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How to build a Customer Sentiment Solution using Dynamics 365 (with no code)

Organisations often request what is called a ‘Customer 360’ view within their CRM systems. This is unfortunately a term which has become overused, misused and actually quite misleading. Feel free to listen to why in one of my YouTube videos (this one) but in short, human beings are not owls, and we cannot consume a large amount of information at any one time. There is a whole subject discipline on visualisation of information and a reason why info-graphics and...

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How to setup (and use) CaféX Live Assist for Microsoft Portals

It is fairly regular that you will be navigating the internet to then come across a pop up on the side of your screen asking you if you require assistance. This live support functionality is designed to capture needs right as they happen or very shortly after so if your having a problem, such as not being able to find what your looking for, you can ask immediately without having to email a support ticket and then wait...

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Get started with Learning Path Authoring in Dynamics 365 and ideas for extensions

Training and User Adoption are always popular topics at conferences and events because they are often two of the most difficult parts of a software project to plan for. Training can be done by-the-book however there are a lot of things that depend on good training. This can range from the actual knowledge of the trainer and their approach to cater for different learning styles. User Adoption ensures that users use the system that is being introduced...

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Introduction to Project Service in CRM 2016 Update 1

One of the most highly anticipated releases including in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Update 1 was the introduction of Project Service. The demos and introductions that Microsoft have given us glimpses of in the past 2-3 months have been amazing and really exciting. What is there not to be excited about when there is the pre-made solution available to Dynamics CRM users to be able to quote for and manage projects using tools that provide profitability...

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The New Features of Dynamics CRM 2016 & How to Use Them!

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 has recently been launched and you will have already been made aware of the awesome new features that is included in this release by the variety of official and unofficial material that has been published in the last month. The best places I would recommend starting in your search of this material is the preview guide and the SDK publication detail & What’s New information as they contain a wealth of information. There is a...

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Updated Incremental Auto Numbering Solution (using real time workflows) and video run through

There has been a few queries regarding the Auto Numbering Solution post which featured here originally and upon reviewing it, there are a few things that could have been better explained. I thought this would be a good opportunity to update the original post to include this clarity and also include a short video to run through and explain the ‘concept’ of the solution and also discuss some of the areas that could cause the most...

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How to use Articles in Microsoft Dynamics CRM (& Why you should use them)

Articles are a standard entity in Dynamics CRM and they are not a new feature. They have been around since version 4.0 in one form or another and in subsequent updates and new versions they have been gradually improved into what you can do with them. Articles are an amazing entity which form the greater knowledge base of your organisation. We’ll talk about how amazing they are in a moment. For the purpose of this post, I’m...

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Step by Step guide on creating a Dynamics CRM 2015 Trial with Office 365 and setting up the new OneNote & Excel Integration functionality

I eluded to it in my previous post that I was going to provide a step by step guide on setting up a trial of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 and also Office 365 so that you can test out & play with the new integration features that the Update 1 release has provided us. These features are specifically the OneNote Integration and the Inline Excel editing tool. Microsoft keep changing how to set up free trials...

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