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Introducing Test Engine: An open platform for automated testing of canvas apps

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We’re excited to announce the initial preview of Test Engine, an evolution of our Power Apps testing tools. Test Engine builds upon the key use cases of Test Studio, but takes it in a new, powerful direction through open source collaboration and use of the Playwright browser testing platform. The goals of Test Engine are to provide customers with a robust testing platform for all types of Power Apps, and to make it super easy to integrate automated testing into your app development processes.

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Power Fx: Error handling graduates to preview

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Reliable error handling moves to preview for Power Fx and Power Apps. You now have all the tools you need to detect, replace, report, and log errors, including a good default behavior if you never take advantage of these tools. And, bonus, you can also now write blank (or null) values to databases.

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Behind the Scenes – What it Takes to Teach GPT-3 How to Build Low-Code Apps

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Last year, we announced the public preview of Power Apps Ideas, which enables Power Apps makers to take advantage of Microsoft AI technologies that make it easy to write Power Fx formulas with no-code. In this article, we’re going to go behind the scenes to share what it took for the Power Apps engineering team to implement Power Apps Ideas and unveil some of the complexity that’s happening under the covers to support this user experience.

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Power Apps Ideas: New enhancements and increased capabilities

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After we announced public preview of Power Apps Ideas, including writing Power Fx formulas with natural language and generating formulas from examples, we continued tuning the design and improving our AI model to make Ideas work better for you. Today, we’re happy to share some of the latest updates on Ideas with you.

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Improving sales conversion by placing products directly in your customer’s space with Mixed Reality

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Showing products in a customer’s environment helps sales teams have better conversations about how a product might fit into a space, including how it impacts lines-of-sight and egress. By using Mixed Reality (MR), you can visualize products at real size in context of the physical world to close deals that would not have happened with just images or videos and differentiate your company from its competitors. Learn how to use the Power Apps Mixed Reality controls to land larger opportunities faster, increase customer satisfaction, and optimize brand performance – without the need for a specialized team of 3D / MR content creators, developers, and designers through low-code.

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