Power Platform 24 - Cinco De Mayo Edition!

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Our session list has been posted!

Check out the amazing line up for our latest #power24 event!

Sessions:

Check out our excellent list of sessions! When the link to the meeeting is available, you will be able to join each session at the scheduled time.

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In this session we will see how to extend our PVA with extra features using the Bot Framework Composer, we will see how to access the BF Composer and the what can be done using this app, also we will talk about how to implement an Adaptive Card to show results with a better UI for end users.
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Sergio Macías — I really enjoy helping organizations grow their business with solutions based on more than 12 years of experience. Passionate about helping other professionals and exchanging ideas and practices. Experience in SMEs and business organizations with more than 400 users, presenter in local user groups for Dynamics, founder of Empowering-U, an organization that brings technology to students from different universities with free talks and workshops.
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Freshly landed in the Dataverse extensibility options, Custom APIs bring a new dimension to the Power Platform's customization capabilities. During this session, we will look at the similarities and differences of Custom APIs vs traditional Custom Actions. We will see how to configure, code, and test Custom APIs using out-of-the-box capabilities and community tools. We will also learn how to consume Custom APIs using different methods (Power Automate, Plugin, javascript, PCF) to solve real business problems.
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David Rivard — PowerPlatform Architect/Developer. Devops fanatic. PCF aficionado.
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In this session we will take a look at the Center of Excellence starter kit. What is it and why do you need it? How to implement it and some tips from some real world implementations. If you're implementing Power Platform, you should also consider Governance options. The CoE will help you with that!
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Emma D'Arcy — Emma D'Arcy is a Business Applications MVP and a Power Platform Developer at Applied Information Sciences. She works with a wide variety of applications across the platform and enjoys building fun bots with Power Virtual Agents. When she is not building Virtual Bartenders, Emma can be found speaking on personal/professional development topics from Impostor Syndrome to ADHD.
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Teams is convenient and a familiar tool in today's work environments. Imagine having an end-to-end solution without leaving teams, well stop imagining and come join our session as we dive deep into the integration with the power platform, adaptive cards and Teams!
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Michael De Abreu — Michael De Abreu, I am super passionate about everything Power Platform. The power platform has propelled my career and changed my job into something that I cant wait to work with on a daily basis. Coming from an infrastructure background, the power platform helped me seamlessly move into a business solutions role which I absolutely love. I enjoy meeting with people and understanding their problems and rapidly developing solutions for them.
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In this session, we will create a project setup for a TypeScript implementation to be used for Dataverse. This will include EsLint, Prettier, typings, react, tests, automated deployment, and more. After the session, you will know how to set up a TypeScript project.
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Benedikt Bergmann — My first contact with Dynamics was in 2014. Since I moved to Sweden I am exclusively working with Dynamics and the Power Platform. I am coming from a Developer background and do a lot of Solution Architect work currently. My passion is to automate stuff as well as creating templates to make the life of others easier.
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It is always important to know how to debug a App as a maker, in this session you will learn how to debug canvas and model-driven app. How to debug a canvas app deployed in UAT & production.
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Krishna Vandanapu — I am Krishna.Vandana Business Applications MVP and a PowerApps Super user working in IT from the last 15 years. Delivered more than 40 sessions in both SharePoint and Power Platform in O365 Saturdays and local user groups. Krishna provided 280 solutions in the PowerApps community. A proven Power Platform Solution Architect.
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AI Builder allows you to enhance your apps and data with Artificial Intelligence without being a Data Scientist or having to learn algorithms. This session will explain how you can use AI Builder to create your own machine learning models and then use those models in your apps and flows. The session will explain how AI Builder compares with Azure Cognitive Services and Azure Machine Learning and compares these different services. You will learn that the Azure services are not as scary as they first appear and how they are valid options for your solutions. Finally, we will look at which service to use in different scenarios.
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Julian Sharp — Julian has worked with Dynamics 365 since first release and has over the past 4-5 years used Azure to enhance solutions for users, Julian is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and MVP and delivers training across Europe on Azure and the Power Platform
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In my session I will demonstrate the set of amazing PCF controls you can use in your projects - both first-party and third-party.
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Andrew Butenko — Developer since 2005, Developer for Dynamics CRM/365 for CE since 2008, MVP for CRM/BS/BA since 2010, Technical Architect with Hitachi Solutions America
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Is it Christmas yet?
No, but it will seem like it is!
In this session, I will be unwrapping all of the wonderful new features that are part of the 2021 Release Wave 1 for Field Service!
BOY did we get what we asked for, and so much more!
