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Introducing canvas components

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I am very excited to announce that canvas components are now available in production as an experimental feature! Canvas components make it easier to build reusable controls, such as navigation menus and dialogs. The ‘master’ / ‘instance’ behavior makes it easy to reuse them as building blocks inside the app or shared between apps. Why components?…

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SaveData and LoadData Unleashed

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Some big news!   Or at least much bigger news. Canvas app SaveData and LoadData functions are now only limited by the amount of available app memory and local storage on a device.  The previous limit of a few megabytes no longer applies.   This is a huge improvement that will increase the stability of any app that…

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Power Platform World Tour in Silicon Valley, CA on February 19-20th

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Learn about the latest Power Platform innovations straight from the source and transform the way you use do business by attending the Power Platform World Tour in Silicon Valley, CA on February 19-20. You’ll learn how to bring your company through the digital transformation by gaining new understandings of your data and deepening your knowledge…

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More Regular Expressions for Canvas apps

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For regular readers of this blog, you may recall a blog post by Carlos Figueira on working with SQL server time values.  In it, Carlos used the Mid, Find, Substitute, and other functions to parse an ISO 8601 duration string such as “PT2H1M39S” which represents 2 hours, 1 minute, and 39 seconds. Carlos’ solution works great…

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Converting the Shoutouts template to SQL Server

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App templates in PowerApps are a great way to jump start the creation of an app that can be deployed in your tenant. Those templates create a polished, finished app, and in many cases it creates an Excel file so that the app can be used right away – and in most scenarios the app…

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New CDS capabilities for Canvas apps enter Preview

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For the last few months we have been rolling out new features for Canvas apps when connected to the Common Data Service for Apps: One-to-Many relationships Option sets Many-to-Many relationships Aggregate delegation We have been doing this work under an Experimental switch, off by default for all apps: Thank you for playing with these features and…

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