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ALM at scale: new features and automation capabilities

Today, we’re announcing the ability to add your Canvas apps and Flows to solutions (Preview) in the Common Data Service for Apps – even if they weren’t originally created from a solution! This means that you can now package all related apps, Flows, logic, schema, and other components and move them together across environments. As an added … Continue reading “ALM at scale: new features and automation capabilities”

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Announcing the general availability of the new view designer

We had recently announced the public preview of our new view designer. Since then many of you have actively used it and given us great feedback to help make it even better. Today we are happy to announce that the new view designer is out of preview and available for general use. The latest update includes additional features, added based on your feedback, to help makers quickly and productively author views.

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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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Dual-write is generally available

Dual-write provides a tightly coupled near-real time and bi-directional integration between the Finance and Operations apps and Common Data Service. Once an entity is enabled for dual-write, any create, update, delete change in Finance and Operations apps results in writes, in near-real time, to Common Data Service and vice versa.

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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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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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Extend the power of WYSIWYG form authoring to quick create and quick view forms

The new form designer now supports authoring quick create and quick view forms. All the beneficial features of the new form designer such as WYSIWYG preview, enhanced fields pane, quick-access property pane, tree view and more now extend to quick create and quick view form authoring to help enable a rich and productive experience.

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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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