Microsoft Solution Architect @ Qubix | Business Applications & M365 Development MVP
Yannick (a Microsoft 365 Development & Business Applications MVP) is born and raised in SharePoint, starting out his career in 2011 when SharePoint 2010 was still new and shiny. The changing reality of the cloud made him expand his knowledge to the whole of Microsoft 365, Azure, and Power Platform. He is a Managing Partner and Cloud Solution Architect at Qubix, a Belgium-based consultancy firm, responsible for the technical underpinnings of products and solutions. Problem solving and development are his passion, still working day to day with code. He always asks the important questions: How does it work? What do you want to achieve? Does it have an API? Do we really need development for this? Where's the coffee?
Area of Expertise
Navigating Power Platform effectively requires a solid grasp of Dataverse plugins and Power Automate flows. Luise and Yannick will guide you through the practicalities of these tools, helping you enhance your applications and processes strategically.
We'll dive into the creation, management, and troubleshooting of plugins and flows, offering practical guidance and showcasing real-world apps to underline each step of the journey. Clear strategies to circumnavigate potential challenges will be highlighted, offering a straightforward path through common issues.
This session explores the distinction and selection between plugins and flows, examining their respective advantages and limitations. Through real scenarios and tangible use-cases, we’ll delve into when and why you might select one over the other and how to implement them effectively.
Making informed choices between plugins and flows is vital for developing efficient, user-friendly solutions within the Power Platform. Whether it’s managing real-time data, enforcing business rules, or automating processes, the knowledge gained in this session will equip you to make decisions that ensure your applications are robust, scalable, and meet user needs effectively.
In the olden days, the boundaries between responsibilities were much clearer, and a Solution Architect rarely needed to know anything outside their product or field of expertise. In the ever-expanding Microsoft cloud ecosystem, the role of a Solution Architect is filled with challenges that demand ever-greater knowledge and flexibility. Challenges that pose a risk to companies as well as people, pushing both to a level that becomes unsustainable.
Join Yannick in this session where he speaks from first-hand experience - coming from SharePoint, expanding to Microsoft 365, Azure, Power Platform, and Dynamics 365 - on how he sees the role of a Solution Architect evolving. From responsibilities and knowledge, to the creation of an “Ecosystem Architect”.
All your business-critical data is stored in Dataverse, segmented, secured, and available for all your Power Platform-based applications. Now, what if you want to access that data from a custom-built app? Or how do you get access to this data in an Azure Function, in a secure way? You are a SaaS-platform developer and need to understand multi-tenant?
Don't worry, Mats and Yannick are here to teach you all about the pros and cons of each authentication method, managed identities for Power Platform, available SDK's, and API limits!
This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the whys and hows of using source control for Power Platform projects
Assuming that "everything is code," Yannick will show you what issues may be addressed by using source control and how to do so with the help of GitHub and Git. He will show you how to use the most useful commands for keeping your GitHub project running smoothly.
He will emphasize how these skills will allow you to participate in and benefit from open-source initiatives, fostering greater opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and personal growth.
You can expect a significant improvement in your Power Platform development workflow after attending this session.
As soon as your implementation involves Dataverse, I'm sure you use the "When a row is added, modified, or deleted" trigger in Power Automate. It's useful and easy, but it might mean modifying rows on "helper fields" just to get the flow to run.
Or what if you'd like your flow to run when some built-in system action is executed, like when two Accounts are merged?
This is where the "When an action is performed" Dataverse trigger comes in! Yannick will show you the potential of this undervalued trigger, and how you can start using it in your projects.
You'll learn when it makes sense to look into this trigger, how you can add your own actions, and what this could mean for the architecture of your bigger applications.
“Everyone but the kitchen sink can create Power Automate flows” is what the marketing message wants us to believe. From the real world we know that it takes training and experience to create good flows, but how do you create secure Power Automate flows? Can a low-code workflow platform go hand in hand with enterprise-level security?
