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Community Webinars in March and April: Getting Started with Forms, Common Data Services, Media Controls, PowerApps In-depth, and more!

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We have an exciting selection of webinars coming up over the next few months! Whether you're new to PowerApps or an application expert — or anyone in-between — we've got the perfect free webinar for you, featuring experts from both Microsoft and your community.

In the past you've asked for us to try some different platforms for our webinars, and this Spring we're pleased to announce the addition of YouTube live video to our lineup! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get automatic updates and reminders, or use the "Subscribe and join live" links below to be taken right to the event. Please note that all webinars are listed in Pacific Time.


Getting Started with PowerApp Forms by Audrie Gordon

Take your form designs to the next level with PowerApp Form controls! In this webinar you'll learn to:

  • Optimize Forms for Mobile Phone Formats (targeting: finger-friendly and fast to complete)
  • How to Customize Controls and Set Your Own Default Values (or Calculations)
  • How to Configure Cascading Dropdown Lists
  • How to Patch Data for Unstructured Form Formats

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When:  4/11/2017 10:00 AM PT


Getting Started with the Common Data Services by Jono Luk

This topic is based on requests from early webinars! The Common Data Services (aka CDS) is a relatively new and unique opportunity for managing data. We will learn about the value of CDS for many purposes and how to make the most of the out-of-the-box entities, as well as learn some basic principles around when to, and how to, create your own custom entities!

Register today!
When: 4/18/2017 10:00 AM

About Jono Luk

Jono is the Group Program Manager for the Common Data Service, the data and app platform for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 service and applications. The CDS is tasked with enabling the broad spectrum of business customers and partners, from citizen developers to high-end ISVs, to adopt and thrive on the Microsoft business app platform. As GPM, Jono is responsible for the definition, development and execution of the product vision and usage of the CDS, with a focus on feature and business development for the Core Entity Model, Data Access, Data Integration & Connectivity, Security/Trustworthiness and Collaboration & Productivity, Admin and ISV scenarios.


Rebuilding an InfoPath Designer form in PowerApps 

This webinar covers a real world scenario of how a business solution built using InfoPath Designer can easily and successfully be rebuilt and enhanced in PowerApps. 

The demo includes showing the ‘behind-the-scenes’ i.e. how the app has been built.
• Demonstrate the InfoPath Designer form then demonstrate its replacement in PowerApps
• The PowerApps demo includes using Radio buttons that update SharePoint List items and cascading dropdowns.
• Finally, using this demo emphasize how PowerAps  can update two SharePoint lists using the same app, something InfoPath Designer cannot do.

About Daniel Christian

Daniel Christian has over 11 years of SharePoint experience starting with SharePoint Portal 2003 . His area of expertise includes SharePoint On-Premises architecture, maintenance and administration, SharePoint Online administration. He is a big fan of building no-code solutions and reporting. Currently, he is focused on PowerApps and its integration using Gateway with SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016. Besides writing blogs, Daniel enjoys working with musical holiday lights and photography. Here’s the YouTube playlist of his 2016 holiday lights. 

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When 4/25/2017 10:00 AM


Connecting to On-Premises data from PowerApps by Archana Nair And Dimah Zaidalkilani

With six months of producing PowerApps applications inside of Microsoft and with our largest customers, the team has amassed a series of best practices, tips, and tricks for PowerApps development. In this week’s webinar, Archana Nair and Dimah Zaidalkilani will walk you through best practices for using on-premises data gateways for connecting to on-premises data from PowerApps. You will learn how to get started and configure the on-premises data gateway, build apps easily connecting to on-premises data, troubleshoot connectivity issues and hands on demos.

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When: 5/16/2017 10:00AM


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Introducing a New Flow Feature to Better Enable People-based Automation

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When: 4/20/2017 10:00 AM


Microsoft Flow best practices and examples for Business Analysts by Jon Levesque

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When: 5/2/2017 10:00AM


Using R Script with Power BI by Leila Etaati

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When: 3/30/2017 12:00PM


Marketing Insights with Power BI webinar by Ken Puls and Miguel Escobar

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When:  4/06/2017 10:00 AM


Deep dive into data modeling using Power BI desktop and SQL Server Analysis Services

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When: 4/13/2017 12:00PM


What’s New, Exciting, and Coming Next for Power BI Embedded by Aviv Ezrachi

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When: 5/18/2017 10:00 AM


Power BI visualization best practices by Marco Russo

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When: 5/31/2017 10:00AM