What’s new: Power Apps November 2022 Feature Update
Welcome to the Power Apps monthly feature update! We will use this blog to share a summary of product, community, and learning updates from throughout the month so you can access it in one easy place. A variety of new and highly anticipated features are now available which we are very excited to share.
We are continuing to improve and simplify the platform, with updates in Trust, Maker and End User Productivity as well as new video and doc contents to help you adopt and optimize Power Apps within your organization.
This will be our last monthly update for 2022, and we will resume in the new year with our January update. Wishing everyone the best for the holidays and we will see you in the new year!
- Security in Microsoft Dataverse Resources
- Tables now support configuring Messages and individual Publish
- Updated learn page
- Improvement to SharePoint Virtual Tables – Multi-Select choice fields and Boolean fields
- Customize or create new Views and Forms on the AAD User Table
- Custom Multi-Table Lookups now support Virtual Tables
End User Productivity
- Locked tabs at the top of forms on Mobile apps
- Optimized command bar for tablet apps
Security in Microsoft Dataverse Resources
Microsoft Dataverse is a cloud-based, low-code solution that lets you securely store and manage data that’s used by business applications. With your data stored in Microsoft Dataverse, there are many ways to access or modify it. You can work with the data natively with tools such as Power Apps or Power Automate, or through connectors and APIs you can link to Microsoft Dataverse from any business solution. Dataverse is built for powerful, scalable solutions.
Learn more at Security in Microsoft Dataverse | Microsoft Power Apps
Tables now support configuring Messages and individual Publish
Messages (also known as displaystrings) are messages seen in the Dynamics apps built on Power Apps. You can now configure these messages to match your own names for tables and direct users to do the right thing in various situations when they are presented with these tailored messages. You can also translate these messages into any of the languages installed in your environment.
With this update we’re also bringing a Publish command to the table level, meaning you can publish changes made to Forms, Views or Messages at the table level – avoiding a Publish of the whole solution (or all customizations). This will mean you can publish just your changes and complete that faster than publishing everything all at once.
Updated learn page
The new Learn experience has consolidated content from all Microsoft resources to help with your onboarding and upskilling journey.
Improvement to SharePoint Virtual Tables – Multi-Select choice fields and Boolean fields
Multi-Select choice fields and Boolean fields in SharePoint Lists are now fully functional in Dataverse virtual tables. You can see all options labeled properly, Dataverse allows for multiple option selection, filtering of the column to display rows now works properly.
Customize or create new Views and Forms on the AAD User Table
The AAD User virtual table previously did not allow users to modify which fields are displayed in views and forms, and users were unable to build custom views and forms. This restriction has been relaxed and users can modify forms and views or create new forms and views using any of the available AAD User fields.
Custom Multi-Table Lookups now support Virtual Tables
Custom Multi-table lookups allow users to build a lookup that retrieves data from multiple tables at once. An out of the box example is Customer that looks up data from Account and Contact. Users can build their own lookups using SDKs or the APIs to have custom multi-table lookups.
Tables can only participate in one of these lookups if they are not already part of an existing multi-table lookup.
Until now, only local tables could be one of the referenced tables. Now Virtual Tables can be used as a referenced table. This includes the out of the box AAD User Virtual Table.
End User Productivity
Locked tabs at the top of forms on Mobile apps
App makers can now choose to lock the form tabs at the top as they scroll. Form tabs will always be visible and will help users to visualize and update data in larger form context. This also provides ability to switch tab at any time.
Optimized command bar for tablet apps
The command bar for tablets mobile application is at the bottom of the screen and can only display four commands. With this change app makers can configure tablet command bar to be displayed at the top and utilize full space to show more commands.
Video, Learning and Doc Updates
New way to share Power Apps community forum ideas
Between Nov 15 and Nov 29, 2022, Power Apps Ideas migrated to a brand-new platform powered by Dynamics 365 Customer Service Community.
On top of providing our community with a brand-new interface to share ideas, the migration will enable our product teams to be much more responsive to user feedback and better integrate your ideas into our product roadmap.
Starting Nov 29, we’ve will launch the new site https://ideas.powerapps.com. All ideas posted prior will be made available on the new site with their new corresponding statuses. We thank you for your continued engagement in our community and look forward to your new ideas for Power Apps!
See new videos released by our Power CAT and Cloud Advocacy teams on Express Design and Custom Connectors.
|Create An App from Figma|
Kristen Oshiro, interaction designer from the Power Apps team, shows how to convert a Figma design into an app. She starts by designing with the Create Apps from Figma UI kit, and then converts that design into a well-designed canvas app using Microsoft Power Apps.
|Custom Connectors – Deep Dive & Demo|
Rahul Ranjit Kannathusseril from Power CAT shows Power Platform connectors work and demos how to create simple and advanced custom connectors. It is intended to provide you with the required insight to leverage Power Platform connectors as a part of your implementations.
We’ve also released new, and made updates to some of our documentation – see a summary before of some of the key updates:
Please continue sending us your feedback on features you would like to see in Power Apps. We hope that you enjoy the update!