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Microsoft Ignite 2019 Session Recap: Microsoft Power Apps

Last week at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, we announced many new features, and even a new name: Microsoft Power Apps. Each session had its recording posted shortly afterwards for those who missed it or for those tuning in at home. The entire catalog of videos is now available for viewing on demand.

Here is a reference list of the sessions most relevant to Microsoft Power Apps. Included are also a few select sessions related to Microsoft Power Automate and many that are general to Microsoft Power Platform overall.

For a more complete list of related sessions, please visit: https://aka.ms/pa/ignite2019/sessions

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Keynotes & General Session
Vision Keynote

Satya Nadella shares a comprehensive look at the future of enterprise technology. A few key announcements and demos include: Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Arc and Azure Quantum. Satya shares an innovative use of glass as a storage device for Warner Brothers. Microsoft 365 announcements include Project Cortex, Play My Emails in Outlook and a new Teams Chat button in Outlook. Spend some time getting excited about new technology and learning how to get things done faster.

Unleashing your organization’s creativity and innovation with a deep dive into the Microsoft Power Platform

The Power Platform (Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate) represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to unleash organizational creativity and innovation, by arming those closest to your business processes with the tools to analyze and transform them. And unlike past approaches to “low-code” application development and business intelligence, the Power Platform avoids chaotic “application sprawl.” Join James Phillips, CVP, Business Applications Group, to see how IT organizations retain control through an administrative approach that centralizes governance and policy enforcement – offering “guard rails” while empowering business users with intelligence – giving them the best of both worlds. Learn how some of the world’s leading organizations across industries have harnessed the Power Platform to eliminate their application backlogs, enhance insights, improve productivity, and transform their organizations at a pace previously impossible.

Empower everyone in your organization to drive digital transformation with the Microsoft Power Platform

Organizations have embraced the value of having data at the center of their business. It is coming from everywhere: web, social media, CRM/ERP systems, and people. But how can you enable everyone in your organization, regardless of their technical background, to leverage this data and drive better business outcomes? How do you democratize AI so it can work for all? That’s where the Power Platform comes in! By enabling users to Analyze, Act, and Automate it helps everyone to participate in and drive efficiency through digital transformation. Join the Power Platform leadership team and our growing global community of millions of active users that is driving this type of change everywhere.

Sessions related to Microsoft Power Apps
Power Apps top 10: Major new capabilities that are shaping the future of low code

Low-code app development is evolving rapidly, and Microsoft Power Apps is leading the way. This session recaps the incredible momentum in the platform – with a focus on showing off the top new features recently released that are expanding what’s possible for citizen and pro developers alike. From AI to external portals, we share a complete overview of the major innovation areas happening in Power Apps and how your can use these capabilities to bring the next level of digital intensity to your organization.

Enabling everyone to digitize apps and processes with Power Apps and the Power Platform

Learn how Microsoft Power Apps and the Power Platform enable everyone in your organization to modernize and digitize apps and processes. Discover how your organization, IT pros, and every developer within it can benefit from our low-code platform for rapid application development and process automation. This includes a fast-paced overview of pro-developer extensibility and DevOps, IT pro governance and security, as well as powerful capabilities to build intelligent web and mobile apps and portals.

Teams + Power Apps: 3 ways you can deeply customize Teams with low-code

You’ve built an amazing app in Power Apps, but all of your users are in Teams. Come learn how to customize Microsoft Teams using Power Apps and how to integrate your existing apps so your team can become even more productive.

Introducing Power Apps portals for external users

Learn how Microsoft Power Apps customers can create websites over data stored in Common Data Service that can be accessed by external users with a wide variety of identities including personal accounts, LinkedIn, and other Azure Active Directory organizations as well as allow anonymous browsing of content.

Using Power Apps component framework to build reusable custom user experiences

Power Apps component framework enables building reusable and responsive solution aware visual components which can be used across both model-driven and canvas apps. Learn how to build your own custom pro-dev components on the same framework that powers Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement unified interface applications and AI builder experiences. Take your app experience to the next level!

