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Dynamics 365

Even though Microsoft has yet to officially launch its Dynamics 365 offering, pricing and licensing details are leaking early.  To find out more, check out this link.

Office 365

Ministry of Defence switches to the cloud as Microsoft opens first UK data centres.  The UK government will MoD will use Microsoft’s Office 365 and Azure for its computing, rather than the legacy internal servers and Microsoft software that it has used since 2005. This article from The Telegraph discusses this switch.

Microsoft may have finally found its Slack Killer.  Microsoft already has Yammer, Skype for Business, and SharePoint, but none of them have been a direct competitor for the popular messaging app.  That may be about to change.  Microsoft is currently working on Skype Teams, which will give Slack a serious run for its money!  Read this article from PC World to find out more!

Microsoft has introduced two new features for SharePoint Online team sites, which allow for a deeper integration with Office 365.  To learn more about these new added features, read this article from Neowin.


What do Columbo and  sales have in common?  Sometimes in the sales game,you have to do a little detective work to find the right contact at a prospect’s place of business, decifer who the interested parties are, find a phone number, etc.  To learn how you can work like a detective in Dynamics CRM, read this article from the CRM Software Blog.

Read what this CRM user did to get around the problem of Case Customer field being required in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016.  Typically, you could just change this by adjusting the field requirement to “optional,” but unfortunately in CRM 2016, this is not possible.

With campaign automation, you do not have to go back through your data after the emails are sent out in order to determine who did not open your important emails. This article from the ClickDimensions blog,  gives you the steps to follow when you are following up on Important Emails with Campaign Automation.

Other Cool Stuff

Anyone who works in business  knows the importance of good SEO.  Good SEO can really benefit your business and raise your awareness, but, unfortunately, there are also a lot of penalties if you do it the wrong way. This article from Small Business Trends, highlights some good tips for you.

Social Media is a great way to keep in touch and stay connected with people, but it has really impacted the business world, as well.  Read this article from Mashable about 5 powerful ways social media has forever altered the way we do business.

Even if you’re not getting the new iPhone 7, you can still give your iPhone a radical upgrade today by downloading iOS 10. Apple’s software update is being rolled out today to those with the iPhone 5 or newer.  This article from NBC News highlights the best new features.