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October PowerApps updates are rolling out. Say hello to many new features!

We're excited to share that many of the items in the October Release Notes are now beginning to roll into preview environments and in some cases are already available in production! We've focused across the board on quality, more powerful CDS capabilities, more productive makers, great end user experiences, and improved admin visibility.

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Microsoft HR uses the Power Platform to transform employee experiences

Microsoft used PowerApps to create a a suite of employee engagement mobile apps that have been deployed worldwide to 100,000+ employees. These applications have a clean and modern UI and connect to a variety of backend services, including cloud-based APIs and legacy on-premise systems. This blog post takes a deeper look at this set of apps, that are branded as the Thrive suite. It describes the partnership between the HR and IT departments at Microsoft, the decision to use PowerApps, the app functionality, and the solution architecture.

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SNCF: Power platform customer success story

SNCF is France's national state-owned railway company that operates the country's national rail services, including the TGV, France's high-speed rail network. Its functions include operation of railway services for passengers and freight, and maintenance and signaling of rail infrastructure. In this blog post, we will look at SNCF's use of the Power platform, from an early win at the technical center at Saint Pierre des Corps to the systematic approach for growing adoption across all 165,000 licensed Office 365 users.

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PowerApps Discoverability in the Enterprise

A couple years ago, Microsoft IT made a bet that we could deliver enterprise-grade apps on the Power Platform. PowerApps was pre-GA at the time and, like any nascent platform, it had gaps and bugs.…

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