Vancouver User Group May 27: Custom Connectors to Azure Functions and Power Platform Certifications by Shannon Lindsay

The May Vancouver User Group has a very special guest speaker, Shannon Lindsay from the Microsoft certification team! After the meeting kick off by noted Power Platform expert and Microsoft Business Applications MVP Scott Durow and Microsoft Technical specialist Ali Sharifi covering the highlights of the month, Shannon Lindsay will walk the Vancouver User Group members through the Microsoft certification process and best practices for taking the exams:

Certification Session Abstract:

Have you ever thought about getting Microsoft certified? Shannon will talk us through considerations for getting certified, review the landscape of Power Platform certifications, and start the discussion for the best way to prepare for the exam. If this is something that’s been on your mind please join us to learn how certification can benefit you, and if you’re already certified, please join the discussion to share your experience.

Charles Sterling will then conclude the meeting walking members how to create Azure functions, reference them in customer connectors for use in Power Apps.

Custom Connector Session Abstract:

While built-in Azure Logic AppsMicrosoft Power Automate, and Microsoft Power Apps offer over 325+ connectors to connect to Microsoft and non-Microsoft services, you may want to communicate with services that aren’t available as prebuilt connectors. Custom connectors address this scenario by allowing you to create (and even share) a connector with its own triggers and actions. This session will walk through how to create these custom connectors to Azure functions.

When: May 27th, 2021 6pm PST
Where: https://aka.ms/VancouverPUG


Our Presenters:

Shannon Lindsay

Shannon is a data and analytics practitioner, trainer, and content developer at Microsoft who got her start as an analyst working with non-profits and governments. She is passionate about facilitating lightbulb moments and data-informed decisions. Shannon leads the Washington, DC Power BI User Group and enjoys seeing Power Platform members grow and learn from each other!

Scott Durow



Scott is a passionate Dynamics CRM solution specialist and the author of the Ribbon Workbench for Dynamics CRM. His blog brings you technical insight into all things Dynamics CRM.
Scott Durow’s Profile – Scott Durow – Microsoft Dynamics Community

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

Charles Sterling (Chuck) 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.

https://community.powerapps.com

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