Mike Hartley

Mike Hartley

Using Dynamics from the heady days of CRM 3.0 through to the splendour of Dynamics 365 / Power Platform, and yet managing to maintain a sense of humour throughout. A 25+ year veteran in IT having worked in everything from Schools to Automotive, High-Tech to Spuds, Startups to Multinationals. A family man who somehow hasn't scared them all away with his passion for the Power Platform and Microsoft 365.


Guest Appearances


  • Video
    60 Minutes 

    Power Platform 24 Conference 2021

    When was the last time you were asked to make a project accessible? Or when were you actively encouraged to incorporate accessibility into the design and build? If, like me, that's "Never" then join me for an exploration into some quick and simple ways to make our solutions #AccessibleByDesign. What's even better is that this won't cost anything extra, and only needs us to just think as we build.

  • Video
    60 Minutes 

    Power Platform 24 Conference March 2022

    Accessibility is often the last-minute bolt-on that somebody might mention right at the end of a project. It's often greeted with cries of "No Budget", "Not Requested", "Out Of Scope". Why don't customers request it? Is it that they have given up asking? Do they assume we'll include it? Or is it that they assume the costs will be too high for the benefits? Unfortunately we often sweep the subject under the carpet and hope that nobody points it out... This needs to change! Accessibility needs to be the FOUNDATION of what we build, not the afterthought. As websites are starting to be required, by law, to be accessible - how long will it be before we are mandated to be building accessibility into all we do? Join me as I explain why this is such an important issue, discuss the massively positive impact it can have, and show that it doesn't cost the earth to include it.