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Forrester names Microsoft PowerApps a leader in low-code development platforms

We are thrilled to announce that Forrester has recognized Microsoft PowerApps as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019, and rated strongest on strategy. The demand for low-code platforms is increasing: In Forrester’s survey of global developers, 23% reported using low-code platforms in 2018, and another 22% planned to …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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