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Implementing Role Based Security In Your PowerApps App

Many times, you may want to make certain features or screens of your apps available only to the authorized people in your organization. For example, make Admin capabilities available only to the users who belong to an Active Directory Group “Product Admins” or make some management views available to users belonging to the Active Directory Group “Managers”. In this blog post, I’ll show you how you can find out the Active Directory group membership of any user and accordingly make decision to show/ hide certain features.

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Building an Internal Event Calendar App in Flight

Recently I volunteered to create a calendar app that we could use to share events across our organization, especially in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion. The target goal was to enable us to broadly share relevant events, but to allow consumers of the app to select ‘which’ events they would like added to their calendars. This was a really fun project that I was able to finish on a plane flight from DC to Seattle. Learn how I expedited this app with a little bit of planning...

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How To Notifying User that New Data is Available

Steps at a high level: Add a second connector to your Data Source Add a timer which updates your secondary copy on a fixed cadence Add to that logic, comparison logic to see if your data source changed Add UI which is shown only when that comparison logic indicates that new data exists

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Deep Linking in PowerApps

A common scenario when building apps is to enable deep linking into specific screens within your application. In the example below, we have a catalogue of devices that you can browse, look at the…

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