Should Business Apps Teams Follow the Agile Manifesto?

In this episode, Andreas Dutz, Business Development Manager at HSO from Bavaria, Germany, asks, “Have you defined what agile means? Are your teams trained in the Agile Manifesto and are your teams applying it today?”The Manifesto for Agile Software development has some flaws you should be aware of. Instead of memorising it and applying it word for your, your teams should consider it and devise… Continue Reading Neil...

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Douglas Romao on The MVP Show
Jan20

Douglas Romao on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/271 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Douglas Romao on The MVP Show Douglas Romao has been working with software development for more than 14 years, developing solutions for all kinds and sizes of companies and projects mainly integrating collaborative technologies for companies around the globe. Also, he leads the tech community in Brazil related to...

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Dian Taylor on the MVP Show
Jan13

Dian Taylor on the MVP Show

Full show notes available Dian Taylor on the MVP Show Dian Taylor is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP who specializes in D365 Customer Engagement (CRM) technology and processes at RSM in West Palm Beach, Florida. In this role as a D365 Presales Consultant, she designs custom D365 demonstrations for RSM prospects. Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Dian Taylor on the MVP Show Dian Taylor is a...

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6 Roles Every Enterprise Business Applications Project Should Have

What does the structure of a scales business application project look like? What groups and roles do you need when you’ve got 50 or more team members working together for a year or more to build a large, complex application?In this episode, you’ll learn about a model project structure so that you can compare it to yours or use as a baseline when establishing your own enterprise project… Continue Reading Neil...

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Episode 96: 2020 in Review
Jan10

Episode 96: 2020 in Review

Let’s take an hour to go over the goals we set out to achieve in 2020, and how successful we were against those goals. We also go through some of the most exciting moments in the year, the launch of the Decision Accelerator Community, and the slow death of Dynamics 365 On-Premise. Continue Reading Gus Gonzalez’s Article on their blog CRM MVP Podcast: Episode 96: 2020 in Review Let’s take an hour to go over the goals...

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Amey Holden on the MVP Show
Jan06

Amey Holden on the MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/267 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog https://www.nz365guy.com/amey-holden-on-the-mvp-show/ Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s Permission

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Paul Soliman on The MVP Show
Dec30

Paul Soliman on The MVP Show

Full show notes available Paul Soliman on The MVP Show Paul Soliman is one of the newest Microsoft MVPs and the first for MVP Business Applications in the Philippines. He runs two businesses: the CEO, chief Visionary and founder of Hacktiv Colab and the CTO of Raven Global. Also, Paul is the founder of BizApps AH Community and co-founder of ASEAN MS BizApps UG Community. Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their...

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How to manage scope creep in an agile project?

In this Q&A episode, Stephen Price , Digital Solution Architect at ITK Consulting in Canada, asks, “How should we manage scope creep within a sprint in an agile project?”The scope of our product is defined by the product backlog, and the scope of our project is a subset of the product backlog. Both are managed by the product owner: the single person responsible and accountable for the product… Continue Reading...

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Episode 95: CREATING POWER APPS FOR FREE
Dec27

Episode 95: CREATING POWER APPS FOR FREE

A couple of years ago Microsoft released the $10 per user per app per month license and a lot of organizations were either tempted to make a move into the new licensing model or made the change altogether. Well, Microsoft seemingly improved this offer by allowing organizations to create Power Apps hosted on Dataverse/CDS for FREE*. Well, it’s not 100% free, you do have to have a Microsoft… Continue Reading Gus...

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Bruce Sithole on The MVP Show
Dec23

Bruce Sithole on The MVP Show

Full show notes available Bruce Sithole on The MVP Show Bruce Sithole on The MVP Show Full Show notes can be found here: https://www.nz365guy.com/259 MVP Show notes Country of Origin, career and educational background of Bruce Sithole Bruce’s journey to Business Applications Key learning from working with a partner and directly with a customer Bruce’s role in Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their...

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Luc Van Vugt on The MVP Show
Dec16

Luc Van Vugt on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/261 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Luc Van Vugt on The MVP Show Luc Van Vugt on The MVP Show Full Show notes can be found here: https://www.nz365guy.com/261 MVP Show notes A brief introduction about Luc Van Vugt’s life and his hobbies What Luc loves to do outside of work Talks about what’s famous in the Netherlands Luc’s area of...

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Wrestling With The Community
Dec15

Wrestling With The Community

Mark and Iain talk to the first family of Power Platform Pro-Wrestling. Nick Doelman, Matt Beard and Paddy Byrne join the podcast to talk about their passion for wrestling.  This is the longest podcast yet so enjoy The post Wrestling With The Community appeared first on PowerPlatform Podcast. Continue Reading Themarkchristie’s Article on their blog Wrestling With The Community | PowerPlatform Podcast Mark and Iain talk to...

