Technology used by New Integration Concepts: D365 for Finance and Operation

When it comes to using a fully integrated and complex ERP system, organizations and companies have to worry about one thing: how to manage enormous amount of data?

It is true that Microsoft Dynamics AX had managed to take care of those data with its features such as Microsoft Excel Add-ins, Application Integration Framework, and Data Import/Export Framework. However, that has reached a new dimension with the introduction of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. It has maximized the integration capabilities and introduced new concepts like Data Management Framework and Data entities which makes condenses all those data management concepts into one.

Here we will discuss the new concepts and terminology introduced Dynamics 365 for Operations integration in terms of DMF/ data entities and application integration concept:

Data Management Framework

Data Management Framework or DMF is the new all-in-one concept that has been launched by Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operation. It is intended to manage and support all core-data management tasks.

Data entities

Data entities are effective ways of representing underlying tables in a simple and de-normalized way. Here the users can find customer or vendor details, stored in normalized rational tables which are represented in a flat view under Customer Details data entry.

Data Package

Data Package is a simple zip file that contains the manifest files and an xxx.csv file consisting of the source data and metadata information of the Data Entity. It also holds the processing instruction of the DMF.

Blob Storage

During the process of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operation integration, the incoming and outgoing data is stored in an Azure based storage area. This storage area, for the D365 for Finance and Operation instances is called Blob Storage.

SOAP/XML

SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol. It is a messaging protocol owing to which, users can run programs on different operating systems and communicate using HTTP and XML. It contributes a great deal in Dynamics 365 for Operation Integration.

REST/JSON

Representational State Transfer is the architectural structure of software which defines certain constraints to be used for the creation of web services. The payload used by RESTful web services can be formatted into HTML, XML, and JSON etc while the data representation layer remains textual. For Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operation, the data representation is JSON.

OData

Odata stands for Open Data protocol and is a REST based protocol that is used to create and consuming RESTful APIs. It is used by Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operation for real time integration, and can support batch requests.

If you wish to know more about the integration capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operation, you can ask for a demo. Implementation partners will provide you with the demo as well as upgrades and implementation services.

SUMMARY

This article is about the advances integration capabilities that are offered by the new suit of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. It provides a brief overlook about the integration concepts introduced by the business solution application.

 

The Basics of Microsoft Dynamics 365

There have been ERP and CRM solutions in the market for a long time, and therefore, they have become outdated. In this competitive market, you cannot remain ahead with the old-school functionalities and features. It is time to boost your ERP and CRM solution. This is how:

Previously, Microsoft has been developing ERP and ERM solutions separately. Recently that has changes and the company has integrated the two modules into one compact product line with the name Microsoft Dynamics 365. It is available in two versions:

  1. Dynamics 365 Business Central: it is made for small to medium-sized organizations.
  2. Dynamics 365 Enterprise: it serves medium to large-scale businesses.

Why Microsoft Dynamics 365?

Despite the advantages, many users are reluctant to upgrading to the latest version and discarding their traditional ERP and CRM solutions. However, they do not realize the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365. Here are a few of the utilities you can derive from the system:

  1. Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation revolutionizes your system by optimizing it with its business intelligence.
  2. With Microsoft Dynamics 365 and its advanced functionalities you can take informed decisions and access proactive insights.
  3. With its cloud-based and integrated business solutions, you can understand your business needs better and strategize your moved to help your business grow.

How can you get Microsoft Dynamics 365 implemented?

If you have been using ERP and CRM solutions developed by Microsoft already, then all you have to do it upgrade to the latest version of it, and if you are a new user then you can start fresh with Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation. For both the purposes, you have to hire an implementation prater.

The following are the services you can expect form and implementation partner, besides Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central demo, implementation, integration and upgrade:

  1. Evaluation: when it comes to Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation, there is a lot of filtering that needs to be done. There might be functionalities that you don’t need or that you need and is absent in the suit. The partners analyze your business and the tools to design a comprehensive and compatible suit for you.
  2. Customization: as already mentioned, the pre-set of the product line may not prove to be appropriate and specific for all kinds of industries and businesses. Thus, the product line needs to be customized or tailored to serve you best. The required procedures are carried out by the partners.
  3. Support: post-implementation, the partners help their clients with any kind of issue that might arise. They also serve as consultants regarding upgrades and new opportunities. In other words, they guide you to get the best out of your ERP and CRM solution.

For more information on the business solutions go for a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central demo.

Different Components of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail

What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail?

A part of Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Retail is a retail solution application that covers all the functionalities in terms of retail operations. It also unifies the commerce across all the relevant channels.

What are the different components of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Retail?

