Industry Accelerators from Microsoft’s POV with Smith Codio

Industry Accelerators from Microsoft’s POV with Smith Codio

Smith Codio


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https://podcast.nz365guy.com/91

  • Background – living in Seattle, moving to the Pacific North West from Philadelphia, working in Microsoft engineering team, interests outside of work 
  • Thoughts on home automation, i.e. Alexa vs Google Home, and a rundown of house automation devices 
  • How Smith started working for Microsoft — internship in Redmond campus and working with the product, getting a job offer, working in different capacities, different teams and services 
  • How long the Microsoft Industry Accelerator has been running 
  • What’s an accelerator – Microsoft's viewpoint on what problems are being solved with Industry Accelerators, and what they are from a component level 
  • Creating additional schema on top of the core Common Data Model, having a managed solutions that are going to be put in Github that one can consume on the CDS for App environment 
  • Having multiple data models and how they are handled 
  • Breakdown of what is included in the Microsoft Industry Accelerator JSON file 
  • What is a schema – a way to represent a set of entities or tables and define the relationships between them 
  • Difference between UML (Unified Modelling Language) and ERD (entity relationship diagram 
  • How Smith decides what to leave out in the Common Data Model, and the senior leadership team’s involvement 
  • Why Microsoft sees the need to create Industry Accelerators 
  • The rationale behind creating data models to enable consistency across the industry 
  • Biggest changes between version 1 and version 2 
  • Various components on the visual layer, pre-packaging around flows, unique experiences (Canvas apps vs model-driven), PCF controls unique to the accelerators 
  • Who owns the IP — Microsoft, partner or ISV?
  • How Microsoft supports what’s built from an Accelerator  
  • Best practice or success stories of partners that have jumped on the Accelerators that Microsoft have a documented case studies on
  • First party app dependencies for the Industry Accelerators outside of the Common Data Model
  • Plans for Business Applications with regard to the Accelerator Programme

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Smith Codio

Smith Codio’s entrepreneurial spirit, organizational agility, demonstrated leadership, passion and ability to leverage new technology are the core attributes that compose the foundation of his personal value proposition. He enjoys positions that will not only provide new challenges to tackle, but also enable him to define success in customer terms.

Smith's objective, in any future role, would be to continue to focus on project management, build high quality solutions / products while establishing win-win customer and partner outcomes. His ability to be extremely focused, define problems, develop work skills and implement effective solutions are a few of the assets he can offer.