Power Platform Weekly - Issue #104
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
It's October 31 and Microsoft is about to hit the RED button for the Dynamics 365 Connector 🚨
We hope by now you have migrated your cloud flows which were using the Dynamics 365 connector! If you still need features not yet available in the Dataverse Connector, look at the Dataverse Legacy Connector, which will still be around for a while.
Contact DataConnectionDV@microsoft.com for migration help. Have a look at this post and video by Nathan Helgran which describes it all.
Power Pages Design Studio fully compatible with Power Apps portals
Last week Microsoft (PPWeekly's own Daniel! 🎉) presented the new Power Platform communication site template.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
Managing Text Message Subscriptions In D365 Marketing
🦸🏻♀️ Megan V. Walker shows how you ask contacts if they would like to get texts, and how to manage opting back out again. Text Message Subscriptions management in D365 Marketing.
A few notes on the Timeline: model-driven Power Apps form tweaks
🦸🏻♀️ Jukka Niiranen shows all the new stuff about the Timeline. Notes rollup, multiple Timelines per form, customizable actions, modal dialogs for detail forms - there's so many settings to optimize with this control.
Optimized Fetching of Related Records inside Power Apps Grid Customizer PCF
👩💻 Diana Birkelbach wrote a few blogs about the (Preview) Power Apps Grid customized control: a way to host PCFs right inside the grid. This time she improves the performance by debouncing requests. Click to learn what debouncing is and how it helps performance.
🦸🏻♀️ HR Sentiment analysis with Power Automate + Power Virtual Agents + Microsoft Teams by Ana Inés Urrutia
🦸🏻♀️ Power Fx delegation of 'in' operator against Davaverse by Scott Durow
🦸🏻♀️ Complete a Dataverse Task by an Adaptive Card in Teams by Ben Den Blanken
🦸🏻♀️ Build powerful Adaptive Card experiences for Teams using Cards for Power Apps by Michel Mendes
🦸🏻♀️ Email Validation (Preview) In Dynamics 365 Sales by Dian Taylor
🦸🏻♀️ Omnichannel for Customer Service – Overflow (v2) by Neil Parkhurst
👩💻 First look at PCF dynamic schema object outputs by Scott Durow
🦸🏻♀️ Power Platform Capacity Monitoring by EY Kalman
👩💻 Dataverse: Debug Plugin With FakeXrmEasy (Direct Connection) by Temmy Wahyu Raharjo
🧭 The hosts were live at the South Coast Summit with Carlene Jackson who is CEO at Cloud9 Insight. Carlene shares with us her life experiences and neurodiversity challenges in becoming a founder of her own organization.
🤵🏻 This week on MS Refresh: It’s the Power Platform showcase for October 2022 and Matt and Sean cover all the big-ticket news from Microsoft Ignite.
👩💻 In this episode, Daryl and Scott talk to Phil Cole, a long-time listener of XrmToolCast, about using the PowerFx open-source library in various ways.
📅 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
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Microsoft announced this week that Coauthoring is now available in most of the regions allowing fusion teams to build better apps faster. With coauthoring you can see who is working on the same app at the same time, and you can see their applied changes in real-time.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 With Power Apps Ideas, it’s easier for everyone to write formulas by leveraging the power of AI. Microsoft is now supporting more formula patterns covering more controls and properties. The UI is improved to prompt ideas contextually and also displaying ideas in a new, bigger panel. The old ideas pane (next to advanced tab) will still stay there for some time, and it will be retired it over time.
🚀 The Power Platform communication site template is a SharePoint site that provides you with a starting point of content and page templates. This communication site is the place where your Power Platform community can find the news and resources they need, including digital governance and compliance guardrails, upcoming events, success stories and more.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 The enhanced environment picking experience makes it easier to find the right environment to work with. For example, makers can now directly tell environments with Dataverse apart from those without Dataverse, as well as environments where they have sufficient maker and data permission apart from those where they don’t.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 The Power BI Ideas site has gotten a bunch of new features: search improvements, searching for related ideas during new idea creation, and enabling personal MSA accounts.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 The Power Pages design studio is now fully compatible with Power Apps Portals. This means that you can now use the Power Pages design studio to customise the blank template or the D365 templates.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 In August and September, 14 new verified connectors were published, and 22 connectors were updated! Read the post to learn more about the capabilities of these services.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Microsoft is helping users share links to charts and updating how users copy images of visuals. Together, these changes help users communicate more quickly in the communication tool of their choice. This can empower more people to use data in their decision making.
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