Microsoft unveils a range of new devices, all built to make the most of Windows 10
UX design guidelines, a collection of best practices based on real life customer experiencesâ€¦.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM underwent a major user experience (UX) refresh with the release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and enhanced further in subsequent releases. This white paper will give insight to the key design principles behind this refresh but as importantly how to take best take advantage of them in implementation projects.
The key objectives of this document are therefore to:
- Illustrate how to use the new features introduced in or after Dynamics CRM 2013 to create a delightful experience to end users.
- Explain how designing solutions for versions in or after Dynamics CRM 2013 should differ from designing solutions for CRM 2011
Microsoft acquires FieldOne, global provider of field service management solutions for the enterprise
Another one acquired back in July 15â€¦..
FieldOne is a great fit for Dynamics CRM adding to our extensive customer service capabilities â€“ which includes chat, knowledge management and self-service functionality from Parature which we acquired in January of 2014. Like Parature, FieldOne is offered to customers as a cloud service. Itâ€™s built on Microsoft technology for fast integration, it already works great with other Microsoft productivity offerings like Office 365 and SharePoint, and has cross-platform capabilities meaning it can work on different devices enhancing the mobile experience which is so critically important in field service management. FieldOne was built from the ground up to leverage Dynamics CRM, and this means that our customers can take advantage of its capabilities right away.
Microsoft acquires Adxstudio Inc., Web portal and application lifecycle management solutions provider
Another great acquisitionâ€¦
Packed with compelling features that extend Dynamics CRM to the Web, Adxstudio Web portals are built natively on Dynamics CRM, allowing our customers to easily connect and extend their key sales and customer services business processes online. These portals work with the CRM application easily and naturally for both online and on-premises customers, who can take advantage of this offering right away. Adxstudio portals can also be used along with our Parature Service thanks to native integration with Paratureâ€™s rich knowledge management solutions.
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq â€śMSFTâ€ť) on Tuesday unveiled new capabilities it will deliver later this calendar year with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016, the latest release of its customer engagement solution. The most comprehensive upgrade ever for Dynamics CRM includes advancements in intelligence, mobility and service, with significant productivity enhancements to help businesses and workers achieve more. More at the link below:
Do you want to know if certain Service Packs or versions of a Microsoft product or technology are supported with Dynamics CRM? If so, consult the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Compatibility List. For example, you can use this KB to determine the latest Microsoft SQL Server major version and Service Pack that is supported. Microsoft will list new products like Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8.1 as "TBD" until testing is complete; generally near General Availability (GA) of that product.
More information on updates, release dates, build numbers etc., at the link below:
A great tool which can help you in all your ALM stages, more at the link below:
With storyboarding, you turn your ideas and goals into something visual. Your ideas are easier for other people to understand, so they can give you constructive feedback, sooner. You can bring your ideas to life with storyboard shapes, text, animation, and all the other features that PowerPoint Storyboarding provides.
You can download SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview today via the Microsoft Download Center and share feedback directly with our engineering teams through the new SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview forum. We also welcome feature requests and feedback via the SharePoint Server suggestion box on UserVoice, @SharePoint on Twitter, and in the comments below. Weâ€™re eager to hear your feedback and use it to make SharePoint Server 2016 the best experience for information workers, IT professionals and developers alike!
Signups are open to all org types and individuals and facilitated through the Microsoft Connect site. The sign-up survey supports self-signup only â€“ signup-on-behalf-of scenarios are not supported.
Gartner evaluated ADLM providers to help application development managers and other IT leader select appropriate technologyâ€¦more at the link below:
Source: Gartner (February 2015)
Consider Microsoft if you are heavily invested in the Microsoft development ecosystem. The vendor offers a broad suite of functionality available either on-premises or in the cloud. Growing support of open-source technologies and community participation aides in opening up the tools for a broader set of platforms. With strong support for project-level agile, Microsoft can handle almost all your needs to manage a .NET development process.
The vendor has a clear strategic direction, and offers ADLM functionality that is easy to implement.
The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) provides a significant pool of training materials and access to software.
Microsoft frequently rolls out additional and enhanced functionality in an agile fashion via SaaS, but uses a less frequent cadence with on-premises installations to avoid disruptions.
The vendor understands agile principles better than most of the integrated ADLM suite vendors.
Despite credible support for other platforms, Microsoft struggles to penetrate development organizations outside of the .NET world.
The shift toward mobile as a dominant platform presents an opportunity for competitors to undermine the "all-Microsoft" approach.
The vendor lacks a stand-alone requirements management approach. Instead, it takes an enhance-and-integrate Office approach, as well as relying on partners (e.g., eDevTech’s 4TFS product line).
Microsoft lacks the agile depth of pure-play vendors around the enterprise agile capabilities of project portfolio analysis, and support of SAFe.