Microsoft Updates


Watch out, everyone – Christmas came early! Under my tree in May, I found a 693-page Dummy’s Guide to Implementing D365 – something Microsoft named the Success by Design Implementation Guide. Based on the experience of Microsoft’s FastTrack team in over 100 projects, this guide breaks down frequent problems, realistic resolutions, and case studies in each chapter. While previous documentation from Microsoft could be a little pie-in-the-sky, this book is clearly rooted in reality and troves of experience. 

The guide’s contents will likely sound familiar to those who have implemented with our teams here at its focus is to fail fast by uncovering requirements early, creating a comprehensive Solution Blueprint before any proofs of concept or design begins, and focuses a lot on the “people” side of deployments, with chapters focusing on project governance and change management. There are also chapters on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), data architecting, maintenance and storage, and security.  

If you are just beginning your journey into Microsoft’s business applications or have been in the industry for over a decade, this guide will provide talking points and food-for-thought as you adapt to the ever-changing business/technology landscape.  

You can find the PDF version here 

Happy reading, 

Marjorie Schmeerbauch 

Practice Manager – AX/F&O 


News You Should Know 

#MSDyn365FO: A tax calculation feature has been released in public preview.  It allows you to configure, via RCS, how taxes will be calculated inside Finance and Operations.  Learn how to set it up in 10.0.19 here 

#MSDyn365CECreate deeply personalized emails with a more flexible set of data sources with the July 2021 release in Dynamics 365 Marketing. Learn more about this update here 

#MSDynGP: Help influence the new features for GP by suggesting new ideas or voting for your favorites here. 

#MSDyn365BC: Print from the mobile Business Central App… YES PLEASE!  Now with 2021 Wave 1, you can print from your mobile device using printer management.  Learn more here! 

#PowerPlatform: Did You Know: You can access the #PowerBI home screen inside of #Teams? 

#Microsoft365: Excel online now brings tracked changes! Learn more here 

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 on our website.  


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Blog Posts 


Group Astonished by What they See on Screen

Microsoft Teams Webinars – Watch out WebEx! 

For a long while now, Microsoft Teams has had an option for small meetings (Teams Meetings) and large events (Teams Live Events), but they have finally brought to the table something for the middle (Teams Webinars) 


Business Central

3 Keys to Customer Engagement Success (Part 2) 

Part 2 of our Customer Engagement Success story where we focus on strong leadership, business fit, and business fit to lead to a successful CRM implementation project. 


Transition away from GoDaddy

5 Reasons You Need to Move from GoDaddy Office 365 to Microsoft Office 365 Today 

How to move from GoDaddy Microsoft 365 service while also providing improved options to stay inside the Microsoft ecosystem. 


godaddy migration

Five Steps to Prepare your Move from GoDaddy 365 to Microsoft 365 

The move from GoDaddy 365 to Microsoft 365 requires planning and preparation, Below we will review 5 topics we cover when working on GoDaddy 365 migrations.   




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