Announcing the MPPC's Got Power Talent Show at #MPPC23
Are you attending the Microsoft Power Platform Conference 2023 in Las Vegas? If so, we invite you to join us for the MPPC's Got Power Talent Show!Our talent show is more than a show—it's a grand celebration of connection, inspiration, and shared journeys. Through stories, skills, and collective experiences, we come together to uplift, inspire, and revel in the magic of our community's diverse talents. This year, our talent event promises to be an unforgettable experience, echoing louder and brighter than anything you've seen before.We're casting a wider net with three captivating categories:Demo Technical Solutions: Show us your Power Platform innovations, be it apps, flows, chatbots, websites or dashboards...Storytelling: Share tales of your journey with Power Platform.Hidden Talents: Unveil your creative side—be it dancing, singing, rapping, poetry, or comedy. Let your talent shine!Got That Special Spark? A Story That Demands to Be Heard? Your moment is now! Sign up to Showcase Your Brilliance: https://aka.ms/MPPCGotPowerSignUp Deadline for submissions: Thursday, Sept 28thHow It Works:Submit this form to sign up: https://aka.ms/MPPCGotPowerSignUpWe'll contact you if you're selected.Get ready to be onstage!The Spotlight is Yours: Each participant has 3-5 minutes to shine, with insightful commentary from our panel of judges. We’re not just giving you a stage; we’re handing you the platform to make your mark.Be the Story We Tell: Your talents and narratives will not just entertain but inspire, serving as the bedrock for our community’s future stories and successes.Celebration, Surprises, and Connections: As the curtain falls, the excitement continues! Await surprise awards and seize the chance to mingle with industry experts, Microsoft Power Platform leaders, and community luminaries. It's not just a show; it's an opportunity to forge connections and celebrate shared successes.Event Details: Date and Time: Wed Oct 4th, 6:30-9:00PM Location: MPPC23 at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV, USA
TheReading Dynamics 365 and Power Platform User Groupis a community-driven initiative that started in September 2022. It has quickly earned recognition for its enthusiastic leadership and resilience in the face of challenges. With a focus on promoting learning and networking among professionals in the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform ecosystem, the group has grown steadily and gained a reputation for its commitment to its members!The group, which had its inaugural event in January 2023 at the Microsoft UK Headquarters in Reading, has since organized three successful gatherings, including a recent social lunch. They maintain a regular schedule of four events per year, each attended by an average of 20-25 enthusiastic participants who enjoy engaging talks and, of course, pizza.The Reading User Group's presence is primarily spread through LinkedIn and Meetup, with the support of the wider community. This thriving community is managed by a dedicated team consisting of Fraser Dear, Tim Leung, and Andrew Bibby, who serves as the main point of contact for the UK Dynamics 365 and Power Platform User Groups.Andrew Bibby, an active figure in the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform community, nominated this group due to his admiration for the Reading UK User Group's efforts. He emphasized their remarkable enthusiasm and success in running the group, noting that they navigated challenges such as finding venues with resilience and smiles on their faces. Despite being a relatively new group with 20-30 members, they have managed to achieve high attendance at their meetings.The group's journey began when Fraser Dear moved to the Reading area and realized the absence of a user group catering to professionals in the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform space. He reached out to Andrew, who provided valuable guidance and support, allowing the Reading User Group to officially join the UK Dynamics 365 and Power Platform User Groups community.One of the group's notable achievements was overcoming the challenge of finding a suitable venue. Initially, their "home" was the Microsoft UK HQ in Reading. However, due to office closures, they had to seek a new location with limited time. Fortunately, a connection with Stephanie Stacey from Microsoft led them to Reading College and its Institute of Technology. The college generously offered them event space and support, forging a mutually beneficial partnership where the group promotes the Institute and encourages its members to support the next generation of IT professionals.With the dedication of its leadership team, the Reading Dynamics 365 and Power Platform User Group is poised to continue growing and thriving! Their story exemplifies the power of community-driven initiatives and the positive impact they can have on professional development and networking in the tech industry. As they move forward with their upcoming events and collaborations with Reading College, the group is likely to remain a valuable resource for professionals in the Reading area and beyond.
