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
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.
Markus Erlandsson talks to Jon Ferarra from Nimble about Nimble Evolves to The Simple CRM for Office & Dynamics 365
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Episode 62: Markus Erlandsson talks to Britta Rekstad from MacGyverCRM. Britta explains the pros and cons with both Flow and Workflow, where each can fit and where you might not use them and in the end, it might not be a “vs” after all.
Britta is a 3 time Microsoft MVP as well as an independent consultant and trainer on Microsoft Dynamics 365 and earlier versions of CRM. In her spare time she hosts a class for people looking for make the leap into careers into Dynamics.
Episode 61: Markus Erlandsson talks to Daryl LaBar from PowerObjects about Code Reviewing and Refactoring. Daryl explains what a code review is, why you should do it what the benefits are and how to get going.
Daryl is a 2 time CRM MVP with over 7 years of Consulting experience with CRM Development. He is very active in the open source community. He contributes to the XrmToolBox (XrmToolBox.com) on a regular basis, is the creator of the XTB plugins “Early Bound Generator” and “Attribute Manager”, and also helps maintain the DefinitelyTyped TypeScript definition files. Daryl is also the creator of XrmUnitTest, an opensource C# Xrm Unit Testing / Framework Library, and a top Stack Overflow contributor for Crm related Tags. In addition Daryl works with fellow MVPs Julie Yack, David Yack, and Colin Vermander to maintain and advance the XrmVirtual User Group, as a Presenter, Host, and Twitter curator.
Episode 60: Markus Erlandsson talks to Maria Nordh from Acando about Digital Transformation and change. Maria starts with explaining what the therms mean and why you need to start. She describes how it affects the employees as well as the customers.
Maria is a goal-oriented senior consultant with many years of experience in global project management and change management within many different industries. She is a driving force in planning, executing and reporting. She has studied and worked in the USA, Germany & Japan. The international experience both as a student and as a consultant is essential when having coworkers from the whole world. Her Specialties are: Change Management, Project Management and as Workshop leader
Episode 59: Markus Erlandsson talks to Julie Yack from Colorado Technology Consultants about User groups online and xRMVirtual and what they can provide. Julie talks about how xRMVirtual started and what user groups and conferences are out there for you to take advantage of. If you don’t find your user group, you can always start your own.
Julie Yack is a Colorado-based Microsoft Business Solutions MVP serving clients across the globe, providing training, implementation, analysis and insight for companies wanting to take their service to the next level. Julie’s blog, www.julieyack.com, addresses pertinent topics of the day, ranging from Dynamics to technology in education to travel to voting rights. Julie is an accomplished author and publisher with several books on different technologies under her belt. Julie is a community leader, nationally, locally and online, serving on education committees and curriculum boards in Colorado and as a founding member of SouthColorado.net and xRMVirtual online. She knows how important it is to have your voice heard and has been honored to speak to elected officials at the US Capitol and to the Executive Staff at the White House on topics of technology legislation and the importance of STEM education in our k to 12 schools. Julie loves to spend her free time traveling with her husband and kids.
Episode 58: Markus Erlandsson talks to Sara Airgood from Digital Management about Worklow and Business Process Flow and how they can be combined to increase your productivity. Sara starts with talking about Workflow and how that works and how to create your own workflows. Then she describes how workflow can automate your Business Process Flows and avoid any unnecessary manual steps.
Sara Airgood is a Dynamics Consultant and Business Analyst with a passion for CRM. Working with all versions of the product since 4.0 over the past 7 years, she has enjoyed witnessing and participating in the evolution of Dynamics CRM/xRM/365. She finds configuration-only solutions when possible to meet requirements.