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Better together: introducing Custom Pages and the Modern App Designer

Today at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit, we’re showing off a big step forward for the unification of the platform. Bring the full flexibility of the Power Apps canvas – from unlimited UX control to hundreds of data sources – directly into model-driven applications as a custom page using the new App Designer.

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ADH Clinic adopts Microsoft Power Platform – a small business survival story

The incredible story of how small business owner Andrea Douthwaite-Hodges partnered with two dear friends who implemented a technology solution that enabled her to safely re-open her clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic. The solution includes Microsoft Bookings, Outlook, Microsoft Forms, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Dataverse (formerly known as Common Data Service). This solution not only helped Andrea’s business survive, but also laid the foundations for it to thrive and grow as never before.

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Source code files for Canvas apps

Imagine using GitHub and Visual Studio Code with the text formulas of a Canvas app.  Teams can collaborate on apps: they can work on private branches, diff changes, create pull requests for review, and merge into master. We are very pleased to announce the experimental release of a tool that enables these modern miracles.  It is but the first step as we make application lifecycle management easier for formulas and Canvas apps.

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Use the Innovation Backlog to manage app and flow ideas

We’re excited to introduce you to the Innovation Backlog – a new app that’s part of the Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit. The Innovation Backlog app gives your business users a place to record and prioritize their wish list of digital innovations. Your teams can use this app to submit ideas for apps and flows and describe pain points with the current process. Using a wizard to describe the current process, team members provide information about the people involved, the tools used, and ways to measure improvement.

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3 low-code trends: why low-code will be big in your 2021 tech strategy

Whether you’re a software developer or someone who uses technology for their job, the way we work has fundamentally changed this year. Much of the workforce was spread out and working remotely. Serving customers became a challenge. Organizations needed to transform basic pen and paper processes, like paper timesheets submitted in the office and processed manually, and digitize them quickly with minimal business disruption.

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Now available: model-driven app push notifications

With our updated push notification connector, you can now send push notifications to model-driven apps with Power Automate. These notifications can direct users straight to a specific page or section of your app – like the relevant entity view or form. Use any of the hundreds of pre-built connectors to trigger and provide dynamic data to push notifications for your apps today.

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