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Oct Power Apps User Group (virtual) Meetup: Getting Started with Power Apps and Creating Custom Connectors


For October, the Vancouver Power Apps User Group has two often requested topics.

  • How to get started (from bare metal) creating applications with Power Apps
  • 3 ways to create Power Apps custom connectors


How to get started (from bare metal) creating applications with Power Apps

This may seem like a strange topic, a year into running this user group but with the incredible growth of Power Apps there is a lot of people looking to onboard and even for companies that have been using Power Apps for a while it is a common need to create “sand box” tenants for doing things like testing, using admin features you typically don’t have access to or in the most common scenario: Training.

This session will start from creating a new Office Tenant, creating new Users in bulk and where to find training to get your entire company up to speed.


3 ways to create Power Apps custom connectors


This presentation Power Apps MVP Danish Naglekar, will walk us through 3 ways to create your custom connectors. First will create a custom connector from scratch, second using Postman Collection and last will be using Open API file. For more information about this session please see his video on this topic:


WhenThursday, October 22, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT

Every 4th Thursday of the month

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Danish Naglekar

Danish is a full-stack developer, mostly working with D365 CE, Power Platform, Azure, AI, Machine Learning & IoT. He is passionate about technology and likes to learn new things as they are released. Most of his blogs are about his experiences in the technical space that he likes to share with the Dynamics community. He is a firm believer of open-source and community driven projects. He has created multiple open source projects; most renowned one is the “PCF Builder” an XrmToolbox plugin and VS Code extension to help speed the development of PCF controls.

Danish Naglekar | Power Maverick
MVP Business Applications
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Ali Sharifi
With a rich background in business applications Ali Sharifi came to Microsoft from the Microsoft partner channel, where as a Lead Solution Architect he delivered solutions based on Microsoft technologies to many customers in various industries form commercial to public sector. He is now Power Platform Technical Specialist in the Cloud and Enterprise team and lives the Microsoft mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 with underlying Azure cloud services can accelerate digital transformation of any organization to build tomorrow’s business and IT solutions.



Charles Sterling
Came to Microsoft from being a marine biologist working for United States National Marine Fisheries doing marine mammal research on the Bering Sea. He started out at Microsoft supporting Excel and moved through a couple of support teams to being an escalation engineer for Microsoft SQL Server. Taking his love for customers (and diving), Chuck moved to Australia as a product manager and developer evangelist for the .NET Framework. In 2008 he moved back to Redmond as a Visual Studio program manager then joined the Power Platform group focusing on Power BI and now continues his community passion and looking after the PowerApps influencers and MVPs.




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