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Dynamics 365 Sydney 2019 – Accelerate with Dynamics 365 & The Power Platform

Today I presented a session titled Accelerate with Dynamics 365 & The Power Platform.

The PowerPoint deck for this session can be viewed and downloaded at the link below:



Greg Olsen


Dynamics 365–Download April ’19 (Spring) Release Notes

January 21, 2019 Leave a comment

JAN 21 2019

The Spring 2019 release notes have been released by Microsoft for Dynamics 365.  The April ’19 Spring release notes outline all new features that will be released from April 2019 through September 2019 for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.

DOWNLOAD HERE: April ’19 Release Notes



Greg Olsen

Dynamics 365 Saturday – Lands in New Zealand from Sept 22nd 2018

August 30, 2018 Leave a comment

The worldwide community event Dynamics 365 Saturday has landed in New Zealand for the first time. This event will be first held in Auckland on the 22nd September 2018. From Auckland, the event will travel down the North Island to the capital of New Zealand, Wellington on 29th September. Hoping across the Cook Strait, down to Christchurch on the 6th October to complete the year in New Zealand.

This event is FREE and hosts a range of great speakers and topics. Always an event not to miss!

D365Saturday Auckland


AUCKLAND  22nd September 2018  
WELLINGTON 29th September 2018
CHRISTCHURCH 6th October 2018

See you there!

Greg Olsen

Windows Live Essentials – Installation Error WaitForCatalog or 0x800c0006

May 18, 2018 1 comment

Here is an oldie but a goodie …
If you are receiving the error below it is because Microsoft has removed support and the download files the installer is looking for from the internet. You maybe also looking for Windows Live Writer, this is found in the same install package.

Installation Error: WaitForCatalog or 0x800c0006



The FIX:

Click on the link below to download a copy of the full installer package (its 131MB) to install on your PC. This works for Windows 10 as well. The download is virus free – so no risks!


Greg Olsen

DXC Technology acquires Microsoft Partner Sable37

4th April 2018

Today I can announce that global company DXC Technology has acquired Sable37 to boost it’s position as one of Microsoft’s leading global partners for Dynamics 365.

At the same time, DXC Technology has purchased UK-headquartered Microsoft partner, eBECS.

Beginning this month, both Sable37 and eBECS will be combined with DXC’s Eclipse practice as part of an effort to enhance the integrator’s standing in the industry and add scale to its digital transformation strategy.

For Sable37 managing director, Martin Wildsmith, the combination of the company with DXC Eclipse will position the business to offer greater service, innovation and opportunity for customers, partners and employees.

As we transform, I look forward to building upon our joint legacy of performance; bringing together the best of both companies under DXC Eclipse, Wildsmith said.

This is an exciting time. More information will follow in the coming weeks and months.

Greg Olsen

Microsoft – Worldwide Data Center Locations

March 15, 2018 2 comments

Some may ask, where are all the Microsoft Data Centers located?

Well this blog post contains the recent image of their locations. See below the data centers nearest you.




Greg Olsen

Dynamics 365 – Available 1st November 2016

October 12, 2016 Leave a comment

11th Oct 2016

Today live form Tampa, Florida, Microsoft announced Dynamics 365 publically for the first time. Dynamics 365 was shown in action during a keynote delivered by Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie. Scott shared the Microsoft strategy for digital transformation as he unveiled Dynamics 365, the next generation of intelligent business applications.

Dynamics 365 will be made available 1st November 2016.

Dyn365 Nov1

Greg Olsen

Categories: Dynamics 365, Microsoft

Dynamics 365 – Get a first look at Microsoft Dynamics 365

October 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Join Microsoft online on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7) and be among the first to see the next generation of business applications—helping your organization to grow, adapt, and evolve.

On Tuesday, October 11 you will see Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie share the Microsoft strategy for digital transformation as he unveils Dynamics 365, the next generation of intelligent business applications. You’ll get an in-depth look at:

  • How Dynamics 365 applications unify CRM and ERP capabilities into purpose-built applications that work seamlessly together
  • How to better engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations, and reinvent products and business models
  • How organizations are meeting the changing needs of customers and capturing new business opportunities

Don’t miss this session!

Greg Olsen

Microsoft Dynamics CRM – CRM Magazine – Market Leader Awards Winner

August 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Microsoft Dynamics CRM was announced as the winner in four major categories of the CRM magazine Market Leader Awards:

  • Enterprise CRM Suite
  • Midmarket CRM Suite
  • Small Business CRM Suite
  • Sales Force Automation




This is great news for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Read more about this from Bob Stutz blog post here.

Greg Olsen

Categories: Dynamics CRM, Microsoft

Windows Server 2003 – End of Microsoft Support July 14 2015

Just under a year out from this blog post, Microsoft will end the support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14th 2015. This means no more security patches or bug fixes will be available. So if you are running Windows Server 2003 you need to plan for this date and the impact it will have on your server(s). If you intend sticking with Windows Server after July 14th 2015 then you will need to have a custom support agreement with Microsoft to receive any new issues or updates.



Greg Olsen