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What’s new: Power Apps May 2023 Feature Update

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Welcome to the Power Apps monthly feature update! We will use this blog to share a summary of product, community, and learning updates from throughout the month so you can access it in one easy place. A variety of new and highly anticipated features are now available which we are very excited to share for Copilot, Tenant Isolation and the new device preview for makers.

Announcing monthly channel for model-driven apps

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Today we are launching Release Channels for model-driven apps in public and sovereign clouds. Release channels provide more choice for adopting new features in model driven apps and Dynamics 365 apps.  Rather than only being able to receive updates twice a year during the wave releases, you can choose some or all users to receive more frequent updates through monthly channel.

Direct Power Fx Dataverse actions support now in preview

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We are excited to announce direct access to Dataverse actions in Power Fx formulas as Preview feature (default on.) As a part of the Power Fx language, authors can now directly invoke a Dataverse action within a formula. A new Power Fx ‘Environment’ language object that authors can add to their app enables access to […]

Do you sell your apps? We’d like to talk to you!

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Are you an Independent Software Vendor?  Have you built a PowerApps App that wasn’t custom-built for a specific organization? We want to meet with you to learn more about how you work, and how we can make PowerApps work better for you and others like you! If you fit this description and are willing to […]

Microsoft PowerApps audit events now available in Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

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 Microsoft PowerApps activity events are made discoverable within the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. 

New CDS capabilities for Canvas apps enter Preview

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For the last few months we have been rolling out new features for Canvas apps when connected to the Common Data Service for Apps: One-to-Many relationships Option sets Many-to-Many relationships Aggregate delegation We have been doing this work under an Experimental switch, off by default for all apps: Thank you for playing with these features and […]

PowerApps Canvas App Coding Standards and Guidelines

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Today we are happy to announce the release of the PowerApps canvas app coding standards and guidelines white paper! Why did we create the white paper? Creating a simple canvas PowerApp is easy. But as the complexity of your app increases, care must be taken to keep your apps maintainable and performant. Across the web …

New barcode scanner control

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A new Barcode scanner control is now available for use in canvas apps, and we recommend it to anyone who needs to scan a barcodes, QR codes or data matrix codes on their mobile devices. Why should you use the new control? First, it is reliable and fast. The new control automatically recognizes the type of …

Fun with GUIDs!

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For those who work with primary and foreign keys on CDS and SQL Server, we have added GUID as a first class data type. Although not common, you may want to beat the rush and start updating any formulas that use literal GUID strings.

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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 […]

April 2019 updates for Microsoft PowerApps

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Once again the team had incredibly busy month releasing over 13 new features or enhancements for making your application creation experience even more productive and fun.

Enable Common Data Service connector to select an environment

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Canvas apps now support changing the environment within the Common Data Service connector. The default behavior hasn’t changed and existing Common Data Service connections will continue to use the canvas app’s current environment. When adding a new data source, we now display the environment at the top of the list of entities. The default appears […]

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.

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.

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.