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Cognitive Services with PowerApps using Custom Connectors

This blog is an attempt to share an approach for PowerApps makers to use Azure Cognitive Services using a custom connector in PowerApps apps. We shall use Azure API Apps to wrap around the Computer Vision API & Face API in this app. We also have a function to upload files to a Blob storage location.

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Opportunities for you to collaborate with the PowerApps Team!

In my last blog post I covered support options and the many ways to get help using PowerApps. Today, I'd like to expand on the opportunities that you have to partner and collaborate with us. We believe that the success of PowerApps depends largely on whether you can be successful building apps. Therefore, we are developing programs designed to facilitate feedback, and to enable you to participate in the roadmap of PowerApps features worldwide!

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Support for multi-valued choices in forms

PowerApps currently doesn't support out of the box multi-valued fields - columns in a data source that can take zero or more of a predefined set of values. This post shows a workaround to enable this scenario, by using a group of checkbox controls to toggle the selection of the possible items.

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PowerApps Q3 update: Customize SharePoint list forms with PowerApps and many more enhancements

At Ignite 2017 this week, we’ll showcase a set of new capabilities and integrations between PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 that make it easy for any business user familiar with InfoPath forms, Access databases or SharePoint to build apps that extend and automate their business processes. This post provides a summary of the key new capabilities.

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PowerApps sessions at Ignite

Microsoft Ignite kicks off at Orlando next week. We have a number of sessions about PowerApps and Flow, where we will showcase new capabilities, do deep dives into advanced topics, and share customer stories. If you are attending Ignite, we’d love to meet you to get your feedback and answer any questions. Here is a summary the sessions for PowerApps and Flow.

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New Best Practices Community Forums and App Gallery!

We are pleased to announce the release of a new community forum group focused on Best Practices in App Building. This new section of the community will focus on the three primary areas for successful app building: Data, Build, and Design. We are sure this will help app-makers to optimize the success of their apps as well as give all community experts an opportunity to showcase best practices and lessons learned. We are also developing badges, swag rewards, as well as special ‘insider’ advantages for contributing members who add value, and who help others to succeed using PowerApps.

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