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Time zone independent fields for Canvas apps

Canvas apps now fully support CDS time zone independent fields.  In the CDS preview connector we had blocked them until they were working properly.  All the work required has now been completed and fully deployed. Our mission was simple: Canvas and Model-driven apps should show and edit date/time values in the same manner.  Entering a … Continue reading “Time zone independent fields for Canvas apps”

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Announcing Dual Write Preview

We are super excited to announce that we will be starting to roll out Dual Write (Preview) to all our customers! Huge thanks to customers and partners from our Insider program without whom we wouldn’t have reached so far! It has been a great journey with lots of learning along the way. We have just … Continue reading “Announcing Dual Write Preview”

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Owner, Customer, and Regarding for canvas apps

Common Data Service polymorphic lookups are now available from canvas apps.  You can now: Access, set, and filter on the Owner field of any record. Access and set the Company Name field (a Customer data type) of the Contacts entity. Access and set the Regarding field of activity entities such as Faxes, Phone Calls, Email Messages, … Continue reading “Owner, Customer, and Regarding for canvas apps”

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April 2019 updates for Microsoft PowerApps

Once again the team had incredibly busy month releasing over 13 new features or enhancements for making your application creation experience even more productive and fun. If you don’t want to wait for this blog post you can always can view a roll up of the upcoming features here: http://aka.ms/businessappsreleasenotes and more fine grained PowerApps … Continue reading “April 2019 updates for Microsoft PowerApps”

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Add new fields while creating your canvas app

While creating apps using the Common Data Service, makers select an entity as the data source and bind it with data controls. This allows them to add fields in the selected data source to a gallery, data table, or form. This is good for fields that are already present in the data source. However, if … Continue reading “Add new fields while creating your canvas app”

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Easily add and move fields and controls on a form using drag-drop and cut-paste

Makers can now easily add and move fields and controls, to the exact location they want, directly on the form preview, and instantly see how the form will appear to end-users. Two new features added to the new form designer: drag-drop and cut-paste are making this possible. Combined with the live WYSIWYG preview of the form, these new features provide a big productivity boost when authoring forms.

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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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Embedded canvas apps can now Navigate, Refresh and Save the host form

Embedded canvas apps now provide the ability to perform actions to navigate, refresh and save the host form. With these capabilities makers can now achieve even richer integration between the embedded canvas app, the host form and other assets in the model-driven app, unlocking an entire new set of scenarios to help meet business needs.

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Delegation enhancements for lookups, Today/Now, and AddColumns

I’m happy to announce we’ve made another batch of delegation enhancements for Canvas apps. Delegation refers to an app’s ability to “delegate” work to the data source instead of doing it locally, resulting in more scalable and higher performance apps.  In short, Delegation = Good.  For more details see Understand delegation in a canvas app. We … Continue reading “Delegation enhancements for lookups, Today/Now, and AddColumns”

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