The Daily Friction

A daily newsletter about automation and eliminating friction.

Small, Daily Steps to Success!

Small, Daily Steps to Success! Success isn't birthed from grand, one-time events. It's the result of consistent, everyday actions. For instance, reading 10 pages daily trumps consuming a book in one go. This principle applies to fitness, relationships and business...

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Is Campaign still being used in Dynamics 365 Sales (CRM)?

Is Campaign still being used in Dynamics 365 Sales (CRM)? Campaign management has already been a long time in Dynamics 365 Sales, but is it still being used out in the wild? You can create a Campaign as a container for actions. You can add a Marketing List as a target...

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Think you need approval? Think again.

Think you need approval? Think again. In the fast-paced world of business, time is not just money; it’s everything. Yet, many processes are still handcuffed by the need for approvals. It's a common misconception that every decision needs a green light from someone...

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You want to skip tests programmatically in xUnit?

You want to skip tests programmatically in xUnit? You can't do it. xUnit doesn't allow it. The annoying thing it is already been added to the codebase of xUnit in the start 2020 (see https://github.com/xunit/xunit/issues/2073). It is planned for xUnit v3... which is...

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My 7 favorite code review AI prompts:

My 7 favorite code review AI prompts: I often work in two separate modes when coding: Writing and Reviewing. In reviewing (editing) I focus on cleaning up, shortening and improving the code. I use the following AI prompts: 1️⃣ Suggest Refactoring. Proposes too much...

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Should you be worrying about the layoffs in IT?

Should you be worrying about the layoffs in IT? Big IT compies are starting to lay off software engineers. Is this the start of major layoffs in the whole industry? Personally, I don't think so. Why? I think big tech companies were practicing fake growth to make...

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Improve Email Marketing with CRM integration πŸš€

Improve Email Marketing with CRM integration πŸš€ Notice your sales and marketing gears πŸ”© straining? A simple fix might be at hand. Link your CRM to your email marketing platform for smoother operations. We've accomplished this by integrating Dynamics 365 with Spotler...

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An efficient government sounds great until it isn’t.

An efficient government sounds great until it isn't. I lived in the Netherlands most of my live. It has one of the most efficient governments in the world. Everything is digital and connected. But is it also one of the best countries related to freedom? I used to...

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Get ready to simplify your collections empty check in C#!

Get ready to simplify your collections empty check in C#! Ever noticed how different collection types in C#, like Array, List, or IEnumerable, have different methods to check if they're empty? Some ways are faster, some are slower... it's a bit of a maze. Well, here's...

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20 years using Visual Studio. And then came Rider.

20 years using Visual Studio. And then came Rider. Picture this – you've been mastering Visual Studio for two long decades when a new contender strides onto the field. It's Rider, the underdog here to challenge the reigning champ, and against all odds, it's nailing...

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AI is making an end to hourly billing.

AI is making an end to hourly billing. Solving problems quicker, makes you earn less. A rather discouraging correlation, don't you think? With AI on board, clinging onto time-based revenue seems illogical. It's high time to consider other types of pricing. Earning...

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