Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database the most economical destination for your SQL Server databases. Companies experience a 212% return on investment and a 40% increase in DBA productivity. Read through this infographic for more on the benefits of moving your on-premises and hosted data to Azure SQL Database then reach out to Dynamics Edge to find out how we can help.

Managed Instance is a resource type in SQL Database that enables you to quickly and confidently move your SQL Server databases (2005 and newer) at scale to the cloud. Companies report a 212% return on investment by moving their SQL Server databases to Azure with less that 6 months post-migration payback. Read this infographic for more on how straightforward and economical migration can be.

Customer Story: Clifton Coffee Overview

Do you want to improve communication among your employees?

With #Teamworksolutions from #Microsoft, communication has never been easier. With a single hub for accessing company resources and so many ways for your employees to easily connect with other team members, they can’t lose. Check out this video to learn how @CliftonCoffeeRoasters grew their business by adopting a Microsoft teamwork platform.

Our team at Dynamics Edge can help you shake up your teamwork solutions and get the most out of your workday. Contact us to learn more.

For Clifton Coffee Roasters, the first step to growing their business was to improve internal communication within the company. In the past, communication among team members was extremely disjointed, so it was challenging for team members to connect in an efficient manner. And as the business expanded and more employees were onboarded, the communication breakdown became even worse.

Enter Teamwork solutions from Microsoft. With a streamlined communication strategy that provided a single hub for company resources and multiple methods for team members to connect no matter where they were individually located, Clifton Coffee Roasters was able to grow into one of the UK’s premier coffee companies. Contact our team to see how we can help transform your business with an upgraded teamwork platform.

A Developer’s Guide to Building AI Application

No field will be left untouched by AI. Its transformational power will span fields as diverse as astronomy where AI has accelerated the pace of new discoveries, to conservation where ecologists and conservationists are working with AI-powered tools to help track, study, and protect elusive and endangered animals. Read this developer’s eBook to discover:

• How the intersection of cloud, data and AI enables organizations to build intelligent systems
• The tools, infrastructure, and services available as part of the Microsoft AI platform
• How to teach your bot/application new AI skills
• How ONNX may be relevant to your AI work

Like the vast majority of Nepalese, Melisha Ghimere came from a remote village from a family of subsistence farmers who raised cows, goats, and water buffalos. Seven years ago, she watched her relatively wealthy uncle and aunt lose a lot of their herd to an outbreak of anthrax; they were never to recover their economic footing. Melisha went on to college thinking about the plight of her family. In college, she worked to develop a predictive early warning solution to help farmers. With a team of four students, they researched livestock farming, veterinary practices, and spoke to farmers. They built a prototype for a monitoring device that tracks temperature, sleep patterns, stress levels, motion, and the activity of farm animals. Melisha’s AI system predicts the likely health of each animal based on often subtle changes in these observations. Farmers are able to track their animals, receive alerts and actionable recommendations. Although her project is still in its infancy, the field tests have shown the solution was about 95% accurate in predicting risks to an animal’s health. Melisha and her team were able to help a family prevent a deadly outbreak of an anthrax infection by identifying a diseased cow, before symptoms were evident to the farmer. Melisha’s team was a regional finalist in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition in 2016.* For more to inspire you to embrace AI, contact us to find out how we can help make AI work for you!

Quiz: How Secure Are You

How do you know if your company is secure or at risk of becoming a cybercrime victim? Take this 10-question quiz to find out and get tips for using Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise and Enterprise Mobility + Security to address your most pressing security concerns

Take this 10-question quiz to find out if your company is safe and secure or at risk to become a cybercrime victim.

Integral Analytics switches to Azure from AWS for high performance and cost-effective data warehousing

“Data doesn’t become decision making without intelligence in the middle, and that’s where Azure and AI put themselves together,” Kevin Kushman, COO of Integral Analytics said. Watch this video to learn more about how Microsoft helped them save money and presented an easy to understand architecture that they could immediately start making use of.

Darrin Kinney of Seattle City Light said, “Some of the biggest challenges are just collecting and handling the vast amounts of data.” Now, using Azure SQL Data Warehouse, this energy-analytics firm cost effectively brings actionable insights to electric utilities. Watch this video to hear more.

Michelin delivers with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service

In the 125 years Michelin has been in the tire game, the company has never stopped #innovating. Watch this video to see how Michelin harnesses the power of #Microsoft #Dynamics365 #technology to serve customers in game-changing ways–at home. Talk about #transformation. #fieldservice

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.

Customer Story: Clifton Coffee

How could your company benefit from a better teamwork strategy? Step up your teamwork game with Dynamics Edge and Microsoft.

When your employees have a streamlined method of connecting and working together, there’s no limit to what your company can achieve. For @CliftonCoffeeRoasters, the decision to switch to #Teamworksolutions from #Microsoft was easy.

Check out this video to see how they leveraged communication technology from Microsoft to grow their business and expand their reach across the UK.

Clifton Coffee Roasters (CCR) is a popular coffee company that profited from the recent boom in café culture. As Clifton Coffee Roasters’ business grew, so did the company leaders’ ambitions. They credit digital business and communication tools from Microsoft with helping them to grow and scale their business. Now, they provide additional services like technical support and delivery service to coffee shops across the UK. Check out this video to see how Clifton Coffee Roasters upgraded their teamwork strategy to grow their business.

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.