Power Platform - DynamicsCon
DynamicsCon March 16 - 18, 2021

Power Platform

Speaker Highlight!

See the DynamicsCon presenters for the Power Platform track listed below. Session times displayed in Eastern Standard Time (EST) | GMT-05:00.

View the full listing of sessions on the AGENDA page.

Samuel Adranyi, Senior Software Engineer, Mekorma

Power Apps, Teams, and IoT

Wednesday, 17th of March
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In this technical hands-on session, I will be showing you how to Integrate Power Apps that help with controlling IoT devices into Microsoft Teams.

Grant Bartholomew, Senior Software Engineer, MCA Connect

Power Automate tips, best practices, and lessons learned

Thursday, 18th of March
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Learn to build robust, efficient, and reliable Flows. We will cover Power Automate basics, common pitfalls, and best development practices. This session will focus on developing Flows for model-driven apps, but the principles will be applicable to any Flow.

Neil Benson, Scrum Coach, Customery

Pitch2Win: how to scope, estimate and win agile Power Platform projects

Tuesday, 16th of March
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Learn how to get agile Power Platform projects approved by your stakeholders by effectively scoping and estimating the requirements, then presenting the timeline, resources, and costs in a compelling, transparent way.

This session is for sales managers, pre-sales consultants, architects, project managers, customer success managers and practice leaders at Microsoft partners, and internal project champions at Microsoft customers.

Rishona Elijah, Power Platform Trainer, Barhead Solutions

Real-time streaming of your data with Power BI

Tuesday, 16th of March
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In this session, we’ll be looking at how you can get your data to flow into your dashboards and reports all in REAL TIME, where you can watch as the changes in your data happen. Without code, you can use Power BI to create beautiful visuals to display your data and use Power Automate to see the changes and updates occur before your eyes.

Chris Huntingford, Technical Architect, Avanade

The Notorious Data Debate

Tuesday, 16th of March
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The age old debate on where data should live has been fought for over a decade by tech enthusiasts. With the Power Platform at the forefront of Lo-Code/No-Code the debate still rages on by Makers all around the world.

Let’s take this opportunity to clear this up once and for all! In this session we will talk all things Data, Business Value, Tech value, Licensing, and Loads more.

It’s controversial but necessary to make sure data is treated with respect and solutions are built correctly.

Yawer Iqbal, Solution Architect, Sofhof Pty Ltd

RPA with Desktop Flow

Wednesday, 17th of March
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) enables users to automate repetitive task even if APIs are not available. Desktop Flow is Microsoft offering to create RPA bots. This session covers the basics of RPA like introduction, types and understanding of the market. See how quickly one can get started with Desktop RPA and demos of some recent developments.

Ramsey Kandah, Solution Architect, Dynamic Consulting

Enterprise Integration using Logic Apps

Thursday, 18th of March
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Provide an introduction to using logic apps/power platform to solve common integration problems with Dynamics 365 products.

Amna Khan, Technical Consultant, VeriPark

Power Platform Overview

Tuesday, 16th of March
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Power Platform overview and deep dive for Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Automate.

Zoë Leichty & Joel Leichty, Microsoft MVP, Dynamic Consulting

From Zero To Minimally Competent Power BI Story

Tuesday, 16th of March
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dona Sarkar’s keynote challenge at DynamicsCon 2020 was to identify ONE person to help with tech skills.

Joel asked Zoë if she wanted to learn Power BI. Zoë asked, “What is Power BI and why should I care?” Joel replied, “I will pay you using my windfall of DynamicsCon speaker income.”

With Zoë excited about the project, they’ve posted progress via a YouTube series.

Did Dona’s advice work? What does six months of casual learning look like? What is this session even about?

Rami Mounla, Solution Architect, DXC Technology

DevOps Zero to Hero in 45 minutes

Thursday, 18th of March
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

DevOps has been a buzz word for a while. How do you successfully implement it for the Power Platform and ensure team efficiency?

Covering work management, quality control, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD), supporting infrastructure as code, automated regression testing, and much more.

If you want to embark in DevOps or if you are already using it and would like to know what else you can do this session is for you.

Muhammad Mustajab, CE | PL Consultant, Visionet Systems

Plugins vs Flow vs Azure Fn vs Web jobs

Wednesday, 17th of March
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Ever thought as a consultant we have plugins, flow, Logic app, and Azure function, and much more at our disposal. When I began working on the power platform the three Ws pop up in my head When to use (Plugins vs Flow vs Logic App vs Azure Function vs Custom API) Where to use it (Plugins vs Flow vs Logic App vs Azure Function vs Custom API) Why use a particular one and not use the other?

This session will be less talk more coding action 🙂

Mats Necker, CTO, knk Customer Engagement GmbH

Best of both worlds – Embedding Canvas Apps in Model-Driven Apps

Thursday, 18th of March
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Power Platform offers a lot of different tools, half the way is knowing when to use what. And if you really want to get your solutions to the next level, integrating these tools is the way to go

In this session, we will do live demos of different ways to join the structured world which is Model Driven Apps with tailored UX using Canvas Apps to create awesome solutions.

Japhlet Nwamu, Technical Lead, Cregitech

Automating Your Day with Power Automate

Wednesday, 17th of March
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Tons of tasks to get done and you’re exhausted already? I totally understand how it feels! How about having your day automated while you focus on more important tasks?

Yea you got that right! Power Automate helps you automate processes. Power Automate is all about having computers manage repetitive tasks.

And did I also mention that you can do all of these without writing code? Yea I meant that!

Ok then! Let’s talk more about Power Automate during my session.

Foyin Olajide-Bello, Consultant, Cloud Engineering, Avanade

Leveraging the possibilities of Power Virtual Agent in the Modern Workplace

Wednesday, 17th of March
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

This session will describe how to get started with the Power Virtual Agents App for Microsoft Teams. It will explain this with the real life scenario of a simple bot. The session will show the end to end process of creating a bot and publishing it. Concepts like uploading bulk questions, updating the bot as required, including additional authors, flow escalations, publishing across the enterprise, including governance, and more.

Olajumoke Toriola, Chief Technology Officer, Ha-Shem Limited

Build a NEO Chatbot using PVA within Microsoft Teams

Thursday, 18th of March
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

During this pandemic and remote work becoming the new norm, have you ever thought of making the New Employee Onboarding (NEO) process of your organization a lot simplified, interactive, and engaging for new hires?

You can achieve this by creating no-code/low-code grade intelligent Chatbot within the Microsoft Team Apps together with Power Virtual Agents. This session will walk you through how to quickly build your NEO bot with Power Virtual Agents without ever leaving the Teams interface.

Bruno Torterolo, Business Applications Architect, Arkano soft

Dataverse 101

Thursday, 18th of March
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Introduction to Microsoft Dataverse, capabilities, usage, and general overview.

Tanique Williams, Learning Consultant, PowerObjects-HCL

Power Platform from a Beginner’s Perspective

Tuesday, 16th of March
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

In this session, we’ll learn what exactly is the Power Platform and provide a detailed overview of each of its components and how they can be used. We’ll share resources that will aid a beginner’s journey into the Power Platform.

Linn Zaw Win, Senior Technical Consultant, DXC Technology

PCF for Beginners

Wednesday, 17th of March
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Are you a Dynamics 365 or Power Platform developer who wants to delve into developing custom control with Power Apps component framework (PCF) but don’t know where to start? Are you getting overwhelmed with the knowledge available online and want some guidance on structured learning?

In this session, you will learn about the prerequisites, step-by-step demo on building a simple PCF control, best practices, tools to make your life easier, controls by the community, and other useful resources.

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