Microsoft AI 101 - Intro Level

Let’s get started in AI and Machine learning!  You’ve probably heard about it in the news and know that other companies are using it, but what is it? How does it work? And how can a typical manufacturing and distribution company take advantage of the technology?

Please join us in a “hands-on” approach to understanding what AI is and how to use it.  The format will be similar to the other 101 series, which is a combination of education and doing.

Agenda:

  • What is Data Science?
  • What is Machine Learning?
  • What kinds of prediction questions can you ask?
  • Common Algorithms
  • Data
  • Simple Predication
  • Hands-on creation in the Machine Learning Studio

This webinar focuses on Machine learning, which is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that uses algorithms to identify patterns within the data, and those patterns are then used to create a data model that can make predictions.  After building, the model the system has the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed and Microsoft provides toolsets that make this process as easy and drag and drop.

This webinar is designed for people will little to no experience in programming, R-Scripts, Data Science, Statistics, etc. but want to learn something new and understand how this technology will shape the future.

For machine learning:

Details

Date:
November 2, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477


Working with Financial Statements in Power BI

Working with Financial Statements in Power BI

Financial reporting is a very essential tool to communicate past successes as well as future expectations in a company. When you need to complete a financial analysis, you need to set up your financial data in Power BI in a compelling way.

It doesn’t matter if your data is from the revenue side, the expense side, or the balance sheet side – the goal is to ultimately represent this data in Power BI and put it into a compelling financial report output.

This, historically, was very difficult to do. But, it’s becoming easier and more efficient because of the updates that are being rolled out with the Power BI desktop.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • Overview of Power BI
  • Insights and Analysis with Power BI
  • How to create a financial statement overview in Power BI
  • How to create an income statement in Power BI

Confidently move to the cloud with the operational speed, performance, and insights needed to make your business vision a reality with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Details

Date:
October 26, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


11 Excel Secrets for Accountants

11 Excel Secrets for Accountants

Are you Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (NAV) accountant that works too in Excel a lot? Are you interested in learning Excel Secrets for Accountants from other Dynamics 365 Business Central accountants on how to work faster and smarter in Excel?  

In this webinar, we’ll focus on using Excel better and teaching fellow accountants some fancy formulas, short-cuts and integration tools available in 2021. The next reporting tool that Dynamics 365 Business Central accountants use is Power BI have a look, it is as easy to use as Excel, this should be your summer 2021 project! 

Bring your notepad, questions and have your spreadsheets open for 45 minutes of training.

Agenda:

• Exporting from Business Central

• Exporting from Business Central– using filters

• Sorting and Subtotaling

• Including from table to a range

• Nested Subtotals

• Pivot tables

• Pivot table settings

• Slicers

• Pivot table calculated fields

• Vertical Lookup

• Data validation

• What if

• Auditing

• Export update, Refresh & Publish data in Business Central

• Power BI – the next generation

Details

Date:
October 26, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Backing up, Restoring and Securing your Cloud and Azure systems

Backing up, Restoring and Securing your Cloud and Azure systems

Protect the critical communications and data in your Teams, Outlook, SharePoint, and other Office 365 applications, whilst delivering the best of Microsoft 365 to your organization.

Join security experts from Microsoft and Vox ISM for all the latest details and best practices on Microsoft 365 productivity tools and backing up your Microsoft 365 applications. See for yourself how the data created in your environment can be protected and secured. Register for this webinar to discover:

– The impact of the growing use of Microsoft 365 Productivity tools
– The need for a third-party backup solution
– An answer to these concerns: Co-Development of a Fit for Purpose Backup
– Insights into Cloud Backup

Details

Date:
October 20, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.
Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.


TEAMS, TEAMS, & more TEAMS Microsoft’s Hottest Technology

TEAMS, TEAMS, & more TEAMS Microsoft's Hottest Technology

Teams is Microsoft’s Hottest Technology in 2021, which provides a unique platform for group messaging for businesses of any size. It is more than a simple chat platform. With Microsoft Teams, it possible for a team in the organization to interact efficiently in real-time. It offers Planner functionality for planning and project management, Skype functionality for chat, Stream functionality for video sharing, SharePoint and OneDrive for file sharing, OneNote for taking and sharing notes directly in the app. There is no more switching required between different apps and windows.

Join us to learn and find the best practices on how to use Microsoft Teams effectively. 

Agenda:

  • Microsoft Teams Overview
  • Creation of Team roles
  • Creation of Team Members
  • Microsoft Teams has replaced Skype
  • Assigning roles and permissions in teams
  • Creation and management of Channels
  • Moderators for the channel
  • Team settings
  • Private Channels
  • Slack vs. Microsoft Teams
  • Best Practices

If you can’t make it, register now, and we’ll send you a link to the webinar recording once it’s ready.

