I’ve decided to do something a little bit (or a lot) outside of my comfort zone and start a YouTube channel where I will be providing quick tips (2-3 minutes) for Dynamics 365 Portals.
My goal with these videos is to share some of our knowledge of the Dynamics 365 Portals platform in easily digestible chunks. While Microsoft is working hard on updating the Portals documentation, sometimes it’s nice to be able to see things in action. Even though it’s free to setup a trial of Dynamics 365 and Portals, it’s a bit of a time commitment. Hopefully these videos can give people a sense of how Portals works without them having to go through that effort, and that the Dynamics 365 Portals community as a whole gets some value out of them.
I’m also looking at these videos as a professional growth opportunity. Often the best way to learn is just to dive in and try something. Even though I have no dreams about switching to a career in video production, I’ve already learned a lot, and some of the new skills can definitely be applied to my day job.
If there are any specific topics you’d like covered, please let me know in the comments below, or in the comments on YouTube.
Having no experience in producing videos, I went out searching for software that would help. Being cheap, I also was looking for stuff that was free, or almost free. Thankfully I was able to get all the software for free, with my only purchase being a quality microphone.
For the first video, this is what I ended up using:
For those of you who have already done this, what tools would you recommend?
Anyways, here is the first video. It covers the Terms and Conditions feature in Dynamics 365 Portals, which was introduced recently to help customers meet GDPR compliance.
I hope someone out there find this video, and any of the subsequent tips, useful.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to sit back and wait for the Hollywood voice-over jobs to roll in.