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PowerApps Q2 update: the ‘power user’s dream’ that is transforming business processes across industries

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Microsoft PowerApps continues to gain momentum as the platform of choice for rapidly developing business applications. Here is a round-up of the key new advancements in the last quarter.

Latest PowerApps update introduces the App Usage report and the new Split string function

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The newest update for PowerApps (version 690) launches a preview of the ‘Usage’ report for app authors to review the usage of their apps across their organization and the ability to use a delimiter to break a text string into parts with the Split function.

Reflecting on a year of empowerment: Microsoft Power Up Program’s first-year recap

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The inaugural year witnessed inspiring success stories from the community, with impacts of newfound skills felt globally. As the program enters its second year, it introduces a new feature – Group Learning, which allows colleagues, friends, and family to challenge each other on a learning journey to become low-code app makers. The program recognized 13 Power Up champs with the Star Champ badge for their exemplary commitment and dedication. This badge is awarded to champs who have contributed more than 15 hours over the last 6 months across various volunteering categories. The program encourages building an application with Microsoft as a New Year’s resolution.

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. 

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.

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 …

Scenario 1: Track your internal support tickets within Finance and Operations

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Track your internal support tickets within Finance and Operations

Announcing pre-built Office 365 screens in PowerApps

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We’re very excited to announce new screen templates, which allow you to build an app in a matter of minutes! These new screens make it easier than ever to add Microsoft Office capabilities to your custom apps.

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…

Managing data and applications just got easier with PowerApps webinar 10/27

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James Oleinik is going to show how creating and managing PowerApps applications just got easier

Microsoft PowerApps, Microsoft Flow & Common Data Model related sessions at Ignite 2016

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List of sessions at Ignite 2016 related to PowerApps and Flow with links to video recordings and slide decks.

SharePoint MVP Blog – Part 1: Handling Tab Control Scenarios in PowerApps for Full Screen Formats

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Inspired by our SharePoint MVPs, PowerApps Engineering Manager Carlos Aguilar Mares offers this really practical design for PowerApp business form designers looking for a “Tabbed User Interface” to save space on a wide format application. I enjoyed learning from Carlos and documenting the steps he took to make this happen. Later this week I will post a Part 2 on this topic, which will demonstrate my own tabbed UI design option that would work best for mobile phones which have less space to work with.

New additions to PowerApps admin center– Rename and delete environments, Admin center access to global administrators

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We continue to make enhancements in the experiences to manage and administer PowerApps. Two new functionalities which we have recently added are: rename and delete an environment, and allowing Office 365/AAD Global administrators to access admin center without needing PowerApps Plan 2. Read more about these changes!

Announcement: PowerApps International Audiences

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Using a localized version of PowerApps? Anxious to share your feedback? Check out this announcement from the PowerApps International Team…

App performance report – Monitor your app’s performance to optimize your end-user experience

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We’re very happy to announce that the App performance report as part of PowerApps Analytics (preview) is now available for app authors in web.powerapps.com. This report gives you the ability to track…

Displaying a Map using an Image Control in PowerApps and Bing Maps or Google Maps API

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How to use the PowerApps Image Control and Static Maps API from Bing Maps and Google Maps to render a Map in your app.

Support for multi-valued choices in forms

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PowerApps currently doesn’t support out of the box multi-valued fields – columns in a data source that can take zero or more of a predefined set of values. This post shows a workaround to enable this scenario, by using a group of checkbox controls to toggle the selection of the possible items.

New PowerApps Mobile apps for iOS and Android available for preview

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We have re-written our mobile apps from ground up to be more performant. We are close to releasing these new apps to the app store. Before we do that, we would love to have you try the beta version of PowerApps Mobile, run your apps, and provide us feedback before we release. Please use this form to sign-up for beta of PowerApps Mobile for iOS and Android: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR4r077LsSCJAv8wd3qbxuRpUQ0wyMzBNVE0xTzhJVThJNjk2VVRDUzM3Ny4u

Virgin Atlantic drives agile wins for its mobile workforce with the Power Platform

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In this post we’ll take a deep dive look at the successful adoption of the Microsoft Power Platform at Virgin Atlantic. We’ll start with a Safety and Compliance App, followed by Virgin Atlantic’s centralized administration approach to view and manage apps across the organization, and finally highlight a few additional PowerApps solutions deployed across Virgin Atlantic.

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 […]

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 […]

PowerApps Spring Update

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Today, we’re excited to announce our next big step forward: we’re bringing PowerApps together with the platform that powers Dynamics 365.

Create a database with the latest version of the Common Data Service

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Create database with the latest version of the Common Data Service to leverage all the new exciting functionalities available with the update.