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Announcing Dual Write Preview

We are super excited to announce that we will be starting to roll out Dual Write (Preview) to all our customers! Huge thanks to customers and partners from our Insider program without whom we wouldn’t have reached so far! It has been a great journey with lots of learning along the way. We have just … Continue reading “Announcing Dual Write Preview”

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Owner, Customer, and Regarding for canvas apps

Common Data Service polymorphic lookups are now available from canvas apps.  You can now: Access, set, and filter on the Owner field of any record. Access and set the Company Name field (a Customer data type) of the Contacts entity. Access and set the Regarding field of activity entities such as Faxes, Phone Calls, Email Messages, … Continue reading “Owner, Customer, and Regarding for canvas apps”

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Add new fields while creating your canvas app

While creating apps using the Common Data Service, makers select an entity as the data source and bind it with data controls. This allows them to add fields in the selected data source to a gallery, data table, or form. This is good for fields that are already present in the data source. However, if … Continue reading “Add new fields while creating your canvas app”

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Easily add and move fields and controls on a form using drag-drop and cut-paste

Makers can now easily add and move fields and controls, to the exact location they want, directly on the form preview, and instantly see how the form will appear to end-users. Two new features added to the new form designer: drag-drop and cut-paste are making this possible. Combined with the live WYSIWYG preview of the form, these new features provide a big productivity boost when authoring forms.

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The PowerApps component framework and the PowerApps CLI is now available for public preview

Today we have reached an important milestone for Microsoft PowerApps: we are announcing public preview for PowerApps component framework for model-driven apps. This is a significant step towards empowering 3rd party developers to build compelling visual components in PowerApps and Dynamics 365 using the same framework which the Microsoft team uses. Professional developers can now … Continue reading “The PowerApps component framework and the PowerApps CLI is now available for public preview”

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Delegation enhancements for lookups, Today/Now, and AddColumns

I’m happy to announce we’ve made another batch of delegation enhancements for Canvas apps. Delegation refers to an app’s ability to “delegate” work to the data source instead of doing it locally, resulting in more scalable and higher performance apps.  In short, Delegation = Good.  For more details see Understand delegation in a canvas app. We … Continue reading “Delegation enhancements for lookups, Today/Now, and AddColumns”

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Display names and GUIDs for Canvas apps graduate

Last fall we introduced display names and GUIDs for Canvas apps as Preview features.  Both have been well received with very few issues and very few authors turning these features off.  With our latest release (3.19032) these features are now permanent. To refresh your memory, display names allow the use of friendly names such as … Continue reading “Display names and GUIDs for Canvas apps graduate”

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