AppSource with Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe

Episode 71: Markus Erlandsson talks to Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe from Microsoft about AppSource. Kirsten explains what AppSource is and what the difference is from its predecessors. She continues to explain what the new ISV competency is and how you as a partner can use that, then she explains the benefits for ISV and how you can get the most out of it.

Bio

Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe is the Senior Director, AppSource/Marketplace Product Marketing, Cloud & Enterprise Group. She is responsible for building market awareness, driving demand generation, and growing market share for the AppSource Marketplace. Prior to this role, Kirsten was the Global Industry Director for Public Sector within Microsoft Business Solutions.  Kirsten joined Microsoft from Deltek where she was the Vice President of Marketing for GovCon Business Unit.

Links

https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/membership/isv-competency
Go-To-Market Services
https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/partners
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kedmondsonwolfe

Portals with Chris Mahanes

Episode 70: Markus Erlandsson talks to Chris Mahanes from Provance about portals. Chris explains what a portal is and that you probably already pay for one. He continues to talk about why should use it what is the difference between a Partner, Employee, Customer, Custom Portals. Both online and on-premise works, how to do multi-lingual and how to work with Sharepoint documents and PowerBi Visuals inside Portals.

Bio
Chris is a Technical Solution Specialist and UX Lead for Provance Technologies who has recently been awarded the 2018/2019 Microsoft Inner Circle and Platform Partner of the Year Awards. Provance Technologies is an ISV that has built an IT Service Management Solution on Dynamics 365. Chris is all about helping customers achieve the most out of their Microsoft investments from Dynamics 365, Microsoft Portals, Flow, to PowerBI.

Links
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/portals/administer-manage-portal-dynamics-365
http://colinvermander.com
https://www.engineeredcode.com/blog
https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophermahanes/
https://twitter.com/crmportaldude

Custom Control Framework with Chris Huntingford

Chris Huntingford Episode 69: Markus Erlandsson talks to Chris Huntingford from Hitachi Solutions about the Custom Control Framework. Chris explains what this control framework is, and where you can find them and how you can use them.

Bio
Chris is exposing the AWESOMENESS of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement and the associated products. He is all about product evangelism and spreading the Dynamics 365 message!

He is passionate about bringing people and product together to create an understanding and enthusiasm for customer relationships both internally in the workplace and externally with my customers and prospects.

Links
Microsoft docs on Custom Control Framework
Chris Huntingford video on youtube on custom control framework
PowerApps Bank

Power Platform with Steve Mordue


Steve Mordue
Episode 68: Markus Erlandsson talks to Steve Mordue from Forceworks about the Microsoft Power Platform. Steve starts by explaining what the Power Platform is and how it includes the Common Data Service (CDS), PowerApps, Power BI and Flow. Steve continues how this change to the Power Platform will change the apps that we build for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement.

 

Bio
Steve is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 MVP, CEO of forceworks who was recently one of the first partners to achieve the Gold ISV Competency and a former Microsoft Partner of the Year
A Former Salesforce.com consultant, who, after 10 years, saw the light in 2011, and moved to Dynamics CRM Online(now Dynamics 365)

Links
Steve on LinkedIn
Steve on Twitter
Steves blog

Who is Markus with Gustaf Westerlund

Markus ErlandssonEpisode 67: Gustaf Westerlund talks to Markus Erlandsson from Dynavigate about Who is your host Markus Erlandsson. Gustaf starts by asking about who Markus is and how he got started in CRM. Some horror stories from Markus own mistakes. How did podcast start back in 2013 and where does the name CRM Rocks come from? When did the pod not rock? How does Markus keep the energy for going 5 years?

Bio
Markus Erlandsson is a Tech Lead and Dynamics CRM Developer at Dynavigate, Markus likes to convert ideas into working systems, combined with the Certified Scrum Master education and the ability to lead a team.
Markus is a genuine and helpful individual who likes to have fun.

