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Chancellor announces influx of cash for affordable homes in Autumn Statement

November 23rd, 2016|Housing|

In the recent Autumn statement, the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, made a number of big announcements that will impact the social housing sector. According to Hammond, “The challenge of delivering the housing we so desperately need in the places where it is currently least affordable is not, of course, a new one. The effect of unaffordable [...]

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Dynamics 365 to launch on November 1

October 26th, 2016|Dynamics CRM, Microsoft|

Microsoft’s latest cloud service, Dynamics 365, which combines components of their CRM and ERP solutions will arrive on November 1. It will be available in more than 135 markets in over 40 languages. Microsoft first announced Dynamics 365 in July at their annual Worldwide Partner Conference. Dynamics 365 is made up of a number of [...]

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Gartner name Microsoft Dynamics CRM a leader in Sales Force Automation

October 12th, 2016|Dynamics CRM, Microsoft|

Gartner recently released their Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation. In this quadrant, Gartner defines Sales Force automation applications as those that ‘automate the sales activities, processes and administrative responsibilities for an organization's sales professionals.’ Considered to be a foundational technology, Sales Force Automation is fundamental to how companies execute their sales processes. [...]

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Microsoft announces Dynamics 365

September 1st, 2016|Dynamics CRM, Microsoft|

At Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference, Satya Nadella dedicated a significant amount of time during his keynote updating the partner community on Microsoft’s vision for Dynamics- most specifically the evolution of Dynamics CRM to Dynamics 365. Business processes are at the core of every business. Our customers are looking to adapt their customer engagement and [...]

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What does Brexit mean for Housing Associations?

August 9th, 2016|Housing|

It has been over a month since the UK voted to leave the EU and many are waiting to see the impact that Brexit will have. Over the past 18 months there has been a lot of change within the housing sector, and Brexit will bring about even more change for housing associations. Some of the [...]

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Microsoft announce the SharePoint Framework

July 18th, 2016|SharePoint|

Microsoft recently announced the SharePoint Framework- a new Page and Part model for building SharePoint customisations based on Javascript. The model enables fully supported client-side development, easy integration with the Microsoft graph and support for open source tooling. The new experiences have been built for the new mobile app, SharePoint Online and OneDrive [...]

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Microsoft announced as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Centre

June 21st, 2016|Dynamics CRM, Microsoft|

Gartner recently released their Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Centre. This Magic Quadrant examines the global market for customer service and support applications designed to engage customers through whichever channel they choose. Microsoft Dynamics CRM has been ranked as one of the market leaders in the recent Magic Quadrant. According to [...]

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SharePoint Server 2016 – The Future of SharePoint

May 17th, 2016|SharePoint|

Microsoft has launched SharePoint Server 2016 to provide customers with a foundation for modern, intelligent intranets and content collaboration. SharePoint 2016 delivers improvements to enhance the quality of on premise SharePoint solutions, as well as taking advantage of the innovations in Office 365. SharePoint Server 2016 delivers value in three areas: Cloud- inspired infrastructure SharePoint Server 2016 [...]

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The Impact of Universal Credit on Housing Associations

April 18th, 2016|Dynamics CRM, Housing|

All housing associations are in a period of uncertainty as they adapt to the latest welfare reforms, one of which is the introduction of Universal Credit. Universal credit affects the way in which residents receive their benefits, as it will combine a number of different benefits into a single monthly payment, from which the resident [...]

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Microsoft named a leader by Gartner in BI and Analytics Platforms

March 17th, 2016|Business Intelligence and Analytics|

Many organisations recognise the importance of investing in BI and analytics tools to deliver insight into their data. Microsoft Power BI has been ranked as one of the market leaders in Gartner’s recently released Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytic Platforms 2016. For the first time Microsoft has been places furthest [...]

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