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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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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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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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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Who Makes the Best Scrum Product Owner?

In this solo episode, I dive deeper into getting into the right mindset to build applications, including using the Scrum agile approach. This episode covers: Why the Product Owner is the most critical role in the Scrum team.The accountability of the Product Owner.Which type of person within an organisation makes the best Product Owner. Resources Product Mastery – from good to great product… Continue Reading Neil...

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Finding Your Scrum Product Owner

In this solo episode I dive deeper into getting into the right mindset to build applications, including using the Scrum agile approach. This episode covers: Why the Product Owner is the most critical role in the Scrum team.The accountability of the Product Owner.Which type of person within an organisation makes the best Product Owner.Hurdles and roadblocks encountered during the development of… Continue Reading Neil...

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040 Finding Your Product Owner

In this solo episode I dive deeper into getting into the right mindset to build applications, including using the Scrum agile approach. This episode covers: Why the Product Owner is the most critical role in the Scrum team.The accountability of the Product Owner.Which type of person within an organisation makes the best Product Owner.Hurdles and roadblocks encountered during the development of… Continue Reading Neil...

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Roma Gupta on The MVP Show

FULL SHOW NOTES https://podcast.nz365guy.com/297  A brief talk about Roma Gupta’s life, family, country of origin. Covid19 situation in India and how is that affecting her and her family members. How Roma’s IT journey started A conversation about Roma’s career background. The projects she’s working on in Africa. Romas focus and area of specialization when it comes to… Continue Reading Mark Smith [nz365guy]’s Article on...

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Show 36 – Part 1: Latest news including renaming of SharePoint domains, some more focus in Teams and smiling in China

After a brief interlude last week, we are back with a quick fire 1-2 to keep you going through the year. Al, Kevin and Garry chat about the latest news with some great new features and intriguing new possibilities.Teams Rename your SharePoint domain – SharePoint in Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Docs  Universal Actions in Adaptive Cards on Microsoft Teams Introducing Headspace, a new focus mode, and quiet time settings with Microsoft...

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Show 36 – part 2: Essential tools and techniques in a multi-tenant world

A few weeks ago, friend of the show (and co-host of the amazing Office 365 Distilled podcast) Marijn Somers asked about whether you could remove a connection to a tenant when your account had been deactivated. This kicked off an idea for the show to talk about how we manage access to multiple tenants and how you can make life easier for yourself.We cover:- Cleaning up accounts you no longer have access to- Using Edge/Chrome profiles-...

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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, Mercer MacKay Solutions

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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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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Power BI Deferred Design with Reza Rad, RADACAD

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 Microsoft Regional Director. He's written over 15 books on data analytics, in addition to dozens of courses on RADACAD. He's… Continue...

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Episode 1×3 – Emma D'Arcy – You Belong!

Do you ever find yourself thinking that you don't belong, that you shouldn't be doing what you're doing? How often do you wonder if you should just slink away off into the shadows and let "the experts" do it?If you're anything like me (Mike) then you do this probably more than once an hour – yes really. This is an example of a form of Imposter Syndrome – and you'd be surprised just how...

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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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Building a CRM App for Financial Advisors with Stephen Handley, Fin365

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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Show 35 – The Maturity Model for Microsoft 365

We are joined by Simon Doy and Simon Hudson who are part of the team working on the Maturity Model for Microsoft 365 and share with us what it is, who it is for, why you should use it and how to get started. Whether you are non-technical or technical, there is so much great stuff in there to help position where you want your processes to be in Microsoft 365 (and even beyond).Useful links: Maturity model for Microsoft 365Caring is...

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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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A Power Apps Portal for 1 Million Users in 100 hours with Mohammed Mohsin Khalid, Imperium Dynamics

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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Adopting the Power Platform with Brendan Eger, Partners in Health

Join me with Brendan Eger,  an Associate Director of Information Systems and Analytics at Partners In Health in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Brendan'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, Slalom Consulting

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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