Change Management and Offshore teams with Jackie Simens
Oct14

Change Management and Offshore teams with Jackie Simens

Full show notes available here Change Management and Offshore teams with Jackie Simens This show is presented in partnership with Maptaskr Jackie’s personal background – born in Australia, moved to Indonesia – Nigeria – Thailand – Switzerland – Colorado and her home of Los Angeles Why Jackie travelled at a young age and her favourite place An introduction about Six Sigma , also Continue Reading Mark...

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UG Summit NA 2019 with Tony Stein
Oct11

UG Summit NA 2019 with Tony Stein

This episode is brought to you by mscrm-addons.com. Tony Stein from Dynamics Communities joins us to talk about what you can expect from next week’s user group summit. Extreme365 Power Platform user Group Dynamics 365 User group Silent disco All star awards Changes from last year Music: Ben Vollmer Song   Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom’s Article on their blog CRM Audio: UG Summit NA 2019 with Tony Stein This episode is...

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39 – Definition of Next
Oct10

39 – Definition of Next

Imagine you’re a member of a development team implementing Microsoft Business Applications using the Scrum framework. What do you do when you’ve completed the item you’re working on? Inspired by my favourite TV show of all time, The West Wing, here’s the Definition of Next that my team uses to answer the question, “What’s Next?” Thanks to The West Wing Weekly podcast and to my scrum...

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Getting ready for User Group Summit
Oct09

Getting ready for User Group Summit

This episode is brought to you by Maplytics by Inogic. Next week is User Group Summit 2019, and to help get ready we have Nick Doelman, Darly LaBar, Jonas Rapp, Jim Novak, and Sara Lagerquist join Joel Lindstrom and George Doubinski to talk about their sessions. Even if you aren’t attending the conference, you will learn something from this episode, as each panelist shares some of the tips… Continue Reading Joel...

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Malin Donoso Martnes on The MVP Show
Oct09

Malin Donoso Martnes on The MVP Show

Full show notes available Malin Donoso Martnes on The MVP Show Malin Donoso Martnes is the first MVP with a primary focus of Talent. She has worked extensively with Talent for more than a year and knows where Talent is dependent on extending with the PowerPlatform. Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Malin Donoso Martnes on The MVP Show Malin Donoso Martnes is the first MVP with a primary focus of...

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PPDB 10-07: Customer Engagement is gone, or is it?
Oct07

PPDB 10-07: Customer Engagement is gone, or is it?

This episode is brought to you by ClickLearn. In this episode: Dynamics 365 Marketing Wave 2:  https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2019/10/04/the-dynamics-365-marketing-2019-release-wave-2-update-is-rolling-out-starting-now/ The recordings from Power Platform 24 are now all available to watch online. You can see them at https://365.training/Courses/Detail/power24 Microsoft last… Continue Reading Joel...

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30 PowerApps Champions stories in 30 mins with Sameer Bhangar and Saurabh Pant
Oct07

30 PowerApps Champions stories in 30 mins with Sameer Bhangar and Saurabh Pant

Full show notes available here: 30 PowerApps Champions stories in 30 mins with Sameer Bhangar and Saurabh Pant Sameer Bhangar is helping Microsoft PowerApps, Flow and Common Data Service customers be successful with their adoption of the platform by connecting people, sharing stories, solving problems, leading workshops and cultivating a spirit of trust and innovation among customers and co-workers. Continue Reading Mark Smith...

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Episode 63: Here's what you need to know about AI, the Power Platform, and CDS
Oct06

Episode 63: Here's what you need to know about AI, the Power Platform, and CDS

I’m not a big fan of reviewing the latest and greatest technology, those episodes never age well; but I am a big fan of former 9x Microsoft MVP and current Microsoft Global Black Belt for Power Platform Scott Sewell. Before joining Microsoft, Scott implemented Dynamics 365/CRM for organizations around the country, so his take on new technology, solutions, and innovation originating from the… Continue Reading Gus...

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PPDB: DynamicsPower Dublin and new Surface devices
Oct04

PPDB: DynamicsPower Dublin and new Surface devices

This episode is brought to you by Maplytics by Inogic. Mark & Iain talk about their recent visit to DynamicsPower Dublin! With a rundown on the sessions, Mark talks about his recent run on the PowerPlatform24 event and we cap it off with the new Surface Gadgets. Remember that user group summit is coming up in Orlando October 15-18. Register now. Continue Reading Mark Christie’s Article on their blog CRM Audio: PPDB:...

