pringles wrote:This Microsoft Dynamics thing scares me. If my clients knew about this application family, I'd be out of a job. From the demos on the Dynamics site, this thing does everything any business manager would ever need and more. What does that leave me? Why would somone wait 2 months for me to build them an application when they could just buy one that's built by the best of the best and have it running in a day or so?
OK, so I don't really have clients yet. But that's my dream; starting a business that builds line of business applications for my clients. And my biggest selling point was gonna be that I am going to become an MCSE, an MCSD and an MCDBA. How am I going to do that when Microsoft itself has something that I couldn't do in my lifetime?
I dunno. It just makes me think I don't have a chance.
Pringles ... "Don't Panic"
The thing to do is to be prepared. Dynamics is not a product right now, its more of a marketing package for what is about to come. What you need to do now is to get a foot in the door. You need to be very aware, that Dynamics is not a programming language, it is an application. ANd if you want to be ready, then you need to understand the application.
I am a Dynamics NAV MVP, and have been workign with Navision for 16 years now. Right now, there is plenty of Freelance work out there for Dynamics NAV and there is going to be a lot more over the next few years.
I am writing a book that will show you how to implement Navision, www.dynamicsbook.com . From my experience, the Freelancers that are most in demand, and that make the best living, are those that understand the application. Knowing how to program is not as important.
Don't fear Dynamics, become freinds with it, and you can build a great career.