The new features and enhancements that were delivered with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 have been so impactful and numerous that we are still going over all of them! By the time we’re done going over everything new, it might be time for the next release! In our previous Microsoft Dynamics CRM blog entry, we shifted our focus specifically to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2016, and today we continue taking a look at what’s new for the online version of the solution.
The Bulk Data Loader for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is a new cloud service that enables bulk import and export of data into Microsoft Dynamics CRM. With this tool, you can upload large data files to cloud staging tables, where you can perform data quality functions, then push the data into Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. This service also supports recurring import and export. The Bulk Data Loader can be accessed from a link on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Admin Center website that will redirect users to the Microsoft Dynamics LCS (Life Cycle Services) website.
New datacenters, of course, are being added all the time. In 2016, Microsoft is adding new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online datacenters in Canada and India. In Canada, the datacenters will be added in the East and Southeast (Quebec City and Toronto), and in India, they will be added in the Northwest and Southeast (Chenai and Pune). These new datacenters, joining recent additions in Japan and Australia, give Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online datacenters in 9 global regions that circle the globe.
As for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online itself, there is a new data performance dashboard. This admin-driven optimization experience within the solution enables users to understand the performance over time of components with long-running queries, to improve the performance of components with optimization recommendations, and to assess how well existing optimizations are performing.