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Power Platform Weekly - Issue #112
We're back from a long break, now on Substack!
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly! We took a break over the holidays and hope that our readers too had the chance to spend some quality time off work and community. This issue will contain content since the break.
Some of the announcements from Microsoft:
The Power Platform Developer landing page in Microsoft Learn got updated. There is a short link: http://aka.ms/pp/dev, check it out and tell your friends!
Missing the Tools & Code section? Don’t worry, content is not missing, we simply put it under the Articles section. Pro Dev content will be found next to 👩💻 and we’re introducing 🛠️ for Tools related content.
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Have a great week and thanks for reading!
👩💻🦸🏻♀️ Thomas Sandsør has experimented with ChatGPT and challenged it to create a plugin. The result only had a few errors compared to Microsoft Learn. Disclaimer: Don’t try this “at home“, make sure you know what you do and understand all parts of the code before using it!
👩💻🦸🏻♀️ Wilmer Alcivar has created a series detailing the use of Custom pages. The first shows how to create a Custom Page using the Creator Kit templates. The second, how to create a Custom API using bulk request to execute complex business logic. In the final, he combines them through a button.
🦸🏻♀️ Since the public preview of the updated version of Power Virtual Agents became available, Dian Taylor has been hitting PVA hard. Meaning any time she had availability she explored Power Virtual Agents trying to uncover as many secrets as she could! Read the entire series.
👩💻 PCF Control compile error : Cannot find module ‘ajv/dist/compile/codegen’ by David Rivard
🦸🏻♀️ Adaptive Cards from the Teams Workflow app as UI for Power Automate by Yannick Reekmans
🦸🏻♀️ The story of MFA & the Centre of Excellence by EY Kalman
🦸🏻♀️ Get started with CLI Microsoft 365 for Power Platform people by Luise Freese
🦸🏻♀️ Filter Out Google Tag Manager Traffic In D365 Marketing by Megan V. Walker
🦸🏻♀️ Using Anchors In D365 Marketing Emails by Megan V. Walker
🦸🏻♀️ Creator Kit - Introduction by Angelo Gulisano
👩💻 Using Solution Packager properties in cdsproj file by Natraj Yegnaraman
👩💻 Plugin Debugging from SDK and Web API apps by Mark Carrington
🦸🏻♀️🛠️ ABDialogs version 2 (LinkedIn post) by Andrew Butenko
👩💻 PCF: Design time vs run time by Andrew Butenko
🦸🏻♀️ A closer look at predictive lead scoring in Dynamics 365 Sales Insights by Jesper Osgaard
🦸🏻♀️ Create a Custom Page Dialog to generate Tasks by Ben den Blanken
🦸🏻♀️ How to send an Adaptive card to a Microsoft Teams Private channel using Power Automate flow by Mohamed Ashiq Faleel
🦸🏻♀️ How to automatically refresh rollup fields with Power Automate by Elaiza Benitez
🦸🏻♀️ Presales Resources: Dynamics 365 Human Resources by Ana Inés Urrutia
🦸🏻♀️ AI Builder + Power Automate + Outlook + Teams by Ana Inés Urrutia
🦸🏻♀️ Time-zone agnostic price defaulting in Project Operations by Antti Pajunen
🦸🏻♀️ Create a custom multi-table lookup with a virtual table. The easy way. by Frederik Bisback
🦸🏻♀️ Power Apps Figma UI Kit – A Year in Review by Andrew Ly
🦸🏻♀️ Modernized Case Grids by Dian Taylor
🦸🏻♀️ Microsoft Graph API and the Power Platform by Pieter Veenstra
🦸🏻♀️ 5 Power Apps Gallery Design UX Tips by Matthew Devaney
🦸🏻♀️ Top 10 Power Apps Features Wishlist by Matthew Devaney
🦸🏻♀️ Power Apps Curved Header UI Design For Mobile Apps by Matthew Devaney
🦸🏻♀️ Unified Routing – Effort Base Routing by Neil Parkhurst
How to get output from a Teams Adaptive card with Power Automate with self-taught Power Platform Developer, Nathalie Leenders (@NathLeenders)
👩💻 Mark Smith hosts our good friend, Ashley Steiner, who chats about her podcast, being an independent consultant, and her journey to MVP. Ashley also talks about the unique challenges women face in this industry.
🚀 Michael Roth walks us through how he keeps business apps amazing by working on only the fun stuff, i.e., governance and licensing, and understanding how users experience tech, specifically Power Platform.