A Celebration of What We've Achieved--And Announcing Our Winners
As the sun sets on the #SummerofSolutions Challenge, it's time to reflect and celebrate! The journey we embarked upon together was not just about providing answers – it was about fostering a sense of community, encouraging collaboration, and unlocking the true potential of the Power Platform tools.From the initial announcement to the final week's push, the Summer of Solutions Challenge has been a whirlwind of engagement and growth. It was a call to action for every member of our Power Platform community, urging them to contribute their expertise, engage in discussions, and elevate collective knowledge across the community as part of the low-code revolution.Reflecting on the ImpactAs the challenge ends, it's essential to reflect on the impact it’s had across our Power Platform communities:Community Resilience: The challenge demonstrated the resilience of our community. Despite geographical distances and diverse backgrounds, we came together to contribute, learn, and collaborate. This resilience is the cornerstone of our collective strength.Diverse Expertise: The solutions shared during the challenge underscore the incredible expertise within our community. From intricate technical insights to creative problem-solving, our members showcased their diverse skill sets, enhancing our community's depth.Shared Learning: Solutions spurred shared learning. They provided opportunities for members to grasp new concepts, expand their horizons, and uncover the Power Platform tools' untapped potential. This learning ripple effect will continue to shape our growth.Empowerment: Solutions empowered community members. They validated their knowledge, boosted their confidence, and highlighted their contributions. Each solution shared was a step towards personal and communal empowerment.We are proud and thankful as we conclude the Summer of Solutions Challenge. The challenge showed the potential of teamwork, the benefit of knowledge-sharing, and the resilience of our Power Platform community. The solutions offered by each member are more than just answers; they are the expression of our shared commitment to innovation, growth, and progress!Drum roll, Please...And now, without further ado, it's time to announce the winners who have risen above the rest in the Summer of Solutions Challenge!These are the top community users and Super Users who have not only earned recognition but have become beacons of inspiration for us all.Power Apps Community:Community User Winner:@SpongYeSuper User Winner: Pending AcceptancePower Automate Community:Community User Winner:@trice602Super User Winner:@ExpiscornovusPower Virtual Agents Community: Community User Winner: Pending AcceptanceSuper User: Pending AcceptancePower Pages Community:Community User Winner:@OOlashynSuper User Winner:@ChristianAbataWe are also pleased to announced two additional tickets that we are awarding to the Overall Top Solution providers in the following communities:Power Apps: @LaurensMPower Automate: @ManishSolankiThank you for making this challenge a resounding success. Your participation has reaffirmed the strength of our community and the boundless potential that lies within each of us. Let's keep the spirit of collaboration alive as we continue on this incredible journey in Power Platform together.Winners, we will see you in Vegas! Every other amazing solutions superstar, we will see you in the Community!Congratulations, everyone!
September featured user group leader
Ayonija Shatakshi, a seasoned senior consultant at Improving, Ohio, is a passionate advocate for M365, SharePoint, Power Platform, and Azure, recognizing how they synergize to deliver top-notch solutions.Recently, we asked Ayonija to share her journey as a user group leader, shedding light on her motivations and the benefits she's reaped from her community involvement. Ayonija embarked on her role as a user group leader in December 2022, driven by a desire to explore how the community leveraged various Power Platform components. When she couldn't find a suitable local group, she decided to create one herself! Speaking about the impact of the community on her professional and personal growth, Ayonija says, "It's fascinating to witness how everyone navigates the world of Power Platform, dealing with license constraints and keeping up with new features. There's so much to learn from their experiences.: Her favorite aspect of being a user group leader is the opportunity to network and engage in face-to-face discussions with fellow enthusiasts, fostering deeper connections within the community.Offering advice to budding user group leaders, Ayonija emphasized the importance of communication and consistency, two pillars that sustain any successful community initiative. When asked why she encourages others to become user group leaders, Ayonija said, "Being part of a user group is one of the best ways to connect with experienced professionals in the same field and glean knowledge from them. If there isn't a local group, consider starting one; you'll soon find like-minded individuals." Her highlight from the past year as a user group leader was witnessing consistent growth within the group, a testament to the thriving community she has nurtured.Advocating for user group participation, Ayonija stated, "It's the fastest route to learning from the community, gaining insights, and staying updated on industry trends."Check out her group:Cleveland Power Platform User Group
Hear from Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Business Applications & Platform,Charles Lamanna, as he looks ahead to the second annualMicrosoft Power Platform Conferencefrom October 3rd-5th 2023 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.Have you got your tickets yet? Register today atwww.powerplatformconf.com
August new user groups and September user group events
We wanted to take the time to celebrate and welcome the new user groups that have joined our community. Along with that take a look at the event that might be happening near you or virtually.Please welcome:Biz Apps Community User Group - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com)This user group is dedicated for all community members of all skill levels to learn how to get the most out of their community experience.East Michigan Power Platform User Group - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com)This is hopefully the beginning of a community, covering eastern Michigan, built around the Power Platform.Biz Apps Community User GroupThis user group is dedicated for all community members of all skill levels to learn how to get the most out of their community experience.Events to checkout:In-Person:September 2023 Hybrid Philadelphia Dynamics 365 & Power Platform User Group MeetDynamics 365 and Power Platform Physical MeetupHyderabad Power Platform User Group Meetup - Sept 2023 (In-Person)Manchester September 2023 In Person MeetingVirtual:Everything Dataverse, Do you know that Dataverse is more than just a Database!POWER PLATFORM MONTHLY DIGEST- SEPTEMBERBaltic Summit 2023PL-900 Power Platform Fundamentals TrainingHR and L&D transformation through Power PlatformDynamics 365 Marketing Experience User Groups - Use Cases and NetworkingPower Platform and Dual Write from Dynamics 365 F&O PerspectiveANZ D365 FinOps Team September 2023 meetup
Filters are applied by appending a $filter=... parameter to the request. For example: /Employees?$ filter=Name eq 'John' .How to use filter operators in OData service URL? ›
- <fieldname> is the name of the field.
