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Calgary Power Platform User Group Meeting | September

September 21, 2021 @ 3:30 pm 6:00 pm MST

Calgary Power Platform User Group

Calgary Power Platform User Group is focused on creating a community for Power Platform users within Calgary and the surrounding area.

About this Event

Join us on Sept 21, 2021, at 3:30 pm MST via Microsoft Teams! The purpose of this group is to discuss and keep up with the ever-shifting landscape of the Microsoft Power Platform.


3:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Meeting Welcome & Introduction

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm – Power Automate: Expressions Everyone Should Know | Josh Cook

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm – Iterate Your Way to the Central Version of the Truth | Chris Sorensen

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm – Power Platform Tidbit | TBA

Sessions Overview

Power Automate: Expressions Everyone Should Know | Josh Cook

Expressions can be scary, especially if you’re new to Power Automate, but they don’t have to be.
In this session we will go over some powerful expressions, how to use them, why use them, and how to test them. We break down the expression syntax to easily understand what is happening.  Novice or Expert, there is always something new to learn about Power Automate expressions.

After the session, users will be able to utilize expressions to:

  • Boost performance
  • Reduce API calls (saving money)
  • Navigate JSON structured data
  • Build trigger conditions
  •  And more!

Iterate Your Way to the Central Version of the Truth | Chris Sorensen

For years, organizations have strived towards attaining a central version of the truth. Many have tried but few have succeeded. Having said that, we are now closer than ever to being able to achieve a central version of the truth. So, what has changed?

In this session your will learn a framework that can be used to start and navigate the journey. The path from A to B is never a straight line and you can use these iterative techniques along with several powerful (yet underutilized) features in Power BI to accelerate and better manage the process.

The theme? Fewer datasets and few reports… Sound anticlimactic? Attend this session and you will leave the Guru of Power BI in your organization.


Josh Cook is a Microsoft MVP in Business Applications. Josh works for an energy company in Alberta Canada as an Integration Developer.

Josh is a very active contributor on the Power Platform community forums, earning the title Super User (Flownaut). Josh has a passion to help others by authoring solutions and driving the use of the Power Platform.

Chris Sorensen CPA, CGA, is the Founder and President of Iteration Insights, a tech-enabled data analytics solutions provider based in Calgary, Alberta.

He is a Microsoft Certified Data Analyst Associate and Microsoft Certified Trainer with a combined 20+ years of industry and teaching experience.

Chris provides our partners with the data-driven solutions they seek and has proven capabilities to train and empower their people in analytics. In his career, he has lead numerous Analytics projects in more than 15 industries across small to enterprise-sized organizations.

As an adjunct instructor of the Business Intelligence program at SAIT, he plays a significant role in shaping new talent in Calgary’s emerging tech sector. Following his lifelong learning approach, Chris also coordinates both Power Platform and Azure Analytics User Groups, providing a space dedicated to knowledge-sharing and growing Alberta’s tech community. His favourite hashtag is #neverstoplearning.

Speaker/Sponsorship opportunities

We welcome anyone who wishes to become involved with one of our user groups. From seasoned presenters to those that are just getting started, there are always opportunities to speak at one of our user groups. For sponsors, this is a great chance to get in front of a dedicated audience of data lovers. Email Renata Kalsbeek for more information on these opportunities.

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Filming and Photography may take place, please read our Notice for Filming and Photography for further information.


September 21, 2021
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm MDT
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