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Licensing, AI Builder and a chance to win FREE Power Platform World Tour tickets at this month’s Montreal User Group on   Aug 20, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (ET) The Montreal PowerApps and Flow User Group works each month to provide discussions on PowerApps and Microsoft Flow and support for the members in region. Led by industry expert and known community member @Luc Labelle , each meeting begins with an overview of what's new for these applications and one to two more in-depth sessions on more specific topics. This month’s agenda really heats things up with a roundtable conversation around the changes announced on the model of PowerApps license ...
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This is the first of the many videos on PowerApps Hidden Gems series. These videos will focus on the hidden features available in PowerApps that at first glance do not seem very useful, however, upon a close look can take your app to the next level. This video focus on: 1) Gallery rows / columns 2) Gallery items pop and push 3) Template fill 4) Confirm before you close & 5) Hide PowerApps ribbo
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By Alex Meier posted May 22, 2019 2:32 PM The year is moving quickly, and we want to help you continue your learning and networking. Take a look at some of the great events you can attend to keep your year going strong: Power Platform World Tour 2019: London, UK. August 28-29 (Registration is open) Copenhagen, DK. September 11-12 (Registration is open) Sao Paulo, BR. October 3-4 (Registration is open) Mexico City, MX. October 23-24 (Registration is open) Vienna, Austria. October 29-30 (Registration is open) Madrid, ES. November 13-14 (Registration is open)   Power Platform Summit North America , October 13-14, ...
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By Alex Meier posted May 23, 2019 12:38 PM There are several sights and videos that offer great tips and how-to’s to help you get started and continue to advance your knowledge in PowerApps and Flow.   Here are this issue’s shout-outs: Microsoft PowerApps Blog – Full of updates and what’s new in PowerApps Microsoft Flow Blog – Resources to keep pace with the latest Flow releases and updates Microsoft Flow of the Week – Keep up to date with the latest and greatest solutions that incorporate Flow YouTube Channels – Search for PowerApps and Flow, to get started check out the channels for Jon Levesque , Shane Young , ...
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By Alex Meier posted May 22, 2019 2:11 PM Journey from “User” to “User Group Leader” This is a Q&A with Sharon Sumner, Cambridge PowerApps and Flow User Group What’s been one of the best reactions (feedback) you’ve received from a participant at one of your events? (SS): The Cambridge community has really embraced the new #PowerApps and #Flow User Group. One of the best reactions we had recently was from Simon Owen, who publicly posted on PowerPlatformUG: “Excellent Night! Hi! Hi all – Just wanted to say thank you for letting me share with you what we’ve been doing at GSK to build a capability in these amazing tools! I hope you all enjoyed ...
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By Alex Meier posted May 22, 2019 2:11 PM Journey from “User” to “User Group Leader” This is a Q&A with Jerry Weinstock, Kansas City PowerApps and Flow User Group How do you determine what content to cover at a User Group Meeting? (JW): It’s a little bit of a challenge since our membership is interested in both Microsoft Flow, and PowerApps. Plus, we have developers and functional consultants in the group. I try to have 4 parts of every meeting – an end user makes a presentation on how they are using Flow or Canvas Apps at their company. A technical or business presentation from a Microsoft team member. An educational, “how to presentation” ...
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Community Awards in Amsterdam

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By  Alex Meier  posted  March 23 , 2019 12:46 PM        Follow   1     Recommend On the closing day of activities in Amsterdam last month, industry experts, analysts, and power users gathered for the Town Hall at Power Platform Summit Europe to hear User Group announcements and take advantage of the opportunity to engage with the Microsoft Power Platform team for product Q&A. Kicking things off, the Power Platform User Group Team took the opportunity to announce and recognize those in the community that have made an impact on users. There are many amazing volunteers writing blogs, delivering ...
