Microsoft Partner Bulletin

Microsoft Partner Bulletin brings you the latest news and information about Microsoft cloud services, security, and more. This news wire is maintained by the Liquid Mercury Solutions' Staff as a resource for all our valued clients and the greater community of Microsoft customers.

Aston Martin: Tools of the Trade

People drive change. But to unleash their full potential, you need to empower them to collaborate and turn data into action, Liquid Mercury Solutions delivers the Microsoft 365 Business tools employees need to drive teamwork, performance and creativity. Watch this video for inspiration.

5 Ways IoT Is Reinventing Businesses Today

Thanks to IoT, businesses can now not only manufacture products but also offer ongoing services to monitor the performance of their products. It's an exciting time for connected devices and one that nearly every industry can take part in and benefit from. How are you using IoT to your advantage? If you don't have a clear answer, it's time to come up with a plan. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we have the tools and industry experts to help you connect your devices. Contact us today to learn more.

Customer story: EON

At EON, saving clothing from landfills is important. In fact, it's what they do: creating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) that can stay with clothing for the life of the material and ensure the garments can be recycled properly. RFID is just one example of the boundless applications of IoT technology available to drive transformation. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we can help you connect devices to streamline processes and gain insights. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

Lowe’s moves to the cloud to empower employees and personalize customer service

For home improvement company Lowe' s, photos are a key resource in project planning. But storing and managing these memory hogs is a big challenge. In this customer success story, discover how Lowe' s migration to Office365 and Microsoft Teams gave employees the productivity tools they need to collaborate with each other from the aisles to the service desk and help "people love where they live!" Do you have a mobile workforce? Learn more from Liquid Mercury Solutions!

How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Business Models

In this article, CEO Jayshree Pandya of Risk Group writes, "Over the years, digital data has been growing at a staggering pace across nations. It is essential to understand:(i) how this new data-driven intelligence reality brings each business across countries an entirely new world full of opportunities and risks; and (ii) what the expected consequences for each market (existing and emerging) would be?" How are you preparing your business for the challenges of automation driven growth? Contact us to see how Liquid Mercury Solutions can help.

A day in the life – Marketing

You need a secure location to bring together everything your team needs to be productive--chats, calls, meetings, apps, and more. Microsoft Teams pulls together all the collaboration tools you need, right within the interface. That includes easy access to outside tools like social media. Find out how that makes the day for a marketer like Pam a lot easier!

6 Strategies to boost sales productivity: A guide to modernizing your growing business

There are many hurdles to clear when closing a deal. Engaging with buyers on a nonlinear customer journey and managing disconnected sales tools can lead to internal silos, impede collaboration, and break sales processes. These challenges may seem daunting, but with Dynamics 365 and Liquid Mercury Solutions, they don't have to be. Get "6 strategies to boost sales productivity," the guide to modernizing your growing business.

Creating security controls for IoT devices at Microsoft

What is IoT to you? To many, IoT represents an evolving landscape in which technology is integrated into our lives, driving productivity, efficiency, and transformation. IoT consists of connected devices that can collect and process data for your business's benefit. But it's not always easy integrating this technology. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we specialize in helping businesses just like yours to find, implement, and optimize solutions that will drive the transformation your organization wants and needs. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

New Belgium Brewery and Microsoft Dynamics – The CRM Story

"We have fun. We make fun. We share fun. The future is bright." New Belgium Brewing Company clearly doesn't just make beer. That means its technology must fit the experience the company strives to give co-workers and customers. When they chose their CRM, they chose Microsoft Dynamics 365. Watch the video for insight. Contact Liquid Mercury Solutions when you're ready to choose Dynamics 365 to power the customer experience at your company.

New Belgium Brewery and Microsoft Dynamics – The CRM Story

"We have fun. We make fun. We share fun. The future is bright." New Belgium Brewing Company clearly doesn't just make beer. That means its technology must fit the experience the company strives to give co-workers and customers. When they chose their CRM, they chose Microsoft Dynamics 365. Watch the video for insight. Contact Liquid Mercury Solutions when you're ready to choose Dynamics 365 to power the customer experience at your company.

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database the most economical destination for your SQL Server databases. Companies experience a 212% return on investment and a 40% increase in DBA productivity. Read through this infographic for more on the benefits of moving your on-premises and hosted data to Azure SQL Database then reach out to Liquid Mercury Solutions to find out how we can help.

Finding the right IoT solution for your business

If you're looking to drive transformation with your connected devices, you need to have a plan on how you're going to connect them and handle the data that you derive from them as well. The first step is determining whether you need a PaaS or SaaS solution. If you have the expertise and want to retain control, then PaaS is probably your best choice. If you'd prefer to have less control and might lack the in-house cloud solution experience, perhaps a SaaS solution is best. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we can help you determine the right solution to fit your needs. Contact us today to find the IoT solution that's right for you.

IoT devices proliferate, from smart bulbs to industrial vibration sensors

Do you have fleet vehicles? With the right IoT solution, you can tap into the sensors already present in most modern cars to provide an early warning for potential maintenance issues. It's no wonder that fleet management is a popular use for IoT devices. Businesses can even take advantage of the GPS already installed in a car sending data back to the company. Wouldn't it be nice to have an IoT-enabled workplace? At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we can make that dream a reality. We have years of experience helping businesses to adopt new IoT solutions. Contact us today to find out more on how we can help.

Here Is the One Question You Need to Ask Your Sales Team

If there was one question you could ask to unlock the full potential of your sales team, what would it be? Award-winning researcher, sales expert and tech entrepreneur shares his advice in this Entrepreneur Magazine article. Read it for a better understanding of the blockers and blind spots that impact sales performance. Look to Microsoft Dynamics to focus on the right opportunities and optimize seller productivity by automating routine tasks.

Take customer engagement to a whole new level

Are disconnected tools, data, and processes leading to misalignment between sales and operations and a lack of actionable insights? Liquid Mercury Solutions offers a better way. Contact us to learn how we can help your sales team bring relationship data together for intelligent insights with Dynamics 365 for Sales, Office 365 and LinkedIn Sales Navigator. No more spending too much money only to get lackluster results!

A Developer’s Guide to Building AI Application

No field will be left untouched by AI. Its transformational power will span fields as diverse as astronomy where AI has accelerated the pace of new discoveries, to conservation where ecologists and conservationists are working with AI-powered tools to help track, study, and protect elusive and endangered animals. Read this developer's eBook to discover: • How the intersection of cloud, data and AI enables organizations to build intelligent systems • The tools, infrastructure, and services available as part of the Microsoft AI platform • How to teach your bot/application new AI skills • How ONNX may be relevant to your AI work

Creating World-Class Collaboration In A Global Team

"Create a culture of empathy," says Kim DeLine, COO for live streaming company Elevate K-12. Check out this Forbes article where she shares successful strategies on getting along, building engagement, and celebrating differences in your distributed workforce. Microsoft Teams provides a single solution to connect across geography and organizational boundaries. You have tools to communicate internal announcements, hold online meetings, and foster that culture of learning and shared knowledge that gets results. Contact Liquid Mercury Solutions to build your team with Microsoft!

PCL Construction LLC

PCL Construction LLC is a 110-year-old company focused on building industrial structures. To remain relevant, they needed to embrace digital change. When constructing the Stantec Tower, the largest building outside of Toronto in Canada, the company employed a suite of sensors that sent live feedback so they could monitor progress without having to visit the 483 units under construction. You have access to the same set of capabilities as PCL. At Liquid Mercury Solutions, we can help you leverage your IoT devices to drive transformation within your business. Contact us today to find out how we can help.