Good morning and welcome to our Cloud News Roundup. We hope you’ve had a super relaxing weekend and are rejuvenated

ready to get back into the swing of things. We’ve chosen some of the most pertinent and interesting cloud news for you.

 

Happy Reading and have a great day!

Dynamics 365

Why Microsoft Dynamics 365 is “The New Intelligent Cloud for Professional Services Firms.”  Read more about this program that is considered The New Intelligent Cloud for Professional Services Firms.https://blog.sbsgroupusa.com/2016/08/15/microsoft-dynamics-365-the-new-intelligent-cloud-for-professional-services-firms/

Microsoft Corp. plans to update its business  Dynamics on Wednesday, weaving together the web-based versions of programs that manage a variety of corporate operations to better compete in markets where it trails giants like SAP SE and Oracle Corp”.  http://www.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-to-update-its-dynamics-line-of-business-software-1467810004

 

Office 365

Microsoft show some love to Mac Evernote users loving to switch to OneNote.  Until recently migrating to OneNote was difficult for Mac users of Evernote.  Use this utility to migrate your notebooks to OneNote. https://blogs.office.com/2016/08/18/now-mac-users-can-make-the-move-from-evernote-to-onenote

One of the key benefits of Office 365 for your SharePoint solutions is that you will be able to take advantage of all of the latest updates and advances as they are launched.  This means that you won’t have to worry about managing upgrades which could potentially save you time and money.  It will be important to stay on top of and anticipate what Microsoft is planning and to have ongoing change management team in place.  http://www.networkworld.com/article/3112340/software/it-takes-a-village-change-management-with-office-365.html

Need to plan something that needs more than a simple to-do list can offer, but don’t want to get into the complexity of proper project management? Enter Planner from Office 365  http://www.zdnet.com/product/microsoft-planner-for-office-365/

 

Dynamics CRM

Want to develop your skills and become a superstar CRM Developer?  Read this article from the @microsofttCommunityBlog to find out what you need to know beforehand and what you have to keep up on.  https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crmchap/archive/2016/08/28/what-s-the-best-way-of-learning-crm-development

What could be easier than having all of your information in your Microsoft Dynamics CRM database? How convenient and quick would it be to access it all within one place? http://www.crmsoftwareblog.com/2016/08/ten-tips-finding-information-faster-efficiently-microsoft-dynamics-crm/

There is no denying that when working with importable data in CRM, data integrity is of the highest importance!  There have been tool tips addes ( example:  the field type and set length, or minimum and maximum values of data for that field, including stopping measures if you exceed one of the rules).

 

Other Cool Stuff

Why there are more entrepreneurs building billion-dollar companies in the Midwest today.  It used to be that people thought you had to start up a technology business on one of the coasts.  Why that is not true and why startups are flocking to the Midwest.http://venturebeat.com/2016/08/28/in-5-years-the-midwest-will-have-more-startups-than-silicon-valley/

Last week , Microsoft officials provided us with more specifics about Surface as a Service, which the company considers to be part of Microsoft’s Surface Enterprise Initiative (SEI).   With this service,  business customers  would be able to to pay monthly to lease certain Surface devices, accessories, software, services, and support. Does this sound like something that could benefit your business?  If your answer if yes, read more at http://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-microsofts-surface-as-a-service-leasing-program-works/

Read this article to find out more about what to expect from the CRMMUG Summit 2016.  http://msdynamicsworld.com/story/crmug-summit-expect-user-user-feel-says-director-tony-stein

 

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