ISV Business Solutions: BizApps Products versus Accelerators
There is a growing number of vertical business solutions built by ISVs. Some of these solutions are just an accelerator (usually free) to build a solution or top but there is growing number of complete off the shelf products built on Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement. These are full products with future roadmap, regular upgrades and a whole community around them.
In this Panel discussion, you will join Mohamed Mostafa, Microsoft MVP/FastTrack Architect and Director of iProperty Cloud Platform for Property and Housing, to discuss the future of ISV Business Solutions both Products and Accelerators as well as Microsoft’s backing and support of complete Industry-specific products and vertical solutions.
Our Panellists will include a number of Microsoft MVPs, Community leaders and Microsoft colleagues.Event LargeSat 9:15 am – 10:05 am
Adaptive Cards in Power Platform and Microsoft Teams today
We all possibly heard about Adaptive Cards. Microsoft’s garage project that turned out into a fundament for many functionalities we are all using today in Power Platform and beyond. We can find them in processes, chatbots, interfaces.
This session will:
* Help you to understand what are Adaptive Cards
* Show you how to use them as a Power Users
* Inform you where can you find them in M365
* Inspire you to use them in your projects
The meaning of Adaptive Cards is getting more and more important. Easiness in their use makes them a good choice when speaking about making processes better and interaction more valuable. It’s really good to know this technology!Event LargeSat 10:15 am – 11:05 am
Meet the Digital Contact Center Platform
What is the Digital Contact Center Platform?
Is this the same thing as Omnichannel for Customer Service?
Nuance? What’s that?
Are you asking these questions? Join us as we uncover what’s behind the Microsoft Digital Contact Center and what you might need to successfully deploy it.Event LargeSat 11:15 am – 11:45 am
Panel: How can you have successful projects
Join us while we discuss:
– Some of our successful projects
– Our bad projects
– How can you make sure your project is a success?
– Is there a difference between D365 Projects and Power Platform ones?
– People can make or break a project
Hopefully, you’ll learn more about how you can have only successful projects in your future if that is possible – is it?Event LargeSat 11:55 am – 12:45 pm
Power Platform Governance made easy – enhance the Admin Center with the CoE Starter Kit
On the way to a modern workplace, many processes and structures are being questioned, with classic hierarchies, control and monitoring gradually disappearing. Nevertheless, both users and administrators have a need for clarity and an overview.
The Power Platform in particular seems confusing and therefore threatening due to its numerous options.
There are many possibilities in the Power Platform Admin Center that makes your life as an Admin way easier. The Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit offers a wealth of options for structuring and administering the use of the Power Platform as well.
Let me tell you, why you should use both!
In this session, Michael will demonstrate the possibilities of the Power Platform Admin Center and give you an overview of the CoE Starter Kit and its components. You will learn where to get the CoE from and what is needed to roll it out in your own company.
Key take aways from this session:
1. Discover possibilities of the Power Platform Admin Center
2. Explore the CoE Starter Kit
3. Learn how do get started with an end to end governance processEvent LargeSat 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Governing Power Platform solutions, a non-expiring process
Center of Excellence, environment strategy, Data Loss Prevention, governance landing zones, power platform reference architecture, security layers – all these topics are music to my ears, but for some overwhelming and unclear.
With this session, I aim to bring clarity to those who wonder where to get started to get visibility, establish governance and provide a thriving environment where fusion teams have fun creating scalable, sustainable, and secure solutions.Event LargeSat 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
PowerFx (“How to make it work for you!”)
It’s been nearly 6 years since I wrote my first Power FX. Back then it was just what you use to write Canvas Apps, now Power Fx is used across many parts of power platform and it’s going to grow to every part of our platform.
In this session you will gain the real-world experience and best practice for writing Power Fx, from coding standards to writing functions (yes, it’s a thing!), the differences in how Power Fx interacts with its environment, be it Commands, Custom Pages or good old Canvas Apps.
We’ll dive deep into patterns and reusable code, improving the syntax of your code, vastly reducing errors in your code and… as if that was not enough, speeding up your development!
