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Intelligent Order Management partners with leading service providers to optimize order management 

Today, consumers are demanding more products and services from retailers in a rapidly evolving number of delivery modes. At the same time, retailers are increasingly asking, “how can we go faster” as they work to refine their retail playbook. To meet the demands of the future of their businesses, retailers must consider how to leverage...Read more

Why Simple’s CEO thinks exciting times are ahead in 2021 

As we enter 2021, we reached out to a few Microsoft partners and asked if they could share with us about their experiences from 2020—how they and their customers faired amidst the challenges presented by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as what trends they’re seeing, what lessons they had learned, and what...Read more

Hitachi Solutions helps Dr. Martens reboot their business 

While the move to e-commerce in the retail industry has been underway for years, the onset of the pandemic last year accelerated the transition as retailers needed to quickly pivot to optimize for online sales in order to adapt. With the help of Microsoft partners, many retail customers around the world were able to make...Read more

How Agic Technology deployed Supply Chain Management in 2 weeks to help Invitalia fight the pandemic 

Setting up or overhauling a supply chain operation has traditionally been an arduous, complex process. Now, by deploying modern, intelligent cloud applications like Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, organizations are demonstrating just how rapidly one can transform operations, especially when guided by the right experts. Invitalia, the Italian national agency for economic development, provided a...Read more

Partner investments focus on innovation and growth 

Microsoft Inspire 2020 is a wrap. On behalf of the Business Applications team, thank you to everyone in the partner community for participating in our first ever all-digital event. You turned out in droves from every corner of the planet—in fact, 70 percent of you tuned in from outside the United States—and brought an incredible...Read more

Business Applications: the next big ISV opportunity 

Today, thousands of Microsoft partners from around the world are coming together online, and also on-demand, to attend Microsoft Inspire, our annual global partner event. Among the latest innovations we’ll be discussing new programs and tools that support the ISV Connect Program for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. Our session on the ISV...Read more

New investments to help partners enable resilient organizations worldwide 

This morning, I’m honored to welcome thousands of Microsoft partners from around the world to Microsoft Inspire. On a virtual stage, broadcast live and then available to view on-demand, I’m sharing how partners are helping organizations navigate the current crisis, and detailing new investments across Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform to help partners...Read more

Get the updated toolkit for easier deployment of solution-specific Help content 

If you’ve created your own custom solution for Dynamics 365 Finance, Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, or Dynamics 365 Commerce, you may be wondering how to connect your own Help content for the solution to the Help pane in the Finance and Operations client. Microsoft provides a toolkit to help you generate HTML files from the Microsoft Help repositories, generate...Read more

ISV Connect Program: new opportunities for Business Applications partners 

In a few days we’ll be together—virtually—at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit to share the latest innovations and tools with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform community. I’ll also be leading a session on the Business Applications ISV Connect program and how we’re seeing partners build great solutions in our ecosystem. There’s still...Read more

Business Applications ISV Connect: Current update and path forward 

Some of the best experiences I’ve had at Microsoft have been building new ecosystems and reviving existing ones. Last April, the Business Applications team began interviews with ISVs to learn how we can better serve our community. In July, we announced the Business Applications ISV Connect program. Our systems launch in September enabled new co-marketing...Read more

Deprecating Basic Authentication for Outlook Integration in Business Central 

As announced in the Microsoft Tech Community, Basic Authentication for Exchange Web Services (EWS) will be decommissioned in October 2020. Dynamics 365 Business Central integrates with Outlook and Exchange, and these features allow the option of Basic Authentication with EWS. In response to the change in EWS, beginning October 1, 2020, the option to use...Read more