Microsoft and Vox ISM, the technology of the future, today.

How does Microsoft plan to change the future of the workplace? Through integration of business solutions, embedded artificial intelligence, and by empowering its users. The latest wave of integration places all of Microsoft Office and business solutions under the Office 365 umbrella. This means that every application you see below is now connect. Run excel reports from your Dynamics 365 business solutions. Quickly place sales documents into SharePoint from your CRM. Access financial and prospect data from Outlook, you name it, it is now integrated.

office 365 landing page

I’ve heard of Office 365 but what is Dynamics 365?

Dynamics 365 is a cloud service launched by Microsoft in July 2016 under the codename ‘Madeira’. Microsoft has combined its cloud CRM and ERP services into a single offering, Dynamics 365, and has also included applications to manage field service sales, marketing, project service automation, financials, operations, and customer service. In 2016 Microsoft opened two new data centres in Canada, Microsoft corporate focus is to transfer as many applications as they can to the cloud, the benefit for the future is that no matter where you are, or what device you are using, you can access and work with your data.

The Future of Reporting: Power BI


Power BI Dashboard - Vox ISM Sample

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Power BI dashboards provide a 360-degree view, for business users with their most important metrics in one place, updated in real time, and available on all of their devices. With one click, users can explore the data behind their dashboard using intuitive tools that make finding answers easy. In the latest versions of the software Power BI dashboards can now be fully embedded into CRM and ERP systems. This gives your users more power, with less App switching.


Artificial Intelligence Driving Busines: Cortana

Cortana Analytics Suite

Perhaps in the future robots will take over the world, but right now they’re doing my work for me while I still collect the paycheck. And that’s something I can live with. How is AI doing this for me, and how can it do the same for you? Through AI embedded features in my day-to-day productivity tools. Cortana, the Microsoft Windows personal assistant, and Q&A, the Power BI natural language data search feature, have joined forces in a powerful way. This integration helps you pull more value out of your data.


Cortana intelligently reasons over your datasets in Power BI and provides rich, data-driven answers to your questions. You can even query your data using natural language, including using your computer or phones built in mic. What could be more natural than talking? Cortana and Power BI intuitively put business analytics power into the hands of your business users.If in the past you would have to use a developer to write an SQL inquiry, this often would take some time. Today and in the future, all you have to do is type the question and you will get information in real time, now imagine talking to Cortana and ask a question instead of typing, this is coming in the very near future.


IOT – The Internet of Things


Realizing IoT with Microsoft

The Internet of Things (IoT), is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.

Monitor manufacturing equipment

Improve your processes using industrial IoT. Use sensors and advanced analytics to predict parts need maintenance, reducing unplanned downtime that cuts into production time.

Monitor customer equipment

Create new business models that offer predictive maintenance and performance monitoring for the equipment you produce, delivering a richer customer experience.

Improve field service

Access sensor data to improve field service scheduling, ensuring the right technicians and tools are dispatched before potential issues become a major problem.


Learn more

We covered four interconnecting technologies that will be very dominant in the shaping of the future, not only at work, but in life as well. We could show you much more in the free webinars and in person seminars we offer each week. Check our event listings for more or contact a Vox ISM representative directly.