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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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Easily add and move fields and controls on a form using drag-drop and cut-paste

Makers can now easily add and move fields and controls, to the exact location they want, directly on the form preview, and instantly see how the form will appear to end-users. Two new features added to the new form designer: drag-drop and cut-paste are making this possible. Combined with the live WYSIWYG preview of the form, these new features provide a big productivity boost when authoring forms.

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Enhancements to On-premises data gateway management in the Power platform Admin center

We launched the public preview of the Data Gateway administration feature on the Power platform admin center in January. This feature provides tenant admins with visibility into all On-premises data gateways within their organization and also management capabilities. We are now excited to add 2 new capabilities to this feature: Visibility into On-premises data gateway …

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The PowerApps component framework and the PowerApps CLI is now available for public preview

Today we have reached an important milestone for Microsoft PowerApps: we are announcing public preview for PowerApps component framework for model-driven apps. This is a significant step towards empowering 3rd party developers to build compelling visual components in PowerApps and Dynamics 365 using the same framework which the Microsoft team uses. Professional developers can now …

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More small steps…

A quick note on two bite size features. Have you ever wondered why the Navigate function requires the second argument?   For example: Navigate( Screen2, None ) Why not just default the second argument?  Transitions can make for a more engaging user experience but most folks don’t use them. Yeah, we wondered that too.  With the …

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Effortlessly find and switch between icons in canvas apps

There is an icon in almost every app or website. A plus icon, a search icon, there’s even refresh icons on your browser you’re reading this blog in right now. The icon control in PowerApps allows you to include these graphical symbols for which you can configure properties such as their color, or their OnSelect property …

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Canvas debugging with Results View

Lots of debuggers allow you to see the value of an expression simply by selecting it in the source.   You’ll recognize an example immediately: Wouldn’t it be great if Canvas apps had this same facility?  Imagine: Think about the implications. You don’t need to flip to the File menu and then navigate to the collection …

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Use new screen properties for responsive canvas apps

If you’ve started building responsive canvas apps by crafting size and position formulas on your controls, we’ve added some properties that may help you simplify your responsive formulas for some common situations. The addition of these properties won’t change the default behavior of your canvas apps; they’re optional things you can choose to use if you …

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“Mayor of the Internet” Alexis Ohanian to keynote Microsoft Business Applications Summit

We’re so excited to announce Alexis Ohanian as our special guest keynote speaker for Microsoft Business Applications Summit, coming to Atlanta, Georgia June 10 – 11, 2019. Dubbed “Mayor of the Internet” by Forbes, Ohanian co-founded Reddit in 2005. He sold the site to Condé Nast in 2006, but returned in 2015 as executive chair …

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