Microsoft Ignite the Tour DC 2020
Feb05

Microsoft Ignite the Tour DC 2020

I will be speaking and sharing my love for the DC User Group communities at Microsoft Ignite the Tour DC! Hey Microsoft Ignite the Tour DC Attendees! I wanted to share some information for you on where to find me over the next few days and some resources for after the sessions! Data and the Power Platform I will be leading the learning path session called: Connecting Power Apps,… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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365 Power Up Philly: Transitioning to Unified Client Interface
Jan25

365 Power Up Philly: Transitioning to Unified Client Interface

Mallory Lawhorne and I presented this session at the 265 Power Up Philly event on January 25, 2020. I wanted to share the slides with you and also the links to the resources we shared. Enjoy! This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office. Here are the resources we shared: Official Blog: 

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Q1 2020 DMV Events
Jan10

Q1 2020 DMV Events

Q3 2019 CRMUG DMV Regional Chapter Meeting in Chevy Chase, MD This is a great time to be in the DMV (DC / Maryland / Virginia area) because we have so many amazing events coming up! Save the date and get registered today! Road Trip to Philly In January, you should drive up to Philadelphia for 365 Power Up! It takes place on Saturday January 25, 2020 and is a full day of content… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Power Pizza: Party Time!
Dec23

Power Pizza: Party Time!

We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza! Not from my most recent Pizza Crawl but Mod Pizza is always delicious It’s Power Pizza Party… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Pizza: Ta Da!
Dec22

Power Pizza: Ta Da!

We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza! This is a robot that brings you pizza. My app is not as cool. Location: George Mason University…. Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Pizza: Naming Conventions
Dec21

Power Pizza: Naming Conventions

We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza! < figcaption>This was not part of the Pizza Crawl but it sure was delicious! This was at Chez Pippo in… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Power Pizza: Choosing a Winner
Dec20

Power Pizza: Choosing a Winner

We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza! Del Ray Pizza empirically won our Pizza Crawl and it was amazing so I had to show it again! Now… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Pizza: Sticky Option Sets
Dec19

Power Pizza: Sticky Option Sets

We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza! This was not on the Pizza Crawl but you can’t go wrong with Costco Pizza! The Idea I wanted… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Pizza: Sums and Calculations
Dec18

Power Pizza: Sums and Calculations

We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza! The Fourth stop on the crawl was 2Amys in Washington, DC There were two different calculations… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Pizza: Icons and Tool Tips
Dec17

Power Pizza: Icons and Tool Tips

We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza! Third Stop on the Pizza Crawl: Mega Slice, Adams Morgan Changing Icons One of the cool… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Power Pizza: Learning from Beta Tests
Dec16

Power Pizza: Learning from Beta Tests

We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza! If you were following #PowerPizza on Twitter than you may know I did a beta test with the app. This… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Pizza: Form Modes
Dec16

Power Pizza: Form Modes

We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza! Pizza Crawl Stop #2: Fireworks Pizza, Arlington One of the first challenges I faced with my… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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Power Pizza: App Version 1
Dec15

Power Pizza: App Version 1

We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza! Pizza Party game for playing on your Pizza Crawl. It is much more sophisticated than Power Pizza… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Pizza: An Introduction
Dec14

Power Pizza: An Introduction

It’s time for another blog series! I wanted to use a Power App to solve a real life problem. This was a great opportunity for me to keep learning Power Apps (Model Driven and Canvas), Power Automate, and the Common Data Service. So I want to talk through what I learned! The problem I wanted to tackle was how to find the best local pizza by digitally tracking our progress during a Pizza… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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We’ll Always Have Paris …
Nov13

We’ll Always Have Paris …

Hashtag visits La Tour Eiffel Hello to my new friends from Microsoft Ignite the Tour Paris, I wanted to share some quick links with you! I hope you are enjoying my session and that you will consider connecting with me and subscribing to my blog! I have two sessions this week at Microsoft Ignite the Tour Paris. These are both repeat sessions from Microsoft Ignite just last week in… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Hashtag Goes to Paris!
Nov01

Hashtag Goes to Paris!

Hashtag getting fashionable for Ignite the Tour Paris I am excited to announce that I will be headed to Microsoft Ignite the Tour in Paris! I unfortunately am unable to be at Microsoft Ignite Orlando. So I am excited to be involved in Microsoft Ignite the Tour. Microsoft Ignite the Tour gives people from around the world access to the same content from Ignite at a smaller, local events…. Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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November DC Chapter Meetings
Oct30

November DC Chapter Meetings

Your DC/Maryland/Virginia Chapter Leaders hanging out at User Group Summit Orlando 2019 The Washington, DC D365/CRM User Group has some great events lined up for November 2019. So it’s time to get prepared and get registered! Power BI User Group We have partnered with the Power BI User Group to offer a session about the Common Data Service and getting started with reporting off of… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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User Group Summit 2019 Recap
Oct28

User Group Summit 2019 Recap

It’s been a week since User Group Summit in Orlando! This was a great week of learning and networking. I presented many times and also hosted the 3rd annual DMV Summit Happy Hour. Patrick Wright and I presented some basics for new Dynamics 365 administrators. These sessions have also been scheduled for repeat webinars in January so make sure you get registered for Part 1 and Part 2! For… Continue Reading Kylie...

