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Power Apps brings collaboration to center stage with 3 big announcements

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As we kick off the first ever Microsoft Power Platform Conference to a sold-out crowd buzzing with energy, the power of a thriving and collaborative low code community has never been clearer. Our major product announcements today reflect that truth. We’re excited to share three important new ways to collaborate – whether you’re building an app together with a team, looking for help inside your company, or taking Teams itself to the next level as a collaborative workplace.

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H&M Group enables citizen development at scale with Microsoft Power Platform

Headshot of article author Sameer Bhangar

H&M Group is a Swedish multinational clothing-retail company with more than 5,000 stores in 78 countries and more than 53 online markets. A growing community of citizen developers has created thousands of Power Platform solutions across the company. To support development and maintain security and governance, H&M Group set up a Center for Enablement using the Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence Starter Kit.

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Vancouver User Group September 23rd: Controls in canvas apps and Power Automate Cloud Flows

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September the Vancouver User Group brings us two great topics by two great Power Platform MVPs with the entire event hosted by icon of the MVP world: Scott Durow! Use and understand Controls in a canvas app in Power Apps by May Alhajri How to build better Power Automate Cloud Flows – tips, tricks and considerations by Dawid Ziolkowski When: September 9/23/2021 6pm PST Where: https://aka.ms/SeptVanPUG

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Change the format of existing Text, Integer, and DateTime data types to compatible formats+ 2 “new” formats.

Headshot of article author Nathan Helgren

It can be challenging to pick the right data type. You may start with a text field to store your email addresses and then later realize there is an Email type.  Maybe you picked DateTime when really you only needed Date. A new API has been made public that will allow users to change the format of a Text, Integer, or DateTime data type to any of the compatible formats for the type.

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