If you want to take your Power Fx skills to the next level this is the session for you.Event LargeSat 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Better Integration between D365 and SharePoint using Power Automate
In this session I will demonstrate how we can improve upon the out of the box integration between Dynamics 365 and SharePoint by using Power Automate to enable better site creation, synchronise permissions between the two systems and to see documents from a child record on a parent recordEvent SmallSat 9:15 am – 10:05 am
Top Tips for Getting The Most Out of D365 Marketing
Dynamics 365 Marketing is a fantastic solution for organisations wanting to use the power of their D365 data to provide meaningful and responsive marketing journeys for their customers. In this session, we’ll take a look at some cool ways to get even more out of the Marketing App. We will cover tips to take your marketing efforts to the next level!Event SmallSat 10:15 am – 11:05 am
A Movement in the Making
Ready to Power up your Maker Movement? Learn why, how and when to kick start your movement of makers, with the help of solid governance and best practices.Event SmallSat 11:15 am – 11:45 am
Is Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement dead?
Can we build an entire CRM system with Power Platform? But all I do is Dynamics!
Join us for a strongly opinionated session focusing on the Power Platform and where the Dynamics 365 First Party Apps fit in!Event SmallSat 11:55 am – 12:45 pm
Cloud flows debugging and error handling
Have you seen the scope control in list of Flow’s actions? Have you ever thought how to use it and basically, why is it there?
Maybe you have also noticed the “run after” functionality?
If you haven’t had yet, or have had, but still in doubt how to, join this session!
* how and when to use those functionalities in your Flows
* how to create a try-catch constructions
* in which other patterns you can use them
Smart usage of scopes and run after functionalities helps your Flows to run really errorless. It’s really good to be familiar with them.Event SmallSat 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
How I learned to stop worrying and love Dynamics 365 projects
Join Andrew Bibby, a fifteen-year veteran of Dynamics 365 CRM projects, to learn where YOU should focus your efforts if you want to have great project, happy users and the return on investment you’re looking for.
Andrew will share top tips that will dramatically improve the chances that your project will be successful for everyone involved. These tips cover the whole project lifecycle – building the right team, managing requirements, quality assurance, user adoption, change management, and more.Event SmallSat 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Optimising Business Benefits from Microsoft Licensing
Microsoft and licensing, it can be a world of pain with no one really answering what you need, when, or how to estimate it. In this session which will be based on a round table format we will be covering how companies can maximise the value they have from Microsoft Licenses and also minimise costs by outlining common mistakes that are made. We welcome questions and will be promoting audience interaction to empower attendee’s to be able to go away progress with Microsoft solutions across Microsoft 365, Azure, Power Platform and Dynamics 365.Event SmallSat 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Crash Course in Power Pages!
Have you tried Power Apps portals in the past and found them awkward and complex? Have your tried Power Pages? New features and capabilities (design studio, templates, fast provisioning) have been added to the existing Power Apps portals foundation, making web application development much more accessible to Power Platform makers and developers. Power Pages allows makers to build Microsoft Dataverse-powered web and mobile applications for external users. This session will dive into the new features and provide an entertaining tutorial on how to quickly and successfully build a Power Page site!Studio 8Sat 9:15 am – 10:05 am
AI Builder Jump Start!
Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create business outcomes is no longer left to data scientists or Azure developers. Using AI Builder, Power Platform makers can take advantage of democratized AI capabilities without writing code or creating complex models.
In this session, Ahmad will walk you through (step-by-step) building Power Apps and Power Automate AI infused solutions using AI Builder, that can predict values, or automatically detect objects. Using these approaches, organizations can reduce manual actions in order to scale resources within their organization.Studio 8Sat 10:15 am – 11:05 am
Product & Price Configuration, and Document Automation for Microsoft Dynamics
In this 30-minute session we will zoom into different approaches to optimize your Dynamics deployment for Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) processes and to automate your transactional document flows.Studio 8Sat 11:15 am – 11:45 am
How to style Power Pages
You got your Power Pages Portal created, but then what? Where to begin with styling your new portal? Let me guide you through how to get started with styling – from the simplest level to the most advanced with SCSS and Portals CLI.Studio 8Sat 11:55 am – 12:45 pm
Process Mining with Power Automate
Microsoft Power Automate now offers Process Mining, an automated way to evaluate the efficiency of business processes based on your data.