Optimize your apps with quality tools for Power Apps

Learn how to build, test, and troubleshoot high-quality and high-performance Power Apps apps by using built-in tools like App Diagnostics, Power Apps Test Framework, Solution Checker, and App Checker.

Not your father’s business app: The top five innovations in model-driven Power Apps that will impress users

See what’s new and coming next for the model-driven Power Apps experience, Unified Interface. In this session, learn about the latest improvements to Forms, Views and other end-user experiences, as well as the modern designers that enable you to quickly build rich model-driven Power Apps.

Building ISV solutions on the on the Microsoft Power Platform

Through the lens of an ISV/software developer, we 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 publishing to Microsoft AppSource allowing you to reach 120M+ monthly active users. We also provide you a preview of new key capabilities we are delivering, specifically to empower the ISV ecosystem.

Modernizing InfoPath forms with Power Apps

Learn tips on how to find, triage and modernize InfoPath forms with Microsoft Power Apps and SharePoint. See what critical business processes look like when they take advantage of the full capabilities of SharePoint and the Microsoft Power Platform. See what’s in the roadmap for upcoming features.

The master class on building performance apps with Power Apps

Your app is slow? See how we take an existing poorly performing app and apply various performance optimizations and tricks to drastically improve its performance and responsiveness.

Sessions related to Microsoft Power Automate
Intelligent automation with Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft is modernizing business processes across applications – bringing intelligent automation to everyone from end-users to advanced developers. Microsoft Power Automate is Microsoft’s workflow and process automation platform with 270+ built-in connectors and can even connect to any custom apis. In this session we cover this vision in detail, both in terms of what is available today, such as the new AI Builder, and a roadmap of what is coming in the near future.

Automate your business processes with Microsoft Power Automate: The end of swivel-chair automation

Process automation has become a fundamental need in the modern organization as the pace and scale of business continues to increase. Microsoft is poised to help the modern organization excel in a world where automation is a pivotal driver for business success. In this session, we are very excited to announce Power Automate’s entry into the field of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). With this powerful additional capability to Power Automate, Microsoft can help today’s organization automate processes across modern and legacy apps, between on-premises and cloud apps, all while being the only automation service natively integrated with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Azure, and Power Platform. We will further demonstrate how Power Automate’s rich and broad capabilities are already being leveraged by the modern enterprise to give you a firsthand glimpse of the important benefits that Power Automate can offer you.

Learn How Microsoft Power Automate Is a the perfect automation platform to streamline workflow processes across your entire IT ecosystem

In this theater session learn about how Microsoft Power Automate offers a complete, end-to-end automation service for your entire ecosystem. In this session, we showcase how Power Automate can truly serve as the only automation service your organization needs. We also demo the latest Power Automate capabilities and show you how to use Power Automate to enhance your organization’s efficiency and potential.

Infusing intelligence into your Flows using AI Builder

Bring your process automation to the next level by infusing AI based intelligence. Learn how to leverage AI Builder models with Microsoft Power Automate in a completely no code way from training to automating.

Design and create business workflows automatically using Microsoft Excel, Flow, and Visio

Have you ever wondered what if you could automatically create process diagrams and automated workflows using complex process data in a few simple steps? Organizations handle a lot of process data in the form of spreadsheets. They also use Microsoft Visio to document these processes and workflows. And they then use Microsoft Power Automate to automate time-consuming business tasks and processes. In this session, we showcase how, with the Visio import from Excel and export to Power Automate feature, business owners can now create process diagrams automatically from data or draw them on canvas and with a single click export the workflow to Microsoft Power Automate with ease and simplicity.

Real world application of Microsoft Power Platform
Managing and supporting Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate at scale

Learn how administrators and IT-Pros can manage the enterprise adoption of Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate. Discover the features, tools and practices to monitor, protect and support your organizations’ data and innovations at scale. We share the top tips around governance, security, and monitoring requirements, as well as strategies employed by top customers to help you land low-code powered digital transformation in your organization.

Bottom up innovation with Microsoft Power Automate

Today’s organizations are continuously searching for ways to become more efficient while remaining cost effective. With Microsoft Power Automate and the Power Platform organizations can democratize innovation and enable the people closest to the problem to have the tools to fix the problems! In this session, learn about the obstacles to adopting democratized technologies, how to overcome them, and how to become an organization with bottom up innovation advocates from IT professionals to end users.

