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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Preview our latest newsletter which features articles about CRM for Distribution, LinkedIn, Power BI, Azure Machine Learning, Events, and much more!

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In this latest version, we’ve tested & certified that CRM for Distribution is ready for the latest release of Microsoft CRM 2016.  We’ve also added enhancements to the sales history process and the Outlook client, as well as implemented some fixes to ensure CRM for Distribution is running optimally.  Please reach out to discuss scheduling your upgrade.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 update 1 brings with it many new service features, analytics features and productivity features. There is one new bit of functionality that while minor, will have a big impact. The CRM team has given us the ability to easily create multiple personal email signatures. This is something we take for granted in all modern email clients, but up until now has not been easily accomplished within CRM.

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The use of Power BI with Microsoft Dynamics CRM has just gotten easier in CRM 2016! The Microsoft Power BI service offers easy reporting tools that can help to explore and visualize business metrics across all of your applications and other web sources. It is a separate cloud service offered within your O365 subscription, but they are continuing to make it easier to integrate with other applications.

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Beringer’s CRM for Distribution (CRMFD) is a Microsoft Certified Solution that is built upon the most comprehensive CRM solution available, Microsoft Dynamics CRM. It melds powerful sales force automation capabilities with fully integrated, real time data from your ERP system. Your sales teams can roll-up, or drill down into detailed data by customer, distributor, sales, rep or supplier – all the way to the individual line item details of transactions, allowing them to build a holistic and comprehensive picture of an account or opportunity.

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If you’ve ever been tasked with migrating data, then you know there are a wide variety of challenges that you must overcome. I’ve migrated data to Microsoft Dynamics CRM from many disparate systems in my career, which typically involves pulling data from a live system. The key word is “live”, so you need to tread lightly when querying millions of rows of data. It is very easy to negatively impact performance, which will instantly translate into end user complaints.

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If you haven’t heard, Microsoft announced their intent to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. I have to admit some of Microsoft’s acquisitions make me scratch my head (remember Nokia?). Acquiring LinkedIn makes a lot of sense to me particularly in what they could do with it in just one area; Microsoft CRM.

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The secure link between the PC and the Directory is broken due to a disruption in the presentation of credentials. If the PC presents the wrong password, the authentication is denied. Each Windows-based computer maintains a machine account password history containing the current and previous passwords used for the account. When two computers attempt to authenticate with each other and a change to the current password is not yet received, Windows then relies on the previous password.

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Ruckus Wireless has really made wireless meshing enterprise grade by solving several issues. The first one is ease of use. IT staffs no longer have to be radio frequency experts. Other wireless access points need significant configurations to be made. With Ruckus you check a

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Managing disk space can sometimes be a challenge. Even more so if you’re using a tablet device. Fortunately, Windows 10 has a great tool to help manage hard drive space called Storage. Storage allows you to manage disk space as well as tweak data settings

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