Business Applications MVP, Dynamics 365 Developer and Evangelist. I have over 17 years of CRM Software Development experience and 14 years of MS Dynamics CRM/365 Development experience. I build add-ons for Dynamics 365 and speak extensively via webinars, trainings, local user groups and schools. I am also a regular speaker at Dynamics 365 industry events.
In this session we'll take a look at using a low-code approach to getting started with Power Virtual Agents and extending the capabilities of PVA using the Microsoft Bot Framework. Makers of all skill levels will learn how to create Bots using Power Virtual Agents and how the Power Platform's "no cliffs" design extends to creating Bots to allow for specific business scenarios that may not be able to be met out of the box.
In this session we’ll be covering the ALM Apps and Components that are being developed for the CoE Starter Kit. The components are intended to be a starting point for customers to implement healthy Power Platform ALM practices in their organization leveraging Azure DevOps and GitHub. The two Apps that are part of the ALM Components are geared toward two different audiences.
The cost of storage and API calls in Power Apps and Dynamics 365 can be a concern for many organizations. The good news is there are ways to reduce your cost for storage and for integrations by leveraging Virtual Entities. In this session we'll take a look at building a custom data provider that connects to Azure SQL and eliminates the need to push certain kinds of data out of your Azure hosted or on-prem databases and into the potentially more costly DataFlex (formerly CDS) storage for your Model Driven App to consume.
In this session we'll demonstrate how you can use a little bit of code to make Flow even more powerful. The session is intended for every level of Flow user, as long as you have a good understanding of Flow's capabilities and it's purpose. For as much as Flow can do there are just as many things it can't and when you reach the end of Flow's capabilities you may require a little bit of code to help your project to the finish line. This is primarily a demo session and we'll show how to build custom Flow plugins, from scratch, that leverage Azure Functions to extend Flows capabilities. The session focuses on two areas of extending out of the box flow capabilities. 1. Handling data validation that can't be accomplished using out-of-the-box functions 2. Extending existing connectors to provide more capabilities to grow your Flow to places never seen before. Make sure to stay tuned all the way to the end!
In this session we’ll delve into the strange and mysterious world of Power Platform Application Life Cycle management. We’ll discuss challenges related to applying ALM best practices, using the Power Platform, as well as the tools, resources, and practices necessary to thwart those challenges. The session will include a demo of end to end ALM Automation of Power Platform solutions using the latest tools available in the Center of Excellence Starter Kit’s ALM Accelerator for Power Platform.