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Introducing canvas components

I am very excited to announce that canvas components are now available in production as an experimental feature! Canvas components make it easier to build reusable controls, such as navigation menus and dialogs. The ‘master’ / ‘instance’ behavior makes it easy to reuse them as building blocks inside the app or shared between apps. Why components? …

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More Regular Expressions for Canvas apps

For regular readers of this blog, you may recall a blog post by Carlos Figueira on working with SQL server time values.  In it, Carlos used the Mid, Find, Substitute, and other functions to parse an ISO 8601 duration string such as “PT2H1M39S” which represents 2 hours, 1 minute, and 39 seconds. Carlos’ solution works great …

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On-premises data gateway management in the Power platform admin center

We are excited to launch the public preview of the Data Gateway feature on the Power platform admin center; This feature provides tenant admins with visibility into all On-premises data gateways within their organization and also management capabilities. On-premises data gateway Once you log in as a tenant admin, click on Data Gateway on the …

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Seeking Feedback From Model-Driven Form Designer Users

Do you have experience with Model-Driven Form Designer? If so, we would love to hear from you! We are conducting a short survey to help us make Model-Driven Form Designer controls more easily findable. If you have 15-20 minutes, we would greatly appreciate your feedback. Model-Driven Form Designer Survey Thank you for making PowerApps better!

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New CDS capabilities for Canvas apps enter Preview

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 …

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Delegation of Aggregate functions for CDS

Sum, Min, Max, and Average functions in Canvas apps are aggregate functions that can reduce a large amount of data down to a single value.   For example, Average could be used to find the average age of a class of students using Average( Students, Age ). These functions can also be used with the Filter function …

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Improved datasource and field selection in canvas apps

PowerApps authoring using data is getting easier with improved creation and selection of datasources, fields, and connections. The experience has been updated and search was added to help quickly find the right item.  Also more of the data controls can be configured directly in the property pane. This experience is rolling out throughout this week. …

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Data Integrator Updates – New features with an intuitive user interface providing a fluent experience

This is a Preview announcement of new features and UI enhancements in the Data Integrator for Common Data Service for Apps Important Preview features aren’t meant for production use and may have restricted functionality. These features are available before an official release so that customers can get early access and provide feedback. We expect changes …

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