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Power Platform Weekly - Issue #102
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AI + Power Automate, e.g. Description to cloud flow.
Here's a mix of Microsoft & Community Ignite summaries:
Microsoft Ignite October 2022: Top 5 Power Platform Announcements (IN 5 MINUTES) (Video) by Lisa Crosbie
Julie Yack has released free certification prep. material for PL-900 on LinkedIn Learning, have a look here.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
🦸🏻♀️ Rishona Elijah shows a new feature coming to Power Automate: "You describe it, AI builds it". This feature aims to make flow building even easier, by allowing you to simply type a description of a flow you want to build, and the flow will be automatically generated for you.
🦸🏻♀️ In order to find the correct Dataverse record in App Service or any other application we often use Web API web service to perform HTTP requests with filters. But what is the filter value contains additional symbols? Elizabeth Akinfieva shows how to solve this issue.
👩💻 The PCF control framework recently revamped the bundling process to use esbuild-loader. David Rivard takes this opportunity to nerd-out on the bundling process of a PCF control and see if this change really measures up.
🦸🏻♀️ How to implement a Power Automate progress indicator in Power Apps by Luise Freese
🦸🏻♀️ Power Apps portals is now Power Pages by Nick Doelman
🦸🏻♀️ Perform complex Dataverse FetchXml queries using Power Fx (from a Canvas App) by Scott Durow
🦸🏻♀️ Use custom pages to generate documents in model-driven Power Apps by Amey Holden
👩💻 “pac pcf push” Not Updating the PCF Component by Diana Birkelbach
🦸🏻♀️ Revising quotes in Project Operations by Antti Pajunen
🦸🏻♀️ Ask Me Anything: How To Become A Power Platform Developer by Matthew Devaney
👩💻🛠️ Dataverse DevTools v. 2.0.17 has been released (LinkedIn post) by Danish Naglekar
🦸🏻♀️ Build low-code apps and processes quickly with the latest updates to Microsoft's Power Platform. Move quickly from ideation on paper to automatic Power App creation with AI-assisted app development through Express design. Then tie those apps to business processes using natural language to generate automated workflows in Power Automate.
👩💻 Ben and Scott run through some pre-Ignite service retirement announcements for Unmanaged Disks and Azure Load Balancer Basic. Then they get into Microsoft Viva and do a quick review of some of the new features announced at the Power Platform Conference.
📅 Events & Webinars
📅 November 17th-18th - The Microsoft Dataverse Summit is taking place on the 17th & 18th of November 2022 for Beginner to Advanced. Deep Dive Sessions on Dataverse Administration and Development for PowerApps, Power Automate, Power BI, and More!
📅 November 28th-December 1st - ESPC22 returns live and in-person in Copenhagen from 28 Nov to 1 Dec. The ESPC programme consists of 4 Microsoft Keynotes, 9 Tutorials and 120 Sessions which will enable you to leverage Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365, Azure, Power Platform, SharePoint and more to your greatest ability.
📅 December 6th-8th - During Microsoft 365 Conference you’ll discover what’s new from Microsoft executives including Jeff Teper and Charles Lamanna. You’ll dive deep into Viva, Teams, SharePoint, Power Platform, Outlook, Yammer and more with Microsoft's product leaders including Karuana Gatimu, Naomi Moneypenny, Mark Kashman and Dan Holme. And you’ll gain real-world insights from Microsoft MVPs, experts, and customers.
📅 June 20th-22nd - The 2nd European Power Platform Conference (EPPC) will take place in Dublin, Ireland from June 20 – 22nd 2023. The European Power Platform Conference brings together the Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Communities for 3 unrivalled days of in-person learning, connections and inspiration.
💙 Out of the Blue
🚀 In this blog by Julie Strauss, you can read all about Managed Environments: the announcement that it's now Generally Available (GA), the roadmap for the upcoming months, and a great new improvement for the CoE Starter Kit: Azure Data Lake connectivity!
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 This article by Akansha Gawade helps Automation leads within any organization learn how they can efficiently migrate their existing RPA solutions to Microsoft Power Automate. It provides a set of guidance, tools, and services (delivered by Microsoft partners) that makes this process predictable and scalable.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 This blog by Gwenael Bego highlights all the new features of AI Builder: unstructured document processing, improved accuracy and language support from Form Recognizer 3.0, multi-page tables, and a lot more!
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 The Power BI team announced this week that the cross-tenant dataset sharing capability is now available in public preview! This capability allows customers to share their Power BI datasets with external users (consumers) in a way that allows these external users to access the datasets in their own Power BI tenant.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️🧭👩💻🚀 In this summary blog by Stephen Siciliano, all Power Automate updates are summarised. Highlights are describe it and let AI build it, format data by examples, the new automation kit and advancements in AI Builder.
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