PowerApps Community Blog Highlights

Have you visited the Power Apps Community blog lately? Along with rapidly growing forums, fun and informative events, and ways to leave feedback, the Community blog is a platform for you to share ideas with your peers, industry experts, and us here at Microsoft.

We want to hear what’s got you thinking about PowerApps and business applications! Blog posts can be anything from opinion pieces on the latest industry trends, to helpful tips and how-tos for your fellow PowerApps users, to even “trip reports” from your local Microsoft event.

To get started, simply message me, @JessicaC, with a rough title for your post and a couple of sentences to describe your topic. Together we’ll make sure you can preview how your post will look once it’s done, and set a publication date.

Posts of the Month

Every few months, we post highlights from the Community blog so you can catch up on any you may have previously missed. Check out these great posts from May and June:

PowerApps Pro Tips | Patching SharePoint Lists and PowerApps Pro Tips | Find Your Variables, by Allison Caldwell

Get detailed instructions on how to build a PowerApps Sharepoint connection, and learn more about using PowerApps Studio to see how your variables interact with the page before publishing.

How to Create UserName and UserID to Improve Access Control, by PK Hong

Read how to use UserName and UserID variables to control who can use and access your apps, particularly in relation to screens that are confidential for certain users.

Translator App Demo, by Sandy Ussia

This article walks through creating a "Quick Translator" app, which allows you to quickly translate commonly used words into the language of your choice, in both text and speech.