CRM Audio is a network of podcasts about Dynamics 365, Dynamics CRM, personal productivity, and Power BI hosted by Microsoft Business Solutions MVP's Joel Lindstrom, George Doubinski, Shawn Tabor, Mark Smith, and Scott Sewell and productivity expert Matthew C. Anderson. We are the original CRM MVP Podcast. Podcasts in the feed:
CRM Audio - a roundtable discussion of all things CRM, including what's new, best practices, and answers to your CRM questions and Power BI.
Power BI and More - Microsoft Business Solutions MVP Scott Sewell teaches you how to learn Power BI and effectively use it with Dynamics 365.
Prodcast - All about personal productivity. We get deep into productivity and cut through the hype around productivity tools, and tell you what's not productive.
Moving on from being a Dynamics CRM (365) Developer
In this CRM Audio podcast episode Elaiza Benitez talks to Luke Hopton based in Jersey, United Kingdom, and Matt Ngan based in Toronto, Canada. Elaiza, Luke and Matt previously worked for the same Microsoft Partner in New Zealand where Luke and Matt were CRM Developers. Since then, both of them have moved away from being Dynamics CRM developers and Elaiza talks to them about their decision and what they're doing now in their current roles. Elaiza also quizzes them to see how much they remember about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 as a developer.
Note: Elaiza refers to Dynamics 365 as Dynamics CRM in this podcast episode to avoid confusing Luke and Matt. When Luke and Matt were developers, it was called Dynamics CRM at the time.
What we talked about
Background to how Luke, Matt and I know each other.
Matt and Luke introduce themselves.
Matt worked for a product company in London that specialized in Wealth Management where Dynamics CRM was the platform and he now lives and works in Toronto for an HR software company that has nothing to do with Dynamics CRM.
Luke moved to a Senior .NET developer role before leaving New Zealand and then moved to London in 2015 where he joined two other product companies. Eventually he moved home to Jersey and is now a Solution Architect where he works with RegTech (Regulatory Technology) solutions – due diligence and KYC (Know your Customer) for Wealth Management companies.
The decisions Luke and Matt made to move away from being a Dynamics CRM Developer.
That last Dynamics CRM version Luke and Matt worked with was Dynamics CRM 2013, possibly Dynamics CRM 2015 for Matt.
Matt talks about the frameworks and tech he is using now.
Both Luke and Matt talk about applying what they've learnt in their time as Dynamics CRM Developers in their roles now.
What they use for source control now.
Matt talks about the differences in Application Lifecycle Management for product development compared to consultancy projects.
What Luke and Matt use for source control these days.
Who would be in their search results when Googling for issues experienced in Dynamics CRM and tools used.
Who showed Matt the ropes in being a Dynamics CRM developer - Rex Wessels, Sophie Khun-Hammond, Maryse Botros, David Brown mentioned.
Elaiza quizzes Luke and Matt on their knowledge of being a Dynamics CRM Developer
Question 1 – Matt Question 2 – Luke Question 3 – Matt Question 4 – Luke Question 5 – Luke Question 6 – Luke Question 7 – No one Question 8 – Matt What Luke and Matt miss about New Zealand.
Bizapps career: partner, independent, or Microsoft
On this episode, Elaiza Benitez takes over the CRM Audio podcast and brought Amey Holden and Matt Wittemann with her.
Elaiza, Amey, and Matt worked for Microsoft partners and have since made changes in their career. Elaiza and Amey went independent and Matt went to work for Microsoft.
We discuss the various career paths available with Microsoft Business Applications.
Working for a Microsoft Partner Going independent Working for Microsoft
Independent connectors for Power Platform
George, Shawn, and Joel are back with another podcast!
Topics discussed today:
Release notes for Wave 2 2021 are out--do they matter? Joel is a Twitter quitter Multi-table (polymorphic) lookups--what are they good for Microsoft YouTube channel--why no comments? Joel and George got the Mac Mini M1 Why does George need 64 GB of RAM Power Automate Desktop is now a standard feature in Windows 11 (and Joel thinks Microsoft is going to take over the RPA world) George uses n8n.io open-source automation alternative Independent Power Platform connectors are here--individuals and partners can now publish connectors to third party connectors and share them in the Power Apps, Power Automate, and Logic Apps connector library
Dataverse for Teams: is it a platform
In this episode of CRM Audio, George Doubinski and Joel Lindstrom discuss the business case for Dataverse for Teams. Who is it for and what does it mean for people who already have Dataverse and Dynamics 365?
In today's podcast, Joel Lindstrom and George Doubinski talk about Dataverse, the new name of Common Data Service.
Microsoft has also renamed some of the CDS components. Entities are now tables, Option Sets are now choices, and fields are not columns.
These new names may be confusing for long time platform users, but they move the platform to be more consistent with other platforms and will help makers moving from SharePoint to Dataverse, as the naming is now consistent.
In-line code editor and Project Oakdale
It's autumn in the the US, the leaves are falling, and we are back with another episode of CRM Audio.
In today's episode, Joel Lindstrom, George Doubinski, and Shawn Tabor talk about George's new in-line code editor function for Power Automate--how does it work, why would you want to use it over plain expressions, and is it secure?
We also get into Oakdale, the new light version of Common Data Service included in Microsoft Teams. After using it for several weeks, how does it compare with full CDS? Are there any performance differences? And what about storage capacity?
At least great content if Dynamics 365 is your thing, otherwise it’s boring as heck.
Enjoyable variety of content.
I enjoy hearing from others in the Dynamics world lots of great conversations.