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 possibility 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
Want to keep up with the very latest news on Power Platform? Finding it hard to filter through all the content on social media feeds? Let me be your filter! Follow @jukkan and you’ll see a curated feed of the best community content.
RT @Forward4ever: Want a 30min summary of the hottest topics around Microsoft #PowerPlatform & Dynamics 365 for IT Pros? Check this #MJFCha…Read More
@maryjofoley Thank you so much for having me in #MJFChat! Here are some quick notes and further reading on the many #PowerPlatform & #MSDyn365 topics we discussed:Read More
Listen to me and @maryjofoley talk about the state of Microsoft BizApps in the latest #MJFChat podcast episode. I wrote a small summary + links to help IT pros to understand what's going on in the mysterious world of #PowerPlatform and #MSDyn365: https://t.co/1XcB3IkcfVRead More
Looks like we have another nice update for #PowerPlatform CoE Starter Kit: https://t.co/elNN84jg9BRead More
@huddani_asif Steps I took to get this running: 1. Read the Document Automation Toolkit announcement blog: 2. Installed solution to demo environment 3. Created AI Builder model with a few MS invoice PDFs 4. There is no step 4 - you're done already!🍻 #PowerPlatformRead More
The best part is: this is not a black box cloud service. The Document Automation Toolkit (or base kit, depending on the Docs page...) is a solution you have full visibility to. MS using #PowerPlatform to ship #lowcode templates = awesomeness! https://t.co/oBDtd3zMGURead More
RT @timopertila: #PowerPlatform tekeminen ei ole aina uusien työkalujen rakentamista. Sillä voi myös mainiosti täydentää olemassaolevia rat…Read More
Whew, that was 30 mins jammed full of #PowerPlatform analysis for IT pros & decision makers - and I could have gone on for another couple of hours😅. Thank you so much for having me on #MJFChat today, @maryjofoley! https://t.co/GLCtFbBsWzRead More
Don't think of the #PowerPlatform & #MSDyn365 2021 Release Wave 1 plans as a static document, because they aren't. This stuff will evolve both before and during the wave, just like in previous waves. Kudos to Dileep for giving examples of planned updates to Portals release items:Read More
"#PowerPlatform monthly average usage on #MicrosoftTeams has grown 4X year-over-year, and with Microsoft Dataverse, anyone can now create and deploy custom solutions with Power Apps and intelligent bots with Power Virtual Agents directly in Teams." #CitizenDev $MSFTRead More
Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate
Sure, it’s great to have 15+ years of experience on working with Microsoft Business Applications products, but technology doesn’t stand still. I always try to gain hands-on experience from the latest Power Platform tools, be it via building fictional demo scenarios, or studying for and completing certification exams like this latest PL-200.
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