Michael also highlights the importance of governance and shares with us some of the biggest mistakes he sees organizations make when they don’t consider governance, what he would like to see Microsoft improve, and more.
🛠️ Daryl and Scott talk to a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, Scott Sewell, about the Power BI Dynamics 365 Sales Templates.
📅 Events & Webinars
Cloud Technology Townhall Tallinn 2023
(📅 February 10th)
On the 10th of February 2023, Tallinn will host its very first Microsoft Cloud Technology Townhall. Bringing in inspiration, knowledge about possibilities and solutions within the Power Platform, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and Azure.
Powerful Devs 2023
(📅 February 15th)
The Powerful Devs Conference will highlight how developers can leverage the Power Platform to build applications faster and with far less effort. Connect with industry recognized ProDev influencers, Microsoft Cloud Advocates, trusted and diverse community leaders, and members of the Power Platform Team.
Iberian Technology Summit
(📅 April 28th-30th)
Establishing connection between people. As the rivers of Iberia established in the past and the evolution of technology does in the present, summit re-unites the Iberian community for better future.
European Collaboration Summit
(📅 May 22nd-24th)
With 2500+ attendees, the European Collaboration Summit is the largest European conference focused on Modern Work and Microsoft 365, featuring topics such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Business Apps and Power Platform. It hosts high ranking Microsoft executives, program managers and architects as speakers, as well as numerous Microsoft Regional Directors and Microsoft MVPs. With 75+ sponsors and exhibitors year after year, it features the largest Microsoft 365 – related expo in the world.
(📅 May 22nd-24th)
An Awesome Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Community Conference. Where brilliant minds meet, mingle & share.
European Power Platform Conference
(📅 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.
(📅 September 23rd)
Nordic Summit will be taking place as an in-person event on the 23rd of September 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
💙 Out of the Blue
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Announcing new releases for Microsoft Power Automate hosted RPA
Microsoft Power Automate now supports two hosted RPA scenarios that provide developers and COE admins a simple way to setup and scale automations. Using Microsoft hosted infrastructure running in Azure, Power Automate hosted RPA empowers customers to run RPA quickly and at scale while freeing up resources and reducing costs.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Easily share devices between multiple frontline workers using Power Apps Shared Device Mode
Microsoft announced the immediate availability of Shared Device Mode (SDM) Public Preview for Power Apps on Android. Frontline workers will now be able to quickly, easily, and securely log in and out of their devices when handing off mobile devices or sharing kiosks. This feature is particularly useful for industries like Retail, Healthcare and Manufacturing where multiple users share devices, often within a shift with tight time constraints.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Virtual tables creation wizard now in Public Preview
Have you tried creating a virtual table and found it too difficult? Do you wish you had an easy way to integrate external data from SharePoint and SQL into Dataverse? Microsoft announced that makers can now create virtual tables directly in the maker portal in just a few minutes using a guided creation wizard.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️ Announcing: Viva Goals + Metrics integration, scorecard time zones and more
New year, new features! The general availability of the Viva Goals Power BI integration and three new Metrics features specifically answering common customer asks have been announced. A new, optional column for milestones, scorecard time zones, and a handy auto collapse / auto expand feature.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Improved Dataverse connection using Dataverse Application User for Power Pages
As we embark into 2023, we are continuing our journey to make Power Pages platform more secure, robust and reliable. As part of this journey, we are introducing a change in how a Power Pages website connects to Dataverse by leveraging Dataverse Application User concept. As described in Power Pages documentation, every Power pages website
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 20 New Independent Publisher Connectors in December 2022
20 new Independent Publisher connectors were published in December 2022. Read about the connectors, learn about the talented publishers, and take a look at the connector files!
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️ Get more done with Excel and Power Automate!
Excel’s new Automate tab allows you to tackle your automation needs quickly using Power Automate. All from within the same tab, you can build Office Scripts and enhance their capabilities using Power Automate. For example, you can connect your Office Script to one of Power Automate’s 800+ connectors like Outlook to send daily emails summarising changes made to your workbook. Get creative, the automation possibilities are endless!
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Announcing Power BI in Microsoft Teams collaboration experiences improvements
New updates were announced for the Power BI in Microsoft Teams experiences. Three new capabilities are starting to roll out, and in the blog you will find a hint about things to look forward to in the coming weeks.
💡 Suggest content
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📅 Events & Webinars