Apps or Platform with Chris Huntingford

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/296  Find out more about Chris Huntingford’s origin, family and career background. A conversation with Chris about his career journey from Microsoft to Avanade As the Director for Global Power Apps Lead and a Power Platform COE,  what led Chris into this field? What’s Chris’ role and responsibilities? Talks about Chris’ involvement… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Apps for Winning Awards with Gail Mercer-MacKay

Join me with Gail Mercer-MacKay, the founder and CEO of Mercer-MacKay. They have a unique position in the Microsoft ecosystem: they help Microsoft partners clarify their marketing message and produce compelling digital content that inspires Microsoft customers to take action.  Our discussion covers: Why Mercer-MacKay decided to Deploy Microsoft business applications internally.Gail's… Continue Reading Neil Benson’s...

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Episode 107: Who is the father of Dynamics CRM/365?
Jun20

Episode 107: Who is the father of Dynamics CRM/365?

There’s someone who works at Microsoft who has been involved in the release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 (previously known by different names) since its Beta version. He led the creation of the first version of the product, then the creation and release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, 4.0, and then responsible for taking it Online! And I believe that understanding this person’s role in the history… Continue Reading Gus...

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Kasun Rajapaksha Pathirana on the MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/295  Kasun Rajapaksha Pathirana country of origin and his story of moving to New Zealand. Best places, food recommendations and good things about Sri Lanka The impact of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka Kasun talks about his involvement with the Singapore community – Dynamics and Power Platform Community. A conversation about Kasun’s area of… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Microsoft Synapse & Customer Insights with Frank Weigel

FULL SHOW NOTEShttps://podcast.nz365guy.com/294 Find out more about Frank Weigel’s life and family background. What Frank does when not working. A conversation about Frank’s educational and career background. Frank Weigel’s journey within Microsoft. Talks about Frank’s role and what’s involved. Understanding Customer Insights. A discussion about the two elements of Customer… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Power BI Deferred Design with Reza Rad

Join me with Reza Rad, the founder and CEO of RADACAD providing Power BI training and consultancy services to thousands of Microsoft customers and partners every year. Reza's list of achievements is pretty embarrassing. He's not just a 10 times Microsoft MVP. He's a dual category MVP. The first in Artificial Intelligence. And he's also a Data Platform MVP. He's a Microsoft Regional Director…. Continue...

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Julian Sharp on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTEShttps://podcast.nz365guy.com/293 A brief introduction about Julian Sharp’s life.  How Julian spends his time when not working before and during the COVID19 pandemic.  Talks about Julian’s involvement with Dynamics since CRM v1.0. Julian shares his thoughts about the training and product certifications in the past two years.  Julian’s involvement in preparing for written… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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A developer turned financial advisor turned developer again with Stephen Handley

Join me with Stephen Handley,founder, CEO and chief architect at Fin365, an application development business serving financial services professionals in Australia. Fin365 was born out of need for better data management practice management platform that Stephen identified in his own financial planning business. Our discussion covers: How Stephen's background of being a software developer and a… Continue Reading ‘s...

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A Journey to becoming an App maker with Hardit Bhatia

 Full show notes available here https://podcast.nz365guy.com/a-journey-to-becoming-an-app-maker-with-hardit-bhatiaShow Notes Hardit Bhatia talks about his country origin – originally from Mumbai, India.  The impact of the Covid19 pandemic in India and how does this affect his family?  How did Hardit got involved in technology?  Talks about Hardit's educational and career background…. Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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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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Diana Birkelbach on The MVP Show
Jun02

Diana Birkelbach on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/309 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Diana Birkelbach on The MVP Show Diana Birkelbach is a Power Platform and Dynamics 365 developer from Germany. Originally from Brasov/Romania (located 30 km away from Dracula Castle), she has more than 20 years of experience in Web development, all of them working for Orbis AG in Germany. Blog Syndicated with Mark...

