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Power Platform 24 Conference November 2, 2022

The live event is over! Recordings are actively being processed and will be posted as they become available. Join Power Platform enthusiasts from around the world for a full day of sessions about Microsoft Business Applications. No matter where you are in the world, this is in your time-zone. Times listed by each session are in your user local time as set by your browser or machine settings.

Course Module Details

Adopting Power Platform at scale (1 Hours)
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    Learn how organizations have established a Center of Excellence (CoE) to drive internal adoption of Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate and handle governance and adoption for hundreds of production apps. We share strategies, best practices, and tooling approaches that have helped land well managed low-code powered digital transformation. If you consider yourself a changemaker at any level in your organization, this talk is for you.


    Featuring
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    Manuela Pichler

    Program Manager at Microsoft

Build and Submit an Independent Publisher Connector in Under 50 Minutes (1 Hours)
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    In this session, we will review the process of submitting a Power Platform custom connector to the Independent Publisher Connector program for certification. You'll learn the steps required for this community program as well as tips and tricks to build connectors faster and with fewer errors to fix. And by the end of the session, we'll submit a pull request for our connector to the Microsoft repo and start the certification process.


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    Troy Taylor

    Troy has worked in a number of positions from Helpdesk and asset management to mobile app JavaScript developer to Power Platform developer, focusing on custom connectors, Power Automate and canvas Power Apps.

Power Apps Express Design - a first look (1 Hours)
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    Microsoft just announced a new functionality called express design. Express design can generate an app using images and designs from sketches using Power Platform's AI built-in technology. With Express design we can convert an idea into a working application much faster. Would you like to know what this new functionality can mean for you? Then join this session and we'll take a first look at this advanced AI-assisted low-code app development capability.


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    Michelle Wong

    Michelle is a Microsoft 365 Consultant and an MVP of Business Applications. She has broad IT experience and has obtained several certificates in the IT sector.

The hidden Powers of Custom Connectors (1 Hours)
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    With custom connectors, you can combine the flexibility of APIs with the easy-to-use awesomeness that is the Power Platform. While there are a lot of examples for simple connectors, custom connectors offer a variety of advanced but less well-known features. Let's change the less-know part! Did you know that you can have fields with dynamic option values? Or that you can create action where some fields are completely dynamic and loaded at runtime? You can even create custom connectors with custom triggers. We will spend little time on theory but instead are focusing on awesome features in live demos.


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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

Improve the UX of Power Apps Canvas apps with Microsoft Application Insights (1 Hours)
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    One of the important stages of the application life cycle is monitoring the user experience in order to identify bottlenecks and improve applications. Microsoft offers a powerful service for collecting usage statistics - Application Insights. The integration of this service with Power Apps Canvas applications allows you to flexibly monitor user activity and make decisions on the development of the application based on the collected data. In this session, we will look at how to set up Application Insights, options for integrating it into Power Apps Canvas apps, and learn how to build queries and collect data.


    Featuring
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    Katerina Chernevskaya

    Katerina is a Senior Solutions Architect in the Microsoft Low Code practice at SoftServe Inc. As a former Microsoft employee, Katerina has more than 15 years of practical experience in developing solutions and implementing projects on a Microsoft platform.

Unboxing the Magical Mysteries of Multiplexing (1 Hours)
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    What is Multiplexing? Let's take a look under the hood and figure it all out! It's on page 2 of the licensing guide, so it must be pretty important. We will dive into some real life examples and take you through some interesting facts that you may not know and may save you some time and money :)


    Featuring
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    Carl Cookson

    Power Platform seasoned (ex) developer with a passion for community and enabling everyone. I am a seasoned professional developer who has experience with Dynamics 365 as well as other CRMs for over 20 years. Microsoft MVP/MCT for Business Applications since 2020

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    Chris Huntingford

    I’m a geek and proud to admit it! I’m also a rather large, talkative South African who plays drums, wears horrendous Hawaiian shirts and has an affinity for engaging in as many social gatherings as humanly possible, because, well….I want to experience as much as possible and connect with as many different people as I can! I am, unapologetically, My

Power Platform Accessibility 101 (1 Hours)
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    The Power Platform isn't just Power Apps! Shocking news for some I know. In the same way, Accessibility doesn't just apply to Power Apps. It applies to Power Pages, Power BI and more. Join me for a 101 session looking at Accessibility Fundamentals and then doing a tour of how these apply to what we build in the Power PLATFORM. "


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    Mike Hartley

    With a background in IT of 25+ years, and a history of Dynamics since v3.0, Mike is an experienced and seasoned veteran. Passionate about all things Microsoft, a cheerleader for Community, and an Advocate for all things to do with Accessibility, Mental Health, Diversity, Inclusion and more...

Tips and Tricks for Managing the Low Code Portion of Complex Canvas Apps (1 Hours)
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    In this tips and tricks session, learn how to organize and manage Canvas Apps with extremely large amounts of "low code".


