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Modern Fluent UI controls in Power Apps (preview)

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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.

Power Apps at Microsoft Ignite Virtual Conference

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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.

GitHub actions for the Power Platform now available in preview

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GitHub actions for Power Platform available in preview

Formulas: ThisRecord, As, and Sequence

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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.

Reminder: Making the move to Dynamics 365 App for Outlook and Unified Interface

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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. 

Collaborate and debug an app together in real-time with Monitor

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Invite your teammates to your Monitor debug session and cut-down on the time to find the issue.

New AI Builder models are now generally available

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Today we are excited to announce that three AI Builder preview model types are now generally available.

June 17th Power Apps Community Call: School Bus Check-In, Center of Excellence and Power Apps Mobile

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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.

Tabular Data Stream (TDS) Protocol endpoint for Common Data Service (CDS)

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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.

How Microsoft Business Applications Group Drives Employee Training Using Dynamics 365 & Power Platform

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How Microsoft Business Applications Group Drives Employee Training Using Dynamics 365 & Power Platform

November 26th Vancouver Power Apps User Group: Exception Handling and integrating the Power Platform with Microsoft Teams

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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

Hour of Low-Code

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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.

Asking new questions: How a Project Manager became a Power Apps champion

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As a project manager with Providence specializing in healthcare finance, Wyendie knows that sometimes all it takes to get started is a good idea—and a few colleagues willing to support it. While some companies are naturally poised to enact change quickly, others must take a bit more time. The detailed nature of finance and the complexity of healthcare means that change happens more slowly. But that also comes with the risk of being left behind. And Wyendie was determined to ensure that did happen at her company. But before she could transform her field, Wyendie first had to find a solution to a very old problem.

New support for image and file data types in Dataverse customer managed key (CMK) environments

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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)

2021 Power Apps community call Demo Extravaganza July 21st

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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!

Microsoft Dataverse Custom API General Availability

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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.

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.

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.  

Automatically format your formula!!

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Hi everyone. In our latest release, you can now automatically format your formulas! You can take all those very compact formulas, that can be very difficult to read and understand, and make them…

American Red Cross: Power platform customer success story

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Nick Gill is a Training Specialist at the American Red Cross. He used the Power platform to create a supply ordering system for instructors to order the necessary supplies for their First Aid and CPR classes. This is a PowerApps real world story that includes a video testimonial from Nick and a link to his presentation at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit.

Republish your apps to get performance improvements and additional features

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With the PowerApps platform, you can build great apps and deploy them to your end users, but sometimes you make an app and don’t update it for many months. When you open the app in the studio, it…

Get paid to make PowerApps better with new user research opportunities

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PowerApps User Research wants to hear from YOU! We are building a user research panel of participants who have experience with PowerApps and want to make it better for all customers. Join our panel today by taking this 5 minute survey.

Auto-generate thumbnails using an Azure Function and Azure Blob Storage

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Now that you can use the Azure Blob Storage connector inside of your canvas PowerApp, you can leverage the advanced capabilities of Azure functions inside of your Azure blob storage. A common…

Build 2018 Event Recap – Business Application Platform

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We had a great Microsoft Build this year with several sessions related to PowerApps, Microsoft Flow and Common Data Service for Apps – but if you were not able to attend in person all of our sessions are posted online to watch on-demand.

Comment your PowerApps code!

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We are happy to announce the formula commenting feature for PowerApps. Have you ever inspected a PowerApps formula and wondered just what the author was trying to accomplish? Or, maybe you’ve…