Show and tell: How Microsoft uses Power Automate to empower its own employees to do more

Hear about the top ways that Microsoft uses Power Automate internally, and discover ways to roll out Microsoft Power Automate more extensively inside your organization.

Tried and tested techniques for establishing a Power Apps Center of Excellence

Learn how enterprise IT departments have established a Center of Excellence (CoE) to drive internal adoption of Microsoft Power Apps and handle governance for hundreds of production apps. Using examples from organizations such as London Heathrow airport, SNCF, Chevron, and internally at Microsoft, we walk through strategies, best practices, and tooling approaches that have helped land low-code powered digital transformation.

Adopting the Microsoft Power Platform in the enterprise

More and more large organizations with complex missions are connecting siloed data, engaging customers, and driving ROI with amazing custom solutions on Power Platform — Microsoft Power Apps, Power BI, Microsoft Power Automate and the Common Data Service (CDS). Mature organizations realize that rigor, discipline, and best practices are needed to truly adopt such a nimble, yet versatile, platform at scale. This session introduces the Power Platform Adoption Framework and gives an overview of its start-to-finish approach to help you and your organization get the most value out of any form of Power Platform available to you today. We also share how other enterprise organizations have scaled with large and complex needs using Power Platform and what were the tools, best practices and patterns they explored and used to become successful adopters.

Top ten tips to securely rolling out Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate to your organization

Get ahead of common issues with broader enterprise adoption of Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate. We share the top tips to common governance blockers, security questions, and monitoring requirements, as well as strategies employed by top customers of the platform.

How Microsoft uses Power Platform and AI for internal critical revenue processing

In this session, we show you the possibility of harnessing the Microsoft Power Platform to create enterprise grade solutions for your organization. We provide you details on how Microsoft leveraged the Power Platform to create its internal revenue process platform which handles over $100B in transactions and contracts every year. We specifically focus on how Microsoft Power Automate helps automate business processes and accommodates customized workflow management moving Microsoft revenue contracts and transactions through a structured process. With this solution, Microsoft saves on average 20,000 hr/month all while improving throughput by 20%. This session enables you to learn the potential of the Power Platform and how it can unlock significant capabilities for your organization.

Building end-to-end blockchain solutions with Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power Automate, and Azure Blockchain Service

In this session, learn how to bring together Azure Blockchain Service with Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate to build an end-to-end blockchain solution. Discover how you can easily leverage Azure Blockchain Service to deploy and manage blockchain networks, how the Azure Blockchain Connectors for Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate provide the ability to read, write, and react to events from smart contracts on those networks, and how, together with the over 250 other connectors, they provide a low code/no code approach to integrate blockchain into legacy applications, services, and data.

Data collection at scale powered by Adobe Sign web forms integration in SharePoint

There is massive amount of data captured in forms today, however there is no easy way to transform the data to your enterprise system of record. We are announcing new Adobe Sign web forms integration in SharePoint Online, which allows customers to create and embed reusable digital web forms, collect thousands of agreements and data back to SharePoint in real time. We show step-by-step how you will transform customer experience, and speed up digital enrollment and approval processes with this powerful capability.

Increasing profitability in field service via Microsoft Power Apps

In this session, view a customer case where job profitability is maximized through “What If” scenarios modeled with a Canvas App. This scenario based modeling helps ensure successful bids and increased profitability. Estimators are able to model the desired margin for their deal before submitting to the client. Once the job is scheduled, changes in the work can require additional modeling to ensure that delays or unforeseen requirements do not endanger profitability.

Technology and activism: Donation traceability using Azure Blockchain Services

In this session learn how our team designed and deployed a multi-tenant blockchain solution using Azure, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Power Apps to collaborate and trace donation data for a hurricane disaster in Puerto Rico. Explore how we maintain one version of the truth for the donation data which can be shared safely across political and geographic boundaries. See demos and learn how blockchain services on Azure can be used to enable multi-party state-based business processes, traceability, and more.

