The fast evolving pace of modern technology and cloud based services means that developers can no longer safely rely on a single skill set to see them through a working life time. As the tectonic plates shift it's easy to be left behind.
Our grounding is over two decades of enterprise experience in Microsoft based languages and technologies, particularly SQL Server, and it is now about the extrapolation of this into the wider modern Data-Driven paradigm, like the Microsoft Power Platform.
This website was built from scratch using the Microsoft Power Platform, it is a PowerApps Portal, connected to our CDS (Common Data Service) data repository, managed with a PowerApps model-driven-app and Power Automate.
No-code development offers businesses the possibility of creating fully functional tailored systems in weeks and months instead of years.
Behind the site is a PowerApps model-driven app to view and manage all related CDS data (a mini CRM), such as Leads created from the Get In Touch page, services listed in the Service Catalog and Service views for the purchase process, as well as each signed-in users basket items.
Microsoft Data Export Service provides for a copy of CDS data to Azure SQL for further processing and analysis by Power BI.
Operating from our our bespoke executive office facilities, a 20 minute tube journey into the City and any part of London's transport network via the central line.
We are also very close to the North Circular, A12, M11 and M25 to get to wherever is required.
The work-from-home revolution is only just beginning, we were ahead of the curve on this.
With a huge investment in ensuring there is no advantage to being site based, even the latest offerings from coworking centres cannot compete with the efficiencies offered by a well provisioned home work space.
The flexibility of contractors and micro businesses offer companies a solution to short term requirements.
We're all part of a community and it's important to contribute and help, and not just turn up.
This has materialised as many years assisting with the administration of Wanstead Rugby Club, as Secretary and other roles, using industry skills and knowledge to bring the clubs data and systems into shape.
A big step carried out for the club was migrating memberships to the RFUs 'GMS' system, migrating to a new website and utilising Office 365 for email and document management.
I received a 'Valued Volunteer' 2020/21 award from the RFU.