Show 42 – Part 1: a deluge of news

Garry and Kevin sat down to run through the latest news as Viva Connections Public Preview went out, more attempts to explain Yammer and Teams and the excitement of collaborating on flows in Power Automate lands. All while Kevin tried not to burst with the excitement of meeting real people at Commsverse.Viva Connections Public Preview – Microsoft Tech Community 73%: The Hybrid Work Paradox The effects of remote work on...

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Citizen Can – 365 Training with Amey Holden and George Doubinski

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/321  A brief introduction about Amey Holden and George Doubinski life, favourite food, what they do for fun and family. Talks about Amey and George’s YouTube video series – how did it come about. Find out more about Citizen Can. How did they manage each episode and what are the tools they used to edit each show? How did they put all episodes… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Business Transformation with Microsoft Business Apps with Lipi Sarkar

#101. DynamicsCon starts next week. Lipi Sarkar is presenting two sessions at DynamicsCon and joins me to share the highlights from her presentations as well as her book, Build a Digital Future.Resources Register for DynamicsConLipi Sarkar on LinkedInSamit Saini and Eric McKinney on LinkedInBuilding a Digital Future by Lipi Sarkar and Vinny (Amazing affiliate link)South Coast Summit conference

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Kamal Kolar Radhakrishnaiah on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/320 Discussions about Kamal Kolar Radhakrishnaiah’s life and background A conversation about moving from India to the Netherlands   Talks about working with people from different culture and how he managed to work with native English speakers. Kamal’s area of specialization and the Microsoft product he is mainly working with Learn the use of… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Show 41 – part 2: Front of Mind

This week, we decided to just have a chat about what was making us think at the moment and what we thought would be coming up over the next six months.Al caught us by surprise by talking about sustainability and opened our eyes to things that we can do in the digital space.Garry is getting deeper and deeper into the world of Dev Ops, not just the tools but the processes as well.Kevin keeps up his excitement about all things Employee...

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Mastering Dynamics 365 Requirements in Azure DevOps with Dani Kahil

#100. Are you looking for better ways to manage your Dynamics 365 and Power Platfom requirements in Azure DevOps? Join me and Dani Kahil as we explore what it takes to master your requirements. Why use Azure DevOps to manage requirements?Structuring requirements into epics, features and user storiesUsing a definition of ready to manage your backlogIs requirements approval an anti-pattern?Using… Continue Reading Neil Benson and...

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Raphael Pothin on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/319  A conversion about Raphael Pothin’s family background, country of origin and life in Canada and Sweden What took him to Sweden? Culture differences in Sweden and home Talks about the educational and career background of Raphael What brought Raphael to where he is right now? Raphael’s area of specialization Memorable projects Raphael… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Show 41 – Part 1: Github codespaces, Teams scenes and getting back into the swing of things

Kevin, Al and Garry are back together for the first time in a while and so we tried to find the finest news around to share with you. Unfortunately, Kevin does decide to show his muppets off.Github codespacesGithub.devAbout billing for Codespaces – GitHub Docs Daily briefing and MyAnalytics branding updates to reflect Microsoft Viva – Microsoft Tech Community   Together Mode: These #MicrosoftTeams custom scenes for...

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Power Apps Interface Design with Barry Ferguson

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/318  Find out more about Barry Ferguson – family, life and hobbies Talks about Barry’s career background                 – His journey as a UI designer and Front-end developer                 – What drew him into this field                 – His role and responsibilities Barry's involvement with Power Apps A… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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How to Design Forms for Amazing User Experiences with Mary Ann Castro

#99. We all know that good form design is important especially when we're building model-driven Power Apps and Dynamics 365 apps. But what actually makes a good form design?Join me as Mary Ann Castro shares her secrets of effective form design from her upcoming presentation at DynamicsCon.ResourcesMary Ann Castro on LinkedInRegister for DynamicsConSpecial mention to Andrew Butenko, Amey Holden… Continue Reading Mary Ann...

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Arpit Shrivastava on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/317  Find out about Arpit Shrivastava’s life background Arpit’s story and how he started having an interest in Technology? A discussion about Arpit’s achievements Check out Arpit’s contribution to the Microsoft community Learn about Arpit’s journey into PowerApps Portal Build tool – An Azure DevOps extension to automate PowerApps… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Building Apps in Power Platform for your Business with Rebecca Sackett

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/316  Rebecca Sackett’s current role and how did she grow her career? How Rebecca gets started in technology and why did she choose Power Platform? How did Rebecca start using the Power Platform? What does Rebecca’s company do? How are they using the Power Platform in their organization? Before Power Platform, what did they use to capture… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Summit Bajracharya on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/315  How active Summit Bajracharya in sharing his experience on the Microsoft Platform – PowerApps, Power Automate and Power BI on his YouTube channel Summit recently got his MVP award. How big is the Power Platform in Nepal? Talks about the company he works for and what they are focus on How Summit’s journey to PowerApps started? The tools… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Hello, My Sweet Chatbot 🥰 with Dian Taylor

Hey everyone, Dian Taylor is here! Dian is a two-time MVP and a director of pre-sales at RSM US. She's presenting, 'Getting Started with Power Virtual Agents' at DynamicsCon on 20 September. So I invited Dian onto the Amazing Apps show to tells us all about Power Virtual Agents and give us a sneak peek into her presentation.We discuss the summer weather in Florida and the easy life of… Continue Reading Dian...

