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Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2020 – Power Platform sessions quick reference

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Hi everyone! You asked for the sessions and we’ve delivered!

The recent Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2020 digital event, had some of the most inspiring Power BI sessions to date and they’re now available for your viewing pleasure! We’ve attempted to put a consolidated list of Power BI and Power Platform sessions for you as a quick reference.

Reminder! There will be more pre-recorded sessions available at the end of May. The links will be added to the list once they are available.

Scroll down to see the James Phillips and Alysa Taylor keynote, and Power BI sessions. All sessions are posted on the MBAS community gallery, for the Power Platform, but we’ve posted the links below, just keep scrolling. Shout out to Pratap Ladhani for putting the list together and the AMAZING Sandy Rivas for always doing so much for the Power BI community!

If you missed the MBAS, take the opportunity to learn, and if you joined us at MBAS, you can relive, share and check out all 55 quick links to sessions below!


Hear from James Phillips and Alysa Taylor
Alysa Taylor; James Phillips

James Phillips, President of the Microsoft Business Applications group, shares the latest product strategy, highlights from the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2020 release, and how those innovations…

 Power BI

Unlock insights: Power BI vision and roadmap
Amir Netz; Arun Ulagaratchagan; Kim Manis; Miguel Martinez; Patrick Baumgartner; Priya Sathy

This session covers the vision and future roadmap for Microsoft Power BI. Power BI is on a journey to transform how organizations work with data. Join us to learn how Power BI will continue to create…
Create amazing data experiences with Power BI
Amir Netz; Bogdan Crivat; Justyna Lucznik; Kim Manis; Miguel Martinez; Priya Sathy; Vijay Gopalakrishnan

Join us for demos and a discussion on creating amazing data exploration experience in Microsoft Power BI. We showcase the roadmap and demos of AI infused experiences that are instantly familiar.
Modern Enterprise BI
Amir Netz; Bogdan Crivat; Christian Wade; Miguel Martinez; Priya Sathy; Vijay Gopalakrishnan

Microsoft Power BI continues to evolve its roadmap and vision on modern enterprise BI. Join us for demos and discussion on future looking capabilities that will meet the most demanding enterprise need…
How to accelerate a data culture with pervasive BI throughout your organization
Amir Netz; Kim Manis; Miguel Martinez; Priya Sathy; Sujata Narayana; Tessa Hurr; Vijay Gopalakrishnan; Will Thompson

In order to build an organizational data culture, BI needs to be woven into the fabric of the organization. Join us for demos and discussion on the roadmap for how Microsoft Power BI will deeply integ…
Bring insights to where the work gets done with Power BI and Microsoft Office

BI is inherently a collaborative process. Learn how to bring Microsoft Power BI and Microsoft Office together to get insights to where people work and collaborate. This session covers how Power BI is…
What’s new and coming in Power BI for enterprise-scale deployments
Christian Wade

Microsoft Power BI enables you to build comprehensive, enterprise-scale analytic solutions that deliver actionable insights. This session focuses on enterprise deployments requiring scalability, manag…
Three ways that AI is changing BI
Justyna Lucznik

Business demands have evolved from executives asking what and when something happened, to asking why it happened—and what will occur in the future. In this session we look at three market trends where…
What’s new in Paginated Reports
Chris Finlan

Experience the benefits of Paginated Reports available in Microsoft Power BI Premium. Paginated reports, long the standard report format in SQL Server Reporting Services, are now available in the Powe…
What’s new this month in Power BI Desktop
Sujata Narayana

Get a lightning tour around the latest release of Microsoft Power BI Desktop! Come and see the features that we’ll be shipping in the May release of Desktop.
A Large Pet Hospital – Creating successful user centered reporting
Kelsey. Wiggin; Lauren Faber; Rebecca McCarthy

A Large Pet Hospital implemented Microsoft Power BI from the ground up. Their success with Power BI has been because of our presenters focus on creating user centered reports.
Avanade – Experience Insights with Power BI
Cem Urfalioglu; Lauren Faber; Mahima Bedi; Simon Windell

Avanade uses Power BI and advanced analytics to understand client experiences and to grow and retain company talent.
Humana – From disparate sources to one centralized data platform with Power BI
Andrew Renda; Lauren Faber; Melissa Hooper; Sean Chandler

Humana leveraged Azure services to combine 47 disparate data sources and BI tools into an analytics as a platform as a service solution. Using Power BI as the business intelligence tool, Humana has se…
Electrolux AB – Unleashing the power of cloud scale analytics for business efficiency
Lauren Faber; Meha Saxena

Electrolux, an appliance company, created an innovative solution to siloed and inconsistent data using Azure and Power BI to transform the business by democratizing and embedding AI into key finance p…
Enabling Arla Foods with Big Data and Self-Service Analytics
Kasper Hansen; Lauren Faber

Kasper Pors Hansen from Arla Foods walks through the journey Arla Foods took from siloed systems to one data foundation enabling successful self-service BI across the organization.
The Nokia People Analytics Journey with Microsoft & Power BI
David Shontz; Lauren Faber