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MVP to Microsoft journey with Taiki Yoshida
May31

MVP to Microsoft journey with Taiki Yoshida

Full show notes available here: https://www.nz365guy.com/308 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog MVP to Microsoft journey with Taiki Yoshida TODAY’S GUEST Taiki Yoshida After spending a few years as an internal IT engineer in a global manufacturing company and an ERP consulting company, Ernst& Young, Taiki Yoshida is now working as a Senior Program Manager for Microsoft in the Power Platform...

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Build a Power Portal for 1 million users in 100 hours with Mohammed Mohsin Khalid

Join me with Mohammad Mohsin Khalid. And he's the founder, CEO and chief architect at Imperium Dynamics. He and his team built a Power Portal to support a million constituents booking their COVID test appointments, and they did it in less than 100 hours. Our discussion covers: The physical logistics of drive-up COVID testing for thousands of people.Why custom scheduling was used instead of the… Continue Reading ‘s...

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Episode 106: Unhappy with your Dynamics 365 Solution? Get an audit!
May30

Episode 106: Unhappy with your Dynamics 365 Solution? Get an audit!

Solution audits are a great way to work around challenges with your current implementation, whether it is because you are curious about the effort to fix an issue, complete a migration, or improve user adoption, an audit can make a huge difference in terms of effectiveness of a Dynamics 365 Solution for any organization. Continue Reading Gus Gonzalez’s Article on their blog CRM MVP Podcast: Episode 106: Unhappy with your...

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EY Kalman on The MVP Show
May26

EY Kalman on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/307 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog EY Kalman on The MVP Show EY Kalman is an experienced Dynamics 365 & Power Platform solution architect with over a decade of experience, ranging from end-users to enterprise-scale implementations. Delivering across the entire project lifecycle, his approach is to use the right tooling for the task at hand,...

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Power Platform at Partners In Health with Brendan Eger

Join me with Brendan Eger,  an Associate Director of Information Systems and Analytics at Partners In Health in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Brandan's story is a fascinating journey of a small, bootstrapped team adopting the Power Platform. Our discussion covers: Knowledge sharing within teams – invest in team members in a semi-formal structured environment, sharing what they've just… Continue Reading...

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Power Platform Consultant Fighting Cancer with Sara Lagerquist
May24

Power Platform Consultant Fighting Cancer with Sara Lagerquist

Full show notes available here https://www.nz365guy.com/306 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Power Platform Consultant Fighting Cancer with Sara Lagerquist Meet Sara Lagerquist, the queen of the Low Code! Sara talks about her journey into low code development. How does Sara Lagerquist spend her time now? As a speaker and how did Sara overcome her fear when speaking at a community event. Sara’s...

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Matt Collins-Jones on The MVP Show
May19

Matt Collins-Jones on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/305 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Matt Collins-Jones on The MVP Show Matt Collins-Jones is a D365 and Power Platform enthusiast. He is an avid learner and teacher. He has been delivering full cross-platform solutions for the last 5 years in the UK and Europe. In addition to that, Matt loves creating content; has a growing YouTube Channel and a...

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The Future of Microsoft AppSource and PCI with Jeremiah Marble
May17

The Future of Microsoft AppSource and PCI with Jeremiah Marble

Full show notes available here: The Future of Microsoft AppSource and PCI with Jeremiah Marble TODAY’S GUEST Jeremiah Marble Jeremiah Marble is a Principal Program Manager in the Business Applications Group at Microsoft, working to make our customers and partners more successful. Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog The Future of Microsoft AppSource and PCI with Jeremiah Marble TODAY’S GUEST...

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Power Apps for 100,000 users with Mandar Zope

Join me with Mandar Zope, a principal consultant at Slalom Consulting from Seattle. Mandar has been busy building business applications that are being used by a hundred thousand users at a global oil and gas company. Our discussion covers: The user adoption approach used to train and communicate with thousands or tens of thousands of users at a time, using Power Apps..Building data import… Continue Reading Neil Benson’s...

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Episode 105: Is this the end of the line for Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-Prem?
May16

Episode 105: Is this the end of the line for Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-Prem?

This is our 4th Anniversary Episode! Thank you everyone who have been listening since May 2017. This one is for you! I found some interesting data about the Lifecycle of Dynamics 365 On-Prem. Listen to this episode and tell me what you think. Also, this episode is available on video through our YouTube channel: http://crmmvpmedia.com/ Continue Reading Gus Gonzalez’s Article on their blog...