Details

Date:
October 13, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Upgrading Microsoft On-Prem ERP/CRM Software to the Cloud

Upgrading Microsoft On-Prem ERP/CRM Software to the Cloud

Microsoft Promo for existing Dynamics OnPremise Customers

Transform your business by migrating to the Cloud. Existing Dynamics customers who have licensed Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises or Dynamics NAV can renew their Enhancement on a monthly basis by purchasing Dynamics 365 Business Central online licenses at a 60% discounted price.  Customers will have 4 years to make the transition to the Cloud.

Promo runs from September 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022.

Why Microsoft Dynamics 365 is so popular?

With the cloud-first approach of Microsoft, CRM and ERP customers are increasingly adopting the cloud and moving from their current On-premises CRM/ERP system to the cloud. The reason is simple – when you are on-premises, you spend more time and money on maintaining the software. You will need more resources to stay up and running and to have a scalable solution for your changing business needs. In long term, it is not going to help.

Why do businesses feel reluctant in moving to the cloud?

The other side of the picture says that businesses had already invested a lot of money to have on-premises Dynamics CRM/ERP solutions and now they are being influenced to migrate to the cloud by spending more money. The move is not so easy and it will pose a number of challenges as well. Businesses will have less control over their servers and the data import performance may get affected due to the cloud environment.

Improve security, privacy, and reliability

Get peace of mind knowing your sensitive business data is stored in highly secure, state-of-the-art data centers owned and managed by Microsoft. Your data will be there when you need it, thanks to a 99.9 percent uptime service-level agreement (SLA).

Enable scalability and flexibility

Support business growth without costly changes to your IT infrastructure, including the ability to quickly activate and deploy new users.

Free up IT resources

Improve IT productivity by reducing the complexity associated with managing hardware and software and providing support. Eliminate the hassle of software maintenance tasks—such as backups, upgrades, and patches—and free up IT staff to focus on strategic planning and other high-priority work items.

Bring all your data together

Typically, customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) data have been maintained separately. Dynamics 365 lets you connect this data for a 360-degree view of your business and access it from familiar solutions like Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Power BI.

Adapt to your business needs

Enhance your Dynamics 365 experience with prebuilt business applications, developed by Microsoft and select partners and available through the Microsoft AppSource marketplace. If your business has a unique need, build apps using Microsoft Power Platform and then customize and extend them.

Increase collaboration and productivity

Enhance teamwork and boost productivity by accessing information from anywhere, at any time, from any device. Enable remote employees to share information in real-time, allowing for easier and more efficient collaboration.

Empower your organization to do more

Give your team the tools and information they need to compete, succeed, and excel by providing access to innovations like AI and predictive analytics.

Details

Date:
October 7, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Power BI 101 - Intro Level Training - October 5 - Webinar

Power BI 101 - Intro Level Training

Hey! Did you sign up for the Power BI 201 course but didn’t take our 101?

Better, sign up for this event to get you ready and prepared for the 201 course. In this webinar, we will give you a crash course on how to create dashboards and visualizations using Power BI in 90 minutes.   

Webinar Agenda: 

1. Training on report layouts, visualization, tools, filters and navigation

2. Creating your first Dashboard in Power BI

Prerequisites:

1. You should have a laptop.

2. Download Power BI to your desktop/laptop

3. We will email you the training database

Deliverable:

At the end of the webinar, each person will have created Power BI – Dashboard with graphs and slicers

Why this training?

  • You can learn at your desk with our sample datasets, with easy to follow instructions using the free version of Power BI desktop.
  • Participants will receive the recorded version of the webinar in addition to the training PowerPoint.

How will it benefit me?

  • Understanding the trends and outliers in your business can aid in making informed decisions that can result in success.
  • Turning data into knowledge that can help drive your business, providing insights for better business decisions.
  • Time Analysis is significantly easier when using a tool like Power BI.

What are the objectives of the training series?

  • Upon completion, learners will be ready to model data and build amazing analytics in real-world scenarios, such as analytics on sales data, financial data, or manufacturing or distribution data.

Details

Date:
October 5, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.


Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing Success - September 23 - Webinar

Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing Success - September 23 - Webinar

Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing is designed to deliver capabilities that support the core processes and requirements of the industry. These end-to-end manufacturing solutions include released and new capabilities that seamlessly connect people, assets, workflow, and business processes, empowering organizations to be more resilient.

Agenda

· Digitally empower your workforce

· Improve end-to-end supply chain

· Build more productively

· Unlock innovation and new services

Manufacture a sustainable future now and confidently move to the cloud with the operational speed, performance, and insights needed to make your business vision a reality with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Details

Date:
September 23, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.
Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.