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    Daryl LaBar

    Daryl has been a MS MVP since 2016 with over 11 years of consulting experience as a Dataverse developer. He is very active in the open source community with multiple projects that he has created/maintains

Open-Source Power Platform Projects at Scale (1 Hours)
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    In this session we’ll look at what tools, practices and lessons can be shared from the CoE Starter Kit team to make developing Power Platform projects possible in the wild using open source. The primary focus will be on how power platform OSS is different from traditional OSS and where there are similarities that can be adopted. Attendees will learn how to start their own Open Source projects.


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    Michael Ochs

    Microsoft Business Applications MVP, Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Azure Developer.

What's new in Managing Power BI in the Dataverse (1 Hours)
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    Where the built-in charts and dashboards in Dynamics 365/Model-Driven App have limits, Power BI takes over to deliver insights and value for your organizations. The last several months have brought new features to the Power BI integration with Power Apps and D365 CE on the Dataverse Platform. This session will uncover best practices for what connection method to use, when to use it, and what implications it will have on Dataverse data availability, security, speedy and efficient report loading, latency of data, impact on API entitlement limit, and more… Join this session to get an understanding of what the options are and know when to use them.


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    Scott Sewell

    As a Principal Product Manager within the Power BI team and a former Dynamics 365 Black Belt at Microsoft - I've seen firsthand how valuable the data in Dataverse can be for the decision-makers.

Workflows to Power Automate: Upgrading your Automation (1 Hours)
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    This session is intended for all levels of Power Automate users, with a focus on augmenting Dynamics functionality though beginner, intermediate, and advanced Power Automate concepts. Learning Objectives Include: 1. Beginner: Basics of flows, triggers, actions 2. Intermediate: Flow control logic, complex expressions, recurring flows 3. Advanced: HTTP Triggers, Real time flows, Executing custom .Net code (Dataverse, Azure, directly in Power Automate).


    Featuring
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    Aiden Kaskela

    Microsoft MVP, Dynamics 365 Consultant & Developer

Why Your Power BI Dashboards Aren't Being Used - And How to Fix It (1 Hours)
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    The problem: we expect everyone to adapt and be able to analyze and explore our visualizations. The reality: you’re forcing end-users to adapt to the viz rather than adapting it to their needs. Key Meeting Insights: You need to know your audience when building a dashboard. Think about: -- What does your audience do? What is their role? -- Why are they coming to you? What do they need? -- What drives the decisions they make? Your visuals should behave like text does: context is key. -- Is the visual help driving the decision? If it’s just nice to look at- then take it out. -- Everything in a dashboard should help drive a decision. -- Where can things go wrong in a dashboard? -- Too much focus on visuals and not on context. -- Don’t go too broad with your dashboard, have an audience in mind. -- Understand that not everyone is analytically minded. How can you win over dashboard users? -- Do a discovery phase and interview stakeholders in advance. --Understand their current state and get an idea of their ideal outcome -- Know what you need to show in advance- what are the requirements -- How are they going to use the data? -- Sandbox and version- test out your dashboards in advance. Show all stakeholders how to use and interact with the dashboard. Get feedback and make edits.


    Featuring
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    Tommy Puglia

    Tommy leads the Chicago Power BI User Group & co-hosts the Explicit Measures Podcast, releasing new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday. Tommy is constantly focused on how any report, application, or solution can change and drive behavior.

Going from Citizen Developer to Professional App Maker
5 Things I Wish I Knew Starting Off as a Functional Consultant (1 Hours)
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    After being a Dynamics 365 & Power Platform consultant for over the past 14 years I have learnt a few things! Reflecting back on my career and the mistakes I have made, I would like to share with you my 5 tops things that I wished I knew earlier. Join me as I share stories of failure and how you can learn from my mistakes.


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    Hamish Shield

    I am an experienced digital technology consultant specialising in helping organisations innovate with the Microsoft Power Platform.

How to configure data loss prevention (DLP) policies in Power Platform (1 Hours)
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    This session will focus on creating the DLP policies in Power Platform administration using which user can prevent their data loss. The session will cover Introduction, scenario why we need this DLP, demo of the policy creation and using it.


    Featuring
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    Aakash Maurya

    I am Sr SharePoint Developer & Team Lead working with Treta Infotech Pvt Ltd since more than 7+ years. I have great experience working with Power Automate, Power-Bi, PowerApps, SharePoint Online. Love to remain on cutting edge of the technical knowledge.

Introduction to Power Automate Desktop (1 Hours)
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    In this session, we will explore the capabilities of Power Automate Desktop (PAD) to automate away manual, repetitive and often mundane tasks to boost productivity and improve employee experiences. We will look at the differences between unattended vs attended PAD flows, integrating PAD flows with cloud flows, the PAD flow designer as well as the security and analytics which are available out of the box.


