Introducing a new portal for you to play and learn with us

We have been at work quietly with several of our customers and partners to develop intelligence from their dynamics 365 data. We dug deep into these datasets, created machine learning models and teased out the hidden patterns. However, we have been looking for a way to share what we have learnt in a manner that…


Describing reorder point problem

How much to order when and which replenishment policy to use for which product and questions of similar nature are asked all the time among folks responsible for managing operations at a distribution center or in a manufacturing plant. The problem is well-understood but not necessary simple. Choices are many. Here is a short deck…


Opportunity scoring for Sales Force

In June 2016, Microsoft team has released a model to score opportunities.’ Earlier with the model, Microsoft team released a solution “Opportunity Scoring” that to score opportunities in Dynamics CRM. Now a solution is also available for Sales Force. If you use Sales Force to manage your sales pipeline – you can download the solution….


Machine Learning Workshop in Charlotte, NC

Hello everyone, Just two weeks ago in Charlotte, NC, the Microsoft Dynamics and Cortana Intelligence team held a 2 day workshop for our Industry Partners at the Microsoft campus off of Arrowood Road.  In attendance was an array of partners who provide Dynamics AX and CRM customers with actionable business intelligence, forecasting and integration support.  We had…


Learning with Partners at WPC 2016

Hey folks, What a whirlwind WPC2016 was this year!  I was happy to see Dynamics 365 get unveiled and to hear Satya talk about the Common Data Model.  We’re very excited to see unification happen on the various entity models that have evolved over the years and to see another example of the One Microsoft strategy…


Looking forward to WPC

Hey folks, WPC is just a few weeks away and I wanted to take a moment to update folks on the sessions that should be of particular interest to System Integrators / Value-Added-Resellers and Independent Software Vendors (SIs/VARs/ISVs) that are investigating and/or developing solutions for customers incorporating components of the Cortana Intelligence Suite.  Here’s a few sessions that…


Opportunity scoring – Machine Learning on Sales Pipeline

Microsoft team has released a Opportunity Scoring solution. Opportunity scoring uses a machine learning model trained on past sales data to predict the eventual probability that the sale will be won. Training and prediction are implemented with Azure Storage and Azure Machine Learning, orchestrated by Azure Scheduler, and executed within an Azure Web Job. Where…


Dynamics + Cortana Intelligence EMEA Workshop

Hello folks, Last week, we completed the first version of the Dynamics + Cortana Intelligence integration workshop in Amsterdam, NL.  For the folks who attended, thanks for attending and providing your feedback and attention as we completed our initial delivery of the course content and labs.  We collected a lot of feedback and are working to include…


Unlocking your data’s potential with the Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Entity Store and Cortana Intelligence Suite

For those interested in adding intelligence to their AX solutions, the release of the AX2012 R3 entity store today is a big deal. The AX2012 R3 Entity store is a feature that enables Administrators and Power users to export their entities to a data store dedicated for Reporting and Analytics. We call this database “Entity…


Recommendation API – Solution architecture perspective for Microsoft Dynamics customers

Read this post to get an overview of this API and to get better understanding of how to build a solution using this service. For details about the service itself read the technical documentation.   Who uses the recommendations API? Recommendations API is popular with Microsoft Dynamics customers, particularly in distribution and retail space. The…