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38 – Agile Foundations Course Launch
Oct03

38 – Agile Foundations Course Launch

If you’re brand new to agile software development and are wondering how an agile approach can be applied to your Dynamics 365, PowerApps, PowerBI or Flow project, I’ve launched a new free mini-course: Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps. The course is ideal if you are interested in learning about agile software development and how business apps projects can benefit from an agile… Continue Reading Neil Benson’s...

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Jason Cosman on The MVP Show
Oct02

Jason Cosman on The MVP Show

Full show notes available Jason Cosman on The MVP Show After graduating from NBCC Saint John, Jason Cosman started working at Caris, T4G Limited, JDI ITD, and TekSavvy Solutions Inc. Over the past 11 years in the industry, he has found his passion and loves to discuss the platform of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft MVP program. Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Jason Cosman on The MVP Show...

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PreSales with Lucy Muscat
Sep30

PreSales with Lucy Muscat

Full show notes available here PreSales with Lucy Muscat This show is presented in partnership with Maptaskr A brief introduction about Lucy’s life – personal background and her favourite place she has ever visited Career background – from being a Business English Teacher to working in Hitachi based in Europe as Presales Architect How she started working with Microsoft Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s...

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PPDB 9-30: More insights are coming to Dynamics 365
Sep30

PPDB 9-30: More insights are coming to Dynamics 365

This episode is brought to you by KingswaySoft. In today’s Power Platform Daily Brief: Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft to add more AI-infused apps and features to Dynamics 365. Issues fixed in service update 86 (coming Oct 3) New connectors for the Power Platform New courses and learning paths on Microsoft learn https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/? Music: www.purple-planet.com Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom’s Article on...

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Sara Lagerquist on the MVP Show
Sep25

Sara Lagerquist on the MVP Show

Full show notes available Sara Lagerquist on the MVP Show Sara Lagerquist on the MVP Show Full Show notes can be found here: https://www.nz365guy.com/133 MVP Show notes A brief introduction about Sara’s life – lives in Stockholm, Sweden, talked what’s awesome about her country -having to experience 4 seasons – winter, spring, summer and Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Sara...

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Best practices for demoing Flow with Jon Levesque
Sep24

Best practices for demoing Flow with Jon Levesque

This episode is brought to you by  Maplytics by Inogic. Jon Levesque, Microsoft Flow evangelist, joins us today to talk about how to demo Flow. You know Flow is awesome, so you want to demo it at conferences and user group meetings–what are some of Jon’s tricks for successfully demoing Microsoft Flow? Topics in this episode: CDS connector–should you demo the CDS connector or the CDS… Continue Reading Joel...

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Power Platform Administration with James Oleinik
Sep23

Power Platform Administration with James Oleinik

Full show notes available here: Power Platform Administration with James Oleinik James Oleinik, lives in Bellevue, Washington, and is a P rincipal Group PM Manager at Microsoft on the PowerApps team. His team owns the experiences for https://web.powerapps.com and https://admin.powerapps.com . He specializes in the areas of app management (ALM) and administration for PowerApps. Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on...

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PPDB 9-23: Data Flows, Service update 84, and solution based Flow
Sep23

PPDB 9-23: Data Flows, Service update 84, and solution based Flow

This is the Power Platform Daily Brief for Sept 23 (brought to you by D365ug). Show notes/Transcript: News on the data flows—Common Data Service data integrations have been renamed Data flows “This month we’re introducing an enhancement that allows creation of Dataflows containing only Analytical entities. This option can be selected within the “New dataflow” screen. Analytical… Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom’s...

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Episode 62: Fact Based Consulting
Sep22

Episode 62: Fact Based Consulting

On this episode, I tackle 15 different scenarios where today’s consultants and solution architects are acting based on emotions or “feelings” rather than facts. The reality is that fact based consulting always performs better in the real world. Links: Managed vs. Unmanaged: http://crmmvppodcast.com/episode-38-managed-vs-unmanaged Setting up Security like an MVP: 

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Dynamics 365 information overload, experimental features, and George's new Tesla
Sep21

Dynamics 365 information overload, experimental features, and George's new Tesla

Time for a CRM Audio episode with George Doubinski, Shawn Tabor, and Joel Lindstrom (brought to you by ClickLearn). In this week’s episode we talk about the following topics: George’s new Tesla Death of classic UI Wave 2 release schedule Getting ready for Power Platform 24 Dealing with information overload Upcoming conferences Differences between CDS connector and Current Environment… Continue Reading Joel...