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Juan Antonio Tomás on The MVP Show
May12

Juan Antonio Tomás on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/303 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog https://www.nz365guy.com/juan-antonio-tomas-on-the-mvp-show/ Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s Permission

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Agile Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations with Paul Heisterkamp

Join me with Paul Heisterkamp, a Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations solution architect and developer at GWS in Germany.  Paul shares with us his story of a multi-country Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations project for an international automotive parts supplier. Our discussion covers: Phasing long-term international enterprise projects.Adopting an agile approach to ERP.Dealing with the… Continue Reading Neil Benson’s...

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The Power Platform in use at T-Mobile with Brian Hodel
May10

The Power Platform in use at T-Mobile with Brian Hodel

Full show notes available here The Power Platform in use at T-Mobile with Brian Hodel Talks about what Brian Hodel does when not working – what’s keeping him busy these days? Talks about Brian’s career background before Power Platform. How Brain’s involvement with Power Platform happened? Brian talks about how he discovered Microsoft Licensing . What leads Brian to his current position? Continue Reading Mark...

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Josh Cook on The MVP Show
May05

Josh Cook on The MVP Show

Full show notes available Josh Cook on The MVP Show Josh Cook is a Microsoft MVP in Business Applications and works as an Integration Developer at Inter Pipeline. He is known to be the Power Automate community Rockstar. In addition to that, Josh has a passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge, blogging, and providing solutions on the Microsoft Community forum. Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog...

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Microsoft PnP – Patterns and Practices with Marc Schweigert
May03

Microsoft PnP – Patterns and Practices with Marc Schweigert

Full show notes available here: https://www.nz365guy.com/300 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Microsoft PnP – Patterns and Practices with Marc Schweigert TODAY’S GUEST Marc Schweigert Marc Schweigert has spent over 20 years developing, evangelizing, and helping sell software solutions ranging from departmental applications, commercial products, large scale enterprise systems and...

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Are Microsoft Certifications Causing Projects to Fail? with Julie Yack and Julian Sharp

Join me with Julie Yack and Julian Sharp as we  discuss my question " are Microsoft certifications causing projects to fail?" Julie Yack is a founder and the chief operations officer at Colorado Technology Consultants. She's an author, a trainer, a solution architect, and an MVP. Julian Sharp  is the founder of Ready 365. He recently received an MVP award and is best known as a prolific… Continue Reading Neil...

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Episode 104: Dealing with uncommon project requirements like an MVP
May02

Episode 104: Dealing with uncommon project requirements like an MVP

In this podcast Microsoft MVPs Hamish Shield and Dani Kahil dive into the concept of ‘requirement curveballs’, sharing their experience in challenging projects with complex , misunderstood or ambiguous requirements. They talk about how to get everyone on a project to that sweet spot, where there is a shared understanding of the requirements.  Links to some of the materials we discussed… Continue Reading Gus Gonzalez’s...

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Hamish Sheild on The MVP Show
Apr28

Hamish Sheild on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/299 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog https://www.nz365guy.com/hamish-sheild-on-the-mvp-show/ Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s Permission

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Steps to Prepare Your Company for an Acquisition with Scott Millwood
Apr26

Steps to Prepare Your Company for an Acquisition with Scott Millwood

Full show notes available here https://www.nz365guy.com/298 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Steps to Prepare Your Company for an Acquisition with Scott Millwood A discussion about with Scott as the CEO and co-founder of Customer Effective . Scott’s role and responsibilities Acquisition of Customer Effective by Hitachi in 2014 A conversation about how Scott handled the acquisition. Discussions...

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Change Management with Britt Damkjaer

Join me with Britt Damkjaer, a customer excellence and change management coach and the founder of bd relations in Copenhagen, Denmark as we discuss change management and business applications and other insights from her experience as a product owner and coach. I like how Britt is expanding our minds to thinking not just about our users, but also our end customers and the impact that our… Continue Reading Neil Benson’s...

