LinkedIn

500-Million-user Database Now Accessible to Dynamics 365 Users

Microsoft bought LinkedIn in December last year for $26billion, and now the company has introduced its first major integration. We’re looking forward to seeing how developers and others in the chain take advantage of this new integration. The corporation has taken the excellent step of connecting LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator tool to Dynamics 365, enabling salespeople to access its 500-million-user database. Empowering teams This means that sales teams across the world will now be empowered …

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 …

Bull Ring Birmingham

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 …

AX and CRM Partner 2e2 calls in administrators

AX and CRM Partner, which acquired Morse in 2010, collapses under the weight of its debt. The UK operations of 2e2, one of the UK’s largest IT services companies, have gone into administration after the company failed to win finance to repay its considerable debt. Financial advisory FTI Consulting has been appointed as administrator for 2e2’s UK divisions “following the failure to secure additional funding for the business”. “We are working closely with management and other key stakeholders to …

Freelancing – From the BBC Website

Freelancing. There is often a quandary to go contracting or not. At Conspicuous we often talk to candidates about the pros and cons and find that the decision is often more complex than people initially think. Certainly there is the opportunity to earn much more money on a contract basis, but this is tempered with the lack of holiday pay, lack of sick pay and lack of any company benefits. Contracting can give a little more flexibility and the opportunity to be your own boss. It also is up …

Olympics Fever in the UK

London and the UK drew a collective sharp intake of breath in August as the Olympics arrived in London.  Nobody was quite prepared for the party that started the games and continued through the three weeks and into September with the Paralympics.  After 4 years many of us had forgotten just how enjoyable it is to watch sports that we may not normally follow and watch the rewards of hard work. As Microsoft continues to push the Dynamics brand we look forward to Rio 2016 and possibly having Microsoft …

Blackberry down but not out

You may (like us here at Conspicuous) use Blackberry’s around the office and the recent troubles at Research In Motion may be worrying. However 15 years ago there was another company in a similar position – Apple Inc. In 1997 Apple Computers Inc. lost more than $1billion and was 90 days away from Bankruptcy – then entered Steve Jobs.  He introduced the iPhone and Apple is now one of, if not the, world’s strongest brand.   This is not to say that history will definitely repeat itself, RIM …