Happy New Year to all the Surviving CRM readers! Yes, it’s been a while since the last post, so I’m only kicking off 2017 in February this time around. That doesn’t mean there wouldn’t be anything of interest happening in the Dynamics 365 – quite the contrary. In fact, there’s so many things going on all at once that even the most hardcore XRM fans may need to take a quick breather to let things sink in and figure out where to focus their energy next in the #MSDyn365 space.
Those of you who having been following this blog for a longer time may have come across a few podcasts that I’ve been recording with my buddy Markus Erlandsson. CRM Rocks is where it’s at, and I’m glad to let you know that Markus invited me into his virtual recording studio for the fourth time. Together we did the 50th episode of CRM Rocks: The State of Dynamics 365 (Sales) in 2017.
Some of the topics we discussed during this episode include the following:
We still have “Surviving CRM”, “CRM Rocks” and many things related to the term CRM – even though in the official Microsoft lingo the product name Dynamics CRM is no more. How are things working out in real life for this?
How is Dynamics 365 really different from the Dynamics CRM Online cloud service we had just a moment ago? Is it all just a new licensing scheme invented by Microsoft? And what’s the future of XRM with all these shiny new Azure services like CDS hovering over its head?
How have the Field Service and Project Service extended the footprint of C… sorry, Dynamics 365? With both Operations and Financials apps surrounding the XRM apps, what’s the resource management story? Will everyone’s ERP’s be in the cloud now?
What’s been happening on the Social front lately? How can we expect the huge money spent on LinkedIn acquisition to start showing up in the Dynamics product portfolio? Will the Singularity arrive once the LinkedIn data and MS algorithms are fused together?
Finally: what the **** is going on with the Marketing apps? What will come after Dynamics Marketing, how is it going to be delivered and to whom? And why is MS pushing Adobe Marketing Cloud as a preferred solution over their own or ISV products?
That’s easily more than an hour worth of geek talk, but Markus managed to squeeze it into 56 minutes. So, if that sounds like your cup of audio, then go and listen to the latest CRM Rocks episode.