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Introducing the Modern App Designer (Preview)

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We are excited to introduce the modern app designer, a new authoring experience now available in Preview worldwide. It is now easier and faster than ever to build model-driven apps. With just a few clicks, you can get robust, powerful grids and forms on top of Dataverse, and preview your app changes directly in the authoring experience.

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Power Platform Extension for VS Code

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On May 25th, we announced the public preview of the Power Platform Extension to VS Code. This helps organizations that continue to strive bridging the “collaboration” gap between with code-first developers and citizen developers.  This public preview is available for developers on MacOS (Intel, and M1) and on Windows10.  

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Power Fx coming to Model-driven Power Apps, Dataverse, and more

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Announcing Power Fx integration with Model-driven Power Apps commanding and Dataverse calculated columns and rollups. We have also partnered with Acumatica to evaluate how Power Fx can be leveraged with the low code/no code experience they offer to their customers. And finally we have an update on our planned open source architecture.

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What is Microsoft Power Fx?

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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.

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Real impact and success stories from Power Apps users

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You hear all the time that Power Apps can help people and their companies be more efficient and get ahead. But when the rubber meets the road, what does that actually look like? We went on a hunt with the #MadeItWithPowerApps challenge. We asked Power Apps users to tell us about the most impactful apps they’ve built and proudest successes they’ve had. Here are just a few of the inspiring stories we received.

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The golden rule of Power Apps: Keep it simple

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At the end of 2019, we put out a call to Power Apps fans everywhere to participate in our #MadeItWithPowerApps challenge. We wanted to hear the best advice real Power Apps users had to give to those looking to take the leap into low-code app development.

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