Good morning!  Hope you had a restful weekend. Ready to get back into the swing of things? We have chosen some of the most up to date and relevant cloud news for you and we hope you find it interesting.

Have a super productive week!

Dynamics 365

If you work with the cloud, by now, I’m sure you have all heard about Dynamics 365, but what exactly does it mean for CRM?  This is a great article about how exactly Dynamics 365 will effect CRM.  Where does the future lie for CRM?https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crmchap/archive/2016/07/24/the-future-is-dynamics-365-what-this-means-for-crm-online-on-premise

Dynamics 365 can conveniently be used from any mobile device! Watch this video to see how easy it is to use Dynamics 365 for Financials from your mobile device! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxbfTEX7epw

Office 365

Microsoft Office has an essential to the business world.  In this article, some of the lesser known tools and features of Office 365 that will help you run your business more efficiently and be more productive. http://www.bit.com.au/Guide/434192,five-hidden-tricks-for-getting-more-done-with-office-365.aspx

As an Office 365 admin, you sometimes find yourself in a situation when you want to act quickly, but you’re not at your desk.  With the new Office 365 admin app, you can have access to all common admin features on the go. https://blogs.office.com/2016/06/14/announcing-a-new-version-of-the-office-365-admin-app/

If you work in the cloud, you know the benefits of programs like Office 365 to the business world, but Microsoft would also like to highlight it’s specialized services in it’s educational offerings.  Did you know that Office 365 is widely used in many school settings?  It can be a great tool to keep students focused and teachers inspired.  Learn more about this in this article from @winbeta.   http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-highlights-office-365-education-helps-keep-students-focused-teachers-inspired

Dynamics CRM

Saleforce’s  acquisition spree is drawing scrutiny ahead of its fiscal Q2 earnings scheduled for Aug. 31.  Is their newfound affinity for acquisitions a sign of slowing core growth while Microsoft’s current acquisitions have proven to be very useful and their value in the market keeps going up and up?  http://newfound affinity for acquisitions is a sign of slowing core growth,”

The number of options that need to be configured in the Field Service administration page can be overwhelming! In this article by @neilparkhurst , some of the  options are covered.  https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crmandunifiedservicedesk/archive/2016/08/21/field-service-reference-data

Here you will find a comprehensive list of entities not available on mobile. http://crmtipoftheday.com/2016/08/16/entities-not-available-on-mobile-revisited/

Other Cool Stuff

Over the weekend, Satya Nadella celebrated his birthday.  Learn more about Microsoft’s CEO, the man who has led major projects including the company’s move to cloud computing and the development of one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world.  In this article, you’ll learn 9 facts about him that you may or may not know. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/slideshows/Happy-Birthday-Satya-Nadella-9-interesting-facts-about-Microsoft-CEO/itslideshow/53761506.cms

People can go on and on about the negative aspects of this generation constantly being glued to their phones, but this article talks about how this very fact has affected customer service in a stupendous way.   Many times, there’s a positive spin to every negative!  http://blog.onelocal.com/how-has-customer-service-changed?utm_content=buffer96b9b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

What is the true essence of the Olympics?  It’s all about good sportsmanship and the idea that you can achieve what you want to through a combination of hard work and willpower. http://www.businessinsider.com/best-heartwarming-pictures-from-rio-olympics-2016-8

 

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