Power Platform 24 October 2020

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Check out the excellent list of speakers we have lined up for our latest October Power Platform 24 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.

You can also view a compact schedule view here:

So you know the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform integration with Teams, in this session we will take it to the next level: -Identifying if users are team members or owners -matching the light/dark mode of the teams app -dynamically selecting the planner and channel of the app for seamless team integration
Speakers:
Joel Lindstrom

Joel Lindstrom is a 12 time Microsoft Business Applications MVP focused on Dynamics 365, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow. Joel works for Hitachi Solutions as a Principal Architect, and he is the founder and owner of CRM Audio, the leading Microsoft Business Applications focused podcast network.

Supporting multiple languages for corporations is a necessity in multilingual countries, such as Canada, Belgium, Italy, and others. The same applies to organizations having a workforce that is distributed across the globe. One common challenge in building solutions to support multilingualism is the creation and maintenance of such solutions as they evolve and more languages are added. In this session, we will implement a PowerApps framework for supporting multiple languages. Elements that will be covered include static labels, list entries, caching, and more.
Speakers:
Haniel Croitoru — "Enterprise Architect and Microsoft MVP with over 15 years of experience in Office 365 and SharePoint. Since 2003 I have been focusing on SharePoint, delivering solutions and contributing as a SharePoint consultant, project manager, business analyst, and trainer. In addition to my professional tenure I've always been a big proponent of sharing knowledge and giving back to the community through presenting at numerous conferences and networking meetings on the topics of utilizing SharePoint for various business verticals, SharePoint and business process optimization as well as managing projects. Prior to entering the SharePoint arena, I spent a number of years in the medical imaging industry where I helped launch an orthopedic software division and published four patents and numerous articles. I hold a Masters of Science in Computer Science with a specialty in Computer-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery from Queen’s University and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the York Schulich School of Business, and am a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). "
Reimagining building Power Apps on Project Oakdale - more to come!
Speakers:
Brian Dang — Tweets about education, tech, and #PowerApps || Microsoft Power Apps PM || #PowerAddict || ダンゴ先生 🍡 || Views and opinions are my own
New to Solutions and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)? Source control and automated deployment is for low code too. In this demo centered session you'll see: • What solutions are and how to start using them • Automate the use of source control even for your low code apps • Use DevOps to package and deploy your apps • Automate the use of Solution Checker for your apps • Use Power Automate to control DevOps • What's on the roadmap to make this functionality better If you've been using Power Apps at any level, by the end of this session you'll understand how to use Solutions and Azure DevOps to ensure your apps are protected in source control and your apps can be automatically deployed to other environments like test and production.
Speakers:
Phil Topness — Phil is irrationally excited about applying technology to help people better do what they need to do. He helps the world's largest organizations maximize their results from Microsoft Power Platform as part of the Power Platform Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft. Phil shows technology through live demonstrations--not slides. He speaks at national and global events, about 80 demonstrations a year. His presentations engage by showing how to leverage modern technology like cloud, low code, mixed reality and AI in real tangible ways that are built on stage in front the audience.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/topness/​​​​​​
For anyone new to Power BI, we'll cover all the main features and walk through getting data into the tool (using both the desktop and online versions), creating visualizations, turning them into reports and adding them to dashboards. When we're through we'll have several BI components available to share via the Cloud!
Speakers:
David Patrick — Dave has been developing database applications for over 30 years. An MCT since 2001, he has taught many classes from Intro to Visual Interdev to Advanced SharePoint Development. Dave is a 3 time Microsoft MVP and runs four user groups, the Maryland and Pennsylvania Microsoft Developers User Group, www.mapamdug.com, MAD SharePoint, www.madsharepoint.com, the Mid Atlantic Cybersecurity Experts MeetUp, www.meetup.com/MACEME, and the Baltimore Cloud Meetup, www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Cloud. Dave does SharePoint training and development for DSA, Inc., a DoD contractor that does great work for the Army over at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Dave has a bunch of certifications, including MCSD App Builder, MSCE for SharePoint, and MCSA SQL Server certification.
I have been building unique line of business applications for years using Dynamics CRM as the platform. It's a little known fact that the technology used for Dynamics CRM and configuration is the foundation for the Common Data Service and model-driven Power Apps. The benefit today? You don't need get expensive Dynamics 365 licenses if your organization doesn't need them, but you can get all the same features and functionalities of the core Dynamics CRM app by building model-driven Power Apps on the Common Data Service (for a fraction of Dynamics 365 licensing costs). Added benefit is being able to extend those apps using Power Automate, Canvas-apps and other Power Platform technologies. Attend this session to learn how you can implement a "CRM" that fits your organization's needs!
Speakers:
Nick Doelman — Nick Doelman is Microsoft Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Dynamic Communities All-Star award winner. Nick is currently an independent trainer, consultant, speaker, podcaster and blogger focused on the Power Platform and Dynamics 365. Nick has been engaged as a subject matter expert in hundreds of Dynamics CRM/365 and Power Platform projects covering a wide range of industries and sectors. Nick is also a nationally qualified competitive Powerlifter and has competed at the 2018 and 2019 Canadian National Powerlifting Championships.
In this session, we will look at 26 Power Apps tips that will help make app makers create better apps!
Speakers:
Hardit Bhatia — Hardit Bhatia is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP and a Power Apps Community Super User (Appstronaut). who loves sharing his knowledge with the community through his blog. He currently works for Hitachi Solutions America as a Senior Manager.
In this session we will look at how I used PVA to build a bot that helps you choose and order a beer from a local brewery!
Speakers:
Emma D'Arcy Pre-Sales Consultant at ClickDimensions
Bringing my colourful approach to the world of Business Applications
What is delegation? Walk though of delegation with respect to SharePoint as a data source Demo - Delegation with SharePoint Best practices Tips & Tricks Learning Materials
Speakers:
Reza Dorrani — My name is Reza Dorrani. I am a Microsoft Business Applications MVP and a Principal Consultant at Catapult Systems. I am an international speaker, trainer, Houston Power Platform User Group Leader, Microsoft flow all-star awardee & Power Apps and Power Automate community dual super user.
 