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Whats your top tip, for productivity, simplicity or maybe to create something really complex... Using PowerApps to create more and more solutions I think the best tip i can give is to use variables, this allows the app to set the variables on start and then you can easily use buttons to change them so that you only have to change the variable not the filter logic each time you want a change. If you are anything like me then an IF statement, especially a nested one becomes quickly unreadable, using variables allows you to make this way more readable despite the names of the incoming data fields. Of course this also means that when developing you need to remember ...
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User Group Focus for the Power platform (includes Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow) March 13-14, 2019 in Houston, TX  In its fourth year,   User Group Focus for the Power platform   is heading to Houston, TX this March 13-14. This immersive event offers 90-minute, multi-level sessions on PowerBI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow. All sessions are deep-dives, presented by technical and functional experts, MVPs, and Microsoft team members. Why should you attend? An intimate event, User Group Focus offers a unique opportunity to sharpen your skills and learn best practices to further your job role, career, and product investment. This will result ...
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Users Helping Users

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The power of being part of a local User Group community of like-minded users is sharing experiences, knowledge, and making connections. Local User Group meetings and the associated online community help to foster discussions and cultivate deeper relationships. There are many ways users help other users to solve challenges and celebrate achievements. How to filter a dropdown/combobox with specific persons?  Change Fill When Image is Selected   Connecting SharePoint Online List with SQL*Server Take a moment to access additional discussions in the PowerApps Exchange and Flow Exchange . Also meet other like-minded PowerApps and Microsoft Flow ...
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Journey to User Group Leader - Q&A with Naveen Ajmera, Dubai Power BI and PowerApps User Group Leader This is a Q&A with Naveen Ajmera, Dubai Power BI and PowerApps User Group Leader Why did you initially submit an application to start a PowerApps User Group in the Netherlands? (NA): After a successful stint of running the Dubai Power BI User Group, I thought of expanding with another opportunity of knowledge sharing. As Power BI helps in the inform and advise portion of analytics, and PowerApps help in the take action part, I thought putting these two together would make a lot of sense for user group members. I’m happy to know that as a user ...
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Journey from “User” to “User Group Leader” This is a Q&A with Daniel Laskewitz, Dutch PowerApps and Flow User Group Leader Why did you initially submit an application to start a PowerApps User Group in the Netherlands? (DL): The Power Platform is a really powerful platform. It makes it possible for non-IT users to create IT-solutions. Lots of user groups are focusing on the IT-space instead of the power users. We wanted to also get the power users involved, so that and the fact that it’s really cool technology made us start the user group. How has the experience of being a user group leader been – what do you enjoy most about it? (DL): ...
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Have you been working on building any PowerApps where you've need to create a one-to-many relationships? Then take a look at my latest blog! The blogs walks through how you use IDs from the tables to build the relationships. The demo includes a sample app used by a school teacher to save comments and scores of students, however, the same app can be used for other similar scenarios. Majority of the content is covered in the video, however, expressions and important links are provided here.   Key items covered  • Saving multiple comments in a separate table/list  • Building relationships between tables using IDs Here's the link to my blog. Feel free ...
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Greetings PowerApps Users, Power Summit is fast approaching and I hope to see you in Phoenix this October. Here are the top 3 reasons why YOU SHOULD ATTEND Power Summit this year :   1) CONTENT! 60+ sessions divided into learning tracks centered on job role, industry, skill level, and product version. Attend different sessions in different tracks for a truly customized conference learning experience around Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Azure . Microsoft Power Series - get the most out of your Power Summit experience with hands-on, deep-dive sessions from Microsoft experts – over 18 hours of deep-dive, hands-on content. Academy ...
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We are very excited to announce that  PowerBIUG   (formerly PUG) has a fresh new look! On top of that,  we are excited to  introduce  PowerAppsUG   –   a new site to connect PowerApps users with each other.   L et’s take a tour of some of the new personalized features which will help you better see relevant discussions and upcoming events.   Easily Access User Groups   With the Utility navigation on the top bar, you can seamlessly access  PowerBIUG ,  PowerAppsUG , and other user groups without leaving the site. You can use your same login credentials for the User Group for Dynamics 365 ( D365UG.COM ) site, giving you access ...
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