Episode 93: Markus Erlandsson talks to Dian Taylor from RSM about the upcoming 2020 release wave 2. Dian starts with talking about news in Field Service, then continues to Power Plattform, Sales, then finally ends with a recommendation to move to Unified Interface now, otherwise, you are missing out.
Dian Taylor is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP and Dynamics 365 CE Presales Director at RSM. She is a seasoned pre-sales and implementation consultant specializing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement since 2011. Dian has been involved in solution designing, implementing, configuring and customizing several complex scenarios in various industry sectors. She has the unique ability to clarify CRM strategies and objectives: modeling and optimizing business processes, defining user requirements, designing fit for purpose and cost effective CRM solutions. D365-CE modules: Sales, Custer Service, Marketing, Field Service, Project Service Automation, & Omni channel. Dian also works with Power Platform components like Power Automate, Power Virtual Agent, etc.
Episode 92: Markus Erlandsson talks to Scott Durow from Develop1 about PowerApps Component Framework and how it has developed into what is today in 2020. Scott explains what types of Components there are with Field and Dataset and how it fits together with React, Fluent UI, TypeScript. Scott continues to explain how he has used PCF in his recent projects, and how he built them and how PCF is the answer to all of his prayers.
Scott is a Microsoft Business Applications 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 principle 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 91: Markus Erlandsson talks to Amey Holden from DXC Technology about and her solution to use Power Automate to get Social media information back into Dynamics Marketing. Amey begins with describing what exists in Marketing app today and what existed in Social Engagement before that was discontinues, then she continues to describe how you can use her solution in all kinds a ways and how she has used it with Twitter and Instagram.
A newly fledged Business Applications Microsoft MVP and a dedicated ABC (Anything But Code) consultant who is passionate about extending and improving Dynamics Customer Engagement & Marketing with the mighty Power Platform. The end goal of which is to create enjoyable user experiences. Living the Dynamis 365 consultant life since my first day on the IBM graduate scheme and never looked back. Originally from the UK but relocated to Australia a year and a half ago for and change of scene and to avoid becoming a grown-up – I don’t plan on leaving anytime soon.
Episode 89: Markus Erlandsson talks to Sheila Shahpari from Paritta Group about AI on the Power Platform and how she uses AI in her daily work to improve the customer experience. Sheila starts with explaining what AI means and then continues into the Power Platform and how it is used there, from AI Builder to stepping outside Business Applications using Cognitive services and empower your solution with azure machine learning studio.
Sheila Shahpari is a software engineer and Microsoft Business Applications MVP who currently serves as Chief Technology Officer of Paritta Group, a digital agency specialized in Customer and Employee experience solutions. She has served in many roles within the professional services industry starting her career as a programmer and software development consultant. Sheila also provides technical guidance and services to start-ups in the AI and business application space. She specializes in Enterprise Architecture, Delivery Leadership, Capability Development, CRM, Enterprise Search, AI, and Software Development. In her spare time, she is active in numerous technical communities, and is involved with various nonprofits. In addition, she is an active runner and musician (though not at the same time), and is currently attempting the title of whiskey connoisseur.
Episode 89: Markus Erlandsson talks to Timothy Spell from OpenWater about customer acquisition and how they seek new customers, in past as well as under quarantine. Tim explains how they have used SEO and ads on keywords to get traffic together with attending conferences they grew about 35% each year. Now they work with virtual conferences and got 1000 visitors for a webinar. Tim continues to talk about how they started with the first sales and got going and how that has transformed into today’s partner-focused selling.
Tim Spell is the CEO of OpenWater He is based in the Washington, DC area. As a CEO he is incredibly passionate about non-profit work and was previously at the consulting and accounting firm KPMG.
Episode 88: Markus Erlandsson talks to Daryl LaBar from Gap Integrity and Jonas Rapp from CRM-Konsulterna about Early Bound Generator Vs Latebound Constants Generator where Jonas and Daryl battle to settle which tool is better.
