Power CAT with Phil Topness

Phil Topness

Episode 114: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser have a chat with Phil Topness from Microsoft about Power CAT. Phil starts with explaining what Power Customer Advisory Team is, and what they do. Who the customer is for CAT and how they do what they do.


Phil is irrationally excited about applying technology to help people better do what they need to do. He helps the world’s largest organizations maximize their results from Microsoft Power Platform as part of the Power Platform Customer Advisory Team (CAT) at Microsoft.




Managed Environments For Easier Governance

Dataverse vs SharePoint with Michael Roth and Malin Martnes

Michael Roth
Malin Martnes

Episode 114: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser have a chat with Michael Roth and Malin Martnes about Dataverse vs SharePoint as a data source in power apps. Michael starts with how he comes from SharePoint and M365 world and reaches out for help on Power Apps, to find help in Malin Martnes.


Michael demonstrates achievable quick wins and focuses on an overall strategy to sustainably implement the concept of continuous citizen development throughout the organisation.

Malin works as Head of Dynamics 365 at Knowit in Oslo, Norway, she works with Dynamics 365 CRM, Marketing, Human Resources, and the Power Platform



PNP Community Samples:  https://pnp.github.io/powerplatform-samples/






Custom Pages with Lisa Crosbie

Lisa Crosbie

Episode 113: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser have a chat with Lisa Crosbie from Barhead Solutions about custom pages. They discuss what custom pages are, how you can use them and how they differ from canvas apps.


Lisa has a contagious enthusiasm for low code technology and making it possible for anyone to get started with Power Platform and Dynamics 365.

Lisa has taken a career journey from being a Dynamics 365 customer and a business user doing unspeakable things with Excel, to an evangelist for Microsoft Business Applications, educating customers and helping solve problems for people just like who she used to be. Lisa loves getting people excited about this awesome technology, opening new possibilities, and giving back to this community that has given her so much, learning and sharing together every day.

She is a YouTuber, podcaster, blogger and speaker.


Lisa’s explanation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QFCXX36220

Scutt Durow so what? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL21XV1CIgk

Known issues: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-apps/maker/model-driven-apps/model-app-page-issues

Reza Dorrani, How to build Responsive Power Apps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o2L0DADzKQ

Blog: https://lisacrosbie.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/lisacrosbie

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-crosbie/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaCrosbie

The UP Podcast: https://theUPPodcast.com

Agile CRM with Neil Benson

Neil Benson

Episode 112: Markus Erlandsson talks to Neil Benson from Customery about Agile CRM, where Neil shares how he makes estimates, handles tricky situations reduces fears of changes. He also talks about how customers can be good product owners.


Neil’s on a mission to help Microsoft customers and partners build agile business applications. He’s well known for his LEGO inspired content in his videos, training courses and even his podcast cover art. He’s been building Microsoft business apps since 2006, using Scrum since 2008 and a Microsoft MVP since 2010. Neil lives in Brisbane, Australia where he enjoys family days out and making pizza.


Amazing Apps podcast: https://www.amazingapps.show/111

Customer Academy school: https://customery.com/crmrocks ($50 discount for CRM Rocks listeners).

Customery Academy YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/customeryacademy

Agile Applications User Group https://aka.ms/agileappsug

Neil Benson on LinkedIn https://linkedin.com/in/neilbenson

Neil Benson on Twitter https://twitter.com/customery

Free Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps course https://customery.academy/courses/foundations

Security horror stories with Kylie Kiser

Kylie Kiser

Episode 111: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser have a chat with Kylie Kiser from Hitachi. They discuss what kind of security horror stories all three of them has experienced. Kylie shares the story of sharing and how it did impact performance, Heidi shares the story about creating a new security role, and they all discuss if backs, Data Loss Prevention or conditional access can help.


Kylie Kiser is a Power Platform enthusiast who has been working with Microsoft technologies for over 10 years. She is passionate about the community and shows this through blogging, presenting, and hosting events. She leads a thriving user group based in Washington, DC. Kylie is also a three-time Microsoft Business Applications MVP!






