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Key Concepts for Microsoft Dynamics 365: Tenant, Instance, App and Solution

Updated 8/15/2022 To understand Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Dynamics CRM) and Power Apps, you need to learn some new terms and concepts that may be a bit different from what you know from databases and solutions that are hosted on premises.  These concepts also apply to Power Apps.  The main difference is that with Power Apps you are not starting with a Microsoft app but more of a blank canvas for your custom apps.  This post introduces some key terms and how these concepts are important for planning your implementation. While Dynamics 365 is still available on premises, it is most commonly deployed on the Microsoft cloud.  This blog post discusses only cloud implementations. Microsoft has multiple clouds such as commercial and government community clouds in several countries. We start with a Microsoft tenant .  A tenant is the account you create in the Microsoft Online Services environment (such as Office 365) when you sign up for a subscription. A tenant contains uni

InfoStrat Grants Manager Plus Overview

Updated August 3, 2022 Grants Manager Plus is one of InfoStrat's most popular software solutions.    We developed Grants Manager Plus to help grantor organizations streamline their grant processes.   InfoStrat has provided  grant management solutions since the late 1990s.  We developed Stimulus 360 for Microsoft in 2009 to help state and local government track stimulus funding.   Grants Manager Plus was introduced in 2010.   The solution is based on Power Apps/Microsoft Dynamics 365, the product originally called Dynamics CRM.   InfoStrat maintains Grants Manager Plus to take advantage of new features in Dynamics as well as follow our product roadmap of new grant features.  The overarching goal of Grants Manager Plus is to capture the entire grant life cycle for grantors, starting with establishing funding sources, accepting applications, online review, scoring, award, and post-award reporting all the way to close out. Grants Manager Plus provides a portal user interface for