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enCloud9 | Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Consultants Daily Cloudtober News - Wed. October 5, 2016 Daily Cloud News Roundup Microsoft Dynamics CRM Microsoft Dynamics ERP Social Media   Just as Office 365 has transformed Office Productivity, I believe Dynamics 365 will do the same for business solutions in the cloud.  No longer will Dynamics CRM and ERP be separate entities.  Microsoft will use the Common Data Model, or CDM, to present these as one product.  Imagine being able to roll your financials, CRM, and all your productivity tools into a single cloud-based solution? We, at enCloud9, can help you understand what Dynamics implementation will best fit your particular requirements and business goals. Contact us today to discuss your business needs and goals.

In this article, Ron Huddleston, Corporate VP at Microsoft, tells us why Dynamics 365 is going to be a “game changer.”

enCloud9 | Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Consultants Daily Cloudtober News - Wed. October 5, 2016 Daily Cloud News Roundup Microsoft Dynamics CRM Microsoft Dynamics ERP Social Media   Office 365 offerings are improving with every update, which is allowing for better productivity for its users. Microsoft has recently rolled out a new Office 365 App Launcher.  The new launcher enables a new level of organization and personalization not possible before.   The new Office 365 App Launcher offers a new navigation, in which all apps are easily available from the top of your navigation bar.  You can also quickly launch emails, documents, spreadsheets, calendar, and presentations.

Also included in the update is a new customization, which allows you to pin up to 3 applications.  You can create a custom theme and see your company logo in the middle of the navigation bar.

One of the most convenient things about the new launcher is that it allows you to valuable tools where you want them.  Click here to read more about this revamped design.

 

 
enCloud9 | Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Consultants Daily Cloudtober News - Wed. October 5, 2016 Daily Cloud News Roundup Microsoft Dynamics CRM Microsoft Dynamics ERP Social Media   So..you thought most of  the big announcements regarding the cloud were in September and October?  Wrong! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, ClickDimensions will be releasing Click Dimensions 4.1.0 in November.  Click Dimensions is already the top-rated Microsoft-certified marketing automation solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM…and the new update will be jam packed with tons of new features and improvements.

Some of the new features included are social sharing, SMS, spell check, suppression lists, and much more.  To read about the  upcoming features, click here.  The feature I’m most excited about is the Social Sharing.   This will allow you to include links in your emails, which recipients may, in turn,  share on social media. In this day and age, social media is huge!  What better way to raise awareness of your brand than social media? To read about just how much social media can affect your business, click here. Learn more on how to insert social links, click here.

For customers using CRM 2011 or CRM Online, they can simply use the Auto-Update feature to download or initiate an update.

If you have not already signed up to receive notifications regarding ClickDimensions, sign up here.

 

enCloud9 | Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Consultants Daily Cloudtober News - Wed. October 5, 2016 Daily Cloud News Roundup Microsoft Dynamics CRM Microsoft Dynamics ERP Social Media

Microsoft to unveil Surface all-in-one PC in late October.

All-in-one PCs are a new and innovatthe Vergeing advancement in today’s computing. There are many advantages to combining a monitor with hardware into a single device.  You don’t have to mess with messy wires, the traditional PC tower, or external peripherals.  It is also much more attractive in your home.

It just so happens that the timing of this release coincides with release of Apple’s new redesigned version of iMac. According to a report published on The Verge, “the new hardware product of Microsoft is an all-in-one computer that would surely defy Apple’s iMac.”

Microsoft’s new all in one PC, which is currently codenamed as “Cardinal,” will be released later this month at a hardware event in New York City.  To read more, click here .

Also rumored is a Surface phone, but it won’t be making an appearance at the October event though.   It is said to be unveiled in 2017-or possibly even in 2018.

 

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