For those I haven’t communicated with before I’d like to introduce myself: I’m Michael Luehr (think fishing lure) – based out of our Chicago office and I’m our Microsoft 365 Practice Manager. If you would have told me in 2012 that I would someday be working directly with Jon & Jake, I would have told you fat chance! You see, 2012 is when I first was introduced to their team back when they both worked for AXMentor. I was a System Engineer from an MSP assigned to support them for their in-house infrastructure based in a datacenter that I would never get to see – in Denmark (Special shoutout to Lauge for the remote hands when the tape deck or firewall needed to be rebooted). Fast forward to today and I’m proud to be working alongside an amazing team here at sa.global. Our newly solidified Microsoft 365 Practice is tasked with helping new clients come onboard to the Microsoft 365 platform as well as providing support to our existing clients already there. Check out this periodic table of Microsoft 365 (built by Microsoft MVP Matt Wade) to see what all is included! Over the last 2 years, we have expanded our team to include Abby to help with client management and together we have helped migrate over 60 clients into Microsoft 365 (be on the lookout for another new addition to our team too). Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about your existing Microsoft 365 platform or if you’d like any help moving your core communication platform. We are always looking forward to partnering with new clients and seeing how best we can support their needs or assist in projects. Best, Michael Luehr, Microsoft 365 Practice Manager & Solutions Expert
News You Should Know
#MSDyn365FO: What’s new and planned for Dynamics 365 Finance – learn about features that are planned to be released from October 2020 through March 2021. #MSDyn365CE: Check your CDS Storage after the Wave 2 Update. The new release may push your storage utilization over your limits. #MSDynGP: The fall 2020 update for Dynamics GP has been released. You can check out new features at the Microsoft blog dedicated to this release. Updates for GP2016 and forward are also available. If you are on an older version, you will need to upgrade to receive these changes, including Non-Employee Compensation (NEC) for 1099’s. #MSDyn365BC: Business Central fall release has been approved for tenant rollout. Visit your admin center to check your upgrade availability (version 17) and schedule the upgrade. A full list of changes can be found here. #PowerPlatform: Power Virtual Agents include expanded capabilities in authoring experience, deeper Microsoft Teams integration, tools to create richer content, adaptive card capabilities, authentication improvements, and improved Power Automate integration. #Microsoft365: Upgrade your current licensing to include a better spam & security filter for email. If you have any questions or would like to have a discussion with us about any of the topics above, please reach out to your Practice Manager, or fill out the Contact Us form.
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Dynamics 365 CRM/CDS Storage Pricing & Enforcement Microsoft has just recently started enforcing limitations on customers that are consuming more storage than their subscription, which is putting pressure on everyone to get current. Read more about this here. Tips on Implementing Editable Grid Learn how you can implement Editable Grid control within Dynamics CRM to allow users to edit a record in line in a list view without needing to open the form. Cybersecurity Awareness Month In some form or another, we are all connected to the internet, whether it’s via our smartphones or the computer by which you are reading this newsletter. Read how you can keep your information safe here. sa.global earns Microsoft’s first Mixed Reality Competency & is accepted into Mixed Reality Partner Program We at sa.global are pleased to announce that we have been accepted into Microsoft’s inaugural Mixed Reality Partner Program and are selected as one of the first partners in the world to achieve Microsoft’s Silver Competency. Read more here.
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