Key Security Features of Microsoft Azure for Businesses

For businesses considering cloud solutions, understanding the security measures in place is paramount. Azure’s Microsoft Defender for Cloud provides continuous security assessments, threat detection, and proactive response capabilities, leveraging Microsoft’s extensive threat intelligence network to identify vulnerabilities and offer actionable recommendations​. Below are some of the Key security features Microsoft Azure has to offer. Azure […]
Windows10 Security Updates

Microsoft Ends Windows 10 Support in 2025

Support for Windows 10 ends on October 14, 2025. End of support means that Microsoft will no longer provide bug fixes for issues, security fixes for vulnerabilities, time zone updates, or technical support for problems that might occur.  What does this mean for businesses with Windows 10 devices? The primary option is to upgrade to Windows […]
Microsoft Licensing Changes

Changes to Microsoft 365, Office 365, and Microsoft Teams Licensing

On April 1, 2024, Microsoft announced a new lineup of commercial Microsoft 365 and Office 365 suites that do not include Microsoft Teams. The company also introduced a standalone Teams option for Enterprise customers. The changes come as Microsoft aims to reach globally consistent licensing and provide more flexibility in purchasing options. According to Microsoft, […]
Microsoft Defender

Save on Microsoft Defender for Business

Between 2021 and 2023, data breaches rose by an astonishing 72 percent (Forbes)! If your business hasn’t been taking proactive measures to keep data and devices safe, the time is now. Microsoft Defender for Business is an easy-to-use cybersecurity solution that protects small and medium-sized businesses from online threats such as ransomware and malware. Plus, […]
Dynamics 365 2024 Release Wave 1

Microsoft Dynamics 365 2024 Release Wave 1 Plan

HUNDREDS of new features are coming to Microsoft Dynamics 365! Deployment for the 2024 release wave 1 begins on April 1 and runs through September. Start preparing by reviewing what you can expect in this release wave. Dynamics 365 Sales Prepopulate emails based on the content you frequently use while drafting emails, such as self-introduction […]
Dynamics 365 Field Service Use Cases

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service Use Cases across Industries

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service is the ideal business application for delivering onsite service to customer locations. Whether it’s regular maintenance or issue resolution, Dynamics 365 Field Service helps dispatchers and technicians work as efficiently as possible. Features such as automatic scheduling, time tracking, analytics, and the mobile app keep operations and appointments running smoothly. […]
Business Central Discount

10 Percent Discount on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

If your organization currently uses Microsoft 365, you’re in luck! From now until June 30, 2024, businesses using Microsoft 365 can receive a 10 percent discount on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials and Premium licenses! If you’ve been considering Business Central as your new AI-powered ERP, now is the time to switch. This promotion […]
New Microsoft Teams

Making the Switch to the NEW Microsoft Teams

If you haven’t heard by now, there’s a new version of Microsoft Teams in town! While the deadline to access the classic Teams app has been extended to July 1, 2024, Microsoft suggests making the switch as soon as possible to access a faster, simpler, and more flexible experience. Features and Changes in the NEW […]
OData Invalid URL Business Central

Business Central OData Invalid URL – Root Cause and Fix for Power BI and Excel

By: Nicholas Jackson, Senior Microsoft Dynamics Consultant A common issue that many of our clients run into when doing Business Central reporting, either with Power BI or Power Query via Excel, is the following error:   Details: The odata.context url ‘’ is invalid.  First, let’s see what causes this error, and secondly, review the workaround.  Cause […]

3 ways Artificial Intelligence helps Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Simplify the Sales Process

By Microsoft Successful small and mid-sized businesses know that the key to standing out from their competition is to deliver a seamless customer experience from the first interaction. However, providing high-quality services across the entire customer journey can be difficult for businesses that use rudimentary customer relationship management (CRM) tools like disconnected spreadsheets, emails, and […]