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Extending Microsoft Power BI

Have you heard about Microsoft Power BI? It’s a cloud based suite of reporting tools to help you analyze and transform data across your entire organization and more.  In other words, it is a powerful, easy to use, Business Intelligence solution that can help you understand realities, identify patterns and predict future outcomes for your organization as a whole.

Nobody Parties like Microsoft Dynamics CRM Activity Parties

Microsoft Dynamics CRM allows users to capture their daily activities in an number of different ways. The product natively offers a handful of activities like emails, phone calls, appointments and tasks, but it also allows you to define and create your own custom activities. Working with these activities in the CRM user interface is very intuitive, but importing the data through the API comes with some challenges, especially when creating the CRM activity parties.

Azure RemoteApp: Your Apps Anywhere

Do you love your Desktop Apps, but wish they could be mobile? In the current technology climate, most applications are going mobile to fuel the user on the go; and they’re going fast. Not all software developers have time to catch up and develop mobile applications with complete parity to their Desktop counterpart like the Microsoft Office Apps for Mobile. So what can you do to connect your stationary apps to your mobile users?

Visualize your Company’s Performance with Power BI

Does your company have invaluable data across multifarious applications, but isn’t using it to its full potential?  What if you could capture metrics of that data within visualizations in one central location to ascertain your company’s performance?   As I pointed out in a previous blogMicrosoft’s Power BI offers an attractive feature for creating dashboards with interactive visualizations from multiple data sources.

SQL Performance in the Cloud

When using SQL Server, proper setup of the Database, Log Files, Memory and Disk I/O play a key part in the overall SQL Server performance. The same rings true when running SQL Server in the cloud, whether it be Azure, AWS or other. What complicates things is the myriad of choices you have for the underlying virtual infrastructure in the cloud.

SIP Trunking – The Backup Option for Voice

Most companies make sure they backup their data and computer systems but they overlook the potential to have a good disaster recovery plan in case their phone system goes down.  When phone lines go down how will it impact your business?  With backup SIP Trunks you can also make sure your business communication is safe using redundancy.

When Collaboration tools come together… Microsoft OneNote and Microsoft Dynamics CRM

The ability to store plain text notes, and attach photos and other document types to a record in Microsoft Dynamics CRM has always been a handy tool for collaborating amongst a team. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1, we can now leverage the productivity and collaborative features of OneNote within CRM. Below is a feature comparison between traditional CRM Notes and OneNote integration.

Machine Learning for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Have you been looking into Opportunity sales forecasting the moment an Opportunity is opened? Have you ever wanted to provide buying recommendations for your customers as selling points? Or maybe you’ve been looking to schedule promotion calls to customers at just the right time? All of these predictive sales advantages are possible with a type of programming called Machine Learning.

Microsoft’s Secure Cloud: Azure SQL Database Security Features

A major concern when moving to the cloud is data security. It’s a touchy subject for companies, especially when they are dealing with sensitive data. To combat the skepticism around the cloud, Microsoft is rolling out major security updates to the Azure SQL database functionality. Let us here at Beringer be your guide through the 5 major areas of database security: Connection security, Authentication, Authorization, Encryption, and Auditing.