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Sharing canvas apps with guests in your organization is generally available

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This announces canvas app guest access general availability.

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.

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.

Power Apps portals simplified identity provider configuration (public preview)

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An improved experience to create and manage authentication settings and identity provider configuration for portals

Lookup filtering enhancements in Unified Interface

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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.

Crisis Communication: a Power Platform template

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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.

Get paid to make PowerApps better with new user research opportunities

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PowerApps User Research wants to hear from YOU! We are building a user research panel of participants who have experience with PowerApps and want to make it better for all customers. Join our panel today by taking this 5 minute survey.

Automatically format your formula!!

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Hi everyone. In our latest release, you can now automatically format your formulas! You can take all those very compact formulas, that can be very difficult to read and understand, and make them…

American Red Cross: Power platform customer success story

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Nick Gill is a Training Specialist at the American Red Cross. He used the Power platform to create a supply ordering system for instructors to order the necessary supplies for their First Aid and CPR classes. This is a PowerApps real world story that includes a video testimonial from Nick and a link to his presentation at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit.

Republish your apps to get performance improvements and additional features

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With the PowerApps platform, you can build great apps and deploy them to your end users, but sometimes you make an app and don’t update it for many months. When you open the app in the studio, it…

Auto-generate thumbnails using an Azure Function and Azure Blob Storage

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Now that you can use the Azure Blob Storage connector inside of your canvas PowerApp, you can leverage the advanced capabilities of Azure functions inside of your Azure blob storage. A common…

Partners In Health manages gift review process with PowerApps

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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 …

Welcome our new PowerApps MVPs!

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If you have spent any time in the PowerApps Community, you have probably noticed regular voices through community blog posts, events, and social media. Our MVPs are an elite group of makers who create extensible solutions, share their knowledge, and inspire. The skills and voice of our MVPs are invaluable to our community and it … Continue reading “Welcome our new PowerApps MVPs!”

Configure easy dependent drop downs in PowerApps

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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”

International region updates for Canvas apps

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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”

New Updates: Apps for Android and iOS, rules enhancements and additional icons.

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New Updates: Apps for Android and iOS, rules enhancements and additional icons.

Connect to custom on-premises APIs using data gateway

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Learn how to extend workflows and business apps, by connecting to your on-premises RESTful APIs using the custom connector platform and on-premises data gateway.

View and Manage the apps being built by your organization!

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Last month, we added a capability for IT admins to get visibility on the apps by downloading the list of apps built in their organization. With the launch of the ‘App Resources List,’ admin will now be able to manage their organization’s app from the PowerApps admin center.

Design Guidance – Linking controls for easy design edits

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Editing the look and feel of apps can seem like a time-consuming task. However, with some easy tips on linking controls redesigning apps can be incredibily easy. Linking controls empowers app development and makes it easy to rebrand for multiple customers.

Comment your PowerApps code!

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We are happy to announce the formula commenting feature for PowerApps. Have you ever inspected a PowerApps formula and wondered just what the author was trying to accomplish? Or, maybe you’ve…

Build 2018 Event Recap – Business Application Platform

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We had a great Microsoft Build this year with several sessions related to PowerApps, Microsoft Flow and Common Data Service for Apps – but if you were not able to attend in person all of our sessions are posted online to watch on-demand.

May 2019 updates for Microsoft PowerApps

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The month roll up for all the new features we have shipped in PowerApps for the month of May.

Canvas debugging with Results View

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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”

Create Power BI reports and dashboards with PowerApps Common Data Service

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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.

Fun with Gallery Graphics and SharePoint Lists

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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