Presentation at IAMCP Tampa – The Genesis of the CRM/ERP Revolution


I had a wonderful time this Tuesday presenting the Evolution of Dynamics 365 at Tampa’s IAMCP lead by Jon Rivers and Beth Burrell. Jon asked me to present on  the history of Dynamics CRM/ERP for people that might be new to Dynamics thru season veterans so they could understand how we evolved into Dynamics 365. At first, I didn’t really fully understand the request, but as I started to think it about how to present it, it was a great, engaging topic. I hope to represent this at at Future CRMUG Summit or Webinar. Another interesting part was this was geared towards other partners.

It was a great journey taking everyone from the core purchases of Microsoft, Project Green all where we are today with AI, Azure, D365 and the common data model.  I wanted to share with all of you, as it really helped explained the Digital Transformation that we, our customers and Microsoft are all going thru. It’s real and it’s here. We are digital transforming customers on a daily basis at Tribridge, now A DXC Company!

I would also like to thank someone special who helped me with the presentation. They know who are they are. Thank you 🙂

Enjoy the Presentation!


Tampa – Microsoft Global Azure Bootcamp Weekend of April 22


Join #gleonardo, #ccognetta hosting TampaDev and IT Pro’s have teamed up to provide our first ever DevOps event!

Welcome to Global Azure Bootcamp! Around the world user groups and communities want to learn about Azure and Cloud Computing! On April 22, 2017, all communities will come together once again in the fifth great Global Azure Bootcamp event! Each user group will organize their own one day deep dive class on Azure the way they see fit and how it works for their members. The result is that thousands of people get to learn about Azure and join together online under the social hashtag #GlobalAzure!

We will have presentations from Kevin Wolfe, John Wang, Chris Cognetta, and Greg Leonardo on a variety of topics.  We will start the day with general Azure topics, what’s new, and exciting hot topics like:

DevOps and Azure
In order to stay two steps ahead of the competition for market share, many companies have begun to fundamentally shift how they work in order to increase the velocity with which they build, test and release software. What originally started from the agile movement is now evolving into a new philosophical way of working: DevOps. So, what is DevOps?

About Greg Leonardo:
I have been working in the IT industry since my time in the military.  I’m a developer, teacher, speaker, and early adopter.  I have worked in many facets of IT through out my career. I am a Cloud Architect consultant for my company called Webonology.  I’m president of TampaDev, a community meetup, that runs #TampaCC, Azure User Group, Azure Medics, and various technology events throughout Tampa.

IoT Overview
IoT is the latest buzz word.  As with any technology there is hype and there is reality.  In this talk Kevin D. Wolf, Windows Hardware Engineering MVP, will give you a grounds up overview of the reality of IoT, starting from where the data comes from, devices and sensors (The Things).  To how this works in the Cloud (The Internet) within Azure.  Windows Azure plays a huge part of the Internet of things but without Devices and Sensors you don’t have IoT, we will provide a baseline understanding of these so the Cloud and Azure will make more sense.

About Kevin D. Wolf:
Kevin’s company Software Logistics was started in 2001 with a primary focus of providing custom software development consulting services.  Software Logistics primary focus is delivering mobile apps that run on Windows, iOS and Android.  Kevin’s company is also building an azure based IoT solution called NuvIoT to be released the second half of 2017.

Introduction to Azure IoT Hub
This session will provide an overview of Azure IoT Hub. Azure IoT Hub provides the device-to-cloud and cloud-to-device messaging capabilities and acts as the gateway to the cloud and the other key IoT Suite services. The service enables you to receive messages from your devices at scale, and send commands to your devices.

About John Wang:
John Wang is a Back-end .NET Developer. Currently, his interests are IoT, services, cloud computing, virtualization, Powershell and SQL topics. He is an active participant and speaker in the technical community of Tampa Bay area.


Azure & Microsoft 365 Medics Coming Soon!


An idea started about 2 years ago during a conversation with my fellow MVPs Carsten Groth and Gustaf Westerlund. All of us usually speak on various topics at conferences all over
the world. A lot of these sessions are very interactive with our user community. After our presentations, we often we’re stopped packing up or walking in the halls by people who needed help
with their specific issue or need.

