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Hello Power Platform Community Members!

Thrilled to be with you for my first blog post on our Community sites and our channels. I just passed my 90-day mark back at Microsoft full time leading our Power Platform Community Success Team and am excited to be partnering with our internal teams and revving up the engines on our communitwebsitesuser groups, events and monthly calls with all of you. Last year I was a community reporter at Ignite and I loved running around the event interviewing amazing colleagues, executives, community members, and fellow MVPs for my ‘Ignite on the fly’ video series.  

I am not speaking this year at Ignite but I’m available for one on one meetings and am supporting our Power Platform teams and partnering with our Modern Workplace teams connecting our content into our community websites.  I’m excited to see more and more of our better together stories with Microsoft Teams and Power Platform coming together for a ton of sessions and motions this year.  

See below for a guide to Power Platform at Ignite and a few of our other teams who have put together guides for their communities as well:  

Keith BarnettSr. Marketing Communications Manager - Business Applications Group  

Miguel Martinez, Sr. Program Manager – Power BI @Ignite 

Debraj Ghosh, Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Power Automate @Ignite and Power Virtual Agents @Ignite 

Clay Wesener, Principal Group Program Manager  - Power Apps @Ignite 

Michael Crump, Azure Application Development,- the Developer’s Guide to Ignite (Azure)  

Microsoft Teams @Ignite Guide 


More details below on Power Platform presence at the event and please feel free to connect with me out on the Twitterverse @ heddanewman. 

See you online at #MSIgnite. 




Join the Low Code Revolution in our Power Platform Communities 

If you are not already a member of our Power Platform Communities please join our forums, solution galleries, conversations, community calls and social media channels for our low-code application platform. And on the Microsoft Adoption Virtual Hub join us starting Tuesday September 22 for even more training content curated from a myriad of Microsoft properties in collaboration with our Modern Workplace teams. 

Follow and chat with all Power Platform product accounts on Twitter: Microsoft Power PlatformMicrosoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power AutomateMicrosoft Virtual Agents. 

Here is a handy Power Platform Twitter list with all of our products. And one more for our Power Platform Community Success Team 

Charles Sterling – Power Apps 

Jon Levesque – Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents 

Sandy Rivas and Kelly Kaye – Power BI 

Fawad Khan and Purvin Patel – Dynamics 365  

Our Community Success Team is always happy to hear ideas, feedback and ways we can improve how we support you. Please feel free to reach out to us via message on the Power Platform communityDynamics 365 Community or through our social DMs 

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Are you registered for Microsoft Ignite 

We are just a few days away. This year’s all-digital event will bring together a global community of technology professionals to learn where Power Platform is heading, and the tools and resources available to help you solve the toughest challenges facing businesses today. 

With Ignite being virtual and free to attend, many of you may be first time attendees – WELCOME to the Ignite experience.  

Across three days—September 22-24—our team of experts will share technical and hands-on content across Microsoft Power Platform, as well answer your questions—all streaming live in your time zone, so you won’t miss a thing. To help you navigate the volume and variety of content available, we’ve compiled some essential presentations, sessions, and viewing tips below. 

Tune in to the Power Platform key segments 

To kick things off, we invite you to join us at the Microsoft Business Applications opening key segments on September 22, where James Phillips, Alysa Taylor, and special guests will announce new features and capabilities, demonstrate capabilities in action, and share real-world stories of innovation enabled by Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. 

Click on the linked titles below to learn more and add each event to your session scheduler. 

Tuesday, September 22 | 9:30 AM – 9:50 AM Pacific Time 
Microsoft Power Platform: Fill the app gap and supercharge organizational agility 

At 9:30 AM, Microsoft Business Applications President James Phillips and a team of Power Platform experts, Charles Lamanna, Kim Manis and Julie Strauss will kick off Microsoft Ignite by sharing the latest Power Platform innovations that give you a comprehensive, “no cliffs” platform for modern application development. 

Tuesday, September 22 | 10:20 AM – 10:40 AM Pacific Time 
Microsoft Dynamics 365: Reimagine how you can meet the needs of tomorrow 

With a few minutes between key segments to grab a coffee or snack, Alysa Taylor, Corporate Vice President, Business Applications & Industry, will catch you up on upcoming updates and resources for technical and business professionals to create value faster, break through barriers, and adapt to new opportunities. 

Tuesday, September 22 | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time 

Build Agile Business Processes with Power Apps 

And right after, catch up with Charles Lamanna, Corporate Vice President, Power Platform, to hear how to enable greater development speed with Power Apps, an industry leading low-code application development platform.  

In addition to the live streams above, each segment will be rebroadcasted throughout the event. The key segments are open to everyone, but we encourage you to register in advance to unlock the full Microsoft Ignite experience—from digital breakout sessions with live Q&As to conversations with Microsoft experts and your global community. 

More to explore 

Microsoft Ignite 2020 programming will include live segments and Q&A, available across time zones. Check out the dozens of Business Applications-specific sessions hosted by our team of experts: 


Teams Virtual Photo Booth 
Staying true to an all-digital theme, we’re very excited to offer a Teams Virtual Photo Booth where you can share your Teams spirit with a selfie! The photo booth will be available from Friday, September 18 at 8:00am PDT to Thursday, September 24. 


Bookmark this photo booth link and get ready to start sharing selfies and what you’re learning at Ignite on your favorite social media platforms. Don’t forget to use the #MicrosoftTeams #MSIgnite #PowerPlatform hashtags so we can see what your Teams @ Ignite 2020 experience looks like. 


Digital SWAG 

Some digital swag and fun for downloads and sharing.  

  • Buzzword Bingo: Listen for buzzwords and share your progress on social 
  • Tech Stretch: A quick visual guide for desk workers who need a break 
  • Kid's Activity Pack: A printable pack of fun activities full of tech characters. Engaging kids while allowing caretakers to engage with sessions.  
  • Desktop wallpapers: Show off your desktop with branded wallpapers 
  • Digital badge: Let everyone know you participated by printing your all access badge 
  • Social backgrounds (LinkedIn, Twitter): Background images to use on all your social platforms 

Microsoft Ignite On-Demand and Post Event Experience 

There’s more to explore after the event is over! Our post-event, on-demand content will give you hours of breakout sessions, learning resources, and key segments to boost your skills and get inspired. You can learn from the experts and engineers behind your favorite tools, download presentations to review at your own pace, ask questions in forums, collaborate with the broader community, and more. 


Below is a list of resources where you can learn more and bookmark to reference later: 

  • Access the Virtual Hub for deep-dive technical training for IT pros, developers, and community champions available on September 22nd and get access to interactive guides, community resources and more. 
  • Check out the Microsoft Tech Community Video Hub launching on September 22nd to view videos and join conversation. 

Be sure to follow Microsoft Ignite on LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date and connected with the community and register for Microsoft Ignite today. And use the hashtags #MSIgnite #PowerPlatform on your posts.  


The Microsoft Virtual Event Playbook and Community are here! 

We have partnered with the Microsoft Teams Customer Advocacy Group and are excited to share this Community Virtual Events Playbook With the shift to virtual/digital/online events, we are excited to announce a new Virtual Event Playbook:, if you are a community member looking to produce a virtual event using #MicrosoftTeams give this a look and download and read more about it on the Microsoft Tech Community blog by Karuana Gatimu 




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