Wave 1 2024: Deprecation is not a reason for depression
May17

Wave 1 2024: Deprecation is not a reason for depression

CRM Audio: Wave 1 2024: Deprecation not depressionIn this episode, George and Nick dive into the latest updates for Power Pages in the first half of 2024. They discuss new features, enhancements, and important deprecations, providing insights into how these changes impact users and developers. From generative AI integrations and improved file upload capabilities to crucial security updates… Continue Reading crm.audio’s...

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Do We Need to Rethink How We Build Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Apps?
Apr14

Do We Need to Rethink How We Build Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Apps?

In this episode of Amazing Apps, host Neil Benson explores the importance of rethinking our approach to building business applications. Join us as we delve into the benefits of questioning our assumptions and adapting to new information in the dynamic landscape of app development. Unpacking the concept of “thinking like a scientist” and its impact on creating agile business apps. -… Continue Reading Neil...

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Jeff Angama's Insider Look at Shaping a Tech Giant and Cultivating Community Spirit

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/532 Embark on a transformative journey with Jeff ANGAMA, the MVP from France, whose mantra of thinking big yet starting small has led him to success in the world of tech. As a solutions engineer at AvePoint, he's carved a niche for himself by embracing rapid failure as a stepping stone to greatness. Our conversation with Jeff isn't just a peek into… Continue Reading ‘s...

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PowerDocu and the Art of Managing Multitenancy in a Global Powerhouse with Rene Modery

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/531 Step into the future of IT management and creative innovation with our esteemed guest from Singapore, Rene Modery, the Power Platform Technical Lead at WPP. Rene not only excels in his role within the world of Power Platform and Microsoft 365 but also brings a personal touch to our discussion, sharing the fascinating endeavor of crafting… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Serendipity in Systems: Andrew Lencsak's Unplanned Path to MVP and Championing Dynamics ERP & Community Content Creation

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/530 Ever wonder how stumbling into a career can lead to a dynamic love affair with technology? Our guest, Andrew Lencsak, an ERP delivery director and freshly minted MVP, shares the serendipitous beginnings of his journey into IT and how it blossomed into a rewarding rendezvous with Dynamics ERP. He's woven a career in consulting, with threads rich… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Unveiling AI's Transformative Impact with Tom Marsh: A Microsoft Product Management Maestro's Journey Through Enhanced Business Applications and Personal Passions

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/529 Have you ever wondered how AI can supercharge your business applications? Join me as I sit down with Tom Marsh, a Microsoft maestro of product management, to unveil the transformative power of large language models and their potent influence in the business world. As Tom traces his ascent from intern to product management virtuoso, we venture… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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The Power of Learning Through Experiments in Power Apps Development
Feb26

The Power of Learning Through Experiments in Power Apps Development

#154. Neil Benson takes us on a journey of learning through experimentation. Starting with the historical origins of smallpox inoculation, Neil discusses the importance of conducting experiments to drive innovation and problem-solving. Sharing personal experiences from his biochemistry studies to his current work in building applications with Power Platform and Dynamics 365, Neil emphasizes… Continue Reading Neil Benson’s...

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Dublin's Tech Scene and Pints of Inspiration: Michel Mendes' Journey from Brazil to Microsoft MVP and Power Platform Maestro

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/528 Ever wondered what it's like to swap the sunny skies of Brazil for the emerald embrace of Ireland, all while scaling the heights of Microsoft's tech landscape? Michel Mendes, our spirited guest from Brazil, did just that. She traces her steps from SharePoint savant to a maestro of BizApps and Power Platform, with a special nod to her current… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Crafting a Digital Future with Personal Stories and Advanced AI with Jon Russell and Mike Gowland

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/527 Imagine intertwining the rhythms of personal passion with the beats of cutting-edge technology. That's the melody we play in our latest discussion with Jon Russell and Mike Gowland from A&S Group, where we harmonize the tunes of AI, the Power Platform, and life's candid moments. Our guests don't just bring their tech expertise to the table; they… Continue...

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The Making of a Tech Luminary in Ghana and the Art of Community Engagement – Silvester Akakpo

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/526 When Silvester Akakpo's father sparked his curiosity with the enigmatic world of computers, little did he know it would propel his son toward becoming Ghana's shining star in Microsoft Technologies. In a narrative as rich and diverse as the African continent itself, we follow Silvester's journey from familial influences in Togo and Germany to… Continue Reading...

