Now is the time for Citizen Developers

Having the opportunity to attend couple of conferences, meetups and even organizing one I found myself in a doubt regarding the meaning of the terms that are being used to name specific types’ of users/ attendees and therefore tracks. Today we have such names as “Citizen Developer”, “IT Pro”, “Power User”. What do they mean?

This post however is going to be much deeper analysis of the modern profiles of employees and tools they are using. I really tried to read what was available to get more familiar and to understand better who is who. During gathering of the content I also did my own survey to get even more insights about the today’s role of Citizen Development, it’s reach and meaning for companies. I hope my findings will be also valuable for you.

Adaptive Cards

The future of Adaptive Cards

It took me a little more time than I was expecting, but here it is! The post you are now reading is the last part of the 4-parts series of posts dedicated to Microsoft Adaptive Cards. Information in this post is valid for the September 2019. Because this technology is continuously changing, the knowledge from this post may in some parts get outdated, however I will do my best to update it accordingly.

Substitutions in Microsoft Flow

The post you are reading now was inspired by a recent question I saw on my Twitter. User was asking if it is possible to reassign a task to another employee if the current assignee is out of office without an access to their Office 365. I found this question as a direct link to a well known functionality of business applications called “substitutions”.

Microsoft Virtual Agent for Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365 Virtual Agent

I wasn’t aware that Microsoft has built a solution, that simply allows any Power User to create their own, very functional conversational bot. I was always thinking, that creation of bots requires programming knowledge and therefore somehow is out of my radar, but it turns out I was wrong.