CRM MVP Question and Answer – Atilio Rosas Estigarribia

This week’s CRM MVP is from Barcelona (such a beautiful horizon) but he has recently transferred to Madrid and has to spend all weekend hiding in the hills on a mountain bike

Rockstar 365


Atilio is number 1 in the world for the most number of SSIS projects completed


I am a software developer of Dynamics CRM from Barcelona (Spain) with over 8 years of experience. I have been a trainer and consultant for enterprise solutions for this tool. I started with Dynamics CRM 1.2 in Lima (Perú) where I fell in love with this tool. I worked in more projectS with different roles (developer, project manager, consultant, etc). I declare myself as a Geek and I am passionate about CRM and all the toolS that you can create with it. I have a CRM blog (in Spanish) and also collaborate in other blogs and forums

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Name, current job title and social media links please

Atilio Rosas

Dynamics CRM Developer Leader

blog :

ln :

twitter : @atili0

email :


What does an average day at work look like

Meet with client, team, boss. Technical discussion with my team., presale.


What different roles/Job titles have you had whilst using CRM

Developer, consultant, Project Manager, architect.


What job did you did before you starting using CRM

Developer in company who build web application. (asp/


What was the first version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM you worked with and how long have you been using Microsoft Dynamics CRM

I started with CRM 1.2 and I still working with it (Actual version 2013)


How do you stay up to date with the CRM

Reading the technical material, blogs, community etc. You can learn a lot in the community -Forums-


How do you find time to contribute to the CRM community whilst doing your job

Early morning I read the forum. On the weekend I write my blog and try to contribute with the ComunidadCRM or when I have some free time in my work😀 (but shu!! dont tell to my boss😀 )


What advice would you give to someone who wants to have a successful career in Microsoft Dynamics CRM?

Participate in the community, read forus (I always say that the forums will be the best place to learn) , share your knowledge and “nunca dejes de aprender


What where your first impressions of CRM 2013 and what do you think now.

I said “wow new UI, is modern and practical. It was created for mobile app…. etc” But now this UI can be annoying and for typical PC it doesn’t work correctly


What one feature would you add to CRM 2013

some like TFS..


Most annoying feature of CRM 2013

UI, javascript editor


You favourite 2 CRM blogs (I have filled the first one in for you)


Hosks Dynamic CRM blog

Comunidad CRM ( is in Spanish)


What year will Microsoft Dynamics CRM have more customers than Sales force

next year (2015) I hope


Are you doing more CRM projects with CRM online?  Do you think it will all be online in the future

No, I have more project in On Pre. For the big company.. CRM OnLine is not a good idea.. i think that On Line is the good option for small and medium-sized companies


What is the best tool/solution you have used recently

XrmToolbox, Ribbon Workbench


What CRM certifications do you have, do you try and keep up to date with CRM certifications

I have a CRM 4-2011 but I am studying for CRM 2013 cert now


How important is it to have good business analytical skills working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

For me is critical, first you have to know the business and then you can give them solutions for their problems. I think that for the client is important speak your language.


How useful is it to have programming knowledge to become a good Microsoft Dynamics CRM Professional?

Is necessary know how we can integrate Dynamics with another tools. Or what we can do with Dynamics


What knowledge/experience do you have with software/systems which integrate with Microsoft Dynamics CRM e.g. (sharepoint, SQL Server, Scribe, Etc)

Few years ago I participated in the project where we had to reinvent the wheel was a project that we had to migrate data with SSIS, but then, I read about Scribe!.. For me is important to know about tools for do our work more easier😀


How often do you travel as a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Professional?

Recently I changed job.. I tell you in two months😀


Can you see yourself not using CRM in your career in the future



What is favourite part of being a CRM MVP

This, share information with clear people and learn with them


What are your hobbies outside of CRM

cycling, hiking, cine, padel, futbol

What was the last book you read and what was the last film you watched

El sueño de Celta – Mario Vargas Llosa (The dream of the celta)

Hobbit part 2


Has CRM ever got you in trouble with your partner/family.

Yes, with my fiance. But she know about CRM and now she is not jealous


Have you friends ever told you to stop talking/tweeting/blogging about CRM? What does your partner/family member(s) think of CRM

No never, they understand and support me


Tell me something interesting/unusual about yourself

I have born in LIma – Perú… and now I and living in Madrid (just I moved from Barcelona). I like soccer, hiking (I try to go to the mountain all weekend)


Who is the first CRM MVP you remember reading/seeing

well.. I am a big fan of

Michael Höhne

But I learnt a lot with

Marco Amoedo

Daniel Sabater


Tips for someone who wants to become a CRM MVP

Read, participate in forums and read


Quickfire questions (choose one option and no explanation)

Steve Jobs or Bill Gates

Steve Jobs


Javascript or .NET



Internet Explorer/Chrome/Firefox/Safari



Wine/Beer/Soft Drink



Certifications or Use CRM



twerking or tweeting



books or ebooks



save or autosave



OnLine or On Premise

On Premise


Windows 7/Windows 8/Linux/Mac/Other

Win 8


work from home or work from office

Work from home


Miley Cyrus or Billy Ray Cyrus





Zero Inbox/Overflowing Inbox

Overflowing inbox


Early Bird/Night Owl


Do Today/Do Tomorrow

Do today


CRM Developer/CRM Consultant

CRM Dev for ever


Hot Weather/Cold Weather



Half Full/Half Empty



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