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Program Manager in Principal

In today’s episode (technically, last year’s) episode of Refresh the Cache, George and Nick talk to Dileep Singh, Principal Program Manager Lead for Power Pages. We discuss Gimli Glider, security, and growing with the product. Acronyms casually dropped in the conversation MAU – Monthly Active Users IdP – Identity Provider  References Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World:… Continue Reading...

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The Dark Side of the Moon
Nov15

The Dark Side of the Moon

Long, long time ago, in the universe far away, Nick Doelman and Colin Vermeer had a dream of making a podcast about ADX Portals, I mean Dynamics 365 Portals, I mean Power Apps portals, I mean Power Pages that would rival the entire Microsoft’s media department. As often is the case, Microsoft decided to put an end to it by buying out hiring the entire population of Canada both. In this episode… Continue Reading...

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Power Pages Licensing: Show Me The MAU
Oct24

Power Pages Licensing: Show Me The MAU

Daily logins are like daily gym visits: everyone says they do it every day, but reality begs to differ. Nick and George talk about new Power Pages licensing, monthly active users and more in episode 29 (or 2 in “After Nick Doelman” era).  https://powerpages.microsoft.com/pricing/ https://alexacrm.com/plugin  Get in touch voice@crm.audio Nick Hayduk @Engineered_Code George Doubinski… Continue Reading crm.audio’s...

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Goodbye Portals, Hello Pages

One of the Nicks is back but Doelman variety decided to take a pill and has gone to greener pastures of the mothership. To fill in the void of his large shoes, George “The Enabler” Doubinski has joined the crew and broken all-Canadian camaraderie. Both Nick & George are rusty after a long break, so the only hot topic of the day is “Who moved my cheese and is it still cheese?” aka “Power...

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Power Apps portals Release Plans 2022 wave 1

The Nick’s are back after a brief break to bring you the news from the Power Platform 2022 release plans for Power Apps portals. Nick Hayduk @Engineered_Code Nick Doelman @readyxrm Continue Reading Nick Doelman’s Article on their blog https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/crmaudio/2022.2.14RTC.mp3 Blog Syndicated with Nick Doelman’s...

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Moving on from being a Dynamics CRM (365) Developer

Details In this CRM Audio podcast episode Elaiza Benitez talks to Luke Hopton based in Jersey, United Kingdom, and Matt Ngan based in Toronto, Canada. Elaiza, Luke and Matt previously worked for the same Microsoft Partner in New Zealand where Luke and Matt were CRM Developers. Since then, both of them have moved away from being Dynamics CRM developers and Elaiza talks to them about their… Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom, Shawn...

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Bizapps career: partner, independent, or Microsoft
Oct11

Bizapps career: partner, independent, or Microsoft

On this episode, Elaiza Benitez takes over the CRM Audio podcast and brought Amey Holden and Matt Wittemann with her. Elaiza, Amey, and Matt worked for Microsoft partners and have since made changes in their career. Elaiza and Amey went independent and Matt went to work for Microsoft. We discuss the various career paths available with Microsoft Business Applications. Working for a Microsoft… Continue Reading Joel...

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Power Apps Portals: Power Platform 2021 Release Plan Wave 2

The Nicks discuss the Power Platform 2021 Release Plan and how it relates to Power Apps portals, buying a car and Coke vs Pepsi. Nicholas Hayduk @Engineered_Code Nick Doelman @readyxrm Continue Reading Nick Doelman’s Article on their blog https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/crmaudio/rtc2021summeredition.mp3 Blog Syndicated with Nick Doelman’s...

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Independent connectors for Power Platform
Jul31

Independent connectors for Power Platform

George, Shawn, and Joel are back with another podcast! Topics discussed today: Release notes for Wave 2 2021 are out–do they matter? Joel is a Twitter quitter Multi-table (polymorphic) lookups–what are they good for Microsoft YouTube channel–why no comments? Joel and George got the Mac Mini M1 Why does George need 64 GB of RAM Power Automate Desktop is now a standard feature in Windows 11… Continue Reading Joel...

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Dataverse for Teams: is it a platform?
Jun06

Dataverse for Teams: is it a platform?

In this episode of CRM Audio, George Doubinski and Joel Lindstrom discuss the business case for Dataverse for Teams. Who is it for and what does it mean for people who already have Dataverse and Dynamics 365?  Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom’s Article on their blog Dataverse for Teams: is it a platform? In this episode of CRM Audio, George Doubinski and Joel Lindstrom discuss the business case for Dataverse for Teams. Who is it...

