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Build 2018 Event Recap – Business Application Platform

We had several great sessions related to the Business Application Platform (PowerApps, Microsoft Flow & Common Data Service for Apps) at the Build 2018 event. All of our sessions are posted online to watch on-demand, this blog post summarizes the list of sessions for easy reference.

We have many more sessions lined up for you at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit from July 22-24 in Seattle. So register today, if you haven’t registered already.

The shortcut for this blog is https://aka.ms/pa/build2018. There is also a playlist: Building with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow, if you prefer to view these on the Microsoft Build Live site.

 

Navigate quickly to individual sessions below:


 

PowerApps related sessions

 

Advanced app building with PowerApps expressions and rules

Join us to learn how you can leverage advanced expressions and new enhancements for PowerApps canvas based apps that improve readability of expressions, enable deep customization and provide tools to build apps more quickly.

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PowerApps + Microsoft Graph

Learn how to quickly build custom business apps leveraging Microsoft Graph inside the PowerApps studio.

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Real-World Solutions with PowerApps: Performance and optimization tips when building apps

Learn approaches and best practices from real apps built with PowerApps. In this session we will go over data loading patterns, asset optimizations, formula optimizations, and more.

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Real-World Solutions with PowerApps: Tips & tricks to manage your app complexity

Learn approaches and best practices from real apps built with PowerApps. We’ll look into a set of best practices to ensure your app is maintainable, extensible and easy to debug.

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Real-World Solutions with PowerApps: Building Composite Controls

Learn approaches and best practices from real apps built with PowerApps. In this session we will review how to build composite controls for PowerApps, such as Accordion, Flyout menu, and Tab control, using basic built-in controls.

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Common Data Service for Apps related sessions

 

Deep dive into building apps on Common Data Service for Apps

In this session, we’ll deep dive into the concepts needed to build applications on CDS for Apps, whether you leverage it PowerApps or in your custom built solutions. We’ll cover all the fundamentals like entity modelling, business rules, business processes, and include an introduction to extensibility options like Plugins, Virtual Entities, and more.

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Extending PowerApps and the Common Data Service for Apps with custom controls and server side logic

Professional developer extensibility is a key capability to the Business Application Platform. We’ll focus on enriching model-driven PowerApps solutions with server-side code and custom controls on the Common Data Service for Apps. We’ll utilize the developer toolkit and write code for native plugin development, use of functions and logic apps, Web API, Administration API, and the Virtual Entity subsystem.

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Distribute your apps to millions of users via AppSource

Learn how to package apps and custom extensions for PowerApps and distribute them via AppSource within your organization or to over 120M monthly active users across Office 365 and Dynamics 365. Ready your custom solutions for everyone to leverage.

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Microsoft Flow related sessions

 

Automating business processes and approvals with Microsoft Flow

Use Microsoft Flow to easily add business process automation and approval processes to your solutions. You’ll learn to build Flows with a few simple clicks and extend your learnings to more advanced techniques and expressions used to build complex workflows. Finally discover how you can take it up to Azure Logic Apps when it makes sense.

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Build a workflow in 10 minutes

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PowerApps & Microsoft Flow related sessions

 

Build and extend applications for Office 365 with PowerApps and Flow

Come discover the capabilities of PowerApps and Flow as the unified high productivity application development and workflow platform across Office 365 and Dynamics 365. As the successor to InfoPath and Access Web Apps, PowerApps enables users to build both simple forms to advanced, feature-rich apps, while Flow as the successor to SharePoint Designer Workflow, enables users to build automated workflows for a range of scenarios from notifications to approvals. In this session, we’ll cover integrations with SharePoint, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Graph, Excel, and more. Start extending and building apps and workflows for Office 365 and Dynamics 365 today!

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Developing custom connectors for Microsoft Flow and PowerApps

PowerApps already provides over 200 connectors -to Microsoft as well as to 3d party services- for app makers to use and combine into their apps. Learn how you can build custom connectors and make them available to app makers around the world.

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PowerApps ALM via Microsoft Flow & PowerShell

Learn approaches and best practices from real apps built with PowerApps. Learn how to managing apps in large organizations using PowerShell and Microsoft Flow.

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Accelerate your SaaS App development using the power of the Business Application Platform

Join this session to learn how the Business Application Platform can accelerate the time to market for your next Line of Business SaaS app. Through the lens of an ISV/software developer, we will walk you through the entire application development process showcasing what it takes to build a new, composite app from the ground up using out of the box no-code/no-code tooling, to extending with custom code and connectors through to packaging and publishing to AppSource allowing you to reach 120M+ monthly active users. During this session we will also touch upon the value of the Common Data Ser
vice for Apps as it applies specifically to you as an ISV, how you can extend and contribute to the ISV ecosystem flywheel and greatly reduce both cost and time to market for new SaaS apps.

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