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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 …

How Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise Mission Is Transforming Dynamics GP

Microsoft is a company driven forward by two core areas of its business: cloud and enterprise (C + E). Here, we explore how Dynamics GP – one of Microsoft’s core ERP technologies – is transforming as a result of this focus. The march towards C + E In the Dynamics arena, this has meant that the most recent iteration of Microsoft’s premium CRM solution, Dynamics CRM, has come with productivity integration out of the box. For example, Power BI for Office 365 cloud service works with Microsoft …

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Three Big Dynamics Retail Implementations

Everyone needs a bit of inspiration from time to time and those in Microsoft Dynamics developer jobs are no exception. To get those creative, problem-solving juices flowing, we’ve collected three inspirational stories of a company using Microsoft Dynamics to develop a solution for their retail needs. Read on for a fresh insight into the versatility of Microsoft Dynamics’ retail tools.   Australian Pork Limited APL had a problem that will be familiar to many businesses. After …

Elusive AX 7 assumptions

This year’s AXUG Summit has been and gone. There’s been relatively little chatter coming out of the Microsoft Dynamics development team about their next edition of AX, AX 7, previously codenamed “Rainier”. Here we’ll give you the low-down regarding all the information we’ve learnt over the past couple of weeks. What’s next for Dynamics AX professionals? AX 2012, first…   AX 2012 is set to receive some new additions this year that will to significantly improve …

CONV2014 update: AX and the Internet of Things

AX and the Internet of Things: At Conspicuous, part of our job is keeping up to date with the insanely-fast-moving world of Microsoft Dynamics, and that’s why we’re at the prestigious Convergence Conference held this year in Barcelona. Yesterday, in Kirill Tatarinov’s keynote speech we heard about the Internet of Things, and a little about the next phase for AX… The internet of yesteryear is well and truly gone The traditional idea of the internet as a system of interconnected machines …

Convergence 2014: How to get the most value from the event

“It’s where opportunity and innovation meet.” Conspicuous will be there! Our aim is to learn more about the Dynamics’ solutions and make sure we’re the most up-to-speed Microsoft Dynamics recruiters in Europe. But before we arrive in Barcelona, we’ll be creating a battle plan to get the most out of it. 1. Be seen  First off, we’ll be doing our best to find out who’s going to be there and in what capacity. We will be arranging meetings with clients and potential clients.  …

A lack in resource for Dynamics Partners

After a number of conversations with Dynamics Partners, there’s a topic that comes up time and time again. In fact, I’m sure this will be a major conversation at the Dynamics NAV panel meeting this Friday. There’s a lack of resource, affecting profitability among Partners and Microsoft Dynamics. Agree? For the people prepared to listen, I believe the solution is twofold. First off, I think people need to be trained into NAV from other places. Whether that’s from other ERP solutions …

Microsoft Dynamics redundancies: Is the UK safe?

As news begins to filter down that the layoff of Microsoft staff has impacted the Microsoft Dynamics GP and AX teams in the US, and Microsoft not publicly stating precisely which roles will go in each subsidiary, it’s easy to become worried that this will negatively impact the UK Dynamics business. When organisational change takes place at a global level, and especially when it involves dynamics redundancies, it’s natural for a local subsidiary not to reveal any information.  But there are …

Redundancies for Microsoft Dynamics

You may’ve seen the recent news that 21,000 more roles are to be impacted in Microsoft’s next wave of layoffs, with a reported 18,000 straight redundancies. Satya Nadella is certainly following through on July’s promise to shake things up.    Little did we know that the Dynamics community would be directly involved. Reports have come direct from Microsoft’s Fargo campus where, sadly, 70 employees will be told that their full-time positions are no more. The Fargo campus is a highly …