Pre-day

Kick off your conference early with a day long workshop experience and your chance to connect and share best practices with super users like you. View the Pre-day agenda

Pre-day workshops

Immersive Pre-day workshops on Sunday, June 9, are available to conference attendees for an additional $350 per person and includes breakfast and lunch. Register today

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Get top tips and tricks for developing single tenant apps, and discover how to get more out of the AL language. Learn how to make Visual Studio Code more efficient in coding Apps through working with snippets and extending the functionality of VSCode. Get hands-on experience with the APIs and learn firsthand how to create apps that extend the functionality of Business Central.

Be the AI expert in sales and marketing for your company, and help democratize AI for your end users through Dynamics 365! In this session, we'll cover basic capabilities setup across applications, as well as the data requirements necessary to drive AI impact from data sources. Ideal for key users and business analysts, this session focuses on configuration activities, but won't include direct coding scenarios.

Learn how to apply AI to help Customer Service Managers easily identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness of their teams and drive a better experience for their customers. In this hands-on session, you'll learn how to add intelligent virtual agents that support teams, lower support costs and provide delightful customer experiences -- all without writing any code.

Learn how to execute core critical retail processes with Dynamics 365 for Retail. This session is designed for those with experience in ERP implementations and/or experience designing business processes in ERP implementation projects.

Discover best practices for managing implementation and deployment of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, and tool-specific tips for managing business processes, data, code and environments. This working session covers the technology and tools available through Dynamics Lifecycle services and Visual Studio Online, and is designed for solution architects, senior functional consultants, senior technical consultants and project managers with existing knowledge of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and hands-on experience in AX 2012 implementations.

In this full-day training session, learn how to create, optimize and leverage the Power Query engine for all your data prep tasks. Ideal for business analysts, this workshop will teach you how Microsoft's expanded self-service and AI capabilities can help you extract insights from big data. Using the Power Query experience, you'll be able to ingest, transform, integrate and enrich data – including data from a large and growing set of supported on-premises and cloud-based data sources, including Microsoft Dynamics 365, Salesforce and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

Learn the core principles of data modeling in this full-day workshop designed for business users with experience in Power BI Desktop and/or Power Pivot for Excel. We'll touch on the basics of data modeling, and dive deeper into concepts that enrich your data modeling expertise.

Deepen your understanding of how to communicate data effectively through visualization and take your report building to the next level. Understanding the art behind visualization, choosing the right charts, and realizing the impact of color, shape and size are key elements in report design. We’ll walk through how to use Power BI visuals effectively, as well as the latest and greatest features that enhance the end user experience -- including effective usage of bookmarks, page tooltips and custom visuals.

Power BI enables data analysts and business users to tell remarkable stories with data through interactive reports and live dashboards. In this session, learn how Power BI Premium can help you build comprehensive, enterprise-scale analytic solutions that deliver actionable insights, while complying with the needs of enterprise security, scale, data modeling and more. From aggregations for big data and incremental refresh, to connectivity and programmability, to tooling for large models, learn how to leverage Power BI's features to tell your most impactful data stories.

Just getting started with Power BI? Join us for this full-day, hands-on workshop that will get you up and running with Power BI and all its components. We will show you how to connect to data, prep it and model it, and how to create visualizations with reports and dashboards.

In this full-day, hands-on training session, learn firsthand how customers and partners can leverage Microsoft Flow to build out automated and human-driven business processes to improve organizational productivity.  Learn how to connect to 200+ different services -- including SharePoint, Excel, Dynamics and more -- with Microsoft Flow, all without writing a line of code! Explore how Microsoft Flow integrates with and powers features in the Common Data Service for Apps.

In this hands-on workshop designed for beginners, you'll build a canvas-based and model-based PowerApp for your mobile device; create and write to a Common Data Service entity; and use Microsoft Flow to automate an approvals process. No prior experience with PowerApps needed! In addition, experience real-world demos featuring the ways in which citizen developers and pro developers are using the Power platform to build bespoke applications that save time, money and paper.

Take your PowerApps skills to the next level. In this full-day, hands-on workshop, you'll go beyond the basics with PowerApps canvas apps and model-driven apps in a series of app scenarios and challenges: Learn how to connect to custom APIs, generate and print PDFs, work with complex data relationships, embed a canvas app in a model-driven app, embed an app in a Power BI dashboard, create re-usable components and more. Some experience building solutions in PowerApps and connecting to data sources required.

You've built several apps that save your organization time and money -- now, how do you support and manage all these apps? In this full-day workshop, learn best practices for management and governance of PowerApps, Power BI and Microsoft Flow, including architecture overview, security considerations, licensing, monitoring, alerting, application lifecycle management, and educating app and report makers within IT and business units on best practices. Experience real-world demos, dive into the Power platform's admin capabilities, and learn how to build your own custom tools with PowerApps.

AI and ML are two of the fastest growing technologies in our industry -- and Microsoft offers the most complete platform in the landscape. This full-day session covers the core concepts, languages and tools needed to deliver ML solutions, plus the capabilities of the Azure AI platform. Get hands-on with these technologies and learn how to implement them across Power BI and PowerApps.

Join Bill Jelen, Excel expert, host of MrExcel.com and former financial analyst, for a full-day training session covering Excel’s most powerful formulas, data manipulation/modeling (Power Query and Power Pivot), data visualizations, and advanced features -- including the all-new Dynamic Arrays. Learn how to leverage the full potential of Excel in this fast-paced, lecture-style session, no laptop required.

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