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Forrester names Microsoft PowerApps a leader in low-code development platforms

We are thrilled to announce that Forrester has recognized Microsoft PowerApps as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019, and rated strongest on strategy. The demand for low-code platforms is increasing: In Forrester’s survey of global developers, 23% reported using low-code platforms in 2018, and another 22% planned to …

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Scenario 3: Inventory Counting Assistant

An important aspect of any business dealing with products and inventory is to periodically compare system inventory records against the actual physical stock in the stores and the warehouse locations. In Finance and Operations, one way to reconcile inventory is to use Inventory Counting Journal. This journal is able to calculate the on-hand (system) inventory of …

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Craft App Height and Width expressions to create responsive canvas apps

If you’ve built canvas apps using PowerApps, you’ve noticed that one of the first decisions you need to make is whether you want a layout that is tailored for a phone or for a tablet. This choice will determine the size and shape of the canvas you will work with while building your app. If …

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Partners In Health manages gift review process with PowerApps

“This kind of tool is going to totally transform our work.” – Aubrey Davis, Senior Development Officer, Partners In Health   Partners In Health is a Boston based social justice and health care nonprofit that serves impoverished communities in 10 countries. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In …

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International region updates for Canvas apps

If you live in Mexico or the United Kingdom you may have noticed that Canvas apps don’t quite get the international settings right.   We have lacked a consistent map of languages and regions across the Studio, the web player, and the mobile players. With the release coming next week (v3.19032) we have fixed this.  As …

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Remember to upgrade your previous version CDS database to preserve Flow Approvals history or entity data

In January this year, Jim Daly provided a detailed announcement on the previous version CDS to the CDS for Apps migration experience that is available for self service. As the deadline to initiate the database migration is coming up, we want to help ensure everyone has considered if a CDS migration is required for their …

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Autonumber fields are now supported by the modern entity designer

Makers can now create and edit Autonumber fields in the entity field designer UI. Previously this functionality was only exposed through the API, but we have now brought it to the UI for easier use. Autonumber fields are used to automatically generate unique alphanumeric identifiers for records. Makers can customize the format of these identifiers …

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February 2019 updates for Microsoft PowerApps

The team has been busy the last month shipping new features and fixes for you.  You can view the weekly release information here https://aka.ms/PAWeeklyReleaseNotes .  Check the release table, by region, to find out when these features and fixes will be available.   Compose and reuse rich components and controls in canvas apps Makers can build and …

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Welcome our new PowerApps MVPs!

If you have spent any time in the PowerApps Community, you have probably noticed regular voices through community blog posts, events, and social media. Our MVPs are an elite group of makers who create extensible solutions, share their knowledge, and inspire. The skills and voice of our MVPs are invaluable to our community and it …

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Configure easy dependent drop downs in PowerApps

Dependent drop downs, also known as “cascading drop downs” is the scenario where making one selection on a drop down filters the options available for selection on a following drop down. This is a common scenario across business forms in order to optimize the form filling out experience for the user. For example, filtering cities that …

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