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Balsamiq Mockups 3: Licensing 365community.online

This post is part of the series on Balsamiq Mockups 3. Mockups 3 for Desktop is a one time purchase and there are no maintenance costs for the license; in addition, licenses are tied to humans and not a particular machine so you can work on it on a desktop and laptop with the same […]


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Using Power Platform Dataflows to extract and process data from Business Central – Post 3 cloudblogs.microsoft.com

This is the third post in a blog series about how you can use Power Platform Dataflows to get data out of Business Central in a form where it can be accessed by other applications. The first post covered a basic integration between Power BI and Business Central. The second post introduced Power Platform Dataflows,


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Custom Insight Cards For Sentiment Feedback 365community.online

If you haven’t ever used the Relationship Assistant in Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, why ever not? As per Microsoft Action cards help keep you up to date with your work in Dynamics 365 for Sales, letting you know when you need to follow up on an email, attend a meeting, and much more. You can find out […]


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What is Email Marketing? ledgeviewpartners.com

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MSDW Podcast: Microsoft Dynamics AX to 365 upgrade journeys, Part 10 – The ISV role msdynamicsworld.com




Glen McPeak of Data Masons discusses how his firm and his clients have navigated the transition from AX

A podcast series about the journey from Microsoft Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO) wouldn't be complete without examining the role that ISVs play. After all, the role of add-on solutions presents one of the key decision points in planning an upgrade or migration path from AX, whether it is an older version or the most recent build of AX 2012 R3.

On this episode of the AX to D365FO Journeys podcast series, we talk with Glenn McPeak, CEO of Data Masons, an EDI solution vendor with deep roots in the Dynamics AX space and ample experience with D365FO customers. Glenn is an ERP and supply chain veteran, and he shares his perspective on how D365FO compares to past ERP upgrade cycles and the key differences against which he is managing his firm. He talks with us about some of the ways that Data Masons, their partners, and their customers have been adapting to Microsoft's cloud-first approach, from both the technical and channel perspectives.

Show Notes

  • 5:00 – Why so much thinking is going into the D365FO journey and why ISVs are relevant
  • 9:45 – Why the external ISV model is gaining popularity, as opposed to embedded.
  • 13:30 – What role does Data Masons play alongside the D365FO partner on an engagement?
  • 15:00 – What is the state of the integration framework today?
  • 18:00 – Can customers and their partners manage safely around Microsoft's update policies?
  • 20:00 – What are the tools that ISVs should be using to make the transition?
  • 22:45 – What it means to be a part of a customer's go live in the context of Microsoft's FastTrack
  • 25:45 – Is there a role for EDI in upgrades beyond the final state solution?
  • 30:00 – Why are some companies choosing or feeling forced to wait on AX 2012 R3 or an earlier version? And why others feel the move to D365FO is the right choice.
  • 35:30 – Is the D365FO a total departure from previous versions of AX?
  • 38:30 – What will the new co-sell and co-market programs mean for ISVs?
  • 41:30 – What is the mix of D365FO implementations between new customers and upgrade/migrations, and how is it changing?


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Azure Updates: CDN; SAS tokens; Media Services AI; Advanced Threat Protection; FedRAMP High msdynamicsworld.com



As the middle of September approached, Microsoft issued a regular slate of announcement joined by a flurry of partner announcements. In Australia, intermittent connectivity failures caused problems accessing Azure portal and resources in the region. Fortunately, the problem only hit a subset of customers and lasted less than an hour. According to CRN reporting on the issue, there was no commentary on social media about problems suggesting that the issue went virtually unnoticed, like many small Azure incidents.

Among geographic updates, Microsoft added new ExpressRoute sites in Munich, Stockholm, and Copenhagen, while new Cognitive Services sentiment analysis is available in Australia East, Canada Central, Southeast Asia, and a variety of US, UK, and European regions. Azure Backup now includes large disk support up to 30 TB and a way to decouple backup jobs into sub-tasks.

An Azure CDN feature update means that users can have a Bring your own SSL Certificate approach with Verizon or tap into managed SSL certificates with Akamai. The Verizon SSLs coupled with Azure Key Vault mean that customers can use the same SSL for multiple CDN capabilities. The announcement also includes Apex domain support, enabled by an integration with alias records on Azure DNS. Starting in October, data transfer from Media Services, Storage, Application Gateway and other services to Azure CDN will be free of charge.

Microsoft made a series of storage and networking updates, such as offering a public preview of Private Link to secure endpoint connections and keep data in the network. The team launched a preview of user delegation SAS tokens, extending role-based access control to Azure Storage and letting low-privilege users receive only partial access. One example would be issuing read-only URLs to customers without sharing higher risk account access keys. Users can create these new types of SAS tokens with either PowerShell or Azure CLI.


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Power Platform 24 is a new virtual event to learn about Dynamics 365, PowerApps, Flow and more msdynamicsworld.com



A new community-driven virtual event focused on Microsoft Power Platform is about to launch, and at first glance it may seem like an endurance challenge. But Power Platform 24 is more about reaching a community that stretches around all the world's time zones than keeping people up through all hours of the day and night. The event will indeed run for 24 hours straight on September 25 and 26, encouraging participation globally in a single get together – and maybe a few all night viewing sessions.

Power Platform 24 comes out of XRM Virtual, the long-running virtual user group for Dynamics 365/CRM developers that, as the name suggests, was formed when "XRM" was still the term of art for many types of customization for Dynamics CRM. The group is still going strong, led by Julie Yack and others, as she told us last year on the MSDW Podcast. And the group's current interests reflect the changing interests of the members. They note some huge Microsoft growth numbers in the interview that follows, including a 3x growth in users and 7x growth in the number of PowerApps in the last year.  

Power Platform 24's lineup speaks for itself, with a mix of Microsoft MVPs and Microsoft employees doing the presenting in consecutive one-hour sessions. We posed a few questions to the organizing team to learn more about what the event is all about.

MSDW: Why did you choose a 24 hour approach?


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How Do I – Prevent an epic clusterfuck… 365community.online

Now that the NDA on Business Central Wave II has been lifted and the DVD preview is released partners got time to look at the code Microsoft has refactored. The reactions vary from being marketing correct to more realistic. I have a strong opinion about what Microsoft did, and especially how they did it. First […]


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6 tips for global versus local changes – Universal Resource Scheduling cloudblogs.microsoft.com

In global CRM implementations, there is a fine line between changes that must be global versus changes that can be managed locally without affecting the entire organization. There are unique requirements for local implementations, and autonomy is essential to enable local branches to swiftly adapt to their unique requirements without jeopardizing the global implementation. I


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3 common roadblocks to maximizing AI and how to bypass them cloudblogs.microsoft.com

If AI is so transformative, why havent more enterprises embraced it already? Perhaps weve been trying to force a square peg into a round hole by asking people to adapt to AI, instead of the other way around. At Microsoft, were striving to change that. We believe business users closest to specific problems have the


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