Configure, don’t create: How Microsoft automated its own complex business processes with Dynamics 365 and AI

Join Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO)—the experts who build, deploy and operate the systems that run Microsoft—to learn how they automated complex business processes and transactions with Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Cognitive Services, and Microsoft Bot Framework, with AI at the heart of this solution. They’ll give you a peek into their project COSMIC (Customer Obsessed Solution Management and Incident Care) —a contract and transaction-case management solution—that will inspire you to automate your own complex business processes and take full advantage of out-of-the-box Dynamics 365 functionality. They’ll even share COSMIC with you—available now on Microsoft AppSource.

Building a Microsoft ISV partner: Lessons learned from a successful ISV start-up who quadrupled in 12 months by innovating using Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft focus on ISV partners cannot be missed. There has never been a better time to be an Independent Software Vendor who builds business solutions on Microsoft cloud. However, in a crowded technology market, a good idea is not enough, and innovation that delivers no tangible benefits doesn’t help your customers. Listen to Mohamed Mostafa, Microsoft MVP and Solutions Director at TechLabs London, talk about the success his firm has had in the past 12 months by building innovative business solutions on the Microsoft cloud. Hear how Microsoft cloud innovation can deliver significant cost saving and tangible revenue growth to your customers and learn how to apply innovation successfully to differentiate your ISV solution from other competitors.

Sessions general to Microsoft Power Platform
Learn to configure a virtual agent in minutes, not days

In this session, discover how to easily configure a virtual agent in a matters of minutes and how you can extend it beyond its initial capabilities. If you always wanted to build a chatbot but found it too complicated, you definitely want to join us to learn how Power Virtual Agent can help you become a master chatbot creator!

Connecting Power Apps, Microsoft Power Automate, Power BI, and the Common Data Service with data

In this session, we discuss how to use the Common Data Service, connectors, dataflows, and more to connect Power Apps, Microsoft Power Automate, and Power BI to your data.

Learn how to create AI Builder models and use them across the Microsoft Power Platform

Learn about the functionalities and best practices to achieve your digital transformation through the Power Platform and AI Builder. AI Builder provides AI templates (Binary Classification, Text Classification, Object Detection, Form Scanning) that you can tailor to easily add intelligence to your apps and processes in Power Apps and/or Microsoft Power Automate.

SharePoint + Microsoft Power Automate : Leading the power of digital transformation

Experience what it means to be leading the power of digital transformation and winning better outcomes with SharePoint Online + Microsoft Power Automate. In this multi-part, live demonstration, see how SharePoint facilitates better outcomes through rich integrations with Microsoft Teams and the Power Platform. Get the tools you’ll need to enable high-value workflow solutions, including automated insights; all of which was never before possible with older tools such as SharePoint Designer!

Planning and managing licensing and capacity for Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate

Do you have questions around how to plan licensing and capacity for your organization’s or team’s applications or processes? If so, then this is the session for you. We talk about the current and incoming capabilities of the platform and how you can take advantage and choose the right plans for your organization.

Microsoft Azure + Power Apps: Build web and mobile apps amazingly fast on Azure SQL with low-code

What is the value of building apps on the Microsoft Power Platform as an existing user of Azure services? Why should you care? How will Power Platform help you as an Azure user to more broadly provide access to your services? In this session, we walk you through the value prop for developers building apps on the Power Platform and highlight why its relevant for organizations already investing in Azure.

Microsoft Power BI, Flow, and Power Apps: Connecting to data using the on-premises data gateway

Hybrid data landscapes are common for our enterprise customers. The on-premises data gateway enables connecting to data sources “behind a firewall” from online services (like Power BI, Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate) without the need to move your data to the cloud. Come to this session to learn about gateway architecture, configurations and new management features released recently.

The Power Platform for SharePoint People

Are you a SharePoint developer or power user that still enjoys the comfort of InfoPath and SharePoint Designer? Confused by lots of licensing details of extras beyond Office 365 in the Power Platform toolset? Come to this session to see Microsoft Power Apps, Flow, and Power BI used in SharePoint-centric scenarios that you care about.