Development, Debugging and Deployment with Jonas Rapp

Jonas Rapp Episode 66: Markus Erlandsson talks to Jonas Rapp from Avanade about how you can upgrade your development. Jonas starts with explaining how you can work with webresources to show to version control your customizations, and then to how you can use build tools form CRM. Then the discussion continues to test and how you can use Selenium or EasyRepro, then final notes on how to improve your plugin development with Plugin Trace viewer or the Canary plugin and the new release notes for October Release 2018

Bio:
Software developer since 1994.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CRM) since 2009.
XrmToolBox contributor since 2014.
Author of XrmToolBox tools: FetchXML Builder, Plugin Trace Viewer, Auto Number Manager, Latebound Constants Generator, Related Records Analyzer and Bulk Data Updater.
Also created Shuffle based tools for MSDyn365 DevOps.
Speaker at eXtreme365, D365 Saturday, Dynamics Bootcamp, xRMVirtual, D365UG.

Links:
WebResources Manager in XrmToolBox
Use Fiddler and Imposter to get files from disk
SparkleXRM
SolutionPackager
Dynamics 365 Build Tools for Visual Studio Team Services by Wael Hamze
SeleniumHQ Browser Automation
Configuration Migration Tool
EasyRepro, Microsoft Automated UI testing
Innofactor CRM CI Tools
Plugin Trace Viewer
Canary Plugin by Jonas Rapp
October 2018 Release notes
Jonas Rapp on Twitter
Jonas Rapps Blog

Special Episode: Nimble Evolves to The Simple CRM for Office & Dynamics 365

Jon FerraraMarkus Erlandsson talks to Jon Ferarra from Nimble about Nimble Evolves to The Simple CRM for Office & Dynamics 365

Bio:
Jon Ferrara is a serial CRM and Relationship Management entrepreneur and noted speaker about Social Media’s effects on Sales and Marketing. His most recent venture Nimble.com, has re-imagined CRM by building a Simply Smarter Social Sales and Marketing platform. Jon is best known as the co-founder of GoldMine Software Corp, one of the early pioneers in the Sales Force Automation (SFA) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software categories for Small to Medium sized Businesses (SMBs).

Links:
https://www.nimble.com/

Unified Interface with Scott Durow

Scott Durow Episode 65: Markus Erlandsson talks to Scott Durow from Develop 1, about what the Unified Interface is and what the news is there. How you can get to it and how to use it in the best way.

Bio:
Scott is a Microsoft Business Solutions MVP specializing in Dynamics 365. He is a committed and passionate software architect & technologist. Scott is a regular speaker at conferences in the UK and abroad. His software career spans more than 20 years where he has moved from assembly language device driver programming, industrial control software and then into enterprise business applications.
Scott is the author of the Ribbon Workbench for Dynamics CRM/365. He is also the principal author of SparkleXRM, the open-source Rich Client library for Dynamics CRM. He lives near Oxford in the UK with his wife, Kerrie, and three children.

Links:
Scott’s YouTube Channel
Scott’s add back Advanced Find
Microsoft Docs, Whats new?
Deprecation and other important changes

Social Selling with Rick McCutcheon

Rick McCutcheon Episode 64: Markus Erlandsson talks to Rick McCutcheon from Full Contact Selling about how to work with Social Selling, how to think about your content and what message you are trying to convey.

Bio:
Rick has been involved in the CRM industry for over 20 years as a Senior Executive, Reseller, Board Member, Educator, Consultant and Professional Speaker. He is a Dynamics 365 CRM MVP and holds the prestigious Certified Sales Professional Designation from the Canadian Professional Sales Association. He currently leads a CRM and Sales Coaching Practice with expertise in Process Design, Social Selling, Gamification, and Marketing Automation.

Link:
Rick on LinkedIn
Full Contact Selling homepage
LinkedIn Sales Blog

Dynamics 365 Spring Release 2018 with Jukka Niiranen

Jukka Niiranen Episode 63: Markus Erlandsson talks to Jukka Niiranen from Elisa about Dynamics 365 Spring Release 2018. Jukka explains what the new Business Application Platform is all about and how it is based on Common Data Service and how that is the 2.0 of XRM. We speculate if there ever will be a next version of on-premise and how the new licensing works for Marketing as well as what is new for GDPR and compliance.

Bio:
Jukka works as a Dynamics 365 Tech Lead at Elisa, and is a Microsoft MVP for Business Solutions. He has 10+ years of experience from Microsoft Dynamics CRM and has been writing his Surviving CRM blog ever since the days of CRM v3.0.

Link:
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/03/21/business-applications-spring-18-release-notes/
Release event
http://survivingcrm.com/