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Office 365

Back in May, the future of SharePoint was discussed, but no specific dates were given, as to when certain features and capabilities would become available. Microsoft has now announced that  new capabilities in SharePoint Online will start rolling out next week.  http://www.winbeta.org/news/sharepoint-online-office-365-gets-deeper-integration-office-365-groups-rolling-next-week

Many companies have made the move to managing their applications and storing their data in the cloud.  While there are many benefits to working in the cloud, unfortunately, there are some concerns that come along with this.  The biggest of these concerns is data recovery.  Microsoft takes many measures to ensure the high security of data and makes is accessible at any time.  http://www.cioreview.com/news/simplified-office-365-disaster-recovery-practices-nid-18368-cid-115.htm

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Microsoft’s diagram creator Visio  released their Visio Online preview for Office 365 First Release customers yesterday. The browser-based version of theprogram has many of the same features as the standard product. http://www.winbeta.org/news/visio-online-latest-office-365-preview-option-business-users-can-sign-today

Dynamics CRM

In this selection, a panel of Microsoft Dynamics CRM experts provide reviews and opinions to aid professionals with the CRM selection process.  Here, they give some resources and tips that can be helpful in optimizing CRM’s performance and maintaining  data.http://www.crmsoftwareblog.com/2016/08/tips-resources-optimizing-dynamics-crm-performance/

Rollup field enhancement for related activities recently released in Dynamics CRM 2016.  With this new functionality, you are allowed to find activities related to the other entities with all activity party records.  https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminogic/archive/2016/08/31/roll-up-field-enhancement-for-related-activities-in-dynamics-crm-2016

Read this article to find out some basic “rules of thumb” to follow designing sales territory structure in Dynamics CRM. http://crmtipoftheday.com/2016/08/15/rules-for-crm-territory-design/ 

 

Other Cool Stuff

Building loyalty with your customers takes attention to detail.  This startup wine of the month manages their business with a suite of cloud services (mainly  Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Office 365).  Read about this business and others like them.  http://www.crmsoftwareblog.com/2016/08/wine-of-the-month-business-builds-loyalty-through-data-17-amazing-customer-experiences-with-dynamics-crm/

Good bye August and hello September.  Days of football, crisp fall weather, hot apple cider, and falling leaves are among us.  In this article from About Tech, you will learn interesting facts about the month of September (some you probably knew and some you may not have already known).  http://webclipart.about.com/od/seasonsclipart/ss/Interesting-Facts-About-September.htm

Good communication with your customers is key.  This article will highlight 3 of the most important things to convey to your customers.  Read this only if you want more first time and repeat customers.  http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/08/customer-communication.html

 

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