Business Applications Sessions at Build 2019

Developers from all over will be coming to Seattle to learn more about the new tools and technologies being created to help developers build the software and services that continue to fuel the ongoing transformation of industries and experiences. I have been involved with Build, and prior to that PDC, in various capacities for many years and on May 6th when Satya starts the day with the Vision Keynote I will be just as excited as I have been in previous years. Build provides an amazing stage to highlight the incredibly broad range of building blocks that developers are leveraging, including what’s new in the area I’m currently focused on which is the Business Applications and Power Platform space. For those of you who will be attending Build and are interested in diving deeper into these areas, here are a few sessions that you might be interested in, including an end to end overview of this area that I’ll be leading on Monday afternoon.

Future Business Apps in Power Platform, Dynamics and Office

Monday May 6, 2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm

I will be leading a session with Orville McDonald and Justyna Lucznik to discuss how to create the latest in business applications. It will be an end-to-end session starting with getting insights from your data using AI and Power BI. Then it is followed up with using the Power Platform to connect data, create apps with no “cliff development” and then get deeper into the code to create a custom app.

AI in Power BI

Wednesday May 8, 2019 10:00am – 11:00am

For the past few years I have seen many companies create AI solutions without first getting their data estate in order or getting the insights to determine how best to prioritize their scenarios. Power BI is a great way to do BI before AI and now with AI infused experiences in Power BI you can get deeper insights into your data.

Building an App on the Power Platform

Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:30pm – 4:30pm

The Power Platform can help you accelerate the time it takes to get your app to market with a development platform that enables you to do a lot with no-code/low-code tooling. In this session learn how to develop business apps, extend with custom visuals and then to package and publish on AppSource for distribution.

PowerApps Component Framework

Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:30am – 9:50am

In this session you can learn more about the PowerApps component framework including developer tooling, how to build your first control and some examples of what others have built.

Embed Low-Code/No-Code Capabilities in your App with PowerApps and Flow

Tuesday May 7, 2019 8:30am – 9:30am

Developing Business Applications via Microsoft Power Platform

Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Building Azure Apps using the Common Data Service

Tuesday May 7, 2019 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Building Data Connectors for the Microsoft Power Platform

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00am – 11:00am

Dataflows and Data Interop with the Common Data Model

Wednesday May 8, 2019 8:30am – 9:30am

Intelligent Process Automation with Microsoft Flow

Wednesday May 8, 2019 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Sprinkle some DevOps on your PowerApps & Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement projects

Wednesday May 8, 2019 5:00pm – 6:00pm


You can learn more about these Build sessions and find more in the session catalog. I hope that you enjoy your time at Build 2019, and we look forward to seeing what you create.