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Headshot of article author Sameer Bhangar

The incredible story of how small business owner Andrea Douthwaite-Hodges partnered with two dear friends who implemented a technology solution that enabled her to safely re-open her clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic. The solution includes Microsoft Bookings, Outlook, Microsoft Forms, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Dataverse (formerly known as Common Data Service). This solution not only helped Andrea’s business survive, but also laid the foundations for it to thrive and grow as never before.

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Source code files for Canvas apps

Headshot of article author Greg Lindhorst

Imagine using GitHub and Visual Studio Code with the text formulas of a Canvas app.  Teams can collaborate on apps: they can work on private branches, diff changes, create pull requests for review, and merge into master. We are very pleased to announce the experimental release of a tool that enables these modern miracles.  It is but the first step as we make application lifecycle management easier for formulas and Canvas apps.

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Headshot of article author Manuela Pichler

We’re excited to introduce you to the Innovation Backlog – a new app that’s part of the Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit. The Innovation Backlog app gives your business users a place to record and prioritize their wish list of digital innovations. Your teams can use this app to submit ideas for apps and flows and describe pain points with the current process. Using a wizard to describe the current process, team members provide information about the people involved, the tools used, and ways to measure improvement.

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Headshot of article author Dona Sarkar

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.

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Headshot of article author Anthony Uitz

With our updated push notification connector, you can now send push notifications to model-driven apps with Power Automate. These notifications can direct users straight to a specific page or section of your app – like the relevant entity view or form. Use any of the hundreds of pre-built connectors to trigger and provide dynamic data to push notifications for your apps today.

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Headshot of article author Charles Sterling

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

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