- <operator> must be from the list of supported operators.
- <value> can be a string value and should be enclosed in quotation marks ('value').
- On Power Automate, go to + Create > Instant cloud flow > Select the trigger 'Manually trigger a flow' > Create.
- Next, add an action to get the items from the list. Click on +New step > Get items. ...
- To add the multiple conditions, add a condition control.
The most basic operation in an OData filter expression in Azure Cognitive Search is to compare a field to a given value. Two types of comparison are possible -- equality comparison, and range comparison.What is the format of OData filter query? ›
An OData filter query is written in a specific format: <Field Internal Name> eq 'value'. Replace <Field Internal Name> with the internal name of the field you want to filter and 'value' with the value you are filtering for. The eq operator is used for equality.How to filter data dynamically in SQL? ›
- Operator: Operator logic.
- LitFilter: Generic list with values to filter.
- Entity: Entity Name.
- EntityAttribute: Entity Attribute.
- IsLike: If true create filter with like, false create equal condition. Default Value: True.
- Logics: Return logics to filter in sql. Default Value: 1=1.
- Determine which filter parameter number you want to use.
- Find the words or numbers that represent the field values by which you want to filter.
- Add a filter URL parameter to the url argument in spud code and/or to a URL-encoded query string.
The value of the $select option is a comma-separated list of the properties or fields that should be included in the response. For example, if you want to retrieve only the name and address fields of a customer resource, you would use a query like /Customers?$ select=Name, Address.How to filter data using REST API? ›
In a REST API, path parameters can be used to filter data by encoding the filtering conditions as part of the URL path. For example, consider an API endpoint that returns a list of products. You can use path parameters to filter the products based on specific criteria.How do you add two conditions to a filter? ›
- Use the Array. filter() method to iterate over the array.
- Use the logical AND && operator to check for multiple conditions.
- The Array. filter() method will return all elements that satisfy the conditions.
FILTER used to return multiple criteria
In this case, we're using the multiplication operator (*) to return all values in our array range (A5:D20) that have Apples AND are in the East region: =FILTER(A5:D20,(C5:C20=H1)*(A5:A20=H2),"").
- Enter FILTER function.
- Enter selected range as first argument (RANGE).
- Enter desired condition as the next argument (CONDITION).
- Repeat step 3 for all of your conditions.
The equality operator (==) is used to compare two values or expressions.Which operators are used to compare two or more operands? ›
Comparison Operators are used to perform comparisons. Concatenation Operators are used to combine strings. Logical Operators are used to perform logical operations and include AND, OR, or NOT. Boolean Operators include AND, OR, XOR, or NOT and can have one of two values, true or false.How do you compare two operators? ›
- Less than operator < The < operator returns true if its left-hand operand is less than its right-hand operand, false otherwise: ...
- Greater than operator > ...
- Less than or equal operator <= ...
- Greater than or equal operator >=
Using the RowFilter Property
After a DataView has been created from a DataTable or LINQ to DataSet query, you can use the RowFilter property to specify subsets of rows based on their column values. The string-based and expression-based filters are mutually exclusive.
- Equals. The usual operator used is == and it applies the criteria to check equality. ...
- Not Equals. The operator used for not equals is != ...
- Like. like() method itself produces the LIKE criteria for WHERE clause in the SELECT expression. ...
- IN. ...
- AND. ...