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Savage On IT: Dynamics CRM and other top IT news

Author by James Savage

This collection of the month’s top IT news includes stories on the new features in Dynamics CRM, the rebranding of SkyDrive into OneDrive, and message encryption in Office 365. 

Microsoft begins roll out of its next wave of CRM offerings. This spring, Microsoft is releasing three new online and on-premises CRM deliverables (from ZDNet).

Previous purchases power Microsoft’s new Dynamics CRM capabilities. Microsoft has made several acquisitions over the last few years, allowing them to add automated marketing, self-serve customer service, and social listening to Dynamics CRM (from The Seattle Times).

Cloud boom is on for real, researcher says. IHS Technology says that spending on cloud infrastructure and services will be up 20% from last year (from Gigaom).

RIP, SkyDrive: Microsoft rolls out rebranded ‘OneDrive’ with extra storage incentives. OneDrive apps are now available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and the web (from GeekWire).

You can now send encrypted emails in Microsoft Office 365 to anyone outside your company. Office 365 Message Encryption is now generally available, giving users an added level of protection against unauthorized access (from The Next Web).

Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella speaks!  Learn more from his first interview with The New York Times (from Business Insider).

Microsoft readies a Lync app for Android tablets. The Lync app for Android will be available through the Google Play Store by the end of June 2014 (from ZDNet).

Microsoft Partners With DocuSign To Bring eSignatures To Office 365. Office 365 subscribers can now submit and sign documents inside Office apps (from Tech Crunch).

Yammer is Microsoft's big bet for enterprise social and here's why. Yammer is becoming a part of the enterprise workplace as SharePoint and Yammer become more integrated (from ZDNet).

How Enterprises Can Plan For Wearables. Wearable technology in the workplace can benefit both employees and customers, with some help from the cloud (from Information Week).


James Savage

James Savage is the President of Concurrency, Inc., an information technology solution company he founded 1989. Its customers are among the most successful communication, construction, financial, insurance, logistics, and manufacturing companies in the Midwest.