Paul Culmsee is a business strategist, Microsoft MVP, app maker, and all up technology enthusiast who is always willing to share professional experiences, best practices, and fun app stories! Today I’d like to highlight one of his latest blogs which he entitled “How to make a PowerApps activity feed via SharePoint search”. This 3-part series of blogs truly showcase how we can combine the rich features and services in Office 365, SharePoint, Azure, and PowerApps to create highly practical and beautiful business applications for productivity and collaboration.» Read more
Learn how to build separate form to create, show or edit the list item.» Read more
We are pleased to announce the refresh of our Best Practices section in the community. This area of the community will focus on the three primary areas for successful app building: Administering PowerApps, Creating Apps, and Expressions and Formulas. We encourage everyone to jump into these forums not only to ask, but also to answer, questions in these topic areas! We are sure this will help app-makers to optimize the success of their apps as well as give all community experts an opportunity to showcase best practices and lessons learned.» Read more
Data Integrator and Prospect to Cash templates are now Generally Available in the Common Data Service!
You said it’s hard to build end-to-end views of your Dynamics 365 data. We heard you. Data Integrator and Prospect to Cash scenarios are now Generally Available in the Common Data Service to make it easy for you and your users to build your next app!» Read more
Please join us in celebrating three new feature experiences for PowerApps, Power BI, and Microsoft Flow automation. We are thrilled to share these opportunities for innovation in application design, analytics, and automation – directly from our seats at the Data Insights Summit in Seattle!» Read more
Data Validation within apps and business forms is critical to prevent errors, and to ensure data transactions occur without errors and uncomfortable bottlenecks during submission. In this blog I will be sharing my personal best practices for data validation in the PowerApps that I design. I hope these will help you to enhance your organization’s PowerApps too.» Read more
This new app sample was inspired by someone who posted a Forum Idea regarding PowerApp Themes. We really enjoy reading all the forum ideas, and I refer to those who post ideas as our enthusiastic “innovators”. This particular innovator came up with the idea that we should expose our “Themes” (see screen shot below) to the consumer of the app (aka the person running the app), and not only to the designer (or app maker). What an awesome idea! It really shows that they appreciate Empathic Design. Empathic Design is a process that one of my past managers (Karuana Gatimu) has instilled in me. It is a user-centered design approach that pays attention to the user’s feelings toward a product. As I thought about this further, I realized that this could also be even more relevant in mobile app design because factors around mobility can affect the way we format the screen; low light, screen glare, etc. depending on where the person is when they are running the app. It also could apply to accessibility, especially for people like me who always wants to make the font size bigger! So, will all those good reasons in mind, I decided to see if I could create my own configurable theme, using the features and formulas that are already in PowerApps today. I love what I ended up with, and I hope you will too! (Please let me know if you expand upon this idea for your own PowerApps in the comment area below.)» Read more