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User Group Summit Follow Up
Oct16

User Group Summit Follow Up

Are you enjoying the networking and learning at User Group Summit Orlando? Then you should join us at our upcoming chapter meetings! These are local events where we have the same great content and lots of time to talk to other locals working with the same tools as you. While we are still in Orlando, make sure you check out the sessions I am presenting in: User Group Summit Sessions to… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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D365 Saturday Washington, DC 2019 Takeaways
Oct10

D365 Saturday Washington, DC 2019 Takeaways

Check out this All-Star crew of speakers for #D365SatDC! I can’t believe it’s almost been a month since D365 Saturday in Washington, DC! This was a great event packed with amazing speakers and lots of great networking. I wanted to share some of my takeaways about the sessions I attended and what I learned. To get started, you can check out some photos and videos of the event! I have… Continue Reading Kylie...

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User Group Summit 2019 Girl Power Playlist: Disney Princess Edition
Oct02

User Group Summit 2019 Girl Power Playlist: Disney Princess Edition

Vintage Kylie at Epcot circa 2011, featuring the fierce Mulan! You may recall that before Summit last year I released my Girl Power Playlist. I usually make something to listen to on the plane to get excited and ready for the week ahead. This will be my 7th Summit but it will still be a stretching experience as I am participating in 5 sessions! Plus, this will be my first year as a Business… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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User Group Summit 2019 Sessions to Favorite
Sep20

User Group Summit 2019 Sessions to Favorite

Vintage Kylie at Disney circa 1995 If you are headed to User Group Summit North America in Orlando in a few weeks then I have some great session suggestions for you to get on your schedule! Thursday Oct 17 8am: There’s More than One Way Up the North Mountain. Malcolm McAuley, Todd Mercer, Mallory Lawhorne and I will be looking at one business problem and demonstrating several ways to… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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TDGi Hackathon – Team Apollo
Sep11

TDGi Hackathon – Team Apollo

Team Apollo at TDGi Global Hack for Education Last weekend I had the honor of joining Team Apollo at the TDGi Hackathon! This was a great event to demonstrate the capabilities of the Power Platform and raise money for some deserving charities. The amazing Team Apollo included Mike Ochs, Aiden Kaskela, Phil Topness, Mallory Lawhorne, Mahbub Alam, Liudmyla Tretter and myself. 1st… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Panel: System Design for Administrators
Sep09

Panel: System Design for Administrators

CRMUG is continuing it’s Panel Discussions series where community members spend 30 minutes giving their tips and best practices plus answering attendee questions. This week Ashley Steiner, Seth Bacon, Gus Gonzalez and I led a panel talking about system design. I wanted to share some of my highlights plus you can watch the recording on CRMUG. Plan! Plan! Plan! It is very important to plan… Continue Reading Kylie...

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User Group Summit 2019 Planning Tips
Aug30

User Group Summit 2019 Planning Tips

It’s crazy to think that we are already less than 2 months away from User Group Summit! This is going to be a great event in Orlando. If you are not yet registered, make sure you check out the details and review the D365/CRM Sessions and get signed up! I wanted to share a few of my tips for new attendees to get the most out of this experience. Attire Be comfortable! People attend in… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Panel: User Adoption Best Practices
Aug28

Panel: User Adoption Best Practices

A few weeks ago I participated in a panel webinar with Chris Capistran and Ashley Steiner where we talked about User Adoption Best Practices in Dynamics 365. You can catch the recording on CRMUG! I wanted to share a few of the tips we discussed. Super Users Enlisting a ream of Super Users (or Power Users or Evangelists) can be a great way to build adoption. You can get this group… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Who Modified This?
Aug27

Who Modified This?

I am currently a moderator for the CRMUG/D365UG MB200 Certification Study Group (links to future and recorded webinars on my events page). Last week our topics included Workflows! One topic that can be confusing about Workflows is knowing which user the workflow will run as. This user’s name will show up as the Modified By and/or Created By for records dealt with in the process. This user… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Alert on Old Cases: FLOW!
Jul27

Alert on Old Cases: FLOW!