This demo-heavy session shows you how to use Power Apps to build custom web parts, how to source Power BI reports from SharePoint data, and how to use Microsoft Power Automate to get your workflow done. The session includes not-so-obvious solutions for common problems such as multi-page forms, parent-child lists, cascading drop downs, and even using Power Automate to set item level permissions on SharePoint content.

Session is held in the immersive multi-screen Microsoft Technology Center Envisioning Center in The Hub.

Building and troubleshooting custom logic in Common Data Service

In this session, we review how to extend Common Data Service with custom business logic. And, perhaps equally importantly, we dig into how to troubleshoot when things go wrong.

Power Platform management: Tips and tools to start your rollout

Are you an administrator responsible for governing and maintaining the Power Platform? Learn about the new platform tools provided to empower you as you roll out these key business tools across your organization and begin building your own Power Platform Center of Excellence.

In the demo-heavy session, we look at the use of the Center of Excellence Starter Kit; the various administration tools available for administrators looking to manage and monitor the use of the Power Platform; and answer your questions.

Session is held in the immersive multi-screen Microsoft Technology Center Envisioning Center in The Hub.

Learn how to navigate and leverage Microsoft AppSource to extend the Microsoft Power Platform

Using one of the Microsoft Power Platform products – Power BI, Power Apps, and Microsoft Power Automate – but interested in extending functionality relevant to your function or industry? In just 20 minutes, we show you how to use Microsoft AppSource to identify apps that extend the products you already own. Whether you are looking for AI apps or industry specific extensions, we show you how you can quickly discover, try, and even buy SaaS apps and extensions that work with the Power Platform.

Power Platform evolution inc. AI Builder and Portals

Discover the journey that the Power Platform has made over the years, with a focus on the benefits and capabilities of Power Apps and Flow. Gain a deeper understanding of how the platform combines and leverages all 3 Microsoft Clouds, ensuring the most value for your investment. We’ll highlight the platform’s latest capabilities, namely AI Builder and Power Apps Portals. Insights from live demonstrations that cover how to embed a Power App inside a Power BI Dashboard, resulting in real time updates to the dashboard, as well as making use of AI Builder.

Session is held in the immersive multi-screen Microsoft Technology Center Envisioning Center in The Hub.

Democratizing self-service data preparation within Microsoft Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate using Dataflows

Preparing and defining ETL for insights is a significant challenge for businesses today — ingestion, cleansing, transformation, and enrichment are labor-intensive and time-consuming tasks which require deep technical skills. Microsoft has recently introduced advanced data prep with dataflows for the Power Platform, a suite of self-service low-code/no-code features and capabilities for business analysts and citizen developers to easily process and unify their data and store it in Azure-based data-lake storage. With these new capabilities, Microsoft offers a solution for any business need — whether you want to prep your data with ease, using a familiar built-in Power Query experience, or leverage the full Azure stack for more advanced use-cases. Join this session to learn everything you need to know about dataflows and how to easily prep your data, leverage Microsoft’s standardized schema (CDM), improve time-to-value, eliminate data silos, and create one source of truth for your organizational insights.

Embracing citizen developer adoption in a customer engagement world using Microsoft Power Platform

Share best practices for challenges and opportunities of utilizing both citizen developer adoption and customer engagement models within the same organization. Deployment of customer engagement with increasing regulation around privacy means an increased focus on governance and controls around data. Equally the opportunities presented to an organization through low code application citizen development are significant. We share practices and experiences of combining and managing these needs simultaneously within an organization using Power Platform.

Build a more engaged and data-driven customer and employee culture with Microsoft Forms Pro

Come learn about Forms Pro and see how to integrate survey data with customer data to drive deeper customer engagement with this new survey tool. During this session, we cover a live demo and show you to leverage Forms Pro across Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Automate, and Power Apps.

Exporting CDS data to Azure Data Lake – enable modern analytics and gain insights on your data

The Export to data lake service enables continuous replication of CDS (Common Data Service) entity data to Azure Data Lake which can then be used to run modern analytics such as Power BI, Machine Learning, Data Warehousing or other downstream integration purposes. The Export to data lake service simplifies the technical and administrative complexity of operationalizing entities for analytics and managing schema and data. Within a matter of minutes, customers will be able to link their Common Data Service environment to a data lake in their Azure subscription, select standard or customer entities and export it to data lake.
Any data or metadata changes (initial and incremental) in the Common Data Service is automatically pushed to the lake without any additional actions.

