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Dynamics AX 2012 R3 to Cease New Licensing Deals

With the Spring 2017 release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations expected to launch on 1st July, Microsoft is expected to stop offering Dynamics AX 2012 R3 to new customers on that same date. With the corporation’s release of its on-premise version of Dynamics 365 for Operations, (Microsoft Dynamics for Operations Local Business Data), Microsoft is now looking to move away from its legacy products – instead offering D365 for Operations, which fulfils the same functionality and more. An …

How Will the Snap Election Impact the Digital Sector in the UK?

How Will the Snap Election Impact the Digital Sector in the UK?

The office was a hum of activity on the Tuesday morning after Easter when the Prime Minister announced that there would be a snap general election on 8th June. That election has now been voted on in Parliament, and the motion has been carried by 522 votes to 13. These events bring an uncertainty to a world that is already relatively uncertain – with the global political and economic landscape perhaps more fractured than it has been in recent memory. Here we examine some of the consequences the …

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Retail Is Leading the Insight-Driven Revolution

Retail destinations – both on-and-offline – are changing. Now more than ever before, retail is being driven by customer insight. This is where Microsoft’s productivity revolution – driven by Microsoft Dynamics – excels. So much data… The big challenge of the 21st century, as this TED playlist summarises – and expands on – is the issue of data. There’s just too much of it. Now, humanity needs to find ways to sort it and take advantage of it. In the retail sector, this means using …

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What Makes The AXUG Summit 16 Worth Travelling for?

This year’s premier user-led educational event for Dynamics AX professionals, AXUG 16, will be held in Tampa, Florida on October 11-14th. There are plenty of other AX-focussed conferences and user events throughout the calendar, so what makes the AXUG Summit worth travelling for? 1. Networking with experts According to AXUG Summit board member Paul Martin, connections are as essential to the AXUG experience as education. While the primary function of the user group has always been learning, …

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2020 and the Explosion of the Internet of Things

We all know that the future of the web is, as Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella says, ‘anywhere, anytime’. One of the big concept ideas helping to realise this is the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT has been dubbed “the next Industrial Revolution” by some people because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world. A smart revolution It is a way of describing a universe in which objects we interact …

MasterCard Comes to Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft has made the news this week by exclaiming that it will partner with the finance technology giant MasterCard. MasterCard has announced it will collaborate with Microsoft to bring ecommerce payments to Microsoft Dynamics users. Here we explore how this new collaboration will work, and how it will impact the Microsoft Dynamics service, and the businesses that use it. Simplifying E-Commerce Meet Simplify Commerce. This is a cloud-based technology suite powered by MasterCard. It offers a …