Good morning and welcome to our Daily Cloud News Roundup. Enjoy the articles we have chosen for your viewing pleasure.  We have chosen the best in cloud news for you. Microsoft is making a lot of announcements, purchases, and updates lately.  Many of todays articles focus on Microsoft for two reasons- we are a Microsoft partner and Microsoft is just plain making some really smart moves lately.  It’s all part of a vision.

Happy reading and have a superb day!

Dynamics 365

Are you a Microsoft partner?  Find out what’s new for Microsoft partners. Well… check out this link to be connected  to resources that help you build and maintain  a lucrative cloud business, connect with prospects and customers, and set you apart from other businesses. Read the article at Microsoft US Partner Community blog Microsoft US Partner Community blog

Office 365

Just announced last week by Microsoft: it will add a new Fast update ring to its Office Insider program. The Office Insider program, which Microsoft launched in November 2015, didn’t initially support different test rings.  This addition to Office Insider is aimed at users of Office 365 Home and Personal, not the commercial versions of Office 365.  Read the article at ZDnet.

Bill Gates put the kibosh on Microsoft’s plans to purchase the popular team messaging app, Slack, for $8 billion.  That might not have worked out, so what does Microsoft do?develop their own messaging for teams app: Skype Teams. Skype Teams also works with other services, like Office 365, to make the chatting experience even better.  Read the article at MSpoweruser.

Read about why Microsoft is removing Smartscreen.  Microsoft announced last week that the Smartscreen spam filter will be removed from future versions of Exchange and Outlook and they will stop generating updates for it.  Read the article at Mpoweruser. 

Dynamics CRM 

CRM can revolutionize a company and their sales processes.  Geoff Ables of C5 Insight examines the myths, as well as some of the realities associated with CRM.  Read more at the C5 Insight blog.

Did you know that you can override the price per product on your order products in Dynamics CRM? Well, you can and this article this take you through a few easy steps to do this.  Read this article at the EMEA Dynamics CRM Support EMEA Dynamics CRM Support

 Are you ready for your CRM 2016 U1 upgrade?  CRM 2016 U1 is here and it’s full of new enhancements!  If you currently work in Dynamics CRM Online, then you’ve most likely received a notification to schedule your upgrade. I’ll bet you can’t wait to upgrade and take advantage of all the new features. Read the article at CRM Software Blog.

Other Cool Stuff

Who couldn’t stand to devote a little more time to reading?   In honor of International Literacy Day, we’ve posted a list of Amazon’s picks for best books this September.  If you were looking for something good to read, look no further! Read the article at Business Insider.

In honor of International Literacy Day, we thought it fitting to mention the book that Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, is writing.  “Hit Refresh,” as the book will be called will be his first book and is scheduled for a Fall 2017 release. Read about it at the Verge.

Do you love to read?  Then you must visit this magical bookstore.  This is not just your average bookstore.  Read to find out what makes it unique. Read the article at Upworthy.