PowerApps Community Blog Highlights

Have you visited the Power Apps Community blog lately? Along with rapidly growing forums, fun and informative events, and ways to leave feedback, the Community blog is a platform for you to share ideas with your peers, industry experts, and us here at Microsoft.

We want to hear what’s got you thinking about PowerApps and business applications! Blog posts can be anything from opinion pieces on the latest industry trends, to helpful tips and how-tos for your fellow PowerApps users, to even “trip reports” from your local Microsoft event.

To get started, simply message me, @Jessica, with a rough title for your post and a couple of sentences to describe your topic. Together we’ll make sure you can preview how your post will look once it’s done, and set a publication date.

Posts of the Month

Every month, we’ll post highlights from the Community blog so you can catch up on any you may have previously missed. Check out these great posts from January:

PowerApps Pro Tips | Using Variables, by Allison Caldwell

Like parameters, variables are very helpful, and can be used to increase user communication in your app. A variable in Microsoft PowerApps is used with the function UpdateContext. This post demonstrates a few ways you can start using variables immediately in your apps.

Pro Dev Bullish on PowerApps, by forum member "hacking-awesome"

Could PowerApps be a panacea for expensive, custom developed mobile apps? This pro dev thinks so! If you're an Office 365 organization, you should be considering PowerAps for your mobile app strategy. Read this blog post to learn why.

Using multimedia in Microsoft PowerApps, by forum member "suvidha1"

Microsoft PowerApps provides an option to add multimedia in the mobile applications. In this blog, Suvidha briefly describes how you can use the available media controls in your Apps.

Developing your PowerApp with Microsoft Flow, by Keith Craigo

This post walks through the process of building a Line of Business (LOB) Mobile Application to allow employees to submit Long Term Parking Requests, using PowerApps and Microsoft Flow. The app is secured by a Company O365 Account, includes email notification capability, and the data is easily accessed via SharePoint by Approved Personnel where it can be further processed as desired.