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November 2021 Power Apps community call: Power Apps Christmas Calendars and ProvisionGenie an open-source provisioning engine for Microsoft Teams

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Welcome to the Power Apps community call. These calls are the 3rd Wednesday of each month where we share the latest news about Power Apps, demonstrate tips and tools to help you build amazing Power Apps. In these calls you will meet the Power Apps product team and community experts to get your questions answered. The November Power Apps community call brings us two exciting topics: How to create calendaring applications (in this case a Christmas Advent calendar for the Holidays) and one of the hottest topics for the year: integrating the Power Platform and Microsoft Teams, specifically how to automate the deployment provisioning and monitoring new Team’s Teams!

Power Apps Holiday Calendaring Application

For folks not familiar with Christmas Advent calendar it is a special calendar used to count the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. In this session Craig Gregory will show best practices he used to create this exciting and topical Power Apps sample!

ProvisionGenie – an open-source provisioning engine for Microsoft Teams

Luise Freese and Carmen Ysewijn worked together to automate the tasks to create useful Team’s Teams complete with monitoring through the graph API, role based security and documentation!


November 17th, 2021, 8AM PST



  • Intro – 5 minutes (Todd & Chuck)
  • Power Apps Christmas Calendar – 20 minutes (Craig Gregory)
  • Teams Provision Genie – 25 minutes (Luise + Carmen)
  • Recent Power Apps News and Community Contributions – 5 minutes (Todd and Chuck)
  • Next call details – 1 minute (Todd)

Carmen Ysewijn

Carmen is a Power Platform Architect at Qubix (Belgium) with a passion to find the right solution for any challenge that arises. With this solution-oriented approach, she helps customers improve their business processes. She loves to share the knowledge she gains along the way on her blog or speaking at conferences. Based Kontich, Flemish Region, Belgium.

Luise Freese

Luise Freese is an independent Microsoft 365 Consultant and Low Code Developer. She is awarded as an MVP and member of the Microsoft 365 PnP team, where she helps people extend Microsoft 365. She facilitates her clients’ digital and cultural transformation by simplifying their business processes and mastering the art of teamwork. She runs her own blog at and is co-founder of She loves LEGO and stickers; her favorite number is 42, she lives in Germany.

Craig Gregory

SharePoint and Power Platform Consultant/Researcher/Builder | Infosys based in Arizona

My SharePoint career began in 2016 with SharePoint 2013 along with InfoPath forms. In 2018 started the journey with SharePoint Online and the Power Platform. My focus is O365 SharePoint and Power Platform. My skills range from consulting, researcher of solutions, no code to low code solutions, and understanding the wholistic workings of O365 apps utilized together. I’m driven by the constant changing of technology and it drives my continuous desire to learn more.

Todd Baginski

I’m a proud Partner, and the CTO at Canviz where I am currently leading several projects that include PowerApps, Azure, Office 365, SharePoint Framework, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, full web stack, and numerous other technologies.
Sharing my expertise and knowledge with others is important to me, I love to teach. I’ve been blessed to receive the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for the last 13 years. This award recognizes my contributions to the technical communities I am a part of. For over a decade, I have created close relationships with the Microsoft SharePoint & Azure teams which provides me access to early releases. My team and I work closely with the Microsoft teams before products are released publicly to develop training and samples that are distributed worldwide to architects and developers. I give back to my local community by coaching and growing youth sports teams; emphasizing hard work, excellent sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership.