Modern Bot Development with Dynamics 365 – part 2 of 2

In my introductory post, I provided a quick overview of CafeX Live Assist and QnA Maker (Preview). Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are a common model used in many companies to provide upfront non-interactive customer support. The QnA Maker service gives you the ability to take your existing Company FAQ and create a bot as easily…

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January 2018 Hot Sheet partner training schedule

Welcome to the US Partner Community Hot Sheet, a comprehensive schedule of partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. This post is updated frequently as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan ahead. Looking for product-specific training? Try the links across the top of this blog. Connect and engage with us in…


Why Azure Data Factory Version 2?

Kajal Mukherjee, Cloud Solution Architect Azure Data Factory (ADF) is a Microsoft Azure PaaS solution for data transformation and load. ADF supports data movement between many on premises and cloud data sources. The supported platform list is elaborate, and includes both Microsoft and other vendor platforms. ADF is a very powerful tool providing complete flexibility for…


What’s new for US partners the week of December 18, 2017

Find resources that help you build and sustain a profitable cloud business, connect with customers and prospects, and differentiate your business. Read previous issues of the newsletter and get real-time updates about partner-related news and information on our US Partner Community Twitter channel. Subscribe to receive posts from this blog in your email inbox or…


Open Source Partners: Microsoft at KubeCon

The Kubernetes community successfully wrapped up the KubeCon conference in Austin, Texas last week. Couldn’t make it to KubeCon? In this post, I have summarized the announcements and resources released during the conference. Key announcements Microsoft announced three open source projects around serverless containers and Kubernetes-native DevOps as a part of the continuous investment in the…

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What’s new for US partners the week of December 11, 2017

Find resources that help you build and sustain a profitable cloud business, connect with customers and prospects, and differentiate your business. Read previous issues of the newsletter and get real-time updates about partner-related news and information on our US Partner Community Twitter channel. Subscribe to receive posts from this blog in your email inbox or…


Serverless: The most exciting new form of computing abstraction

Ali Hussain and Dale Kirby, Cloud Solution Architects One of the beautiful things about computer science and engineering is the endless abstraction needed to help us model and build incredibly complex virtual systems in everything from enterprise software to blockbuster video games. Distilled down to their essence, these systems are basically patterns of low and…


What is serverless computing?

Dale Kirby, Cloud Solution Architect By now, you may have heard all about serverless computing. There’s a good reason for all the chatter. Serverless computing has really kicked into high gear across the industry and every IT professional will want to understand the basic concepts and nuances of the serverless computing paradigm. But I need…


Modern bot development with Dynamics 365 – Part 1 of 2

Introduction to bots on the Microsoft Platform In today’s world it’s important for Dynamics Partners to understand the basics of bot technologies and their business value. Below you’ll see how CaféX, a Dynamics 365 Partner, is leveraging bots to deliver greater value to their customers and grow their business. In this post, I would like…

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What’s new for US partners the week of December 4, 2017

Find resources that help you build and sustain a profitable cloud business, connect with customers and prospects, and differentiate your business. Read previous issues of the newsletter and get real-time updates about partner-related news and information on our US Partner Community Twitter channel. Subscribe to receive posts from this blog in your email inbox or…