Center of Excellence with Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Episode 95: Markus Erlandsson talks to Mark Smith about Center of Excellence kit for Power Platform. Mark is also known as nz365guy starts by talking about what you do when you have gotten your first couple of apps up and running on the power platform. The Center of Excellence Starter kit will help you to get insights and Mark explains how and in what ways.

Bio

As a Power platform & Dynamics 365 Evangelist, he combines his understanding of business and software applications to demonstrate how technology can assist in digitally transforming organizations.

Links

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/guidance/coe/starter-kit

https://www.nz365guy.com/

https://www.nz365guy.com/microsoft-business-applications-90-day-mentoring-challenge/

PowerApps and Teams with Shane Young

Shane Young

Episode 94: Markus Erlandsson talks to Shane Young from PowerApps911 about PowerApps with Teams and what the new Project Oakdale is. Shane starts by talking about how he got started on YouTube and how he now has made 176 videos there, then he continues to explain how his team has moved entirely to Microsoft Teams for their collaboration and how they now leverage Teams with PowerApps. Shane explains what Project Oakdale is and how you can use it to your advantages. Then Shane helps you avoid some common pitfalls and how you can get started with PowerApps in Teams, today.

Bio

Shane Young has been a Microsoft MVP for the past 15 years and was named one of the first Power Apps and Flow MVPs. Microsoft has awarded him this for his work speaking at major conferences on their behalf, contributions to their training and documentation, and for his YouTube channel that has almost 44 million minutes of watch time for teaching people Microsoft technologies. He uses his strong relationship with the Power Apps and Power Automate product teams at Microsoft to provide his clients with the best, most up-to-date information, and techniques for their apps. Shane has consulted on apps across the globe, with Antarctica being the only continent not covered. So if you know anyone who needs a polar bear app, please let him know. When Shane is not teaching or consulting, you can find him chasing his very active children all over the city of Cincinnati.

Links

Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence

Shane Young on YouTube

Microsoft Power Platform documentation

Becoming a Power Platform Solution Builder with Rory Neary

Episode 77: Markus Erlandsson talks to Rory Neary from DataSpinners about how to become a Power Platform Solution Builder. Rory explains his view on what a Power Platform Solution Builder or a Citizen Developer is and how more people are becoming developers in the Power Platform. He then continues to talk about what is needed to get going and how he started his journey into the platform.

Bio:

Rory Neary is a Chartered Accountant turned Power Platform consultant based in London / South Buckinghamshire, UK.

Rory has spent the early part of his career in finance audit and reporting roles and now specialises in PowerApps, Flow and the Microsoft BI stack. He is active in the Microsoft community posting related videos through the youtube channel, and he is a PowerApps community blogger on at https://powerusers.microsoft.com in addition to representing Microsoft across Europe as a Microsoft Power Platform trainer. Rory is also a community leader for https://dynamics365society.uk/ and you can freely download some of his stranger creations from the site.

He is passionate about the potential for using the new technologies on offer to bring order and simplicity to the things that are important to us both at home and at work.

Links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/roryneary/
https://twitter.com/azurerory
https://www.youtube.com/dataspinners
https://dynamics365society.uk/
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23poweraddicts
https://www.edx.org/course/analyzing-and-visualizing-data-with-power-bi-2
https://www.edx.org/course/developing-business-applications-with-microsoft-powerapps-cds-and-flow

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