Upload information about case management and it will tell you how efficient it is and where it can be more efficient.
Want to improve your invoicing process? Upload the events from your ERP and learn which steps are the most time consuming.Studio 8Sat 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Conversational Apps, why type if you can speak?
Ever wondered if it would be possible to talk to a PowerApp to actually get something you need? In that case, the answer is yes!
By combining speech-to-text, LUIS, power virtual agents and powerapps, a whole new way off creating apps open up.
Cynthia! Give me the weather forecast for tomorrow, is not longer restricted to Alexa or Siri. With only a few simple integrations, conversational AI becomes a reality for your next-gen applications.Studio 8Sat 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
So you want to be a Solution Architect?
So you have been in the Power Platform or Dynamics 365 for longer than you can remember? Looking to take the next steps to become a Solution Architect?
Mark will share his years of experience with the Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of what skills you need and what your roles and responsibilities would be.
He will also share tips and tricks on how to make your life easierStudio 8Sat 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Elevate Your Microsoft Power Automate Game by Using Expressions
Since becoming generally available, Microsoft Power Automate has become the tool of choice to automate common tasks and business processes across many applications and services, such as Office 365, Salesforce, Dynamics 365 and many more. All these applications and services provide a rich set of triggers and actions, but there are times where business processes need to extend the functionality of these actions. This is all possible by using Expressions.
In this session, the audience will learn about Expressions, where they can be used, their limitations, and the functions available. Additionally, the audience will see different Expression examples that range from basic to advanced, along with some awesome demos.Studio 9Sat 9:15 am – 10:05 am
Flow like the wind!
Power Automate is an incredibly Powerful Tool for process automation, but it can get also incredibly slow. You can easily build a flow that’ll run for hours while doing only basic tasks. Why do some flows run so long? What are the common reasons? And most importantly, how do you avoid them?
In this session I will show you how to simplify and increase the performance of your flows. I will demonstrate how to drastically reduce the number of API actions required for each flow.
During the session you will learn all sorts of Power Automate tips and tricks that will make working with the product easier and more productive.,
We will examine various topics to reduce the requirement for apply to each loops and techniques to manipulate your data more easily.
By the end of the session you will come away with a bunch of techniques that you can use to build absolutely tasty automations in your organisation!Studio 9Sat 10:15 am – 11:05 am
How to Build Your Career in Microsoft BizApps
Join BizApps experts from HCL Tech for an open discussion on building your career in Dynamics 365 & Power Platform. Hear first-hand from Nicolas Fernandez, who will share lessons he learned on his career path from a Junior Consultant to MVP at an enterprise systems integrator. You’ll walk away with tips you can implement in your own life to accelerate your professional aspirations and take you to that next level.Studio 9Sat 11:15 am – 11:45 am
Build the world’s best approvals with Power Automate
In this 1 hour session learn from former Power Platform Evangelist Jon Levesque as he teaches you how to take Approvals to the next level by using legally binding signatures to make sure things are truly approved and auditable and not just living in a SharePoint list!
In this session you will learn a few things.. like:
How to structure an approval
What is eSignature
How to build digital signature into your approvals
How to store the documents properly for auditability
How to make Automation fun and friendly for anyone!Studio 9Sat 11:55 am – 12:45 pm
How to build next level canvas Power Apps
Canvas Power Apps is a superb tool for building relatively simple Apps. Both Desktop and mobile. But you can do more with it.
In this session, you learn how to build a dynamic editable grid with canvas Power Apps. It’s a pretty common use case. At least when you are digitalizing existing Excel processes. Because Excel is “the” dynamic editable grid.
