What we're about

## Our community

User groups having been running in the UK for over 10 years, starting with a user group for Dynamics CRM in 2011.

Since then, we have expanded in number and in scope, covering not just the traditional ‘CRM’ applications under Dynamics 365 but also the Microsoft Power Platform – Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

Our user groups provide an opportunity for users of Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform to get together, share their knowledge and get to know each other in a fun, open, and welcoming environment. Whatever your level of experience or how long you’ve been using the products, you’re welcome to our meetings!

### Topics

The user group meetings cover all topics under the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform umbrella. We have talks on technical subjects such as development and solution architecture but also cover business perspectives as well, such as user adoption, managing change and business analysis.

### National user group

Our flagship user group – what we call the National user group – runs several events per year. These last all day, have over 15 sessions and typically attract an audience of over of over one hundred people. The events are held at Microsoft’s offices in Reading or London.

### Regional user groups

Our regional user groups cover many areas of the UK. These meetings are typically held in the evening after a working day and have 2 or 3 speakers on topics related to Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.

Upcoming events (4+)

UK D365 and Power Platform User Group - London - 8th June 2023

Microsoft London

Join us for the in-person Dynamics 365 & Power Platform User Group in London!

Registration starts at 8.30am with sessions from 9.00am to 5:00pm.

Our agenda is live! Check it out on our website: http://d365ppug.com/uk/agenda

You must register for the event here at Meetup even if you've registered elsewhere already. Microsoft require your full name in order to visit their offices.

Cambridge D365 & Power Platform User Group - 20th Jun 2023

Lord Ashcroft Building

Our second event of 2023.

We are looking for speaker volunteers. If you are interested in speaking, then drop us a line at [masked].

The agenda will be finalized after we review speaker submissions.

The meeting will be at:
Anglia Ruskin University
Lord Ashcroft Building

NOTE: There is no parking for the site, please use a nearby public car park.

Q2 - South West Dynamics 365 & Power Platform User Group

Engine Shed

Welcome to the next instalment of the South West User Group, as usual we will be hosting in a Central Bristol location with two 45-minute speaker slots talking about everything Dynamics 365 & Power Platform. We will be providing food and refreshments and for those that wish we will carry on for a social afterwards.


| Time | Activity |
| ---- | -------- |
| 18:30 | Speaker 1|
| 19:15 | Pizza & Drinks |
| 19:45 | Speaker 2 |
| |
| 20:30 | Social |


Manchester June 2023 In Person Meeting

Digital Gurus

We're excited to announce that our next User Group meeting is taking place on June 28th!


17:45-18:15: Arrival / Intros

18:15-18:45: Adoption is the last mile - Adrienne Kuatse

Adoption is the last mile, however, it starts with the first step. According to Prosci, 45% of projects impact 1,000 or more employees. This goes to show that for every group of 20 employees, the project team is at risk of leaving behind 9 people on the go-live date. In this presentation, I will walk you through the standard roles we see on projects with an emphasis on how each can chip in to realise an effective and timely adoption of the solution.

18:45-19:15 Break / Networking / Food

19:15-19:45: Architecting the guardrails of a Great Ecosystem - Chris Huntingford

Getting digital guardrails in place in your Low Code ecosystem is the first and most crucial step to ensuring your data and makers are protected from themselves and other potential influences.

Digital guardrails consist of a number of key areas in the Power Platform such as Environment Management, Data Policies, Security, Application Lifecycle Management and several more.

In this session, I will arm you with the knowledge you need to ensure your ecosystem is protected. Expect Live demonstrations and interactivity.

19:45-20:00 Close

Our Speakers

Adrienne Kuatse is a Senior Consultant at HCL Technologies and a member of the Manchester UG committee. She is interested in implementing people-centered solutions.

Chris Huntingford is a Business Applications MVP and Low Code Lead & Platform Evangelist at ANS Group. A self-confessed geek, Chris loves to explore the enormous mountain of digital building bricks provided by Microsoft to create unique solutions and solve real problems. Chris also gets regularly involved as part of different community events and in organising hackathons involving the Power Platform.


Digital Gurus, Floor 3, 19 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 1FB

Past events (21)