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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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Use new screen properties for responsive canvas apps

If you’ve started building responsive canvas apps by crafting size and position formulas on your controls, we’ve added some properties that may help you simplify your responsive formulas for some common situations. The addition of these properties won’t change the default behavior of your canvas apps; they’re optional things you can choose to use if you … Continue reading “Use new screen properties for responsive canvas apps”

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“Mayor of the Internet” Alexis Ohanian to keynote Microsoft Business Applications Summit

We’re so excited to announce Alexis Ohanian as our special guest keynote speaker for Microsoft Business Applications Summit, coming to Atlanta, Georgia June 10 – 11, 2019. Dubbed “Mayor of the Internet” by Forbes, Ohanian co-founded Reddit in 2005. He sold the site to Condé Nast in 2006, but returned in 2015 as executive chair … Continue reading ““Mayor of the Internet” Alexis Ohanian to keynote Microsoft Business Applications Summit”

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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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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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Increase your canvas space by closing the tree view

As PowerApps grew to have more features, the amount of space in the interface needed for those tools, views, properties and more also exploded. A frequent lament we heard from several users was that there is not enough room to work on the canvas, especially when working with a larger app. The desire to see … Continue reading “Increase your canvas space by closing the tree view”

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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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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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March 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.   Autonumber fields are now supported by the modern entity designer Makers can now create … Continue reading “March 2019 updates for Microsoft PowerApps”

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See What’s Coming Next in Microsoft PowerApps

Learn what’s new in the April 2019 release around building and deploying smart, customizable apps that drive business growth for PowerApps. Join us for the Business Applications Virtual Launch Event:  Streaming live on April 2 from 8:00-9:30 AM PDT. This free event will showcase the new features coming in the April 2019 Business Applications update … Continue reading “See What’s Coming Next in Microsoft PowerApps”

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