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MSDW Podcast: Microsoft Dynamics ERP veterans discuss joining the D365 Business Central ecosystem

by MSDW Reporter
Editorial Team,

Dynamics ERP veterans Tanya Henderson and Steve Endow join the podcast to discuss their new ISV venture focused on the Dynamics 365 Business Central market, Blue Dragonfly. They also talk about their overall career journeys from a focus mostly on Dynamics GP a few years ago to now working primarily with Business Central. They bring some unique observations to what's happening in the BC space, including their outlook on how AppSource is changing, the differences in how Microsoft seems to run its BC R&D organization compared to the old GP team, and how the global community interacts more or less 24x7 around the world. They also offer some interesting ideas for what it takes for other GP professionals to get up to speed on BC.


Show Notes

  • 1:45 - How Tanya and Steve each got their start with Business Central
  • 5:45 - The origins of their new ISV business based on Business Central: Blue Dragonfly
  • 9:30 - The decision to develop new ISV products for the BC space
  • 13:00 - Blue Dragonfly's first product, recurring billing
  • 16:00 - Developing product ideas and plans
  • 17:30 - The per-tenant extension opportunity in BC
  • 22:00 - The decision to commit to BC: architecture, licensing, marketplace, administration, and more
  • 25:15 - AppSource experiences as a BC ISV - why current standards can cause concerns for some apps
  • 29:15 - Best practices for an ISV in an app-centric Business Centric world
  • 33:00 - Using Azure services for optimal cloud-based solutions
  • 36:00 - What to look ahead to in 2023 and the community's influence
  • 42:00 - Microsoft's adoption of GitHub and the broader agile transformation of BC
  • 44:45 -  Preparing to work with partners and customers in 2023 on products and services
  • 50:45 - Steve's multi-year effort to gain expertise in BC
  • 52:15 - 2023 conferences where you can hear from Tanya and Steve

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