Speaker

Tomas Prokop

Tomas Prokop

Microsoft MVP / Power Platform Architect

Prague, Czechia

Hello! I'm Tomas Prokop, a Microsoft MVP in Business Applications. My journey in IT began back in high school, when I discovered my love for programming through web and mobile application development. I worked on projects with ASP.NET and Android apps development early in my career.

My introduction to Microsoft technologies came through the Microsoft Student Partners program, and I've been an active participant in local community events ever since. In 2016, I had the incredible opportunity to work at the local Czech Microsoft team, where I supported startups in maximizing their use of Microsoft tools through the BizSpark program. It was during this time that I discovered Microsoft Dynamics, and I was instantly captivated by the platform's potential and the challenges faced by customers and the Microsoft Partner ecosystem.

Shortly after, my fellow MVP Jan Hajek and I decided to start our own business called NETWORG, focusing on consulting and developing Microsoft business applications. This venture coincided with the introduction of Microsoft Power Platform and the heart of it – Microsoft Dataverse, which we believed was the perfect tool for developing line of business apps and automating business processes. As our firm grew, we continued to adopt and leverage cutting-edge tools and processes, such as CI/CD and DevOps, to ensure the highest quality for our clients.

With years of experience in Microsoft Power Platform and .NET systems on Microsoft Azure, I am committed to sharing my knowledge and helping others succeed in the world of Microsoft business applications.

I focus on Pro Dev experiences in Power Platform. My projects use both client-side and server-side extensibility of Power Apps, custom connectors, external Azure services, automated testing and all of it delivered through advanced Azure DevOps ALM. My background is in Dataverse, former Dynamics CRM/XRM, .NET and Azure used on wide range of projects.

Connect with me online or visit the Czech Microsoft office for our monthly Power Platform meetup. Register at https://ppug.community to join the fun!

Awards

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Power Platform
  • Dataverse
  • Power Apps
  • Power Apps Component Framework
  • Azure DevOps
  • C#
  • .NET
  • Microsoft Power Apps
  • ALM for PowerPlatform
  • Dynamics 365 and Power Platform
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 a Power Platform
  • Microsoft Power Virtual Agents
  • Microsoft Power Automate
  • Microsoft Power platform
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Microsoft Power Pages

AMA Solution Management in Power Platform

Are you curious about how to effectively manage solutions in the Power Platform and Dynamics 365 projects? Do you have questions about best practices, challenges, or innovative approaches to solution management? Whether you're a seasoned Power Platform user or just starting out, this AMA is the perfect opportunity to dive deep into the intricacies of solution management.

We will address a wide range of topics, including solution segmentation, dependency management, solution layering, upgrades and versioning, patch and clone solution, source control with solution files, etc.

Join us for a dynamic and interactive discussion where you can get answers to your burning questions, learn from real-world scenarios, and gain valuable tips and tricks to enhance your solution management skills. This AMA is not only an opportunity to connect with experts but also a platform to engage with a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for leveraging the Power Platform effectively.

Don't miss out on this chance to deepen your understanding of solution management in the Power Platform. Get ready to ask your questions, share your experiences, and explore the exciting world of Power Platform solution management with our expert panel. Let's power up your knowledge and take your skills to the next level!

AMA Power Platform ALM

The Power Platform Application Lifecycle Management story has matured over the years. There are many ways to deploy your solutions across the different software development lifecycle environments.

Which way works best for you? What challenges are you facing with your current implementation? Come along to this AMA session to get your questions answered by MVP that have most likely faced and resolved similar challenges.

Microsoft Fabric for Dataverse / Power Apps developers

In this session, I'll share my findings integrating Microsoft's Power Platform, Dataverse, and the new Microsoft Fabric into a unified solution. Drawing on insights from a recent experiments, I'll focus on what this new product / approach means for us as developers. We'll delve into the Lakehouse architecture, Parquet files, Delta Lake, discuss the Dataverse Synapse link, Power Apps UI on top of this, and consider the role of Dataverse as the backend. This talk is for any Dataverse developer eager to stay ahead with the latest Microsoft developments.

Code-first low-code developer workflow with VS Code, CLI, MSBuild and DevOps

Have you reached the point where you use Power Platform for complex projects, critical workloads and realize there's a need for more structured approach? Wondering if there's a way to apply best practices from professional software development?

