Back to Work!

I’ve been on leave helping take care of my son for the last months, so I haven’t written anything for a while.

Time away from work has been refreshing, though I do feel like I’ve let down the fans.

Dear IamJoshKnox fanbase – Returning to work, your flood of messages in my inbox, your handwritten notes of gratitude, your trending of the #WhereIsIamJoshKnox hashtag on twitter were all incredible moving. To the thousands of fans out there (or is it millions? …are fans even something you can count?), I say thank you for your consistent support and encouragement.

Example of handwritten notes of gratitude

I feel like I owe you all an account of what I’ve done these past months and what I’m looking forward to.


What I’ve Done – Parental Leave

Parental leave was a joyful time bonding with my son and watching him grow. Every day consisted of multiple meal-times, nap-times, and diaper changes – though not always in that order. It taught me so much.

Meal-times taught me Persuasion.

Nap-times taught me Patience.

Diaper changes taught me Persistence.

Patience, Persistence, and Persuasion – the three P’s of parenting (at least the ones that don’t involve bodily functions). Fortunately, these skills are also exceedingly useful in the workplace.


What I’m Looking Forward To

Learning What’s New

During my leave, a whole new version and Platform updates were released for Finance and Operations. I’m looking forward to digging into these new features (and writing about them here…for the fans🙂

DynamicsCon

Mark your calendars for September 9-10: DynamicsCon is a first-of-its-kind, FREE virtual learning experience for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) & Power Platform users and professionals. Having been away from the community for so long, I’m really excited about engaging with other Dynamics users during this virtual user group event.

Regular Work

Coming back from paternity leave is a return to normalcy. There’s tons of Dynamics implementation work to do, and we’re getting back into the swing of things. I’m glad I have a really good assistant.