Continuing Education/Training

Microsoft Power Platform App in a Day


Microsoft is hosting a new educational series with a monthly topic on Microsoft Power Platform. The format is a one-day workshop with roundtable discussion topics. DIR serves as an educational sponsor and will award continuing education credit. See below for details and to register.

3/10 Update: the March session will be delivered virtually via Teams.

Microsoft Power Platform App in a Day + Round Table Topic

Presented by Microsoft for Texas Public Sector

Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) serves as an educational Sponsor

Date/Time:Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:30 - 5:00Event:Microsoft
Power Platform App in a Day + Roundtable Topic
Topic:What the heck is the Microsoft Common Data Service? Hint: The Foundation of Enterprise grade low-code/no-code Business Applications!Registration

Register via this online form.

This is an in-person event. There is no cost to participate. Seating is limited, so please return to the form to cancel if plans change.

What you gain from this workshop


Gartner estimates that by 2024 65% of App Dev will be low code.  In this workshop you will get:

  • Insight into Microsoft's low code / no code platforms.
  • An in-depth discussion of the Microsoft Common Data Service and Common Data Model as a foundational element of a Low Code Application.
  • A demonstration style walk-through of rapidly building a No Code App
  • An open discussion period - turn great ideas into Apps!

Who should attend?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about Microsoft's Rapid Application Development Platforms.  We aim to 1) Enable IT to go faster 2) Democratize Business Application Development, arming Citizen Developers and Power Users with tools to modernize their work while allowing IT to maintain visibility and governance.  What to bring/prepare?This workshop will be instructional/informative, no need to bring a laptop.  Lunch will not be provided so attendees will need to plan for lunch.3/10 Since March session is virtual you will need an appropriate device (computer/laptop/tablet) in order to connect.About the Technology being discussedMicrosoft Power Apps is a cloud hosted Application Platform as a Service.  Power Apps is Microsoft's answer to the Low Code revolution with native connectivity into your existing Microsoft ecosystem as well as 300+ external data sources including your on-premises data.Agenda

8:30 - 9:00          Welcome/Intros9:00 - 10:30       Roundtable topic:  What is the Common Data Service / Common Data Model and Q&A10:30 - 10:45     Break10:45 - 12:00     Demo: Building an App12:00 - 1:00       Lunch1:00 - 2:00          Demo: Building an App (cont'd)2:00 - 5:00          Open discussion / Bring your own ideas



Microsoft Corporation | Austin Office | Mesquite Classroom10900 Stonelake Blvd, Bldg II, Ste 225, Austin, TX. 78759

3/10 Update: Instructor is unable to travel to Austin, so will deliver session via Teams. Connection info will be sent to registrants.


For any questions, please contact Terry Taylor-


Lunch is on-your-own with a break mid-day and many options within short driving distance.

Microsoft's visitor break area has a single-serve hot beverage machine, small microwave, under-counter ice maker, filtered water, and sink.  Feel free to bring your own snacks.  (No vending machines in building.)

Additional Info

  • There is no cost to attend.
  • DIR will award continuing education credit.
  • After the event, attendees will receive a link to a course evaluation.  PLEASE complete the evaluation as your feedback is extremely important to both DIR and Microsoft.

Date & Location

Date & Time

Thursday Mar 19, 2020
8:30am - 5:00pm CDT


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