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Power Apps portals terminology changes and community forums

Nick and Nick are joined by special guest “Portals Super User” Oliver Rodrigues to discuss portal terminology changes and getting answers on community forums. Oliver Rodrigues @BrahmeiroDiary Oliver Rodrigues When creating a page containing an Entity List (or just List) in Power Apps Portals, it is very common to add a details page so users can drill-down to the records details. The list is represented as below example: By...

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Making a Power Apps Portal not look like a Portal

Nick and Nick are joined by special guests Ulrikke Akerbæk and Franco Musso to discuss what “Where’s Waldo?” is called in different countries, new portal features and how to build a Power Apps portals that doesn’t look like a portal. Portal Entity Permissions Manager https://jonasr.app/2021/02/epm/ Power Platform Release Plan 2021 Wave 1 … Continue Reading Nick Doelman’s Article on their blog...

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When NOT to use Power Apps Portals and other updates

Colin Vermander @koolin_ Nick Doelman @readyxrm Nicholas Hayduk @Engineered_Code Configure Azure AD B2C Provider: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-configure-azure-ad-b2c-provider-for-portals-in-a-new-way-preview/ JQuery Update: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4594428/portal-9-2-10-x-breaking AlexaCRM: https://alexacrm.com/ Portal Connector:… Continue Reading Nick Doelman’s Article on...

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Microsoft Dataverse
Nov26

Microsoft Dataverse

In today’s podcast, Joel Lindstrom and George Doubinski talk about Dataverse, the new name of Common Data Service. Microsoft has also renamed some of the CDS components. Entities are now tables, Option Sets are now choices, and fields are not columns. These new names may be confusing for long time platform users, but they move the platform to be more consistent with other platforms and will… Continue Reading Joel...

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Fall into Portals Virtual Conference Recap

Nick, Colin and Nick discuss the recent Fall into Portals Virtual Conference and recap the incredible content. Fall into Portals Recording: https://365.training/Courses/Detail/Fall_PowerAppsPortals Content Publishing on Portals using multi-language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6EDgqgk9G8&t=317s Colin Vermander @koolin_ Nick Doelman @readyxrm Nicholas Hayduk @Engineered_Code Sponsored by 

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In-line code editor and Project Oakdale

It’s autumn in the the US, the leaves are falling, and we are back with another episode of CRM Audio. In today’s episode, Joel Lindstrom, George Doubinski, and Shawn Tabor talk about George’s new in-line code editor function for Power Automate–how does it work, why would you want to use it over plain expressions, and is it secure? We also get into Oakdale, the new light version of Common Data… Continue...

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Connection References

Microsoft released a public preview of Connection References, which store Power Automate (and some Power App) connections in solutions, and prompt for connection when the solution is moved to another environment. This is a big deal because currently connections are not moved with solutions, which means that Power Automate flows are not connected after the solution is moved, and editing flows… Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom,...

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Power Apps portals webAPI and virtual conferences

Colin, Nick and Nick are back from summer vacation and chat about the portals WebAPI currently in public preview. Portals WebAPI (Microsoft Docs) 2020 is the year of virtual conferences, and Power Apps portals are no exception with Power Portals Saturday and Fall/Spring into Portals conferences. Power Portals Saturday (YouTube Playlist) Fall into Portals Colin Vermander @koolin_ Nick Doelman… Continue Reading Nick...

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Getting ready for DynamicsCon with Jon Stypula

This week Jon Stypula from Dynamic Consulting joins CRM Audio to talk about the DynamicsCon virtual conference coming up on September 9-10. Watch this episode on YouTube at https://youtu.be/lyL9dSO3wfc. Find out how DynamicsCon is different than other Power Platform virtual events. Who is paying for it, and how the money will be spent. You can register for DynamicsCon at

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What's new with RPA in Microsoft Power Automate

RPA is getting a lot of buzz these days, but what does it really mean? Today Cody Erickson from Microsoft (and formerly Softmotive) joins CRM Audio, along with Joe (Flow Joe) Unwin, to discuss RPA: Why did Microsoft acquire Softmotive when they already had RPA? How can Power Automate customers use Softmotive RPA today? When should you use RPA (and when should you not use RPA? Setting proper… Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom,...

