FINNING digitally transforms its operations with IoT apps on Azure cloud

How do you calculate the ROI for a successful digital transformation strategy? For FINNING, it was easy: increased satisfaction and loyalty, as well as major advances in productivity for itself and its customers.

Watch this video to learn how Microsoft AzureIoT can optimize your business, and then contact us for more information.


FINNING, the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer, started its digital transformation journey with customers in mind, but soon realized that its own operations were seeing just as many benefits as its clients. Not willing to turn down an opportunity to improve, FINNING quickly learned that the data obtained from customer-facing solutions enabled it to gain insights into internal processes and become even more efficient.

Watch this video to learn how Azure IoT can have game-changing solutions that push forward internal process optimization and enhance customer satisfaction.

SQL Server and Azure SQL Database GDPR Guidance Paper

Members of the European Union and European Economic Area pay close attention to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which regulates data protection and privacy.

Microsoft created this informational guidance paper to support understanding of the regulations—and to offer helpful links if you need more specific information. Check it out!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in European law on data protection and privacy in the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside of these areas.

To meet General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, Microsoft has implemented technical (tooling) and organizational measures (processes) to ensure that data processing is in accordance with GDPR privacy regulations.

The actual path will be different for every organization, but general resources are available in a Service Trust Portal that Microsoft has created for customers to get started.

This white paper provides a good overview of GDPR and includes many links to sites with more specific information for associated topics.

View: SQL Server and Azure SQL Database GDPR Guidance Paper

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Leerwerkloket combats unemployment with Dynamics 365 Sales Professional

Is your outdated sales software creating chaos? Learn how MSDyn365 Sales Professional transformed the sales cycle for one Netherlands-based company.


Watch this video and learn how Leerwerkloket—a Netherlands-based career counseling organization—upgraded to Dynamics 365 Sales Professional, which gave them the ability to turn data into useful insights. Leerwerkloket provides services to those who are unemployed, as well as seeking a career change.

They offer personalized advice to all candidates looking for new jobs. A significant reason they chose to upgrade to Sales Pro is that it’s a cloud application running in Microsoft’s own data centers, which is fully compliant with government standards, such as GDPR.

Since the upgrade, Leerwerkloket can now gather relevant and critical data to report back to their government.

Digital Transformation in the Oil & Gas Industry: Combining Azure Cloud-Based Services

In today’s fast-paced world, we understand that every second is valuable to your business.
We also know that managing large volumes of data requires a battle-tested database. Microsoft’s Azure provides the tools you need to improve operational efficiency.

Watch how a data-driven company such as Lizo can utilize Cosmo DB and SQL Database to improve overall performance and business results. Contact us to learn more.


Our third Lizo video shows how utilizing Cosmos DB, SQL Database and Cache for Redis is advantageous for a company managing large volumes of data. The outcome: increased operational efficiencies and improved visibility in predictive maintenance.

Watch this video for another quick look at how Azure drives business results!

Lizo | Transformation in the oil & gas industry: data analysis and visualization

With improved technological tools, you’re likely accumulating more data than ever. If you’re wondering how to manage it, you’re not alone. Microsoft understands that most businesses are experiencing a significant increase in data and need help.

Watch this video for an example of how a data-driven company can utilize Azure Cosmos DB and Power BI to process large volumes of data and provide actionable insights to their business.

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Data. There’s a lot of it, and it’s everywhere. Azure cloud services helps organizations manage all aspects of their volumes of data. Here is an example of how a company in the oil and gas industry could utilize Azure Cosmos DB for data acquisition and Power BI for rich analytics with real-time insights.

Through partnering with Microsoft, a company like Lizo would be able to actualize their vision of next-generation data analysis and visualization. Watch this and look for additional Lizo videos to demonstrate the capabilities and power of Azure!

Grade assignments in Teams

Educators seek robust learning opportunities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with remote learning at the forefront of viable options. To support a swift transition, Microsoft and its partners continue to offer free tools like Office 365 and Teams to schools. Teams brings together conversations, content, assignments and apps all in one place.

Some schools already use Teams and others are researching options for their students. We understand you may have questions on how your school can leverage remote learning and we encourage you to view upcoming and on-demand Teams webinars to learn more.


This video shows teachers how to save time by grading students’ assignments in Teams. Specifically, it addresses how to efficiently leave comments, quickly insert personalized feedback, and grade with already-provided rubrics (that total scores for you).

Watch this short video to learn the essentials of how to streamline grading in Teams. Then contact us to learn more on how to utilize Teams for your school.