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Enhancements to On-premises data gateway management in the Power platform Admin center

We launched the public preview of the Data Gateway administration feature on the Power platform admin center in January. This feature provides tenant admins with visibility into all On-premises data gateways within their organization and also management capabilities. We are now excited to add 2 new capabilities to this feature: Visibility into On-premises data gateway … Continue reading “Enhancements to On-premises data gateway management in the Power platform Admin center”

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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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More small steps…

A quick note on two bite size features. Have you ever wondered why the Navigate function requires the second argument?   For example: Navigate( Screen2, None ) Why not just default the second argument?  Transitions can make for a more engaging user experience but most folks don’t use them. Yeah, we wondered that too.  With the … Continue reading “More small steps…”

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Canvas debugging with Results View

Lots of debuggers allow you to see the value of an expression simply by selecting it in the source.   You’ll recognize an example immediately: Wouldn’t it be great if Canvas apps had this same facility?  Imagine: Think about the implications. You don’t need to flip to the File menu and then navigate to the collection … Continue reading “Canvas debugging with Results View”

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The smallest feature

This has to be one of the smallest features ever shipped.  We’ve modified the behavior of one character, and it is a small character at that.  But I think you will agree that it will have a major impact on your work. See if you can spot the difference.  Last week: This week: Did you … Continue reading “The smallest feature”

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New User Research Opportunity

Do you want to help make PowerApps better and get gratuity for your time? Here is your chance! We are having 90 minute remote study session from 4/1 – 4/8 in which we will have you build an app from scratch. You will receive $120 for your time.  If you are interested in making PowerApps … Continue reading “New User Research Opportunity”

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Seeking Feedback on New Canvas Component Categories

Do you have experience in creating canvas apps? PowerApps user research is conducting a short survey to help us make PowerApps components more easily findable. If you have 15-20 minutes we would greatly appreciate your feedback. Canvas Component Survey   Thank you for making PowerApps better!

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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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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 … Continue reading “International region updates for Canvas apps”

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