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The Amazing Applications show is for Microsoft Business Applications creators who want to build amazing Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agent and Power BI applications that everyone will love. The podcast is hosted by Microsoft Business Applications MVP, Neil Benson.

Amazing Applications - build Dynamics 365, Power Apps and Power BI apps that everyone will love Neil Benson

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The Amazing Applications show is for Microsoft Business Applications creators who want to build amazing Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agent and Power BI applications that everyone will love. The podcast is hosted by Microsoft Business Applications MVP, Neil Benson.

    Apps for Winning Awards with Gail Mercer-MacKay

    Apps for Winning Awards with Gail Mercer-MacKay

    Join me with Gail Mercer-MacKay, the founder and CEO of Mercer-MacKay. They have a unique position in the Microsoft ecosystem: they help Microsoft partners clarify their marketing message and produce compelling digital content that inspires Microsoft customers to take action. 
    Our discussion covers:
    Why Mercer-MacKay decided to Deploy Microsoft business applications internally.Gail's perspective on choosing a Microsoft business applications partner.The process of building the Minimal Viable Product in just 8 weeks.Hurdles and roadblocks encountered during the development of the tool.Resources
    Gail Mercer-MacKay on LinkedInMercer MacKay Solutions - Digital StorytellingDaXaiMicrosoft Partner of the Year AwardsGavriella Schuster on LinkedInStoryBrand bookStoryBrand trainingAmazing Applications podcast page on LinkedInAmazing Applications podcast page on PodchaserScrum for Microsoft Business Apps online course at Customery AcademyAgile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps free online mini-course at Customery AcademySupport the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/amazingapps)

    • 37 min
    Power BI Deferred Design with Reza Rad

    Power BI Deferred Design with Reza Rad

    Join me with Reza Rad, the founder and CEO of RADACAD providing Power BI training and consultancy services to thousands of Microsoft customers and partners every year. Reza's list of achievements is pretty embarrassing. He's not just a 10 times Microsoft MVP.  He's a Microsoft Regional Director. He's written over 15 books on data analytics, in addition to dozens of courses on RADACAD. He's been a speaker at dozens of industry conferences and used all of that experience to organize and host the Power BI summit for over 3000 people earlier this year, as well as the Difinity conference in New Zealand, SQL Saturday, New Zealand BI user groups, and the list goes on and on.
    Our discussion covers:
    The story behind Reza's successful training academy.The difference between the approach the Microsoft customer typically takes with a Dynamics 365 project and the approach they normally take with Power BI.Areas where Reza's Power BI customers typically run into trouble:  architectural challenges as they scale up, and visualization challenges about representing their data in a truthful, insightful way.What's coming next for Power BI which is exciting Reza and the Power BI community.Resources
    Reza Rad on LinkedIn Radacad on LinkedIn Radacad Online Academy Alberto Cairo Visualization Expert Amazing Applications podcast page on LinkedInAmazing Applications podcast page on PodchaserScrum for Microsoft Business Apps online course at Customery AcademyAgile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps free online mini-course at Customery AcademySupport the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/amazingapps)

    • 48 min
    A developer turned financial advisor turned developer again with Stephen Handley

    A developer turned financial advisor turned developer again with Stephen Handley

    Join me with Stephen Handley,founder, CEO and chief architect at Fin365, an application development business serving financial services professionals in Australia. Fin365 was born out of need for better data management practice management platform that Stephen identified in his own financial planning business.
    Our discussion covers:
    How Stephen's background of being a software developer and a financial adviser could be the perfect blend of expertise for his application development business.  What led to the choice of Microsoft Dynamics over Salesforce or Zoho or others?How a product from the heavily regulated Australian financial services industry can be adapted for other international markets and their regulations.What it is like selling a product to the financial industry which is under so much transformation.Advice to startups thinking about or who already started developing on the Microsoft Power Platform.Resources
    Amey Holden and Neil Benson Pimp LinkedIn profiles Stephen Handley on LinkedIn Fin365 on LinkedIn Fin365 website Amazing Applications podcast page on LinkedInAmazing Applications podcast page on PodchaserScrum for Microsoft Business Apps online course at Customery AcademyAgile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps free online mini-course at Customery AcademySupport the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/amazingapps)