Power 24, security:


Dynamics con: https://dynamicscon.com/submissions/?query=Kylie%20Kiser


Modernized Business Units in Microsoft Dataverse

Team security Inheritance

Old Behavior: https://blog.crmguru.co.uk/2013/06/25/security-roles-and-teams-in-crm-2011-an-inconvenient-half-truth/

New Behavior: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/security-roles-privileges#team-members-privilege-inheritance

Help Ukraine: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andriibutenko/ or https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andriibutenko_wonderful-people-of-greenville-spartanburg-activity-6904032086173261824-eyz6

Learning Dynamics with Nancy Tandy

Nancy Tandy

Episode 110: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser have a chat with Nancy Tandy from Microsoft. They discuss learning opportunities on Microsoft Learn, certification process, Learn TV and Chuck Norris jokes. Nancy starts with listing some of the learning offerings from Microsoft, then she goes more into details about Learn TV and what content is made available there Nancy continues to explain what the most popular topics are on Learn


Nancy Tandy is a Sr. Business Strategy Manager at Microsoft. Nancy has 20 plus years of integrated marketing management experience including developing marketing strategies, driving product launches, events and large-scale campaigns.  She has been at Microsoft for over 15 plus years.


 Get started at www.microsoft.com/learn

Blogg https://aka.ms/MicrosoftLearnBlog


Chuck Norris and Dad jokes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF6CMwMyNuM



Portals and Progressive web apps with Nick Doelman

Nick Doelman

Episode 109: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser talks to Nick Doelman from Microsoft about Portals and the last year news for Power Apps Portals. From enablers such as Web API, PCF components and CLI to multiple portals, data verse search and progressive web apps.


Nick has recently joined Microsoft as a senior content developer focused on developing content for Power Apps portals, he is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Dynamic Communities All-Star award winner. Nick is a trainer, consultant, speaker, podcaster, and blogger focused on the Power Platform and Dynamics 365 and a former Microsoft Business Applications MVP.













Robotic Desktop Automation with Nick Hance

Nick Hance
Nick Hance

Episode 108: Markus Erlandsson talks to Nick Hance from Reenhanced about Robotic Desktop Automation and RPA, and how you can automate most things that don’t have an API. Nick starts by explaining what Robotic Process Automation (RPA) means and part of its history. He continues to talk about attended vs unattended and what the difference is, how you can use it to automate your tasks and be more effective.


Nick is heavily focused on WordPress and the Microsoft Power Platform and is the author of two Power Automate connectors, Gravity Forms, and Power Form 7 (for Contact Form 7). He’s aiming to make using WordPress with Power Apps & Power Automate, pleasant, profitable, and enjoyable.
Nick is an accomplished software developer and president of Reenhanced, a company that has reviewed and tagged each and every one of the 585 Power Automate connectors at connectorreview.com.





https://xkcd.com/1205/, Is It Worth the Time?

Accessibility with Mike Hartley

Mike Hartley

Episode 107: Markus Erlandsson talks to Mike Hartley about accessibility and how you can get a bigger audience by considering it. Mike starts by explaining what the term accessibility is and how it differs from usability, he then continues to explain screen readers and contrast, as well as tab orders, canvas apps portals and model-driven apps, and what to avoid the most obvious accessibility issues, by actually checking.


Mike is newly awarded Microsoft MVP and a big advocate and user of the Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365 stacks, including the Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate and Data verse particularly) and Office 365.
Founder and co-host of The Things We Don’t Talk About podcast and frequent blogger, speaker and advocate of Mental Health and Accessibility. Believing in Capability, not Disability and Accessible By Design solutions and events.





Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebhartley/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hart365

Website/Blog: https://hart365.co.uk

Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/Hart365

Catalyst with Helena Fuchs

Helena Fuchs

Episode 106: Markus Erlandsson talks to Helena Fuchs from Microsoft Sweden, about catalyst where Helena starts with explaining what catalyst is as a sales help and how it differs from sure-step. Then she continues to talk about how it comes from the Dynamics business application group in Microsoft and why it is important to a partner and customers. Helena then goes through the steps included as IDEA, Inspire, Design, Empower and Achieve.


Since October 2016, Helena Fuchs has been the business area manager for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform at Microsoft Sweden. She has previously worked there as product marketing manager for Office 365 and has a background in sales and marketing in the hardware industry from Samsung and Dell.

She is passionate about the new opportunities created through cloud digitalisation and contributes to a better and smarter future

In her spare time, Helena is a sports fan who likes to spend time with family and friends. She sings in a choir and is constantly curious about things that can make life a little bit easier and above all more fun.