Five reasons to choose Microsoft Dynamics 365

Five Reasons to Choose Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 combines Microsoft’s ERP and CRM products, affording businesses an integrated productivity suite that takes advantage of the latest advances in machine learning and cloud streaming. With a modular pricing structure, it also saves organisations and individuals from sacrificing service quality in favour of budgets. But this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many benefits of Dynamics 365. Here are five more key ones. 1. User-friendliness Outboarding an entire …

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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 …

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 …

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 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 …

Is this the story of Microsoft and Minecraft’s future?

With Microsoft’s announcement that it has acquired the Minecraft creators Mojang, the world’s press has been lit up.  From Bloomberg to Newsround, everyone is speculating on what the impact of this purchase will be. The product In comments posted across sites including BBC.com, Geekwire, and TotalXbox, one of the big questions is whether Minecraft will stay true to the original ‘bootstrapper’ spirit and whether it will continue to be developed on all platforms.  One reporter …

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 …