  1. Retail Headquarters: This unit of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail can be used to monitor and manage a chain of retail stores as a single enterprise. It is responsible for the tracking of sales information and transactions for all each and every store in the chain. It can be used with any POS or online store system that can transmit and receive relevant data.
  2. Retail POS: there are two separate systems that are powered by Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.
  • Cloud POS or CPOS: Cloud POS is a browser based POS. It can be used on mobile devices.
  • Modern POS or MPOS: Modern POS can be used on client devices such as PC, phones, and tablets, in order to process sales transactions, daily operations, inventory management, and customer orders.
  1. Retail Server: as the Dynamics 365 Retail demo shows, the retail server provides OData Web API. This tool lets the employees as well as the customers of any business organization access relevant information, and perform tasks by using retail POS clients with the online store.
  2. Hardware Station: the Hardware Station component of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail allows Retail POS clients and peripherals namely, printers, payment devices, and cash drawers to connect with the retail server.
  3. Retail Store scale unit: by the virtue of this tool, you can sell products in a store that does not have constant internet connectivity to its back-office or headquarters. This unit is constructed for conducting in-store operations. The Store Scale unit enables cross terminal transactions and shifts operations without the need for connecting to the back office.
  4. Commerce run time: commerce run time or CRT serves the system as the core engine that supports the business logic across all the channels. It consists of multiple layers including, data access layer, workflow layers, service layers, and application programming interface layer. You can find out more from Dynamics 365 Retail demo.
  5. Channel Database: the channel database of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Retail is a platform where all the retail data are stored. This data may come from one or more retail channels, including online stores as well as brick-and-mortar stores.
  6. ECommerce Platform SDK: as the Dynamics 365 Retail demo shows, the eCommerce platform allows you to connect to a front-end online store that can utilize the Omni-channel advantages of the platform. The software development kit or SDK also demonstrates how you can encash the benefits of the platform, through an online sample.
  7. Retail SDK: the retail SDK component of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail contains sample source codes and templates that can be used to tailor the Retail system.

Learn How to Migrate a Blog from Blogger to WordPress

As we know that blogger is one of the most popular blogging platforms which gain very quick attraction among those wanting to begin blogging for the very first time. As it cost nothing to begin a website/blog, blogger made a very simple entrance to blogging for everybody. A couple of years back especially, it was all the rage, everything was blogging around Blogger. Blogger was eventually acquired by Google.

 

We remember the time when we used to run a blog on Blogger, we will not share the URL though, we are somewhat embarrassed of those previous days.

 

Although, Blogger has a broad set of functions and features for a novice blogger, it may not be a perfect match for everyone particularly for people who need a blog with advanced customization choices.

 

Therefore as you grow being a blogger, you may like to move your own blog from Blogger to WordPress. Shifting your blogging stage can be scary. Nobody likes to risk losing their hard earned visitors and search engine position while migrating your blog from Blogger to WordPress.. Inside this article guides you about how to migrate a blog from blogger to WordPress step by step method during custom wordpress development without losing visitors and search engine juice.

 

Goals:

 

Import Blogger articles/blogs/posts and pictures to WordPress self-hosted blog

Keep same URL for articles/posts

Maintain search engine position by redirecting traffic from the old blog to the new blog

 

NB:Try this to a development environment initially to be sure you have received the nitty gritty info right. You do not want to crash and burn off in the middle of the migration. Do not rush this, think it through well.

 

Step #1: Install WordPress on your host

 

In case you did not establish a customized domain on your Blogger blog, then you have to install WordPress on your own host as the very first step. These days, every leading hosting websites support one-click installation of WordPress. So this step must not be that hard.

 

We’re hosted on and recommend InMotion as being a web hosting platform for your own WordPress.

 

If you did establish a customized domain, you will require to install WordPress on a temporary URL on your own host & modify the DNS settings after the complete migration, any wordpress development company can help to do this for you. As setting temporary URL differs for every host, you’ll need to look for the hosting company’s guide for this.

 

Usually, this involves going into the DNS Zone Editor

 

Step #2: Import data from Blogger to WordPress

 

Before importing data to WordPress, ensure that your permalinks are same to the Blogger permalink structure.

 

In your WordPress dashboard, click on Settings → Permalinks → and select customized structure.

Add this value “/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html” to the custom structure field and save it.

 

After specifying the permalinks structure, you can begin importing data from Blogger. Automatically, WordPress comes with an integrated tool for copying data from Blogger.

 

In your WP dashboard, visit Tools → Import → Install. When you installed the importer plugin, then you have to activate it and run the importer. WordPress will subsequently request your permission to control your Blogger account.
Click ‘allow access’.