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Unveiling Business Optimization: Rachel Profitt's Deep Dive into Dynamics 365's Process Catalogue and Power Platform Synergies

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/525 Embark on a journey through the veins of business optimization with Rachel Profitt, Microsoft's principal program manager, as she brings her wealth of knowledge from Denver, Colorado, straight to your ears. From an honoured Microsoft MVP to the halls of Microsoft itself, Rachel's insights into Dynamics 365's newly unveiled business process… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Charting a Unique Course in Tech: Fernando Tudela’s Insightful Dive into Freelance Consulting

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/524 Have you ever wondered if the road less travelled leads to unexpected success? Fernando Tudela, Spain's premier D365 FNO expert and senior technical consultant with Aluma Technology Solutions, is here to regale us with his tale. From the halls of physics academia to the forefront of international tech projects, Fernando's trajectory is anything… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Beyond the Screen with Microsoft's Guides App and the Evolution of Workplace Training – Christian Segurado

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/523 Discover how the virtual world is transforming our reality with Christian Segurado, a system integration manager from Microsoft who joins us from the bustling city of New York. With a treasure trove of 16 certifications and a history of more than 20 mixed-reality implementations, this episode is a deep dive into the potential of augmented and… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Crafting a Consulting Niche by Merging Finance Skills and Brazilian Culture with Josh Knox

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/522 Have you ever pondered the intriguing intersection where professional expertise meets vibrant personal passions? That's precisely what we unpack with Dynamics 365 MVP Josh Knox, whose professional pivot to Co-Optimize captures the essence of collaboration within a cooperative business model. Josh's narrative is as rich and diverse as his love… Continue Reading ‘s...

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The Secret Sauce of Power Apps Lifecycle Management with a Tech Connoisseur – Casey Burke

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/521  Imagine unlocking the secrets of low-code success with Casey Burke, Microsoft's principal product manager, as your guide. You're in for a treat as we unravel the intricacies of enterprise adoption and the transformative power of application lifecycle management in Power Apps. Casey doesn't just talk shop; he invites us into his world outside… Continue Reading...

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Blending Vocation and Innovation: Paul Stork's Path from SharePoint Specialist to Power Platform Pro and Pastoral Insights

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/520  Have you ever wondered how an expert in SharePoint evolves into a Power Platform maestro? Paul Stork's story intertwines technology and the human spirit, as he shares his remarkable transition from a focus on SharePoint to conquering the Power Platform, all while juggling his dual roles as an IT professional and a Lutheran pastor. His tale… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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Currying Favor with Tech: Jason Earnshaw's Journey Through Lotus Notes to Low-Code Revolution and Dynamics 365

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/519  Ever wondered how spicy curry ties into the low-code revolution? Jason Earnshaw from Huddersfield, our Low Code Practice General Manager with a penchant for Dynamics 365, spices up our show with his rich stories from the IT landscape. His journey from the days of Lotus Notes to the cutting-edge Power Platform offers a delectable mix of personal… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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Journey of a Microsoft MVP: Nanddeep Nachan's Evolution from Java Developer to Office 365 Expert and Community Luminary

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/518  Embark on a captivating journey with Nanddeep Nachan, an esteemed Office 365 consultant from Pune and a Microsoft MVP since 2019. His tale is one of intriguing transformation, from harbouring a childhood fascination with trains to pioneering in the IT landscape. Ned reveals his trajectory, detailing the twists and turns from his early days as a… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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Harnessing Codeless AI: Gwenael Bego's Journey from Hong Kong to Paris and Revolutionizing Workflows with Microsoft AI Builder and Power Automate

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/517  Discover the transformative power of AI as Gwenael Bego, Microsoft's Group Product Manager, takes us on a journey through the innovative landscapes of AI Builder and Power Automate. This episode is a treasure trove of insights for anyone eager to harness AI's capabilities without needing to write a single line of code. Gwenael isn't all work,… Continue Reading...

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Cultivating Tech in Albania: Betim Beja's Journey from Microsoft MVP to Shaping the Tech Landscape and Power Platform Community

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/516  Get ready to meet Betim Beja, the first-ever Microsoft MVP from Albania, with an unyielding passion for technology and its potential to transform lives. Betim's mission isn't an easy one – he is determined to cultivate Albania's tech industry, despite the challenges of a small market, and he's doing so with astounding success. From helping… Continue...

