My name is Paddy Byrne. I work in Glasgow as a technical consultant specializing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement or CRM as it was formally known. I spend my lunchtimes bouldering, and I am a keen skydiver who loves professional wrestling.
I started working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM version 4.0 as a user back in 2009 and became a consultant working for a Microsoft Gold partner in 2013.
In 2016 I became a father, but tragically, my partner suffered a spinal stroke shortly after the birth leaving her severely disabled. Although I continued to work with Dynamics 365, I found it challenging to dedicate any time to personal improvement as the challenges I faced in my own life became overwhelming.
Early in 2019, I learned to adapt to my circumstances. I attended the first Dynamics 365 Scotland event in January, and it was invigorating. I felt like I had been treading water for three years; it was now time to start learning more about Microsoft Business Applications and pick up where I left off.
This blog is my means of documenting issues I come across and any problems I solve as I resume my journey so that others who experience them can benefit from the lessons I’ve learned. Although this blog will focus primarily on the Power Platform and Dynamics 365, I also hope to share some tips that have helped me improve my lifestyle and become a better person.