The presented approach is fully usable with Dataverse, Dataverse for Teams or even with SharePoint.Studio 9Sat 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
The complete toolbox for designing your model-driven app solutions
When it comes to model-driven apps, there are typically two directions from which you can come at them: the Dynamics side and the Microsoft 365 side. Each of these sides has their own experience and knowledge that they bring to the table, and very little awareness about what possibilities lie on the other side. This leads to inefficient and incomplete solutions that are not future proof.
This session will bring the two sides together, make a comparison between the capabilities and techniques and provide guidance in picking the best solution for a problem. We will cover cloud flows, form scripts, business rules, plug-ins and other solution components for managing business logic. You will walk away knowing the limitations of each, understanding the differences between them, and recognizing when to apply which in a project.Studio 9Sat 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
The Untruthful Art – Five Ways of Misrepresenting Data
In this age of information it is imperative to be able to be able to clearly, simply and accurately explain and communicate sometimes complex data.
Right at the intersection of journalism and statistics lies visual communication – the art of using data, charts and maps to convey information. This has been called “the truthful art” as it is an extremely powerful tool that must be wielded with the utmost care. Just like any other tools, however, it can be used for sinister purposes.
This session is all about exploring ways that data can be misrepresented to further a goal – while still seem perfectly reasonable. It is intended as an eye opener for anyone interested in the how and why of data deception.
We will walk through five areas and explore where the trickery is hidden, discuss a more honest way of communicate the information as well as look at ways to spot potential foul play with data.Studio 9Sat 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
PCF 101 – How to start creating your own code components
Power Apps Component Framework is an exciting way to increase the usability of your solutions. But how do you start, the documentation tells you what to do but you struggle where to start. If you cannot figure out how to begin creating your own components, then this session is for you. A step-by-step walkthrough of how to create and deploy a component and the resources available to you.Studio 3Sat 9:15 am – 10:05 am
Pro & Citizen symbiosis with Virtual Tables
Virtual tables recently got a lot of new shiny features, but as usual, people don’t use them that much because of the dark past of the feature itself. Did we finally get all we need to push them to another level for a final reborn or is it just a one-patch wonder that must be forgotten? We will show you how pros and citizens can work in symbiosis to build exceptional solutions that consume data outside our holy database called Dataverse. Are you ready to go on a virtual adventure with us?Studio 3Sat 10:15 am – 11:05 am
Microsoft Teams Status Light with Power Platform and Azure Services
How to build Microsoft Teams Presence light with Philips Hue colour lighting system leveraging Power Platform and Azure Services. Come and find out how I have setup the light to show different colours based on the Microsoft Team presence availability status. The setup runs completely in cloud using Microsoft Graph change notification webhook subscription with the help of Azure functions & Power Automate.Studio 3Sat 11:15 am – 11:45 am
Extend the Power Platform with Custom Connectors
There are a lot of extensibility options in the Power Platform. One of those is custom connectors. Of course the Power Platform already has 500+ connectors, but sometimes you miss a connector, an action or a trigger. Microsoft offers the option to create custom connectors for that.
In this session, Daniel will build a custom connector step by step and show you what you should be aware of when working on custom connectors.Studio 3Sat 11:55 am – 12:45 pm
Advanced Dataverse data platforming with Synapse and Power BI
The expansion of Dataverse into the Azure Synapse Link is more than the replacement for the Data Export Service, It’s an opportunity to mesh the organization’s data estate with Dataverse. – The initial experience can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. We’ll explore Dataverse in the Synapse platform and how that can be visualized in Power BI.Studio 3Sat 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Dataverse REST Builder and Web API
Web API is one of the two ways to connect to Dataverse but is not always straightforward to use. Let’s dive into Dataverse REST Builder and check how it can help to connect and query Dataverse with different programming languages.Studio 3Sat 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Graph API – Automate your administration
The Graph API in comibination with Power Automate can really ensure you are removing bottle necks in your organisation. From Guest users and managing teams to improved approvals and setting out of office.
This session will bring to the audience demos and walkthroughs of the API basics as well as the complex scenariosStudio 3Sat 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm