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If you haven’t watched the Microsoft Business Applications Summit sessions, I would really recommended. In this article I have captured some of the great demos delivered during the main keynote led by @JamesMPhillips.
In the first part, @JamesMPhillips emphasizes the importance of The Digital Feedback Loop, where everything is connected through data:
To be able to implement The Digital Feedback Loop, we need a good platform, the Power Platform:
The Power Platform will then provide all the support and core functionality to our business solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics 365.
190+ new capabilities are in scope for the next October 20108 release:
Portal Live chat integration
In this Polaris demo, we could see a live chat integrated in the Dynamics portal. Behind the scene, the chat was answered by a bot.
The integration with LinkedIn carries on improving and it will be part of the new Unified Interface.
Predictive Lead Scoring
In the new Customer Service Hub, also part of the Unified Interface, related information will be suggested based on our knowledge base and its relevance.
Sales AI App
This new Sales AI App will help sales leads and managers to understand their team performance and drive their next steps.
A better integration between Talent and LinkedIn will help our colleagues in Human Resources to find the right candidates.
This was probably the most impressive demo. A field service engineer was assigned a work order generated by Azure IoT based on some smart patters. Once the engineer was in the field, she was helped by a remote colleague using HoloLens. Thanks to HoloLens, the engineer could fix the issue by sharing images and documents of the actual scene in real-time.
Work Orders in Field Service Hub
Schedule Board in Field Service Hub
Engineer using HoloLens to get help
In this second picture, we can see how the engineer can draw and point in the actual device the area to be considered as part of the fix they need to apply:
Power BI within Finance and Operations
Using Power BI integrated in Finance and Operations, the Field Service managers could monitor the actual state of the system and predict new potential issues.
Right by Power BI and Flow, the other key element of the Power Platform are the PowerApps. In this AutoGlass demo, Ryan Cunningham shares his passion for the PowerApps potential and how easy they can be developed by any technology fan:
As I expected in my previous post, it was definitely a great event!
We really enjoyed our weekend in Madrid for the Dynamics 365 Saturday where 290 attendees came to the Microsoft’s offices.
There were plenty of interesting presentations and a fantastic atmosphere. We received very good feedback from our sessions and we felt everyone took something away.
This Saturday there is a fantastic event happening: Dynamics Saturday 365 Madrid.
Apparently it will be one of the biggest Dynamics 365 Saturdays events celebrated so far. Apart from Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (CRM), this time there will also be presentations for Finance and Operations, and Business Central over 3 rooms. My session will be in Calcium room at 16:50, see below the schedule:
You may have noticed a small little pumpkin in the first picture, that is Ruperta. She is our special guest who will help us with the Quiz on Saturday 🙂 For those who don’t know her, Ruperta was part of one of the most famous TV game shows in Spain years ago (Un, dos, tres… responda otra vez), where the participants were also challenged with a quiz.
After the great feedback we received from our Summit EMEA Quiz in Dublin, we want to continue the show in Madrid, but this time in Spanish and with new questions 🙂
The whole Quiz will be an interactive session where you will be able to provide your answers from your mobile device and see the results in real time. We will take one question at the time, share the results in the main screen and discuss the different answers. Our purpose is to create an entertaining contest where everyone can learn something.
And, very important…!
Thanks to the Dynamics 365 Saturday organisation, the first 3 winners will have a amazing award, so get ready and don’t miss it!
See you on Saturday!
Time flies and it is already weeks since the Summit EMEA conference in Dublin last month. It was definitely a great event and I really enjoyed meeting the community and exchanging experiences.
Apart from the Quiz session I already mentioned in my previous post:
I also had the opportunity to collaborate in other 2 presentations, which were fun. One of them was with Microsoft, where we talk about Dynamics and Digital Transformation happening at Investec. They found interesting some of the changes we are currently carrying out. Although it was challenging to be in such a big stage, I feel like it went well and I received some positive feedback.
