Midlands – Leicestershire Meeting
Leicestershire – Ullesthorpe Court
21/06/2017 from 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Extending PowerApps and Microsoft Flow with Custom Code

PowerApps and Flow is the new “magic duo” from Microsoft, with a broad range of possible uses: developing simple mobile and web applications, and simple processes, based on various data sources. Even if PowerApps and Flow were in the beginning focused on power users and consumer data sources, we are witnessing addition of new enterprise-oriented connectors and actions every day. Still, the power of PowerApps is often not enough for real-life use cases. The expression language is on a rudimentary level, which satisfies only the basic needs. Offered data connectors do not cover custom data sources, and even if the number of Flow connectors and actions is growing every day, lot of it is still missing, especially when considered in context of SharePoint. In this session, you will learn how to utilize Azure Api Apps and Azure Functions, for bringing own data sources to PowerApps, how to extend the capabilities of PowerApps expression language, and how to implement actions which are not covered by Flow. Furthermore, we will see how to utilize Azure Service Bus to achieve three way communication between PowerApps, Flow and any 3rd party system, and how to utilize it for some background processing scenarios. Unfortunately for all modern developers, no JavaScript code will be shown in this session. Knowledge about Azure and C# is a welcome prerequisite, though.

Adis Jugo is a trusted advisor and software architect with more than 20 years of professional experience in creating enterprise software solutions.

Adis was first awarded his first Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award back in 2011 for SharePoint Server category. In the meantime, he is one of the first MVPs to be awarded in multiple categoriesOffice Servers and Services and Office Development.

Use Your SharePoint Framework Skills to Build Office Add-ins

Imagine being able to solve critical business problems for your organization and delight end users with minimal effort. Now that you have learned how to build client-side web parts using the SharePoint Framework, TypeScript, React and Office-UI-Fabric and the modern web development toolchain, you can use those same skills to extend Office products with productivity-boosting Office Add-ins. You can build Add-ins for internal business use or market them through the Office Store and reach over a billion information workers around the world who use Office products every day. You can extend Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote running on Windows, Apple Macintosh and Office Web Apps. Now you can deliver a huge amount of business value and even use the Microsoft Graph to interact with SharePoint and Office 365 with surprisingly little effort.
Bill Ayers is a consultant developer and solution architect who has been working on SharePoint since the 2003 version of the product. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and Charter MCSM, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Office Development MVP. He specializes in Microsoft Office, SharePoint and mobile solutions with a particular focus on agile software development practices. He has over 25 years’ experience in the software industry, and speaks regularly at international conferences and user groups. He is also a moderator on, and blogs occasionally at He is based in Sheffield, UK.


Leicestershire - Ullesthorpe Court - Ullesthorpe Court Hotel, Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire, le175bz, East Midlands, United Kingdom


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