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July 17th Webinar: Common Time saving PowerApps development techniques by Todd Baginski and Keith Whatling 

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In this month’s PowerApps Community call we will discuss and demonstrate common PowerApps development techniques. 

Gateway Management On Power Platform Admin Center

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New gateway management features on Admin center

PowerApps checker now includes App checker results for Canvas apps in solutions

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Use PowerApps checker to see a list of potential issues in your Canvas apps.

What’s New in Dataflows and Data Integration – September 2019

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We’ve released lots of new features and enhancements to our Data Integration capabilities in PowerApps recently, enabling users to seamlessly connect to, transform and combine data from a wide range of data sources and load it into the Common Data Service, from where it can be used for creating apps, automated flows or analytics.

Simplify formulas with the With function

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Welcome the With function to Canvas apps!  You can now simplify large formulas by dividing them into named sub-formulas, eliminate redundant sub-formulas, and easily work with functions that return records.  All while staying declarative and automatically responding to dependency changes.

PowerApps Community Demo Extravaganza – Voting Now Open

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Cast your votes now to determine which 5 candidates will participate in the PowerApps Demo Extravaganza! Voting ends on October 1!

August 2019 updates for Microsoft PowerApps

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The PowerApps developers have definitely made up for lost time being at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit shipping over 19 features this month! While all the PowerApps developers went above and beyond the Unified Interface team really delivered the goods with 8 suites of enhancements (with each suite containing multiple features!). If you aren’t familiar […]

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.

Try out the Power Apps October release wave 2 updates today!

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The Power Apps October release wave 2 has many exciting end user productivity enhancements you can try out and start to take advantage of now for your model-driven apps.

Learn how to convert your ideas to solutions with Power Platform

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Have you ever faced a time where you just started Power Apps but didn’t know where to start? Or you are a pro-developer wanting to know about the best practices on planning and driving the Power Apps project? Today is your day! We have just launched a new set of documents on how you can convert your ideas to solutions with Power Platform.

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.

Caching changes for Power Apps portals with version 9.2.6.x or later

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As a part of July release (version 9.2.6.x), we’re improving portal caching infrastructure to increase consistency and reliability.

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.

Log telemetry for your Apps using Azure Application Insights

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Configure and instrument your apps to write telemetry data to Azure Application Insights where you can analyze the usage, performance and health of your app.

Introducing simplified AI Builder experience in Power Automate

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In the January 2020 update, AI Builder introduces a new and simplified way to use AI Models in Power Automate. It is now easier to provide your data to the AI Model, and to use the output without the need to manually transform data.

Office 365 Integration features in Common Data Service

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Office Integration features available with CDS.

Public Preview: New File Data Type Available Via API

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An exciting new enhancement is available as a preview for Power Apps, the addition of a File data type. Out of the box, Common Data Service can now naively support: Files can now be added as a data type to any entity Multiple File fields can exist on one entity Use of blob storage for large file types to reduce consumption of relational storage

Introducing improvements to data storage in Common Data Services

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File and Image data type to store file data in Common Data Services.

Public Preview of File attribute in Power Apps

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File data types in Power Apps

Source code files for Canvas apps

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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.

Announcing the rich text editor (RTE) control

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Announcing the rich text editor (RTE) control

Update your bookmarks for web.powerapps.com

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Please update your bookmarks; content and services hosted at web.powerapps.com is moving to either make.powerapps.com or apps.powerapps.com

Email usability enhancements for 2020

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Email enhancements for 2020

Gartner Magic Quadrant Names Microsoft Power Apps a Leader for Low Code Application Platforms

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Today, we are announcing that Microsoft is a leader in the Gartner Low Code Application Platform (LCAP) Magic Quadrant. In the report, you’ll learn about Gartner’s assessment of the products in this market and explore their features.

Easily add and move fields and controls on a form using drag-drop and cut-paste

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Makers can now easily add and move fields and controls, to the exact location they want, directly on the form preview, and instantly see how the form will appear to end-users. Two new features added to the new form designer: drag-drop and cut-paste are making this possible. Combined with the live WYSIWYG preview of the form, these new features provide a big productivity boost when authoring forms.