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Prolific app maker ignites low code revolution at Schlumberger

Schlumberger is the world’s largest oil service company with operations in over 85 countries with 100k+ employees. Read how Alan Chai drove a citizen development effort along with the Digital Cells at Schlumberger to drive viral adoption of the Microsoft Power Platform, reaching over 10k monthly active users, 650+ production apps and 120+ citizen developers building solutions across 32 countries.

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Add your canvas apps to Teams

You can now export a canvas app as a Teams app so that you can use it as a personal or tab app within Teams. As a user of Teams, you can use this functionality to create a collaborative application within a tab so that your colleagues can all interact with the same data together.

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Exporting CDS data to Azure Data Lake (Preview)

Preview announcement for Export to data lake service.
The Export to data lake service enables continuous replication of Common Data Service entity data to Azure data lake which can then be used to run analytics such as Power BI reporting, ML, data warehousing or other downstream integration purposes. It simplifies the technical and administrative complexity of operationalizing entities for analytics and managing schema and data. Within a matter of minutes, customers will be able to link their Common Data Service environment to a data lake in their Azure subscription, select standard or customer entities and export it to data lake. Any data or metadata changes (initial and incremental) in the Common Data Service is automatically pushed to the Azure data lake without any additional actions.

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Establishing an Environment Strategy for Microsoft Power Platform

Environments are containers that administrators can use to manage apps, flows, connections, and other assets; along with permissions to allow organization users to use the resources. The purpose of this article is to walk through important details about environments in the Power Platform and discuss recommended ways to benefit from proactively managing them.

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Azure Active Directory authentication in the SQL Server connector

We recently added support for Active Directory authentication in the SQL Server connector. This has been one of the most requested feedback from our customers. In this post, I want to give an overview of how you can use this feature, and some of the underlying design changes we had to bring about in the platform.

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Introducing Monitor to debug apps and improve performance

You now have a new tool to better understand, debug, and improve your apps.  Similar to a network trace, Monitor provides a running list of all the activity within your app.   You can examine what data requests are made from your app, how long they took, how much data was returned, and which resulted in an error. 

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