I have finally come to the last solution in my Case Study series! Today I continue to answer the question ‘what was the best way to use a workflow to send an email when a case had not been modified in 5 days?’ one last time by discussing a potential solution using FLOW! We have been discussing ways to send email alerts when a case has not been modified for 5 days. There are a few ways… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Alert for Old Cases: Workflow Based on Related Record
Jul26

Alert for Old Cases: Workflow Based on Related Record

Another discussion on the question ‘what was the best way to use a workflow to send an email when a case had not been modified in 5 days?’ with a potential solution using Workflow Based on Related Records! We are still looking for the best solution to send an email when a case is inactive for over 5 days. We have already looked at a few options with varying levels of… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Alert for Old Cases: Recursive Workflow
Jul25

Alert for Old Cases: Recursive Workflow

Today, I continue to answer the question ‘what was the best way to use a workflow to send an email when a case had not been modified in 5 days?’ by discussing a potential solution using Recursive Workflow! I have been discussing a few options for notifying users when they have cases assigned that have not been modified in several days. The goal of this is to send an email that will… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Alert for Old Cases: Charts, Views, and Dashboards
Jul24

Alert for Old Cases: Charts, Views, and Dashboards

Today, I continue to answer the question ‘what was the best way to use a workflow to send an email when a case had not been modified in 5 days?’ by discussing a potential solution using Charts, Views and Dashboards, oh my! Lets continue to work on comparing a few solutions to alert a case owner when they are not doing their job. We just created a few new fields to calculate the number… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Alert for Old Cases: Calculated and Rollup Fields
Jul23

Alert for Old Cases: Calculated and Rollup Fields

Today, I continue to answer the question ‘what was the best way to use a workflow to send an email when a case had not been modified in 5 days?’ by discussing a potential solution using Calculated and Rollup Fields! We are talking about potential solutions for dealing with Cases that have been sitting in the system but not worked on for several days. To get a better understanding… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Case Study: Alert for Old Cases
Jul22

Case Study: Alert for Old Cases

I was recently approached at a conference about a unique question on the best way to do something in Dynamics365. The question led to a very interesting discussion because I realized that there were actually many possible ways that the objective could be achieved. So today I’m launching a new recurring Case Study mini-series where I will be doing a deep dive into solving unique issues or… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Stickers!
Jul17

Stickers!

I am excited to announce that I now have stickers! This means you can enjoy the cute face of Hashtag the #CRMUGDC Monkey anytime! To get one, you will have to come see me at an upcoming Dynamics event: DMV Regional Chapter Meeting – August 14 at Microsoft Chevy Chase, MD. This is the 3rd Annual Regional Chapter meeting in the DC / Maryland / Virginia area. We are inviting CRMUG/D365UG… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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2019 DMV Regional Chapter Meeting
Jul13

2019 DMV Regional Chapter Meeting

This year will be the 3rd year hosting a Regional User Group Chapter Meeting for the DMV (DC / Maryland / Virginia). We will have attendees from the Washington, DC, Reston, VA, and Richmond, VA chapters in attendance and we have a jam packed agenda! When: Wednesday August 14, 8:30am-4pm Where: Microsoft Chevy Chase This will be a FREE event that starts with breakfast and includes… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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1st Time Business Applications MVP!
Jul12

1st Time Business Applications MVP!

I am excited to announce that I’m now a Microsoft MVP! I received the email confirmation on Canada Day, Monday July 1st and my profile is now live on the MVP site! This has been a goal of mine for many years as I have worked to deliver content and create a strong community in Northern Virginia. When I started working with CRM, even when I attended my first CRMUG Chapter Meeting, I never… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Women in Technology
Jun14

Women in Technology

I was recently at the Hitachi Customer Conference and attended a Women in Technology luncheon. I always try to support these initiatives and this event was particularity interesting. It inspired me to share a few pieces of my story and tips for other ladies out there who may be struggling to find their way. You can do anything! This is easier to say than it is to do but it is… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Women in Technology – Kylie Kiser
Jun14

Women in Technology – Kylie Kiser

I was recently at the Hitachi Customer Conference and attended a Women in Technology luncheon. I always try to support these initiatives and this event was particularity interesting. It inspired me to share a few pieces of my story and tips for other ladies out there who may be struggling to find their way. You can do anything! This is easier to say than it is to do but it is… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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App in a Day Training Recap – Kylie Kiser
Jun12

App in a Day Training Recap – Kylie Kiser

I was recently able to attend the App in a Day training at the Hitachi Customer Conference. This was a great day of learning and I would definitely recommend it to others. The course walks through everything you need to know in order to build a Canvas App, a Model Driven App with a Business Process Flow, a Flow with Approval and a Power BI Dashboard. It was great to be able to… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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App in a Day Training Recap
Jun12