If you’re running more than 1 blog, choose which blog you’d love to import to the WordPress. Once you’re done, you can observe the posts, categories, and comments have been imported to the WordPress.

 

Step #3: Making WordPress permalinks seem identical to Blogger

 

If you attentively studied the permalinks of the posts you imported to WordPress, you will observe that the arrangement of blogger permalinks and WP permalinks are same, but still the post URL is identical. Since our aim while migrating is really to not lose the visitors or search rankings, we will want to make the URL structure look just the same even after the migration.

 

Use the following steps to create the WordPress permalinks look like Blogger. Insert the following code to a PHP file and then save it as fix.php. Then, upload into the root directory.

 

<?php

 

require_once(‘wp-load.php’);

 

$res=$wpdb->get_results(“SELECT post_id, meta_value FROM $wpdb->postmeta WHERE meta_key = ‘blogger_permalink'”);

 

$wpdb->print_error();

 

foreach ($res as $row){

 

$slug = explode(“/”,$row->meta_value);

 

$slug = explode(“.”,$slug[3]);

 

$wpdb->query(“UPDATE $wpdb->posts SET post_name ='” . $slug[0] . “‘ WHERE ID = $row->post_id”);

 

$wpdb->print_error(); }

 

echo “DONE”; ?>

 

Step #4: Import gadgets and redirect the pages

 

By default WordPress importer can’t import both the gadgets and the pages from the Blogger. That means you will need to import both gadgets and pages manually just by copying and pasting the code into the WordPress.

 

As you are able to observe, in both the platforms the URL structures of the webpages are quite different. However, right after copying the pages to WordPress you can make use of the WordPress redirection plug-in for manually redirecting the pages without even losing the visitors.

 

In other words, before migration here is how the URL of the page will look like on Blogger: http://example.com/p/page

Using the redirection plug-in, the above mentioned URL can be redirected into the following page URL: http://example.com/page

 

Step #5: Redirect the blogger post URL into the exact WordPress blog posts

 

Till now, you have imported your entire Blogger blog posts, gadgets and pages to the WordPress host, and also successfully redirected all of the Blogger pages to WP pages. That is fantastic!

 

Even though, all the pages and posts of your customized domain are redirecting to the exact page, you are able to still see the default blogspot URL is not successfully redirecting to the exact URL. That is, ‘example.blogspot.com/blog-post’ isn’t currently redirecting to ‘CustomDomain.com/blog-post’ but to the homepage. Hence the focus of this step is to set up a 1-to-1 mapping among the blogspot posts to your WP posts.

 

Install this plug-in and activate it. After that, follow the plug-in setup guide given below.

 

Step 1:

Under Tools, click on Blogger to WordPress Redirection.

 

Step 2:

Now you will observe the configuration web page of the plug-in. Click on ‘start configuration’.

 

 

Step 3:

Click get code. Now, you will get a template code which has to be added into your Blogger template.

 

 

Step 4:

Copy the code and then paste it into your Blogger template. Then, just click save template.

 

 

Step 5:

Return to the WordPress dashboard and then click verify configuration.

 

 

Congrats! You have not redirected your blogspot URL into the exact WordPress posts.

 

Step #6: .htaccess tweak

 

To redirect archive files, insert the following code into your htaccess file.

 

#Redirect archives

 

RewriteRule ^([0-9]{4})([0-9]{1,2})([0-9]{1,2})_archive.html$ $1/$2/ [L,R=301]

 

#Redirect labels/categories

 

RewriteRule ^search/label/(.*)$ category/$1/ [L,R=301]

 

If you did not set the customized domain on your own Blogger blog, you can see your previous blog is now successfully redirecting to WordPress. If you did set customized domain, you are able to modify the temporary URL to the actual URL, and modify the DNS configurations accordingly.

 

And that is it – you must currently have been able to migrate your own blogger WordPress whilst maintaining the aims at the very top of the post!

An Overview of the field of Development Studies

The field of development studies addresses the issues of economic inequalities with the combination of social science with international relations. In other words, the development studies educate and help the students to find resource limitations, global inefficiencies, and poverty. Many students are pursuing their development studies in India. The program focuses on enhancing the research, writing, thinking and communication skills of the students. Numerous students go for the higher education and search for the best college for development studies in India.

Courses related to development studies

BA in development studies

It is an undergraduate course designed for the student who has completed 10+2 with the arts background. This course teaches them various aspects and challenges facing development and public policy. The course focuses on the various challenges and issues faced by the developing world. During the course, Students critically analyze the developmental aspects of society at the national and international level.