Yannick believes we could and should do much better. He will show you the possibilities for security improvements, how to harden your implementations, and make your Chief Information Security Officer sleep better at night. Key vaults, security principals, secure environment variables, and much more… they might not always be perfect in Power Platform but they will get you a long way in your journey to be secure.
Attendees will walk away with an understanding of
- security risks in standard implementations
- the use of Service Principals
- Azure Key Vault & secure environment variables
in Power Automate
It's not easy to create applications on a platform if your business data isn't there... Of course there is the Business Central connector for Power Automate, but what if you prefer to have the data natively in Dataverse tables?
Time to deep dive into the Business Central Dataverse sync feature, the new Business Central Virtual Tables option, and when you'd use one over the other!
Do you want to learn how to work with “micro-apps with enterprise data and workflows and interactive, lightweight UI elements that other applications can use as content”? Power Apps Cards is a brand-new feature designed to bring information and transactions in an easy UX that we all know: Microsoft Teams.
During this session, we will share with you some tips and tricks on how to make the most of Power Apps Cards. You will learn:
1. Why this functionality adds value to your customers and business scenarios.
2. How you can use Cards to connect data through Dataverse.
3. How to build a simple card live.
Get ready to learn 🙂
As a (small) business owner you have better things to do than repetitive, administrative tasks but for some reason, it seems like we are still doing those tasks over and over again. It is time to change this and take back our time, by automating what can be automated.
Yannick is a small-business owner himself, and will show and build some of the automations that saved him time when running his business!
"Friends don't let friends right-click publish" has been a thing for years in development, and now it is time to put it in practice with the Power Platform too!
Learn about the different components and pieces necessary, the prep work, and the pipelines in Azure DevOps and GitHub Actions. We'll also take a look at the new out-of-the box pipelines that are available in Managed Environments!
A high-paced, energetic introduction to Power Pages. Learn what Power Pages are and aren't, how they are different (or not) from their predecessor Power Apps Portals, and the benefits + challenges of using them. Take a peek at the new Studio and out-of-the-box templates for your next Pages project!
Microsoft Teams is the defacto irreplaceable tool for collaboration, internal and external communication, and even calling or webinars. The modules of Dynamics 365 offer the best experiences regarding sales pipelines and forecasting, invoicing, marketing, and many more depending on the module itself.
But what happens when you combine these 2 great tools? This is exactly what Vivian and Yannick will do during this session! They will walk you through the most interesting options to integrate your processes with Dynamics 365 and Teams, increasing efficiency for both your users and the organization as a whole.
On all platforms, continuous user and access management is a pain for administrators. Hiring, firing, retiring, and changing positions, … all require the administrator to make changes in Azure Active Directory and Dataverse/Dynamics.
Vivian and Yannick will demonstrate learnings from a real-life customer case, using automated processes and out-of-the-box functionalities to maximize the use of information already existing in Dataverse and Azure AD. It simplifies the work and lets the customer focus on more important tasks!
How do Azure AD B2C and Power Pages work together? The basic setup has been discussed before, but the inner workings are rarely uncovered. Learn about the magic in this session, with external identities, access token inspection, and custom user journeys. And as a cherry on top: discover how these techniques allowed us to use one B2C identity for multiple Portal contacts!
Yannick has been developing for 10 years, first on SharePoint and then on Microsoft 365. Most recently he started moving into Power Platform development, and he has been supporting a team of Dynamics 365 consultants moving into this cloud world. It provided some unique learnings and insights from both perspectives.
This session will cover patterns and practices for M365 development that can transfer to Power Platform, Microsoft Graph (and its wealth of information) & a lot of practical tidbits from real-world experience!
FusionDev is the collaboration between makers and developers - but how can we make this work? Luise and Yannick will walk you through some considerations and their real-world experiences why both roles are better together. Get an idea on how to ensure that maker solutions still comply with governance and security requirements. Learn how makers can benefit from developers' experience with proper tooling, DevOps pipelines and more. Understand which concepts developers can learn from makers to implement faster and with improved alignment to business needs. Go home with examples, demo's and lessons learned that you can apply yourself!
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Microsoft Solution Architect @ Qubix | Business Applications & M365 Development MVP