Archive for February, 2020

UIPath recognition award for Synergy Software Systems, Dubai

February 25th, 2020

Synergy today was awarded the first Gold Partner status earned in the Middle East, and recognised as the Partner for its high number of implementations with its own certified resources.

The award was made at the Annual Partner Kick off at the Marina Address Hotel today, which focused on hyper-automation.

Microsoft’s Office App for iOS and Android phones

February 22nd, 2020

Microsoft’s new Office App for iOS and Android phones is now generally available worldwide, the company announced this week.

The Office App for phones can be downloaded from the Apple store for iOS devices, or from the Google Play store for Android devices.

The app is also “available for download on Android tablets with limited support,” but it’s not fully optimized yet, Microsoft’s announcement explained.

The Office App combines Excel, PowerPoint and Word into a single downloadable application that’s said to take up less space on a mobile device, and is optimized for smartphone activities.

Internet Explorer 10 browser on both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard support to end on 11 Feb 2020.

February 4th, 2020

Support for the Internet Explorer 10 browser on both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard is due to end on Feb. 11, 2020.

That means the end of free patch support for IE 10,all updates, paid assisted support options, and technical content updates for Internet Explorer 10 will be discontinued though the browser will still continue to run.

That will make IE 10’s at risk and organizations using Windows Server 2012 or Windows Embedded 8 Standard should upgrade to Internet Explorer 11.

Microsoft will push down IE 11 via the Windows Update service as an “Important” update to Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard users. Important updates typically are automatically installed for organizations that use the Windows Update service without management controls. IE 11 also will arrive as an “Optional” update for those Windows users that use Window Server Update Services to manage Microsoft’s updates.

Enterprise Mode can emulate IE 10 behaviors within the IE 11 browser.

For Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard, the end of “extended support” dates will be Oct. 10, 2023 and July 11, 2023, respectively. Microsoft changed its browser support policy with effect from January 2016, and only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates.

IE 11 however was released on Nov. 13, 2013, which didn’t result in an end to IE 10 because the new policy took effect in, 2016. The IE 11 browser will be the last and the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser should be compatible with all supported versions of Windows and macOS, which implies that the new Edge browser will run on the Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard OSes.

Currently Chromium Edge preview looks a promising ‘zippy’ new browser that seems to perform better than IE, Edge, Bing, or Chrome.

Dynamics 365 Human Resources

February 3rd, 2020

Talent is no more – effective February 2020, the new name is Dynamics 365 Human Resources,

The application, will release a range of features in April 2020 in areas like: benefits management, leave management, and sick leave.

Anther key update will come in wave 2 in September 2020 to maintain HR data in the Common Data Service for automating a lot of processes in HR. One of the modules they bought is

As part of the re-positioning of D365HR, Microsoft published a new video about the product. The focus is on engaging employees and “pro-actively enrich their careers”.

Employees have a self-service workspace for skills and competencies management. HR professionals track employee development and a micro and macro level, including evaluation of broad skills needs and gaps. They can design performance review templates to be used by managers. Employees are then provided with training based on the company’s needs, and their participation can be tracked within the system. HR pros can also use the system to search for internal candidates for open positions.

Kay aims:
• Transforming employee experiences: Empowering employees with modern, mobile, mixed reality, self-service experiences that enable information access, guided learning, and task execution without requiring intervention from HR.
• Optimizing HR programs: Improving people operations with optimized benefits, compensation, leave and absence, certifications and training, compliance, and payroll programs.
• Improving organizational agility: Helping people thrive as the business changes with adaptable, secure, and scalable HR solutions that are easy to tailor, extend, and connect to current systems.
• Enabling workforce insights: Centralizing HR data to get insightful people analytics and guidance delivered by Microsoft’s leading business intelligence and AI technology.

Synergy Software Systems offers a GCC localized Payroll for Dynamics 365, and for Ax 2012. There is also a HR Admin module, that already provides many self service workflows required for this market, and extensive SSRS reports and Power BI analysis.

For more information: 0097143365589

Dynamics 365 licenses enforcement

February 3rd, 2020

Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations is updating its license enforcement to prevent access to menu items for which users are not licensed.

Licenses are now defined for D365 Finance, Supply Chain, and Commerce (Retail). Microsoft will control these tools but will not turn these on by default.

Team Member Licensing + Enforcement
• Customer Service Team Member App Module – a new app module for Team Member users. This will enable access in line with Team Member usage rights for: creating cases, read / update the user’s own cases and search / view knowledge articles.
• Sales Team Member App Module – a further new module for Team Member licenses that will support: viewing customer details, viewing leads / opportunities on a customer record, create / view activities for customer record, or on related leads or opportunities.
• License Enforcement – license-based access will restrict Team Member users to new designated app modules for Customer Service Team Member, Sales Team Member and Project Resource Hub.
• From April 2020, Team Member licenses purchased after 1 October 2018 will no longer be able to access Customer Service Hub, Sales Hub or custom app modules. Prior to this, administrators can enable enforcement within their environments to preview the impact for end users.