Microsoft: Learn How To Navigate & Improve Your Skills (2022)

Microsoft is one of the most popular and well-known software companies in the world. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned user, there's a good chance you've used Microsoft products in your work or personal life. In this article, we'll show you how to navigate and improve your skills using Microsoft products. We'll provide tips on how to use different Microsoft products, explain how to best use the ecosystem and more. Below are the main topics we will discuss:

  1. M365 environment tested
  2. Microsoft New Commerce: Features Coming
  3. Microsoft VIVA
  4. MFA & Cybersecurity
  5. IRP or Item Resource Planning
  6. How to Publicly Share a Microsoft Stream Video
  7. Azure App Services
  8. Microsoft Search
  9. Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing
  10. Business Central (BC) - Warehouse Cycle Counting
  11. Importing Contacts To Business Central

Microsoft 365 Environment Testing

Are you considering migrating to Microsoft 365? If so, it is important to understand how the new environment will impact your business. To help you make an informed decision, we recommend undergoing an environment testing process. This evaluation will help you determine where your business stands relative to your goals, and what steps need to be taken to improve performance. We can help you get started, and we guarantee that the results of the evaluation will help you make the best decision for your business.

Microsoft New Commerce: Features Coming

Microsoft 365 licensing is changing so naturally there are also some changes to consider. Some of the main changes regarding new commerce are: advanced flexibility for term options, long term pricing plans & predictive analytics. To read more in detail about the changes and the key dates to monitor when your business is eligible review our detailed blog here.

Microsoft Viva Connections

Microsoft Viva is a new employee experience platform that aims to help employees stay engaged with their work and get the most out of their time at work. It combines communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and actionable insights to help employees connect with their work in a way that's easy to use and navigate. Microsoft Viva is built for companies of all sizes and industries, and it can be used to improve the employee experience across a wide range of business functions. 

IRP or Item Resource Planning

The balance sheet should be kept as lean as possible by keeping inventory management in mind. Without enough inventory on the balance sheet businesses run the risk of underestimating demand or manufacturing constraints, so inventory has to be controlled. In comes, Microsoft Dynamics GP's Distribution series. Among the distribution series' capabilities are Ordering, Invoicing, Purchasing Order Management, Inventory Control, and Light Duty Manufacturing. Read our detailed Microsoft Dynamics GP blog for more insights.

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Azure App Services

Azure App Service is a cloud-based platform for building, deploying, and scaling web apps that are fully managed by Microsoft. Some of the main features of the Microsoft Azure App platform are: Virtual network integration, rigorous security, and compliance are all built into the platform. Businesses can also migrate web applications fairly simply mentioned in this Azure blog article.

Microsoft Search

To aid users in navigating the Microsoft software ecosystem, Microsoft Search was introduced. Microsoft search is not only built to be a worldwide search aggregator for all Microsoft 365 workloads, but it also offers a better search experience for SharePoint. SharePoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and PowerPoint are some of the currently supported applications.

Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing

If you're looking for an easy way to hold meetings with colleagues, friends, or family members, then Microsoft teams audio conferencing is the perfect solution. Microsoft Teams is a platform that offers several features such as; 

  • You can use the chat window in Teams to have quick conversations with your colleagues. But there’s so much more to it.
  • You may begin speaking with the participants about the agenda, uploading files for them to review, and managing meeting notes and to-dos as soon as you create the meeting (no lag time).
  • You no longer have endless e-mail responses, because conversations are now held in a structural way on your Teams so you can just “reply all”.

To read more benefits and features of Microsoft teams, read FMT’s blog.

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Business Central (BC) - Warehouse Cycle Counting

Warehouse cycle counting is a critical process to optimize stock and improve performance. By understanding how many times a product moves through a warehouse, you can make better decisions about where to put products, how to configure your storage facilities, and how to allocate resources. With Business Central, you can easily track the cycle count for all of your products in one place, read more about Microsoft Business Central here.

Importing Contacts To Business Central

If you're looking to get started with business central, importing your contacts is a crucial task. That's because business central is a contact management software that allows you to easily manage your contacts and export them into various formats. This makes it easy to add your contacts to other applications or manage them on the go. In this article, we'll show you how to import contacts into business central and export them in various formats. 


As you have seen in the above guide, there is a lot that has changed in the Microsoft ecosystem in 2022. And for those who are still using an old version of Microsoft consider speaking with an FMT implementation representative to learn the steps to upgrade.  Contact Us Today!

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