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Power Platform Weekly - Issue #116
Public Preview of wrap for Power Apps wizard, new edit site header feature for Power Pages, 9 new Independent Publisher Connectors in January.
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
January brought us 9 New Independent Publisher Connectors.
Have a great week and thanks for reading!
🦸🏻♀️ Terho Antila shows us his open source Power Apps Component - Screen Guides. A component that can add visual text boxes to images. Give it a try!
🦸🏻♀️ Thomas does the community a service as he compares the look and feel of the new UI compared to the old. Check out the way you can swap between the old and new for easy comparison.
🦸🏻♀️ According to David Wyatt, Office Scripts are incredibly useful, often stretching beyond use cases of just Excel. But there is one big problem with them. Check out his blog to see what it is and how to solve it.
🦸🏻♀️ SharePoint Delegation Cheat Sheet For Power Apps by Matthew Devaney
🦸🏻♀️ Weekly Digest for usage insights | Power Platform Admin Center by Priyesh Wagh
🦸🏻♀️ 2023 Release Wave 1: D365 Sales Release Notes | Part 2 by Dian Taylor
🦸🏻♀️ Using environment variables in a flow’s Excel action by Antti Pajunen
🧭 Power Platform | The missed COE Health Check by Carsten Groth
🛠️ Richard talks to Rob Sewell about the ever-growing dbatools PowerShell module. While its origins are in migrating SQL Server databases from one environment (and version) to another, the range of capabilities is extensive. Rob talks about the power of repeatability when attempting to do these potentially complex tasks - which is best served by scripting. But why write the scripts when they already exist? The conversation also digs into learning as a DBA, including getting involved with conferences like SQLBits!
🚀 In this episode of In the Dynamics Corner Chair, Brad and Kris speak with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud Reporting and Analytics Experts Anthony Bonaduce and Brian Petersen of Cosmos Data Technologies to learn more about KPIs, what they are, and how to use them.
👩💻 Building a low-code solution can start in many ways, but what is the best way to approach designing your solution? Should you map out ineffective steps in the solution workflow? Should you build with a UX-first approach? Join Sean and Brendan Hancock, Principal Technical Architect at Microsoft, for a discussion on how to approach building low-code solutions with data in mind!
📅 Events & Webinars
(📅 February 14th)
Join the experts at Microsoft in a discussion on how to manage a practice of fusion development leveraging both Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and GitHub.
(📅 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.
(📅 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.
(📅 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.
(📅 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.
(📅 August 5th)
This year Scottish Summit goes on tour! This year, the Scottish Summit will not take place in Scotland, but in Manchester! Don’t miss this event since it will be a must-attend event!
(📅 September 23rd)
Nordic Summit will be taking place as an in-person event on the 23rd of September 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
(📅 October 3-5)
Get inspired by Microsoft’s senior thought leaders, software engineers, and community experts who are focused on uniting humanity and technology. You’ll also have the chance to hear from users that solve real business problems daily. Fantastic speakers are ready to share their insights on how to accelerate and transform your business with Power Platform.
💙 Out of the Blue
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Makers can now establish their site’s brand directly from the header without having to visit the Styling workspace. Through the new Edit site header experience, makers can set their brand’s main components easily: title and logo, color palette, as well as the overall header styling.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 9 new Independent Publisher connectors were published in January. These connectors have solutions and tools for IT Operations, Productivity, Lifestyle and Entertainment, Communication, and much more.
🚀 Microsoft announced improvements to the Power BI audit logs that helps Power BI admins filter usage of Power BI data in Excel by workspace name and workspace id.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Turn your Power Apps app into a native mobile app with our new wrap for Power Apps step-by-step wizard, available to all makers in Public Preview! The step-by-step guided wizard can “wrap” any existing canvas app(s) into a native mobile app shell and produce an Android or iOS mobile package that is ready to be digitally signed and distributed.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Microsoft released five new color themes to support accessibility (Accessible Default, Accessible City park, Accessible Tidal, Accessible Neutral, Accessible Orchid). These new themes make it easier than ever to create stunning reports with accessibility in mind.
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