Microsoft Dynamics 365 (on-premises) Update 2.1
All packages for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (on-premises) Update 2.1 were released are now available. For more information, review the overview and podcast.
Azure Access Control Service (ACS) has been deprecated
With the deprecation of the Azure Access Control Service (ACS), it is important for customers to implement the following updates:
Microsoft continues to innovate and invest heavily in Dynamics 365 for Customer Service, and to transition the capabilities of Parature to Dynamics 365 for Customer Service. A toolkit has been developed to help simplify the migration process and over the coming months, Parature customers will receive access to the toolkit. toolkit will include the following components:
Visit the support portal with any questions about the migration process or migration tools.
Updates & Releases
Support Ending for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0
Microsoft Dynamics 4.0 will reach end of extended support on April 10, 2018. Customers using this version, should upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 or a later version before April 10, 2018 to ensure supportability.
The following resources are available to help with the upgrade:
Microsoft Cloud Unified Penetration Testing Rules of Engagement
Guidance is now available for customers wishing to perform penetration tests against their Microsoft Cloud components:
In many cases, the Microsoft Cloud uses shared infrastructure to host all customer assets. Care must be taken to limit all penetration tests to a specific customer’s assets and avoid unintended consequences to other customers. These Rules of Engagement are designed to allow the effective evaluation of some assets while preventing harm to other assets or the infrastructure itself.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 + LinkedIn
In April, Microsoft announced with LinkedIn a new integration with Dynamics 365 to help salespeople deliver better outcomes using insights from LinkedIn Sales Navigator and LinkedIn’s 500 million professionals. Sales Navigator with Dynamics 365 increases the effectiveness of salespeople by tapping into their professional networks and relationships, giving them the ability to improve their pipeline by:
Get the most up to date training and eLearning information for Dynamics 365 from the Help Center. The highly anticipated Training & Adoption Kit for Dynamics 365 is also available for download which includes user guides, quick reference cards, eBooks for end users and admins. Feel free to modify the content and distribute to your customers.