Power Platform Ottawa UG November 2019

When:  Nov 26, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET)
Our kick-off event for the Ottawa user group! Join us at Microsoft Ottawa November 26th 2pm - 5pm with a Power Platform Happy Hour after the event.


  • 1:30 - 2:00pm Welcome, networking
  • 2:00 - 2:30pm Session: What's New with the Power Platform?
  • 2:45 - 3:30pm Session: Integrating Power Automate with Dynamics 365 and Protecting your data, Todd Mercer
  • 3:45 - 4:30pm Session: Building enhanced user experiences with Canvas Applications, Alex Shlega
  • 4:30 - ??? Power Platform Happy Hour

Session: What’s New with the Power Platform?

Microsoft announced of series of new features and products at the recent Ignite conference. To kick off the inaugural meeting of the Ottawa Power Platform User Group, Nick will highlight some of the announcements and the direction of the Power Platform.

About Nick:

MVP. Dad. Husband. Canadian. Beer connoisseur. Passionate about Power Platform, Power Apps and Powerlifting.

Blog: https://readyxrm.blog
Twitter: https://twitter.com/readyxrm
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickdoelman/

Session: Integrating Power Automate with Dynamics 365 and Protecting your data.

Power Automate brings a lot of capabilities to the table which opens up a whole spectrum of possibilities when we integrate it with Dynamics 365. Let’s take a quick tour around what is possible with Power Automate and some best practices to get started. We’ll wrap up the session with a discussion around Data Loss Prevention Policies, what they are and how you can use them to protect your organization's data.

About Todd:
Technical Lead and Scrum Master for a Dynamics CRM development team that extends and evolves a complex CRM deployment for 1200+ users. Passionate about finding technology solutions that streamline and automate business processes while delivering a great user experience.

I am the local Ottawa chapter leader for the Dynamics CRM User Group (CRMUG/D365UG)and enjoy participating through the discussion forums, virtual events, and speaking at events/conferences.

Blog: https://toddjmercer.com/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddjmercer/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/toddjmercer

Session 2: Building enhanced user experiences with Canvas Applications

In this session, we will look at a couple of real-life scenarios where a low-code Canvas Application can greatly improve end user experience with the otherwise traditional model-driven (Dynamics) system. Following the demo, we will quickly discuss the steps involved in building such applications, review required team expertise, and compare development effort with the usual code-heavy techniques.

About Alex:
A former .NET developer who became a Dynamics CRM consultant back in the 2011 days, now an aspiring Power Platform solution architect who also happened to be a 2-times Business Applications MVP. Working with the Power Platform daily, blogging about it nightly, and creating tools/presentations somewhere in between.

Come visit my blog: https://www.itaintboring.com
Connect on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandershlega/
Or see me on twitter: http://twitter.com/ashlega


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