Virtual June 2020 Calgary Power Platform User Group meeting

When:  Jun 16, 2020 from 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM (MT)
Join us on Tuesday, June 16 at 3:30 pm MST via Microsoft Teams!

+1 647-792-0075   Canada, Toronto (Toll)
Conference ID: 686 579 552#

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Meeting Agenda

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm - Meeting Welcome & Introduction

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm - Rise of the Innovation Administrators | Daniel Christian

The next generation of Citizen Developers needs innovative Innovation Administrators who can configure the Power Platform to keep things secured and let the makers build apps.


Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft Business Solutions MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform as he walks you through several out-of-box features that provide you the ability and the confidence to govern your apps, flows, and connectors. Finally, he'll also show you all the free tools available to make your admin tasks easy and automated as well.


4:45 pm - 5:45 pm - Power BI CI/CD with Azure DevOps | Luca Gualtieri

In our daily business, we cannot wait for days, weeks, months, or even longer to get our insights. We need to deliver faster!


Working agile to realize continuous delivery of results helps BI Teams to deliver artifacts to the end-user in a continuous flow; by continuously pushing new content to our end users, the chance for mistakes is growing exponentially.


To avoid mistakes, we can add some structure to our development and deployment processes. We can do this by working in multi-tier process architecture. But how do we realize that with self-service tooling like Power BI? You might have heard about the acronym DTAP (Development, Testing, Acceptance, Production) and ALM (Application Lifecycle Management).

These multi-tier developing processes are very common in software testing and deployment. However, in an upcoming industry of self-service IT, these processes are sometimes hard to use. Power BI, which is mostly positioned and advertised by Microsoft as a self-service data analytics tooling, does not have a standard integrated capability to apply a multi-tier architecture for development and deployment.

You will leave this session with an understanding of how to deliver Power BI reports more regularly and more reliably, enabling you to respond better to your business demands. You will be able to use this session as a reference and enhance the solutions presented upon your business needs.

5:45 pm - 6:00  pm - Power Platform Tidbit TBD | Chris Sorensen

You will have to attend the session to see which topic from Chris got the most votes, see you there!



Microsoft Teams
Calgary, AB

Event Presenters

Luca Gualtieri

Title & Company: Business Intelligence Consultant, PBI Lab Inc.

Luca has over a decade of experience working as a consultant, business analyst, project manager and expert in data analytics & visualization. His passion for telling stories with data, and translating raw data into insightful metrics has helped firms & institutions around the globe.

Presentation Title: Power BI CI/CD with Azure DevOps

Daniel Christian

Title & Company:
Bio: As an early adopter of Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI & Power Virtual Agent, Daniel has first hand experienced the growth of these products. With over 15 years of experience of SharePoint which includes on-premises and online, Daniel's primary focus has been the integration of these products with SharePoint. As an MVP, Daniel works directly ...
Presentation Title: Rise of the Innovation Administrators

Chris Sorensen

Title & Company: Iteration Insights
Bio: Chris Sorensen, MCSE (Data Management and Analytics) and MCT is the Founder and President of Iteration Insights Ltd. He is a consultant, architect, educator and coach that has been working in the Analytics space for nearly 20 years. Over his career, he has provided strategic and architectural advisory services to many client and most recently he has ...
Presentation Title: TBD