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Forrester names Microsoft PowerApps a leader in low-code development platforms

We are thrilled to announce that Forrester has recognized Microsoft PowerApps as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019, and rated strongest on strategy. The demand for low-code platforms is increasing: In Forrester’s survey of global developers, 23% reported using low-code platforms in 2018, and another 22% planned to …

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International region updates for Canvas apps

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 …

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Remember to upgrade your previous version CDS database to preserve Flow Approvals history or entity data

In January this year, Jim Daly provided a detailed announcement on the previous version CDS to the CDS for Apps migration experience that is available for self service. As the deadline to initiate the database migration is coming up, we want to help ensure everyone has considered if a CDS migration is required for their …

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Autonumber fields are now supported by the modern entity designer

Makers can now create and edit Autonumber fields in the entity field designer UI. Previously this functionality was only exposed through the API, but we have now brought it to the UI for easier use. Autonumber fields are used to automatically generate unique alphanumeric identifiers for records. Makers can customize the format of these identifiers …

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February 2019 updates for Microsoft PowerApps

The team has been busy the last month shipping new features and fixes for you.  You can view the weekly release information here https://aka.ms/PAWeeklyReleaseNotes .  Check the release table, by region, to find out when these features and fixes will be available.   Compose and reuse rich components and controls in canvas apps Makers can build and …

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Configure easy dependent drop downs in PowerApps

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 …

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The Power Platform World Tour: 2 Stops Down… Endless Possibilities To Go

The Power Platform World Tour (formerly referred to as the Power BI World Tour) is well underway as it recently wrapped up its second stop in Silicon Valley, California. With 24+ breakout sessions covering topics across the entire Power Platform, expert speakers, and great conversations fueled by gallons of coffee, it’s easy to see the …

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10 Reusable Components: tab control, calendar, dialog box, map control and more

This blog post will present a set of custom controls built using the new PowerApps component feature for Canvas apps. As a prerequisite, check out Yifie Wang’s blog post introducing the PowerApps components feature and Brian Dang’s “start your journey with components” blog post that includes instructions on importing/exporting components and more. Before we delve …

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Quickly edit the filters for views

Makers can now quickly and easily edit the filters for their model-driven views. The view designer displays filters in the Filter by … section in the property pane. Clicking on the individual filters in the property pane shows a dialog that allows makers to quickly update the operator and the value.

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