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The month roll up for all the new features we have shipped in PowerApps for the month of May.
We are happy to announce the roll out for filtering improvements for lookups in Unified Interface this week. These improvements come directly from feedback we’ve heard from the community.
On Monday, as news of COVID-19 cases spread globally, we pulled together a team to help customers coordinate their own information sharing and team collaboration in response to evolving conditions in times of crisis. Today, less than 48 hours later, we’re releasing the first version of that solution for any customer organization to quickly implement.
Power Platform admin center gateway management enhancements
AppSource certification readiness
July 17th Webinar: Common Time saving PowerApps development techniques by Todd Baginski and Keith WhatlingBlog
In this month’s PowerApps Community call we will discuss and demonstrate common PowerApps development techniques.
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)
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.
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.
This announces canvas app guest access general availability.
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.
App checker now includes optimization tips to help you improve the run-time performance of your apps.
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.
An improved experience to create and manage authentication settings and identity provider configuration for portals
This new app sample was inspired by someone who posted a Forum Idea regarding PowerApp Themes. We really enjoy reading all the forum ideas, and I refer to those who post ideas as our enthusiastic “innovators”. This particular innovator came up with the idea that we should expose our “Themes” (see screen shot below) to the consumer of the app (aka the person running the app), and not only to the designer (or app maker). What an awesome idea! It really shows that they appreciate Empathic Design. Empathic Design is a process that one of my past managers (Karuana Gatimu) has instilled in me. It is a user-centered design approach that pays attention to the user’s feelings toward a product. As I thought about this further, I realized that this could also be even more relevant in mobile app design because factors around mobility can affect the way we format the screen; low light, screen glare, etc. depending on where the person is when they are running the app. It also could apply to accessibility, especially for people like me who always wants to make the font size bigger! So, will all those good reasons in mind, I decided to see if I could create my own configurable theme, using the features and formulas that are already in PowerApps today. I love what I ended up with, and I hope you will too! (Please let me know if you expand upon this idea for your own PowerApps in the comment area below.)
Best Practices for PowerApp Icons Are you considering the design of your app icons when publishing new PowerApps in your organization? Based on industry standards, app icons can be more important than meets the eye! Let’s take a few moments this week and think about the importance of app icons.
PowerApps makes it very easy to design forms that include graphics; both images and graphs. This blog shows how to combine three fun tactics into one gallery control: 1. Pick up images from the SharePoint List Picture Column HyperLink (images are stored in my OneDrive for Business Folder named “CategoryIcons”) 2. Create my own Bar Graphic based on List Data 3. Filter the Data Using Images in the Group Legend
You can now create rich reports with the data in CDS using PowerBI desktop, the authoring tool for Power BI. Using the full power of Power BI, you can then go on to create and share stunning dashboards with users in your organization.
Lots of debuggers allow you to see the value of an expression simply by selecting it in the source. You’ll recognize an example immediately: Wouldn’t it be great if Canvas apps had this same facility? Imagine: Think about the implications. You don’t need to flip to the File menu and then navigate to the collection … Continue reading “Canvas debugging with Results View”
If you live in Mexico or the United Kingdom you may have noticed that Canvas apps don’t quite get the international settings right. We have lacked a consistent map of languages and regions across the Studio, the web player, and the mobile players. With the release coming next week (v3.19032) we have fixed this. As … Continue reading “International region updates for Canvas apps”
Partners In Health is a Boston based social justice and health care nonprofit that serves impoverished communities in 10 countries. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health (PIH) strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the …
Dependent drop downs, also known as “cascading drop downs” is the scenario where making one selection on a drop down filters the options available for selection on a following drop down. This is a common scenario across business forms in order to optimize the form filling out experience for the user. For example, filtering cities that … Continue reading “Configure easy dependent drop downs in PowerApps”
Extending Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations with PowerApps
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