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Internet of Things and Microsoft Dynamics

Five facts about the Internet of Things to give you interview success

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of all of your items and devices, the data the network produces, the business intelligence it delivers, and the cloud services that facilitate it. Here are five facts about the IoT that will help you remain competitive in an interview situation. 

1. A multiplatform focus

The IoT gives more power to the people in the community by providing accurate, real-time information pushed to all of their devices. Some Microsoft Dynamics developers might therefore need to know about the variations in code base for tablet, phone and desktop Dynamics applications.

Those working on CRM 2015 and NAV “Corfu” – launching later this year – will benefit from a unified code base cross-platform, though it wouldn’t hurt to be well versed in the variations.

2. Creative programming

The basic principle of the IoT is that data harvested from citizen devices an city infrastructure, enabling a more connected, more efficient world.

This opens the potential up for hundreds of new applications – all of which can take advantage of the readily accessible data. Therefore, both Dynamics partners and end users will benefit by approaching projects creatively to design and develop solutions previously unthinkable 5 years ago.

3. Integration through Azure

Any Dynamics professional worth their salt will need to understand how Azure works with Dynamics AX, NAV and CRM to integrate various features like Office 365, Power BI, FocusLive, SharePoint and more.

Cloud-powered integration like this is vital to the IoT, and helps to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the population. For Dynamics professionals, knowing how to link various Microsoft applications and services through Azure is a great way to stand out. 

4. The butterfly effect

As with all forms of coding, efficiency is a core tenant of Dynamics programming. The beauty of the IoT is that small-scale ideas local to the device of a single individual can have consequences that ripple out and affect the broader population.

Again, Microsoft Azure is the piece of infrastructure that allows all this to happen, and by collecting and collating the data of many individuals, smart decisions can then be implemented.

5. Scale up, scale down

One of the things that make cloud infrastructure so appealing is that it provides the flexibility that is often required for systems used by a number of individuals. This makes the jobs of Dynamics professionals easier, as new systems won’t need to be built again from the ground up; they can simply be added to.

The IoT is set to define the next era of computing. Dynamics professionals will need to be well-versed in how it is set to effect the Dynamics arena. End users will benefit from knowing this information because it will enable them to develop more creative solutions to their business’s problems. If you’d like more advice, join us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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