Put up your Christmas tree, grab some hot cocoa and join me as we discover what's in our stocking for this release!
Ho Ho Ho!
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Dian Taylor — Dian Taylor is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP. She specializes in customer relationship management (CRM) technology and process at RSM in West Palm Beach, Florida. In this role as a CRM Presales Consultant, she designs custom CRM demonstrations for RSM prospects. Her prior experience in solution designing, implementing, configuring and customizing several complex scenarios in various industry sectors has helped her build relevant customer demos. She has the unique ability to clarify CRM strategies and objectives: modeling and optimizing business processes, defining user requirements, designing fit for purpose and cost effective CRM solutions.
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The session is structured for both new users to Power BI and those that may be using Power BI (or even Tableau) on a regular basis. The focus will be building a IP dashboard with Power BI so it incorporates both patent and trademark data. The session will begin with an initial overview of Power BI (datasets, reports & its pages, dashboards) and building the dashboard using examples from patent & trademark search results. While the focus will be on an Intellectual Property (IP) Dashboard, the techniques can be applied to creating visuals from any other data. If time permits along with a prayer to the demo gods, a Power BI Dashboard will (hopefully) be built from raw data live using the tips learned throughout the session. Key Takeaways: Overview of IP and Power BI Understanding of "tools" used with developing the Power BI reports & Dashboards including leveraging DAX Exploration of the stages with building a dashboard and its implementation
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Christine Geluk — Chrissy started working with Sharepoint a little over 10 years ago when she migrated the corporate library site, using SP2010 Foundation. Chrissy continues to experiment with O365 apps and the Power Platform, to help improve processes for her clients, and for herself & family. In the Summer of 2015, Chrissy launched her own information services business to help clients achieve their business goals. As a biomed & patent searcher, Chrissy tries to leverage the proper O365 app to deliver the best results her clients need. Connect with Chrissy on the social platform of your choice, her social profiles can be found on her website at https://librarianatyourservice.com
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Do you find yourself rebuilding the same menu control time and time again in your Power Apps? Did you build a standard header into all your PowerApps screens and 2 months later your customer decides they want to change the color and font? If you're tired of reinventing the wheel and dealing with these update issues then it's time to embrace the power of components! In this session, we'll explore what components are, how to set them up and most importantly, show several examples of how components can make your Power Apps maker experience easier!
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April Dunnam — Process Automation Princess. SharePoint Siren. Karaoke Queen. A woman who codes, but teaches others to build apps and automation with zero code. April is a Power Platform Developer Advocate at Microsoft with a love and passion for the Power Platform. She maintains a blog with M365 and Power Platform related topics that you can find at https://www.sharepointsiren.com and YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/aprildunnam. You can follow her on twitter https://twitter.com/aprildunnam and find her on GitHub at https://github.com/aprildunnam
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One of the strongest points about Dataverse is its rich relational capabilities. There are several different types of relationships that can be created between tables. In this session, we will review those relationships and how to use them in canvas apps.
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Hardit Bhatia — Hardit Bhatia is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP and MCT whose primary focus is Power Apps. He is a Power Apps Community Super User (Appstronaut) who loves sharing his knowledge with the community.
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Azure is big and beautiful, but does it has anything to do with successful implementations of Dynamics 365 projects? I believe it does and it should. In this session, I'll share 5 essential Azure products which can help Dynamics 365 practitioners in data migration, processes, and integration using low code/pro code approaches: Azure Data Factory Logic Apps Azure Service Bus Azure Function Azure Cognitive Service
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Ali Khan — Ali is a Dynamics 365/Power Apps principal consultant and solution architect with a particular focus on building and delivering solutions for Field Service and Front line workers. Ali started his technology journey back in web 1.0 days with building a custom CRM in .NET 1.0 for bookstores in London. Later on, Ali transitioned to Salesforce.com consultancy and then transitioned to Dynamics CRM 4.0. The love of Dynamics 365 has led Ali to (a) build and deliver solutions and (b) building delivery practices for Microsoft partners in three continents. Other than Dynamics-ing, Ali has a particular penchant for coffee (understandably), stargazing (astronomy, not astrology), and is also aiming for running his first marathon in 2021.
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Have you ever googled (or Bing-ed) Dynamics Marketing Event Management? We have - it sucks. It handles the customer experience of registration and attendance really great but the user experience for an event planner leaves some room for improvement.... In this session we will show you how we have leveraged the existing awesome functionality in Dynamics Event Management. Then with some added extras - transformed Dynamics Marketing, to help users not just 'manage' event registration but also plan and execute big events run by multiple co-located team members.
