Manchester In Person Meeting – 22nd May 2024 (Evening)


We’re excited to announce that our next Dynamics 365 & Power Platform User Group (D365PPUG) UK meeting is on May 22nd!


17:45-18:15 – Arrivals / Networking / Intros
18:15-19:00 – Mastering the Model-Driven app – How to provide the best user experience in low code – Josh Giles

Want to add some additional flair to your model-driven apps? Interface not engaging enough for your users? Want your interfaces to provide the best user experience possible?

Join Josh in this bumper-packed session where we will look to power up model-driven experiences, covering the following topics:

  • Out-of-the-box customisations (Hierarchies, Tables, Forms, and views)
  • Custom Page interfaces (Landing page, Custom form and view design)
  • Command Bar buttons (PowerFx buttons to enhance user experiences)

19:00-19:15 – Break / Food / Networking
19:15-20:00 – Power BI Usage Analysis: A practical approach to measuring and improving BI performance – Anna Ovchynnikova & Gennadii Armashula

Achieving success with Power BI within an organisation goes beyond the initial implementation and maintenance.

We must ensure it’s properly implemented, widely adopted, and effectively used to unlock its full strategic potential.

In their presentation, Anna and Gennadii will discuss how BI teams can analyse Power BI usage data to provide a solid ground for optimising the Power BI environment and facilitate a wide range of data and analytics initiatives.

They will share the fundamental questions that usage analysis should answer, the key metrics and KPIs to be tracked, and actionable strategies to transform the Power BI experience.

To demonstrate their approach, Anna and Gennadii will introduce a comprehensive BI usage analysis dashboard tightly integrated with Power BI via standard APIs.

Our Speakers

Josh Giles is a Microsoft 365 Solutions Architect, specialising in Cloud workloads focusing on Office 365 and SharePoint technologies. Josh has experience with implementating Office 365 modern workplace philosophy and how Businesses can better adopt Microsoft technologies.

Anna Ovchynnikova, PhD is the CPO at Accton, where she is developing new ideas on increasing user adoption of analytics and improving BI operations and governance. Before joining Accton, Anna worked in the data and analytics area for 12 years as a business analyst and project and product manager. Anna is a regular event speaker, including IRM UK data and analytics conferences, roundtables at Cranfield School of Management and others.

Gennadii Armashula is the CEO at Accton. His experience covers over 70 client assignments in business intelligence, data warehousing, and information governance domains. Gennadii writes and speaks on data and analytics topics and has more than 10,000 followers on LinkedIn.


ANS Group, 1 Archway, Hulme, M15 5QJ

Sign up by going up to meet up at the following link – Meetup Link Here


  • Time : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Europe/London)
  • Venue : ANS Group, 1 Archway, Hulme, M15 5QJ

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