Author Archives: Julian Sharp

About Julian Sharp

I have worked with Dynamics CRM/365 since 2004 and have been involved in over 100 CRM projects. I am a Dynamics 365 MCT and teach Dynamics 365 and Azure in the UK and across Europe

Microsoft certification exam renewals

Microsoft Associate, Speciality,  and Expert exams like MB-210, PL-200, and PL-600 must be renewed each year rather than retaking the exam every two years. The idea is for you to be able to demonstrate that you are up-to-date without having … Continue reading

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Data Analyst exam DA-100 renamed to PL-300

The Power BI exam and certification DA-100 has been renamed and replaced by PL-300 at the end of February. For more information read the blog post https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-learn-blog/announcing-a-new-name-for-the-data-analyst-associate/ba-p/2388941

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Low-code application development on Azure

Here are my slides for my talk for Festive Tech Calendar 2021 on using Power Platform with Azure where I discuss using Azure Functions and API Management and consumption-based billing for Power Platform usage using your Azure subscription.

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Hands-On Microsoft Lists book review

Hands-On Microsoft Lists: Create custom data models and improve the way data is organized using Lists in Microsoft 365 by João Ferreira and Rene Modery. Microsoft Lists is an application in Microsoft 365 that people can use to track their … Continue reading

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Cosmos DB with Power Platform and Dataverse

Here are my slides from the Dataverse Summit on the options for Azure Cosmos DB with the Power Platform and Microsoft Dataverse.

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AI 101 – Options for using AI in the Power Platform

Here are my slides from the South Coast Summit on the options for using AI with the Power Platform.

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Hands-on labs in Microsoft Learn for Power Platform

There are two labs in Microsoft Learn modules that are now hands-on labs in a Virtual Machine that you can perform work without needing a Power Platform environment or license. The labs can be found at Lab – Create a … Continue reading

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South Coast Summit: AI 101 – Options for using AI in the Power Platform

I am speaking at 10:00 on Greenidge on Saturday 16th October at the South Coast Summit in Southampton UK. I will be describing how you can use Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive Services, and AI Builder with the Power Platform. … Continue reading

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Empowering Organizations with Power Virtual Agents book review

Empowering Organizations with Power Virtual Agents: A practical guide to building intelligent chatbots with Microsoft Power Platform by Nicolae Tarla I have created bots for customers and internal users for several years, mainly with the Azure Bot Framework which required … Continue reading

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Dynamics 365 Sales MB-210 exam study group

I am starting a new online study group for the Dynamics 365 Sales MB-210 exam. The group will start on Sunday 12th September and meet twice a week’; on Sundays at 08:00 BST and Thursdays at 20:00 BST. The group … Continue reading

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