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Adrià Ariste Santacreu on The MVP Show
Apr21

Adrià Ariste Santacreu on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/297 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Adrià Ariste Santacreu on The MVP Show Adrià Ariste is a Business Applications MVP focused on Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and Azure DevOps. He works at Axazure as a developer in implementation projects, developing in X++, designing integrations or DevOps strategies. Adrià writes a blog at...

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Bonus Extended Interview with Marc Schweigert

Bonus extended interview with Marc Schweigert,  principal program manager on the Power Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft as we talk about Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) approaches suited to novices and citizen developers through to professional developers. Bonus Extended Interview: 10 rapid-fire "would you rather" questions 1 Drink Australian wine or Australian beer? 2 Use Scrum or… Continue Reading Neil...

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Dynamics 365 Customer Insights vs Azure Synapse with John Wiese
Apr19

Dynamics 365 Customer Insights vs Azure Synapse with John Wiese

Full show notes available here: https://www.nz365guy.com/296 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Dynamics 365 Customer Insights vs Azure Synapse with John Wiese TODAY’S GUEST John Wiese John Wiese has been working with Microsoft partners for 15 years, helping them build solutions on every Microsoft platform: Office, Windows, XBox, Phone, Dynamics and even HoloLens. Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith...

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Episode 103: FastTrack Recognized Solution Architects
Apr18

Episode 103: FastTrack Recognized Solution Architects

In this episode of the podcast I talk to Andrew Ly, who on top of being one of my favorite MVPs in the world he just became a FastTrack Recognized Solution Architect. Andrew discusses the process he went through to receive the recognition and how it is different from a Certified Power Platform Solution Architect. My Guest: Andrew Ly: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlyadelaide/   Links: … Continue Reading Gus Gonzalez’s...

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Agile Application Lifecycle Management with Marc Schweigert

Marc Schweigert | LinkedIndevkeydet (@devkeydet) / TwitterALM Patterns and Practices https://docs.microsoft.com/power-platform/alm?WT.mc_id=BA-MVP-4028946 ALM Toolkit for Makers ALM Accelerator for Makers – Power Platform | Microsoft DocsALM Toolkit for Adavanced Makers coe-starter-kit/GETTINGSTARTED.md at main · microsoft/coe-starter-kit · GitHubScottish Summit: From Zero to ALM in Demos

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Joe Griffin on The MVP Show
Apr14

Joe Griffin on The MVP Show

Full show notes available Joe Griffin on The MVP Show Joe Griffin has been delivering solutions utilising Dynamics 365 Online for over 5 years, coming from a previous background of working with Office 365, SQL Server and developing C# applications. These days, he does a lot of work within both the Power Platform and Azure, often implementing and advising technical integrations involving these products. Continue Reading Mark Smith...

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The Importance of Quality DATA with Mike Dickerson and Umberto Milletti
Apr12

The Importance of Quality DATA with Mike Dickerson and Umberto Milletti

Full show notes available here https://www.nz365guy.com/294 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog The Importance of Quality DATA with Mike Dickerson and Umberto Milletti Family, career and personal background of Mike Dickerson and Umberto Milletti. What brought Mike and Umberto together to form a partnership around DATA . Find out h ow powerful their partnership is? The key focus areas wh en it comes to...

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Dani Kahil on The MVP Show
Apr07

Dani Kahil on The MVP Show

Full show notes available Dani Kahil on The MVP Show Dani Kahil’s mission is to help individuals achieve a shared understanding of requirements which will lead to second to none Solution Envisioning when implementing solutions using the Power Platform or Microsoft Dynamics 365. In Dani’s experience, having a shared understanding of requirements will have a significant cost and efficiency benefit and will help you avoid...

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Selling Scrum to Microsoft Customers

Gustaf Westerlund CIO and founder at CRM-Konsulterna asks " How can we get customers to really understand that an agile approach is best for them? Agile is built on trust. Trust that the developing partner will do their best. But if the customer has been burned many times before, this can be hard to gain. And half-hearted trust becomes half-hearted agile." I dive into the detail and expand on… Continue Reading Neil...

