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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Preview our latest newsletter which features articles about Skype for Business, Microsoft SharePoint, Azure Remote Apps, Current Events, Webinars, and much more!

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As a Project Manager, it’s my responsibility to guide the project team through whatever challenges may come our way. Our latest challenge was a go live for a Microsoft Dynamics CRM upgrade including a migration from on premise to online. The challenge: kicking off the deployment plan while I was on board a flight.

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Throughout my support and maintenance activities for customers, a common request is to look into notifications in CRM that are “not being sent”. There are a lot of components and configuration items involved in the process of having CRM send out messages via email.  This blog focuses on the server-side or server-related issues that can cause this situation.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 brings many improvements and new features as Microsoft continues to work towards a single in-app experience where users can perform tasks in one place without having to continually switch applications.

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Throughout my support and maintenance activities for customers, a common request is to look into notifications in CRM that are “not being sent”. There are a lot of components and configuration items involved in the process of having CRM send out messages via email.  This blog focuses on some of the most common user-account-related issues that can cause this situation.

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Our team was recently presented with a puzzling issue for one user. Outlook would consistently crash when opened with the CRM client enabled. This was in a term server environment, and only 1 user was reporting the problem.

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Do you love your Desktop Apps, but wish they could be mobile? In the current technology climate, most applications are going mobile to fuel the user on the go; and they’re going fast. Not all software developers have time to catch up and develop mobile applications with complete parity to their Desktop counterpart like the Microsoft Office Apps for Mobile. So what can you do to connect your stationary apps to your mobile users?

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Do you remember the first time that technology changed the way you communicate? Perhaps it was the first time you called someone while taking a walk with a cell phone, finally free from the constraints of wires. Maybe it was when you received a response to an email within seconds, instead of penning a letter and sending it to the post office.

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Does your company have invaluable data across multifarious applications, but isn’t using it to its full potential?  What if you could capture metrics of that data within visualizations in one central location to ascertain your company’s performance?   As I pointed out in a previous blog, Microsoft’s Power BI offers an attractive feature for creating dashboards with interactive visualizations from multiple data sources.

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When using SQL Server, proper setup of the Database, Log Files, Memory and Disk I/O play a key part in the overall SQL Server performance. The same rings true when running SQL Server in the cloud, whether it be Azure, AWS or other. What complicates things is the myriad of choices you have for the underlying virtual infrastructure in the cloud.

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