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What’s Unique about Dynamics 365 Marketing with Mo Faheem

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/314  Mo Faheem’s life – country of origin and family background. What brought him to Ottawa, Canada and how it looks like for Mo Faheem A conversation about Mo’s journey as a Web Developer Talks about Mo’s career background and his experience with Marketing Mo’s story about how he started with CRM and what led him to his current… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Kamil Sacek on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/313  Kamil Sacek talks about Navertica and the history of the Czech Republic. A conversation about how Kamil learned the English language and Atari 800XE. How did the “Army Technical Picture Monthly journal" helped Kamil in learning basic programming? MVP for over 16 years now – how did Kamil maintain his interest in technology? Kamil’s… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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5 Reasons To Avoid Analysis in Advance

In this solo episode,  I'm going to be sharing five reasons why I think you should avoid analysis in advance when you're building Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications. My five top reasons: Peak ignorance. You're analyzing the requirements during the period when your stakeholders know least about Microsoft business applications and your analysts know least about their needs. Priority… Continue Reading Neil...

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Building for Offline in Canvas Power Apps with Joy Kirkwood

FULL SHOW NOTES:  https://podcast.nz365guy.com/312  Meet Joy Kirkwood’s and find out more about her life  Joy’s story about her interest in technology, Dynamics and CRM Talks about Joy’s Dynamics and PowerApps journey What motivates Joy to go beyond Model-Driven experience into the world of Canvas Apps Joy’s experience and the thing she is working on with App development. A… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Show 40 – Part 2: Commsverse and Teams Devices

With the first big Microsoft related conference in the UK scheduled for September, we invited two of the Commsverse organisers to chat to use about what you can expect from Commsverse and also how Teams Devices can improve the ways that you can use Teams. Mark talked about all the different things that will be at the event itself (that you can join in person or virtually) and Randy shared loads of info on how Teams Devices can help,...

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Ritika Agarwal on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/311  Ritika Agarwal talks about the growing number of Microsoft Business Applications MVP in India With the Covid19 pandemic, what is happening in India now? Exploring India – the best place to visit and food recommendations. A discussion with Ritika’s educational background and her journey into IT. What led Ritika to work in Microsoft… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Show 40 – Part 1: Plenty of teams updates and Kevin looks you in the eye

We are joined by Mark Vale and Randy Chapman, co-organisers of the Commsverse conference all about Microsoft Teams, as we discuss the latest news including automated recording of Teams, holographic meetings and why Kevin wants to look you in the eyes.Rest in peace Abel Wang- Please do donate on Abel's behalf to Girls Who Code or buy a t-shirt in his memory to go to the same charityWhat is new in teams – July 2021Teams hits...

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Where is Microsoft Customer Insights and Dynamics 365 Marketing coming together with John Wheat

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/310  A brief introduction about John Wheat’s life and his hobbies Check out John’s journey into Microsoft and what led him to the role he currently has. Where is Microsoft Customer Insights and Dynamics 365 Marketing coming together? What opportunities are present in Microsoft Customer Insights and Dynamics 365 Marketing? Who is entering the… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Yash Agarwal on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/309  A brief introduction about Yash Agarwal’s origin and family background. Yash’s career background and what he does when not working. Learn about Yash’s involvement with trading cryptocurrencies. Talks about Yah’s autonomous vehicles and his worries about its security. A conversation about Yash’s Microsoft Power Platform… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Show 39 – Part 2: Using Viva to build habits, practices and rituals?

What are your big habits, good or bad? Do you switch off effectively at the end of each day? Do you make time to do the work you need to do? In Show 39, Kevin, Al and Garry discuss the ways that Microsoft Viva can help you to build up habits, practices and rituals and we also cover what is meant by those three things too! What are habits, practices and rituals?What routines does Viva help you build?What routines does Viva help your...