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Data migration in agile Dynamics 365 projects

Matt Venamore, scrum master at RACQ, asks about how to handle data migration on agile Dynamics 365 projects.My recommended approach is for the data migration team to conduct a proof-of-concept or prototyping exercise (just like many business apps teams do) to uncover challenges, test their assumptions and learn as much as possible about the data.Then work closely with the business applications… Continue Reading Neil...

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How Duel Write will change ISV’s world with Rama Krishnamoorthy
Dec14

How Duel Write will change ISV’s world with Rama Krishnamoorthy

Full show notes available here: https://www.nz365guy.com/220 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog How Duel Write will change ISV’s world with Rama Krishnamoorthy TODAY’S GUEST Rama Krishnamoorthy An experienced Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations professional, Rama Krishnamoorthy has worked across multiple disciplines (IT, consulting and product development) in both large and small...

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Episode 94: Dear Microsoft – 2020 Edition
Dec13

Episode 94: Dear Microsoft – 2020 Edition

Last year we got together and asked Microsoft for some new features and some changes or adjustments to existing ones…since we had such a poor record in 2020 (just like everyone else this year) we decided to give it another shot and ask Microsoft for some more stuff! Listen to five Microsoft MVPs as they each reveal their list of wants and needs for Microsoft while the other four MVPs react… Continue Reading Gus...

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Sharon Sumner on The MVP Show
Dec09

Sharon Sumner on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/249 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Sharon Sumner on The MVP Show Sharon Sumner is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP and CEO of Business Cloud Integration Ltd, SharePoint and Office 365 delivery partner in Cambridge, UK. Leading the Digital Transformation Team – helping businesses adopt the modern workplace using our SharePoint deployment...

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The top 10 new features available on wave two with Matt Collins-Jones
Dec07

The top 10 new features available on wave two with Matt Collins-Jones

Full show notes available here https://www.nz365guy.com/262 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog The top 10 new features available on wave two with Matt Collins-Jones A brief introduction about Matt Collins-Jones life and family background Matt Collins-Jones hobbies – interests outside of work Tools Matt uses in gaming The memorable part happened during the Amsterdam Summit Event Talks about...

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Geetha Sivasailam on The MVP Show
Dec02

Geetha Sivasailam on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/257 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Geetha Sivasailam on The MVP Show Geetha Sivasailam is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP, a Power Addict and a Consultant at Artis Consulting. She has over 10 years of consulting experience delivering cutting-edge business solutions leveraging Microsoft Business Applications, Custom App dev implementations and...

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Implementation of Microsoft Field Service With Daniel Gittler
Nov30

Implementation of Microsoft Field Service With Daniel Gittler

Full show notes available here: https://www.nz365guy.com/248 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog https://www.nz365guy.com/implementation-of-microsoft-field-service-with-daniel-gittler/ Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s Permission

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What the Scrum Guide 2020 means for Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 teams

Neil discusses the five most important changes in Scrum Guide 2020  for Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 teams: It’s less strict and less about softwareOne team (except when there’re multiple teams)Commitments clarified – the Product GoalNo more rolesIncrements Customery Academy’s course, Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps, will be updated in time for the new Scrum.org Professional Scrum…...

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Episode 93: WHAT'S GOING ON AT DYNAMIC COMMUNITIES?
Nov29

Episode 93: WHAT'S GOING ON AT DYNAMIC COMMUNITIES?

The Coronavirus Pandemic has affected millions of businesses around the world, one of those businesses is Dynamic Communities, Inc. The organization that runs the user groups globally and the organizer of many marquee events such as the User Group Summit that I’ve attended every year since 2012. This year the organization has been under heavy criticism for actions like cancelling or… Continue Reading Gus Gonzalez’s...

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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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Aurelien Clere on The MVP Show
Nov25

Aurelien Clere on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/263 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog https://www.nz365guy.com/aurelien-clere-on-the-mvp-show/ Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s Permission

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Why have a scrum master when we could have an agile project manager?

Carolle Bruce, Director of Information Technology at Avcorp Industries in Vancouver, asks, “What’s the best argument for when senior management says, ‘All this agile stuff is great but I don’t see why you’d have a scrum master on your project when you could have an agile PM instead.’?”There are some important differences between the role and responsibilities of a project manager and a...

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Eric Sauve on The MVP Show
Nov18

Eric Sauve on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/253 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog https://www.nz365guy.com/eric-sauve-on-the-mvp-show/ Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s Permission

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How to Grow Your Career with Melissa Sassi
Nov16

How to Grow Your Career with Melissa Sassi

Full show notes available here https://www.nz365guy.com/266 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog How to Grow Your Career with Melissa Sassi Melissa’s experience working with Microsoft and her background in Microsoft Airband Initiative The importance of having access to technology A conversation about Melissa’s current role Introduction to digital inclusion and what is Melissa doing in this...

