Summit Group Software Blog

Posted: Sep 15th, 2016
West Fargo, ND: Summit Group Software, a leading Microsoft Dynamics software and service provider, and Peak Engagement, a Microsoft Dynamics ISV (independent software vendor) developing end-user engagement solutions for nonprofits and small to mid-sized companies, announced they are bringing the organizations together under single leadership. While, for the time being, both organizations will continue to operate as separate entities, efforts to leverage and optimize resources and integrate leadership are already underway. Matt Bitzegaio, president of Peak Engagement, will serve as the new...
Posted: Sep 1st, 2016
Office 365 is an online system that provides organizations with all the benefits of cloud-based email, with the same powerful capabilities of an on-premise Exchange server environment. It provides you with access to important documents, contacts, and calendar items from anywhere, on any device. Powerful Office Suite Office 365 works seamlessly with the programs you already know and use, including Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, Publisher and PowerPoint. These tools provide the same great features you rely on including powerful capabilities in Office 365. With multiple subscription levels...
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Posted: Aug 17th, 2016
Recently while setting up a Microsoft CRM Claims and IFD configuration for a customer with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 (noting that this particular issue and solution would work for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 deployments as well), I ran into a problem where the ADFS Federation Metadata URL was not accessible, giving us an error like the following when navigating to the Federation Metadata URL (we had set it up with https://ADFS.Contoso.com/FederationMetadata/2007-06/FederationMetadata.xml.  Navigating to the ADFS Federation Metadata URL: ...
Posted: Aug 10th, 2016
The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Outlook Client is an amazing tool in which you can directly access your CRM environment and take simple actions from in your Outlook. However, there are some issues that occasionally arise such as updates and modifications. One of those issues is when only some, not all, of the buttons are grayed out such as what is shown below. Below are some steps to take in order to help troubleshoot (and hopefully resolve) this issue. Please note that if all of the buttons are grayed out, there are different steps that must be followed, which are written in my blog. See...
Posted: Aug 2nd, 2016
You have decided to move your mail system to the cloud and get rid of your local mail server. Many companies are ditching the need to host their own mail server and let someone else manage that responsibility. Even Facebook recently moved 13,000 of their users over to Office 365. Some start over from scratch and leave everything behind. Most companies, however, store many important pieces of correspondence in their inbox. From policy changes to signed forms, you never know when you need to go searching for that important piece of information. Perhaps you have extensive use of distribution...

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