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Jukka Niiranen on the MVP Show
Sep18

Jukka Niiranen on the MVP Show

Full show notes available Jukka Niiranen on the MVP Show Jukka Niiranen on the MVP Show Full Show notes can be found here: https://www.nz365guy.com/131 MVP Show notes A Brief introduction about Jukka’s life – lives in Finland, got married in July, the company where he is working, his role and his specialties. Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Jukka Niiranen on the MVP Show Jukka Niiranen on...

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Dynamics 365 Software Quality Assurance with Sug Sahadevan
Sep16

Dynamics 365 Software Quality Assurance with Sug Sahadevan

Full show notes available here Dynamics 365 Software Quality Assurance with Sug Sahadevan Title Full Show Notes: https://www.nz365guy.com/130 This show is presented in partnership with Maptaskr In This Episode Sug Sahadevan’s life – originally from India, born in Singapore and lives in London – what is so special about his place – things he enjoys doing during Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s...

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PPDB 9-16: Preparing for conference presentations
Sep16

PPDB 9-16: Preparing for conference presentations

This is the Power Platform Daily Brief for September 16, 2019. This episode is brought to you by Maplytics by Inogic. Topics and links for today’s daily brief: Charles Lamanna announces the winners of the TDGi Hack for Good. https://youtu.be/FTbvjwLgTCQ Watch the 2019 Virtual Flow Conference on demand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvCcnlw6tjs Register for the October 10 wave 2 virtual… Continue Reading Joel...

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PPDB 9-12: The end of Dynamics 365 classic UI
Sep13

PPDB 9-12: The end of Dynamics 365 classic UI

This episode is brought to you by ClickLearn. Today Mark & Iain talk about the end of the classic UI, Marketing Segments and the Ignite World Tour   Links 24 Hour XRM Virtual Conference – https://www.xrmvirtual.com/ Charles Lamanna Blog – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/announcing-the-timeline-to-move-to-unified-interface-2137660788 Marketing Segments Update – … Continue Reading Joel...

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Abraham Saldana on The MVP Show
Sep11

Abraham Saldana on The MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/129 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Abraham Saldana on The MVP Show Abraham Saldana on The MVP Show Full Show notes can be found here: https://www.nz365guy.com/129 MVP Show notes Abraham Saldana background – about his family, lives in Dallas, US in 2000, born and grew up in Mexico – left in 1998 and Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith...

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Microsoft Flow with Jon Levesque
Sep10

Microsoft Flow with Jon Levesque

Full show notes available here: Microsoft Flow with Jon Levesque TODAY’S GUEST Jon Levesque Jon Levesque is an entrepreneur and strategist with an expertise in brand engagement, community building and creating winning evangelism strategies. He is a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Flow product team focusing on helping Flow Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Microsoft Flow with Jon Levesque...

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Power Platform Daily Brief 9-9-2019
Sep09

Power Platform Daily Brief 9-9-2019

This is the #PowerPlatform Daily Brief for Sept 9, 2019 (brought to you by KingswaySoft).   In today’s daily brief: New model driven form designer is generally available Microsoft softens new portal pricing increases Flow online conference is tomorrow https://www.eventbrite.com/e/microsoft-flow-online-conference-2019-tickets-64261485834 PowerPlatform 24 session schedule is now up at

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Episode 61: Here we go again with Licensing changes
Sep08

Episode 61: Here we go again with Licensing changes

Starting October 1st, 2019, Microsoft will be enforcing new licensing rules and offerings, and this new licensing model is completely new. Steve Mordue is back on the show to discuss the new licensing model. Whether you are implementing for a brand new Dynamics 365 customer, or you’ve been a customer for a while, this episode is a MUST LISTEN! Guest: Steve Mordue: www.stevemordue.com More… Continue Reading Gus...

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PPDB: D365 for Talent MVP Malin Donoso Martnes
Sep06

PPDB: D365 for Talent MVP Malin Donoso Martnes

This episode is brought to you by Maplytics by Inogic. Brad Koontz sits down with Malin Donoso Martnes, the first D365 for Talent MVP, to discuss Dynamics Talent and monster trucks run amok in Sweden.  Links: Resources for Talent and where to find them:  https://malinsdynamics365fortalent.com/2019/04/23/resources-for-talent-and-where-you-find-them/ LinkedIn: 

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PPDB 9-5: Stay Motivated and Remote Assist updates
Sep06

PPDB 9-5: Stay Motivated and Remote Assist updates

This is the Power Platform Daily Brief for Sept 5 (brought to you by ClickLearn). Today Mark and Iain review recent community blog posts: Links: My Favorite Murder: https://www.myfavoritemurder.com/ Sept update for Remote Assist: 

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Keith Whatling on the MVP Show
Sep04

Keith Whatling on the MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/127 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Keith Whatling on the MVP Show Keith Whatling is an experienced analyst with a demonstrated history of award-winning innovation in transportation. He has a wealth of experience from digital content creation and data analysis to Microsoft’s Power Platform, using PowerApps and Flow to drive digital...

