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July 20, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent

In June 2016 it was announced that Microsoft was buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Since then we have been eagerly awaiting news of what this would mean for Microsoft’s product offering. We are excited to share that on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform LinkedIn will be an integrated App appropriately named Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent is described in more detail in another article.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 – new Account Categories and Sub-Categories

Reporting is made easier with the new Account Categories feature available in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017. This feature will provide structure to an organisation’s chart of accounts.

Account Categories allows the user to map the chart of accounts to a set of predefined categories. This feature is easy to use and easy to understand, with account categories to support financials. In addition, users can create categories to fit business needs. Lastly, users can automatically update Account Schedules when updating Account Category mapping.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Outlook integration

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 has now become more fully embedded in Office 365, including Outlook, Excel, and the new Bookings module. Dynamics NAV processes can also now be performed directly in Office, where users are already working.

To view this in more detail please click on the video below to watch the Dynamics NAV 2017 In Office 365 Experience webinar(please note that this webinar goes for approximately 1 hour and is presented by Errol Schoenfish and Jared Hall from Microsoft).

In the above recorded webinar, Microsoft show how users can now manage business interactions in Outlook, synchronise records between Dynamics NAV and Outlook, invoice customers through Bookings, and work with Dynamics NAV financial data in Excel. Further, they present on the full functionality of the new add-ins and synchronisation tools that bring Dynamics NAV financial functionality and data to Office.

Microsoft’s Security of Data and Systems (Office Applications and Windows 10)

A popular topic at the moment is security of data and systems and how Microsoft is working to protect them in many different ways. We have found this 4 minute video, Information and exploit protection across your Office Apps and Windows 10 on your PCs, which explores how Windows Information Protection now prevents unauthorised sharing of business data from managed Office apps to personal apps on PCs.

This video explores how users can be protected with Safe Links from malicious links in Office apps such as Excel and PowerPoint. To watch, please click on the video below.

As this type of malicious software exists it is a good video to watch about how Microsoft is providing protection against it. Also, it’s good to view just one of the many ways Microsoft is making systems more secure.

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