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Power Apps portals as mobile apps (preview)

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We are excited to announce that you can now enable your functional portal as a progressive web app with native app like look & feel right from portal studio in low code-no code fashion in just few steps.

14 year-old boy digitally transforms a child daycare facility through Microsoft Power Apps

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Today, we share a story of a 14 year old boy, Kazuki from Japan who empowers others through Power Apps.

Microsoft Dataverse Custom API General Availability

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Dataverse Custom API has reached general availability status. Dataverse Custom API is a new code-first approach that provides developers a better way to create APIs in Dataverse to perform operations on the server.

The new search experience for model-driven apps is now also available on mobile

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The new search experience based on relevance search is now also available on mobile. Model driven apps now have a discoverable search, zero query results and suggested results as you start to type. Filtering capabilities on search results rounds out the new experience.

What is Microsoft Power Fx?

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Microsoft Power Fx is the low code language for expressing logic across the Microsoft Power Platform.  It is the same language that is at the heart of Microsoft Power Apps canvas apps today and is inspired by Microsoft Excel.   It enables the full spectrum of development from no code to pro code with no cliffs in between, enabling diverse teams to work together and saving everyone time and money.  We are very excited to bring it to more of the Power Platform and to share it with everyone as open source.  Only through a strong user community can a language grow and flourish.

Power Platform Extension for VS Code

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On May 25th, we announced the public preview of the Power Platform Extension to VS Code. This helps organizations that continue to strive bridging the “collaboration” gap between with code-first developers and citizen developers.  This public preview is available for developers on MacOS (Intel, and M1) and on Windows10.  

Meet Power Platform Champions

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We see a champion as someone who has embraced low-code to create change and impact for their organization using Microsoft Power Platform. Below are representative examples of champions from diverse backgrounds, locations, skillsets, and stories. We hope these serve as inspiration in your own journey adopting low-code and Power Platform along with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Azure. Bookmark this page, aka.ms/PowerChamps, to stay updated on new champion stories. For a set of 80+ curated stories, you can visit our Microsoft Power Platform stories blog post.

Asking new questions: How a Project Manager became a Power Apps champion

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As a project manager with Providence specializing in healthcare finance, Wyendie knows that sometimes all it takes to get started is a good idea—and a few colleagues willing to support it. While some companies are naturally poised to enact change quickly, others must take a bit more time. The detailed nature of finance and the complexity of healthcare means that change happens more slowly. But that also comes with the risk of being left behind. And Wyendie was determined to ensure that did happen at her company. But before she could transform her field, Wyendie first had to find a solution to a very old problem.

2021 Power Apps community call Demo Extravaganza July 21st

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The community has spoken, and the Top Entries have been chosen!  The July 2021 Power Apps community call is your chance to see these Power Apps artisans show off their creations and discuss how they built these amazing samples!

New support for image and file data types in Dataverse customer managed key (CMK) environments

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All CMK organizations as of version: 9.2.21052.00103 can now support the use of the Dataverse file column (aka file data type) and Image column (Image Data Type)

Reminder: Making the move to Dynamics 365 App for Outlook and Unified Interface

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Following our previous announcement on the deprecation of Dynamics 365 for Outlook ( also known as Outlook COM Add-in), now is the time to make the move to Dynamics 365 App for Outlook prior to October 1, 2020. Microsoft will continue to provide support, security and other critical updates to the Outlook COM Add-in until October 1, 2020. 

Collaborate and debug an app together in real-time with Monitor

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Invite your teammates to your Monitor debug session and cut-down on the time to find the issue.

June 17th Power Apps Community Call: School Bus Check-In, Center of Excellence and Power Apps Mobile

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This month brings a host of exciting topics and speakers with Manuela Pichler covering the Center of Excellence project, Larry Knibb walking us through the latest enhancements to the Power Apps Mobile Player and community icon Lauren Taylor showing the Power Apps School Bus Check-In application.

Tabular Data Stream (TDS) Protocol endpoint for Common Data Service (CDS)

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We are introducing a preview of an additional way to access read-only data in CDS.  TDS  endpoint for CDS allow read-only access to the system for reporting and analytics.

On-premises Data Gateway management by Region

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Power Platform admin center gateway management enhancements

Experimental formula bar provides speed and usability improvements

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We are excited to introduce an experimental setting where you can try a new formula bar experience with improved speed and usability features informed by some of the requested improvements from the community. Try it out, and give some feedback on the experience.

Sharing canvas apps with guests in your organization is generally available

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This announces canvas app guest access general availability.

App checker now includes performance optimization tips

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App checker now includes optimization tips to help you improve the run-time performance of your apps.

Creating Updateable Power BI Reports with PowerApps by Ike Ellis

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The first of an industry best practices series is by PowerApps MVPs like Ike Ellis where he highlights how you can create a solution that enables a mobile sales force to update their own Power BI reports.

Modern Fluent UI controls in Power Apps (preview)

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We’re proud to announce the preview of new modern Fluent UI controls for Power Apps. These controls enable makers to create apps which more closely align with modern Microsoft patterns and styles.

GitHub actions for the Power Platform now available in preview

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GitHub actions for Power Platform available in preview

Power Apps at Microsoft Ignite Virtual Conference

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As has been the case this entire year due to these unprecedented circumstances, we will be delivering Microsoft Ignite virtually this year September 22-24. If you have not registered already, there’s still time so we hope you take a few minutes and Register Here. Power Apps will be featured prominently during live sessions as well as several on-demand sessions. Additionally, you can join live Ask the Expert sessions to ask additional questions specific to your organization.

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.

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.

February 17th Power Apps Community Call: Building Responsive Applications, with Adaptive Cards, Approvals and more

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This moths Power Apps Community call Todd Baginski will start the call with introductions and a quick recap on what it took to build responsive applications before these recent additions. Charles Sterling will introduce Layout containers and how with no or very little code you can get dramatically change your user experience and make your Power Apps respond to layout and size changes. Trainer, MVP and Super User, Reza Dorrani, will walk through one of the highest requested topics how to integrate Adaptive Cards with Power Apps in a responsive design. Crowd favorite, Technical expert and MVP, Tomasz Poszytek will take Adaptive Cards to the next level with Power Automate Approvals. The entire cast will then cover what’s new and exciting this month When: February 17th 8:00AM PST Where: https://aka.ms/powerappscall-join