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Oct 31, 2023

This episode is sponsored by enVista.

 

The speed with which Microsoft has introduced various Copilot capabilities has challenged even the most dedicated channel professionals to keep up. Updates across Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform, and beyond have signaled a new era at Microsoft, with the company's product teams all putting AI-based capabilities at the forefront of their planning and messaging.

 

To get more perspective on how Microsoft's Copilot brand and tools are evolving, we are joined by Nathan Bench and Hillary Schwartzbach of enVista. They have been paying attention to Microsoft's updates, both the new Copilot announcements and the adjustments and rebranding that are still going on. They offer perspective on the AI capabilities that Microsoft customers have responded most favorably to already in work scenarios like code development, meeting management, and sales. We also discuss the close relationship between deploying AI workloads and having a strong base of IT fundamentals in an organization like data management and security policies. And they share some perspective on how champions can bring Microsoft Copilot tools back to their teams and win over skeptical or less educated colleagues to begin putting some of these capabilities to work.

 

Show Notes:

  • 2:00 - Which copilots customers have shown an early interest in, and why they need guidance in many areas
  • 5:30 - How Sales Copilot has influenced the perception of newer Dynamics 365 Copilot tools
  • 7:15 - How data management and data hygiene are so critical for getting value from AI
  • 11:30 - The challenge of correctly assigned security and access
  • 14:30 - Why access to documents and enterprise content flowing through enterprise systems will be important to Copilot scenarios
  • 17:00 - Recommendations on how champions in an organization should be bringing AI discussions back to their teams today
  • 23:00 - Why understanding user roles or personas will be critical for rolling out the right copilot scenarios in any organization
  • 25:30 - The role that Dynamics ISVs will have in the Copilot story
  • 30:00 - How enVista is starting to prepare their clients
  • 33:15 - Why interest is so high inside organizations already

 

enVista is a Microsoft Solution Partner with designations in Business Applications, Data & AI (Azure), Digital App & Innovation, and Modern Work. With two decades of experience in Microsoft consulting, implementations, development, technical support and operations for manufacturers, distributors and retailers, Microsoft business users benefit from having a single partner that can address all needs across the Microsoft platform.

 

Check out enVista’s D365 Copilot 1-Day Readiness Workshop:

https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/consulting-services/envistacorp-2249752.d365_copilot_1day_workshop

Oct 19, 2023

This episode is sponsored by Wisefish.

 

Seafood companies face a unique mix of operational and production challenges related to sustainability, traceability, supply chain management, and cloud adoption. Our guests on this episode, Sigrun Dora and Ari Hróbjartsson of Wisefish, tell us about the ways that their company's seafood industry solutions, built on Dynamics 365 Business Central, address the needs of these companies.

 

Our guests discuss the history of Wisefish in the seafood market, the importance of sustainability and traceability in the industry today, the company's work in the Microsoft Business Applications channel, and how the company is positioning itself for the future through its partner program, roadmap, and go-to-market plans.

 

For the first time ever, Wisefish will be a silver sponsor at Directions EMEA from November 1-3, 2023.  Please visit their booth #S8 and discover how their solutions can help build a sustainable future in Seafood, and help Business Central partners gain business in the fishing industry. 

 

They will also have a speaking session entitled “Follow That Fish: Traceability through the Wisefish Value Chain”, on November 1st at 16:16  in the Amphitheatre.  

 

Please contact them at partner@Wisefish.com for more information   

Oct 18, 2023

This episode is sponsored by Vena.

 

Organizations are rethinking the finance function and its potential to improve business-wide collaboration, decision making, and planning. In the Microsoft ecosystem, standard tools like Dynamics 365 Finance, Power BI, and Excel play a key role for financial professionals, but the office of finance often needs more specialized capabilities. Our guest, Rishi Grover of Vena Solutions, joins us to explain how the company is partnering with Microsoft to bring new offerings to market focused on the future of finance. He shares his perspective on advances across Microsoft's business solutions lineup and explains how Vena has partnered with Microsoft to offer Dynamics 365 customers new finance capabilities. He shares Vena's product roadmap, how the company is working with Microsoft Dynamics partners, and shares perspective on the implications of Microsoft's AI roadmap on the finance function.

 

To learn more about Vena’s Complete Planning Platform natively integrated with Microsoft 365, visit https://www.venasolutions.com/platform/microsoft 

If you’d like to speak with a Vena expert or schedule a demo, contact us at: www.venasolutions.com/requestdemo 

Oct 9, 2023

With the second annual Microsoft Power Platform Conference (MPPC 2023) now over, Microsoft MVPs Steve Mordue and Asif Rehmani joined us to review their experiences and observations at the event. Microsoft had positive numbers to share on growth in both customers and community, but it was the company's messaging on Copilot overpowered other announcements at the event. Nevertheless, attendees and community presenters were at the show to talk about a whole lot more than the latest AI hype. Steve and Asif tell us about some of the sessions and themes they took note of in areas including governance, security, DevOps, data management, updates to Fabric, and more. And they share their views on the balance Microsoft is trying to strike between splashy AI headlines and less exciting foundational improvements across the platform.

 

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Oct 3, 2023

This episode is sponsored by KwikTag by Paymerang.

KwikTag recently joined the Paymerang family, bringing together the firms' AP and payment automation services. Their combined solutions streamline invoice and payment automation to extract and match data, eliminating manual processes to reduce the risk of fraud.

On this MSDW Podcast episode, Sierre Lindgren and Tiffany Allen of Paymerang join us to discuss how Dynamics GP and D365 Business Central customers use finance technology to fight fraud in AP automation. 66% of businesses have dealt with some sort of AP fraud event, they report, whether that be email, check, or wire fraud. Listen to this episode to understand what security measures you can take to fight AP fraud, from identifying top threats to adding layers of protection.

Show Notes:

  • 1:15 - What the acquisition of KwikTag by Paymerang means for customers
  • 2:45 - Ways to safeguard sensitive financial information for Dynamics ERP customers
  • 5:15 - Biggest consequences of ransomware attacks today
  • 6:30 - The differences between business email compromise and vendor impersonations
  • 9:30 - Departments that are most impacted by business email compromise attacks
  • 11:30 - Other key threats related to AP fraud
  • 12:45 - Layers of fraud protection that Paymerang supports
  • 14:45 - Biggest trends over next two years in security

 

Visit paymerang.com for more details, and check out notes from this session at: https://www.paymerang.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/MSDW-Fraud-Podcast.pdf

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