Tip #1007: What is the Common Data Service (CDS) today?

Much digital ink has been spilled about the Common Data Service (CDS) and the vision of what it will be in the future as the glue that connects Dynamics applications and model driven apps. But what is the CDS today? The Common Data Service is a service that provides one or more databases that include […]

Tip #1006: Case management vs. ticket management in Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365 customer service functionality includes case management, which is used for a wide variety of purposes. Many companies use Dynamics 365 for management of incidents (cases), which can be everything from a service issue, a customer complaint, or a request. Dynamics 365 cases have rich functionality, just a few examples: Hierarchical parent/child cases Queues […]

Tip #1001: Migrate Parature to Dynamics 365

Microsoft recently announced that Parature will be discontinued on May 18, 2017. To help their customers who currently use Parature, Microsoft is providing a toolkit which includes: A data migration tool to migrate accounts, contacts, cases (tickets), knowledge base articles, and files; Portal templates you can choose from to quickly deploy a modern support portal; […]