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Should we have a standard set of user stories for Microsoft business applications?

David Mochrie, a Power Platform consultant at Magnetism in Auckland, asks, “Should we have a standard set of user stories for Dynamics 365?”A long time ago, I tried to make it easy to write detailed user interface design specifications for Dynamics CRM using a wireframe prototyping tool called Axure RP Pro.I spent hundreds of hours building replicas of hundreds of Dynamics CRM screens that I… Continue Reading Neil...

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Episode 92: Should you be using the Product Catalog?
Nov15

Episode 92: Should you be using the Product Catalog?

The Product Catalog in Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a polarizing piece of functionality. Some people love it and some people swear they’ll never use it, some think it’s too complicated and some think it’s not complex enough, some companies rely on it where others avoid it at all costs, so I invited Microsoft MVP and Solution Architect Gustaf Westerlund to dive deep into the Product Catalog and… Continue Reading...

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Denis Macchinetti on The MVP Show
Nov11

Denis Macchinetti on The MVP Show

Full show notes available Denis Macchinetti on The MVP Show Denis Macchinetti is an ERP technical consultant with 25+ years of experience. In these years, he has a full understanding of the full life cycle of a software development project. He also has experience in learning and excelling at new technologies as needed. Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Denis Macchinetti on The MVP Show Denis...

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Dynamics 365 manufacturing accelerator or how to take care of your suppliers
Nov10

Dynamics 365 manufacturing accelerator or how to take care of your suppliers

The Dynamics 365 manufacturing accelerator release enables manufacturers to quickly develop solutions or extend sample applications tailored to business needs. This accelerator helps facilitate intelligent supplier relationship management and onboarding. We provide a manufacturing data model, sample power portal, sample apps, automated templates, and Power BI dashboards. This creates a… Continue Reading IOTSOLUTION.SE’s...

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ISV Journey and Experience with Nathan Vanblaere
Nov09

ISV Journey and Experience with Nathan Vanblaere

Full show notes available here https://www.nz365guy.com/258 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog ISV Journey and Experience with Nathan Vanblaere Nathan Vanblaere is the founder of Thrives, a Dynamics 365 ISV and Consulting C ompany. Active in the Dynamics 365 field since 2010, combining various roles from technical consulting to functional consulting and sales. His current role, he talks with a lot of...

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How can we adopt Scrum for Dynamics 365 Business Central projects?

Anand Kushalnagar, a project manager at Nexon Asia Pacific in Sydney, asks, “At the moment, we are using a hybrid implementation approach for our projects. How can you deliver Dynamics 365 business central projects in a fully agile methodology when there are so many dependencies between the various modules?”You can transition to Scrum gradually by introducing one or two agile practices to your… Continue Reading Neil...

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Saurav Dhyani on The MVP Show
Nov04

Saurav Dhyani on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/255 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Saurav Dhyani on The MVP Show Saurav Dhyani on The MVP Show Full Show notes can be found here: https://www.nz365guy.com/255 MVP Show notes Talks about Saurav Dhyani’s life and family A conversation about the life of being a parent Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s...

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How can we be sure we've captured all requirements?

Mark Llewellyn, Director of Technology at Osmosys Software Solutions in London asks, “How can you be sure you’ve captured all the requirements?”Traditional approaches, like Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, pretend that we can capture all the requirements upfront at the start of a project before we’ve started development.Upfront requirements analysis doesn’t work. You can’t capture requirements...

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Scrum Guide 2020 launch event

This year, Scrum is celebrating its 25th anniversary. To celebrate, the Scrum Guide 2020 is being published at a free global launch event at 10:00 EST on Wednesday 18 November 2020. Click here to register for the Scrum Guide 2020 launch event The launch event is being hosted on Zoom, and the largest Zoom plan has an attendee limit of 1,000. Register for the event today, and join the session early… Continue Reading Neil...

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From Dynamics Practice to the Power Platform with Phil Topness
Nov02

From Dynamics Practice to the Power Platform with Phil Topness

Full show notes available here: https://www.nz365guy.com/244 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog From Dynamics Practice to the Power Platform with Phil Topness TODAY’S GUEST Phil Topness Phil is irrationally excited about applying technology to help people better do what they need to do. He helps the world’s largest organizations maximize their results from Microsoft Power Platform as part of...

