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Convergence 2013 Roundup – the world ahead for AX

Microsoft’s key message at Convergence was clear: Microsoft software, especially Dynamics, has to be the unifying fabric between business users, consumers and IT. ... read full post

Posted by:  Douglas Daley , Solution Specialist, Dynamics ERP |  10 April 2013

AX, Cloud, ERP, Azure, Microsoft, UX, AX 2012, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Convergence, Microsoft Convergence 2012, mobility

(2384 votes)



Does Dynamics really drive “unity”? Reflections on key themes from Microsoft’s Convergence 2013.

In New Orleans last week the theme of “unite” was played out in front of 11,500 people at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 , the conference’s biggest audience yet. Having had some time to take stock of the key messages after four days of intensive Dynamics-related conversations, here are some of the most important things I took away from the event. ... read full post

Posted by:  James Page , Practice Director Partners, Alliances & Channels |  26 March 2013

AX, CRM, ERP, Social Media, Microsoft, Convergence, Windows 8, Yammer, SharePoint 2013, Microsoft Dynamics, Convergence 2013, enterprise social network, Lync 2013, NetBreeze

(1828 votes)



The Paradox of Excel

A couple of weeks ago there was an article on newstatesman.com which had as its title, “Is Excel the Most Dangerous piece of Software in the World?” (Read the article here ). ... read full post

Posted by:  Mark Worthen , Senior Consultant, Enterprise Applications |  12 March 2013

Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Microsoft, Power View, BI, Microsoft Excel, Office, Big Data, Excel, Excel 2013, Microsoft Office, VaR Model

(2776 votes)



Delivering Quality: Names and Naming Conventions

With the introduction of SharePoint 2013, our solutions can now more easily surface contextual content through search-based web parts. Names, naming conventions and the source of these values become increasingly important as we look to deliver enterprise scale integrated business solutions. ... read full post

Posted by:  Bernardine Slagter , Developer Consultant |  04 March 2013

SharePoint, Taxonomy, Microsoft, SharePoint 2013, information architecture, Managed Metadara, metadata, Microsoft SharePoint, names, search-based web parts

(2104 votes)



Polaris User Interface Gotchas

So Polaris is live (see here for my post earlier this week on how to deploy Polaris content ), and the new process forms now known technically as the updated forms look great, but what are some of the gotchas that you need to be aware of before you implement? I have listed my top 10 below!   ... read full post

Posted by:  Steven Foster , Client Director |  21 February 2013

CRM, Microsoft, Intergen, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Bing Maps, Polaris

(2113 votes)



I have deployed Dynamics CRM Online, but how do I deploy Polaris content?

Polaris updates were rolled out to the CRM online hubs during January. This included the normal bug fixes and cross browser support, but where is the new flat UI or other features that were mentioned? I can see updates to the Font and Activity Feeds but the forms look the same? To enable the Polaris functionality, you have to actually accept the changes and apply them to your organisation. To do this you will need to access the new menu option in the settings administration area called Product Updates. Product Updates will enable the new releases of functionality to be applied automatically to your solution. So to apply the Polaris release you will need to follow the steps below. Please note CRM will be out of action for approximately 10...... read full post

Posted by:  Steven Foster , Client Director |  18 February 2013

CRM, Microsoft, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Polaris, cross browser support, Dynamics CRM online

(2104 votes)



Helping build the future of retail: Intergen at the NRF Annual Retail Show and Expo

Intergen recently worked with Microsoft and The Home Depot to offer a glimpse of the future of retail at the USA’s National Retail Federation’s 102nd Annual Retail Show and Expo, in New York. This show is the biggest retail show in the world, with all the big names in the retail industry showing their visions of the future. It is well attended by a global audience, including representatives from New Zealand’s own The Warehouse. ... read full post

Posted by:  Hannes Nel , Developer, Enterprise Applications |  15 February 2013

Microsoft, Intergen, Excel PowerPivot, Windows 8, Retail, Apps, Motorola enterprise handheld devices, NRF Annual Retail Show and Expo, The Home Depot, The Warehouse, Windows Embedded 8 Industry

