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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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Office Template: Onboarding Tasks now available

Today, there is another addition to the PowerApps Office Template Series: Onboarding Tasks. Setting up a powerful, versatile, and useful onboarding experience can be one of the most challenging scenarios an admin or team leader will encounter. The Onboarding Tasks app serves as a template starting point for those people looking to quickly streamline their team’s onboarding experience...

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Implementing Role Based Security In Your PowerApps App

Many times, you may want to make certain features or screens of your apps available only to the authorized people in your organization. For example, make Admin capabilities available only to the users who belong to an Active Directory Group “Product Admins” or make some management views available to users belonging to the Active Directory Group “Managers”. In this blog post, I’ll show you how you can find out the Active Directory group membership of any user and accordingly make decision to show/ hide certain features.

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Next in the Office Template series: Shoutouts

Today, we’re thrilled to unveil the newest addition to the Office Template series: Shoutouts. Like the Out of Office app, it is a brand new template, available to customize, use as is, customize or use as an inspiration to build your own powerapp. By using the PowerApps Office 365 Outlook connector, and Office 365 Users connector, the app allows you to utilize the power of Microsoft APIs to better connect to and appreciate your peers.

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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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Get Help Using PowerApps - Key Support Offerings!

It is a wonderful thing when PowerApps works as intended, and we’re all able to make and use awesome apps quickly and easily! Although this occurs most of the time, we know how frustrating it can be when you’re bottlenecked due to lack of information, product issues, and/or unclear error messages. With that said, I’d like to outline the many options available for getting support when you need it.

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