Compliance, privacy, and securing your data in Dynamics 365 and Power Platform

To help meet the needs of customers with unique regulatory and compliance requirements as well as expand our global footprint, we continually launch our cloud services in new infrastructure regions. Sovereign and regional datacenter infrastructures, stimulate economic development for both customers and partners alike, enabling organizations to realize the benefits of the cloud for innovation, as well as bolstering the technology ecosystem that supports the innovation. Learn about infrastructure strategy, user and application management of our portfolio of out-of-the-box applications and services and how Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform meet compliance, security, and the privacy requirements of both customers and partners.

Dynamics 365 and Power Platform: Data residency and migrations

Customers that have local data residency requirements, often in industries like healthcare and government continue to use our cloud services from the regional datacenters. There is a need to understand about data migration across our out of the box applications and services. Join this session to learn more about data residency and migrations along with resources that we have available for our customers.

Sessions by the community and MVPs
The future of business applications: One platform to rule them all?

Join James and Sarah as we talk about how the power platform is critical in the quest for empowering organizations to do more, and what the plan is to manage the expected growth and scale that Microsoft is hoping to achieve in doing so. We also talk about community, stories, and how the story of the connected platform can empower all ages to get involved in technology and not be afraid of the future. For more information on using the power platform head over to https://aka.ms/LearntousePowerPlatform.

Microsoft Power Apps makeover: Basic to beautiful

Have you built a Power App but find the look and feel leaves a lot to be desired? Then this is the session for you! We examine design guidelines and tips and tricks to take your apps from basic to beautiful. Learn how you can make your apps performant and visually appealing for your users.

Top three tips for beautiful Power Apps

Do you want to move beyond the basic and create a beautiful UI for your Power Apps? In this session, learn the top three tips to make your Power Apps more visually appealing.

STILL not using Power Apps with SharePoint? An overview of why you should

For managers, developers, or makers in an organization that use SharePoint but currently have Microsoft Power Apps disabled – attend this session to gain insights on:

• Business benefits of enabling and using Power Apps.
• Development benefits of enabling and using Power Apps.
• Determining when to enable Power Apps and/or put governance in place to effectively manage it
• Where to skill up appropriate staff to use Power Apps effectively and minimize distractions and risks

This session provides an overview of these topics to help folks determine if there is enough interest to take another look at what Power Apps with SharePoint can do for an organization.

The Power Apps Data Table Control: Why, how, what’s new

Get a quick Maker and App Builder overview of the new and improved Power Apps Data Table Control. See how quickly it can be added to an app to easily create SharePoint-like views in just a few steps rather than building individual controls connected to a data source. Configure a connection to a SharePoint list, define which fields are displayed, and define both filtering and sorting of data. Once the control is in place, see how it can be used to create legacy-like interfaces for selecting records and displaying additional data, controls, and functionality.

Improve your Dynamics 365 and Common Data Service data quality with Microsoft Power Automate

Using the Common Data Service for Power Apps and Microsoft Dynamics 365, data quality can be a problem. Many companies have incomplete or duplicate contact data in their databases, which can frustrate users and cause business disruption and governance issues. This is especially amplified with regulatory compliance for GDPR and other privacy laws.
In this session, see a real-world example of how Microsoft Power Automate can be used to score records and identify duplicates, as well as automate data cleanup.

Become a Microsoft Power Automate super hero

In this session, learn about Microsoft Power Automate features and approaches that are essential if you really want to create enterprise business process flows. Both technical and technical features that we have learned through 10 real-world flow projects. New patterns, tips and tricks, some advanced expressions, JSON and CDS techniques are detailed. New architectures as well as tools limitations and workarounds. Advanced approvals, advanced SharePoint integration, document management, custom connectors, and much more.

