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Easily add and move fields and controls on a form using drag-drop and cut-paste

Makers can now easily add and move fields and controls, to the exact location they want, directly on the form preview, and instantly see how the form will appear to end-users. Two new features added to the new form designer: drag-drop and cut-paste are making this possible. Combined with the live WYSIWYG preview of the form, these new features provide a big productivity boost when authoring forms.

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The PowerApps component framework and the PowerApps CLI is now available for public preview

Today we have reached an important milestone for Microsoft PowerApps: we are announcing public preview for PowerApps component framework for model-driven apps. This is a significant step towards empowering 3rd party developers to build compelling visual components in PowerApps and Dynamics 365 using the same framework which the Microsoft team uses. Professional developers can now … Continue reading “The PowerApps component framework and the PowerApps CLI is now available for public preview”

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Embedded canvas apps can now Navigate, Refresh and Save the host form

Embedded canvas apps now provide the ability to perform actions to navigate, refresh and save the host form. With these capabilities makers can now achieve even richer integration between the embedded canvas app, the host form and other assets in the model-driven app, unlocking an entire new set of scenarios to help meet business needs.

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New User Research Opportunity

Do you want to help make PowerApps better and get gratuity for your time? Here is your chance! We are having 90 minute remote study session from 4/1 – 4/8 in which we will have you build an app from scratch. You will receive $120 for your time.  If you are interested in making PowerApps … Continue reading “New User Research Opportunity”

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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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Introducing the new view designer for model-driven apps

Yesterday we announced the new model-driven designer coming to preview, and today, I’d like to announce that we’re also releasing the new view designer in preview. The experience brings with it several improvements to the classic view designer, like being able to see a preview of your data or to make simple inline edits on …

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Building Power BI reports for the Common Data Service for Apps

In the May update of Power BI desktop, we are excited to see the release of the new Power BI connector for the Common Data Service for Apps. The CDS for Apps Power BI connector allows you to connect directly to your entities and build compelling reports and dashboards, and share them with users on Power BI online and mobile apps.

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