Bio – Derik Stenerson


A little about me… My youthful looks can deceive you --- I first came to Microsoft on an internship as a Test Engineer on Microsoft Mail 1.37 --- anyone remember that far back? After graduation, I joined full time in the email group and worked in various roles on email and scheduling products, including Schedule+ and Exchange. My passion for calendaring and scheduling lead to work on the iCalendar standard (IETF RFC 2445) and later on a hosted self-service scheduling solution for small businesses in Microsoft bCentral.

I joined the Dynamics CRM team for the V3.0 release to build out the Service Scheduling capabilities and exercise my other passion: user centered design. I believe that business software doesn’t have to be boring or hard to use. My goal is to build the CRM application that you’ll love so much that you’ll brag about it.

I’ve held a variety of Program Management roles on the CRM team and currently lead a team focused on delivering Sales Force Automation capabilities.

When not at work, you’ll likely find me enjoying a variety of physical pursuits including hiking, cycling, or paddling the local waters on my Stand Up Paddleboard. 

Comments (20)

  1. The New Navigation UI

    Did you notice that we redesigned the navigation model for V3.0? I’ll bet you…

  2. In my last post, I introduced the new navigation model in 3.0 and the Workplace concept. Let’s take a…

  3. In my last post, I showed you how you could personalize the Workplace. The Workplace is also configurable…

  4. Derik, who is a good colleague, of mine has forwarded me a link to Scott Berkun blog where he is asking…

  5. I’ve recently had discussions with some colleagues about the user experience of the CRM Web Client running,…

  6. Steve Commisso says:

    We have several ASP.NET 1.1/2.0 Intranet applications which use a launcher page to open the application in a new window without the IE ‘chrome’. IE7 disables the javascript workaround that allowed developers to do this without the popup security prompt.

    Are you able to publish the workaround used in the Dynamics AppMode feature?

    Thanks,

    Steve Commisso

    Consultant

    Commisso.Stephen AT mayo.edu

  7. Today, I’d like to share a few notes on a processes we’re using when designing UI features on the CRM

  8. By now, you’ve come to know many of the Program Managers on the team through the articles that they write

  9. By now, you’ve come to know many of the Program Managers on the team through the articles that they write

  10. To conserve energy, in the United States daylight-saving time started three weeks earlier and will end

  11. To conserve energy, in the United States daylight-saving time started three weeks earlier and will end

  12. With every release, we seek to improve the usability and accessibility of our product. In 4.0, we made

  13. With every release, we seek to improve the usability and accessibility of our product. In 4.0, we made

  14. September 22-24th, Clay and I attended the inaugural CRM Users Group Summit in Las Vegas! If you’ve

  15. September 22-24th, Clay and I attended the inaugural CRM Users Group Summit in Las Vegas! If you’ve

  16. September 22-24th, Clay and I attended the inaugural CRM Users Group Summit in Las Vegas! If you’ve

  17. September 22-24th, Clay and I attended the inaugural CRM Users Group Summit in Las Vegas! If you’ve

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