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Looking for a graduate job? Five growing Tech Cities outside of London

Whether you graduated this year or last, you might be starting to think about where – or even if – you’re going to move. Jobs in Dynamics can be found across the UK, as well as the rest of the world. So, with that in mind, here are the five growing tech cities outside of London bursting with  fantastic work opportunities for new and hungry graduates. Cambridge While London is undoubtedly the tech centre of the UK for the foreseeable future, Cambridge is nipping at the Capital’s toes, with …

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.  …

NAV 2015: The magic touch

With the fantastic news that Dynamics NAV 2015 (formerly codenamed “Crete”) will be optimised for touch devices, the community can’t wait to get their hands on it. Fantastic news for NAV workers everywhere.  Who said accounting isn’t exciting? From a technological perspective this is fantastic news as Dynamics NAV finally gets to showcase what it means to be a truly mobile worker. NAV 2015 enables partners and customers to view, share and collaborate on the devices that they use – in …

Dynamics CRM 2015: What’s new?

The lines once drawn between marketing and sales are no more. At least that’s what Microsoft claimed in their September announcement that CRM 2015, Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Dynamics Marketing services are going to be updated and available this year.  With that in mind, we’ve had a look at the latest Dynamics CRM 2015 features, mostly centered on increased collaboration and mobility.   Sales and marketing   A superb sales collaboration panel gives sales …

Microsoft: Partner or leader?

Microsoft has a reputation for being a leader rather than a partner, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it exudes commitment to their agenda. But for many, the tech giant is seen to push its own plans rather recognize those of its partners. Microsoft aims to be the leader. This is apparent as it doggedly pushes its slick “On Azure” and “In Office 365” solutions. Its blend of platforms and business solutions are increasingly user friendly, helping them to court an ever-swelling …

5 tips for software development productivity

After reading various books and blogs, it’s apparent that different developers use different techniques to keep themselves focused and productive. Here are five of the best tips we found for software development productivity, based on the thoughts of our developer friends. 1. Eat the Frog. Do the most important tasks first. You have a long list of things to do. Some tasks are easier than others. More often than not, you choose the simplest job or the one you enjoy the most first. …

Microsoft Partner Network gets a refresh

In my years of working with the Microsoft channel (first GP, then NAV and AX followed by all disciplines of Microsoft partner) the most consistently interesting and rewarding thing has been learning about these businesses and how they are impacted by being a Microsoft partner.  I love understanding why these companies were set up and whether what they set out to be, is what they have become today. What was my login? Feedback I’ve received on what it’s like to work with Microsoft as a partner …

Is it the beginning of the end for Dynamics NAV?

So, Microsoft has decided to take an axe to the training and certification requirements for a number of products including Dynamics NAV and GP, preferring instead to replace them with a range of “How to” videos where people will learn by watching YouTube-style clips rather than being formally assessed. My own experience of this style of training came from within the Microsoft walls where a large percentage of courses were delivered via online video; so I understand the scalability and availability …