Good morning and welcome to our Friday 5. The Friday 5 is a curated list of some of the best articles written throughout the week on Dynamics 365. Our goal is to keep you informed on the latest news, information, and happenings in the Dynamics 365 blogosphere.

Microsoft’s Nadella banks on LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce

Learn all about Microsoft’s upgrades to its sales software that integrates data from LinkedIn.   Steven Nellis, of Reuters,  tells us all about these enhancements which will be available this summer as well as giving us some insight into Nadella’s master plan or vision for the Microsoft Corporation. For more detailed information, read the article posted by Scott Guthrie on the official Microsoft Blog titled New Ways to drive your business forward in today’s digital landscape.

2 – Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations Roadmap: Next release due July 2017

In this article from Jason Gumpert, learn all about the highly anticipated new deployment options, upgrade tools, and updates to the mobile and analytics experience. The spring release will build upon positive momentum.  Microsoft has announced that they have over 100 live customers for Dynamics 365 for Operations and over 400 projects actively working toward production status.

3 – Schedule Anything in 3 Easy Steps with Dynamics 365!

Do you have a hard time keeping track of your ever-growing list of leads and opportunities in your pipeline?  Imagine being able to see your entire team’s daily/weekly/monthly schedule of sales calls in one place!  Well then – read this article from JoeCRM at PowerObjects to learn more about the capabilities of Dynamics 365 and how it can make your job just a little easier.

4 – Live Web Event

Be sure to join  Microsoft Business Forward, on Wednesday, May 3 at 10 AM Eastern Time as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Business Applications CVP James Phillips, and Worldwide Commercial EVP Judson Althoff provide exclusive insights into our business application and industry solution strategy and portfolio- including Dynamics 365, LinkedIn, Power BI, and more. Visit the virtual event site here to receive event updates and attend this live event.

5 – Tips To Improve Collaboration

Collaboration is the key to any lucrative business.  Pooling talents and resources together can only lead to success.   Software, such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Project Service Automation (PSA) facilitate collaboration, as team members can effortlessly work together on projects/sales. Matt Kresch, of Microsoft at Redmond, shares some great Tips to Improve Project Collaboration.

In Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed reading and you go away feeling more informed or have learned something you can implement immediately.  enCloud9 helps small to medium sized businesses with solutions to increase their sales and marketing ROI and provide better customer service by using Microsoft software. Is your CRM not as productive as you had wished?  Are you looking to upgrade to Dynamics 365?  Contact us today.  We’d love to hear from you and discuss how we can help! We can be contacted at our webform or 844-264-0729.