Microsoft Flow | Join a Local Flow & PowerApps User Group!

If you haven’t joined your local Flow or PowerApps User Group yet you are missing out!

With over 100 PowerApps  and Flow User Groups around the world more than likely one is nearby and they are free and really easy to join!

In this blog post we are highlighting two amazing User Groups both running August 8th, on either side of the Pond: in Cincinnati and Cambridge.

Cincinnati User Group August 8th


August 2019 Cincinnati PowerApps and Flow User Group Meeting

When:  Aug 8, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)

Where:   MAX Technical Training, 4900 Parkway Dr, # 160, Mason, OH, 45040, US

User Group:   Cincinnati PowerApps and Flow User Group

This meeting will also be hosted to of the “PowerApps Royalty” of Shane Young and Vivek

About Shane Young: 

Shane has been a Microsoft SharePoint MVP for the last 12 years. This is a direct reflection of his love of all thing’s community. His favorite technologies right now are PowerApps and PowerShell. Power to the people. HA! Speaking, writing, and answering questions in forums and on Twitter are all things that drive him. On Twitter, you can find him @ShanesCows or on his blog at

And because Shane loves teaching, he has started a YouTube channel where he provides free training on SharePoint, Azure, PowerShell, and other Microsoft technologies.

He puts his SharePoint and Azure skills into play through his latest company Bold Zebras. They provide all forms of Microsoft Cloud consulting from quick break/fix help to long-term project work. Check them out at

Shane is also an entrepreneur and investor who has been in the technology space for over 20 years helping companies affect change and adapt. His last venture was acquired by a public technology company who used his company as a catalyst for change in their Microsoft-based offerings.

To keep him busy he also works with local entrepreneurs and investment groups. Including – The only Project Management software with artificial intelligence and Gabriel Software the cloud leader in Church Management Software.

Vivek is a Marketing manager who has been playing around with PowerApps and Flow for more than 2 years now and loves sharing his experience with the PowerPlatform / #PowerAddicts community. He likes connecting different APIs to PowerApps using Flow and has made some crazy PowerApps including Random Movie recommendations, Face Recognition, YouTube Deck, Smart Home Automation and many more. He writes blogs, makes videos, tweets latest PowerPlatform updates and shares his work on GitHub. If you need to connect with him, Twitter is the quickest way to reach out or you can e-mail him at He is always happy to help and share with the community.

Cambridge User Group August 8th

Taming PowerApps and Flow

Not to be out done the Cambridge User Group is lead by one of the best of the Best: Microsoft MVP Chris O’Brien who in this meeting will take us through a fascinating case study of how to bring SharePoint and PowerApps under control, and get them working together productively.

When:  Aug 8, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

Where:   Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park Milton Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB4 0GA, GB

User Group:   Cambridge PowerApps and Flow User Group

Our presenter and host this month is Chris O’Brien

Chris is a developer by heart, but occasionally dabbles on the infrastructure side of SharePoint too. As a SharePoint MVP for the last few years, Chris is a regular speaker at SharePoint conferences and writes an architecture and dev-focused blog at Creating tools which help SharePoint professionals is something of a passion, and past efforts include the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard, the SharePoint Config Store and the SharePoint/TFS Continuous Integration Starter Pack. He has also worked with Microsoft on several developer-related initiatives, such as the SharePoint Patterns and Practice guidance and articles for the official SharePoint Developer blog.

Chris is an independent consultant, and during his day job is usually to be found on some SharePoint enterprise rollout or other.

Some of my past clients include BP, Microsoft, Tesco, NSPCC, London’s Metropolitan Police Service, the Ministry of Defense (UK), Northern Ireland government and Standard Chartered Bank.


Power Platform Summit Australia

Reminder, if you happen to be in Australia another great User Group event is the Power Platform Summit Australia is happening 21-23 August in Melbourne

Bringing the Power Platform community together for collaboration, networking and hands-on learning opportunities

You’re invited to join Microsoft at Power Platform Summit Australia , 21-23 August in Melbourne, Australia at the Crown Promenade Melbourne.

Hosted by the Power Platform User Groups, this inaugural event blends special access to Microsoft leadership with credible peer-to-peer knowledge exchange. Power Summit sessions are specialized to meet the needs of the following Business or Power Users:

  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • IT Admin
  • Solutions Architect
  • Developers
  • Data Scientists

Access to the Team
Members of the Flow, PowerApps and Power BI team will all be at Summit Australia in a big way, including a keynote presentation from Business Applications Lead Michael O’Keefe, roadmap sessions, breakouts – plus the Microsoft Power Series, and a large expo presence.

Customized Content
The Summit Australia schedule is available online! With over 100 information-packed Breakout Sessions across 4 Learning Tracks, you will find out how to make sense of your data, produce beautiful reports and empower your work force with apps and automation. Session presenters include Microsoft Engineers and Support Technicians, MVPs, and Power Users sharing real-life scenarios.

Microsoft Power Series
One major way Microsoft will contribute to Summit Australia content is through facilitating the Microsoft Power Series. Several members of the Microsoft product team will host over 15 hours of deep-dive and hands-on content, specifically designed for Summit Australia to help you increase functionality.

To register please see: Power Platform Summit Australia