Sneak Peek: Dynamics 365 + Power Platform at Microsoft Build

Next week, thousands of developers will gather in Seattle, WA for Microsoft Build, our premier event to explore new and upcoming technologies, gain hands-on experience, and level up development skills.

While the conference gets technical, with a focus on developer tools and platforms, the experiences attendees take away from this year’s show will benefit nearly everyone using Microsoft Business Applications.

As arguably the most adaptable, extensible, and customizable business applications on the market, the skills and inspiration gained at Build will be infused into cross-platform solutions created by in-house developers and third-party solution providers. The collaborative event will even help inspire future innovation by our own development teams at Microsoft.

Developers will access new Power Platform tools and resources to build and customize Dynamics 365 applications that can be quickly implemented for specific departments, functions, and roles in days, not months. Several sessions will detail best practices to integrate data from cloud and on-premises sources using pre-built or custom data connectors and APIs to surface business insights and drive business forward.  And for developers looking to take a new app to market, learn about our new investments in AppSource, the cloud marketplace that connects ISV publishers to business customers.

In fact, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in collaborative coding with peers using the latest development tools, helping to fast track projects and application development after the show.

Leveraging Dynamics 365 and Azure services, attendees will learn how to enhance emerging technologies like mixed reality, AI and machine learning, and IoT solutions. These popular sessions spawn conversations that help us understand how to focus innovation based on feedback on real-world use cases needed across industries, from manufacturing to retail to healthcare.

Just as importantly, attendees will have time to collaborate and share experiences that bring greater efficiencies and innovation to your organization, improving productivity, business insights, and customer engagement experiences that can make a big impact on your bottomline.

We look forward to hosting your technical teams and technology partners at Microsoft Build 2019.

It’s not too late to register

Want to see your organization at Build? It’s not too late to register for the conference—your team’s chance to learn about new innovations, gain hands-on experience, and collaborate with peers. Register now to start building your personalized schedule and enable your team to imagine, create, and code with Business Applications and the Power Platform at Microsoft Build.

The sessions below are just a few of the opportunities to learn about the latest developer tools, technologies, and resources for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, as well as get an inside look at new Business Applications capabilities. Be sure to browse the session catalog for many other related sessions.

Future Business Apps in Power Platform, Dynamics and Office
Monday, May 6, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Featuring Steven Guggenheimer, this session will cover demands for software engineers to create impactful business apps and continue to increase faster than resources become available. Managing data, creating apps, and getting them to where your users are is always a challenge. We have the tools and technologies for you to customize, extend, and build the apps that you need. Come to this general session to see how you can start with data and use the Power Platform plus the capabilities in Azure to create business applications for your users where they are in Office and Dynamics 365.

Power BI & Azure Data Services – Better together

Tuesday, May 7, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Come to this session to learn how to enable collaboration and solution design for business users and IT specialists to build solutions that enable an organization to harness the power of their big data. This session will enable you to collaborate across business and IT, and learn how we can extend intelligence beyond Power BI into Azure Data Services. Once Power BI has landed in an organization, attaching and extending into Azure can be achieved using common use cases and modernization plays.

The E2E process of building an ISV App on the Power Platform

Wednesday, May 8, 9:30-9:50 AM

Through the lens of an ISV/software developer, we will walk through the entire process for building an application on the Power Platform for commercial distribution. You will get a feel for what the entire process would look like, covering the flow from initial onboarding to the platform, building out the core app functionality with our no-code/low-code tooling to extending the out-of-the box UX experiences leveraging our pro dev extensibility capabilities. We will finish off with a high-level view of the flow to package and publish your solution to AppSource for broad distribution.

Learn How to Monetize your Product through AppSource and Azure Marketplace
Wednesday, May 8, 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM

Join us for an introduction to Microsoft’s cloud marketplace, how to publish to the marketplace, merchandise to the right storefront – AppSource or Azure Marketplace – for your target customer, and the new go to market benefits available from Microsoft.

PowerApps component framework

Wednesday, May 8, 3:30-4:30 PM

Now you can extend what’s possible in low code by building fully custom components for PowerApps. Learn the ins and outs of the PowerApps component framework, including how to customize Dynamics 365 applications as well as standalone PowerApps. We’ll cover how to get up and running with dev tooling, how to build your first control, as well as some inspiration from what others have built.

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

Wednesday, May 8, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The PowerApps is perfect for building apps at warp speed. However, when it comes to getting those apps out to the users where the real business impact happens, many customers are struggling. In this session, we’ll share how you can do continuous integration and deployment where multiple teams are involved in building an app and requirements calls for safe deployments through multiple downstream environments before hitting production. You will also learn about the details of canvas apps and flows in solutions and learn what’s next on the roadmap for PowerApps and Common Data to accelerate the adoption of a healthy application lifecycle management (ALM) practice.