(4364 votes)



Is Business Intelligence Bad? Looking at BI from the “other” side

As a long-time business intelligence advocate, it has long been my belief that BI is good and BI should be everywhere. But is that truly the case? I look at business intelligence from one side of the coin but each coin has two sides. Can I take a holistic view of business intelligence and continue to assert that BI should be everywhere? Are there instances where – perish the thought – BI is bad? ... read full post

Posted by:  Mark Worthen , Senior Consultant, Enterprise Applications |  29 January 2013

Business Intelligence, Microsoft, BI, BI implementation advice, BI misalignment, BI side effects, Microsoft BI Partner, The BI process

(1868 votes)



Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 “Polaris” release and its potential impact on current deployments

As part of its continual evolution of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft will soon release its December 2012 Service Update, codenamed Polaris. (Following the Polaris release, there will be three more star or star constellation themed releases: Orion, Leo and Vega.) ... read full post

Posted by:  Steven Foster , Client Director |  19 December 2012

CRM, Microsoft, Yammer, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Office 2013, Bing Maps, CRM 2011, Polaris, Service Update, Skype

(2549 votes)



Twilight Recap: Constructive Disruption with Cloud Technologies

Paul Bowkett, Online Services Business Manager at Microsoft, gave an introduction about the cloud, why businesses are moving there, the different cloud types and how - when coupled with Office 365 – the cloud will let you communicate and collaborate anywhere, anytime without any technical roadblocks. ... read full post

Posted by:  Rose Harris , Marketing Assistant |  06 December 2012

Cloud, Microsoft, Twilight recap, Twilight, Twilight Seminar, Office, Community cloud, Hybrid cloud, Microsoft Office 365, Private cloud, Public cloud

(1816 votes)



Using Microsoft Office 2013 for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Office 2013 provides a range of new and enhanced capabilities that allow organisations to analyse their data. This blog explores how Microsoft Office has evolved as a BI tool, and what BI capabilities the latest version of Office delivers. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Mole ,  |  04 December 2012

Business Intelligence, Microsoft, BI, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Excel 2013, Microsoft Office 2013, Office

(3052 votes)



Exciting times ahead for the SharePoint ecosystem – highlights from this year’s SharePoint Conference

Earlier in November I was fortunate enough to attend my second Microsoft SharePoint Conference, this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... read full post

Posted by:  Gavin Barron , Solution Architect |  26 November 2012

SharePoint, Cloud, SharePoint Conference, Microsoft, Yammer, SharePoint 2013, Social, .NET

(2159 votes)



Twilight Recap: Microsoft Roadmap Overview

Chris Auld, Intergen’s Chief Technology Officer, spoke at our latest Twilight Seminar, looking at Microsoft’s Roadmap and what he believes are the important areas to watch out for, highlighting mobile and social as the movers and shakers in the tech world. ... read full post

Posted by:  Rose Harris , Marketing Assistant |  14 November 2012

Social Media, Microsoft, Mobile, Twilight recap, Twilight, Microsoft Roadmap, Twilight Seminar

(1846 votes)



Windows 8 arrives

Reports about the launch of Windows 8 on October 26 are everywhere today, recognising a significant milestone in Microsoft’s history, and a significant update for those of us in the Microsoft ecosystem: customers and Microsoft partners alike. ... read full post

Posted by:  Gary Binns ,  |  26 October 2012

Microsoft, Surface, Windows 8

(2778 votes)



Why Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 suits New Zealand food exporters

We all understand the importance of the primary processing sector to our economy. The challenges of the sector are well understood also; (chief) amongst these are export market entry requirements, New Zealand biosecurity measures, food safety requirements and the need to maintain our international reputation as a high quality food producer. ... read full post

Posted by:  Richard Malloch , Client Director |  25 October 2012

ERP, Microsoft, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, AX 2012, Microsoft Dynamics, New Zealand food exporters

(3950 votes)

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