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Better together: introducing Custom Pages and the Modern App Designer

Today at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit, we’re showing off a big step forward for the unification of the platform. Bring the full flexibility of the Power Apps canvas – from unlimited UX control to hundreds of data sources – directly into model-driven applications as a custom page using the new App Designer.

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Reshape the future of work with Microsoft Dataverse for Teams—now generally available

Common Data Service, the sophisticated and secure backbone that powers Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. This low-code data platform is rapidly changing the way organizations around the world build apps and innovate business processes. A fresh name is just one part of a broader effort to introduce the power of what Dataverse can do to individuals and organizations around the world.

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Now in preview: customize Teams with built-in Power Platform capabilities

The public preview of fully embedded Power Platform capabilities in Microsoft Teams is now open. Starting today, millions of Teams users can make and use custom tabs, personal apps, chat bots, and more using a powerful onboard database and approachable low-code tools from the Power Platform.  As the world continues to adapt to the reality of Remote Work, tailoring the digital workplace to meet the needs of rapidly transforming businesses has never been more important. That’s why we are including these new capabilities at no additional cost for millions of Teams customers.

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What time is it? It’s time for a #MSFTPowerBreak

Calling all of you hard-working Power-Appers who have your hands full right now at home. We see you trying to work, teach your kids, do the laundry, and keep your sanity all at the same time. We thought you’d appreciate a chance to take a minute out of your day to enjoy a quick Power Break. Connect, laugh, and learn with your Power Apps community—and maybe even win a prize along the way.

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Power Apps at Build Developer Virtual Conference, 2020

The Power Platform has several sessions at the Build Developer Virtual Conference including rebroadcasting of “Accelerating enterprise app development with Power Platform”. The sessions included in this post show how professional developers can harness the capabilities of a no-code/low-code platform to rapidly create applications and work with citizen developers to accelerate an organizations development efforts. 

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Crisis Communication: a Power Platform template

On Monday, as news of COVID-19 cases spread globally, we pulled together a team to help customers coordinate their own information sharing and team collaboration in response to evolving conditions in times of crisis. Today, less than 48 hours later, we’re releasing the first version of that solution for any customer organization to quickly implement.

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