Although the Power Apps Framework is the same between Canvas and Model Apps - the two hosts have differing opinions and expectations of how a PCF control should behave. Join Scott to find out more!
Speakers:
Scott Durow — Scott is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP specializing in Dynamics 365. He is a committed and passionate software architect & technologist, blogger, speaker and author of multiple tools and libraries for the PowerPlatform including the Ribbon Workbench. His software career spans more than 20 years where he has moved from assembly language device driver programming, industrial control software and then into enterprise business applications. #ProCodeNoCodeUnite
Live-build a Power App with integration with Microsoft's Cognative Services to find your celebrity lookalike. We'll use Power Apps, Cognative Services, Power Automate, and create custom connectors to showcse the power of the platform using NO CODE! Concepts learned easily apply to OCR, Object Recognition, Form Recognition, Sentiment Analysis, Content Moderation, and pretty much every other API.
Speakers:
Aiden Kaskela — Business Applications MVP and Dynamics 365 / CRM enthusiast, I've been an Architect and Developer for 13 years. In my spare time I build free add-ons available at WorkflowElements.com. I'm very active in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Forum and have been recognized as a Microsoft Community Contributor.
Kylie Kiser — Kylie Kiser is a 2 time Microsoft Business Applications MVP and has been working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM since 2010. In this time, she has assisted with an upgrade for a system with 1,500+ users as well as worked on and refined complex customizations. As part of the CRM User Group, Kylie was named a CRMUG All-Star in 2015. In addition, she serves as a Chapter Leader for Washington, DC for which she was named CRMUG Chapter Leader of the year in 2016.
Security is one of the most important components of administering your Dynamics system. But where to begin? We will discuss the basics of permissions, roles, teams and more. Of course, this will be all topped off with best practices and tips for success!
Speakers:
Kylie Kiser — Kylie Kiser is a 2 time Microsoft Business Applications MVP and has been working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM since 2010. In this time, she has assisted with an upgrade for a system with 1,500+ users as well as worked on and refined complex customizations. As part of the CRM User Group, Kylie was named a CRMUG All-Star in 2015. In addition, she serves as a Chapter Leader for Washington, DC for which she was named CRMUG Chapter Leader of the year in 2016.
Talk over various approaches to integrating systems with Power Platform Apps
Speakers:
Sheila Shahpari — Sheila Shahpari is a software engineer and Microsoft Business Applications MVP. She has served in many roles within the professional services industry starting her career as a programmer and software development consultant. Sheila also provides technical guidance and services to start-ups in the AI and business application space. She specializes in Enterprise Architecture, Delivery Leadership, Capability Development, CRM, Enterprise Search, AI, and Software Development. In her spare time, she is active in numerous technical communities, and is involved with various nonprofits. In addition, she is an active runner and musician (though not at the same time), and is currently attempting the title of whiskey connoisseur.
Recently it became possible to do DirectQuery on a Common Data Service database in Power BI opening the door for visually stunning LIVE reports inside your Model Driven app. We'll walk through this yet another way to get your CDS data into Power BI and how to take advantage of. We will also go through the pros and cons of DirectQuery to decide when to use this connection method vs for example the CDS connector.
Speakers:
Ulrik B. Carlsson — 20 years of doing CRM stuff. Very fond of charts.
Digital business transformation is challenging. It's not just about implementing digital solutions; it is about human needs at its very core. Design thinking is a human centred approach to innovation and combined with the Microsoft Power Platform can be a powerful and effective combination for tackling common digital transformation challenges. This session discusses how to solve the right problems with the right solutions, reduce risk, improve user adoption, increase business impact and more with a design thinking approach.
Speakers:
Hamish Sheild

