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February 17th Power Apps Community Call: Building Responsive Applications, with Adaptive Cards, Approvals and more

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This moths Power Apps Community call Todd Baginski will start the call with introductions and a quick recap on what it took to build responsive applications before these recent additions. Charles Sterling will introduce Layout containers and how with no or very little code you can get dramatically change your user experience and make your Power Apps respond to layout and size changes. Trainer, MVP and Super User, Reza Dorrani, will walk through one of the highest requested topics how to integrate Adaptive Cards with Power Apps in a responsive design. Crowd favorite, Technical expert and MVP, Tomasz Poszytek will take Adaptive Cards to the next level with Power Automate Approvals. The entire cast will then cover what’s new and exciting this month When: February 17th 8:00AM PST Where: https://aka.ms/powerappscall-join  

Editing related records on a main form in a model driven app

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We are pleased to announce a new preview feature that extends multi-entity experiences and provide the capability for a maker to add a related table main form as a component directly onto another table main form.

General Availability of Power BI reports as system dashboards in model-driven apps

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Embedding Power BI reports in model driven and Dynamics applications.

How Microsoft Business Applications Group Drives Employee Training Using Dynamics 365 & Power Platform

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How Microsoft Business Applications Group Drives Employee Training Using Dynamics 365 & Power Platform

Hour of Low-Code

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This year, we are commemorating Computer Science Education Week with a fun new week-long celebration that we’re calling the Hour of Low-Code. Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field. But we don’t ONLY want this to be for students–we want adults to get involved as well.

November 26th Vancouver Power Apps User Group: Exception Handling and integrating the Power Platform with Microsoft Teams

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November brings us several exciting topics and two amazing community presenters for the Vancouver Power Apps User Group. Our presenters are Microsoft Technical Specialist Ali Sharifi covering the integration of the Power Platform into Microsoft Teams namely Power Automate, Dataverse and Power Virtual Agents Chatbots. Our second presenter Microsoft MVP and Power Apps Super User Krishna Vandana will be covering an advanced look at Power Apps Exception handling. When: November 26th 6:00PM PST Where: https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Power-Apps-User-Group

Formulas: ThisRecord, As, and Sequence

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You can now refer to the whole record in ForAll and other record scope functions with ThisRecord.  You can even name that record with the As operator, allowing you to clarify formulas and work with all the records in nested ForAll and Gallery controls.  And finally, we’ve added Excel’s Sequence function to generate a table containing a sequence of numbers, perfect for iterating a specific number of times with ForAll.

Reminder: Making the move to Dynamics 365 App for Outlook and Unified Interface

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Following our previous announcement on the deprecation of Dynamics 365 for Outlook ( also known as Outlook COM Add-in), now is the time to make the move to Dynamics 365 App for Outlook prior to October 1, 2020. Microsoft will continue to provide support, security and other critical updates to the Outlook COM Add-in until October 1, 2020. 

New AI Builder models are now generally available

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Today we are excited to announce that three AI Builder preview model types are now generally available.

June 17th Power Apps Community Call: School Bus Check-In, Center of Excellence and Power Apps Mobile

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This month brings a host of exciting topics and speakers with Manuela Pichler covering the Center of Excellence project, Larry Knibb walking us through the latest enhancements to the Power Apps Mobile Player and community icon Lauren Taylor showing the Power Apps School Bus Check-In application.

Collaborate and debug an app together in real-time with Monitor

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Invite your teammates to your Monitor debug session and cut-down on the time to find the issue.

Creating Updateable Power BI Reports with PowerApps by Ike Ellis

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The first of an industry best practices series is by PowerApps MVPs like Ike Ellis where he highlights how you can create a solution that enables a mobile sales force to update their own Power BI reports.

App checker now includes performance optimization tips

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App checker now includes optimization tips to help you improve the run-time performance of your apps.

Lookup filtering enhancements in Unified Interface

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We are happy to announce the roll out for filtering improvements for lookups in Unified Interface this week.  These improvements come directly from feedback we’ve heard from the community.

Crisis Communication: a Power Platform template

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On Monday, as news of COVID-19 cases spread globally, we pulled together a team to help customers coordinate their own information sharing and team collaboration in response to evolving conditions in times of crisis. Today, less than 48 hours later, we’re releasing the first version of that solution for any customer organization to quickly implement.

Modern Fluent UI controls in Power Apps (preview)

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We’re proud to announce the preview of new modern Fluent UI controls for Power Apps. These controls enable makers to create apps which more closely align with modern Microsoft patterns and styles.

GitHub actions for the Power Platform now available in preview

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GitHub actions for Power Platform available in preview

Power Apps at Microsoft Ignite Virtual Conference

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As has been the case this entire year due to these unprecedented circumstances, we will be delivering Microsoft Ignite virtually this year September 22-24. If you have not registered already, there’s still time so we hope you take a few minutes and Register Here. Power Apps will be featured prominently during live sessions as well as several on-demand sessions. Additionally, you can join live Ask the Expert sessions to ask additional questions specific to your organization.

July 17th Webinar: Common Time saving PowerApps development techniques by Todd Baginski and Keith Whatling 

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In this month’s PowerApps Community call we will discuss and demonstrate common PowerApps development techniques. 

Partners In Health manages gift review process with PowerApps

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Partners In Health is a Boston based social justice and health care nonprofit that serves impoverished communities in 10 countries. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health (PIH) strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the …

Canvas debugging with Results View

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Lots of debuggers allow you to see the value of an expression simply by selecting it in the source.   You’ll recognize an example immediately: Wouldn’t it be great if Canvas apps had this same facility?  Imagine: Think about the implications. You don’t need to flip to the File menu and then navigate to the collection … Continue reading “Canvas debugging with Results View”

Tabular Data Stream (TDS) Protocol endpoint for Common Data Service (CDS)

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We are introducing a preview of an additional way to access read-only data in CDS.  TDS  endpoint for CDS allow read-only access to the system for reporting and analytics.

Power Apps portals simplified identity provider configuration (public preview)

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An improved experience to create and manage authentication settings and identity provider configuration for portals

Experimental formula bar provides speed and usability improvements

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We are excited to introduce an experimental setting where you can try a new formula bar experience with improved speed and usability features informed by some of the requested improvements from the community. Try it out, and give some feedback on the experience.