Microsoft Teams & Dynamics 365: ready for a change?

  • Microsoft Teams & Dynamics 365: ready for a change?

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    Last week we sent out a mailer explaining the wave 2 update for Microsoft Dynamics 365. To follow-up with that announcement, we wanted to take a deeper dive into the changes with Microsoft Teams going into effect October 2019.

    What is Microsoft Teams?

    Microsoft Teams offers calling, chatting, and meetings, much like Skype for Business. However, the two facts to keep in mind are:

    1. Teams is replacing Skype for Business. Skype for Business will officially retire 21 July 2019.
    2. Teams ensures Office 365 users are involved in a collaborative environment. You will not need to use specialized applications (like Skype for Business, which is a more niche tool) in order to conduct business.

    What will change with D365?

    With Microsoft Teams there will be integration enhancement added which will allow for an easy link between Dynamics 365 records. For instance, if a user connects D365 records to Teams there will be automatic suggestions of other potential members.

    What does this update mean for you?

    This link between D365 and Teams allows for easy channel creation by automatically connecting the records to the right Teams user.

    How can TBSC’s Smarter Software Asset Management help you if you do not have Teams?

    1. Smarter IT Inventories

    We can discover your users, applications, and licenses, which gives you a complete, visible inventory on your current subscriptions. Not only can we target the cloud, but we can help discover what you have on-premise. This information is used to plan the migration stage, where you can sort out what you use, what you don’t use, to ensure you do not carry over redundant apps.

    1. Smarter 365

    Smarter 365 can show you who is accessing Skype for Business. Not only can you see the usage, but you can monitor in real-time your current licenses. This visibility allows you to target the users still on Skype for Business. This data remains a solid foundation on planning the switch to Teams by knowing who to target for license adjustments and Teams training.

    For more information on how we can help you make the switch, please contact a member of our sales team at Sales@businesssoftwarecentre.com  or visit our website: https://businesssoftwarecentre.com/.

    For a detailed list of changes to D365, please visit Microsoft’s D365 Wave 2 plan overview:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2019wave2/

    Early access is also available. For more information on this program, please visit Microsoft’s blog:

    https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2019/08/05/early-access-to-2019-release-wave-2-capabilities-is-now-available/

    We are keen to help you understand these changes. If you have any additional questions, please contact a member of our sales team at Sales@businesssoftwarecentre.com or visit our website https://businesssoftwarecentre.com/

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