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What’s new: Power Apps March 2024 Feature Update

Headshot of article author Clay Wesener

Welcome to the Power Apps monthly feature update! We will use this blog to share a summary of product, community, and learning updates from throughout the month so you can access it in one easy place. This month we’ve got a great set of updates for Makers, Admins, and users across Power Apps, Dataverse and Copilot.

Headshot of article author Greg Lindhorst

We are making a small syntax change to how column names are specified in AddColumns, DropColumns, ShowColumns, RenameColumns, Search, GroupBy, Ungroup, and DataSourceInfo functions.  Today they need to be wrapped in double quotes as a text string, but tomorrow they will not.  We will automatically update the syntax in existing apps to reflect the new syntax.  The change makes these functions consistent with other uses of column names, easier to use by no longer requiring logical names, and consistent with other Power Fx 1.0 hosts such as Copilot Studio, Power Automate Desktop, and Cards that have been using this new syntax for the last year.

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Headshot of article author Arijit Basu

Frontline workers using their phone to access Power Apps need access to AI-synthesized information inline. This control enables makers to set predefined prompt that end users can quickly use to get insights using a single click, powered by Microsoft Copilot. This control has been optimized for mobile experiences and will bring answers to users’ common questions right at their fingertips. Getting an answer to commonly asked questions without needing to carry out deep interactions with the app will bring users to faster insights and enable them to be productive in their day-to-day work.

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Headshot of article author Zankar Desai

Intelligent recommendations will provide an admin with user recommendations in their organization who would benefit from having a Power Apps premium license. This feature is now available Power Platform Admin Center and will allow Power Platform admins the ability to assign licenses, both directly and via security groups!

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