Energize mission critical enterprise business processes with Microsoft Power Automate: Patterns, tips and tricks

Microsoft Power Automate can be used by power users and by developers to automate business processes and help organizations improve their efficiency and reduce costs. Having continuously worked with Microsoft Power Automate since the beginning of the product in 2016, we have defined and identified a set of patterns, tips, and tricks that help you boost your enterprise flow projects. We cover:
• How the roadmap and the licensing model of the product can impact your architecture
• Built-in limitations and workarounds
• Microsoft Power Apps calling flow: security implications
• Complex approval patterns
• State machine, componentization, and reusability in Microsoft Power Automate
• ALM and Azure DevOps
• Advanced SharePoint flow integration
• CDS based application or SharePoint: how to

Making the most of out-of-box approvals in SharePoint Online

Do your SharePoint power users create approval processes for documents or forms? The approvals action in Microsoft Power Automate is an extremely useful and versatile action for these scenarios. The requirements of your workflows may range from simple to complex, and they all vary when it comes to flexibility and functionality. In this session, learn the capabilities of Microsoft Power Automate approvals, and how to successfully build your various business processes in SharePoint. For example, learn how to build parallel versus serial, one or many approvers, or escalate/reassign approvals when out-of-office.

Automating your business processes with Microsoft Power Automate and Teams Integration

Microsoft Power Automate is the glue that brings together your data from Office 365 apps and other services. Power Automate directly integrates with Microsoft Teams to enable users to create, manage, review and approve, and interact with the Power Automate Bot directly from within Teams. Let’s learn how you can quickly create flows and use the Power Automate Bot to boost your team’s productivity with business process automation.

Learn:
– How Power Automate is integrated in Microsoft Teams
– What Power Automate Bot is and what it can do
– Ways to automate your business processes within Teams using Flow
– How to create adaptive cards that can be sent through channel and chat messages

Getting started with Power Automate Approvals

Organizational processes that require the approval of requests, documents, and other content are great candidates for automation using Microsoft Power Automate. Using the flow approval features you can centralize approvals and save a significant amount of time.

In this session, we cover:
• How to create flows to automate your approval processes
• Approval flows that are natively built into SharePoint and how to configure them
• Ways you can review your approval requests, whether you are in the office or on the go
• The Power Automate Approval Center capabilities

Automatically update business process flow stages using Microsoft Power Automate

Business process flows require an end user to move to the next stage. With the power of Microsoft Power Automate, stages can be automatically updated in CDS. Magic!

This session covers multiple types of end users that drive the automatic update to the next business process flow stage through external users via Microsoft Dynamics 365 Portals and internal users via model-driven app.

Microsoft Power Automate for SharePoint in twenty minutes

Now’s the time to begin using Microsoft Power Automate for your SharePoint automation tasks. In this session, see how Microsoft Power Automate compares to SharePoint Designer workflows. Learn how to use Power Automate for the tasks you may now be doing (and many that were never possible) with Designer workflows. All in 20 minutes!

If you are still using Designer workflows for SharePoint automation, this session is for you.

Microsoft Power Automate: Approvals in twenty minutes

In this demo-rich session, learn how to create a simple Microsoft Power Automate approval. First, see how you can leverage Office 365 features to determine to whom an approval should be submitted, then learn about the different types of approvals. Finally, see the options available for an approver to take action and how to respond to an approval decision. All in 20 minutes! Attend this session and learn the skills you need to immediately start creating approvals in Microsoft Power Automate.

Express yourself: Elevate your Microsoft Power Automate game by using expressions

You have been automating all your business processes with Microsoft Power Automate and want to take them to the next level, but don’t know how. Yes, there are tons of actions that can be added to flows but having a high number of them may become extremely overwhelming, especially when building large flows. Using expressions can help in reducing the number of actions a flow can execute, which in turn, reduces the runtime of the flow. In this session, learn how to embrace expressions, which actions can be replaced by expressions, and how to build them by seeing some awesome, real-life flow solutions.

The power of the Microsoft Power Automate community

Whether you’re starting your journey or you’re an expert, the Microsoft Power Automate community is your main source to find answers for all your questions and for all your learning. Please join this session to learn:
• How to use Microsoft Power Automate and contribute to the community
• Tips to become a Super User
• Real-life lessons of things learned in the community

Hey, you may even become a Microsoft MVP.

