, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank every reader which took the time to read one or more posts on my blog.

Second, a big thank you to those who took it upon themselves to actually comment on my posts, which adds extra value to the posts and is a great way for me to gain further knowledge of Dynamics CRM.

Third, I wanted to give you a sneak peek at the future of Dynamics CRM in 2016 and beyond.

By 2016 cloud CRM revenues will be higher than non-cloud CRM revenues for the first time ever. By 2018, 62% of the CRM market will be cloud, with a CAGR of 20% vs. a -4% decline for non-cloud revenues as detailed in the IDC Successful Cloud Partner 2.0 eBook which provides excellent research conducted about cloud profitability from the International Data Corporation (IDC). The CRM app market shift to Cloud `is a wake-up call for Microsoft Partners, as well as for Microsoft with the arrival of the mobile-first, cloud-first strategy laid out by CEO Satya Nadella. As a result of its research, IDC concluded that cloud partners grow more quickly and more profitably than their counter partners (cloud partners have 1.5x the gross profit % compared with other partners, and as high as 1.7x the gross profit vs. the bottom group of partners surveyed).

Microsoft Dynamics Business and Cloud News

Fourth, I wanted to share some insights on this blog and it’s most popular posts. In 2015 this blog had 14.140 views, 9.203  visitors, 5 likes and 40 comments. Furthermore it was visited from 129 different countries (!) with Google as the biggest referrer. You have my gratitude!

Fifth, I wanted to offer a sneak peek into some of the feature topics I’m working on for 2016:

  • Connecting Dynamics CRM with Dynamics NAV
  • Getting your head hunted as a Dynamics CRM consultant
  • Functional posts on Microsoft projects
  • Resco Mobile CRM and route mapping
  • Posts on Dynamics CRM exams

Sixth and last, in an attempt to further professionalize this blog, some of the design will change.

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