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    Eric Cheng

    I am a Digital Solutions Architect for Komatsu Australia and currently based out of Sydney, Australia.

Estimating Business Apps (1 Hours)
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    How long will it take and how much will it cost?" Learn how to quickly, accurately and confidently estimate your Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications.


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    Neil Benson

    My mission is to help everyone use the Scrum framework to successfully implement Microsoft Business Applications.

How to enjoy hybrid work with Collaborative Apps in Microsoft Teams! (1 Hours)
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    We are used to remote work scenarios due to the pandemic. But what will be after? Probably, not everybody will return to the office. This is the time of hybrid work and we need solutions to work together as a virtual team while having sub teams in the same location. Collaborative apps can be part of the solution as they help us to feel as we all are together. Think about the effect of the Together Mode in Teams meetings and the fun while using the whiteboard app. There is so much more to come and so many options to build custom collaborative apps. In this session we will focus on the following aspects: - Challenges of hybrid work (in comparison to on-site and remote) - Introduction: What are collaborative apps about and why should you think about using them? - Live demo of different apps based on common use cases - A brief look at the possibilities to build custom collaborative apps


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    Nicole Enders

    Nicole Enders is a Modern Workplace and Collaboration Expert and she works at CONET Solutions GmbH as a Managing Consultant. As a MVP for Microsoft 365 Apps & Services she shares her knowledge at many events, on her own blog as well as in her books.

Build Efficient Apps with Process Mining (1 Hours)
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    Process Mining is a way to get insights about the efficiency of your business processes or apps without building complex analytics. Want to understand the usage patterns of your app? Efficiency of case management in the organization? Identify a bottleneck in invoice processing? No problem, just connect the business data and let AI take care of the rest. In this session we will cover: * What is Process Mining * How to set it up with your data * Common scenarios * Understanding and acting on the resulting insights You will learn: * How to set up Process Mining using Process Advisor * How to connect business data from any system * How to analyze the results * How to export resulting insights


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    Ilya Fainberg

    For the past 21 years, I worked on leading and designing mission-critical business applications for different industries, from banking to automotive, from telecommunications to sports.

Getting started with Fiddler for Dataverse (1 Hours)
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    In this session, we will take a look at fiddler and how it could be used to speed up your frontend development for Dataverse by injecting the local version of your web resources into your browser. This will eliminate the need of deploying them whenever you make changes during development.


    Featuring
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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 create templates to make the life of others easier. In January 2021 I received the Mi

Mixed Reality and Geospatial Features in Power Apps (1 Hours)
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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 Cloud Solution Architect 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.

Custom Pages - Canvas and Model-driven apps, better together? (1 Hours)
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    Custom pages bring Canvas Apps to Model-driven apps with the goal of a single unified experience, but is it? How is this different from embedded Canvas Apps? In this session I will go through how to integrate custom pages into model-driven apps, show the different use cases and discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of custom pages as they are today.


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    Matt Collins-Jones

    A Power Platform enthusiast, Microsoft Biz Apps MVP and avid computer gamer.

How to resolve performance issues in Power Automate (1 Hours)
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    If you’re experiencing slowdowns, delays, or your flow takes hours to finish, it might be that you reached your limits, or your Flow need redesign. But how to check what’s the problem? How to optimize the Flow? What to do to avoid reaching Power Automate limits? During the session, I will show you how to start with performance monitoring, find bottlenecks, and redesign the flow to get it fast and furious. Session outcomes: - Know your limits - Basic performance tips - How to work with loops - How to work with Process Insights


    Featuring
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    Marcin Siewnicki

    I am Office 365 consultant and architect. I create applications and solutions that improve and facilitate work using Power Platform, SharePoint, and Teams.

Integrating Power Platform with the Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP (30 Minutes)
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    Dynamics 365 Business Central is the brand new SaaS ERP proposition by Microsoft. In real world projects, it's often required to extend it or to integrate it with Power Platform (Power Automate, Power Apps, Dataverse etc.). How can this be done? What are the available possibilities and technologies to achieve this goal? This session will give you a complete overview of the possibilities.


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    Stefano Demiliani

    Stefano Demiliani is a Microsoft MVP for Business Applications and for Azure, MCT, Azure Certified Solution Architect and DevOps Engineer, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and a long-time expert on different Microsoft technologies. He has a master's degree in computer engineering from Politecnico of Turin

Extending Power Automate Connectors with Azure Functions (30 Minutes)
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    Azure Functions are a key piece of the Microsoft serverless platform and an effective way to execute complex code in the cloud. Why not using them to extend your low-code applications? In this session we'll see how you can create custom connectors for Azure Functions and how to use them from a Power Platform application.


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    Stefano Demiliani

    Stefano Demiliani is a Microsoft MVP for Business Applications and for Azure, MCT, Azure Certified Solution Architect and DevOps Engineer, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and a long-time expert on different Microsoft technologies. He has a master's degree in computer engineering from Politecnico of Turin