Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a fantastic tool for managing customers, accounts, cases, opportunity, sales people, etc. The possibilities with CRM are endless, which is why we often refer to it as xRM (the x can be anything you want it to be). As a CRM implementation, support, and development partner we often get questions from customer starting out with, “Can CRM do (insert request here)?” And the answer is usually, “Sure it can, but the question really is ‘Do you have the data to support a function like that’?”
Coming in 2016, the newest upgrades and features to SQL have developers everywhere speculating about the future. Microsoft has designed the 2016 release of SQL to be easy to use, traditional in application appearance and control, and most importantly data-secure. The most exciting new feature for SQL in 2016 is called Always Encrypted. Microsoft has created an extra layer of data security so that even when you are working with sensitive data such as social security numbers or credit card numbers, the data is secure. This ensures that even at the most vulnerable time for an attack, while data is being used, a person’s identity and company’s reputation are safe. The best part about this upgrade and its new features is that it will not hinder the performance of the application.