From Dynamics Practice to the Power Platform with Phil Topness

From Dynamics Practice to the Power Platform with Phil Topness

Phil Topness


FULL SHOW NOTES
https://podcast.nz365guy.com/246

  • Meet Phil Topness and learn more about where he lives and his family background 
  • How Phil spends his time does when not working 
  • Talks about his travels and career background 
  • Phil’s journey into technology 
  • Find out more about Phil as a Microsoft business applications MVP 
  • What Phil earned being an MVP and his area of specialization 
  • Learn with Phil about his role at Microsoft 
  • A discussion about Phil’s Dynamics Practice journey 
  • Power Platform journey and how did Phil get into the Power Platform 
  • Phil’s transition from Dynamics Practice to Power Platform and how it started? 
  • How do the CAT team offer help to their customers? 
  • Phil talks about the CAT team’s future. 
  • Describes Phil’s day-to-day activity as part of the CAT team 
  • Microsoft Oakdale Project 
  • Phil’s thoughts in the next 18 months about the growth in the technology area  
  • Advice to people in a consulting industry having a Dynamics background who haven't pursued on the Canvas Apps, Oakdale, Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents 
  • Discover the frivolous Apps Phil has created 
  • The role of the CAT team within Microsoft 
  • What do they do? 
  • What are their responsibilities? 
  • Who are their main customers? 
  • How do they deliver an outcome to customers?

 

RESOURCES

How to get started: https://learn.microsoft.com
PowerCAT's big list of resources: https://aka.ms/powerappsresources
Power CAT Architect's Series: https://aka.ms/pparchseries 

 

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Phil Topness

Phil Topness is irrationally excited about applying technology to help people better do what they need to do. He helps the world's largest organizations maximize their results from Microsoft Power Platform as part of the Power Platform Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft. Phil shows technology through live demonstrations–not slides. He speaks at national and global events, about 80 demonstrations a year. His presentations engage by showing how to leverage modern technology like cloud, low code, mixed reality and AI in real tangible ways that are built on stage in front of the audience. In addition to that, Phil is passionate about the plight of the users of the apps produced by our software and helping those users get better functionality sooner. He is also passionate about ensuring that project teams can do so with predictability and sustainability leading to better end products and work-life balance. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and three daughters. But he and his wife get antsy and move around, most recently living in Germany.