App in a Day Training Recap

I was recently able to attend the App in a Day training at the Hitachi Customer Conference. This was a great day of learning and I would definitely recommend it to others. The course walks through everything you need to know in order to build a Canvas App, a Model Driven App with a Business Process Flow, a Flow with Approval and a Power BI Dashboard. It was great to be able to play… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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Hitachi Customer Conference 2019 Recap – Kylie Kiser
Jun10

Hitachi Customer Conference 2019 Recap – Kylie Kiser

At the end of May, I had the privilege to attend the Hitachi Customer Conference. This was the first time attending and not presenting at a Conference in 4 years! So it was a great opportunity for me to really dig in and learn. I also was able to attend the App in a Day training before the conference. Expect a recap coming soon. I would highly recommend this training as it helped pull… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Hitachi Customer Conference 2019 Recap
Jun10

Hitachi Customer Conference 2019 Recap

At the end of May, I had the privilege to attend the Hitachi Customer Conference. This was the first time attending and not presenting at a Conference in 4 years! So it was a great opportunity for me to really dig in and learn. I also was able to attend the App in a Day training before the conference. Expect a recap coming soon. I would highly recommend this training as it helped pull… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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D365 Saturday Philly Recap
Jun08

D365 Saturday Philly Recap

I was involved in the D365 Saturday event in Philadelphia, PA just a few weeks ago. This was a great full-day event with amazing speakers from across the country and keynote by Julie Strauss. Here are some takeaways from sessions I attended plus a few pictures from the festivities. KeynoteJulie Strauss We are in a time of Digital Transformation as business has fundamentally changed in… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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D365 Saturday Philly Recap – Kylie Kiser
Jun08

D365 Saturday Philly Recap – Kylie Kiser

I was involved in the D365 Saturday event in Philadelphia, PA just a few weeks ago. This was a great full-day event with amazing speakers from across the country and keynote by Julie Strauss. Here are some takeaways from sessions I attended plus a few pictures from the festivities. KeynoteJulie Strauss We are in a time of Digital Transformation as business has fundamentally… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on their...

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What is Stop Workflow for? – Kylie Kiser
Jun06

What is Stop Workflow for? – Kylie Kiser

A few weeks ago I saw this discussion on CRMUG regarding the necessity of the “Stop Workflow” step in D365 Workflows. It was such an interesting discussion that I wanted to share a few thoughts of my own on the topic. When I am building or editing a workflow, I usually have two main concerns : (1) That I won’t mess it up when I edit it later and (2) that other people won’t mess… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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What is Stop Workflow for?
Jun06

What is Stop Workflow for?

A few weeks ago I saw this discussion on CRMUG regarding the necessity of the “Stop Workflow” step in D365 Workflows. It was such an interesting discussion that I wanted to share a few thoughts of my own on the topic. When I am building or editing a workflow, I usually have two main concerns : (1) That I won’t mess it up when I edit it later and (2) that other people won’t mess it up when… Continue...

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New Phone, Who dis?
Jun04

New Phone, Who dis?

Welcome to my new home everyone! I have finally taken the leap and moved from Blogger to WordPress and got a web address with my name in it! All you need to remember now is KylieKiser.com! I hope you like the new site! Please share your comments and tips for improvement. Then follow to stay up to date on new content! I have several fun articles in the pipeline so be on the lookout! Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on their...

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KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: May 2019 Events
Apr13

KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: May 2019 Events

There are several great events happening in the next few weeks where you can meet #CRMUGDC the Monkey. Make sure you save the date and get registered! CRMUGDC Q2 Chapter MeetingMay 15, 8:30am-12:30pm Location: Microsoft Chevy Chase Speakers Geoff Ables: Designing Customer Engagement Processes Nelson Johnson: Power BI for Beginners Kalpana Sivanandan: Microsoft Teams Introduction Get all the… Continue Reading noreply@blogger.com...

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May 2019 Events – Kylie Kiser
Apr13

May 2019 Events – Kylie Kiser

There are several great events happening in the next few weeks where you can meet #CRMUGDC the Monkey. Make sure you save the date and get registered!CRMUGDC Q2 Chapter Meeting May 15, 8:30am-12:30pm Location: Microsoft Chevy Chase Speakers Geoff Ables: Designing Customer Engagement Processes Nelson Johnson: Power BI for Beginners Kalpana Sivanandan: Microsoft Teams Introduction Get all the… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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May 2019 Events
Apr13

May 2019 Events

There are several great events happening in the next few weeks where you can meet #CRMUGDC the Monkey. Make sure you save the date and get registered!CRMUGDC Q2 Chapter Meeting May 15, 8:30am-12:30pm Location: Microsoft Chevy Chase Speakers Geoff Ables: Designing Customer Engagement Processes Nelson Johnson: Power BI for Beginners Kalpana Sivanandan: Microsoft Teams Introduction Get all the… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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