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Biz Apps Classroom, Episode 1: Let's talk training and learning

by MSDW Reporter
Editorial Team,

We are kicking off a new podcast series, the Biz Apps Classroom, and our hosts, Julie Yack of and Jason Gumpert of, discuss how this project arose and where it will be going in future episodes. They chat about some of the training and learning themes influencing the Power Platform and Dynamics 365 landscape today and trade notes on recent conference experiences and Microsoft product announcements. Julie also shares some observations from her most recent classroom training work.

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes of the Biz Apps Classroom, where we will examine topics like the influence of AI, Microsoft certifications, training resources, classroom and teaching styles, the evolution of the Microsoft business applications products, and more.

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Show Notes:

  • 1:00 – How to make sense of training options in the Microsoft Biz Apps ecosystem today
  • 3:30 – Julie’s history with developing training content in the Dynamics space
  • 4:15 – How we'll develop new episode ideas and how listeners can get involved
  • 7:00 – Why some training materials remain valid over time while other topics change frequently
  • 8:00 – Addressing different types of learners, learning needs, and learning resources
  • 9:30 – Why Microsoft certifications still matter
  • 11:00 – Why in-person training remains important in some scenarios
  • 13:30 – Training digital immigrants versus digital natives
  • 16:00 – How will AI impact training?
  • 19:30 – Julie’s experience leading in-person labs at Ignite 2023
  • 22:00 – Can Power Platform remain a platform both for citizen developers and professional devs?
  • 23:15 – More Ignite 2023 in-person experiences

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