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Notifications in Dynamics 365

In this Service based episode of CRM Audio, Shawn & Sarah talk about how notifications within Dynamics 365 aren’t just emails anymore!  They talk about how notifications can be more actionable and meaningful for Dynamics 365 users!  Also, Shawn talks about the upcoming Field Service Bootcamp coming to 365 Saturday on August 12-15!   365 Saturday – Field Service Bootcamp (August 12-15) Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom,...

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Are you an app person or a flow person?

It’s been my observation that with a few notable exceptions, people in the Power Platform community primarily focus on Power Apps or on Power Automate. Lots of people will use both, but generally, people are more “app people” or “flow people.” I don’t have a strong preference between the two, and I regularly use and enjoy both platforms, but I’ve had conversations with people in… Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom, Shawn Tabor,...

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What is Dataflex

Last week at Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft announced DataFlex, a light version of Common Data Service that will be included with Microsoft Teams and make it easy to build low-code applications inside of Teams with simplified security. They also announced that CDS will be rebranded as DataFlex Pro. Joel, George and Shawn discuss what this change means, along with the confusion over the name. Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom, Shawn Tabor,...

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Why Power Apps Portals needs an API
Jul21

Why Power Apps Portals needs an API

New in preview, Microsoft has released a CRUD API for Power Apps Portals. Why do we need this when Common Data Service already has a web API? Hint: It’s not for integration, it’s for user experience. See the official documentation here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powe…   Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom, Shawn Tabor, George Doubinski, Matthew C Anderson, Mark Smi’s Article on their blog Why Power Apps...

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Power Apps portals 2020 Release Wave 2 Updates

While Colin is off in the wilderness on vacation, Nick and Nick discuss the features announced in the Power Platform 2020 Wave 2 Release plans.   Nick Hayduk @Engineered_Code Nick Doelman @readyxrm Continue Reading Nick Doelman’s Article on their blog https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/crmaudio/RTV2.8.mp3 Blog Syndicated with Nick Doelman’s...

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We react to the Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Release Plan Wave 2
Jul08

We react to the Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Release Plan Wave 2

MVP’s Shawn Tabor and Joel Lindstrom review the top announcements in the Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Release Notes Wave 2. Power Apps Portals PCF Controls Model-driven search enhancements Canvas pages Power Automate Power Virtual Agent Dynamics 365 Sales Dynamics 365 Marketing Customer Insights Dynamics 365 Service Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom’s Article on their blog We react to the Power Platform and Dynamics 365...

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Training, Certifiaction, and Brain Dumps with Julie Yack

Julie Yack joins CRM Audio today to talk about brain dumps, and why you should avoid them when studying for Microsoft certification exams.  Brain dumps are unauthorized copies of certification test questions and answers. If you use brain dumps you are violating the terms of your certification, and you are selling yourself short. Julie talks about how Microsoft’s certification and training… Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom,...

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Field Service Mobile with Dian Taylor

In this episode, Shawn is joined by Dian Taylor, Director – TMC for Business Apps with RSM US to talk all about Field Service Mobile!  They talk about the key differences between the two apps (1st party Microsoft and the Microsoft Field Service Woodford based app), where there is a fit for both and what the future holds for the new Field Service Mobile app!  Dian and Shawn also talk about… Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom, Shawn...

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At Your Service: Preview features in field service

In this episode, Shawn (@crmhobbit) and Sarah (@SarahJND) talk about how to access Public Preview features within Dynamics 365 Field Service as well as how to enable the new Schedule Board, currently in Public Preview. Watch this episode on the CRMHobbit YouTube channel (demo enabling the new Schedule Board at the 9:30 mark) : https://youtu.be/gohUVmO5vKc How to install preview features for… Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom,...

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Power Apps portals Tools with Jim Novak

Colin, Nick H and Nick D (CNN) chat with MVP Jim Novak about tools used when working with Power Apps portals projects.   Jim Novak is a Technical Architect with deep experience with Dynamics CRM/xRM and custom .NET application development working in projects for the United States government, education and healthcare industries.   Twitter: @crmdevjim Website:

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Teams + Power Platform as a platform
May31

Teams + Power Platform as a platform

At Build 2020, Microsoft highlighted Microsoft Teams as a platform, and announced lots of new enhancements to the integration between Power Platform and teams, including making it easier to build Power Automate flows for Teams and integrate model-driven apps with Teams, and more easily publish Power Virtual Agents with Teams. … Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom, Shawn Tabor, George Doubinski, Matthew C Anderson, Mark Smi’s...