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Dynamics 365 Project Requirements Gathering with Dani Kahil
Sep02

Dynamics 365 Project Requirements Gathering with Dani Kahil

Full show notes available here Dynamics 365 Project Requirements Gathering with Dani Kahil This show is presented in partnership with Maptaskr A brief introduction about Dani Kahil – living in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia , his family background – what he loves to do the most with his family. Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Dynamics 365 Project Requirements Gathering with Dani Kahil...

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37 – Steve Brooks from Cooper Parry IT Solutions
Aug31

37 – Steve Brooks from Cooper Parry IT Solutions

Steve Books is the consultancy director of Cooper Parry IT Solutions, this year’s winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award for Dynamics 365 Business Central. Cooper Parry is a mid-market accounting firm based in the UK. They’ve had a lot of success with the partner-to-partner business model that has eluded so many other Microsoft partners. Steve also shares his insights into Cooper… Continue Reading Neil...

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Demian Raschkovan on the MVP Show
Aug28

Demian Raschkovan on the MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/125 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog https://www.nz365guy.com/demian-raschkovan-on-the-mvp-show/ Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith nz365guy’s Permission

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PPDB 8-28: Marketing wave 2 and prepping for hack 4 good
Aug28

PPDB 8-28: Marketing wave 2 and prepping for hack 4 good

This episode is brought to you by D365UG. Topics in this episode: Marketing Wave 2: https://incrementalgroup.co.uk/2019/08/07/customers-personalising-marketing TDGI Hack for Good – http://tdgi.rocks/ Reminder: only one more day to submit your sessions for Power Platform 24 https://sessionize.com/power-platform-24/. Music: www.purple-planet.com   Continue Reading Mark Christie’s Article on their blog CRM Audio: PPDB 8-28:...

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Power Platform Daily Brief: 8/26/2019
Aug26

Power Platform Daily Brief: 8/26/2019

This episode is brought to you by Maplytics by Inogic. In today’s daily brief: Create environments from Power Platform Admin Center https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/provisioning-and-administration-updates-are-now-live-in-the-power-platform-admin-center/ Submit sessions for power platform 24 https://sessionize.com/power-platform-24/ Mark instant flow steps in business process flow… Continue Reading Joel...

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The Power BI Story with Arun Ulagaratchagan
Aug26

The Power BI Story with Arun Ulagaratchagan

Full show notes available here: The Power BI Story with Arun Ulagaratchagan Arun Ulagaratchagan is the General Manager of Power BI product development. He leads all engineering and product management for Microsoft’s business intelligence product portfolio. This includes Power BI, Azure Analysis Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services. Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their...

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Episode 60: Top 10 OVERRATED skills for Solution Architects
Aug25

Episode 60: Top 10 OVERRATED skills for Solution Architects

There are things you must know as a Solution Architect, and then there are things you don’t but for some reason people believe you should know them in order to be a Solution Architect. These are my top 10 OVERRATED skills for Solution Architects. Video: How do you become a Solution Architect? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZoZTuYbwHc Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

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License Driven Development
Aug24

License Driven Development

This episode of CRM Audio is brought to you by Clicklearn. Today is classic CRM Audio, with George Doubinski, Shawn Tabor, and Joel Lindstrom Topics in today’s episode: License driven development: https://brianilland.me/2019/06/23/licence-driven-development/ Power Platform 24 The value of CDS Considering user experience with PowerApps Resource scheduling Calendar control #askjoel CCPA DES… Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom,...

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James Novak on the MVP Show
Aug21

James Novak on the MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/123 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog James Novak on the MVP Show James Novak is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP with extensive experience across all phases of the software development life cycle: requirement definition through hands-on development and deployment, across a variety of complex applications. His experience spans a range of...

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Power Platform Adoption Framework with Andrew Welch
Aug19

Power Platform Adoption Framework with Andrew Welch

Full show notes available here Power Platform Adoption Framework with Andrew Welch This show is presented in partnership with Maptaskr A brief introduction about Andrew’s life – family background, how often he travels and his favourite destination What he does when he’s not working Andrew’s struggles in writing a book. The video he loves to watch How big organizations view PowerApps as an app. Continue Reading...

