Gates Outlines Live Dynamics Vision

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, at the company’s first European-based Convergence conference that kicked off in Munich Nov. 6, is working hard to show that Microsoft is on top of the tech revolution—at least when it comes to offering its enterprise resource planning technology on demand.

During his keynote address on the first day of Convergence, typically an ERP-focused conference held in the United States, Gates announced that the Dynamics suite of applications is going live—as in Microsoft Live, the company’s answer to the on-demand movement.

For more on this topic, see Are Enterprise Apps On the Way Out?

Microsoft’s Live initiative is based on a future where desktop applications are augmented with add-on, online services.

While the company has announced a bevy of Live services (mostly in beta now) around its Office and Windows offerings, it’s taking smaller, almost-baby steps with its Dynamics suite of ERP software.

At closer look, the Nov. 6 announcement boils down to Microsoft providing a subscription model for its partners to host Microsoft’s ERP software.

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