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At Your Service: Pandemia and Customer Service
May25

At Your Service: Pandemia and Customer Service

In this episode, Shawn & Sarah talk about the pandemic and how it has affected opportunities to present to the community.   Sarah discusses a virtual session she held at D365UG Focus on optimizing Customer Service implementations and the blog article that supports it: Create a case with the email body in the Case description field in Dynamics 365 Background Automatic record creation in Dynamics 365 Customer Service has been...

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Role of Solution Architect in Power Platform Projects
May23

Role of Solution Architect in Power Platform Projects

This is a special episode of CRM Audio with MVP’s Gus Gonzalez, Neil Benson, and Joel Lindstrom. In this episode we dig into what the role of solution architect means and how it has changed in Power Platform projects with the shift to agile deployment methodologies. This episode is being simultaneously released on their podcasts, the CRM MVP Podcast and Scrum Dynamics, and I encourage you to… Continue Reading Joel...

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API Limits and Throttles in Power Platform with Sean McNellis
Apr12

API Limits and Throttles in Power Platform with Sean McNellis

This episode is brought to you by Maplytics by Inogic. Today we are joined by return guest Sean McNellis, Principal PFE with Microsoft.  Topics in this episde Changes to the pfe PowerShell libraries and .Net Core Service protection throttles and the reason for them Tips for building future friendly code and limiting API calls Covid-19 driving digital transformation and decoupling things that… Continue Reading Joel...

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Power Apps Portals Webforms, Virtual Entities and Local Authentication

Nick, Nick and Colin practice social distancing and chat from their home offices about MVP summit, Web Forms, Virtual Entities, Local Authentication and other Power Apps Portals stuff. Show notes: Colin’s post on web forms: https://colinvermander.com/2020/03/09/power-apps-portals-web-form-ideas-desired-improvements/ Nick Hayduk’s Portals Community Call:

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Imposter syndrome and cats with Emma D'Arcy
Apr03

Imposter syndrome and cats with Emma D'Arcy

This episode is brought to you by Maplytics by Inogic and D365UG. This week we talk with Emma D’Arcy all about what it means to deal with Imposter Syndrome and how it does indeed get better! Shawn & Emma talk about their own struggles and how the Dynamics Community has helped them not only overcome, but flourish and help to elevate others. They also talk a little bit about cats… Emma… Continue Reading Joel...

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Power Platform update and deprecation deadlines are delayed
Mar30

Power Platform update and deprecation deadlines are delayed

This episode is brought to you by Inogic and their new Kanban Board for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. James Phillips recently wrote a blog post “Our commitment to customers to help ensure business continuity” where he detailed plans to delay mandatory end of support and deprecation deadlines to remove pressure from customers and partners during this stressful time. 2020 Wave 1 will still… Continue Reading Joel...

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Working from home, To-Do, and PowerPoint Coach
Mar25

Working from home, To-Do, and PowerPoint Coach

In today’s episode of ProdCast, (brought to you by Inogic), Matthew Anderson and Joel Lindstrom share their tips for working from home and review some recent updates to their favorite productivity tools, including on how PowerPoint can help improve your speaking skills through AI. Discussed on the show: Uplift desks Jabra GN PowerPoint Coach To-Do “My Day” view Quickly create tasks from… Continue Reading Joel...

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What you need to know about D365 and Power Platform Wave 1 2020
Mar21

What you need to know about D365 and Power Platform Wave 1 2020

This episode is brought to you by Inogic and their new Kanban Board for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. Wave 1 2020 for Power Platform and Dynamics 365 is right around the corner. In today’s episode, Joel Lindstrom and Shawn Tabor cover what you need to know and how to prepare for the update. Topics covered: Team member license enforcement Dynamics 365 Sales Product visualize Dynamics 365… Continue Reading Joel...

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Everybody should use CDS
Mar06

Everybody should use CDS

This episode is brought to you by Inogic and their new Kanban Board for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. The coronavirus COVID-19 has changed the technology world. People are working remotely, conferences are canceled. On this podcast, we talk about the changes to D365UG Summit Barcelona, MVP summit, and other conferences. To help organizations combating the crisis, Microsoft is making the… Continue Reading Joel...

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Power Apps Portals – What if we were Program Managers at Microsoft

Gus Gonzalez started a series of podcasts giving an overview of what he would do if he were the program manager for some of the Dynamics 365/Power Platform products.  This the portal edition where Colin, Nick and Nick discuss the new features and options they would add to portals if they were program managers (with unlimited budget and resources) What is your wish list item? 

