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Building an Approval experience in Canvas Apps

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This post describes how to manage Approvals in a Power Apps canvas app by leveraging a Custom connector that extends the capabilities of the Approvals connector.

February 25th Vancouver Power Apps User Group: Integrating Apps and Flows into Power BI Reports

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February 25th the Vancouver Power Apps User Group will start with May Alhajri, a digital analyst at Schlumberger delivering the first presentation and how to enable writing to the underlying data of a Power BI report using Power Apps. The second presentation will be by myself and a look at an upcoming feature that will enable initiating a Power Automate Flow from a new button type in Power BI.

Introducing Power Apps mobile app’s new look (public preview)

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Power Apps mobile has a “new look” and its now available in public preview. We’ve introduced new experiences like a home page to access your commonly used content and gesture controls to easily favorite or shortcut an app to your home screen. When you update Power Apps from your app store, you can turn on the new look and give us feedback directly from the side menu. Check out this blog to learn more!

January Power Apps Community Call: Portals, Monitoring and Azure Integration!

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Bring in the new year with an amazing set of Power Apps community all stars: Brian Knighting showing how to get started with Power Apps Portals and creating anonymous access solutions with the Power Platform. Demo Extravaganza all-star Deepak Shrivastava demystifying how to use Azure API management with the Power Platform and monitoring and simplifying Power Apps debugging by Microsoft’s own Hazim SharafelDin

3 low-code trends: why low-code will be big in your 2021 tech strategy

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Whether you’re a software developer or someone who uses technology for their job, the way we work has fundamentally changed this year. Much of the workforce was spread out and working remotely. Serving customers became a challenge. Organizations needed to transform basic pen and paper processes, like paper timesheets submitted in the office and processed manually, and digitize them quickly with minimal business disruption.

Exporting CDS data to Azure Data Lake is Generally Available

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Preview announcement for Export to data lake service. The Export to data lake service enables continuous replication of Common Data Service entity data to Azure data lake which can then be used to run analytics such as Power BI reporting, ML, data warehousing or other downstream integration purposes. It simplifies the technical and administrative complexity of operationalizing entities for analytics and managing schema and data. Within a matter of minutes, customers will be able to link their Common Data Service environment to a data lake in their Azure subscription, select standard or customer entities and export it to data lake. Any data or metadata changes (initial and incremental) in the Common Data Service is automatically pushed to the Azure data lake without any additional actions.

Always show important information on the form header in the Unified Interface

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Using form header in model-driven PowerApps and Dynamics 365.

Canvas Rules feature deprecation

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Rules in canvas apps is a feature that let you record actions to be performed under a condition which you can write an expression for. The current implementation of the Rules feature will be phased out.

Notification control using PowerApps component framework and Azure SignalR

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In this example, we show how to leverage Azure Services, in this specific case Azure SignalR to enable real-time communication between PowerApps and Microsoft Dynamics 365 or any other system onPrem or Cloud based.

Announcing the General Availability of GitHub Actions for Microsoft Power Platform

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Announcing the General Availability of GitHub Actions for Microsoft Power Platform

Important New Feature: Relationship Validation for Solutions

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Until now it was all too easy to create and publish a solution and overlook the backing relationships needed for the lookups that are present in the tables.  A new feature will help eliminate this issue. Before October, you will need to validate your existing solutions now to make sure you have included all required relationships for your lookups. 

Spanish Business Apps Summit June 4th and 5th

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The Spanish Business Apps Summit is the collaboration of Power Platform and Dynamics community members, Microsoft Staff, 65 Community Speakers and local user groups to offer two days of bilingual Spanish content. https://bizzsummit.es/

The future of Outlook integration for Dynamics 365 and Power Apps customers

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This is a blog to share the future direction of Power Apps with Outlook

Sharing made easy for model-driven apps

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Sharing model-driven apps just got a whole lot easier! We’ve streamlined this into a single sharing panel so you can share your amazing apps with ease.

Introducing Test Studio to build end-to-end tests and maintain your app quality

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Use Test Studio to build end-to-end tests, and maintain your app quality by continually validating your app works as expected when new changes are deployed.

Power Apps checker now analyzes modern web syntax (up to ES9)

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To ensure Power Apps checker continues to broaden analysis coverage as languages evolve, we recently migrated our web language rules to an ESLint plugin and now offer support for ECMAScript 2018 (ES9) syntax plus ES6 globals.

Use Monitor to debug your published app

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Use Monitor to understand, debug and improve performance in your published app

Empowering Low-Code App Development at Team Rubicon with Microsoft Power Apps

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Today, I’m excited to share with you one such example from Team Rubicon which helps communities with disaster recovery.  Team Rubicon sits at the intersection of military veterans, technology, and medical professionals and first responders, leveraging the unique attributes of each, to help people prepare, recover, and respond during crises.  Team Rubicon is using Power Apps and the Microsoft ecosystem to create elegant solutions which address some of their fundamental business challenges.

September 16th Power Apps community call: Canvas App Design, components, themes and connecting Power Virtual Agents to MS Graph

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For the September Power Apps community call hosted by Todd Baginski has guest speakers Geetha Sivasailam walking through a collection of Power Apps tips and tricks for incredible designs. Emmanuel Gallis will then share his component and theming tools for making Power Apps application creation even faster and our final guest presenter Tomasz Poszytek will share how to connect your Power Virtual Agents Chatbots to Microsoft Graph using Power Automate flows.

Process receipts with AI Builder

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Do more with your receipts using AI. We are excited to announce Receipt processing, a new model now available in AI Builder.

Simple Image control for model driven apps

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Today we’re pleased to announce the addition of the simple image control for model driven apps.

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

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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.

Deprecation of the regional Discovery Service and its replacement with the global Discovery Service

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Microsoft is announcing the deprecation and shut down of all regional endpoints for the Discovery Service and the Discovery APIs in the Organization Service (SOAP endpoint). They are replaced by a single global discovery service accessed through the existing ‘discovery’ OData V4 RESTful endpoint. Please ensure your administrators and IT professionals have the information they need to prepare for these changes.

AI Builder December update

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AI Builder is constantly adding new functionality. This month’s update includes a new Text Recognizer control in preview within Power Apps, the ability to extend a trial, two additional supported regions, as well as an updated Build page.

Power Apps Code Review Tool

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I am happy to share the Power Apps Code Review tool which uses the Power Apps Language Library to process an canvas app in order to extract many useful information used in an app review