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Should .NET Developers Stick or Switch to Power Platform?

#153.  Neil Benson is joined by Keith Atherton, a proper pro developer. Keith shares his journey from developing custom apps using .NET, C# and SQL Server to embracing and mastering the development of enterprise business applications using the Power Platform. What do developers lose and gain using Power Platform compared to developing an app from scratch with .NET and SQL Server.The power of… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Elevating Digital Process Orchestration with Massoud Dehkordi's Expertise

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/515  Prepare to elevate your understanding of Business Process Management (BPM) as we engage with the brilliant Massoud Dehkordi from Agile XRM, who casts a spotlight on BPM's pivotal role in enhancing the Power Platform. As we navigate the labyrinth of process automation limitations within Power Automate, Massoud equips us with the knowledge to… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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From Paraguay to Tarragona: Cristhian Fernandez's Tech Journey through Software Development, Microsoft Business Applications, and the Power Platform

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/514 Ever wondered about the transformative journey from a software developer to a Microsoft business applications whizz? Our guest, Microsoft MVP Cristhian Fernandez, founder of Creativity Spark, shares his thrilling adventure of shifting gears and advancing in the dynamic tech arena. From the heart of Paraguay to the vibrant city of Tarragona in… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Democratizing AI: Ashish Bhatia's Journey from Microsoft to Power Automate and the Evolution of AI Builder

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/513 We are thrilled to have on board Ashish Bhatia, a principal product manager at Microsoft, who is on a mission to democratize AI solutions. Through a fascinating exchange, Ashish sheds light on his journey into the realm of AI and his focus on GPT-based capabilities within Power Automate. He articulates his vision for AI Builder, a tool that… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Shaping the Future of Technology: Stuart Baxter's Pioneering Work in Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/512 Ready to embark on a technological journey unlike any other? Sit down with us as we catch up with Stuart Baxter, a recognized MVP in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Solution Architecture. Get set to learn from his career path, which began with a serendipitous stumble into Dynamics and led him to become one of the leading voices in the… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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Navigating Tech with Komi Siabi: From Web Development to Dynamics 365 and the Journey to Becoming an African MVP

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/510 Ready to embark on a captivating tech journey with Komi Siabi, a Dynamics AX 2012 and Dynamics 365 FNO Technical Consultant from Nigeria? Strap in as we navigate his tech trajectory, from his beginnings in web development to his current role in Dynamics. Komi's detour includes a vibrant tour of his home country with must-try delicacies,… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Delving into ERP Development: Steve Endow's Decade-Long MVP Experience and the Emerging Role of Business Central

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/508 What if you could peek into the dynamic world of ERP development and understand the evolution of Business Central from NAV? That's exactly what we're offering in our chat with Steve Endow, a senior ERP developer at Blue Dragonfly and a 10-year MVP recipient. Steve takes us on a journey through his tech landscape, honing in on Dynamics 365… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Navigating the Tech Terrain: AJ Zafar's Thrilling Journey from Web Developer to Power Platform Wizard at Metro Bank

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/507 Hop aboard the Tech Express with AJ Zafar, the solutions architect from England! Our guest is a tech whiz at Kerv Digital, but don't let his tech credentials fool you. AJ Zafar is a man of many layers; he's an avid community contributor, a pizza enthusiast (pineapple topping included), and a beloved community rock star. Join us as we explore… Continue Reading ‘s...

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From IT to Power Apps: Ahmed Salih's Inspirational Journey to MVP and Beyond with the Power Platform

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/506 Ever wonder what it's like to transition from IT to Power Apps and the Power Platform? Join us as we sit down with Ahmed, a seasoned Microsoft Power Platform solution architect, to unlock the secret behind his journey. Ahmed, who's been in the field since 2013, opens up about his life’s journey, from growing up in the United Arab Emirates and… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Exploring AI, Power Virtual Agents, and the Power Platform: A Journey with Sarah Critchley, Microsoft's Principal Program Manager

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/505  How would you feel if you could make your interactions with technology more human-like, more interactive, and more efficient? Hop on as we journey with Sarah Critchley, an accomplished principal program manager at Microsoft, into the fascinating world of Power Virtual Agents (PVA). This episode is a treasure trove as Sarah Critchley narrates… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Savouring Tech and Spice: A Dive into Indian Cuisine and Tech Mastery with Microsoft MVPs Rachit Garg

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/504  Imagine sharing a meal with a friend who not only understands the nuances of rich Indian cuisine but also the complexities of the tech world. That's our guest Rachit Garg for you, a Principal Technical Architect from Melbourne, and Microsoft MVP awardee in 2023. He brings a unique blend of flavours to the table – from his favourite spicy dishes… Continue Reading...

