Dynamics 365 is without a doubt my area of expertise. But in the last few years, I have been developing my knowledge about other Microsoft products as well. Not only because of my personal interest in these products and their possibilities, but also because all the different cloud products are working together more and more. All those products that serve a particular business need move closer together to work together and form an efficient and powerful platform.
Almost everybody knows the familiar Microsoft Office products; Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Office 365 is that, but so much more. It’s the digital workplace for every organization. It’s an online platform that provides access to all organizational IT resources; applications, documents and data. Up-to-date files are always available, on each device. The well-known office products are obviously available (to be installed on a local device, but also directly from the browser), but also lots of other useful applications like Outlook (e-mail based on Exchange Online), SharePoint (document management and intranet) and Teams (collaboration platform). Dynamics 365 is an essential part in this. It is possible to use Dynamics 365 without Office 365, but in that case, you don’t utilize the full power of the Microsoft platform.
As Office 365 is the digital workplace for all you employees, Microsoft Azure offers you the cloud-platform for all your technical needs. Create virtual servers in the cloud where you can host your own applications. Create integrations between front- and backoffice applications using Logic Apps or automate data-flows using Flow. Quickly deploy (SQL) databases or setup webservices to unlock your business data with just a few mouse clicks. These are just a few examples; Microsoft keeps on developing Azure with an amazing pace, adding new features almost every day.
Because of my basic knowledge of these topics, I can help you start using these platforms.