ℹ️ Power Platform serves both citizen and pro-developers.
⚠️ However, gaps in toolsets can pose challenges for projects led by professional development teams.
❓ Is there a way to simplify and standardize the developer workflow?
🏁 By integrating familiar tools, we can streamline the process for professional developers, reduce the learning curve, enhance reliability, and appeal to an existing pro-developer community.

Design, develop, test, debug, deploy, and support your Power Platform workloads efficiently, just as seasoned developers do. Attend this session to discover methods and learn how to expedite your projects.

Boost, automate, and scale your low-code development with:
* Figma UI prototyping + import/export of solution component
* Visual Studio Code + MSBuild + Power Platform IDE tooling
* Power Platform CLI + .NET Template Engine (dotnet new) scaffolding
* Advanced debugging and automated testing techniques
* Multi-layered managed solution design
* Shared .NET and TypeScript libraries + monorepo build system
* Azure DevOps CI/CD pipeline integration

If you resonate with the following challenges, this session offers solutions:
* High interaction cost - excessive clicking and loading times
* Slow UI prototyping and converting prototypes to real apps
* Difficulty in propagating and reverting changes across envs
* Conflicting with changes made by others
* Setting up a project structure and sharing code
* Long wait times for deployments
* Difficulty in managing a suitable versioning system
* Official tools not playing nice together
* Maintaining consistency in multi-developer teams
* Searching through code and refactoring

Disclaimer: This is the third revision of this session. With each iteration, I introduce fresh updates. If you've encountered this session elsewhere, I can confidently say it's worth revisiting.

Design, develop, test, debug, deploy, and support your Power Platform workloads efficiently, just as seasoned developers do. Attend this session to discover methods and learn how to expedite your projects.

Beyond the Hype - Lessons on Power Platform

Sit down, relax, and let's have an honest talk. I run a company that helps other businesses put Power Platform to work and I've been hands-on with this tool since it first came out. From small apps serving a handful of users to critical apps transforming the work of thousands. In this session, I'll be sharing my experiences, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

I'm also inviting a customer to join us on stage. They have experience working with multiple Power Platform vendors and even have their own team making Power Apps and Power BI solutions. We’ll share what's good and what's not, with no script, just raw experiences.

We’ll cover how to go from an idea to a working app. We’ll share tips and lessons from both small and big projects. You’ll hear about the good moves we made and the mistakes we learned from.

This is not a talk full of hard-to-understand words and big promises. It's about sharing what really happens when you use Power Platform in a real-world setting. This session is great for leaders who want to make smart choices about using Power Platform in their business.

Voice-Integrated AI Bot for Microsoft Teams and PSTN

Dive deep into the future of chatbots as we go beyond text-based communication and break into the world of voice. In this hands-on session, we'll explore how to connect a powerful chatbot to Microsoft Teams, not just as a text-based "person" but also as an active voice participant. Whether you're calling directly from Microsoft Teams, dialing in from a regular phone (it's got a phone number!), or even inviting the bot into a meeting, we've got you covered.

You'll learn:

- How to integrate your bot with Microsoft Bot Framework and Teams for both chat and voice functionalities.

- Insights on setting up a server to handle voice sessions, making your bot a fully interactive participant.

- Wake words in team meetings / conference calls and how our bot can jump in, take notes, and even execute tasks on command.

- Harnessing the power of Microsoft Power Platform to further enhance your bot's capabilities, and our experiences with Open API definitions for connectors.

No fluff. Just straight-to-the-point dev content, tools, and APIs. Join us to amplify your Teams experience with AI.

European Power Platform Conference (EPPC24) Upcoming

June 2024 Brussels, Belgium

Canadian Power Platform Summit 2024 Upcoming

March 2024 Vancouver, Canada

Cloud Technology Townhall Tallinn 2024

February 2024 Tallinn, Estonia

CZ/SK Power Platform User Group Meetup User group

May 2023, July 2023, August 2023, October 2023, December 2023, January 2024 Prague, Czechia

Scottish Summit 2023

August 2023 Manchester, United Kingdom

DynamicsMinds 2023

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Conference

May 2023 Portorož, Slovenia

Global Azure Prague 2023

May 2023 Prague, Czechia

WUG Days 2023

January 2023 Brno, Czechia

Power Conference 2022

November 2022 Prague, Czechia

Digital transformation with Microsoft 365

November 2022 Prague, Czechia

Tomas Prokop

Microsoft MVP / Power Platform Architect

Prague, Czechia