Gus Gonzalez, a Microsoft Business Solutions (CRM) MVP since 2012, covers subjects rarely discussed openly in the CRM Community. With 15+ years of experience in the CRM world and hundreds of successful deployments around the world, Gus brings a real-world fact-based approach to these subjects and how they affect the Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM community.
Episode 108: Let's talk about the latest licensing changes!
I'm never really excited to see announcements around licensing for Dynamics 365 and Power Apps, but I've been looking forward to this announcement for months!
But first, as usual, I went into a tangent about something else, this time I discuss July 1st, and how important of a date it is for me personally.
Episode 107: Who is the father of Dynamics CRM/365?
There's someone who works at Microsoft who has been involved in the release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 (previously known by different names) since its Beta version.
He led the creation of the first version of the product, then the creation and release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, 4.0, and then responsible for taking it Online!
And I believe that understanding this person's role in the history of Microsoft Dynamics 365 is important if we are trying to see where the product is going in the future.
Links shared during this episode:
A Brief History of Microsoft Dynamics: https://www.nigelfrank.com/blog/a-brief-history-of-microsoft-dynamics/
Release waves of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Online: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/released-versions/dynamics-365ce
Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-Prem (v9.X) Lifecycle: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/dynamics-365-for-customer-engagement-apps-version-9-onpremises-update
Microsoft Launches Dynamics CRM Online: https://www.crn.com/news/applications-os/207401175/microsoft-launches-dynamics-crm-online.htm
Microsoft appoints Nadella to lead Microsoft Business Solutions: https://news.microsoft.com/2006/09/12/microsoft-appoints-nadella-to-lead-microsoft-business-solutions/
Reinventing Business Processes: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reinventing-business-processes-satya-nadella/
Episode 106: Unhappy with your Dynamics 365 Solution? Get an audit!
Solution audits are a great way to work around challenges with your current implementation, whether it is because you are curious about the effort to fix an issue, complete a migration, or improve user adoption, an audit can make a huge difference in terms of effectiveness of a Dynamics 365 Solution for any organization.
Episode 105: Is this the end of the line for Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-Prem?
This is our 4th Anniversary Episode!
Thank you everyone who have been listening since May 2017. This one is for you!
I found some interesting data about the Lifecycle of Dynamics 365 On-Prem. Listen to this episode and tell me what you think.
Also, this episode is available on video through our YouTube channel: http://crmmvpmedia.com/
Episode 104: Dealing with uncommon project requirements like an MVP
In this podcast Microsoft MVPs Hamish Shield and Dani Kahil dive into the concept of ‘requirement curveballs’, sharing their experience in challenging projects with complex , misunderstood or ambiguous requirements. They talk about how to get everyone on a project to that sweet spot, where there is a shared understanding of the requirements.
Links to some of the materials we discussed during the show:
Tools and Templates Design Kit Ideo Design Thinking Stanford d.school IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Training Ideo U Microsoft Catalyst Microsoft Learn Design Sprints
The Design Sprint (thesprintbook.com) Design Sprint Masterclass by AJ&Smart. (ajsmart.com) Share and engage with the Design Sprint Community (designsprintkit.withgoogle.com)
Hamish Shield: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hamishsheild
Dani Kahil: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danikahil
Episode 103: FastTrack Recognized Solution Architects
In this episode of the podcast I talk to Andrew Ly, who on top of being one of my favorite MVPs in the world he just became a FastTrack Recognized Solution Architect.
Andrew discusses the process he went through to receive the recognition and how it is different from a Certified Power Platform Solution Architect.
Andrew Ly: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlyadelaide/
FastTrack Recognized Solution Architects - Power Platform: https://powerplatform.microsoft.com/en-us/fasttrack/recognized-solution-architects/
FastTrack Recognized Solution Architects - Dynamics 365: https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/fasttrack/recognized-solution-architects/
Insightful, expert guidance
Gus delivers perspective and technical depth that any professional working with Dynamics can benefit from in this fun and interesting podcast series. Highly recommended.