Good afternoon and welcome to our blog. Does your chewing gum lose its flavor (on the bedpost over night)? Today is National Chewing Gum Day. Do you know the name of the singer of this song. Read to the bottom of this blog to find out and watch the video. Today is the last day of Microsoft’s Ignite 2016. It has been a great conference and Microsoft has made some outstanding announcements! They are certainly moving in the right direction and continue to work towards Nadella’s vision of Microsoft being “cloud-first and mobile-first.”
Enjoy the Cloud News articles we have chosen for you today. Have a productive and awesome day! Go chew some Hubba Bubba, Bubblicious, or Trident!
One of the new features/services announced during Microsoft Ignite is called Windows Defender Application Guard, which is an application that uses virtualization technology to open any links clicked on through the web or email in a sand boxed environment on the hardware level to keep malicious code from propagating across the users network and devices. Read more at Supersite.
One of the biggest news this year in the Microsoft sphere was the announcement of Microsoft Dynamics 365 at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. This CRM and ERP Cloud-based service offers a variety of apps designed to manage specific business functions. In order to help Partners get ready for the launch of this new solution, Microsoft is organizing a Dynamics 365 Readiness Blitz this October. For information of the topics that will be covered and registration info, visit the Microsoft Community Blog.
Tired of the same old Office 365 App Launcher with same sized squares for every app? Well Microsoft is rolling out an update during October that allows you more freedom to customize the app. The experience will be similar to the Windows 10 Start Menu in that you will be able to resize the app tiles. You can make them smaller so that you can fit four in the size of today’s standard tile, or you can stretch them out and make tiles twice as big. I am looking forward to this as the different tile sizes allow me to emphasize the apps that I use most of all for example, I rarely use Word Online, but I use Admin and CRM all the time. I will make the CRM tab twice the size so that I can find it easier, while making the Word Tile quarter sized so that it is still visible, but not in my face. This update will be rolling out this month to First Release customers and to all users starting in October. Read more at MsPoweruser.
Extron Room Scheduling integrates with Microsoft Office 365. Room Agent version 1.2 software turns TouchLink Pro touch panels into fully-featured booking appliances that display a room’s meeting information and availability. With Room Agent, the touchpanels require no programming, as they simply become a Microsoft Exchange client. The software also integrates with Office 365 for additional scheduling convenience. The customisable touchpanel interface also provides at-a-glance room availability and a timeline view of the room’s status for the rest of the day.
To watch a product introduction video, please visit: www.extron.com/roomagentvideo
Do you want some good strategies in place to protect the data in your Dynamics CRM System? An employee can easily steal an entire CRM customer database. Hopefully, you trust your employees to not do this, but unfortunately, there’s almost always a weak link somewhere. In this article from the CRM Blog, some great steps to protect your customer data are provided.
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor (on the bedpost over night)? Many people have re-made this song, but do you know who the original singer of this song is. It’s Lonnie Donegan (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002). Donegan was a British skiffle singer, songwriter and musician, referred to as the King of Skiffle. He influenced 1960s British pop musicians. The British Hit Singles & Albums lists him as “Britain’s most successful and influential recording artist before the Beatles“.
Mark Benioff is mad as hell and he wants the EU to do something about it! Salesforce’s CEO, Benioff, has made no secret of his bitterness towards losing the bidding war for LinkedIn to Microsoft. Salesforce is worried that Microsoft is going to restrict competitor access to LinkedIn data, as a result of the Microsoft purchase of LinkedIn. Microsoft has not specifically stated that they will block competitors from accessing the valuable sales data in LinkedIn’s archives, but Benioff is doing what he needs to do to extract confessions from Microsoft.
No matter what the result, Bennioff’s interferrance in the LinkedIn purchase spotlights the danger to Saleforce that the Microsoft-Linked deal presents. Read more at Bloomberg.
As Salesforce bites its nails and tries to convince regulators to do some intervening in Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition, Microsoft is pulling its boxing gloves on and says “Game on!” Interesting article at Business Insider.