General Availability of Power Platform Tools for Visual Studio Code and February Refresh for Power Platform CLIBlog
Announcement of General Availability for the Power Platform Tools for Visual Studio Code
The new Power Automate Pane offers improved integration between Power Automate and Power Apps canvas apps. Create, edit, and refresh flows directly inline with the canvas app authoring experience.
Last year, we announced the public preview of Power Apps Ideas, which enables Power Apps makers to take advantage of Microsoft AI technologies that make it easy to write Power Fx formulas with no-code. In this article, we’re going to go behind the scenes to share what it took for the Power Apps engineering team to implement Power Apps Ideas and unveil some of the complexity that’s happening under the covers to support this user experience.
Welcome to the inaugural 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!
This year, we are commemorating Computer Science Education Week with a fun new week-long celebration that we’re calling the Hour of Low-Code. Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field. But we don’t ONLY want this to be for students–we want adults to get involved as well.
November 26th Vancouver Power Apps User Group: Exception Handling and integrating the Power Platform with Microsoft TeamsBlog
November brings us several exciting topics and two amazing community presenters for the Vancouver Power Apps User Group. Our presenters are Microsoft Technical Specialist Ali Sharifi covering the integration of the Power Platform into Microsoft Teams namely Power Automate, Dataverse and Power Virtual Agents Chatbots. Our second presenter Microsoft MVP and Power Apps Super User Krishna Vandana will be covering an advanced look at Power Apps Exception handling. When: November 26th 6:00PM PST Where: https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Power-Apps-User-Group
We’re proud to announce the preview of new modern Fluent UI controls for Power Apps. These controls enable makers to create apps which more closely align with modern Microsoft patterns and styles.
The community has spoken, and the Top Entries have been chosen! The July 2021 Power Apps community call is your chance to see these Power Apps artisans show off their creations and discuss how they built these amazing samples!
All CMK organizations as of version: 9.2.21052.00103 can now support the use of the Dataverse file column (aka file data type) and Image column (Image Data Type)
February 17th Power Apps Community Call: Building Responsive Applications, with Adaptive Cards, Approvals and moreBlog
This moths Power Apps Community call Todd Baginski will start the call with introductions and a quick recap on what it took to build responsive applications before these recent additions. Charles Sterling will introduce Layout containers and how with no or very little code you can get dramatically change your user experience and make your Power Apps respond to layout and size changes. Trainer, MVP and Super User, Reza Dorrani, will walk through one of the highest requested topics how to integrate Adaptive Cards with Power Apps in a responsive design. Crowd favorite, Technical expert and MVP, Tomasz Poszytek will take Adaptive Cards to the next level with Power Automate Approvals. The entire cast will then cover what’s new and exciting this month When: February 17th 8:00AM PST Where: https://aka.ms/powerappscall-join
The new search experience based on relevance search is now also available on mobile. Model driven apps now have a discoverable search, zero query results and suggested results as you start to type. Filtering capabilities on search results rounds out the new experience.
Dataverse Custom API has reached general availability status. Dataverse Custom API is a new code-first approach that provides developers a better way to create APIs in Dataverse to perform operations on the server.
Microsoft Power Fx is the low code language for expressing logic across the Microsoft Power Platform. It is the same language that is at the heart of Microsoft Power Apps canvas apps today and is inspired by Microsoft Excel. It enables the full spectrum of development from no code to pro code with no cliffs in between, enabling diverse teams to work together and saving everyone time and money. We are very excited to bring it to more of the Power Platform and to share it with everyone as open source. Only through a strong user community can a language grow and flourish.
Today we are excited to announce that three AI Builder preview model types are now generally available.
GitHub actions for Power Platform available in preview
Following our previous announcement on the deprecation of Dynamics 365 for Outlook ( also known as Outlook COM Add-in), now is the time to make the move to Dynamics 365 App for Outlook prior to October 1, 2020. Microsoft will continue to provide support, security and other critical updates to the Outlook COM Add-in until October 1, 2020.
As has been the case this entire year due to these unprecedented circumstances, we will be delivering Microsoft Ignite virtually this year September 22-24. If you have not registered already, there’s still time so we hope you take a few minutes and Register Here. Power Apps will be featured prominently during live sessions as well as several on-demand sessions. Additionally, you can join live Ask the Expert sessions to ask additional questions specific to your organization.
You can now refer to the whole record in ForAll and other record scope functions with ThisRecord. You can even name that record with the As operator, allowing you to clarify formulas and work with all the records in nested ForAll and Gallery controls. And finally, we’ve added Excel’s Sequence function to generate a table containing a sequence of numbers, perfect for iterating a specific number of times with ForAll.
June 17th Power Apps Community Call: School Bus Check-In, Center of Excellence and Power Apps MobileBlog
This month brings a host of exciting topics and speakers with Manuela Pichler covering the Center of Excellence project, Larry Knibb walking us through the latest enhancements to the Power Apps Mobile Player and community icon Lauren Taylor showing the Power Apps School Bus Check-In application.
Invite your teammates to your Monitor debug session and cut-down on the time to find the issue.
We are introducing a preview of an additional way to access read-only data in CDS. TDS endpoint for CDS allow read-only access to the system for reporting and analytics.
An improved experience to create and manage authentication settings and identity provider configuration for portals
December 2021 Power Apps Community Call: Power Apps co-authoring features with Emma Cooper and creating Xbox games with Brian DangBlog
The December Power Apps community call brings us two presenters from the Power Apps product group and their favorite topics: Building Xbox games with Power Apps by Brian Dang and a look at a soon be released preview feature: Office-like collaborative comments in Power Apps by Emma Cooper!
Today, we share a story of a 14 year old boy, Kazuki from Japan who empowers others through Power Apps.
We are excited to announce that you can now enable your functional portal as a progressive web app with native app like look & feel right from portal studio in low code-no code fashion in just few steps.