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Technical Trainer & Author Luc Van Vugt's take on Dynamics 365 and Power Automate

There is no denying that Partner synergy is critical for success in the Microsoft Partner Ecosystem. The DynamicsSmartz Partner Program is designed to help Microsoft Partners collaborate on joint go-to-market strategies to reduce time to market, increase sales, and boost revenue.

With the increased push for digital, our key focus at DynamicsSmartz has been to partner with the right companies across industry verticals and promote partner enablement.

In our segment, Influencer Insights, we invite top industry experts to discuss emerging tech trends, P2P relationships, and Microsoft Business Solutions. In today’s chapter, we will speak with Luc Van Vugt about Dynamics 365 and Automated Testing.

Technical Trainer & Author Luc Van

Who did we interview?

Luc Van Vugt is a Technical Evangelist, Trainer, and Author with a diverse background in the industry and a strong passion for Microsoft platforms, services, and ecosystems.

Let Us Quickly Get To Our Expert's Point Of View.

Question 1- What according to you are some of the top Microsoft technology trends to watch out for in 2022?

Working with Dynamics NAV/Dynamics 365 Business Central for over two decades, this is often not the area where the most recent developments take place. We've been gradually pushed into the SaaS world for roughly 5 years, which I believe is a positive thing. Different worlds are becoming increasingly intertwined. As a result, a big game-changer for us is the telemetry tooling MS provides, as well as the Dynamics 365 connectivity that Dataverse gives us with easy-to-use tooling like Power Automate.

Question 2: What are some opportunities you would be looking at this year?

I haven't had the chance yet to really get a grip on telemetry. That excites me greatly, especially given my extensive experience with automated testing.

Question 3: Would you like to share some tips on Dynamics 365 implementation/migration?

Your customer deserves well-tested software. We must leverage our testing practice as a whole to achieve this. And by the way, automated testing is fun, will complement the work of manual testers, and it will assist developers in raising the bar on the quality of their work.

Question 4: What is the potential for Microsoft Partners in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands is a small, densely populated country with excellent traditional (roads, railroads, etc.) and new infrastructure (internet), and with specialists who are very skilled. This provides a solid foundation for any IT-related business. Aside from the fact that we have been an open economy for a long time and are externally oriented.

Question 5: A piece of advice that you’d like to share with our readers?

On one hand, never stop learning and pushing your boundary, and on the other hand, be honest to how you are and what you’re possibilities are.

Get to Know Our Influencer

  • What is the best event that you attended recently? What were your key takeaways?
  • In the two years of the covid pandemic, there weren't many events you could attend. We had online events, but they were more akin to watching television or a movie.

    However, the Dutch Dynamics Community's annual event took place just last week. We had the previous one three years ago. We, the DDC audience, as well as the DDC board of directors, of which I am a part, it was wonderful to see each other again in person. We'd never experienced an atmosphere like that before. My takeaways from this event are that connecting in person is priceless, and sharing is what propels us forward. Typically, this event was designed to feature a variety of sessions with a small number of attendees, allowing for easier interaction. This, in my opinion, proved to be really beneficial.

  • What’s your success mantra?
  • Never stop learning from your fellow human beings. Be open to them, but also be willing to draw a line.