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36 – David Conti and Monadelphous
Aug19

36 – David Conti and Monadelphous

David Conti surprised me with the size of Velrada’s project that was a finalist in the 2019 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Dynamics 365 Field Service awards. I had always assumed that PotY awards were a recognition of complex, enterprise projects successfully delivered by Microsoft’s finest. Listen in as David reveals the size of Velrada’s project at engineering maintenance company,… Continue Reading Neil...

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PPDB: Interview with Michal Guzowski
Aug16

PPDB: Interview with Michal Guzowski

Michal Guzowski talks about his Delegation Learning app, and 10 things he wished he knew before becoming a #PowerAddict Continue Reading Joel Lindstrom, Shawn Tabor, George Doubinski, Matthew C Anderson, Mark Smi’s Article on their blog CRM Audio: PPDB: Interview with Michal Guzowski Michal Guzowski talks about his Delegation Learning app, and 10 things he wished he knew before becoming a #PowerAddict Blog Syndicated with Joel...

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PDDB: Your workflow assemblies might break
Aug15

PDDB: Your workflow assemblies might break

This episode is brought to you by D365UG. Daryl LaBar brings today’s daily brief, and he lets us know about an upcoming change from Microsoft that might break your workflow assemblies. Check your code and be prepared. Read more at: Remove unsupported code that uses reflection in custom workflow activities – PowerApps Category: Reliability Impact potential: High Workflow activities containing unsupported code that uses...

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Daryl Labar on the MVP Show
Aug14

Daryl Labar on the MVP Show

Full show notes available https://www.nz365guy.com/121 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog Daryl Labar on the MVP Show Daryl Labar on the MVP Show Full Show notes can be found here: https://www.nz365guy.com/121 MVP Show notes A brief introduction about Daryl’s life – family background, what’s great about Indianapolis and as an independent MVP Blog Syndicated with Mark Smith...

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Power Platform Daily Brief: August 14, 2019
Aug14

Power Platform Daily Brief: August 14, 2019

This episode is brought to you by ClickLearn. In today’s daily brief: New connectors for the Power Platform Enhancements in unified interface grids and data density https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/enhanced-functionality-in-unified-interface-grids/ What’s coming in service update 82: 

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OCP and the Microsoft Business Applications Partner with Cecilia Flombaum
Aug12

OCP and the Microsoft Business Applications Partner with Cecilia Flombaum

Full show notes available here: https://www.nz365guy.com/120 Continue Reading Mark Smith nz365guy’s Article on their blog OCP and the Microsoft Business Applications Partner with Cecilia Flombaum Cecilia Flombaum, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who is currently residing at Seattle, Washington, is the Partner Ecosystem Lead for Microsoft Business Applications (#Partnersmakemorepossible). She has been instrumental in...

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PPDB: Announcing Power Platform 24
Aug12

PPDB: Announcing Power Platform 24

This episode is brought to you by Maplytics by Inogic. On today’s Power Platform Daily Brief we are happy to announce a new Power Platform and Dynamics 365 conference called Power Platform 24. This world-wide virtual conference will be 24 hours of great content about Microsoft Flow, Dynamics 365, PowerApps, and Power BI September 25. You can be a speaker–submit your proposals now at 

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D365 F&O Wave 2 Early Access with Sukrut Parab
Aug12

D365 F&O Wave 2 Early Access with Sukrut Parab

This episode is brought to you by KingswaySoft. Sukrut Parab joins us to talk about the early release of D365 F&O. Sukrut is frequently one of the top contributors in the Dynamics 365 F&O community forums, and he is the subject of this month’s community spotlight. https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/spotlight/posts/sukrut-parab—community-spotlight-883753866 Topics in this episode: F&O vs…. Continue...

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Episode 59: Top 10 things every Solution Architect MUST KNOW
Aug11

Episode 59: Top 10 things every Solution Architect MUST KNOW

Due to the popularity of the video posted on the CRM MVP Media YouTube on July 21st, 2019 (link below), I have decided to expand on my thoughts regarding the skills and knowledge needed to be a Solution Architect. These are my Top 10 things every Solution Architect MUST KNOW. Video: How do you become a Solution Architect? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZoZTuYbwHc Please subscribe to our… Continue Reading Gus...

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PPDB: Mike Harley
Aug08

PPDB: Mike Harley

This episode is brought to you by ClickLearn. Today Mark is Joined by Mike Hartley (@Hart365) to talk about License pricing, Reference Sections & TDI Hack For Good   You Can find the blogs and sites referenced https://TDI.Rocks Reduce your Dynamics 365 License costs by 92%? I hinted in my last post about possibly being able to reduce your Dynamics 365 license costs by up to 92%. I may have been a little too coy, so I titled this...

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