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A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

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Microsoft recently shared more details with its partners on two Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online updates, Dynamics CRM Online in Open (available as of February 1, 2015) and the Cloud CRM Competency (available on March 2, 2015).

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Unifies Sales and Marketing


Microsoft is launching Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015—a release that promises to unify sales and marketing by delivering personalized customer experiences, and hence providing more effective marketing campaigns and increased sales opportunities.

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Microsoft And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage


Software giant Microsoft treated itself with a $1.1B Christmas present; it announced an agreement to acquire its long-term partner Great Plains Software, a business application provider for the low-end of the market. Will this move alienate Microsoft from a slew of other partners competing in the same space, even as the rumors of yet another antitrust legal action abound?

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21st Century Fox Hunt - US vs. Microsoft


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Microsoft Azure Government Cloud Blitz


Microsoft Azure Government and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Government have recently been made available for U.S. governments at al levels. These solutions, along with Office 365 for Government, make up the Microsoft Cloud for Government portfolio of solutions that support the needs of the government through services spanning infrastructure, data, productivity, and business applications. The Microsoft Cloud for Government is reportedly the only cloud that can deliver enterprise-grade hyperscale networking in a hybrid environment for U.S. government customers.

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With nearly 4 million users worldwide and a competitive hold in the sales force automation realm, what does Microsoft have in store for its Dynamics CRM offering? The vendor is seeking to provide its customers with “smarter marketing” features and a variety of social media analysis capabilities to more effectively engage their customers and deliver the most impact to their business. Get the details in P.J.’s report.

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Microsoft Convergence 2003 portrayed an Enterprise Solutions crossroad!


Microsoft Convergence 2003 provided a perfect learning experience to appreciate the overall Microsoft Business solutions and the directions that Microsoft intends to take. To that end the word 'convergence' was not an element of pure fate but rather a portrayal of integration between Microsoft back and front office applications. The only discordance with this depiction we felt was the way Microsoft plans to enhance its product definition through a large number of independent software vendors (ISV).

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Aras Cloud PLM Is Microsoft Azure Certified


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