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June 17th Power Apps Community Call: School Bus Check-In, Center of Excellence and Power Apps Mobile

Welcome to the Power Apps community call. These calls are the 3rd Wednesday of each month where we will share the latest news about Power Apps, demonstrate tips and show the tools to help build incredible Power Apps. In these calls you will meet the Power Apps product team and community experts to get your questions answered.  This month brings a host of exciting topics and speakers with Manuela Pichler covering the Center of Excellence project, Larry Knibb walking us through the latest enhancements to the Power Apps Mobile Player and community icon Lauren Taylor showing the Power Apps School Bus Check-In application.


  • Intro – 2 minutes (Todd)

  • Power Apps Center of Excellence (COE) – 15 minutes Manuela Pichler

  • Power Apps Mobile Player – 15 minutes by Larry Knibb

  • School Bus Check-In App – 15 minutes by Lauren Taylor

  • Recent Power Apps News and Community Contributions – 5 minutes (Todd and Chuck)

  • Demo Extravaganza Finalists Announced! – 2 minutes (Todd ad Chuck)

  • Next call details – 1 minute (Todd)

When: June 17th 8:00AM PST Where:

Manuela Pichler

I am a maker at heart, and have recently joined the PowerApps Customer Advisory Team as a Program Manager. I am passionate about helping customers achieve more by adopting and managing the Power Platform at an enterprise scale level.

Lauren Taylor

Lauren Taylor, an assistant principal at Manitou Park Elementary school in Tacoma, Wash., has created two apps to improve the school’s productivity and maximize student collaboration. One is an app to help target students’ reading strengths and needs, and then meet to confer with them about their reading. The other is an app on a program called Check-in/Check-out, which helps with students’ social emotional needs. “I had no prior programming experience,” she said. “PowerApps was pretty straightforward from its ability to create an app directly from a SharePoint list. I’ve learned so much more through trial and error, as well as from the Power Platform community, so I’ve been able to make my apps better.”

Larry Knibb

Senior Program Manager, Business Applications Group at Microsoft

Todd Baginski

A graduate from the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Todd helps grow the business and leads the technical teams at Canviz. Todd is an 11-time Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience in software development. He consistently keeps Canviz on the cutting edge of web, mobile, desktop, and cloud technologies. He leads the technical teams at Canviz with a passion for sharing knowledge and attention to detail. In his free time, Todd gives back to his local community by coaching and growing youth sports teams.


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23 Kas 2023

The June 17th Power Apps Community Call was enlightening, covering School Bus Check-In, Center of Excellence, and Power Apps Mobile. It brought back memories of my student days, struggling with academic writing. I found valuable assistance at Their service was instrumental in ensuring the quality of my written assignments during my study years. Highly recommended!

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