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How communities stay connected during COVID-19 

COVID-19 has driven many organizations and individuals to transform how they live and work. Our professional and personal lives have been challenged with remote work and limited in-person interactions as the new standard. As a whole, organizations and their staff understand the value of flattening the curve by each of us doing our part to...Read more

New omnichannel, AI, and IoT updates for Dynamics 365 Customer Service 

This post has been updated on June 15, 2020; for the most up-to-date information on Dynamics 365 offers, see Microsoft offers. The COVID-19 outbreak has challenged customer service teams to rapidly adapt operations to respond to an influx of volume, particularly in contact centers. When that volume is tied to a time of crisis and...Read more

Derive actionable insights from your customer service data 

We’re introducing a new homepage within Dynamics 365 Customer Service Insights that deciphers data into a more consumable view. By surfacing key topics discovered and generated by AI, customer service managers can more easily discover issues and monitor progress. Organizations today are often faced with the challenge of information overload that might hinder their path...Read more

Dynamics 365 Customer Service general availability roundup 

By listening to our customers and keeping a focus on the horizon, Dynamics 365 Customer Service continues to provide you with the ability to differentiate your brand by consistently delivering exceptional customer service. Our vision is clear: to help you earn customers for life. Each new feature helps solve business challenges, empowering every manager and...Read more

How virtual agents transform the customer experience 

We often hear the phrases customer experience and customer engagement used interchangeably. But these terms have completely separate meanings. Customer experience is a single event with the customer—a service issue, a promotion, a survey. Customer engagement is a collection of customer experiences that impact engagement such as loyalty, advocacy, and so on. Both customer experience...Read more

Dynamics 365 Customer Service adds Facebook Messenger capabilities 

Starting today, service teams can connect with customers using Facebook Messenger, the latest digital channel for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service. This new channel is included with our digital messaging offer, further extending our omnichannel capabilities within Dynamics 365 Customer Service. The similarity of Facebook Messenger to live chat, an already popular channel for customer...Read more

The global state of customer service 

Customer service is frequently cited as a key brand differentiator. It’s no wonder that 90 percent of more than 5,000 respondents in the Global State of Customer Service report agreed that customer service is important to their choice of and loyalty to a brand. Why? Because positive customer experiences create an emotional attachment to a...Read more

New digital messaging offer enhances omnichannel features in Customer Service 

Today we’re announcing the release of the new Dynamics 365 Customer Service digital messaging offering. This new digital messaging offering expands and unifies the core capabilities of Omnichannel for Customer Service. With digital messaging, you’re able to further empower contact centers to provide seamless, more personalized customer service across a wide range of channels. Combining...Read more

Celebrate Customer Service Week and the agents who make it all happen 

Customer Service Week is this week, October 7-11, and it certainly feels like an opportune moment to reflect on how much has changed in the customer service space over the past year. For those of you who understand what goes on behind the veil of customer service, you know how it feels to get in...Read more

Defining customer experience and customer engagement 

Technology is fueling seismic changes in customer expectations. Research shows that customer expectations continue to rise year over year, while businesses continue to struggle to meet these ever-changing expectations. In response, many businesses are transforming how they understand and value the customer over every channel across the entire customer life cycle. Customer experience and customer...Read more

Tivoli Gardens personalizes the guest experience with Customer Insights 

Meet Bernt Bisgaard Caspersen, Head of architecture and IT delivery at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen; one of the world’s longest running amusement parks. Since opening in 1843, Tivoli was modeled after the now defunct Parisian Tivoli and Vauxhall Gardens in London, and offers guests thrill rides, live entertainment, arcade games, dining, hotels, and a garden...Read more

6 tips for global versus local changes – Universal Resource Scheduling 

In global CRM implementations, there is a fine line between changes that must be global versus changes that can be managed locally without affecting the entire organization. There are unique requirements for local implementations, and autonomy is essential to enable local branches to swiftly adapt to their unique requirements without jeopardizing the global implementation. I...Read more