Streamline Your Month and Year-End with Business Central (NAV) - September 23 - Webinar

Streamline Your Month and Year-End with Business Central (NAV) - September 23 - Webinar

A month should close no later than two working days from the last working day of the month. However, where this delays, it is mostly related to lack of integrity in processing data or in cases where data is not posted continuously which is a big threat to the integrity of the reports.

In this professional development webinar, our financial trainers will present the best techniques and Offic365 tools that you can use to close the month.

Agenda:

· Accuracy vs Speed

· Auditing and Mini-Month Ends

· Time Management and Organization

· Leveraging technology – Power Automate, Forms

· Insights with Power BI

· Learning from your mistakes and doing it better next time

The accounting system used in this presentation will be Microsoft Dynamics 365 Businesses Central.

Confidently move to the cloud with the operational speed, performance, and insights needed to make your business vision a reality with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Details

Date:
September 23, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.
Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.


Microsoft Teams Training Bootcamp - September 21 - Webinar

Microsoft Teams Training Bootcamp - September 21 - Webinar

Embrace tools that support modern work and security for whatever happens next.

Join us for a unique experience designed to help organizations connect in a new way and thrive in the face of change. Microsoft expert Mike Fontaine will present this webinar and will be answering your questions.

Agenda: 

Introduction

  • Introduction to Teams as the central hub for teamwork in Microsoft 365 
  • How Teams impacts organizations 
  • Overview of chats, meetings, and calls 
  • Collaborate with integrated Microsoft 365 apps 
  • Customizing team workspace 
  • Stay connected across devices

Navigate Microsoft Teams 

  • Explore the Microsoft Teams interface 
  • Your digital identity within Teams 
  • Search in Teams 
  • Compose a new message 
  • Break down the apps within Teams

Using persistent Chat 

  • Create and participate in one-on-one, group, and meeting conversations 
  • Format messages 
  • Find messages by a person’s name or keyword 
  • Hide or mute chats to keep them out of the way 
  • Connect relevant information to chats 
  • Easily jump into an audio or video call

Collaborating in a team 

  • Overview of teams and channels 
  • Utilize posts to share ideas and communicate with the team 
  • Share and collaborate on files 
  • Customize and extend the Teams experience through connecting Microsoft and other apps 
  • Host an audio or video call within a Channel

Calendar and meetings

  • Overview of the relationship between Outlook and Teams calendar 
  • Book an online meeting 
      • Create in Teams or Outlook 
      • Difference between meeting and channel meeting 
      • Scheduling assistant 
      • Invite people outside the organization, including those who don’t have a Teams license 
  • Change calendar view 
  • RSVP, chat with participants and join 
  • Meeting details

Call capabilities in Teams 

  • Set speed dial and contact groups 
  • Launch an audio or video call from VoIP 
  • Exploring Phone System (if enabled)

See all your files 

  • Overview of files storage in Microsoft Teams 
  • See recent files, files from across teams, and downloads 
  • Access OneDrive
  • Connect to another cloud storage location (if requested)

Customize and extend 

  • Pin additional apps or unpin unused apps 
  • Preview to extending Teams experience (covered in advanced Teams courses)

Catching up with the Activity feed 

  • Getting to the summary of everything that’s happened in Teams 
  • Viewing notifications 
  • Filtering notifications and responding to posts

Create your first team 

  • Walkthrough of setting up a team and channels 
  • Explore different circumstances where a team could be made 
  • Building a successful first team 
  • Create a team from scratch that has a clear intention 
      • Build channels with clear description and uses 
      • Pin tabs to extend the experience 
      • Post etiquette and populating channels with rich content 
      • Review key features in teams 
  • Customizable demonstration based on workstreams and use cases

Join a Teams meeting

  • Explore how teams can be used to prepare for a meeting, run a meeting, and follow-up on meeting objectives 
  • Join a meeting from a hyperlink, meeting chat, dial-in, calendar, or a channel 
  • Navigate the pre-meeting screen and selecting the right devices 
  • Explore main actions in a Teams meeting
    • Share video, audio, and content 
    • Show and chat with participants and raise hand 
    • Explore meeting views 
  • Mobile capabilities

Next steps

Summary of topics covered 

Question and Answer Session

 

Note: Microsoft Teams delivers a rich, interactive experience that works best with the Teams app. We recommend downloading the app if you don’t have it, as not all browsers are supported. When you join this event, your name, email and/or phone number may be viewable by other session participants in the attendee list. By entering this event, you agree to this experience.

Details

Date:
September 21, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.
Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.