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Windows 10: Let’s Talk Security (Part I)

This year has been an exciting one for technology enthusiasts, particularly those waiting for Microsoft to release its newest operating system, Windows 10. Having received widespread positive acceptance, Windows 10 reached 75 million downloads from July 29th to August 26th. I can tell our users that the transition from Windows 7 and 8 to Windows 10 is as painless as it can get. But we cannot discuss the wonders of Windows for business without addressing the elephant that will never leave the room… security. How does the latest and greatest of Windows help your business stay secure? Here at Beringer we want to help our clients feel as safe as possible with their data. So without further ado, let’s talk security.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Online Visibility Control Features Updates

In the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 (scheduled for Q4) there are several updates across the product components. In the Online Visibility & Control features area of MS CRM, there will be updates to several product areas:

Data Encryption for CRM Online (server): CRM Online currently offers the ability to encrypt the full customer database with SQL Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) to perform real-time I/O encryption and decryption of the data and log files at-rest.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Sales Features Updates

In the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 (scheduled for Q4) there are several updates across the product components. In the Sales features area of MS CRM, there will be updates to several product areas:

CRM App for Outlook: For Outlook on the desktop,  CRM for Outlook  provides true offline and rich sales capabilities inside the productivity application that salespeople already use on a daily basis.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Platform Features Updates

In the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 (scheduled for Q4) there are several updates across the product components. In the Platform features area of MSCRM, there will be updates to several product areas:

Modern web API: Dynamics CRM will provide web APIs that leverage the most broadly adopted industry standards for protocol (HTTP and REST), security (OAuth 2), format (JSON), and expose it’s rich set of data capabilities via open industry standard OData v4. This approach moves the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform from a .NET focused set of capabilities to a position of being open to the wide variety of technology platforms in use across the technology industry.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Marketing Features Updates

In the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 (scheduled for Q4), there are several updates across the product components in the Marketing features area of MS CRM. There will be updates to both SMS Marketing and Email Marketing features.

SMS Marketing

With the 2016 upgrade, Marketing specialists will have the ability to leverage the power of SMS communications in new ways:

Inbound SMS campaigns and with keywords and opt-ins (inbound and outbound supported in select markets).

Database of opt-in and opt-out responses.