In this episode of #LessCodeMorePower Dona and Sarah are joined by Luise Freese, a senior consultant working in business applications.

Luise designs visually the business logic and process of the applications she builds, giving a really unique edge to her presentations. In this episode, Luise talks us through common business problems she has found with Microsoft Teams and how she uses Power Virtual Agent to solve these problems!

With the Azure SignalR Service, a couple Azure Functions and a single Power Apps component framework component, your apps can be communicating with each other in real time—your users can be communicating with each other in real time, and you or your org’s app makers can put it all together with just a few lines of Power Apps code!

Additional Resources: Azure SignalR Service, An introduction to Azure Functions, & Power Apps component framework overview

Learn how to extract value from your data to bring the impact of your low-code solutions to a whole new level.

PowerApps already enable creation of useful business applications with minimal effort.

In this session, you will learn about how and why to connect your applications to Azure services responsible for Big Data.

You will see an example of an application that keeps track of NYC taxi logs and provides logistical information for greater business insights. You will leave this session with confident understanding of what Big Data connection options PowerApps provide, how to connect your application to Big Data, as well as how to reference and visualize it.

Additional Resources: Power Apps Devs

POWERful Devs showcase how developers can leverage the Power Platform to build applications faster and with far less effort.

Connect with industry-recognized ProDev influencers, Microsoft Cloud Advocates, trusted and diverse community leaders, and members of the Power Platform Team.

Alan is a Head of Digital Transformation and Innovation at Schlumberger where he has created over 90 different apps using the Power Platform.

Alan’s journey started not only creating applications that improved business processes, but also apps that help the well being of his colleagues. Join

Dona and Sarah in this episode where to learn about the next steps for Alan and how he aims to achieve his goal to create TWENTY new versions of himself!

Microsoft Mechanics explores how Microsoft’s Power Platform admin center provides a unified management experience for IT.

Julie Strauss, Principal PM Director for Microsoft Power Platform, joins host Jeremy Chapman to take a look at the controls you have in IT to manage environments, monitor across your tenant, as well as secure data access and more. 

Power Platform’s low-code environment, such as Power Automate and Power Apps, is becoming more and more prolific among business users and citizen developers, but what does this mean for IT? In order to provide a unified management experience, see how we’ve been working in the area of administration and governance to make it easier from an IT perspective to oversee what apps and flows are being created, and all the policies you might need to set.

Dona and Sarah talk to Charles Lamanna, CVP of low code platforms at Microsoft why exactly he believes in the Power Platform.

If you want to know the ‘WHY’ behind Power Platform, then join us and become part of the conversation! We also have a great RPA demo connecting to Power Virtual Agents and discuss plans around how we will be creating User Groups in every city in the world, so stay tuned!

Microsoft Mechanics takes a look at the latest capabilities for Power Apps that allow you to build responsive and rich app experiences around your data and processes with zero-to-low-code. Power Apps is about building modern and cross-platform apps that are accessible to all types of users — from non-technical to developers. If you are new to Power Apps, the experience is similar to a cross between PowerPoint and Excel.

Join Jeremy Chapman as lead Power Apps Program Manager, Clay Wesener, shows you how to get started; from a blank app, ready-made templates, or based on data you already have. You’ll see new capabilities such as how to incorporate low-code components, components created using code by a pro developer, and how to use mixed reality to bridge the gap between your app and the real world – whether that’s working with geospatial controls, measuring spaces, or viewing 3D objects.

Dona and Sarah talk to Philippe about Power Virtual Agents, one of the latest technologies within the Power Platform. Watch as Philippe discusses how to use conversation to automate business processes across every organization in EVERY industry.

Philippe originally was head of the Power Virtual Agent team where he has led the product to the market and championing this within the community. He has now moved over to being a Principle Program Manager in Financial Services!

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