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January 2020 Power Apps community call: Introduction to Solutions and Power Virtual Agents

Welcome to the Power Apps community call. These calls are the 3rd Wednesday of each month where we will share the latest news about Power Apps, demonstrate tips and tools to help you build awesome Power Apps. In these calls you will meet the Power Apps product team and community experts to get your questions answered.  Kicking off 2020 we will be covering two of the hottest Power Platform topics: Power Apps solutions and Power Virtual Agents.

This month’s agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Introduction to Solutions and Power Platform ALM – by Todd Baginski
  • An introduction to Microsoft Power Virtual Agents by Charles Sterling (Chuck)
  • Recent PowerApps News and Community Contributions – 5 minutes (Todd and Chuck)
  • Monthly tips related to theme of the month – 2 minutes (Todd and Chuck)
    • 3 takeaways each
  • Next call details – 1 minute (Todd)
  • Q&A – Till end of call (Todd and Chuck)

 Introduction to Solutions and Power Platform ALM – by Todd Baginski 

Solutions are how Power Apps creators, package, and maintain units of software that extend Common Data Service. For example, Dynamics 365 for Sales, Marketing, Customer Service apps are composed of solutions. Customizers and developers distribute solutions so that organizations can use Common Data Service to install and uninstall the business functionality defined by the solution.

 An introduction to Microsoft Power Virtual Agents by Charles Sterling

In this session Charles Sterling will take you on all demo tour of the newest member of the Power Platform: Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. If you aren’t familiar with Microsoft Power Virtual Agents, they enable you to easily create and maintain intelligent chatbots without having to code.

 When: January 15th 8:00AM PST


About Todd Baginski
A graduate from the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Todd helps grow the business and leads the technical teams at Canviz. Todd is an 11-time Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience in software development. He consistently keeps Canviz on the cutting edge of web, mobile, desktop, and cloud technologies. He leads the technical teams at Canviz with a passion for sharing knowledge and attention to detail. In his free time, Todd gives back to his local community by coaching and growing youth sports teams.