HR at Nokia went through a four-phase process of their people journey to consolidate and visualize data, expand the use of analytics, and develop advanced analytics. This process has enabled them to c…
PCL – Creating a scalable pipeline to process incoming IoT data and generate new insights using Power BI.
Danny Brunsch; Lauren Faber; Nathan Wong

PCL, a construction company, is using Azure services, including Azure Synapse, to create an effective pipeline to get data from IoT devices all the way to being visualized in Power BI.
Real-time reporting with Power BI
Miguel Martinez; Peter Myers

Want to report on data from your systems as it happens? Microsoft Power BI supports a variety of methods to get insights on data in near-real time, and in this session we show you a variety of techniq…
Designing a Power BI Paginated Report
Peter Myers

In this presentation, learn about Power BI paginated reports, and see an end-to-end demonstration showing you how to design and publish one. You’ll also learn how they’re different from Power BI repor…
Authentication patterns for Power BI embedding
Ted Pattison

The session examines common development scenarios with Power BI embedding and the different ways in which an application developer can interact with Azure Active Directory to authenticate users and to…
Big data analytics with Power BI and Azure Synapse Analytics
Vijay Gopalakrishnan

In this session, we will walk-through the Power BI experiences in Azure Synapse Analytics and our vision in this space.
Creating accessible reports in Power BI
Meagan Longoria; Tessa Hurr

According to the US Census Bureau, 19 percent of the population had a disability in 2010. Do you know if your reports are designed in an inclusive way such that everyone in your intended audience can…


Certification and Training for Power Platform
Margo Crandall

Join this session to get an update on our recent investments in self-paced and instructor led training and certifications for critical roles to enable adoption in your organization like App Maker, Dat…

Power Apps

Empower your organization with the Microsoft Power Platform
Arun Ulagaratchagan; Charles Lamanna; Emma Archer; Julie Strauss; Kim Manis; Miguel Martinez; Priya Sathy; Ryan Cunningham; Ryan Jones; Stephen Siciliano

The Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code development platform empowering your employees to solve today’s most challenging business problems with ease and within the bounds of your IT governance. The…
Power Apps in 2020: What you should already be using and what’s still to come in 2020
Clay Wesener; Ryan Cunningham

Come and hear directly from the Microsoft Power Apps team about new features recently released, and our plans for the rest of 2020. This session provides an overview of our big investments as well as…
Leverage Power Apps to customize Microsoft Teams to empower your frontline workers
Arun Ulagaratchagan; Efesa Origbo; Matthew Bolanos; Pete Daderko

Microsoft Teams is becoming the central place for workplace collaboration, and with Microsoft Power Apps, Teams can be further customized to bring everything a frontline worker needs under one roof. I…
Managing and governing the Power Platform at scale
Abigail Rappoport Sharan; Darya Mazandarany; Julie Strauss

This session provides an overview of our big investments as well as some awesome demos of our latest features in Power Apps.
Power Platform emergency response solutions
Deanna Sparks; Gary Bird; Pankaj Arora; Sangya Singh

As organizations around the world are getting challenged with managing the COVID-19 pandemic, learn how Microsoft is helping customers respond to the public health crisis with Power Platform. We demo…
Learn how AI Builder can help create insights from your business data
Gautam Thapar; Norah Liu; Raj Virk

Enhance your apps and business processes with AI that’s easy to build into apps and configure within Microsoft Power Apps. In this session we provide an overview of AI Builder and show you how to get…
What’s new in the common data service
Maya Dumesh; Ryan Jones; Srikumar Nair; Sunil Garg

The Common Data Service connects Microsoft Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, AI Builder, and Power Virtual Agents with data. In this session, we cover new capabilities in the April release.
Real-world stories: Individuals and organizations driving transformation with the Power Platform
Foyin Olajide-Bello; Nathan Backers; Sally Shi; Sameer Bhangar; Saurabh Pant; Tijn Tacke

In this session, hear directly from customers that range from citizen developers to full stack professional developers on how they’re using Microsoft Power Platform to transform business processes, de…
Real-world stories: Organizations scaling adoption of the Power Platform with a Center of Excellence
Manuela Pichler

Learn how organizations have established a Center of Excellence (CoE) to drive internal adoption of Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate and handle governance and adoption for hundreds of productio…
Secret recipes for building a record breaking adoption app in under three hours
Alan Chai

Enabling a multitude of makers in an enterprise to rapidly solve real business problems with Microsoft Power Platform. We discuss a real use case where Schlumberger leverages low-code/no-code Power Pl…
Power Platform adoption, enterprise management, and governance
Andrew Welch; Manuela Pichler

More and more large organizations with complex missions are connecting siloed data, engaging customers, and driving ROI with amazing custom solutions on Microsoft Power Platform — Power Apps, Power BI…
Power Apps 101: From “Hello, World!” to Power App champ
Keith Whatling

How does a bus driver get from behind the wheel to a Microsoft Power Apps champ? You’re going to hear exactly how that happens. In this session, we dispel the three most common myths people hold about…
Mixed Reality in Power Apps
Michael O’Connor