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Learning and certification productivity
Feb18

Learning and certification productivity

This episode is brought to you by Inogic. Check out their new Kanban visualization for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. Learning is important. Joel has started a bi-weekly LinkedIn newsletter about learning–why it is important to be a life-long learner, choosing a learning goal, and tools to help learning. On the podcast we discuss our learning goals. Matthew Anderson has also been pursuing… Continue Reading Joel...

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Power Apps Portals – 2020 Wave 1 Release Plan

The Power Platform 2020 Wave 1 release plan has been published!  Also announced is the WS-trust and organizationserviceproxy deprecation, which as a big impact on xRM Community edition, Microsoft open source and Adxstudio v7 portals. Join Nick Doelman, Colin Vermander and new permanent host Nick Hayduk as they discuss these new features and changes. Release Plan: … Continue Reading crm.audio’s Article on their blog...

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Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in Dynamics 365 F&O
Feb03

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in Dynamics 365 F&O

This episode is brought to you by Maplytics by Inogic and D365UG. This week we are re-joined by MVP Sukrut Parab and Sr. Architect Satish Panwar to talk about what you need to know about ALM best practices for a Dynamics 365 F&O deployment. Phases of ALM Why you need to use a good ALM process Manual vs. automated deployments Automated testing Can ALM work with other systems than DevOps?… Continue Reading Joel...

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Customer Service or Salad Cream with Sarah Critchley
Jan11

Customer Service or Salad Cream with Sarah Critchley

This episode is brought to you by D365UG. Sara Critchley joins Shawn Tabor to talk about customer service (after they finish talking about food). Why is customer service important? How has customer service in Dynamics 365 changed in recent years? Where should you start? The changing world of omnichannel. Why can’t Flow Joe get any balsamic vinegar kettle crisps in Canada? Please join the… Continue Reading Joel...

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Refresh the Cache Season 2: Holiday Episode with Dileep Singh

Dileep Singh returns to the podcast with an update of the Power Apps Portals General Availability and some hints as to what might be coming in 2020 wave 1.  Also discussed is the new Configuration Migration Tool, Forms Pro and Web Forms. Unified Interface Transition dates Portal: https://runone.powerappsportals.com/ Ideas site: https://experience.dynamics.com/ideas/ Colin’s blog:

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Power Platform Updates and Scott Millwood Interview
Dec23

Power Platform Updates and Scott Millwood Interview

It’s the final Power Platform Brief of 2019.  Bringing updates on Microsoft’s Power Platform including connectors for components, improved unified interface, Teams domination and an interview with Yesflow co-founder Scott Millwood.   Continue Reading Brad Koontz and Joel Lindstrom’s Article on their blog Power Platform Updates and Scott Millwood Interview It’s the final Power Platform Brief of 2019. ...

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CRM Audio Holiday Party 2019
Dec23

CRM Audio Holiday Party 2019

This episode is brought to you by D365UG. View this episode on YouTube: It’s the end of 2019, and we are having a party, with Jim Novak, Julie Yack, Nick Doelman, Lisa Crosbie, George Doubinski, Shawn Tabor, Antti Pajunen, David Yack, Elaiza Benitez, Kylie Kiser, Sarah Jelinek, Emma D’Arcy, and Joel Lindstrom. We review 2019 in business applications, talk about the highlights of the… Continue Reading Joel...

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F&O Enhancements and Managing Change with Sukrut and Satish
Dec20

F&O Enhancements and Managing Change with Sukrut and Satish

This episode is brought to you by D365UG. Today we have a F&O focused episode with MVP Sukrut Parab and Sr. Architect Satish Panwar Discussed in this episode: How the F&O update process works Delaying updates Managing updates during a deployment Feature Management Workspace Dual Write Printing enhancements in F&O Links: Sukrut Parab https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukrut-parab-534ba1a/ … Continue Reading Joel...

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Power Platform Updates and Interview with John Gravely
Dec12

Power Platform Updates and Interview with John Gravely

We’re back! The Power Platform Daily Brief is now just the Power Platform Brief.  We’ll continue to focus on the news and updates related to all thing Microsoft Power Platform and we’re still talking to the interesting people who make this community great. In this episode, we discuss the death of Talent, new connectors, Unified Interface scheduling and we talk to John Gravely about his new… Continue Reading...

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