The other one was with my MVP colleagues and some great member of the Dynamics community to talk about integrations. This topic is always an endless one and it was funny to hear the stories from the panel as well as the audience.
The Summit EMEA 2018 conference in Dublin is almost there and we have been preparing some tough, fun and educational questions for those who like a challenge.
The Quiz will be focus, mainly from a technical perspective, on Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, CRM and other related technologies like Azure.
The whole Quiz will be an interactive session where you will be able to provide your answers from your mobile device and see the results in real time. We will take one question at the time, share the results in the main screen and discuss the different answers.
Our purpose is to create an entertaining contest where everyone can learn something.
But that is not all! For those who win the Quiz, there will some great awards, don’t miss it 🙂
You can join the event and add this session to your list following this link:
See you in Dublin!
Session Title: DEV02 – Dynamics 365 CE Quiz! Who Will Be the Winner?
When: Thursday, April 26. 10:30 – 12:00
Where: Wicklow Meeting Room 3
What a great event we enjoyed last Saturday! 🙂
As I mentioned in my previous post, the Dynamics 365 Saturday event took part in London in the Microsoft Paddington offices. It was a great experience to see so many participants (150+) in such a collaborative environment.
You can now find below the slides for the presentation that my MVP colleague Baris and I used during our session, which covered the new features and deprecations coming with the version 9 for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement.
Finally, I would like to share this great picture that was taken on Saturday morning just to kick off the event with James Phillips, great memory 🙂
This weekend there is a great community event in London for the Dynamics professionals and fans: DYNAMICS 365 Saturday
The event is actually running for 2 days, starting on Friday (today!) with the Hackathon and multiple activities around it:
Then on Saturday we will have more presentations, including mine: Dynamics 365 Version 9 New Features & Deprecations
During this presentation, that I’ll be sharing with my MVP colleague Baris Kanlica, we will cover the main features coming with the new version of Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (our old CRM) and highlight those that have been deprecated.
Microsoft is really supporting the event this year and James Phillips, Dynamics Corporate Vice President, will kick off the event.
We hope you will enjoy it and learn something useful 🙂
Time flies and suddenly 2018 will be there, when the next Summit EMEA will take place in Dublin from 24th to the 26th of April.
During the Summit EMEA, multiple users groups will participate in the conference and offer several events including presentations, essential peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges, product insight forums, and networking opportunities.
My main focus will be on the D365UG|CRMUG user group . This week we have had our first committee meeting to discuss the agenda structure and how the sessions are going to be organised, very exciting… 🙂
If you would like to be a speaker, watch this space because there will be a call for papers very soon.
I’ll keep on posting any news.
This year I’ll be presenting at the CRMUG Summit EMEA 2017 celebrated in Amsterdam. The idea started last year when I was speaking with my Microsoft AX MVP colleague Antonio @_Gilabert_ at the MVP Summit.
With Dynamics 365, CRM and AX are closer than ever, so we thought that it would be great to have a presentation together and share our experience and view with the community.
We would like to do a functional and practical session where we will show how both platforms can be integrated, in the new Dynamics 365 world, to deliver a real business scenario. Our challenge is to use the new Microsoft Flow and Common Data Service for the integration. At the moment, they are still very new and many capabilities are very limited.
Although we are still working in the demo, we are also preparing a PowerApp to improve the user experience and present how they can be useful alongside Dynamics 365 for Sales and Operations.
I would also like to say thank you to Hugo de Jesús, who is helping us a lot to prepare the presentation.
You can find more information about the schedule in this link.
We hope you enjoy the event, and of course, our session! 🙂
This year I have got the opportunity to be part of the CRMUG Summit EMEA Programming Committee. We are a group of volunteers who share some of our time and energy to help make CRMUG Summit EMEA an incredible experience for each attendee.
Some of the activities I have been helping out is with the presentations for the development track. Finding the right topics and great speakers is actually a good challenge.
For those who are attending, we hope you enjoy it!
See you soon in Amsterdam 🙂
You can find more information in the following link: