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Business Preparation for the Coronavirus

By now everyone has heard about the Coronavirus.  It is rapidly spreading around the world.  Governments in an effort to slow the spread of the virus have instituted travel bans and whole cities in China are in quarantine.  Businesses in the US are just starting to feel the consequences of having the Chinese parts of their supply chain disrupted by government commerce shutdowns.

Covid-19 and the mad rush to work from home

The advent of Covid-19, a Coronavirus, is accelerating a trend we have been seeing with our clients for many years.  Employers are seeking out the best person for the job regardless of where they may be located.  Many of our clients have employees scattered around the country, and some are using people resources from around the world.

Coronavirus Contingency Plans

Many businesses rely on Beringer Technology Group (BTG) so we understand that you are probably wondering about our contingency plans in light of the ongoing coronavirus, or COVID-19, situation.We are closely monitoring the news and CDC for any updates on best practices to prevent the spread of this illness in all our offices.

Dynamics 365 2020 Release Wave 1

Microsoft recently announced plans for the Dynamics 365 2020 Release Wave 1. There are a lot of new features and updates to the user experience that will be releasing from April 2020 through September 2020. Join Beringer Technology Group for a live webinar on some of the new features currently planned for Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.

Scaling Data Load with Azure

Scaling Data Load with Azure Data Factory
Fine tuning an integration to optimize speed is more of an art than a science, especially when you are looking for the sweet spot of diminishing returns. One of the biggest challenges when migrating large data sets is optimizing the integration to run as fast as possible, without running into resource limitations.

Microsoft Updates Extended Support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

Microsoft Updates Extended Support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

Microsoft is now reminding customers who are still running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 that these products are no longer covered under the monthly standard updates cycle.

Microsoft Security Updates February 2020 – Release Notes

Microsoft Security Updates February 2020 – Release Notes
Microsoft’s February security updates releases include updates for the following applications:
• Microsoft Windows
• Microsoft Edge (EdgeHTML-based)
• Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
• ChakraCore
• Internet Explorer
• Microsoft Exchange Server
• Microsoft SQL Server
• Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps
• Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
• Windows Surface Hub

This link has the full list of what updates are included : ADV200003

The following links have FAQs with additional information about the named update, along with any known issues or special steps to complete the installation.

Dynamics Unified Interface Upgrades are Here!

Changes Are Coming to Dynamics
You may have recently received an email from Microsoft stating that change is coming and your Dynamics 365 environments will be automatically transitioned to the Dynamics Unified Interface within the next 30 days. While this may seem alarming, this is only an optional early transition; you still have control over when your environments are transitioned to the new interface before the final deadline of October 1, 2020.

What is the Dynamics Unified Interface?
As you may already know, the Unified Interface is the new user experience that Microsoft is mandating all Dynamics 365 environments put into use by October 2020. This interface ensures a smooth, consistent experience across all devices, whether you access Dynamics from your PC, phone, or tablet.