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Public Preview: New File Data Type Available Via API

An exciting new enhancement is available as a preview for Power Apps, the addition of a File data type. Out of the box, Common Data Service can now naively support: Files can now be added as a data type to any entity Multiple File fields can exist on one entity Use of blob storage for large file types to reduce consumption of relational storage

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What’s new in Dataflows in Power Apps this month?

Over the past few weeks we have released several new features in Dataflows, allowing users to seamlessly ingest and prepare data that can be widely reused by other users across the Power Platform, including lots of new data connectors, data transformations and other Power Query enhancements.

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Environment variables available in preview!

Power Platform customizations often require different input parameters and configuration across different environments. Environment variables feature in solutions provides a robust tool set for this automation. They allow you to define different input parameters across environments and manage the values outside of your apps or code.

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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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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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Announcing PowerApps updates at the Microsoft Business Applications October Virtual Launch Event

The Microsoft business applications virtual launch event is almost here! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at the new innovations we’re rolling out for PowerApps. Register today for this free event, and then tune in to the live stream on October 10, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time.

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