Microsoft Dynamics Profile: First-time D365 CRM MVP encourages better collaboration

October 29 2018

Chris Huntingford

When newly minted Microsoft MVP Chris Huntingford was first introduced to the power of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, he had one question: What kind of sorcery is this?

It was around 2008 and Huntingford was running his own company in his home country of South Africa doing Delphi development and working on an Interbase platform within the courier and logistics industry.

Then Huntingford was contacted by a former colleague who was working for a South African software and services company focused in part on Dynamics CRM.

"My ex-colleague said, 'You should check out this CRM stuff,' so I went and had a look," Huntingford says.

So he interviewed with the company and was hired to work on Dynamics CRM 3.0.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's CRM

"Being an ex-Delphi dev and an ex-Interbase [database administrator], I figured I'd configure the database in the background and connect all the fields and I found that wasn't the case," Huntingford says. "You could configure directly through Dynamics. 

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