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The Regional Government Emergency Response and Monitoring Solution

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The insights gained by Microsoft from working closely with healthcare providers and state governments has now been translated into a new Regional Government Emergency Response and Monitoring solution built on Microsoft Power Platform.

Hospital Emergency Response solution: A Microsoft Power Platform solution for healthcare emergency response

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As the COVID-19 crisis escalated earlier this month, we released a Power Platform solution for managing communications across an organization.

AI Builder February update

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The February update to AI Builder adds even more capabilities for makers, including a simplified Object Detection wizard, additional fields recognized with Business Card Reader, improved AI Builder controls in Power Apps, and new Power Automate templates to instantly use your AI Builder models.

Building Power BI reports for the Common Data Service for Apps

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In the May update of Power BI desktop, we are excited to see the release of the new Power BI connector for the Common Data Service for Apps. The CDS for Apps Power BI connector allows you to connect directly to your entities and build compelling reports and dashboards, and share them with users on Power BI online and mobile apps.

New Capabilities for Testing Model-Driven Apps

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We are excited to announce several key enhancements and updates to automated testing capabilities for Dynamics 365 and model-driven standalone PowerApps.  With this release we are providing…

World Cup 2018 Prediction Game with PowerApps

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If you are a soccer fan then this blog is for you. With the world cup kicking off in just a week, I thought I would share a fun app that you can deploy within your organization to get your colleagues…

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…

New Experimental Feature: Error Handling and Writing Null values to databases

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You can now capture errors, display custom error notifications, and most importantly write Null values to databases. This is an experimental feature that you will need to opt-in to as we continue improving this feature over the months ahead.

Upload files from PowerApps using the Azure Blob Storage connector

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One of the more common request we have seen from customers is that they want to use PowerApps and use Azure Blob storage to store their media files. So far, this has not been possible out of the box –…

ShowError function changes its name to Notify as it learns some new tricks

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A quick note.  A few months ago we introduced a new ShowError function that could display a banner error message. We heard from the community that they liked it but wished they could display…

Display names enter Preview for Canvas apps

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Have you noticed that when you create a custom field in the Common Data Service for Apps that all the fields are all prefixed with cr5ca_ or some other random string and spaces are stripped? …

Retain your resources and data in Trial environments

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You can retain the data, apps, and other resources from a Trial environment which expires in 30 days and import it in another environment.

Scenario 2: Collect customer feedback in SharePoint after order delivery

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In today’s digital world, organizations use and work with several applications for multiple different reasons. Often, data is stored and maintained in different applications and exchange of data…

Extending Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations with PowerApps Blog Series

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Extending Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations with PowerApps

Announcing the NEW PowerApps User Group!

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History was made at the recent Microsoft Business Application Summit where we launched the PowerApps User Group and hosted our first PowerApps User Group meeting! It was an event to remember, opening exciting opportunities to network and expand adoption!

Themes update adds new Office themes and contrast compliant colors

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Part of an apps identity, look and feel is its theme. Not only the colors that are chosen, but also where they are applied. Each design language is slightly different. The existing PowerApps standard…

Faster authoring canvas and an easier way to click and move buttons while editing apps

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In the latest release, we made a significant update to the way the canvas is rendered that will improve authoring performance and to better align it with the actual experience of end users. While…

Creative Apps and Design Challenge – Part 3 The Annimated Pie Chart

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As a last step in my creative challenge, we learn to make the animated pie chart as an app focal point. It’s really as easy as 1-2-3!

Creative Apps and Design Challenge – Part 2 – The How

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It is easy to create apps that are beautiful, as well as easy to use, when you leverage PowerApps formulas alongside media components which can act as custom controls. In this blog, we’ll learn how to create a single page app that requires no typing at all to submit humidity and temperature data to a SharePoint list. This part of the app build will take around 20 minutes to complete.

Introducing Brian T Jackett: PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Social Media Sample

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We are happy to introduce Mr. Brian T Jackett from https://briantjackett.com . Brian is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft specializing in SharePoint development / administration and PowerShell for over 9 years. Brian enjoys giving back to the community through giving presentations, planning and volunteering at conferences, maintaining this SharePoint/.Net centric blog, and contributing to the SharePoint Twitterverse. He also holds several Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for SharePoint related technologies. He authored this blog to walk us through a scenario for gathering social media input and working with that data in various components. This includes Azure SQL, Azure web apps, Azure API apps, and Custom APIs.

Working with large SharePoint lists in PowerApps

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Today we are happy to announce support for building apps that connect to large SharePoint lists using PowerApps, a top request from our users.

Featured Video: Office Mechanics Extensibility Options in Dynamics 365

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Luis Camino from the Dynamics 365 team joins Jeremy Chapman to explain high value business extensibility options for Dynamics 365 on this Office Mechanics Video.

Backup your PowerApps apps for non-CDS environments

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Looking for a way to automate backing up your PowerApps for non CDS environments? Here is a post on how, along with a good administration scenario.

Extend the power of WYSIWYG form authoring to quick create and quick view forms

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The new form designer now supports authoring quick create and quick view forms. All the beneficial features of the new form designer such as WYSIWYG preview, enhanced fields pane, quick-access property pane, tree view and more now extend to quick create and quick view form authoring to help enable a rich and productive experience.

Latest PowerApps update introduces the App Usage report and the new Split string function

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The newest update for PowerApps (version 690) launches a preview of the ‘Usage’ report for app authors to review the usage of their apps across their organization and the ability to use a delimiter to break a text string into parts with the Split function.