Episode 87: Markus Erlandsson talks to Gustaf Westerlund about 2020 Release wave 1 where Gustaf takes us through his best of list on the new things that are coming
Team Member restrictions enforcement
Power Automate and UI Flows
First party app feature restrictions
Backup restore, with more things
Maker experience improvements
Power Apps Portals
Case resolution close dialog
Canvas components are generally available
Use business process flows in Office 365 apps
Gustaf Westerlund, 8xMVP, Founder, CIO and Principal Consultant of CRM-Konsulterna. Primarily works as Solution Architect, bridging the gap between business and tech. With a deep understanding of both what it means to run a business and over 15 years experience of implementing Dynamics CRM/365 involved in probably close to 200 projects he has extensive experience from almost all industries and all sizes of business and organizations. Loves community and co-founded the Swedish Dynamics 365 User group and never misses any of the larger user group summits. Humanist that loves people and their ability to fully become their potential. Truly believes everyone has a place, they just need to find it!
Markus Erlandsson talks to Nick Doelman about Power Apps Portals and how they are evolving. Nick starts with explaining a bit of the recent history from Adx Portals to Dynamics Portals to the new Power Apps Portals. Then he continues to the new designer and how you can use portals in both consumer and business relationships, how you get started using the templates. What is the difference to the Event Portal in Marketing, licensing tips and tricks and more.
Nick Doelman is Microsoft
Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Dynamic Communities
All-Star award winner. Nick’s has been engaged as a subject matter expert
in over 100 Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365 and Power Platform projects covering a
wide range of industries and sectors. Nick is currently an independent trainer,
consultant, speaker, podcaster and blogger.
Nick is also a nationally qualified competitive Powerlifter and has competed at the 2018 and 2019 Canadian National Powerlifting Championships
Markus Erlandsson talks to John Gravely from SalesSpark about how John has managed to build and sell two international ISVs and now has started his third. John explains what he thinks is important when looking for an idea in the CRM space, then John continues to explain how to build his team and what values are important. How to attract talent and build a support organisation and use Microsoft Partner to your benefits.
John is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SalesSpark with overall responsibility for sales and marketing. SalesSpark is John’s 3rd startup in the Dynamics 365 CRM space. John was previously the founder and CEO of ClickDimensions, a provider of marketing automation solutions for Dynamics 365. John founded ClickDimensions in 2010 and lead the company through three years on the INC 500 (2015 – 2017) before selling to private equity firm Accel KKR. Prior to ClickDimensions, John founded and lead c360 Solutions, a provider of add-on solutions in the early days of Dynamics CRM. John sold c360 to a public company (China Dot Com) in 2006.
Episode 84: Markus Erlandsson talks to Guus Krabbenborg from Dynamics and More about Digital Transformation and what a makes a digital transformation project successful. Guus start with explaining what is important and how to succeed by doing the journey yourself first.
Guus Krabbenborg is a highly-experienced business trainer and consultant with a well-earned reputation in the international Microsoft Dynamics arena. He has managed and co-owned several software companies and was Sales Director for Navision Software in The Netherlands.
Guus is co-founder and
co-owner of QBS Group, the successful Value Add SMB Distributor for Microsoft
Dynamics partners in the EMEA region, that support 750+ Dynamics partners in
25+ countries. Over the last 15 years Guus has delivered inspiring business
training and presentations to hundreds of Dynamics partners and end-users all
over the world. During the last years with a particular attention to business
transformation and digital transformation.
Recently, Guus started
a fresh new company called ‘Dynamics and More’. This company supports Microsoft
Dynamics customers and partners with high impact services in the domains of
Strategy, Digital Transformation, Marketing, Sales and Project Success.
Guus also is a member of the Partner Advisory Council for DIRECTIONS4PARTERS – the community of D365 BC partners in the EMEA and ASIA regions.
Finally, Guus is a frequent speaker at various international Microsoft events like Inspire, eXtreme365 and DIRECTIONS (for partners) and the SUMMIT eventS of DYNAMIC Communities (for customers). His approach is perceived by both customers and partners as inspiring, creative and provocative – but always entertaining.