Microsoft Power Automate best practices: 20 tips in 20 minutes

Get 20 tips on building flows using best practices, principles, methods, and design patterns so that they run as expected. Power Automate makers will learn how to create robust flows more easily and efficiently. Each best practice is described and includes a practical example.

Microsoft Power Automate: Building enterprise-ready flows

In this session, learn how to create flows that run flawlessly and handle any unexpected errors. See demos of best practices for building enterprise-ready flows. Learn the life cycle development of a flow: planning, designing and making, testing, deployment, troubleshooting, and maintaining. At the completion of this session, you’ll understand the principles, practices, methods, and patterns for designing flows that will make you the Power Automate Master at your organization and the envy of your peers!

Create business applications with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Graph

In this session, learn how to create customized business applications with Microsoft Teams, the Office 365 platform, and Microsoft Graph. Learn how to combine these technologies to provide a self-service Teams creation app to create Microsoft Teams that come pre-populated with documents and information all ready to go so end users are able to start their work immediately. See these capabilities demonstrated in a real-world emergency response scenario where Microsoft Teams is used to facilitate communication and organize groups of emergency respondents to help in times of crisis.

Professional Power Apps development patterns: Error handling, logging, and telemetry

In this session, learn patterns for error handling, logging, and collecting telemetry in Microsoft Power Apps. Learn how to use Global and Context variables to handle errors, update the user interface accordingly, and log errors and events to Azure Application Insights. Also, learn how to enable debugging and diagnostic functionality inside Power Apps for application owners and administrators.

Kaizala and Microsoft Power Platform

This theater session explores how you can use the Power Platform with Kaizala app to create powerful low-cost solutions for firstline workers.

Kaizala is a messaging based app that empowers employees by giving them access to the tools they need to connect with team members and manage their schedules.

The open directory approach to Kaizala means that it’s much easier for organizations to give contractors and temporary employees access to the services that they need. It’s also easier to enable services for firstline workers who might not have a corporate email account or work computer.

This session explains how you can leverage Microsoft Power Automate and Power BI to create powerful business solutions at low cost.

Exam Prep | MB-200: Microsoft Power Platform + Dynamics 365 Core

This Exam Prep session is designed for people experienced with Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement in taking the MB-200 (Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Core) exam and who want to gain the Functional Consultant Associate certifications.

You can expect to review the topics covered in this exam in a fast-paced format, as well as receive some valuable test taking techniques.

You will leave with an understanding of how Microsoft certification works, the difference from the old exams to the new role-based exams, the key topics covered in the exam, and an exhaustive look at resources for getting ready for the exam.

The session is led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), experienced in delivering sessions on these topics.

Common Data Service data modeling tips and tricks

In this session, we discuss some of the complexities of data modelling on the CDS. We review the impact of all those options we have when creating new entities. We explain how and when to use some of the different particular data types and their limitations. Finally, we discuss some of the crucial design decisions when building your data model based on real-world scenarios across industries.

Security modeling in the Common Data Service

The Common Data Service security model is extremely flexible and powerful. However, using it without control, it can yield unexpected results and impact the performance of our app. In this session, we review the platform security principals and how they are implemented. We discuss the best options for different practical scenarios using real examples and explain techniques to design and manage complex security models, including cross-business teams, VIP records, Document Management security.

Azure DevOps for Power Platform ISVs: Automate ISV solution deployments and release regular upgrades and patches to all customers concurrently

The widely anticipated Azure DevOps Power Apps build tools are here. If you are a Microsoft ISV partner, the ability to automate the deployment of regular updates and patches to all your customers concurrently must sound like a dream! Now this dream is becoming a reality for Microsoft ISVs with Power Apps Build Tools for Azure DevOps.

As a Microsoft Power Platform or Microsoft Dynamics 365 professional, you must have considered, even if not actually implemented, DevOps in every project you worked on, ISV solution or otherwise. Join our Microsoft MVP, Mohamed Mostafa, to learn how to build fully automated concurrent deployments of your ISV solution to all your customers directly onto their environments using Azure DevOps Pipeline.