I'll tell you up front that I'm not a fan of Microsoft's recent decision to kill the exam requirements for much of its Dynamics line of products. The announcement came as a surprise because we'd been hearing from inside Microsoft that they were going to move in the other direction. We had been told that Microsoft would require a higher level of certification from resellers by year-end. I'd even done some work on a related project to help consultants get certified. Then one day, poof, certification is gone.
As I thought about this and read through Microsoft's announcement, three key items stood out: