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One year later: Verifone expands Payment-as-a-Service availability for Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dynamics 365

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:35

It has now been a year since Verifone announced its partnership with Microsoft to provide comprehensive EMV-ready Payment-as-a-Service solutions certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail and Commerce.

That announcement came at the NRF Big Show 2016; and at the 201...

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5 Questions for your cloud "pre-nup"

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 02:28

Shadow IT is coming out of the shadows as more businesses are choosing cloud-based applications. It is now a multi-cloud world for most organizations. Simultaneously, most businesses have yet to consolidate with one cloud provider or define an official cloud strategy. According to RightScale, private cloud adoption has gone from 64% to 77% while hybrid adoption has gone from 58% to 71%.  Security is no longer a top challenge for the cloud - finding and building cloud expertise is. Without standardized certifications, choosing the right cloud provider can feel like a game of Russian roulette.

With all this growth and shift, it's becoming increasing...

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From Microsoft Dynamics CRM to 365 On-Premises: How licensing will draw on-prem users to cloud model

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 15:17

With the arrival of the December 2016 service update, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 on-premise has adopted its new identity as "Dynamics 365 (On-Premises)". The update adds new capabilities and new licensing decisions for customers. 

Partners who have started working with the the new licensing options say the transition to Dynamics 365 allows CRM on-premise customers to stay the course with their current deployment model, but that cloud licensin...

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Microsoft Dynamics Webcasts, January 30-February 3, 2017: Common costing fixes in AX; Flow connects Dynamics 365, other apps

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 16:09

Here's what's happening on this week's live webcast schedule. Register to attend live or get access to the recorded event.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Most Common Costing Problems and How to Fix Them - Part 1 12:00 PM EST Register

This is the ninth session in the 10-event series The Microsoft Dynamics AX Costing System: Lessons learned from a 15-year veteran. Part 2 of this session will take place on Wednesday, February 1st at 12:00 pm ET. ...

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From the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Blogs: Primary/secondary emails; Editable grids; Price List; Hyperlinked fields

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:46

A selection of the latest insight from the Dynamics CRM blogs:

  • Sending Email to an Alternate/Secondary Email Address
  • Implementing Editable Grids in Dynamics 365 Step-by-Step
  • Set Default Price List Field on Product as Read-Only in Dynamics CRM
  • Creating Hyperlinked Fields in Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM
Sending Email to an Alternate/Secondary Email Address

On the CRM Viking blog, Marius Pedersen stated that if you've worked with Dynamics 365 CRM for a while, you've probably come across this issue: the system will resolve the record for whatever address you enter as a recipient and substitute the address with the primary email address of the record.

There are a few workaroun...

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From the Microsoft Dynamics GP Blogs: SUTA in GP; SQL Script; SQL Server setup; Updating GP data

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:16

A selection of the latest insight from the Microsoft Dynamics GP blogs:

  • Everything and Anything you wanted to know about SUTA in Microsoft Dynamics GP!
  • SQL Script to Log Into Each Company
  • A Less Than Ideal Dynamics GP SQL Server Setup
  • Updating Dynamics GP Data Directly in SQL
Everything and Anything you wanted to know about SUTA in Microsoft Dynamics GP!

On the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog, Terry Heley wrote a detailed post about the ins and outs of how the SUTA (State Unemployment Tax Authority) calculates.

In her post, Heley noted that even though a FUTA (Federal Unemployment Tax Act) report was right on the money, the SUTA could still be wrong.


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From the Microsoft Dynamics AX Blogs: Stuck MPOS transactions; X++ Extension Methods; Unit conversions; FastTab summaries

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:56

A selection of the latest insight from the Microsoft Dynamics AX blogs:

  • AX for Retail - How to clear a Stuck Transaction in the MPOS Cart
  • Extension Methods in X++
  • Units and Unit Conversions
  • Quick Tip: FastTab Summaries
AX for Retail - How to clear a Stuck Transaction in the MPOS Cart

On the Microsoft Dynamics AX Support blog, Randy Higgins stated that there have been a few instances where the MPOS (Modern Point of Sale) crashes during the processing of a transaction or the RTS (real-time service) times out before saving a customer order.

Normally, this transaction stays in the cart when you log into the MPOS again so you can complete the transaction, writes Higgins. read more

From the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Blogs: Advanced charts; Copy loop; Change log; Set filter in Report

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:40

A selection of the latest insight from the Microsoft Dynamics NAV blogs:

  • Create Advanced Charts in Dynamics NAV
  • How to Implement a Copy Loop in Word Report Layouts
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 and the Change Log
  • Set Filter in Report Using Text Variable in NAV - Tips, Tricks & Facts #10
Create Advanced Charts in Dynamics NAV

On the Boyer & Associates blog, Kate Morgan explained that there are many pages in Microsoft Dynamics NAV with list views, including customers, Items, vendors, sales orders and purchase orders.

However, Morgan stated that it can be helpful to have a quick visualization of some important business metrics without having to filter the list data. I...

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Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: Dynamics 365 for Energy; Manufacturing win; VAT Calculator; UK partner expansion

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:28

In this week's Microsoft Dynamics Partner News Roundup:

  • mcaConnect's D365 for Energy Enterprise Solution is Now Available to be Hosted in Microsoft Azure
  • HBD Industries Selects Microsoft Dynamics 365 and mcaConnect to Enable World-Class Manufacturing Operations
  • Triomis Vat Calculator for Dynamics 365 now available on Microsoft's AppSource
  • PowerObjects, an HCL Company, Launches Company Website in the United Kingdom
mcaConnect's D365 for Energy Enterprise Solution is Now Available to be Hosted in Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Gold Partner mcaConnect has released D365 for Energy, a cloud-based oil and gas ERP solution hosted in Microsoft Azure.


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Microsoft Earnings Release FY17 Q2: No surprise, Microsoft Cloud powers second quarter results

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 18:04

Microsoft has released its earnings for Q2 2017 (Q4 CY 2016), as follows:

  • Revenue was $24.1 billion GAAP, and $26.1 billion non-GAAP
  • Operating income was $6.2 billion GAAP, and $8.2 billion non-GAAP
  • Net income was $5.2 billion GAAP, and $6.5 billion non-GAAP
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.66 GAAP, and $0.83 non-GAAP

Just as he did in describing Q1 results, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella touted digital transformation (read that, "cloud migration") as a key driver:

Our customers are seeing greater value and opportunity as w...

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations: Email the purchase order to the right vendor email address

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 09:52

Any buyer or purchase coordinator would be delighted to find out how easy it is to mail a purchase order to the correct email address of the vendor, right from Dynamics 365 for Operations. The good news is that it is indeed very easy. But there is potential for some confusion in the setup of the "primary contact" email addresses. Let's start at the beginning.

When I create the PO, I can select a contact. This contact will bring its email address into the Purchase order header. That is nice, but it gives the user the wrong impression.

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A Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations backbone key to Hickory Farms’ growth plans

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 17:06

Someone who receives a Hickory Farms gift basket sees only a pleasing collection of summer sausages, hot mustards, jams, crackers, cheese, sometimes wine and fresh fruit.

But anyone in business-to-consumer (B2C) fulfillment recognizes the complexities: dozens of stock-keeping units (SKUs) from numerous vendors, local shipping for fresh goods, unfailing on-time delivery for holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays - the back-office and logistical demands go on.

Hickory Farms is migrating its complex operations to a Microsoft Dynamics for Operations backbone, and joined Microsoft in its booth at last week's National Retail...

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Microsoft Taps Kevin Scott as New CTO

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 13:47

Microsoft has named Kevin Scott to the newly created role of chief technology officer (CTO), expanding his new role as LinkedIn's senior vice president of Infrastructure. Microsoft completed its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn in December.

As CTO, Scott, who reports directly to CEO Satya Nadella, will drive strategic, cross-company initiatives to enhance Microsoft's impact with members and customers, read more

FastTrack for Dynamics 365 an opportunity for both customers, partners, says Microsoft

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:55

Microsoft today announced the preview of Microsoft FastTrack for Dynamics 365, a new iteration of its "customer success service."

Microsoft FastTrack for Dynamics 365 (D365) is aimed at helping customers more easily move to the application so they "can realize business value faster," said Kees Hertogh, senior director, technical product marketing for D365, in a blog post. FastTrack for Dynamics 365 assists customers i...

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