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Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches

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Microsoft’s Teams Is Its Slack Competitor for Office 365

It’s no secret that Slack has taken the corporate world by storm. This successful collaboration app has managed to find a home in the offices and laptops of startups and multinational companies thanks to its intuitive, chat-based functionality. However, today’s highly fluid, complex, and remote workforce requires more than just chat-based collaboration—it needs native integration with crucial productivity apps, as well as a secure, flexible document repository that enables multi-team and project cooperation. This is where Microsoft Teams excels.

In this article, you’ll learn the competitive advantages of Teams over competing tools, and how Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Office 365 corporate vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer have learned from industry pain points to create a fully integrated, holistic collaboration software solution that is empowering companies to scale and expand across the world.
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3 characteristics that define the modern workplace

Today’s diverse and intergenerational workforce is most productive when it has adequate channels to collaborate in a seamless and effective way. There’s a catch, however: teams are far more diverse and remote than ever before, and each organization requires its own distinct approach to digital collaboration. In other words, your workplace tools and applications must be customized based on your teams’ diversity, location, and work methods.

With this infographic, you’ll learn about the three main characteristics that define our modern workplace and gain insight into what drives productivity and efficiency in today’s organizations. After reading it, you’ll have a better understanding of current trends and can keep these in mind when creating or modifying your organization’s work environment.
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Northrop & Johnson boosts sales and marketing efforts with Dynamics 365

Marketing technology is not something that has been widely adopted in the luxury yacht industry. Yet, targeting this niche demographic requires precision and little room for mistake. 

Watch as Northrop & Johnson, a luxury yacht company, implemented Dynamics 365 Sales Pro and achieved a 70% increase on their charter sales. Dynamics 365 gave them a real competitive advantage, providing them with a window into the customer the entire way through the sales cycle.

Use this testimonial video to demonstrate to your customers how one company easily implemented Sales Pro and was able to strengthen customer relationships, predict buying behaviors, and be much more precise in their marketing activities.

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Using AI To Augment Customer Service Agents

There is seldom a sector or field that is not undergoing some form of transformation driven by a wave of digital technologies that are upending traditional ways of doing things — including customer service. While many of claims of disruption suffer from over-hype, the way companies engage with customers is one domain where claims are justified.

A recent report from Deloitte highlights how customer service has transitioned from the cost centers of old to create experiences that delight customers and turn them into brand devotees. Read this blog for insight on the various ways enlightened organizations are using technology and automation to empower humans to augment and enhance customer experiences.
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Give Your Sales Team the Winning Edge: Quick Time to Value with Dynamics 365 Sales Professional

Do you struggle with outdated, legacy sales automation solutions that still place data in silos and prevent your sales team from working remotely? You’re not alone! Many SMBs believe that new, cutting edge digital solutions are too expensive and out of reach.

Fortunately, there is a better way. Modern digital-first solutions like Dynamics 365 Sales Professional empower sellers to work remotely and access customer data like never before possible. It provides unparalleled customer insights and works seamlessly with the rest of Dynamics 365 and Office 365.

Use this eBook to illustrate how Sales Professional is designed specifically for SMBs and delivers improved customer experiences, a better sales process, and usable customer data. For those companies without distinct business units, Sales Professional acts as an extended team empowering businesses to deliver superior digital customer experiences.
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Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial – Braylon O’Neill

Answering the question, "What is that we can do that is unique; that is impactful," guides the development of everything Microsoft delivers. In this video showing a Super Bowl commercial, discover how Microsoft technology empowers young Braylon O'Neill to do more, achieve more and experience courage in the face of opportunity.
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Collaborate better with Microsoft Teams. Subscribe to learn more.

Today’s global workforce relies on technology to push forward revenue-generating projects. Now more than ever, finding the correct workplace tools is becoming a crucial part of every organization’s digital transformation strategy.

Subscribe now to discover how Microsoft Teams is delivering tangible, scalable benefits to companies worldwide. Additionally, learn how Microsoft technologies can empower your business to become a local, regional, or global leader by driving increased efficiency and superior collaboration.
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Leerwerkloket combats unemployment with Dynamics 365 Sales Professional

Watch this video and learn how Leerwerkloket—a Netherlands-based career counseling organization—upgraded to Dynamics 365 Sales Professional, which gave them the ability to turn data into useful insights. Leerwerkloket provides services to those who are unemployed, as well as seeking a career change. They offer personalized advice to all candidates looking for new jobs.  

A significant reason they chose to upgrade to Sales Pro is that it’s a cloud application running in Microsoft’s own data centers, which is fully compliant with government standards, such as GDPR.

Since the upgrade, Leerwerkloket can now gather relevant and critical data to report back to their government.

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Michelin delivers with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service

Leading tire company Michelin put together a team dedicated to engineering a game-changing experience that would allow customers to bypass the in-store line and reclaim their day. Watch this video to see how Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service allows Michelin to make the customer experience remarkable by allowing customization of Michelin's OnSite app.
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Ignition Ai makes online advertising more human with Microsoft Azure

Ignition Ai is at the forefront of evolution within data-driven marketing. They integrate the emotion and psychology of shopping with powerful real-time data to predict trends in consumerism. In other words, it analyses what’s making today’s online shoppers think. In this case study, discover how a fully connected Microsoft Azure ecosystem helps Ignition Ai compete with blazing-fast real-time analytics and built-in security to remain GDPR compliant, drive value and gain peace of mind.
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J. Walter Thompson creates a global collaboration hub with Microsoft technologies

J. Walter Thompson, one of the world's largest advertising and marketing firms, needed a way for its geographically dispersed teams to effortlessly collaborate, produce great work, and increase efficiency. The agency also needed its workforce to have access to the newest digital workplace technology while enabling integration with existing Microsoft Office 365 tools and applications. Watch this video to learn how Microsoft Teams empowered J. Walter Thompson to drive projects across locations by allowing it to seamlessly add members, create and share content, and deliver on the unique value proposition that the agency has been known for since 1896.
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Seven Signs Your Business Should Move To A New CRM System

“Good CRMs will not make you drool in admiration or write a pretty sonnet, but the bad ones will drive you and your employees crazy.”

CRM systems are a necessary component of being proactive in managing your business. These seven signs are a great way to assess whether your CRM solution is not just meeting expectations but empowering your organization to focus on putting the customer first.

Contact us to learn how you can create connected interactions and improve efficiency for your customers and employees.

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Seven Signs Your Business Should Move To A New CRM System

“Good CRMs will not make you drool in admiration or write a pretty sonnet, but the bad ones will drive you and your employees crazy.”

CRM systems are a necessary component of being proactive in managing your business. These seven signs are a great way to assess whether your CRM solution is not just meeting expectations but empowering your organization to focus on putting the customer first.

Contact us to learn how you can create connected interactions and improve efficiency for your customers and employees.

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Chief Data Officers Struggle To Make A Business Impact

Data continues to proliferate. Digital transformation initiatives are driving intensified competition. In this thought leadership article, an experienced strategy consultant suggests harnessing the full power of data is the key to driving successful transformation. More than a one-shot effort, data-driven transformation is a long and sustained journey which requires commitment, steadfastness and adaptability. A Microsoft partner and Azure solutions provider, RetoMarket delivers the cloud, security and AI technology needed to build and sustain an effective, agile data estate.

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