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The 'Orion' update for Microsoft's Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) package isn't due out to customers until the end of the year. However, Microsoft showed off a preview version of the Modern interface, which will also form the basis for new Dynamics mobile apps, during TechEd 2013 last week. Here's what we saw.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


Tomorrow we'll announce the winners of our competition for two lucky readers to win a trip to TechEd North America in New Orleans, courtesy of the Windows Server 2012 team at Microsoft. We already know two people who are attending: Lifehacker Australia editor Angus Kidman and David Klemke, our prize-winning blogger from TechEd Australia last year. While we wait for the winners announcement, David and Angus share what they're looking forward to from the trip.


One of the questions in our World Of Servers competition to win a trip to TechEd North America in New Orleans asks entrants to explain the difference between private cloud and public cloud to TV legend Betty White. We're encouraging people to use video to make their entries stand out, and to prove our commitment to the cause we persuaded editor Angus Kidman to demonstrate the idea by doing a bad impersonation of White's Golden Girls co-star Estelle Getty.


The picture above shows a portrait of Saint Jude the Apostle, the patron saint of impossible causes. One of the entrants in our World Of Servers competition to win a trip to TechEd North America in New Orleans confessed to keeping a picture of this saint in the data centre. We'd like to think nothing's impossible in a data centre with the right gear, but it certainly grabbed our attention. Reckon you can grab it more?