Power Platform Weekly - Issue #117
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
The Powerful Devs Conference was held last week. The recording can now be found on YouTube, Powerful Devs Conference.
Have a great week and thanks for reading!
🦸🏻♀️ Ben den Blanken explores how to use Template Tasks to separate data from logic and make your applications more efficient and easier to manage.
🦸🏻♀️ Have you tried Power Apps Cards already? These are great ways to display information and perform actions. In this post, Ana Inés Urrutia shares how to set up Power App Cards with Dataverse.
🦸🏻♀️ One of the potentially lesser-known features of Power Pages is the ability to enable your site to be a Progressive Web App (PWA). Read more, as Nick Doelman describes what a PWA is and how it relates to Power Pages.
🦸🏻♀️ 2023 Release Wave 1: D365 Customer Service | Part 1 by Dian Taylor
🦸🏻♀️ Synapse - SQL User by Joe Gill
🦸🏻♀️ UTM Parameters Tracking In D365 Marketing - Google Analytics by Megan V. Walker
🦸🏻♀️ Applicant resume report by Ana Inés Urrutia
🦸🏻♀️ Embed a Power App in your Power BI reports by Rishona Elijah
🦸🏻♀️ Power Apps Button With Icon And Text by Matthew Devaney
🧭 Am I a Site Reliability Engineer? by Raphaël Pothin
👩💻 Lars Klint is a Senior Developer Advocate with Pluralsight, author, trainer, Microsoft Azure MVP, community leader, aspiring YouTube host, and part-time classic car collector. He is heavily involved in the space of cloud computing services, especially Azure, and is a published author, solution architect, and writer for numerous publications. He has been a part of the software development community for the past 20 years and co-organizes the DDD Melbourne community conference, organizes developer events with Microsoft, and also runs a part-time car restoration business. He has spoken at numerous technical events around the world and is an expert in Australian Outback Internet.
🧭 Featuring Richard Hundhausen, a former Microsoft MVP and Regional Director, Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer, and co-creator of the Nexus Scaled Professional Scrum Framework. As you’ll hear, Richard doesn’t have a background in Dynamics 365 or Power Platform, but he’s no stranger to developing apps on Microsoft technology.
In this episode, Richard talks about his experience working with Microsoft and how he got started with Scrum. Drawing from his over 30 years of software development experience and over 20 years of training experience, he also discusses the merits of big bang releases versus incremental releases, product thinking versus project thinking, and what’s next with Scrum.
🦸🏻♀️ Marysol Mantilla shares her expertise on how Power Platform can be integrated into SAP workflows and the benefits it can bring to businesses. They also discuss the potential for Power Platform to be utilized by SAP customers who may already be using it for other purposes, such as citizen development.
📅 Events & Webinars
(📅 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
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Power Apps has added an experimental preview feature that enables developers to call Dataverse actions directly from Power Fx formulas. This feature reduces the complexity of app development and streamlines the development process by allowing users to invoke pre-built or custom actions within a single formula. The new feature enables developers to pass input parameters to the action and capture the output for subsequent calculations.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️🧭👩💻🚀 This blog highlights the new features and updates included in the February 2023 release of Power BI. It includes enhancements to data modelling, reporting, and analytics, as well as new integrations and connectors for third-party applications. Overall, the release aims to improve the user experience and provide more powerful and intuitive tools for data analysis.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Microsoft Power BI has made several improvements to its Export to Excel feature, with a focus on matrix visuals. The update includes new options for exporting data and formatting, and a more streamlined process for generating reports. These changes are aimed at making it easier for users to work with their data and insights in Excel.
👩💻🚀 Microsoft has announced the availability expansion of the SSRS Migration Tool to Power BI. This tool will assist in migration from on-premises SQL Server Reporting Services to Power BI. The tool will now also support migrating reports from SSRS 2012, 2014, and 2016 to Power BI Report Server.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️🧭👩💻🚀 This blog post announces the release of 11 new verified connectors and 18 updates to existing connectors for Microsoft Power Automate. The new connectors include popular services such as Xero, Quick Base, and SurveyMonkey, while the updates bring improvements and new features to connectors such as Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.
Empower your application users to quickly explore their data with the new Power BI Embedding capabilities
👩💻🚀 Microsoft Power BI has introduced new embedding capabilities to enable application users to quickly explore their data. The new feature allows users to access the interactive reports and dashboards within an application without requiring a Power BI account. The capability can also be customized and configured to fit specific needs, and users can interact with the data in a seamless and natural manner, enhancing the overall experience.
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