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New! “Friday Functions” series helps you to master formulas!

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Have you been craving a better understanding of formulas and functions? Have you reached out to me for help and asked for tutorials too? Well, ask and you will receive! The new Friday Functions Video Series is for serious PowerAppers like myself that want to become ninjas at using functions and formulas!

PowerApps Q2 update: the ‘power user’s dream’ that is transforming business processes across industries

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Microsoft PowerApps continues to gain momentum as the platform of choice for rapidly developing business applications. Here is a round-up of the key new advancements in the last quarter.

Upgrade your previous version Common Data Service database, apps, and flows

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Learn how to upgrade your previous version Common Data Service (CDS) database along with any canvas apps and flows that depend on it to the new CDS for Apps database. Or, delete your previous version CDS database and create a new empty CDS for Apps database.

New licensing options for PowerApps and Microsoft Flow standalone paid plans

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We’ve seen tremendous growth in the usage of PowerApps and Flow over the course of the past year. Just as we’ve been rolling out new features in response to user input, we’re also listening to input about how to license and implement premium capabilities. In response to these needs, we’re pleased to announce two new plans that we will be introducing later this year: a PowerApps per app plan and a Flow per business process plan.

PowerApps ISV Studio is now available for public preview

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Dynamics and PowerApps ISVs can now see a consolidated view of your published Dynamics Customer Engagement apps with cross tenant application insights to monitor and support your apps. You can see your install base, tenants that tried and failed to install your app and your package versions across tenants and environments.

Island Council of Tenerife organizes community events using the Power Platform

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Look at how the Insular Management for Sport, Culture and Leisure (IDECO), a company of the Island Council of Tenerife, the governing body for the Canary Islands, is using PowerApps for Ansina, their program of sociocultural dynamization and social intervention tailored towards the elderly.

Guest Blog: Build Custom API on Microsoft Flow and PowerApps with Authentication

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Guest blog post from Tsuyoshi Matsuzaki, where he shows us how to build an use a custom api and the authentication with Azure AD and Google account

Performance, Refresh button, ForAll, and multiple field lookups

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Release 2.0.531 is bursting at the seams with fresh improvements and new functionality.  We’ll cover a few of the bigger items here, with the full list on the What’s New page. Performance…

Introducing PowerApps admin center

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Enterprises use PowerApps to create business apps involving data and other resources that are critical for the enterprise and need to be restricted to a specific audience. An admin role is critical…

Update for PowerApps: Enabling single sign-on and more

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We released an update to PowerApps yesterday. This update contains a number of features as well as fixes that address feedback we’ve received from users. Below is list of what’s new.

How to upload images from the camera control to Azure blob storage

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This article explains how to create a Azure API App which takes in an image file, stores it on a Azure blob storage account and returns the URL of the image. This API can then be called from any application including PowerApps.

Create an app automatically from your data in PowerApps

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Automatically create an app by connecting PowerApps to your existing data sources like a list on SharePoint Online, an Excel file on OneDrive for Business, a table in Salesforce, and many more.

PowerApps Canvas App Accessibility Guidelines

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We are very pleased to announce our latest standards whitepaper – PowerApps canvas app accessibility guidelines!   Why did we write this white paper? PowerApps embodies the idea of “democratization of development”—anyone in your organization can quickly and easily create a powerful app and share it broadly. But the app maker has an ethical, and sometimes legal, obligation to support “democratization of usage”…

Owner, Customer, and Regarding for canvas apps

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Common Data Service polymorphic lookups are now available from canvas apps.  You can now: Access, set, and filter on the Owner field of any record. Access and set the Company Name field (a Customer data type) of the Contacts entity. Access and set the Regarding field of activity entities such as Faxes, Phone Calls, Email Messages,…

Connect with other makers in your organization via maker matching, now in public preview!

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We are excited to announce the public preview release of maker matching in Power Apps! Maker matching, available within the integrated virtual agent, connects new makers with other experienced makers, advisors, and internal community members who can help directly when you need it. The support bot also surfaces relevant internal resources and community channels to…

Sharepoint Online document libraries now supported

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SharePoint Online document libraries are now available in canvas apps. Document libraries show up from the data sources panel when you select a SharePoint Online list as a data source. You can create experiences for your end users to view a listing of files that come from a SharePoint document library. Document libraries have a unique icon…

Announcing general availability of Solution Checker

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Today we have reached a key milestone, and we are happy to announce the general availability of Solution Checker.  Since December, when the PowerApps team rolled out the Solution Checker feature into Public preview, we have seen a great uptake in usage with 100’s of customers installing the checker, inspecting their code, and fixing key performance…

Display names and GUIDs for Canvas apps graduate

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Last fall we introduced display names and GUIDs for Canvas apps as Preview features.  Both have been well received with very few issues and very few authors turning these features off.  With our latest release (3.19032) these features are now permanent. To refresh your memory, display names allow the use of friendly names such as…

Introducing the 2019 Power Platform World Tour featuring PowerApps, Flow and Power BI

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Introducing the 2019 Power Platform World Tour featuring PowerApps, Microsoft Flow and Power BI content from Microsoft team members, MVPs, Champions, and Subject Matter Experts. Power Platform World Tour will bring together thousands of users in cities all around the world to learn and network to work smarter, streamline processes, and advance their skill set.…

The Power Platform World Tour: 2 Stops Down… Endless Possibilities To Go

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The Power Platform World Tour (formerly referred to as the Power BI World Tour) is well underway as it recently wrapped up its second stop in Silicon Valley, California. With 24+ breakout sessions covering topics across the entire Power Platform, expert speakers, and great conversations fueled by gallons of coffee, it’s easy to see the…

Rabobank streamlines complex process from three weeks to three minutes using Microsoft Power Platform

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As part of a broad digitization strategy, Rabobank adopted Power Platform to streamline internal processes. Rabobank currently uses more than 2,500 Power Apps and Power Automate solutions, including solutions that reduced processing time from three weeks to three minutes.

Boost maker productivity inside Dataverse using formula columns!

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Boost your productivity inside Dataverse using formula columns!

See what’s new for Power Apps at the Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event

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We’re excited to invite you to the Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event on April 6. Register now for your first look at hundreds of new features, enhancements, and innovations to transform your business into a more agile, customer-centric organization.

Announcing General Availability (GA) for In-app notifications in Model-driven apps

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We are happy to announce that the in-app notifications feature has reached General Availability (GA).