I am an experienced digital technology consultant specialising in helping organisations foster digital innovation by providing the know-how and tools to overcome the common challenges of adopting new technology. I am the founder of AppRising, a consultancy which combines design thinking and the Microsoft Power Platform to enable organisations to create human-centered, high value digital solutions at speed.

In this session, we will see an overview of Dynamics 365 Customer Insights and how to bring the actionable insights into Power Apps and Power Automate to get a holistic 360 degree view of customer and take next best action.
Speakers:
Manonmani V S — I find myself to be an active speaker, community contributor and co-leading ASEANS Microsoft BizApps UG. I co-organize UG talks/hackathons in ASEAN countries. I have chosen to be a blogger at www.dynamicmano.com to contribute more to the Microsoft community.
In this session we have a look at displaying, editing and saving values from Lookups, Polymorphic lookups, optionsets and multi-select optionsets.
Speakers:
Roohi Shaikh — Roohi is an 8x Microsoft Business Applications MVP. A tech nerd, she first started her journey with Microsoft CRM v3.0 and from then on has followed the product from MSCRM to Dynamics CRM to Dynamics 365 to Power Platform! Being a developer at heart, have been following the capabilities of the no-code/ low-code platforms like Power Apps and Power Automate and the rapid strides of these technologies in main stream. Roohi lives in Mumbai, India and leads Inogic a globally renowned ISV in the Business Applications ecosystem.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology present on the market for couple of years. It helps companies to automate repetitive tasks done by employees or to make integration between systems not having available endpoints. This session will help you to: * Learn what is RPA * Learn what is attended RPA vs. unattended RPA * Discover capabilities of UI flows * Discover capabilities of WinAutomation * Get inspired to use RPA in your processes too! Using RPA helps to increase effectiveness in processes by automation of the most repetitive tasks. It also ensures the tasks are done errorless. UI flows is GA since 1st April and quite recently Microsoft acquired Softomotive, maker of WinAutomation. Join me to learn today about the technology of the near future.
Speakers:
Tomasz Poszytek — Business Applications MVP, co-organizer of SharePoint Saturday Warsaw and active community member, blogger and international speaker.
Is it possible to create a Customer Service Solution in less than 1 hour that is production ready? I will walk you through a normal Customer Service implementation from start to finish. Looking at the OOTB features, and what needs to be done to make it ready. At the end of the session I will show you how fast we can create a fully functioning Customer Service solution using my GITHUB community solution.
Speakers:
Thomas Sandsør — EX professional soccer player. Passionate about the core CRM functions in Dynamics
In this session, I will talk about how one can add an additional layer of security in canvas apps. The session includes demos where users can authenticate using Face Recognition, One Time Password or Email Buttons to a view a specific screen in a canvas app. At the end of the session, the attendees will have a better understanding of how to integrate Azure cognitive services, screen visibility and conditional navigation in canvas apps.
Speakers:
Ritika Agarwal — I am a cloud specialist with an overall IT industry experience of 3 years. I have worked on Microsoft Azure, Business Applications, Dynamics 365, Power Platform, Docker, AWS and etc.
With PowerPlatform dataflows, users can bring PowerQuery functionality to a cloud-only life. Created in the cloud, processed in the cloud and storing results in the cloud, dataflows can be seen as cloud native part of the ETL within the PowerPlatform. After their initial start in the Power BI universe, they now reached out into other parts of the PowerPlatform and be one of the future options of ETL pipelines to transfer data into data lakes. In addition to data transformation, dataflows can be enriched with AI functionality to bring more ML power into your ETL processes. Join this session if you want to learn more about the current feature set available and see what is new and possible with data preparation in the cloud with PowerPlatform dataflows.
Speakers:
Wolfgang Strasser — Wolfgang creates solutions based on the Microsoft Data Platform tools in his day-to-day job as Data Consultant. Either using SQL Server Database Engine, SSIS, reporting with SSAS and SSRS, implementing Power BI solutions and cloud tools for data analysis - the data-tools-landscape is broadening every day! Wolfgang shares his knowledge with the community at many national and international events. For his community work, Wolfgang has been awarded with the Microsoft MVP Award for Data Platform in October 2015.
The cost of storage and API calls in Power Apps and Dynamics 365 can be a concern for many organizations. The good news is there are ways to reduce your cost for storage and for integrations by leveraging Virtual Entities. In this session we'll take a look at building a custom data provider that connects to Azure SQL and eliminates the need to push certain kinds of data out of your Azure hosted or on-prem databases and into the potentially more costly DataFlex (formerly CDS) storage for your Model Driven App to consume.
Speakers:
Michael Ochs Business Applications MVP, Dynamics 365 Developer, Coder, Aspiring No Coder. I've been developing CRM Software for over 18 years and Dynamics 365 and Power Platform for over 15 years.
In this session we will cover 3 of the core AI Builder models that allow you to convert paper document into data that you can integrate in your systems. After a brief overview of what AI Builder is about, we will get into the details of how to build and use the following types of models: * Receipt Scanning * Form Processing * Text Recognition At the end of this session you will understand the potential of how these tools could help your organization move into automated processing of paper to digital information.
Speakers:
Éric Sauvé — With many years of active work in the field of applied IT, automation and management solutions, I have demonstrated my high skills in taking charge of multiple projects of various styles and scopes. The level of complexity in terms of the number of stakeholders, suppliers, teams with different objectives met during client or internal mandates allowed me to develop a keen sense of management of constraints and conflicts. In addition, my achievements have been made in sometimes complex political contexts, with multilingual teams and on international interaction coverage. My clear understanding of the factors of business success has been demonstrated as an employee or contractor manager and as an independent advisor during my career path. 