Just recently announced and now in public preview, our new capabilities allow citizen developers to incorporate mixed reality experiences like visualizing 3D objects in the real world right into their…
Amplify your pro developer skills with the Power Platform
Hailey Huber; Per Mikkelsen; Rohit Puri

Are you a pro developer wondering what the Microsoft Power Platform can do for you? Attend this session to learn how you can help accelerate the digital transformation and app modernization efforts in…
Data Loss Prevention for Power Apps and Power Automate explained
Anupma Sharma; Julie Strauss

Data Loss Prevention is key for governing and protecting your organizations data assets. In this session, we explain the ins and outs of Data Loss Prevention as it applies to Microsoft Power Apps and…
Automating Invoice Processing with AI Builder
Cedrick Bellarosa

Join us to learn how to create a fully automated invoice process using AI Builder, Power Apps and Power Automate.
Marrying Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations and the Common Data Service
Sunil Garg

Want to build Power Apps over both Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement? In this session, we show how the Common Data Service allows you to build applicat…
Common Data Model: Learn core concepts of the CDM metadata system and how to use CDM to build actionable insights and analytics for your business data
Jeff Bernhardt; Oleg Ovanesyan; Robert Bruckner

The Common Data Model (CDM) is the shared data language used by business and analytics applications to provide semantic consistency and facilitate interoperability. It is an open-sourced metadata syst…
Advanced CDM: Learn the benefits of CDM SDK
Jeff Bernhardt; Oleg Ovanesyan

Come and learn how to use new Common Data Model (CDM) SDK for core developer scenarios to read and write CDM metadata.

Power Automate/RPA

Unlocking seamless automation across your enterprise
Chris Garty; Rajya Lakshmi Priyadarsini Kodukula; Stephen Siciliano; Tulsi Keshkamat

Power Automate is Microsoft’s workflow and business process management platform, and recently introduced new Robotic Process Automation capabilities, with a new capability called UI flows. Power Autom…
Learn how robotic process automation can expedite your digital transformation
Ashvini Sharma; Debraj Ghosh; Gautier Chastan; Lan Li ; Matt Townsend; Tulsi Keshkamat

Learn how to put both attended and unattended UI flows to use in building a practice around robotic process automation (RPA) with best practices, tips, and tricks!
Power Automate in 2020: What you should already be using and what’s still to come
Stephen Siciliano

You spoke, we listened! Come and hear directly from the Microsoft Power Automate team about new features recently released, and our plans for the rest of 2020. This session provides an overview of our…
Why Microsoft’s RPA?
Ashvini Sharma

Learn how Microsoft’s robotic process automation (RPA) offering, UI Flows, combines the strengths of API automation, intelligence, and legacy automation to achieve broad and deep scenarios with ease.…
Connect legacy web apps with RPA
Suvarna Darapu

See how to use Microsoft Power Automate UI flow robotic process automation (RPA) capabilities for browser automation of legacy web applications that don’t support API automation through Selenium IDE.
Simplify your work by automating routine tasks across Microsoft 365
Harysh Menon

Learn how to use Microsoft Power Automate to set up automated business workflows across multiple Microsoft 365 products like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, and more!
Introduction to digital transformation with Power Automate
Jonathon Levesque

Join this session for an introduction covering UI flows, automated and business process flows in Microsoft Power Automate.
Business process automation that helps teams do more
Praveen Kumar Singh

Learn how to create goal-driven Business Process Flows that streamline human processes and help your teams stay focused; combine them with Instant Flows to run background automation, and send approval…
Industry specific applications of Power Automate, including Microsoft’s internal use
Tulsi Keshkamat

Take a look at some of our favorite stories of business transformation achieved by Microsoft Power Automate. Check out how an organization the size of Microsoft has benefitted from applying Power Auto…
A tour of Common Data Service (CDS) in the Power Platform with Doctor Flow
serge luca

In this session, Doctor Flow, a.k.a. Serge Luca, illustrated why CDS really matters in the Microsoft Power Platform. He demos the role of CDS in Microsoft Power Automate, Power Apps (Canvas, Model Dri…
Power Automate and Azure Integration Services
Jon Fancey, Matt Farmer

Microsoft Azure opens up a whole world of possibilities to the Microsoft Power Platform with Azure Integration Services. In this session, understand how you can leverage the capabilities available in…

 Power Virtual Agents

Empower subject matter experts to drive engagement in your business using Power Virtual Agents
Cleber Mori; Emma Archer; Omar Aftab; Pawan Taparia

Learn more about how customers are improving engagement and productivity and reducing costs through personalized conversational intelligent virtual agents. In this session, get an overview of all new…
Build a bot that integrates with your backend systems with Power Virtual Agent
Marina Kolomiets; Pawan Taparia; Salem Bacha

Learn how to integrate Microsoft Power Virtual Agents with your backend systems to enable bots to act on behalf of your users. As part of this session, we cover invoking Power Automate flows and call…

Kelly Kaye

Power BI MVP Lead, Power BI User Groups, Webinars, Community