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?
How I work
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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.
Sharing #PowerPlatform insights on Twitter
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Well that's a first time for my blog!🥳 #MicrosoftTeams #PowerPlatform https://t.co/Zh8QWazK6YRead More
RT @timopertila: Miten käy Office 365 -konsultille kun hän päättää paketoida #PowerPlatform ratkaisunsa oikeaoppisesti ratkaisupaketin sisä…Read More
RT @jukkan: Microsoft Teams as a platform: - My thoughts on how & why #MicrosoftTeams and #PowerPlatform are becomi…Read More
Microsoft Teams as a platform: - My thoughts on how & why #MicrosoftTeams and #PowerPlatform are becoming increasingly intertwined in the #MSFT business app story.Read More
When importing larger #PowerApps solutions, go grab a ☕️ instead of looking at Solution History. The UI will show the asynchronous import jobs as failed, even though everything is proceeding smoothly behind the scenes. #PowerPlatform https://t.co/LGZ80tBauRRead More
You can now run User Diagnostics from #PowerPlatform Admin Center to verify AAD account, user/app license, environment group membership and CDS security role settings. https://t.co/F3ZjAJ1dDuRead More
@ZDNet @dhinchcliffe One aspect that will further strengthen the #MicrosoftTeams platform story will be the upcoming bundling of #PowerPlatform features into Teams (Project Oakdale / "Dataflex"):Read More
"Are you saying this Microsoft 365 plan with 2 rows for Common Data Service doesn't actually contain CDS usage rights?" Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. Welcome to the wonderful world of #PowerPlatform licensing intricacies!Read More
"Why I love @kingswaysoft" by @crmgustaf: Seeing how difficult it has been for many Microsoft product teams to offer deep support for the CDS data model nuances, one really learns to appreciate how awesome Kingswaysoft is with #PowerPlatform data💪Read More
Awesome to finally have the chance to share stories on how Team #ForwardForever is helping the new app makers out there to take ownership of their digital tools - built on #PowerPlatform, of course💪Read More
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