Course duration: 3 years

Eligibility criteria:

  • The basic eligibility criterion is that the candidate must have completed 10+2 with aggregate 50 % marks from a recognized educational board.

  • Candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance exam

Master’s in development studies

With masters in development studies, students have the opportunity to get a masters degree in anthropology, ecology economics and political sociology. As an individual, the student will learn how to develop interpersonal relations.

Course duration: 2 years

Eligibility criteria: Students with a bachelor degree in social science and humanity or other equivalent courses from a recognized university can apply for this course.

Selection process: The selection of candidate is based upon a selection process followed by entrance test then group discussion and the last is a personal interview.

Subjects in Development Studies

  • Area studies

  • Community development

  • Demography

  • Demographics

  • Ecology

  • Economic development

  • Geography

  • Human rights

  • Human security

  • International development

  • Migration studies

  • Pedagogy

Career options in development studies

The students can opt for the following career options after completing their bachelors and masters degree in development studies.

  • Policy analyst

  • Social worker

  • Community service officer

  • Policy advisor

Management as a field of study has emerged drastically over the years

Over the last two decades, management as a field of study has emerged. There are so many options for people pursuing a degree in management and that has just increased the number of aspirants. It is getting tougher by the day to get a seat in one of the most elite institutes in the country to get a BBA degree or any relevant degree in management. Here are a few reasons why management as a field of study has emerged in the past few decades. If you are looking to get a degree in management, you can apply for top college for BBA in Delhi or top college for BBA in India.

  • Better job opportunities:

There is no denying to the fact that management as a career option has gained grounds in the past couple decades. The reasons are pretty simple, one can easily get a high paying job after completing their degree. If you wish to get a job that pays well, do try to get into one of the top colleges for BBA in Delhi or top college for BBA in India.

  • Explore your creativity:

Another very important reason why management degree has become an asset is because it lets you to explore your creativity and helps you build your niche. You can be great with marketing or accounts, all you need is a degree in management and you are ready for the job market. What is stopping you? Apply for one of the top college for BBA in Delhi or top college for BBA in India and get yourself a degree that makes life easier.

  • Job Security:

Though there is not much of a job security in the private sector, a degree in management can still assure you jobs and a slight job security. Get yourself a degree from any top college for BBA in Delhi or top college for BBA in India and wait for the life that follows.

The reason management courses have gained momentum in our country is the growing economy and the need for better managers. Every year thousands of students opt for a degree in management to be able to contribute to the ever growing economy.

Pursuing L.L.B. From India

L.L.B. stands for Legum Baccalaureus in Latin language and is a bachelor degree course. L.L.B. is a five years program which has 10 semesters with 60 subjects. Earlier it was just 3 years program which was pursued after completing the graduation but now it is a five years program which can be pursued after 10+2, many more courses have been integrated out of it such as B.S.W. L.L.B. (Hons.), B.B.A L.L.B. (Hons.), B.Com. L.L.B. (Hons.), B.Sc. L.L.B. (Hons.).There are many best LLB colleges in India who offer various L.L.B. programs to the students.

BBA LL.B is an integrated program and the course has a duration of five years. In the tenure of the course BBA LL.B the first three years graduation subjects are taught and in the next two years law subjects are taught. Admissions to this course are done keeping in mind your 10+2 result or some colleges and universities conduct an entrance exam. You can find the best B.B.A. L.L.B. colleges in Delhi NCR.

Carrier Opportunities after Doing L.L.B. Degree

Law graduates are the one who can work in all three government organizations such as administrative, law-making, and judiciary. LLB has a wide scope, you can do specialisation in field of criminal lawyer who specialises in criminal laws CrPC, Evidence Act, IPC etc, legal analyst who works for a law firms or a corporate firms, legal journalist who covers all the proceedings going in the international courts, adjudication courts and also covers negotiation events, government lawyer who works for the government and helps the police, judge who sits on the judgement seat and gives his final verdict on a particular case in the court, document drafting lawyer who drafts agreement documents or documents containing terms and conditions or case materials, civil litigation lawyer who sees to all the civil laws such as excise laws, taxation laws etc.

There are numerous job opportunities after completing LLB degree such advocate or a legal advisor, government lawyer, judiciary, teaching, journalist, legal outsourcer, corporate legal manager, legal counsel, legal service chief etc. lawyer is one of the highest paying professions and this attracts many students to take L.L.B. as their higher degree course.

Tips to buy evening shoes online

Every lady’s shoe rack must have an enchanting pair of evening shoes. The pair can be worn at prom, wedding or any of the galas. The evening dress shoes showcase glitz and style. For most females, the evening dress shoes are an object of desire. However, the price tags always impede in enjoying such a stylish luxury. In the past, several females had to kill their desire to enjoy such a trendy pair of footwear owing its exuberant price.