Avec un grand nombre d'années de travail actif dans le domaine des solutions appliquées de l’informatique, automatisation et de la gestion, j’ai su démontrer mes aptitudes élevées à prendre charge de multiples projets à styles et ampleurs variés. Le niveau de complexité en terme de nombre d’intervenants, fournisseurs, équipes avec objectifs différents rencontrés lors de mandats clients ou interne m’a permis de développer un sens aigu de la gestion des contraintes et conflits. Par ailleurs, mes réalisations ont été effectuées dans des contextes politiques parfois complexes, avec des équipes multilingues et sur une couverture d’interaction internationale. Ma compréhension claire des facteurs de succès en affaires a pu être démontré comme gestionnaire employé ou à titre d'entrepreneur ainsi qu’à titre de conseiller indépendant au cours de mon cheminement professionnel. 
Power Automate is built on the top of Logic Apps and offers a comprehensive offering to build low code/no-code automation. Often the developers and architects have to decide which product to use while building automation. In this demo-driven session, we will cover the in-depth the key differences between Logic Apps and Power Automate and their suitable use cases. We will also cover the pricing and the extensibility model. You will learn : Key differences between Logic Apps and Power Automate How to extend Microsoft Flow using Logic Apps Best Practices of Logic Apps and Power Automate
Speakers:
Prashant G Bhoyar — Prashant G Bhoyar is a Microsoft AI MVP and Microsoft Certified Professional. He currently works as a Senior Solution Architect at WithumSmith+Brown, P.C. (formerly Portal Solutions), one of the top 30 advisory and accounting firms in the United States. He is a trusted advisor and Subject Matter Expert in Intelligent Business Process Automation, development and post-implementation adoption of complex custom solutions in AI, Machine Learning, Bots, Azure, Office 365, and SharePoint. Prashant has supported a multitude of government agencies and non-profit organizations in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Prashant is the co-author of the book “PowerShell for Office 365 “and is the technical reviewer of the book "Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration." He serves on the leadership committee for the Azure Data Fest conference, Artificial Intelligence Fest conference, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning User Group, DC Metro Office 365 User Group, SharePoint Saturday Baltimore event, and SharePoint Saturday Washington DC event. He is a renowned speaker and actively speaks at technical conferences, most recently in Washington DC, Austin, New York, Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia. Fun fact??, Prashant is a recipient of the "Antarctic Service Medal of the United States of America" for his outstanding service in Antarctica.