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Amey Holden — A proud Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and dedicated ABC (Anything But Code) enthusiast. I am passionate about extending and improving Dynamics Customer Engagement & Marketing with the mighty Power Platform.
Georgia Mason — Microsoft Certified Functional Dynamics 365 Consultant with an extensive background in Marketing and Event Management. I have a passion for helping businesses evolve with technology.
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Connect to any service that you want or extend an existing connector with Custom Connectors in Power Automate. Some people are scared of using them, as it looks to advanced, but i will show you that it is actually easier than you think by building our own custom connector.
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Kiril Radoslavov — Dynamics 365 and Office 365 Enthusiast, looking to find great solutions using Microsoft Ecosystem with less or no code, to resolve day-to-day user's and company's problems. Currently, Dynamics 365 Consults and Microsoft Certifies Solution Expert. "when one teaches, two are learning" is what I like to say, and this is why apart of building solutions, training people on different Office 365 products is one of my main focus, and I'm sure that somewhere there are people with great ideas, just looking for motivation and a little knowledge to make them real. I like boing out of my comfort zone, and this is why I'm always open to new ideas or a crazy one for new projects and automations.
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Using Power Apps Canvas, the applications we create look like toys, with very little graphic consistency compared to the rest of the applications we are used to using in a Microsoft 365 environment. In this session I will show practical and technical tips to create applications using Canvas App that are professional and responsive, going beyond what the environment offers us by default.
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Fabio Franzini — I'm a Microsoft MVP in Business Applications and Office Development categories, Senior Consultant and MCT Trainer, specialized into the Microsoft 365 Services like SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and in general on everything that revolves around the Microsoft collaboration platform.
I'm a freelancer and I work as a consultant and trainer.
I'm passionate about web and I constantly use the latest technologies because I believe that innovation is the real added value in everything we create and offer.
I have developed and still developing, for medium and big companies, customized intranets and tools based on the Microsoft 365, helping customers in the process of migration from On-Prem to the Cloud.
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Power Apps portals offer several options for controlling account sign-up behavior. We prefer to use external accounts of “trusted” identity providers to let external users register and sign in. Self-service sign-up user flows, part of External Identities in Azure AD, can be customized and extended with API connectors that can call Power Automate flow via Azure API Management. We’re going to set up a self-service sign-up user flow for Power Apps portals, where we can use Power Automate flow to perform identity verification of the external user based on: - The e-mail address of a matching Contact record in Dataverse. These Contact records were added by internal users or by portal contacts from the parent account page. - The e-mail domain of a matching Account record in Dataverse. In this way we can offer an open registration for verified external users and block the registration for John & Jane Doe.
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Stefan Strube — Explorer into the wondrous eco system of Microsoft and beyond. Experienced traveller in the on-prem & cloud worlds of SharePoint, Office 365, Dynamics 365. Building on the Power Platform. Working as Solution Architect at Strukton. Microsoft Business Applications MVP. • Co-founder of the Dutch PowerApps & Flow User Group • Co-founder of the CRM user group Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Professionals Netherlands
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Want to take your DevOps strategy to the next level? How about managing your backlog, deployments and work status by chatting to your environment? This is where ChatOps comes in! In this session we will see how we can use the Microsoft Power Platform in combination with Teams to implement a ChatOps strategy. We will use intelligent bots to easily automate our daily tasks, get notifications of the status of our environment, and execute commands, all by chatting in a natural language. Come and learn how to set all this up with minimal effort and maximum benefits for you and your users.
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Eldert Grootenboer — Eldert can be described as an Azure MVP, Technology Lead, Cloud Solution Architect, blogger, public speaker and technical author. He can regularly be seen on conferences and user groups, speaking on Cloud related topics, with a strong focus on Azure. His experience with the Cloud comes from his daily work with these technologies in many innovative projects with various clients, as well as his drive to further dive into the latest developments in his spare time. Eldert enjoys sharing his knowledge with the community, and believes this is the best way to each other obtain more and better opportunities.
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Since today mixed reality and GeoFeatures are based on complex and expensive device. One of the goal of introduction of these features in Power Platform is to enable these new experiences for people that use less complex devices as our smartphone. In this session I'll explain these new features for Power Apps world. Also some example of applications will be shown.
