About this Blog

This blog is primarily aimed at covering the latest news, tricks, tips and other topics relating to Microsoft Dynamics CRM/Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Enterprise (D365E). I will also occasionally do the odd post on related topics, such as SQL Server, SSRS, Office 365, Azure and PowerBI. Because they are all awesome too! 🙂

Any views or opinions expressed in this blog are my own and do not necessarily represent that of my current employers.

Why start a blog on Dynamics CRM/D365E?

For the simple reason that I want to give something back. A lot of the knowledge that I have accumulated with CRM over the past year and more has been through the fantastic Dynamics CRM community, so this is my small way of giving back and hopefully helping others out if they are in a jam.

About The CRM Chap

The CRM Chap

The CRM Chap

My name is Joe Griffin, and I am CRM Consultant, based in the North West of England. I am a Microsoft Certified Specialist in Dynamics CRM 2015/2016/, a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) in Dynamics 365 & BI Reporting and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in Business Applications & Data Analytics. I have a broad knowledge of working with and managing projects involving Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, Azure, Power BI, .NET and other technologies within the Microsoft cloud stack. I have been working within the IT industry for just over 7 years, where I have been involved in managing and implementing a number of projects that have migrated applications, servers, databases and phone systems into the cloud and in working at a senior level as part of a company that was recently ranked on The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list. During this time I have developed a keen interest in coding, and love working with Transact-SQL, JScript, PowerShell, DAX & C#. Thanks to my previous experience, I have practical knowledge operating within the energy efficiency, managed services, retail, print & direct mail and utility sectors.

The CRM Chap is my second attempt at maintaining a regular blog. My previous blog, which focuses on providing a retrospective view on popular culture items, can be found here.

Outside of work, I have a keen interest in writing, reading, watching American/British TV Shows, playing video games and anything to do with history.

Advice for Contacting

I will endeavour to respond to any comments/questions in response to my posts whenever I can, however, please be advised that due to workloads this may not always be possible. Sorry!

If you wish to speak to me regarding a specific project or need some quick advice relating to Dynamics CRM, then please either send me a message over LinkedIn or use the contact form on the blog.