[About CDS & Project Oakdale]
Welcome to CDS Saturday

Saturday 24th October 2020 – 7am GMT/ UTC

The Common Data Service plays a very special role in extending the Power Platform, with Microsoft announcing Project Oakdale there is event more to be excited about the capabilities of the citizen data platforms integration capabilities in serving organisations bespoke needs. Every year, a group of interesting technology consultants gather for the weekend learning experience — which attendees have described as “the ultimate brain spa” and “interactive learning and networking for the Microsoft Professionals”

Count Every Second Until the Event


Ben Haynes

[Power Platform Lead ]
Mark Christie

Mark Christie

[Microsoft MVP]

Scott Durow

[Technical Architect]

Benedikt Bergmann

[Senior Consultant]

Daryl LaBar

[PowerPlatform Technical Architect]

Nick Doelman

[Microsoft Certified Trainer]

Julian Sharp

[Founder ]

Marc Gerner

[Dynamics 365 Solution Architect]

Chris Huntingford

[Partner Technical Architect]

Elaiza Benitez

[Senior Consultant]

Marco Amoedo

[Director, CTO Microsoft Alliance EMEA]

Jonas Rapp

[Microsoft MVP and Tech Lead]

Mark Carrington

[Chief Technologist at Data 8 Ltd]

Joel Lindstrom

[Principal Architect for Power Platform]

Jukka Niiranen

[Power Platform Advisor]

Daniel Laskewitz

[Power Platform Lead]

Lucy Bourne

[Partner Development Manager]

Éric Sauvé

[Leader de pratique - Power Apps (XRM Vision) Directeur]

Joe Griffin

[Microsoft Cloud Specialist]
Andrew Welch

Andrew Welch

[Director, Business Applications and Automation Group]
[Our Timetable]
At What Time?

Today, what started as a small conference has turned into the unmissable rendez-vous for Microsoft Professionals.

24 October 2020
Chris Huntingford - Lets solve the data argument once and for all
We constantly talk about data and where it needs to live within the Power Platform. In this session I will explore the pros & cons of the various data facilities - Including licensing! YES.... Gulp!!
Wolfgang Strasser - PowerPlatform Dataflows –PowerQuery (and more) in the Cloud
Scott Durow - Know your limits! Working with the CDS API entitlements and service protection limits.
Mark Christie - Restricted entities - Do you even need them?
Benedikt Bergmann - Advanced ALM for CDS/D365 using Azure DevOps
Daryl LaBar - Deep Dive: Increase Code Code Quality Using XrmUnitTest For CE Plugins
Nick Doelman - What is the Common Data Service?
Linn Zaw Win - Building Efficient Flows for using CDS (current environment) Connector
Marco Amoedo - Data Security in the Microsoft Power Platform
Julian Sharp - Options and methods for customizing CDS
Jonas Rapp - Let’s Build a Plugin Base Class!
Marc Gerner - Basic Permissions in the Common Data Service
Chris Huntingford - CDS Vs. SharePoint Lists Vs. SQL
Elaiza Benitez - How to use bound and unbound actions for CDS with Power Automate
Mark Carrington - Flex your Data like a Pro!
Joel Lindstrom - Lessons learned building canvas apps on CDS
Jukka Niiranen - Making sense of CDS licensing
Daniel Laskewitz - Project Oakdale (or whatever name it will be by then) & Teams: a match made in heaven?
Lucy Bourne - The Guide to Making the Business Case for CDS in your organistation
Éric Sauvé - Save yourself some pain - Understand Environment Variables
Discove Our Venue

Genesis Expo will take place at the iconic street food venue Hawker House, Seattle Water.

[Pre Conf Workshops]

2 days

  • Thursday Workshop
  • Friday Workshop
  • Teams Online Link to Live Session and Discussions
  • Access to Content Material Post Event
[Conference + Workshops]

3 days

  • Thursday Workshop
  • Friday Workshop
  • Saturday Conference Sessions
  • Teams Online Link to Live Session and Discussions
  • Access to Content Material Post Event
[Choose a Ticket]
Why is this Bootcamp Free when other Conferences charge?

Interactive Learning with Experts shouldn’t be for the privileged few. A little over 5 years ago, we started 365 Saturday to learn from those who’ve been there and done it.

  • Access to the conference and a workshop of your choice.
  • Interactive discussions throughout event
  • Access to content to review after event
[Our Gallery]
What's On?

The day after the conference, continue learning with one of our expert trainers. Places are limited – first come, first served!

They Say
What People Say?

77% of 2018 attendees said the conference was ‘better’ or ‘way better’ than similar events.

skilled speakers
advanced Attendees
coffee breaks
killer afterparty

You have attended the conference but dont stop there, continue learning with our shared content and mentorship being offered by MVPs and Community Ambassadors!