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Marco Rocca — I'm a Microsoft SR Customer Engineer Modern Workplace and deals mainly (but not only ...) with SharePoint, a product that has been with him for 10 years and has experienced the birth and growth of all the latest versions. Today, however, collaboration is not just SharePoint, but all Office 365 applications that are helping to revolutionize the way we work. Although "writing code" is still one of its passions, today it supports customers in the migration of products on the cloud to the cloud world. In the last period I'm focusing on Power Platform and Teams. In the last years I have participated in several conferences as a speaker among which WPC Milan, PowerPlatform World Tour, SharePoint Saturday, Scottish Summit, Collabdays and European Collaboration Summit.
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Power Platform offers a lot of different tools, half the way is knowing when to use what. And if you really want to get your solutions to the next level, integrating these tools is the way to go. In this session we will do live demos of different ways to join the structured world which is Model Driven Apps with tailored UX using Canvas Apps to create awesome solutions. It will include all the good parts -> Canvas Apps 🎨 Model-Driven Apps 💻 Power BI 📊
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Mats Necker — Working for 10 years with Microsoft Biz Apps as a solution architect / developer, started with BC nowadays loving the Power Platform & Azure
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We've all heard that Microsoft is promoting the Low-code / No-code solutions in the Power Platform and Dynamics 365. - Where does this leave the developers? - Will the need for developers disappear? - What are some of the skills needed for devs to work with the Power Platform? Join Development Team Leader at Data8 Ltd Matt Beard and Head of Dynamics 365 at Knowit and MVP Malin Martnes in this presentation where they go through what the Power Platform and Dynamics 365 is, how it's all connected and how this can be an opportunity for developers.
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Malin Martnes — Malin is the first MVP with a main focus of Talent (now D365 Human Resources). She started as a CRM user, and have worked with CRM since 2009. She started with ClickDimensions in 2014 when she became a consultant. In March 2018 she started working with D365 Talent (now HR) and provide content with her blog. She is also a major advocate for females in tech and run the Norwegian group Women in Dynamics.
Matt Beard — Matt is a full time, full stack developer with the Microsoft stack but has found a love in particular with the Microsoft Business Applications Stack. Matt attending events for years and finally plucked up the courage to talk a few years ago and has never looked back and enjoys sharing his findings and provoking discussion within a room in order to bring the best out of everyone. Matt has a published Flow connector and is always at the cutting edge of the technology and was also one of the first to have a PCF control validated by Microsoft and authorised for sale in AppSource.
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Now that Power Automate Desktop is made available with Windows 10 there's a world of opportunities for automating repetitive and nonproductive tasks. After attending this session you will: + understand the potential of automating such tasks + know how to connect your desktop flows with Power Automate cloud flows + be able to differentiate attended from unattended RPAs + have a clear view of the current licensing structure that relate to Power Automate Desktop
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Éric Sauvé — With more than 20 years of experience in IT and with a diverse path that led me to build new businesses from scratch as well as participate actively in the growth of other's companies that I've joined.. I've developed awareness of what are the business key drivers that allow technology to be impactful. Very agile and adaptive to rapid changes and involved in the community, I've gained great knowledge about the potential the Power Platform brings to different organizations. Dynamics CRM, Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), CDS, Power Automate (flows), Power Virtual Agents (bots), AI Builder... Yeah I've worked on that ;-) In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and engage in some outdoor sports by participating in deep-diving and rock/boulder climbing.
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Monitoring your systems or platforms is a crucial aspect of any organization. Based on my experience, all your clients will tell you that all the platforms or applications are being monitoring by external partners or internally. Nevertheless, when disasters occur or are in the process of happening, guess what? Your team will be the last to know. This session will address and present how you can easily and quickly create a robust monitoring solution on your platforms using PowerShell and Power Automate or using combination with also Functions app, and Logic Apps
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Sandro Pereira — Currently, Sandro is working as Integration Team Lead at DevScope (www.devscope.net). In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premise and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size and criticality, using Microsoft Azure (API Management, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Event Hubs, PowerApps, Flow, …), Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO and so on. Sandro is very active in the BizTalk community as a blogger at his blog (https://blog.sandropereira.com), as a member and a moderator on the MSDN BizTalk Server Forums, a TechNet Wiki author, GitHub contributor, a member of the several Integration communities, guest author at BizTalk360 (https://blogs.biztalk360.com/author/sandro) and Serverless360 (https://www.serverless360.com/blog/author/sandro), public speaker and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices” (https://www.biztalk360.com/biztalk-mapping-patterns). He has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since January 2011 for his contributions to the world-wide BizTalk Server community (https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/4030655) and currently holds MCTS: BizTalk Server 2006 and BizTalk Server 2010 certifications. You can contact Sandro at sandro-pereira@live.com.pt (Twitter: @sandro_asp)
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When was the last time you were asked to make a project accessible? Or when we're 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.
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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.