Microsoft Flow: Hungry Teams, Natural Language Chatbots, and Yelp
May13

Microsoft Flow: Hungry Teams, Natural Language Chatbots, and Yelp

I’ve unintentionally developed a bit of a reputation as the “food-guy” at conferences. It’s selfish, mostly. I like good food (who doesn’t?) and don’t want to spend a ton of money, so I’m always looking for hidden gems in new cities…the places that the locals prize and knowing visitors covet.  My recent Yelp projects have been centered on developing a Power App of sorts which...

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Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Flow, API's and Custom Connectors
May06

Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Flow, API's and Custom Connectors

Recently, Geoff and I were at a conference trying to find a place to eat for dinner.  While we were both staring at our phones, scrolling through various Yelp reviews, Geoff commented on how cool it would be to extract Yelp data as prospective customers, and feed that information into the Leads area of Dynamics 365.  It’s not much of a secret that I don’t code, but I often say it’s like… Continue...

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Amazon Reviews: Flow + Dynamics 365 = Better Ratings
Sep07

Amazon Reviews: Flow + Dynamics 365 = Better Ratings

A few weeks ago I posted a blog on integrating PowerBI and Amazon to analyze Amazon product reviews. Now let’s take that a step further by using Microsoft Flow to integrate with Dynamics 365 to transform analytics into better ratings and customer experiences. Responding to Amazon Reviews Now that we had raised leadership awareness of Amazon reviews, we wanted to interact with them in some… Continue Reading Ed...

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Upgrading to Dynamics 365 v9 Unified Interface
Aug21

Upgrading to Dynamics 365 v9 Unified Interface

If you are staring down the barrel of a Dynamics 365 version 9 upgrade and are feeling a bit intimidated, you are not alone.  This is a big release and… Everything. Is. Changing. Since there is so much ground to cover with version 9, we’ll stay in the stratosphere for this post, and dive down for details in others.   The main 3 options to access Dynamics 365 have always been the standard… Continue Reading...

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PowerBI for Amazon Vendors and Sellers
Aug09

PowerBI for Amazon Vendors and Sellers

When selling on Amazon, there are generally two main paths to follow: A “Seller” has more visibility into the details of transactions, as well as more control over the fulfillment process. A “Vendor” is a more traditional model, where Amazon buys the goods from the wholesaler, and then sells them on their own terms (pricing and fulfillment is in their control). For many… Continue Reading Ed...

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