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Mar 15, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Resco.

 

There is an important deadline looming for Dynamics 365 Field Service customers and the future of their mobile application strategy. Ivan Stano, COO of Resco joins us to discuss that change in direction and customers' options. We also discuss some of the broader mobile technology challenges faced by Microsoft customers today, interesting future-looking tech, and Resco's plans in the Dynamics 365 space beyond field service.

 

Show Notes:

  • 2:00 - Understanding the Dynamics 365 Field Service mobile app transition
  • 5:00 - Evaluation criteria when deciding between Resco's field service solution and Microsoft's new Power Apps-based solution
  • 7:15 - Reco's deeper mobility history with Microsoft
  • 9:30 - Observations on the recent growth of D365 Field Service overall
  • 13:00 - The future of service industry investments at Microsoft
  • 14:00 - New capabilities developed by Resco in areas like augmented reality, guides, and more
  • 16:30 - The new mobility landscape with field services - how will organizations make the decision between their options
  • 20:00 - Why offline remains such a big challenge
  • 24:00 - Resco's plans in other parts of the Dynamics 365 space like Business Central
  • 25:00 - Resco's presence at DynamicsCon 2022

 

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Mar 11, 2022

On this episode, the MSDynamicsWorld and MSCloudNews editorial team discuss recent news coverage and popular expert articles. Topics range from Ukraine to executive changes in the Microsoft Business Applications organization to ISV alignment strategies to the conference outlook.

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Mar 7, 2022
Mar 1, 2022

This episode is sponsored by DBSync.

 

Data integration challenges remain at the center of today's IT modernization efforts. From common ERP and CRM modernization scenarios to complex hybrid strategies with legacy applications, some of today's most important real-life enterprise software projects rely on reliable integration capabilities.

 

My guests, Connor Evans and Avinash Rao of DBSync, share their observations about current investments in integration technology for the modernization of ERP, field service, e-commerce, and more. They share some recent project scenarios in the Dynamics space, discuss the role of Power Platform, and offer some project management tips.

 

Show Notes:

  • 3:00 - The landscape for integration needs in today's organizations
  • 4:30 - Having an integration plan amid ERP modernization
  • 8:00 - How to think about integration platforms alongside Power Platform
  • 10:00 - Supporting integrations long-term
  • 11:00 - Recounting a Dynamics 365 customer story - National Maintenance and Construction
  • 13:00 - Tecman's work on integrating Business Central and Shopify
  • 15:30 - Why experience with integration projects matters
  • 19:30 - The importance of post-go-live support for new integrations
  • 20:00 - How to assess your next integration with DBSync

 

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Feb 6, 2022

Microsoft continues to update Dynamics 365 Project Operations on a monthly basis. For those keeping a close eye on the product, new and improved features can make a big difference in how organizations use the software. Microsoft MVP Kuldeep Gupta has been keeping MSDW readers informed on key updates of the current release wave in areas like sub-contracting, approvals, and project tasks. He joins us to share more about the product's evolution, his clients' needs, and his new role since he last joined the podcast.

 

Show Notes:

  • 1:15 - Kuldeep's new role
  • 3:15 - Overall trends in the evolution of Project Operations
  • 5:45 - The importance of sub-contracting updates
  • 9:00 - Perspective on the introduction of modern approvals
  • 12:45 - PSA to PO upgrade status and opportunities
  • 16:00 - The difference between PO and PO Lite
  • 17:30 - The importance of the monthly update cadence
  • 19:00 - Implementation trends
Jan 24, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Mavim.

As low-code tools like Microsoft Power Platform mature, organizations see promising new options for the future of their legacy processes and systems. But when considering investments in Power Platform-enabled enhancements like new connectors, custom integrations, RPA, or custom applications, organizations shouldn't lose sight of the potential impact on managing business processes. 

Edwin Jongsma of Mavim joins us on this episode to discuss how he views low-code in relation to business process management. We discuss the impact on governance, how these issues intersect in Microsoft's industry cloud strategy, and what the Mavim team are seeing in the Microsoft channel related to legacy application replacement.

Show Notes:

  • 1:30 - How low code trends and vendors are evolving
  • 2:45 - What complexity in low-code apps means for traditional enterprise apps like Dynamics 365
  • 4:00 - Supporting governance for organizations making big bets of Power Platform
  • 7:30 - The maturity levels around low code governance
  • 9:00 - Process implications of Microsoft's push for industry cloud solutions
  • 12:15 - The Microsoft partner journey to industry solutions: Building a process repository
  • 14:45 - What does the growth of low code mean for legacy applications?
  • 16:15 - The challenge of understanding and transcending as-is processes defined by legacy apps

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