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Nils Gooijer's Blend of Psychology and Tech: A Dive into Adoption and Change Management

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/503  Ever wondered how a social psychologist ended up in IT? Join us for an engaging conversation with our guest, Nils Gooijer, a product owner from the Netherlands who has seamlessly meshed his academic background with his professional expertise. Nils, who has worked with major clients like Heineken, enlightens us on how his path from psychology… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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From Ecuador to Amsterdam: Wilmer Alcivar's Tech Journey through CRM, Social Media Integration, and the Power Platform

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/502  What happens when a tech enthusiast from Ecuador finds his calling in the vibrant city of Amsterdam? Join us as we chat with Wilmer Alcivar, an MVP from the Netherlands who is passionate about everything CRM, social media integration and adding value to CRM projects. From his early days in Ecuador to his current involvement in the Dynamics… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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From Atomic Energy to Microsoft's FastTrack: Paul Mare's Insightful Journey and Guided Tour of Dynamics 365 Implementation

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/501  Are you eager to get under the hood of Microsoft's FastTrack team? Join us as we converse with Paul Mare, an experienced manager from Microsoft, who shares invaluable insights about the design, architecture, and governance of Microsoft's customer solutions. From his intriguing career trajectory, starting at the Atomic Energy Corporation, to his… Continue Reading...

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Back to School or What's New Wave 2 2023
Nov16

Back to School or What's New Wave 2 2023

In this episode, George and Nick dive into Wave 2 2023 and what it’s going to wash out for Power Pages. What’s in store?  The integration of DocuSign  Bootstrap 5 and transition to it  The capabilities and future potential of the Power Pages Copilot Upcoming features for administration and governance  Enhanced collaboration features in the Power Pages Design Studio Introduction of managed… Continue Reading...

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The Power of AI and Automation – Sudeep Ghatak's Stellar Journey from Microsoft MVP to Principal Architect

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/500  Rise and shine, folks! Welcome to a riveting conversation with none other than Sudeep Ghatak, an exemplary principal architect at Theta, an Ivy League member of the Microsoft MVP club, and a celebrated author. We will be navigating through his journey to becoming an MVP, spiced up with his passion for AI, and her exceptional contributions to… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Trailblazing in Tech: Dipti Jaiswal's Journey from Bangalore to Microsoft and the Unveiling of Power Pages

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/499 Ever wonder how tech leaders make their way to top companies like Microsoft? Join us on a fascinating journey with Dipti Jaiswal, principal group engineering manager at Microsoft, who takes us through her remarkable career path, and lets us in on the world of Power Pages. You'll be captivated by her experiences in Bangalore, India, the tech… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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Blending Creativity and Tech – Keith Atherton's Artistic Journey through Coding, LinkedIn Learning and the Power Platform

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/498  Ever wondered how creativity and technology collide? Keith Atherton, a senior developer with a background in physics, unveils his unique journey into the tech world in this episode. We explore his unconventional path into technology, stemming from his love for art and illustration that led him to illustrate a business book. Keith shares… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Unpacking User Stories and Backlog Refinement with Dani Kahil

#152.  Host Neil Benson is joined by the talented Dani Kahil for an insightful discussion on managing backlogs and enhancing user stories in Azure DevOps and Jira. Neil shares his experiences with Jira, highlighting some configuration challenges, while Dani expresses a strong preference for Azure DevOps. They dive into the hierarchy of backlog items, including epics, features, user stories,… Continue Reading Dani Kahil’s...