    • 43 min
    Build a Power Portal for 1 million users in 100 hours with Mohammed Mohsin Khalid

    Build a Power Portal for 1 million users in 100 hours with Mohammed Mohsin Khalid

    Join me with Mohammad Mohsin Khalid. And he's the founder, CEO and chief architect at Imperium Dynamics. He and his team built a Power Portal to support a million constituents booking their COVID test appointments, and they did it in less than 100 hours.
    Our discussion covers:
    The physical logistics of drive-up COVID testing for thousands of people.Why custom scheduling was used instead of the inbuilt scheduling functionality of the Dynamics Healthcare Accelerator on Power PlatformThe unique challenges faced when developing an application to be scalable for a million people to use.The kinds of building blocks available in the Healthcare Accelerator that can be used.Lessons learned from building an application in a very short timeframe. Resources
    Power Platform User Group Public Preview
    Power BI User Group Public Preview
    Dynamics 365 User Group Public Preview
    Agile Applications virtual user group
    Mohammad Mohsin Khalid on LinkedIn
    Rapid Digital Transformation Partner | Imperium Dynamics
    Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare | Microsoft
    FHIR [Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources]
    Amazing Applications podcast page on LinkedIn
    Amazing Applications podcast page on Podchaser
    Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps online course at Customery Academy
    Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps free online mini-course at Customery Academy
    Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/amazingapps)

    • 42 min
    Power Platform at Partners In Health with Brendan Eger

    Power Platform at Partners In Health with Brendan Eger

    Join me with Brendan Eger,  an Associate Director of Information Systems and Analytics at Partners In Health in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Brendan's story is a fascinating journey of a small, bootstrapped team adopting the Power Platform.
    Our discussion covers:
    Knowledge sharing within teams - invest in team members in a semi-formal structured environment, sharing what they've just learned with their coworkers.Overcoming the end-user learning curve moving from Excel to Power BI.Why Partners in Health chose to invest in the Microsoft Power Platform.Unexpected benefits of the Finance team building their own app.The benefit of developing transferable skills during a relatively simple app build.Finding the balance between a small technical team and users who want to build their own apps.Resources
    Brendan Eger on LinkedIn
    Partners In Health (pih.org)
    Dashboard in a Day (microsoft.com)
    App in a Day Event Web page (microsoftevents.com)
    Amazing Applications podcast page on LinkedIn
    Amazing Applications podcast page on Podchaser
    Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps online course at Customery Academy
    Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps free online mini-course at Customery Academy
    Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/amazingapps)

    • 39 min
    Power Apps for 100,000 users with Mandar Zope

    Power Apps for 100,000 users with Mandar Zope

    Join me with Mandar Zope, a principal consultant at Slalom Consulting from Seattle. Mandar has been busy building business applications that are being used by a hundred thousand users at a global oil and gas company.
    Our discussion covers:
    The user adoption approach used to train and communicate with thousands or tens of thousands of users at a time, using Power Apps..Building data import automation using Power Automate.Approaches to taking a big enterprise portfolio of applications and  breaking them up.Working with design engineers from the very beginning of the project, so that they can create the customer journeys.Increased frequency of builds so that QA can be performed in more frequent chunks.How to handle platform evolution during the lifecycle of the application development. Resources
    Mandar Zope on Linkedin
    Mandar Zope #ProCodeNoCodeUnite (@mzope) on Twitter
    Seattle Power Platform User Group (Seattle, WA) | Meetup
    Amazing Applications podcast page on LinkedIn
    Amazing Applications podcast page on Podchaser
    Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps online course at Customery Academy
    Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps free online mini-course at Customery Academy


    Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/amazingapps)

    • 34 min

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Neil is the best there is when it comes to agile implementation methodology and why you should use it with Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Business Applications deployments. His podcasts and videos are great, and you should listen to them.

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