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Episode 102: Microsoft is taking over the local user groups
Apr04

Episode 102: Microsoft is taking over the local user groups

Recently Microsoft announced that they will be taking over the support of local user groups while other organizations battle to fill the gaps Microsoft will be unable to fill initially such as in person events and training. Most of the organizations looking to fill those gaps are led by implementation partners, and I wanted to share my thoughts on whether this is a good thing for the community… Continue Reading Gus...

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Doher Drizzle Pablo on The MVP Show
Mar31

Doher Drizzle Pablo on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/291 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Doher Drizzle Pablo on The MVP Show Doher Drizzle Pablo is a Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (CE/CRM) Practice Leader & Founder. She is passionate about Microsoft Dynamics 365 CE/CRM & Business Applications. She is well-versed in all facets of an organization from marketing, pre-sales, sales, customer...

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Three Traps to Avoid Working with User Stories and Power Platform or Dynamics 365

Today is a solo episode where I address a listener's question. Richard asks about working with user stories in a Dynamics 365 or Power Platform agile project. I'll spend this episode talking about user stories on Dynamics 365 and Power Platform projects and I’ll share three traps to avoid when working with user stories when building Power Platform and Dynamics 365 apps using Scrum. The first… Continue Reading Neil...

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Hammed Abdulazeez on The MVP Show
Mar24

Hammed Abdulazeez on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/289 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog https://www.nz365guy.com/hammed-abdulazeez-on-the-mvp-show/ Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s Permission

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Bonus Extended Interview with CJ Brooks at MISSION CRM

Bonus extended interview with CJ Brooks, a Fundraising and Engagement Architect at Mission CRM as we talk about how Mission CRM closed the doors on their consulting practice to focus on building the Mission CRM fundraising and engagement application for nonprofit organizations. In this bonus episode, CJ and I try to solve the Elon Musk problem in data verse. Resources CJ Brooks on LinkedIn

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The Making of MISSION CRM with CJ Brooks

Join me with CJ Brooks, a Fundraising and Engagement Architect at Mission CRM as we talk about how Mission CRM closed the doors on their consulting practice to focus on building the Mission CRM fundraising and engagement application for nonprofit organizations.  Make sure you stick around until the end of this episode to find out how you can get access to the bonus episode with Neil Benson and… Continue Reading Neil...

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Episode 101: Love it or Hate it? General Functionality Edition
Mar21

Episode 101: Love it or Hate it? General Functionality Edition

Today we discuss 10 capabilities from Dynamics 365/Power Apps that have been around for a while and whether they are still useful. need some work, or never worked whatsoever. The List: 1. More Addresses 2. Connections 3. Word/Mail Merge Templates 4. Follow/Unfollow 5. Merge 6. Duplicate Detection 7. Import Data Wizard 8. Bulk Duplicate Deletion 9. Sharing 10. Reports Continue Reading Gus Gonzalez’s Article on their blog...

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Danish Naglekar on The MVP Show
Mar17

Danish Naglekar on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/287 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Danish Naglekar on The MVP Show Danish Naglekar, also known as Power Maverick, is a full-stack developer, consultant, and architect with a wide technical breadth and deep understanding of Power Platform. He is a Microsoft MVP in Business Applications and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Danish has created a...

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Bonus Extended Interview with Bert Wijns at Power Accelerate

Bonus extended interview with Bert Wijns, a Global Solution Strategy Architect a Microsoft and co-founder of Power Accelerate as we talk about the tool he created which allows you to take a screenshot of a legacy application or database schema and have a Power App built in a few minutes with the legacy data migrated. Sound crazy? Listen on to hear more about Bert Wijns' Power… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Automagically Building Power Apps with Bert Wijns at Power Accelerate

Join me with Bert Wijns, a Global Solution Strategy Architect a Microsoft and co-founder of Power Accelerate as we talk about the tool he created which allows you to take a screenshot of a legacy application or database schema and have a Power App built in a few minutes with the legacy data migrated. Sound crazy? Listen on to hear more about Bert Wijns’ Power Accelerate. Make sure you stick… Continue Reading Neil...

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