Nicolas A. Nowinski http://nicknow.net All content I publish on this site is exclusively my opinion and may not be the opinion of my employer. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:06:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 http://nicknow.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/cropped-NickChillin-10-2011-1-32x32.jpg Nicolas A. Nowinski http://nicknow.net 32 32 134364713 Microsoft Flow Dates Times Timezones and Formatting http://nicknow.net/microsoft-flow-dates-times-timezones-formatting/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:04:49 +0000 http://nicknow.net/?p=524 This will be a quick post, but thought someone out there might find it useful if they are working in Microsoft Flow and need to get a local date and time and/or format a date Read more…

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Where to Get the Dynamics CRM SDK (Dynamics 365 SDK) http://nicknow.net/get-dynamics-crm-sdk-dynamics-365-customer-engagement-sdk-9-0-and-beyond/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:52:33 +0000 http://nicknow.net/?p=508 As a Dynamics 365 (CRM) developer you have probably come to rely on the Dynamics CRM SDK over the years. With the release of Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement 9.0 (a.k.a. July 2017 Update) the old Read more…

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Normality Is Not For The Future http://nicknow.net/normality-not-future/ Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:30:45 +0000 http://nicknow.net/?p=502 “Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” ― Vincent van Gogh Too many people spend their time seeking normality and the false security it provides. In reality, Read more…

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Drop the New Year’s Resolution try the January Resolution http://nicknow.net/drop-the-new-years-resolution-try-the-january-resolution/ Sun, 31 Dec 2017 16:57:52 +0000 http://nicknow.net/?p=496 If you don’t “do” New Year’s resolutions or they work for you or really for any other reason this doesn’t apply to you, please ignore it. This year skip your New Year’s resolution and make Read more…

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Gender, Pay, and Promotion in the US Federal Workforce http://nicknow.net/gender-pay-promotion-us-federal-workforce/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:40:45 +0000 http://nicknow.net/?p=489 Interesting original research by Maria Droganova on the historical differences in pay in the US Federal Government (civilian) workforce and how it is impacted by the gender of leadership. I found the significant impact of supervisor Read more…

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Dynamics 365: Calculating Next Anniversary/Birthday Date http://nicknow.net/dynamics-365-calculate-view-next-birthday-anniversary-date/ http://nicknow.net/dynamics-365-calculate-view-next-birthday-anniversary-date/#comments Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:14:55 +0000 http://nicknow.net/?p=446 A client of mine recently asked for support to show the next birthday for a contact. Often there will be an ask for a list view of contacts with a birthday in the next month. In Read more…

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Deep Work: Stopping the Distractions Killing Your Performance http://nicknow.net/deep-work-stopping-distractions-killing-performance/ Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:28:53 +0000 http://nicknow.net/?p=426 Since it is the start of December we’re now down to one month left to accomplish this year’s goals and set some goals for next year…for a lot of people those goals include getting some Read more…

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Hire Nice People To Build Effective Teams http://nicknow.net/hire-nice-people/ http://nicknow.net/hire-nice-people/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:12:53 +0000 http://nicknow.net/?p=374 I saw this tweet from the Tom Peters (@tom_peters), the management guru, the other day and it really struck a cord with me. Hiring rules: Hire nice people. No shitheads. — Tom Peters (@tom_peters) September Read more…

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Why B2B and B2G firms Need Nordstrom Customer Service http://nicknow.net/why-b2b-and-b2g-firms-need-nordstrom-customer-service/ http://nicknow.net/why-b2b-and-b2g-firms-need-nordstrom-customer-service/#respond Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:09:16 +0000 http://nicknow.net/?p=357 Almost every B2C (Business to Consumer) organization knows that high-quality customer service is critical in today’s market. But many B2B (Business to Business) and B2G (Business to Government) firms fail to pay enough attention to Read more…

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Dynamics CRM: Extensions to Improve IOrganizationService http://nicknow.net/dynamics-crm-iorganizationservice-extension-methods/ http://nicknow.net/dynamics-crm-iorganizationservice-extension-methods/#respond Tue, 26 May 2015 22:42:41 +0000 http://nicknow.net/?p=279 I’ve become a big fan of extension methods over the years to make my development work in Dynamics CRM, easier to implement and easier to read (i.e., easier to support.) Extension methods allow us to, Read more…

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