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Identifying and developing top talent in a Power Platform practice with Jim Stout

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/308   A Brief introduction about Jim Stout’s life – life in Europe and the United States  Jim’s life background and hobbies  Educational and Career Background of Jim  How did Jim become interested in Microsoft Business Applications?   Jim’s involvement with Microsoft CRM A story about how Jim got into technology.  Talks about Jim’s… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Independent connectors for Power Platform
Jul31

Independent connectors for Power Platform

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

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Fatih Demirci Oymacılık on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/307  The number of MVP in Fatih Demirci’s region. What’s famous and the things you can do if you will visit Turkey. Fatih’s educational and career background. How did Fatih start in IT, and what led him to where he is right now? A conversation about Fatih’s story and the reason for changing his job. Project Fatih is involved in. How… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Fatih Demirci on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/307  The number of MVP in Fatih Demirci’s region. What’s famous and the things you can do if you will visit Turkey. Fatih’s educational and career background. How did Fatih start in IT, and what led him to where he is right now? A conversation about Fatih’s story and the reason for changing his job. Project Fatih is involved in. How… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Show 39 – Part 1: Inspire news and a new SharePoint

Microsoft Inspire was last week so we cover the latest news including our wish coming true for Dynamics in Teams and a new version of SharePoint.Microsoft Inspire 2021 Book of News  From collaborative apps in Microsoft Teams to Windows 365—here’s what’s new in Microsoft 365 at InspireEnrich your employee experience with new Viva partner integrationsIntroducing a new era of hybrid personal computing: the Windows 365 Cloud PC Windows...

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Advanced Product Owner Questions

In this solo episode, I continue the deeper dive into the role of the Product Owner with advanced Product Owner questions.  This episode covers: Can the product owner role be combined with scrum master or developer?Which product owner certification that I recommend?Making decisions about the product backlog,Whether the Product Owner needs to be technical,What's the difference between a product… Continue Reading Neil...

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How Fusion Development will change the world of App Creation with April Dunnam

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/306  A Brief introduction about April Dunnam’s life and family background.  April talks about her journey from Microsoft MVP to working with Microsoft.   Discussions about April’s involvement in SharePoint and as the SharePoint Siren.  April’s thoughts about Info Path now.  A conversation about how April started with YouTubing and what… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Episode 1×4 – Carl Cookson – It's Good To Talk!

In this episode we are joined by Carl Cookson (https://twitter.com/LinkeD365) where we talk, very openly, about depression.Carl is a fantastic person, and builder of some amazing tools that are available in XrmToolBox as well as being a blogger, speaker, and heavily involved in the Microsoft Community and Dynamics / Power Platform User Groups. Here he speaks candidly about his experiences and his methods of coping. With Mike &...

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Oleksandr Olashyn on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/305  Talks about Oleksandr Olashyn’s country of origin and what made him move to Poland. How Oleksandr got involved in Microsoft Business Applications and how it started? Recommendations to people who are considering working in Dynamics 365 developer The changes in Dynamics and the things that Oleksandr did before and now that are… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Show 38 – part 2: a retrospective on modern workplace in the pandemic

On "Freedom Day" in the UK (yes, we are using quotes and yes we're not convinced either), we decided to look back and do a retrospective on the modern workplace in the pandemic. There were no post-it notes involved and thankfully no-one has been assigned a load of tasks to do next but we did talk about:- What went well- What went badly- What should we do more of- What should we do less ofBelow is a list of what we...

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One Company – 20,000 Apps on the Power Platform with Alan Chai

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/304  A discussion with Alan Chai about Schlumberger  A conversation about Alan’s journey with PowerApps – 20K apps 32 flows 2M per day How Alan gets into where he is right now? Alan’s Power Platform journeyHow does Alan use Power Platform in their organization as a tool to create a solution? Learn how Microsoft Power Platform helped Alan… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Christian Paul Abata Quinchuqui on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/303  A brief introduction about Christian Paul Abata Quinchuqui – the only MVP in Ecuador. Talks about Christian’s interest in Robotic Process Automation. A conversation about Christians RPA journey. Discussions about Christian's Power Platform learning experiences Christian’s experience as a Cloud Solution Architect at Cloud 360 Talks… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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10 Product Owner Myths on Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Projects

In this solo episode, I continue the deeper dive into the role of the Product Owner, who is responsible for maximizing the impact of the application that the scrum team is building. And I think our product owners in Power Platform and Dynamics 365 projects have a couple of twists compared to product owners on other scrum teams.  This episode covers 10 myths about Product Owners.  Resources

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Ten Product Owner Myths on Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Projects

In this solo episode, I continue the deeper dive into the role of the Product Owner, who is responsible for maximizing the impact of the application that the scrum team is building. And I think our product owners in Power Platform and Dynamics 365 projects have a couple of twists compared to product owners on other scrum teams.  This episode covers 10 myths about Product Owners.  Resources

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Show 38 – part 1: being an ally, hi-fi in Teams and latest Viva news

Show 38 and the three of us cover the big news from the last couple of weeks, starting with highlighting the campaign to become allies for women and stop the ridiculous messaging on social media before returning to regular fare with Team high fidelity and latest Viva updates. Toxic male behaviour – we can and must do better | Mcd79 bloghttps://unbreak.tech/⚡️ Salma (@whitep4nth3r) / Twitter Microsoft Teams high fidelity audio...