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Episode 91: SPOOKIE CRM PROJECT FAILURE
Nov01

Episode 91: SPOOKIE CRM PROJECT FAILURE

How scary would it be to end up with a failed CRM Implementation that costs your company hundreds of millions of dollars? This is exactly what happened on Halloween of 1999 to Hershey. Let’s talk about this failed implementation and what we can learn from it. Continue Reading Gus Gonzalez’s Article on their blog CRM MVP Podcast: Episode 91: SPOOKIE CRM PROJECT FAILURE How scary would it be to end up with a failed CRM...

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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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Kuldeep Gupta on The MVP Show
Oct28

Kuldeep Gupta on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/247 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog https://www.nz365guy.com/kuldeep-gupta-on-the-mvp-show/ Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s Permission

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Electronic messaging

This topic provides overview and setup information for electronic messaging.Recently, the governments and legislative authorities of various countries and regions around the world have implemented reporting requirements for companies that are registered in those countries or regions. The purpose of the requirements is to enable data to be obtained from those companies in electronic format,… Continue Reading...

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Incorporating Power Apps in the Utilities Industry with Lars Peterson
Oct26

Incorporating Power Apps in the Utilities Industry with Lars Peterson

Full show notes available here https://www.nz365guy.com/254 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog https://www.nz365guy.com/incorporating-power-apps-in-the-utilities-industry-with-lars-peterson/ Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s Permission

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David Musgrave on The MVP Show
Oct21

David Musgrave on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/245 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog David Musgrave on The MVP Show David Musgrave is the Managing Director of his own development and consulting business. Based in the suburb of Winthrop in Perth, Western Australia, Winthrop Development Consultants offers a range of Microsoft Dynamics GP add-on products as well as development, consulting and training...

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Q&A: Product Owners and Dynamics 365

Welcome to a season of Q&A episodes on the Amazing Applications podcast where Neil Benson, Microsoft MVP, will do his best to answer your questions about building amazing applications.Neal Carty, a Business Solutions Consultant at Traction On Demand in Toronto asks: How does the Professional Scrum Product Owner certification compare to the Professional Scrum Master certification, and is it… Continue Reading Neil...

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Inventory management – Inventory journals
Oct20

Inventory management – Inventory journals

This topic describes how you can use inventory journals to post various types of physical inventory transactions. The inventory journals in Supply Chain Management are used to post physical inventory transactions of various types, such as the posting of issues and receipts, inventory movements, the creation of bills of materials (BOMs), and the reconciliation of physical inventory. All… Continue Reading IOTSOLUTION.SE’s...

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Finding work when you lose your job due to Covid with Mary Thompson
Oct19

Finding work when you lose your job due to Covid with Mary Thompson

Full show notes available here https://www.nz365guy.com/250 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Finding work when you lose your job due to Covid with Mary Thompson Meet Mary Thompson and learn more about her origin story – family life Career background of Mary Thompson How Mary started having an interest in Microsoft technology – her journey What led Mary into the Dynamics community How D365...

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Episode 90: An MVP Guide to CRM Data Quality
Oct18

Episode 90: An MVP Guide to CRM Data Quality

Dealing with data is one of the most challenging aspects of owning a CRM Solution. Whether you are using Dynamics 365 or Power Apps, I wanted to share a list of 10 things you can put in place to make sure your data quality is always high. I also share a 10-question data readiness quiz to see how healthy your organization is in terms of data quality and data management…listen in and see how… Continue Reading Gus...

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Lisa Crosbie on The MVP Show
Oct14

Lisa Crosbie on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/243 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog https://www.nz365guy.com/lisa-crosbie-on-the-mvp-show/ Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s Permission

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Cash and bank management – Cash flow forecasting
Oct13

Cash and bank management – Cash flow forecasting

You can use the cash flow forecasting tools to analyze upcoming cash flow and currency requirements, so that you can estimate the company’s future need for cash. To obtain a forecast of the cash flow, you must complete the following tasks: Identify and list all the liquidity accounts. Liquidity accounts are the company’s accounts for cash or cash equivalents.Configure the behavior for… Continue Reading...

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Power Platform Businesses Investments with Jeff York
Oct12

Power Platform Businesses Investments with Jeff York

Full show notes available here: Power Platform Businesses Investments with Jeff York TODAY’S GUEST Jeff York Jeff York is the CFO for the Microsoft Business Applications group. In his role, he leads a multi-functional finance team responsible for driving growth and adoption of Dynamics 365 and Power Platform (Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate). Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Power...

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Ulrik Breval Carlsson on The MVP Show
Oct07

Ulrik Breval Carlsson on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/241 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog https://www.nz365guy.com/ulrik-breval-carlsson-on-the-mvp-show/ Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s Permission

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SCOTtish summit 2021

On February the 27th Scottish Summit 2021 will come to you as a virtual event. With over 250 sessions from all Microsoft technologies. You need to register for your FREE ticket and download the Scottish Summit App to see all the great sessions.