Category: Professional Development

Getting started as a Dynamics 365 CE Developer

This article is targeted at developers looking at making the transition as a Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (or CE for short).  Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform (PowerApps, Common Data Service, PowerBI) is really getting a lot of attention at the moment.  As organisations become more customer focused, platforms that provide capabilities in customer engagement are becoming more and more important.

The aim of this guide is to provide you with the necessary tools and resources to reduce the learning curve of this often complex platform, understand where to get help when needed, and allow you to focus your learning on areas which will be applicable to you on the job.

It is helpful if you have had exposure to the following before you continue reading:

  • .NET Development
  • JavaScript Development
  • Visual Studio IDE or similar IDE

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What it’s like working as a Pre-Sales Solutions Architect

It’s been a while since I wrote a professional development post and I’ve been somewhat inspired by the MVP Summit to blog about my personal experiences.  So here we go:

What it’s like working as a Pre-Sales Solutions Architect?

First off, a Pre-Sales Solutions Architect is involved in vetting opportunities, establishing the technology architecture in which the commercials are based upon, and presenting the solution to internal stakeholders and customers.  Good pre-sales architects work in a team and have excellent contacts both internally and with their partner vendors.  Yes it can be very process driven, and there’s a lot commercially riding on a proposal but it’s what keeps the steam engine rolling in an organisation and it does have its own satisfaction if done correctly.  So listen on if you’re still intrigued.

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MB2-715 customer engagement Online Deployment study tips by 365lyf (Andrew Ly)

Today’s blog is about preparation tips for the MB2-715 customer engagement Online Deployment certification exam.  I wanted to share my thoughts and study preparation tips with you as I know at this time many of you are looking to attain your MCSA or MCSE:BA Dynamics 365 badge for which this exam is a mandatory requirement.

I provide this information with no warranties of course, and nothing within this blog post will contain questions or answers so as to not violate our NDA with Microsoft.

So here we go..

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