Episode 117: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser have a chat with Chris Cognetta from congruentX about Viva Sales. Chris starts by explaining the Viva brand as a whole and how Viva Sales join into that, then Chris explains Viva Sales features and it is now a lot easier to use advanced AI features to turn conversations into actions.
Chris Cognetta is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for congruentX. Chris is based in Tampa, Florida, originally from New York growing up in South Florida. Chris is a proven hands-on, servant leader with over 25 years of various industry experience, across many different technology platforms and architectures. Chris is a 10x time Microsoft Business Solutions 365 MVP, has an infrastructure, cloud & application architecture background and has been implementing global Dynamics CRM/D365 implementations since its inception. Chris is an active community member, Azure & CRMUG Medic Founder and sits on the D365/CRMUG Programming Board. Chris is a frequent speaker and organizer at various D365/CRM/Azure events and User Group conferences. Chris is also the Vice President of Tampa Community (formerly TampaDev).
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.