Monday 28 February 2022

I'm speaking at the European Power Platform Conference 2022 in Berlin - RPA and Power Automate

The rise of low-code business applications continues, with industry analysts such as Gartner predicting that by 2025 70% of new applications developed by enterprises will use low-code or no-code technologies, and Microsoft claiming that 92% of Fortune 500 clients are now using Power Apps to provide tools to their employees and customers. With this backdrop I'm excited to be speaking at the inaugural European Power Platform Conference this year, held in April in Berlin.

The conference is from the same team behind the European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference (ESPC), one of the biggest events in the Microsoft cloud space across Europe for the last few years and one which I've enjoyed speaking at for the last 6 or 7 years. I've no doubt that the Power Platform event has emerged to fulfill the huge demand for quality learning and guidance on best practices and lessons learnt which are specific to the Power Platform family. The surface area and capability of the platform has expanded massively in recent years, and in each release wave Microsoft are driving innovation hard in each of the areas depicted below:  

The European Power Platform Conference event

The headlines of the event are:
  • When - April 6-8 2022
  • Where - Berlin, Germany
  • Language - English
  • Who - lots of community experts, Microsoft MVPs, and keynotes from Charles Lamanna (Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Business Applications & Platform) and Marios Stavropolous (ex co-founder and CEO of Softmotive, now at Microsoft as Partner, Microsoft Power Automate following the Softmotive acquisition)
  • Pricing - tickets from €695, see the conference pricing page 

My session - Automate the Impossible with RPA and Power Automate Desktop

My session focuses on RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and uses a fun scenario to demonstrate serious technology. The abstract is:

Automate the Impossible with RPA and Power Automate Desktop

An alternative title for this session could be “How I frustrate my kids' ambitions of unauthorised gaming through automation!” Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been around for a while but is now part of Microsoft’s Power Platform and easier to use than ever. Power Automate Desktop allows “island” or legacy applications and systems without an API to be automated – even my home Wi-Fi settings though my ISP’s terrible portal in my case.

In this session you’ll learn how to get started with automating web applications using Power Automate Desktop. We’ll focus on how to interact with web sites like a human with a mouse and keyboard does – using navigation links, entering text into textboxes and clicking buttons. You’ll learn the difference between web automation and UI automation in Power Automate Desktop, and how to decide which approach is best. Finally, we’ll cover how to integrate with Alexa at home, how to schedule your processes and discuss licensing considerations. The automation wave is about to hit – make sure you’re part of it!

For more details see:

 Automate the Impossible with RPA and Power Automate Desktop

Conference link

Hope to see you there! Here's that link to the conference site again:

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