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When we were at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) earlier this month, one of the key announcement was the company’s new enterprise cloud service, Dynamics 365.
Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, spent a large chunk of his opening ‘vision keynote’ talking about the new service, so it’s clear that it forms a really vital part of their strategy for enterprise customers. But what is Dynamics 365, and what can it do for your business?
What is Dynamics 365?
Dynamics 365 combines Microsoft’s cloud tools for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) into one service, available on a simplified subscription model similar to Office 365.
We were at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference last week in Toronto. Read on for an exclusive summary of where Microsoft is headed…
CompanyNet was in Toronto last week for Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Our Business Development Manager, Brian Douglas, and business tech journalist Bill Magee, met with other Microsoft partners, attended sessions on the future of Microsoft technologies, and reported back on what they found.
Satya Nadella delivered his Vision Keynote, recognising Microsoft’s achievements in the last year, and setting out priorities for the next 12 months and beyond. The focus was on digital transformation in the cloud through engaging customers, empowering staff, optimising operations and transforming products.
This is great news for CompanyNet, where we are already well-placed to help our customers undergo a digital transformation. Our enterprise-ready software like Kira Cloud intranet for SharePoint is already giving businesses an easy way to get on board with a cloud-based vision of the future.
Satya also talked about Dynamics 365 as a new Microsoft service that embodies that vision, particularly for reinventing business processes.
Tech journalist Bill Magee is in Toronto, reporting for CompanyNet from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference. Here’s his take on Satya Nadella’s opening Vision Keynote.
Dateline: Silicon Valley North [Toronto -Ed]
“Fresh” from celebrating the Euro 2016 grand final with my new Portugese pals, it’s back to business at this year’s Microsoft WPC with Satya Nadella’s Vision Keynote here in Toronto.
The software giant’s CEO told twenty thousand partner-delegates from 144 countries that his number one priority is digital transformation.
To cut to the chase — more will be achieved in the next five years compared with the previous three decades.
Digital and physical experiences are undoubtedly undergoing inextricably-linked “accelerations” coupled with a wiring and rewiring of business models.
Here it has to be all about empowering an organisation’s employees whilst simultaneously and optimizing everyday commercial processes to engage with and meet customer needs.
The opportunities before each and every one of us are unprecedented: “We are lucky to be involved in information technology as the world is digitising … where for the first time literally everything will be connected. That truly is the opportunity in front of us as the entire GDP is shaped.”
Everyone has the opportunity to tap into this revolution where at its core is handling data to help customers achieve their ambitions. In such a scenario, the key is the “intelligent cloud” where modern IT tools are tailored to specific business processes and needs.
The next phase of the intelligent cloud platform is cognitive capabilities and services. In Microsoft’s case this means, of course, the Cortana Intelligence Suite.
One groundbreaking Microsoft collaboration revealed is with McDonald’s, to dramatically improve its drive-thru experience using voice recognition and natural language processing.
Mine’s a chicken enchilada with fries…
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