This is where the idea of the medics was born. We got with Tony from CRMUG and decided to host a table at the next event. Now, we didn’t want a table, and had elaborate
plans for a Mash Army style tenant, sofas and IV’s filled with cranberry and vodka!  We ended up with lab coats and a paper pad for prescriptions! But the end results
were fantastic, customers and users loved it. Our next step was take our show on the NET offering 4 quarterly webinars in which we would have this same open mic concept. Often
these meetings were often called “Stump the MVP” by the community.

Fast forward a few years, CRMUG Medic calls continue to happen quarterly and we engage at various events with a lot of other MVPS getting involved. My co-worker and fellow MVP Donna Edwards and I started listening to all the confusion around Dynamics 365 and Azure. So the concept of Azure and Microsoft 365 Medics was born!

Be on the lookout for the webinars and group launches listed below via both Twitter and Facebook. If you have interest in joining or helping out the community, please reach out to Donna or myself.

On Twitter:

https://twitter.com/AzureMedics

https://twitter.com/MSMedic365

On Facebook:

Azure Medics

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033129676804625/

Microsoft 365 Medics

https://www.facebook.com/groups/667117780123470/

azuremedics

m365medicsazuremedic

 


Join me at CRMUG Summit in Reno NV October 13-16


Join me at the CRMUG Summit In Reno NV. This is the premier Dynamics CRM Event of the year. Don’t miss out, not too late to register below.

renosummit

 

More details..

http://www.crmugsummit.com/home

Here’s my preliminary schedule. Please refer to the website!

Monday, October 12

8:00pm-10:00pm @ Peppermill – Terrace Lounge Chapter Leader Bash

Tuesday, October 13

2:00pm-4:30pm @ Atlantis: Paradise D & E Volunteer Immersion at CRMUG Summit
5:00pm-8:00pm @ Hall 2 Welcoming Expo Reception

Wednesday, October 14

7:00am-8:00am @ Hall 1 Breakfast – Jump Into a Great Day
9:15am-9:45am @ Ballroom Lobby Networking Break
9:45am-10:45am @ D2 Getting Ready to Pull the CRM Trigger
11:15am-12:25pm @ C4 CRMUG Opening General Session – Microsoft Keynote
1:30pm-2:30pm @ D4 The CRM Superhero’s Tips, Tricks, and Toolbox
1:30pm-2:30pm @ D2 Scouting & Preparing as CRM GameDay Draws Near
2:30pm-3:00pm @ Ballroom Lobby Networking Break
4:00pm-4:30pm @ Ballroom Lobby Networking Break
4:30pm-6:00pm @ D2 ADFS & Upgrading with a Mobile State of Mind
6:00pm-8:00pm @ Hall 2 Expo Reception

Tribridge Customer Party – Invitation Only 7pm on..

Please contact me if your a customer or prospect and did not receive an invitation.

Thursday, October 15

7:00am-8:00am @ Hall 1 Breakfast – Jump Into a Great Day
8:00am-9:00am @ D2 Getting that CRM Upgrade to Purr Like a Kitten
9:00am-9:30am @ Ballroom Lobby Networking Break
10:30am-11:00am @ Ballroom Lobby Networking Break
11:00am-12:00pm @ C4 CRMUG General Community Session
12:00pm-2:00pm @ Halls 1 & 2 Networking Lunch and Expo
2:00pm-3:00pm @ D7 Going OnPremise to CRM Online
2:00pm-3:00pm @ C1 Take It to the Next Level with End User Experience Upgrades in CRM 2015
3:00pm-3:15pm @ Ballroom Lobby Networking Break
3:15pm-4:15pm @ D4 Ask the MVPs: Admin-Foundation Edition
3:15pm-4:15pm @ D7 Ask the Experts – User Adoption Edition: Enterprise CRM Strategies and Pitfalls to Avoid
4:15pm-4:45pm @ Ballroom Lobby Networking Break
4:45pm-5:45pm @ D2 Dissecting Multifaceted CRM Upgrades

Friday, October 16 – CANCLLED

8:00am-9:15am @ D2 Deployment Method of Choice  CANCELLED

 

 


Training & Adoption Kit for Microsoft Dynamics CRM


Looking to build Custom training for your company for Microsoft Dynamics CRM?

Create your own training materials for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2015 Update and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 (on-premises)!

Here are links to several editable eBooks and help files that you can customize any way you like. Replace images and screen shots, edit the text, use your own logo — whatever works to make your training materials match your system and style.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics/crm-customer-center/training-adoption-kit-for-microsoft-dynamics-crm.aspx