Microsoft Dynamics 365’s new AI-driven insight applications for Retailers

In 2019, Microsoft launched a number of new AI-driven insight for Dynamics 365 and if you are not yet aware of them, read on… Dynamics 365 Commerce, and Dynamics 365 Connected Store – have been designed specifically for use by retailers, and they allow businesses to harness the benefits and reality of AI to transform the retail experience. The way in which customers shop is changing and shopping has become something that can be done anytime and anywhere, because of the ease in which customers …

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How can Dynamics 365’s new digital messaging offer enhance omnichannel customer engagement this Black Friday?

You cannot fail to be aware that once again, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will soon be upon us. What was once a day of discounts in the lead up to Christmas has now turned into an almost two-week long retail phenomenon, offering blanket discounted offers to customers, both in store and online. According to IMRG, the amount spent on UK online retail sites alone on Black Friday reached £1.39bn in 2017 (up 11.7% from the previous year). Organisations this year will therefore be looking at …

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The best way to answer competency-based questions in Microsoft Dynamics 365 interviews

Firstly, let’s look at what we mean by competency-based questions… In addition to standard interview questions on your background and what you are looking for in a role or company, most interviewers like to ask competency-based interview questions, designed to test the skills or competencies that are needed for the specific role. Most interviewers work on the premise that past behaviour is the best indicator of future performance. These questions will provide you with an opportunity …

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How to negotiate the best possible deal from your job offer

When you start looking for a new job, it’s imperative that you carefully consider what you are looking for in terms of remuneration and package. You need to understand what your particular ‘non-negotiables’ are – the minimum package you are willing to accept. You should also be aware of how much someone in your position, with your skills and experience, can expect to be paid. Within the Dynamics 365 arena, there are constant salary surveys to guide you, but local and individual variants …

Getting your professional online profile noticed by recruiters

When you are in the market for a new job, it is essential that you have a professional online profile that showcases your skills and experience and it is vital that it’s in good shape. This is because your professional profile is one of the first things that potential recruiters will research and look at. There are various channels on which you can show your experience, skills, and expertise depending on your background and they include LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Click here for some more …

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Why You Should Visit the New London Microsoft Store

Microsoft has never had a physical presence in the UK…. Until now. The new store opened to the general public on July 11 and as Microsoft enthusiasts, there’s plenty to celebrate. Here are some reasons it’s worth a visit to busy central London.  1. Part of a global community  The UK has finally joined the rest of the world with its own flagship that rivals the best of the best from across the globe, including flagships in New York and Sydney, and stores across the U.S., Canada …

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What 5G Means for the Internet of Things

5G has already become a household name without it having even touched down yet. It is expected to be the driving force behind a number of technological advancements across a broad spectrum of industries and sectors, and according to an Ericsson survey, 92% of executives from 100 major telecom companies, globally, agree that 5G will pave the way for new emerging technologies.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is already well-established, feeding into the daily fabric of our lives, but with the …

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How Microsoft 365 and the Internet of Things Is Transforming Education

There is little doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) is playing an increasingly large role in schools every day.  The IoT is a name given to the collective connecting of internet-enabled devices and systems. Forbes explains this as “Simply put, this is the concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). “This includes everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and …

How To Make The Best Impression in a New Job

Starting a new job can be a daunting prospect for anyone, whatever the level of the position, and it is important that you settle in and adapt to your new position quickly, in order to make the best impression in a new job. Here is our advice on what you can do to make the most of the first 30 days in your new position: 1. Prepare, prepare, prepare Prepare everything you need to give a good impression in advance of your first day – familiarise yourself about the company and your new …

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Top tips for preparing for a telephone or video interview

Once you have tidied up your CV and applied for a new role, often if you are successful, you will then have a telephone or video interview. Here is our advice on how to make your interview successful to take your application to the next stage. Test your technology Your interview may require the use of video conferencing apps such as Zoom, Teams or Skype for Business. Please make sure that you have the latest updates and have a test video conference with a friend or family member. Find a quiet …

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