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Revolutionizing Data Accessibility: An Insight into Power Virtual Agents and Azure OpenAI

FULL SHOW NOTEShttps://podcast.nz365guy.com/497  Ever wondered about the vast universe of Power Virtual Agents and AI? Brace yourselves for an enlightening conversation with our guest, Dewain Robinson, straight from Nashville, Tennessee, the Principal Program Manager for Power, Virtual Agents, and Conversational AI at Microsoft. We dive into the intricate workings of Power Virtual Agents and… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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From Hairdresser to Power Platform Senior Analyst: Exploring Natalie Leenders' Tech and Life Journey

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/496  Meet Natalie Leenders, a Power Platform Senior Analyst who has taken an intriguing journey from hairdresser to tech expert. Take a peek beyond the screens into her world as she discusses her passions beyond the tech realm. She shares her love for cooking inspired by her travels, her interest in Argentine tango, and her life with her cat…. Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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From Hairdresser to Power Platform Senior Analyst: Exploring Nathalie Leenders' Tech and Life Journey

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/496  Meet Nathalie Leenders, a Power Platform Senior Analyst who has taken an intriguing journey from hairdresser to tech expert. Take a peek beyond the screens into her world as she discusses her passions beyond the tech realm. She shares her love for cooking inspired by her travels, her interest in Argentine tango, and her life with her cat…. Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Phil Glew-Deval's Leap to Power Platform Development: Bridging the Gap in Business Efficiency

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/494 Imagine revolutionizing businesses with a single platform… that's precisely what our guest Phil Glew-Deval, an MVP from Bexel, England, does with the Power Platform. As a lead developer, he's not just designing applications; he's transforming workflows and making business processes more efficient. Balancing his technical prowess with a love… Continue Reading...

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Transforming Marketing through Trigger-Based Journeys: A Talk with Vinay Deo

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/493 Join us for an enlightening conversation with our distinguished guest Vinay Deo, a principal group product manager at Microsoft. Step into his shoes as we traverse through his fascinating journey that spans from his work with personal gadgets to Bing Ads, all the way to his current role focusing on customer insights and orchestration. As you… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Accelerating From Accountancy to Tech: Steven Chinsky's Inspiring Path with Dynamics 365 BC

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/492 Ever wondered how an accountant would transition into a tech guru? Meet Steven Chinsky, the director of Dynamics Practice at Accelerant. From his thrilling escapades like sky diving and racing Lamborghinis to his passion for barbecuing, Steven is all about living life in the fast lane. But what truly stands out is his seamless shift from… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Uncovering Technological Evolution and Ecosystem Enablement: A Dive into AI, Data Management, and Digital Literacy with Industry Experts

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/491 Are you ready to unravel the mysteries of technological evolution? Join us in this enlightening conversation with Andrew Welch, Chris Huntingford, Ana Demeny, and William Dorrington, where we bring to light the intriguing concept of enablement. As the waves of major innovations shorten, we dissect the necessity for swift adaptability to avoid… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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From Mechanical Engineer to Power Platform Enthusiast: Navigating Robin Rosengrün's Tech Journey

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/490 Imagine the journey from a mechanical engineer to becoming a Microsoft Power Platform enthusiast, and eventually an MVP in Germany. Meet Robin Rosengrün, our guest in this episode, who effortlessly straddles the world between his passion for technology and his fascinating family life. We get candid with him about his transition, the challenges… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Reimagining Efficiency and Innovation with Taiki Yoshida: A Conversation on AI and Co-Pilot

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/489 Embrace the ingenious world of artificial intelligence with our esteemed guest, Taiki, a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft. Unravel the transformative power of Microsoft’s Co-Pilot and its synergistic application in Power Platform. Taiki will share some heartening instances of career revolution catalyzed by AI capabilities, like that of… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Navigating the Fascinating World of BizApps, AI, and Tech with David Yack

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/488 Join me as I sit down with the charismatic CTO of Colorado Technology Consultants, David Yack, a Microsoft MVP with two decades of rich experience. Get ready to embark on a fascinating journey with us as we meander through David's career path, his passion for developing on Microsoft platforms, his most cherished memories from Build and the MVP… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Unveiling the Future of AI and Low-Code: A Deep Dive with Andrew Gaskins

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/487 Wouldn’t you want to hear how the global Power Platform Lead at a leading tech company views the future of AI and low-code technology? Andrew Gaskins from Lumen Technologies, our guest for this episode, is here to provide some compelling insights. As he shares tales of tremendous growth in the Power Platform and success stories of automation,… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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