Agile Estimating and Planning for Dynamics 365 Scrum Projects with Neil Benson

Speaker: Neil Benson | (Local Time)

Using the Scrum framework to manage a Dynamics 365 deployment requires a fresh approach to estimating and planning your project. In this session, Neil Benson will outline his six step process to agile estimating and planning that he uses on his Dynamics 365 projects.

The high-level steps are:

  1. Determine user roles and primary goals
  2. Describe the epics for each user role
  3. Estimate the epics
  4. Estimate the team’s velocity
  5. Prioritise the epics into releases
  6. Examine the total release plan

 We’ll dive into these steps in the session using an example project so that you can see how to apply them in practice.

Four Ways To Improve Quality And Productivity Of Your Development

Speaker: Jonas Rapp | (Local Time)

There are as many development techniques as there are developers, and there are just as many tools and frameworks that can make or break your process.

In this session, Jonas will show a few development techniques and community tools that will get you up to speed for efficient development for the Dynamics 365 platform, with the primary focus being on C# and Customer Engagement (CRM).


·         Visual Studio extensions

·         C# Extensions to SDK classes

·         Base classes doing all your boring plumbing

·         XrmToolBox tools taking you the last kilometer


This is a session for those who are not afraid of seeing C# and enjoy watching live coding without safety net!

Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition Overview and Demo

Speaker: Joel Leichty | (Local Time)

(Note from Julie:  I asked Joel to join us and share a what do CRM developers need to know about F&O session.  Bring your questions!)

Join us at 9am PST

Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition, is software for Accounting, Inventory, Warehousing, Retail, and Project management.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • How D365FO fits into the rest of the D365 family, including where there’s overlap
  • Demo of the basic UI concepts and modules
  • Integration concepts
  • Overview of development and customization paradigm
  • Bring your questions for Q&A


About the presenter

Joel Leichty is a Business Solutions MVP since 2013 ( He has done implementations on D365FO since it was “Axapta 2.5” in 2002. He did Finance, Project, and Inventory consulting for ten years, and he currently focuses on building Products and Business Intelligence solutions for D365FO customers. He works for SAGlobal (, an international firm specializing in Dynamics 365 implementations and running Dynamics 365 internally.

Future-proofing your Configuration with Chris Huntingford

Speaker: Chris Huntingford | (Local Time)

Often Dynamics 365 solutions are configured without thought of the already existing functionality within the platform as well as what is coming out in the future releases. In this presentation I’ll be talking about some of the best practices in future proofing your configuration to make sure that your customers get the absolute best from the platform.

Integrations with Azure Service Bus with Abe Saldana

Speaker: Abe Saldana | (Local Time)

Dynamics 365 provides out of the box capabilities to integrate with Azure and Service bus services. Learn  how easy you can integrate with Azure Service Bus Topics and Queues and extend Dynamics 365 Online to external applications

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will learn how to configure Dynamics 365 online service endpoints and been able to send messages to Azure Service Bus, Topics and Queues, using tools and development integrations out of the box