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Podcast Review: Dynamics 365 CRM training, consulting, and conferences with Microsoft MVP Julie Yack

by Eamon McCarthy Earls
Assistant Editor,

Julie Yack, a Microsoft MVP, leader of Colorado Technology Consultants and the XRM Virtual community joined the MSDW podcast to talk about conferences, training and how to keep up with the Dynamics 365 product roadmap.

Reflections from the Business Applications Summit

Yack reflected on the Microsoft Business Applications Summit in July in Seattle.

It was an interesting event, but it was kind of the iteration of several past events, with a new name. I believe it came from Tech Conference, which was AX focused, and also from some Power conference, and then [Microsoft] realized there was a gap with the loss of Convergence.

Yack said she appreciated updates from the product team and the opportunity to engage with users, many of whom were encountering Microsoft's updated offerings for the first time. She added that she heard some discussion of another conference next year, although Microsoft has not formally scheduled one yet.

The XRM Virtual group

Yack leads the XRM Virtual group, together with several other Dynamics professionals about ten years ago. The group used Adxstudios' portal solution at the time to manage the group and its events.

The group quickly gained hundreds, and then thousands of members. With a recent infusion of new content, the group has increased its meeting cadence to twice a month. Yack explained:

We try to meet on Tuesdays, ideally the first Tuesday of the month...I'm always open to new speakers and new topics and my big goal is that developers ...

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About Eamon McCarthy Earls

As the assistant editor at, Eamon helps to oversee editorial content on the site and supports site management and strategy. He can be reached at

Before joining, Eamon was editor for at TechTarget, where he covered networking technology, IoT, and cybersecurity. He is also the author of multiple books and previously contributed to publications such as the Boston Globe, Milford Daily News, and DefenceWeb.