2023 Release wave 2 with Benedikt Bergmann

Benedikt Bergmann

Episode 128: Markus Erlandsson engages in a discussion with Benedikt Bergmann from CRM-Konsulterna about what is new in the 2023 release wave 2. Benedikt provides his insights into what he thinks are important changes and Markus gives his points.


Benedikt works as a Power Platform Consultant at CRM Konsulterna in Dynamics 365 CE and Power Platform.

He started his career as a developer of .Net custom applications and frontend development.
He has been working exclusively with Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform since 2017. In this area, he has been working as a developer and since 2018 as a solution architect.

Furthermore, he is active in the community around the Power Platform and runs both a blog and a YouTube channel.

In January 2021 he was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award.





PCF in 2023 with Diana Birkelbach

Diana Birkelbach

Episode 127: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser engage in a discussion with Diana Birkelbach from Orbis regarding what is new in PCF. Diana provides insights into the evolution of PCFs lately and how they have changed towards the better, she then continues to go through the different variants to help us understand.


Diana Birkelbach is a Microsoft Business Application MVP from Germany. She works as a Principal Software Architect at ORBIS SE. She has over 20 years of experience in web development, working with Dynamics 365 right from the beginning (back then Microsoft CRM v1.2). She is focused on the ProDev aspects of the Power Platform, being enthusiastic about Power Apps Component Framework (PCF) development. You can call her PCFLady.
Find her answering questions in the “Power Apps Pro Dev & ISV” Forum, blogging on her “Dianamics” blog site (dianabirkelbach.wordpress.com), sharing videos on YouTube (/youtube.com/@pcflady), and sharing PCF controls on https://pcf.gallery/.







Copilot for Power Platform and D365 with Lisa Crosbie

Lisa Crosbie

Episode 126: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser engage in a discussion with Lisa Crosbie from Barhead Solutions regarding the upcoming Copilot for Power Platform and Dynamics 365. Lisa provides insights into the evolution of AI features within the platform and where they show up, she then continues to talk about where the copilot can be the most useful for both makers and users.


Lisa Crosbie is known for her contagious enthusiasm for low code technology, Power Platform, and Dynamics 365, and helping people understand what’s possible in business applications.

Lisa started as a Dynamics 365 customer and business user who tortured Excel, and now works as a Tech Evangelist at Barhead Solutions, where she runs envisioning workshops, ideation sessions, and demos, helping customers map the right technology to their business problems, get the most out of what they’ve paid for, and plan their technology roadmaps.

Lisa has received the ARN Innovation Award for Technical Excellence and the ARN Women in ICT Award – Technical category. She is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and LinkedIn Learning Instructor, and has a popular YouTube channel that helps people get started with Microsoft Business Applications. She is an international speaker at Microsoft and community events.



Cloud for healthcare with Jim Novak

Jim Novak
Jim Novak

Episode 125: Markus Erlandsson engages in a discussion with Jim Novak from Microsoft regarding the Cloud for healthcare industry solution. Jim provides insights into its evolution from an accelerator to a broader solution and sheds light on the significance of “cloud for” in its name. Furthermore, he emphasizes Microsoft’s extensive efforts towards integration with this solution.


Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft and former Microsoft Business Applications MVP – and healthcare industries.





User Adoption and Learning Methodologies with Asif Rehmani

Asif Rehmani
Asif Rehmani

Episode 124: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser has a chat with Asif Rehmani from VisualSP about user adoption and learning methodologies. Asif starts by explaining what contextual microlearning is and how it can work with Dynamics 365 users. How users easily can get to the learning opportunities with the users need it.


Asif Rehmani is the CEO at VisualSP and a 16-time Microsoft MVP. His focus is on helping organizations train and support their employees.



Best of 2023 Release Wave 1

Episode 123: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser have a chat about news from Microsoft over the coming 6 months. Both go through their best of 2023 release wave


Ability to delete users from environments


Approve mailbox without admin


Power Pipelines


use natural Language to create flows


New look and feel


Associate activities with other activities


Drag and drop to build responsive pages more easily


Manage Power pages ALM using solutions


Prevent messages fatigue


Store cloud flow execution history in Microsoft Dataverse


Use versioning for solution cloud flows


Validate email on lead


Microsoft Dataverse (legacy) connector (CDS 2.0 connector) for Power Automate flows will be deprecated and replaced with another connector


Portals to Pages with Nick Doelman

Nick Doleman

Episode 122: Markus Erlandsson has a chat with Nick Doelman from Microsoft about Power Apps Portals to Power Pages, and what the key changes are. Nick starts by summarizing some recent news then explains the name change to Poages and goes through some of the news in the upcoming 2023 release wave 1.


Nick is a senior content developer at Microsoft, focused on developing Power Pages content.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Nick was a trainer and consultant focused on the Power Platform. Nick has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award from 2017 to 2021 and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) since 2019.









Power BI and Dataverse with Scott Sewell

Scott Sewell
Scott Sewell

Episode 121: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser have a chat with Scott Sewell from Microsoft about Power BI and Dataverse and how you get them to work together easily. Scott starts by summarizing some recent news and how he has made a new modelling guide for Power Platform and with it, you can take advantage of alot of the things that Scott has learned.


January 2023 marks 20 years since I first started implementing the first part of the Power Platform, Microsoft CRM 1.0 – First as a consultant with a small ISV and later as a senior architect with one of the largest Dynamics partner organizations in the world.

Since joining Microsoft 5 years ago, I’ve served as a Global Black Belt on the sales side of Business Applications before joining the Power BI engineering team as a Principal Program Manager.

I now focus on helping Microsoft Power Platform users transform the data they have in Dataverse into the practical value, insights, and decision supports they need through the use of Microsoft’s Power BI and Synapse digital transformation suite.


mscottsewell/Power-BI-D365-Sales: Power BI ❤️ Dynamics 365 CE Sales! (beta) Template Sales Reports for Power BI and Dataverse. (github.com)

Power BI modeling guidance for Power Platform – Power BI | Microsoft Learn

Use SQL to query data (Microsoft Dataverse) – Power Apps | Microsoft Learn

Visualize your data quickly from Power Apps and Dynamics 365 apps – Power BI | Microsoft Learn

Power BI content management in Power Apps solutions (preview) – Power Apps | Microsoft Learn

Create an Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse with your Azure Synapse Workspace – Power Apps | Microsoft Learn

Scott Sewell | LinkedIn

Scott Sewell (@ScottSewell@techhub.social) – TechHub

Scott Sewell – YouTube

State of Dynamics CRM in 2022

Jason Gumpert

Episode 120: Markus Erlandsson and Heidi Neuhauser have a chat with Jason Gumpert from MS Dynamics World about the state of Dynamics CRM and Power Platform in 2022 where the three of us talk about Government, Digital Contact Center Platform, Viva Sales, Release Notes, changes in the partner program and more…


Jason is the editor and co-founder of MSDynamicsWorld.com, they’re an independent publication focused on the Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform ecosystem. Before that, he spent ten years working in various consulting, development, and other service roles in the enterprise software world.