Last week on May 25th, I had the pleasure of introducing sessions at the Microsoft Build conference, an in-person event at Microsoft’s UK headquarters in Reading, UK.

Not only was it fantastic to be back at a live event, but the event itself was packed full of interesting speakers and sessions and extremely well run.

Together with Microsoft MVPs and industry experts Tricia Sinclair, Alison Mulligan, Chris Huntingford, Alexio Chandiwana and Joe Griffin, I hosted sessions on building a community in your technology space and the advantages of using Microsoft Power Platform tools to build no-code and low-code solutions.

Over 300 sessions are now available to watch on-demand on the Microsoft Build website, including my sessions below.

MVPs at Microsoft Build

Attendees will hear from seasoned user group veterans who have set up and run user groups around the world. Whilst our user groups have a Business Applications focus, the advice will be applicable to any community that MVPs work with. You will hear advice and guidance on how to get started, how to structure your organising team, and how to promote your user group and events. Get top tips and recommendations for running the event on the day, both in the real world and online.

MVPs at Microsoft Build

There’s tremendous excitement about Power Platform as a way of building solutions without being a developer. We can quickly build solutions and get them working – what’s not to like? But are there limits to where we can go with this? When do we need to bring in ‘proper’ development? Is this a solution, or just the ultimate prototyping tool? Are there dangers to having citizen developers building solutions outside the control of IT?

MVPs at Microsoft Build

In this Q&A session, you will learn from our experts on how to build collaborative apps that connect people, data and process, with a single integrated development stack that seamlessly blends low and pro-code with Power Platform.

It was so good to be back at a large Microsoft event and meeting people again – I can’t wait to be involved in the next one!

Andrew Bibby at Microsoft Build