Nonetheless, the beginning of online shopping has made the classy footwear affordable. Selecting evening shoes can be a whole new ballgame. Some pointers that help select evening shoes in an online shopping portal are mentioned below.

  • Select a pair of designer evening dress footwear that never goes out of style. For example, choose a pair of black high boots having classic heels. Also, the buyer can select high-heeled shoes made of soft leather material. Further, one should avoid a pair of shoes having fur, Rhine Stones and other similar frills that get superannuated in no time.

  • Avoid planning the outfit for any special occasion on the last moment. The buyer should be abreast with the latest fashions in evening dress footwear. Based on the latest trends, the buyer must select an outfit and a complementing pair of evening dress shoes to go with it.

  • Consider buying colors in evening shoes that never go out of fashion. For example, a tan, black or brown color never becomes outdated. Never ignore pairs having jarring shades such as red, green, purple, etc., if the buyer has a dress of similar shade.

Most buyers prefer doing online Chappals shopping, but show fear on buying something uber-stylish such as dress shoes over the webs. The rise of online shopping slippers is evident due to the pair’s simplistic design and low price.

Placement Colleges

The top Placement College in Greater Noida is known for its excellence in quality learning, providing value-based, career-oriented professional education. They strive to achieve excellence in the field of education for the glory of their country. Moreover, they are famous for their latest infrastructural facilities, vibrant campus and academic excellence in the fields of Technical and Management education. They aim to prepare their youth as real innovators who can explore their full potential for research and development with a deeper meaning of creativity, openness, knowledge, and diversity.

Activities of Training and Assessments

The courses offered by best placement college in UP provides an excellent opportunity for students to strengthen their knowledge, broaden their experience and develop their skills that will be of interest to potential employers. Here students get to interact with many learned people from various fields as university organizes many functions and pick up many skills with such opportunities.

Moreover, students are given opportunities to appear for the recruitment drives, once the training and workshops are over. In addition to this, their training and placement cell focuses on the following training activities.

  • Performing seminars, workshops and conferences to polish student’s skills.

  • Creating linkages between the industry, the students and the faculty.

  • Conducting training programs in association with the best people from industry and academia.

  • Organizing group Discussions and Mock Interviews.

  • Arraigning personality Development and Communication Skills Workshops.

  • Regulating special lectures by eminent personalities both from industry and academia.

Not only this, in order to its students and increase their chances of employability, these placement colleges conducts personality and skill development programs where the focus is on developing the following skills.

  • Public Speaking

  • Great communication skills

  • Time management

  • Motivation

  • Group discussion

  • Goal setting

  • Industrial tours

  • Summer training

These colleges have an excellent track record of repetitive placement visits by the country’s top-notch employers resulting in the exponential growth in the placement numbers over the years. The programs and activities offered by them help Student to be more intelligent as a student can explore their knowledge there. Thus, it helps them to choose the best path of his or her career.

Ceiling fans are a better alternative for larger rooms

Not all the households can afford air conditioners and not everyone likes keeping their houses packed. Ceiling fans as an invention has done great good to the market. They are used all through the three seasons and don’t need much of maintenance. They are cost efficient too. Here are a few reasons why one should choose ceiling fans.

  • Doesn’t come in the way of ventilation:

Ceiling fans don’t come on the way of ventilation and are pretty airy. They help your cause and don’t have you change the temperature all the time. You can keep the windows open and it won’t affect the fan. It only makes your room airier and nicer.

  • Is cheap and affordable:

Ceiling fans are really cheap and can be afforded by almost any household. You can choose the best ceiling fans for large rooms and they wouldn’t burn a hole in your pocket.

  • Doesn’t waste electricity:

Compared to air conditioners, ceiling fans need less electricity and are efficient that way. You can also buy ceiling fans that come with a guarantee of using low voltage on even working at low voltages. Unless you are very careless and leave the ceiling fan on for the whole day, your electricity bill stays in check and the consumption is also low.

  • Comes in sizes and designs that will just steal your heart:

When you are looking for best ceiling fans for large rooms, you can try a variety of sizes. From the 52’ inch blade size to the 56’ inch blade size. Buy ceiling fans that serve your purpose and you can even customize them according to your room décor.

Ceiling fans have made lives easier. They don’t take any space and don’t come in your way. They are cost effective and affordable. You can choose whatever size, design or colour you want for your living room, bedroom or even kitchen. Well, if we forgot, ceiling fans can also be used in kitchens and bathrooms. One needs air everywhere, duh!