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May 19th Power Apps Community call: Multilingual Power Apps, environment variables and more environment variables

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The May Community call will have Business Apps MVP: Haniel Croitoru looking at a super-hot topic, building Multilingual Power Apps applications.  Followed by two other Business Apps MVPs, Luise Freese and Reza Dorrani looking at the maker experiences for Power Platform environment variables (Luise will walk use through the Canvas apps experience and Reza looking at using environment variables from Power Automate Flows. If you aren’t familiar with environment variables, they allow you to externalize input parameters from the components that use them enabling modifying behaviors in your application during deployments without changing any code. They’re now much simpler to work with and can store parameters required to connect to data. This allows you to change the data sources (as well as other types of parameters) when migrating solutions to other environments.


  • Building multilingual Power Apps by Haniel Croitoru
  • Using Environment Variables in Canvas Apps by Luise Freese
  • Using Environment Variables in Flows by Reza Dorrani
  • Recent Power Apps News and Community Contributions by Todd Baginski

When: May 19th, 2021, 8AM Pacific Time

Our Presenters:

Haniel Croitoru

Senior Consultant, Microsoft Office 365 MVP, and seasoned consulting professional with over 15 years of experience in public and private sector verticals including healthcare, financial services, utilities, non profit organizations, and consulting. Since 2003 I have been focusing on SharePoint, delivering solutions and contributing as a SharePoint consultant, project manager, business analyst, and trainer. In addition to my professional tenure I’ve always been a big proponent of sharing knowledge and giving back to the community through presenting at numerous conferences and networking meetings on the topics of utilizing SharePoint for various business verticals, SharePoint and accessibility as well as managing projects.

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.

Reza Dorrani

Reza Dorrani is an IT professional with over 13+ years of experience with demonstrated ability to design and lead implementation of enterprise applications, focused on delivering efficient and competitive business solutions around Power Platform, SharePoint & Office 365. Currently a Power Platform Practice Technical Lead for Catapult Systems based in Houston, TX. As a SharePoint consultant working on custom web parts and forms, he came across Power Apps in early 2017 and was one of the early adopters of the platform in his organization. He started building apps, flows and dashboards to digitize and streamline several business processes for customers. He currently has over 15 Power Platform solutions running in production and working on many more. Reza became a top contributor in the community forums since it was the ideal playground for his passion of learning and sharing knowledge around the Power Platform. He is a Super User on the Power Apps & the Power Automate forms with over 650+ authored solutions, 900 Kudos, several community App & flow sample contributions, etc. Reza is the founder and leader of the Houston Power Apps & Power Automate User Group. Reza has a YouTube channel where he shares his knowledge and experiences around the Power Platform – 

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.