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Office 365 Monthly update – November 2017

Microsoft Office 365 Updates for November 2017

It is an exciting time for Office 365, with continual monthly updates allowing for the latest tools to bring new offerings as part of the Office 365 package. Here are this month’s highlights.


  • Ignite 2017
    • Empowering employees
    • Modernizing business processes
    • Advancing the enterprise cloud
  • A new vision of intelligent communications
    • Replacing Skype for Business client
    • Before meetings Teams will surface relevant information to help you prepare
    • During meeting, conversations can be captured, transcribed and time coded with closed captioning
    • Conversations, documents, notes and action items can be reviewed, indexed and searched by the entire team
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    • Makes it quicker to get to apps
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Is Dynamics NAV Coming to an End? No!

Is Dynamics NAV Coming to an End?

We have had a number of new prospects and existing customers coming to us with this very question. With Microsoft’s marketing it is not surprising either – you really have to search to find the NAV (formerly Navision) pages. However, over the last two months, Microsoft have been working on clarifying the brand and its offerings, which is why the marketing is in a state of flux, but the quick and easy answer is that NAV is here to stay – it might just be called something else!

Is Microsoft Dynamics NAV coming to an End? The answer is no!
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Dynamics NAV Data Usage from Azure

Data Transfer for NAV in Azure

A customer recently approached me asking about putting their Dynamics NAV database into Azure but they were concerned about their connection speeds in their office (a contended broadband line).

Having looked at the available information from Microsoft the only information I could find was on blogs dating back to NAV 2009, which were quite generic. They did however make the useful point that if you’ve got high latency then it does have a major impact on the speed of the system (go figure).

How Quick does your internet need to be to run Dynamics NAV in the cloud?
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Manufacturing Matters - TDSi

An Interview with John Davies

Managing Director of TDSi

In the latest of our Manufacturing Matters interviews, we spoke to the MD of TDSi about his pragmatic approach to the current climate, not just politically but also with regard to ever evolving technologies. Currently running an integrated system, hosted in the cloud, John discussed with us the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it is changing business models from that of a product supplier to service suppliers. John also spoke about the holes in UK education meaning that not enough young talent is coming through - with Brexit approaching he is open to the idea of moving more of the business into Europe to satisfy their export business, if required.  

Interview with John Davies, MD of TDSi
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