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Introduction to Microsoft Dataverse and Power Effects with Bryony Wolf

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/302  A Brief Introduction about Bryony Wolf’s life, origin and family background. Bryony’s role and responsibilities as Senior Product Marketing Manager for Power Apps at Microsoft. Bryony's views on the growth of Microsoft Business Applications, Power Platform and Dynamics. Apps and old software that can be migrated into the Power… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Introduction to Microsoft Dataverse and Power FX with Bryony Wolf

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/302  A Brief Introduction about Bryony Wolf’s life, origin and family background. Bryony’s role and responsibilities as Senior Product Marketing Manager for Power Apps at Microsoft. Bryony's views on the growth of Microsoft Business Applications, Power Platform and Dynamics. Apps and old software that can be migrated into the Power… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Emma D’Arcy on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/301  A conversation about life and career background of Emma D’Arcy The benefits and the changes happened to Emma since becoming a Microsoft MVP. How it feels working with MVPs in Hitachi Hitachi’s culture in attracting top skilled personnel. Emma’s journey into becoming a Microsoft MVP. How Emma learned about the MVP Program. Find out… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their blog...

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Show 37 – Part 2: The PnP Community Blog

This week we are joined by Luise Freese who shares with us the joy of community and how you can get involved by reading and even possibly writing content for the PnP Community Blog. Read the blogRequest access to write a blogMessage Luise on Twitter or LinkedIn for any queries on what to write Photo by Corinne Kutz on Unsplash Continue Reading Luise Freese’s Article on their blog...

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Power Platform Adoption Framework with Lucy Bourne, Andrew Welch and Lee Baker

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/300  Find out more about Lucy Bourne, Andrew Welch and Lee Baker’s life and career background.  Learn about what PowerApps Adoption Framework is. What are the moving parts of PowerApps Adoption Framework? The relationship of Center of Excellence Starter Kit and PowerApps adoption Framework How does governance fit with the center of excellence… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Scrum Product Goals for Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Applications

In this solo episode I dive deeper into getting into the right mindset to build applications.  In the last episode, we looked at ten potential candidates for the product owner role in our scrum teams building Power Platform and Dynamics 365 applications. In this episode, we're going to continue the product owner topic by helping the product owner set a product goal. This episode covers: The… Continue Reading Neil...

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Product Goals for Power Platform and Dynamics 365

In this solo episode I dive deeper into getting into the right mindset to build applications.  In the last episode, we looked at ten potential candidates for the product owner role in our scrum teams building Power Platform and Dynamics 365 applications. In this episode, we're going to continue the product owner topic by helping the product owner set a product goal. This episode covers: The… Continue Reading Neil...

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Episode 108: Let's talk about the latest licensing changes!
Jul04

Episode 108: Let's talk about the latest licensing changes!

I’m never really excited to see announcements around licensing for Dynamics 365 and Power Apps, but I’ve been looking forward to this announcement for months! But first, as usual, I went into a tangent about something else, this time I discuss July 1st, and how important of a date it is for me personally. Link: … Continue Reading Gus Gonzalez’s Article on their blog CRM MVP Podcast: Episode 108: Let’s...

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Ana Inés Urrutia de Souza on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTEShttps://podcast.nz365guy.com/299 Ana Inés Urrutia de Souza talks about what she does during her free time.  How does COVID 19 impact Ana's life?  Talks about Ana's Pilot License – what made her decide to get this license.  A conversation about Ana's career background   Interesting career switching story of Ana.  Projects Ana is working on, and what's her involvement? … Continue Reading ‘s...

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Show 37 – Part 1: Latest news including thoughts on Windows 11, planning in Github and more information protection

This week we are joined by the M365 Princess, independent Microsoft consultant, queen of stickers and open sourceress – Luise Freese! We talk about the latest news including our thoughts on Windows 11 and the associated Teams updates, get impressed by Vesku Nopanen rocking the HoloLens2 and discuss why printers are bad.Windows 11 Summary – Upgrade to the New Windows 11 OS | Microsoft and Microsoft: Windows 11 is a better...

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CDP and the Purpose of using Customer Insights with Oli Ward

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/298  Oli Ward’s life, educational and career background.  Discussions about Oli’s journey within Microsoft and with Customer Insights?  What does Oli’s current role involve?  What skills do people need to succeed in Pre-Sales?  What is a Customer Data Platform (CDP)?  The benefits of using a CDP app, and what makes a CDP different?  What… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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