Our ongoing BACK TO BASICS: TUESDAY TIP series dedicated to helping both new members and seasoned veterans of our community learn and grow reached a milestone ten posts! We're excited to present this "one stop" post for each of our #TuesdayTips, making it easier to find what you're looking for and help you understand the community: from ranking and badges to profile avatars, from being a Super User to blogging in the community, and so much more. Thank you for your incredible support for this series--we are so glad it was able to help so many of you navigate your community experience. Back to Basics Tuesday Tip #1: All About Your Community Account Find out the basics of your community account. Whether it's changing your username, updating an email address, understanding GDPR, or customizing your profile, this is the place to begin. Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate ○ Power Pages ○ Copilot Studio Back to Basics Tuesday Tip #2: All About Community Ranks Have you ever wondered how your fellow community members earn the different ranks available? What is the difference between an Advocate and a Helper, a Solution Sage and a Community Champion? In this #TuesdayTip, we share the secrets and tips to help YOU keep your ranking growing--and why it's so important to our communities. Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate ○ Power Pages ○ Copilot Studio Back to Basics Tuesday Tip #3: Contributing to the Community If you need to understand how subscriptions or notifications work, how to use search to find the answers you're looking for, or editing your posts, this is the place to start. With these handy tips, you'll find what you're looking for, ask some great questions, and format your posts perfectly! Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate ○ Power Pages ○ Copilot Studio Back to Basics Tuesday Tip #4: What is a Super User? Have you ever been exploring the community and come across a user with this unique icon next to their name? It means you have found the actual, real-life superheroes of the Power Platform Community! Super Users are our heroes because of the way they are consistently helpful with everything from solutions to flagging spam, offering insight on the community, and so much more! Find out more in this #TuesdayTip. Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate ○ Power Pages ○ Copilot Studio Back to Basics Tuesday Tip #5: How to Become a Community Blog Author We want YOU to be part of the community blog! Sharing your knowledge of Power Platform is an essential part of our community! By sharing what you know and have learned with the community in the Power Platform in the community blog, you help us create a more engaged and informed community, better equipped to tackle complex challenges. To get started with blogging across the Power Platform communities, please visit the following links. Community Links: ○Power Apps ○ Power Automate ○ Power Pages ○ Copilot Studio Back to Basics Tuesday Tip #6 All About Community User Groups Being part of, starting, or leading a User Group can have many great benefits for our community members who want to learn, share, and connect with others who are interested in the Microsoft Power Platform and the low-code revolution. Don't wait. Get involved with (or maybe even start) a User Group today--just follow the tips below to get started. Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate ○ Power Pages ○ Copilot Studio Back to Basics Tuesday Tip #7: Resources for User Groups Once you've launched your Community User Group, we are excited to have many resources available that can help you lead, engage, and grow your User Group! Whether it's access to the Microsoft Community Tenant for User Groups, help with finding speakers for your User Group meetings (both local and virtual speakers), and even finding spaces to have your meetings in--check out this #TuesdayTip to get what you need! Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate ○ Power Pages ○ Copilot Studio Back to Basics Tuesday Tip #8: All About Subscriptions and Notifications Keeping track of what you want to know and how you want to find out about it may seem confusing. This #TuesdayTip is all about your community profile's subscriptions and notifications settings. Check out the links below for clear directions and how-to's. Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate ○ Power Pages ○ Copilot Studio Back to Basics Tuesday Tip #9: All About the Community Galleries Have you checked out the library of content in our galleries? Whether you're looking for the latest info on an upcoming event, a helpful webinar, or tips and tricks from some of our most experienced community members, our galleries are full of the latest and greatest video content for the Power Platform communities. Find out more by following the links below. Community Links: ○Power Apps ○ Power Automate ○ Power Pages ○ Copilot Studio Back to Basics Tuesday Tip #10: Community Support Whether you're a seasoned community veteran or just getting started, you may need a bit of help from time to time! If you need to share feedback with the Community Engagement team about the community or are looking for ways we can assist you with user groups, events, or something else, Community Support is the place to start. Community Support is part of every one of our communities, accessible to all our community members, so find out what it means for your community with our last #TuesdayTip. Community Links: ○ Power Apps ○ Power Automate ○ Power Pages ○ Copilot Studio Thank you for your support for our #TuesdayTip series. We look forward to bringing you more tips and tricks to help make your community experience the best it can be!
In the bustling world of technology, two dynamic leaders, Geetha Sivasailam and Ben McMann, have been at the forefront, steering the ship of the Dallas Fort Worth Power Platform User Group since its inception in February 2019. As Practice Lead (Power Platform | Fusion Dev) at Lantern, Geetha brings a wealth of consulting experience, while Ben, a key member of the Studio Leadership team at Lantern, specializes in crafting strategies that leverage Microsoft digital technologies to transform business models. Empowering Through Community Leadership Geetha and Ben's journey as user group leaders began with a simple yet powerful goal: to create a space where individuals across the DFW area could connect, grow their skills, and add value to their businesses through the Power Platform. The platform, known for its versatility, allows users to achieve more with less code and foster creativity. The Power of Community Impact Reflecting on their experiences, Geetha and Ben emphasize the profound impact that community engagement has had on both their professional and personal lives. The Power Platform community, they note, is a wellspring of resources and opportunities, fostering continuous learning, skill enhancement, and networking with industry experts and peers. Favorite Moments and Words of Wisdom The duo's favorite aspect of leading the user group lies in witnessing the transformative projects and innovations community members create with the Power Platform. Their advice to aspiring user group leaders? "Encourage diverse perspectives, maintain an open space for idea-sharing, stay curious, and, most importantly, have fun building a vibrant community." Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers Geetha and Ben encourage others to step into the realm of user group leadership, citing the rewarding experience of creating and nurturing a community of like-minded individuals. They highlight the chance to influence, impact, and positively guide others, fostering connections that extend beyond mere technology discussions. Joining a User Group: A Gateway to Growth The leaders stress the importance of joining a user group, emphasizing exposure to diverse perspectives, solutions, and career growth opportunities within the Power Platform community. "Being part of such a group provides a supportive environment for seeking advice, sharing experiences, and navigating challenges." A Year of Milestones Looking back at the past year, Geetha and Ben express pride in the group's growth and global participation. They recount the enriching experience of meeting members in person at the Microsoft Power Platform conference, showcasing the diverse range of perspectives and guest speakers that enriched the community's overall experience. Continuous Learning on the Leadership Journey As user group leaders, Geetha and Ben recognize the continuous learning curve, blending interpersonal skills, adaptability, and dedication to foster a vibrant community. They highlight the importance of patience, persistence, and flexibility in achieving group goals, noting the significance of listening to the needs and suggestions of group members.They invite all tech enthusiasts to join the Dallas Fort Worth Power Platform User Group, a thriving hub where the power of community propels individuals to new heights in the dynamic realm of technology.