I have been awarded 7 times as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Business Applications category. This award is given out not based on just technical expertise but on community contribution (learn more). It’s about openly sharing what you know and helping others be successful in solving similar problems.
The biggest benefit of the MVP program for me and my customers is the access to a global network of professionals working with Dynamics 365 and Power Platform technologies – as well as the posibility for co-operation with the Microsoft product teams (under NDA, naturally). This has given me perspective on how companies and tech professionals around the world use these tools and what opportunities they offer for businesses of all shapes and sizes.
What I know
My background is in designing and delivering solutions on a platform that was called Microsoft Dynamics CRM way back when. Fast forward to today and you’ll find the same technical foundation under the Power Platform, but with the name Common Data Service (CDS). It runs both the enterprise scale systems of Dynamics 365 and the simple Power Apps for small teams.
I take pride in understanding the broad stack of technology that Microsoft offers and knowing how it can be linked with business applications on Power Platform. CDS gives me the tools to configure data models, business logic, security, administration and data connectivity. Power Apps offers the UI layer where I can then bring this solution to life via Model-driven and Canvas apps.
That’s the geeky part. All this awesome tech will be meaningless if we can’t solve your actual business problems with it. So, let’s not start with the “what” but rather makes sure we’ve covered the “why” and “how” before diving deeper, okay?
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Blogging since 2008
In addition to writings on the Forward Forever team blog, I’ve been writing about Microsoft business applications in my personal blog for quite some time. In Thinking Forward I’ve analyzed the strategic direction of Microsoft, covered the latest product announcements for Dynamics 365 and Power Apps, dived deep into the commercial aspect of product licensing – to name a few topics.
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UPDATE: Redirection from Dynamics 365 Admin Center to #PowerPlatform Admin Center won't take place until July 20th. ...Read More
@ChrisVineNZ Only 2? Even Microsoft lists 10 admin portals relevant for #PowerPlatform admins😅 ...Read More
@LinnZawWin As of today, I don't see any options for appying upgrades to managed solutions from MS in #PowerPlatform Admin Center, when the classic #MSDyn365 Admin Center shows there is one available. https://t.co/Gi3NmvD7wv...Read More
Still using the classic Dynamics 365 Admin Center? Starting Tuesday, you'll be redirected to #PowerPlatform Admin Center instead. CRM folks better get used to the Power terminology💪. #MSDyn365 #PowerApps https://t.co/HSDzKxoUPP...Read More
CDS storage capacity enforcement documentation has been updated. Environment creation policy is already enforced, copy & restore will be blocked starting July 20th. Remember to keep an eye on #PowerPlatform Admin Center for your available capacity! https://t.co/wQ2tD3Hnfw...Read More
RT @jukkan: ALM for low-code: are we there yet? - Microsoft's ALM story for #PowerPlatform vs. citizen developers a…...Read More
ALM for low-code: are we there yet? - Microsoft's ALM story for #PowerPlatform vs. citizen developers and #PowerApps #lowcode...Read More
@sandhaaland @sympmarc @LucyAliceBourne @KeithWhatling Still, I agree the dilemma is 100% real. Licensing of #PowerPlatform is very complex and the lack of a consumption based model is limiting the growth potential of #PowerApps in light use scenarios: ...Read More
@sandhaaland @sympmarc @LucyAliceBourne @KeithWhatling Also: Dynamics 365 (the XRM part) has always been cheaper than Nr 1 competitor Salesforce. That holds true on this new #lowcode territory too: Lightning platform costs more than #PowerPlatform. These things aren't positioned to compete against SharePoint obviously....Read More
@sandhaaland @sympmarc @LucyAliceBourne @KeithWhatling That's the thing: it IS the Dynamics platform (CDS) powering the new types of apps. The cost has already come down from $95 to $40 while feature set of #PowerPlatform has grown immensely. I don't think MS can bring the price down much more without destroying #MSDyn365 business....Read More
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