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May 27, 2019

Originally posted on March 7, 2012

Some of you younger whippersnappers may not remember the days when data was stored in file cabinets. That's not a metaphor, I mean actual metal file cabinets. It's true! In the olden days, we used to have rooms full of them.

We had a cabinet for employee records, another one for...

May 20, 2019

One of the sessions at D365 Saturday Philadelphia this past weekend was "Managing a D365 CE Project" by Jennyfer Hogeland, it was a great session. On one of her slides she described "Definition of Done", and that phrase stuck in my head.


I don't know about you, but when I hear the word "Done", I assume something...

May 14, 2019

I am currently in the software consulting business supporting Microsoft's Power Platform. As you may know, I write about it a lot, but for this post I wanted to veer off a little bit from my typical subject matter. Instead I wanted to talk about customers, and their experiences with companies that provide...

May 13, 2019

What a wonderful invention spreadsheets were. For many things, I don't know how we even managed before them. Okay, I do know, because I am that old... we managed things poorly. Spreadsheets solved so many challenges, that they eventually created new ones.


The first spreadsheet software I actually used was called...

May 10, 2019

So the buzz about the Common Data Service (CDS) has reached a deafening stage. It is the most exciting thing that has come out of the Microsoft Business Applications group in a decade. The possibilities jumped into the category of "endless". So how do you start with something that is endless?

Quick Primer

I previously...