Can I protect my business against Office 365 phishing scams?

Everyone knows that there are constantly evolving threats to data security and risks of digital incursions that face businesses today, with phishing attacks being one of the most dangerous. As you might expect, Microsoft’s Office 365 phishing protection is very good but, to maximise its safety features, you need to understand the threat and know what action to take.

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Date 15 March 2019 Categories
Dynamics 365 for Customer Service Professional licence

GCCBLOG-210219Introduced towards the end of 2018, Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 for Customer Service is a relatively new element of the industry-leading software suite. If you are not yet familiar with the options it offers, it might be of interest if your business doesn’t need the full set of features that are included in the main Enterprise licence.

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Date 27 February 2019 Categories
What is malware and how can I protect my business?

GCCBLOG-140219There are plenty of terms bandied about by IT professionals and the media, which it seems that you are expected to know, but sometimes even the most common can be misunderstood. The problem is that risks can be underestimated if this is the case. A perfect example of this is how malware, such as a Trojan Virus, is often mistaken for something else.

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Date 25 February 2019 Categories
Disable Basic Authentication to improve Office 365 security

beverage-blog-blogger-1799342 NCSecurity issues are a paramount concern for business. Personal accounts used by anyone in any capacity also need to be set up properly to minimise exposure to risk. For users of Microsoft’s industry-leading software, Office 365, there is a valuable trick that you might not know about. Turning off basic authentication can make Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) far more efficient.

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Date 22 February 2019 Categories
Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Unified Interface

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Interface (UI) for Customer Engagement (CE) has been around for a little while. We’re now getting nearer the point when it’s going to become the only interface for running it.

So what is it?

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Date 22 February 2019 Categories
How GCC protects itself with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Azure

 

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Background

As you might expect, GCC uses Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to run its own internal accounting system and key operational services. One area of potential concern for everyone using cloud IT services is how to secure and protect access. This is obviously very important when you’re talking about your own accounting system and core financial data.

Solution

GCC have four types of core users that need access to the finance system data to perform a mixture of data processing tasks – basically to read, edit, create and delete data.

The good news is that Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can be deployed alongside Microsoft Azure security services to provide a very secure and yet flexible solution. GCC has the following user roles deployed Read more >

Date 14 February 2019 Categories
What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 AI for Sales?

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a buzz phrase in IT circles for some time, but it seems that end-users are finally getting the chance to use its benefits.

As might be expected, Microsoft is at the forefront of bringing innovations to business software applications. With Dynamics 365 AI for Sales, it takes tried-and-trusted software to new places with added functionality and options. Read more >

Date 13 February 2019 Categories
Making Tax Digital for VAT in Dynamics 365 Business Central

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Business Central has functionality to create VAT reports (and VAT Returns). The Making Tax Digital VAT features extend this foundational VAT capability to allow for communication with HMRC.

The Making Tax Digital VAT extension lets you:

  • Retrieve VAT obligations from HMRC
  • Get reminded about VAT obligations that are approaching or already past due
  • Submit and view VAT returns to HMRC
  • View VAT payments and liabilities with HMRC
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Date 11 February 2019 Categories
Making Tax Digital and Dynamics 365 Business Central

If your business uses Dynamics 365 Business Central, you are already well placed to meet compliance standards and fulfil regulatory demands. However, from time-to-time, the government introduces new initiatives, which mean you need to make sure that your software is updated and ready to deal with the new challenges it brings. Making Tax Digital (MTD) is one such change, and Dynamics 365 Business Central can support you throughout the process.

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Date 8 February 2019 Categories
Dynamics 365 for Sales: Expectations vs Reality

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When you use software tools that are aimed at helping sales for your business, there is always a major dilemma. This revolves around how you can judge the claims made for its functionality against the realities of what it can deliver for your particular needs. Read more >

Date 7 February 2019 Categories
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