Power Platform

New Features for Power BI

  • Microsoft announces new features in the Power BI reporting section with the introduction of sparklines, Sparklines are tiny charts shown within cells of a table or matrix that make it easy to compare many trends quickly.
  • You can use Sparklines to show trends in a series of values, such as seasonal increases or decreases, economic cycles, or to highlight maximum and minimum values. You’ll be able to add sparklines to both your table and matrix visuals.
  • In the data connectivity and preparation section, several new and updated connectors are available. The BQE Core connector has been updated. BQE CORE connector offers more data access including data sources like- Contacts, CORE CRM.
  • The Azure Data Explorer connector has been updated. The Azure Data Explorer connector offers fixed support for authentication against Log Analytics/Application Insights/Azure Monitoring resources.
If you’re interested in harnessing Power BI or the other Power Platform applications, please get in touch. For more information on the latest Power BI features, click here
Extract sentiment from text with AI Builder

Customer satisfaction is important and the best way to find out customer opinions is by asking for feedback. Feedback can be received from various channels like email, support incidents, forums, or social media channels. It is difficult to collect, categorize, and proactively respond to feedback and it can be very challenging to keep track of all those sources.

To overcome this challenge, Microsoft introduced new Intelligent automation. It can automatically extract sentiment from multiple sources, aggregate the outcome, and export somewhere for post-processing.

What can AI Builder do?

AI Builder can be leveraged to use its sentiment analysis engine. As it’s completely integrated into the Microsoft Power Platform, AI Builder can be plugged with all sorts of connectors and sources like SharePoint, OneDrive, SQL, Twitter, etc.
What is sentiment analysis?
Sentiment Analysis is the process of determining whether a piece of writing is positive, negative, or neutral. Sentiment analysis helps to gather public opinion, conduct market research, and understand customer experiences. For more information on AI Builder, click here

On-Demand Webinars

Simplify Your Cold Store Logistics Processes

 
We recently demonstrated the cold store specific features of 3PL Dynamics. These features include registering pallet temperature, production dates, expiry date, batch tracking, and more.

Dynamics NAV 2017 out of support: What next?

 

On January 11th, 2022, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 was the latest version to go out of mainstream support.

We recently explained what this means, along with everything you need to know about upgrading to D365 Business Central. There was also a segment answering further questions.

Want to see on-demand webinars about CRM, Power Platform, and more? Click here

Customer News

Lineage Logistics Peterborough successfully live with new future-proof WMS

As the world’s largest cold storage provider, Lineage Logistics recently decided that 3PL Dynamics will be the standard WMS for all its sites in Europe. Following this decision, implementations take place all over Europe via Boltrics’ trusted network of international partners.

‘It is beneficial for us that 3PL Dynamics is internationally implemented by local partners,’ says Peter Bryssinck, Business Integration Manager at Lineage Europe. ‘These partners are really good connected to Boltrics, follow the same philosophy, and know exactly how to set up the WMS.’

As a partner, Mercurius IT successfully implemented this first site in the UK and will foresee all future implementations of Lineage Logistics on this side of the canal.

Lineage Logistics Peterborough- WMS - UK

To read more about this, click below.

IT Infrastructure

Placement polices for Azure VMware Solution

With Azure VMware, you can seamlessly move your VMware-based workloads from your datacentre to Azure and integrate your VMware environment with Azure.

Placement policies are used to define constraints for running virtual machines in the Azure VMware Solution Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC). These constraints allow you to decide where and how the virtual machines should run within the SDDC clusters. Placement polices are used to support performance optimisation of virtual machines (VMs) through policy and help mitigate the impact of maintenance operations to policies within the SDDC cluster.

For more information on requirements for placement policies in Azure VMware Solution please get in touch and ask for our technical team. You can also click here to learn more.

Until next time!

The team is always ready to help if you have any queries. We’ll give you the latest updates with the next newsletter in February.