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Microsoft are releasing a ‘Wave’ of updates for Dynamics – here’s what’s coming

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Microsoft have released their plans for the 2020 Wave 1 release coming in April, you can see the full plan here. As always, the plan covers the whole Dynamics 365 suite and so includes Customer Engagement, Finance and Operations and the one I’m most interested in – Business Central....

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Colosseum Dental picks Acora to implement their new Microsoft Business Central solution

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We’re delighted to announce that Colosseum Dental, one of the UK’s major providers of dentistry with over 70+ local clinics, has chosen Acora to implement their new Microsoft Dynamics solution. Acora were asked to support Colosseum Dental’s existing solution and its users back in 2016. “The support that we’ve had from...

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Skype for Business Online to be retired in 2021

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Microsoft recently announced that Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31st, 2021. Since 2017, all new Office 365 customers have been encouraged to use Teams instead. Teams is considered as the “hub for teamwork” in Microsoft 365 and it combines chat, video, calling, and document collaboration...

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Raiders of the Lost Password

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By David Murphy, Enterprise Architect at Acora. At Microsoft Ignite this year, a conference for IT support partners, I decided to focus on security. This is a boardroom conversation right now and as I type various news stories exist about major companies who have been breached – and I imagine, a lot more stories exist...

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A step towards transformation – building your ideal sourcing model

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We have talked before about the need for, the real benefits of and the importance of digital transformation (the profound transformation of business and organisational activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the blend of a mix of digital technologies with present and future strategies in mind). A first step...

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Can you select a new infrastructure service provider in 90 minutes…?

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A recent publication by Gartner focuses on the challenges global companies face when selecting an infrastructure service provider. They describe them as the following:  Most enterprises’ contracts are based on statements of work that are 3 to 5 years old and, as such, are obsolete.  It’s very difficult to write the...

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The six types of remote workers and how to support them

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Does your company include people who do their best work at night, after office hours? Or perhaps you’ve engaged the services of a strategist from out of state who needs access to important files anytime, anywhere. For these and other members of the growing remote workforce, maintaining access, connectivity,...

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The highlights from NAV TechDays 2019 – an event for NAV and Business Central technologists.

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By Stuart Allen, Enterprise Architect Business Software, Acora I recently got back from Antwerp, home of this years’ NAV TechDays. It’s a popular NAV and Business Central conference, which takes place over two days and is aimed squarely at technologically minded applications people. There were over 1,450 attendees this year....

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The importance of ‘live testing’ – what to learn from TSBs error

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By David Murphy, Enterprise Architect at Acora Headline story: “TSB lacked common sense before IT meltdown, says report.” In a word – ouch. There are several very interesting points that can be derived from this headline, and indeed the subsequent articles, the most standout points to me are: It...

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