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Forrester names Microsoft PowerApps a leader in low-code development platforms

We are thrilled to announce that Forrester has recognized Microsoft PowerApps as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019, and rated strongest on strategy. The demand for low-code platforms is increasing: In Forrester’s survey of global developers, 23% reported using low-code platforms in 2018, and another 22% planned to …

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Assistant principal builds Power Platform solution to improve reading assessments

In this post we learn about Lauren Taylor, an elementary school educator, who built a Power Platform solution to improve the reading assessment process for students and educators. Lauren is an Assistant Principal at Manitou Park Elementary, part of the Tacoma Public Schools district that’s located in the state of Washington in the United States. …

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PowerApps for US Government is generally available

Microsoft is committed to enabling government agencies to reduce the complexity of IT, meet compliance and security regulations, and turn data and insight into intelligent action – making interactions with citizens impactful and driving government efficiencies. Agencies are adopting the cloud to store data from a multitude of sources like web traffic and business systems. …

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Seeking Feedback on New Canvas Component Categories

Do you have experience in creating canvas apps? PowerApps user research is conducting a short survey to help us make PowerApps components more easily findable. If you have 15-20 minutes we would greatly appreciate your feedback. Canvas Component Survey   Thank you for making PowerApps better!

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Display names and GUIDs for Canvas apps graduate

Last fall we introduced display names and GUIDs for Canvas apps as Preview features.  Both have been well received with very few issues and very few authors turning these features off.  With our latest release (3.19032) these features are now permanent. To refresh your memory, display names allow the use of friendly names such as …

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Sharepoint Online document libraries now supported

SharePoint Online document libraries are now available in canvas apps. Document libraries show up from the data sources panel when you select a SharePoint Online list as a data source. You can create experiences for your end users to view a listing of files that come from a SharePoint document library. Document libraries have a unique icon …

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Scenario 3: Inventory Counting Assistant

An important aspect of any business dealing with products and inventory is to periodically compare system inventory records against the actual physical stock in the stores and the warehouse locations. In Finance and Operations, one way to reconcile inventory is to use Inventory Counting Journal. This journal is able to calculate the on-hand (system) inventory of …

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Craft App Height and Width expressions to create responsive canvas apps

If you’ve built canvas apps using PowerApps, you’ve noticed that one of the first decisions you need to make is whether you want a layout that is tailored for a phone or for a tablet. This choice will determine the size and shape of the canvas you will work with while building your app. If …

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Partners In Health manages gift review process with PowerApps

“This kind of tool is going to totally transform our work.” – Aubrey Davis, Senior Development Officer, Partners In Health   Partners In Health is a Boston based social justice and health care nonprofit that serves impoverished communities in 10 countries. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In …

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International region updates for Canvas apps

If you live in Mexico or the United Kingdom you may have noticed that Canvas apps don’t quite get the international settings right.   We have lacked a consistent map of languages and regions across the Studio, the web player, and the mobile players. With the release coming next week (v3.19032) we have fixed this.  As …

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Remember to upgrade your previous version CDS database to preserve Flow Approvals history or entity data

In January this year, Jim Daly provided a detailed announcement on the previous version CDS to the CDS for Apps migration experience that is available for self service. As the deadline to initiate the database migration is coming up, we want to help ensure everyone has considered if a CDS migration is required for their …

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