Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
Last week enhanced security for implicitly shared connections in Power Apps was announced. Enabling modern controls in canvas apps was highlighted. The Public Preview of solution checker enforcement in managed environments was announced.
This week it’s time for the Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event, April 4, read more about it here.
Have a great week and thanks for reading!
Flappy App, Why and How to make a game in Power Apps
🦸🏻♀️ Just like Scott Durow has done before, David Wyatt shows how to create games in Canvas Apps. This is a great way to learn how far you can push the platform.
Populate a dynamic Microsoft Word template in Power Automate flow
🦸🏻♀️ Joe Unwin wrote the blog post ‘A Complete Guide to Creating and Populating Word Templates with Power Automate. In there he has a disclaimer that his approach will NOT work for documents that are generated as a template. Stefan Strube will show you how to fix that.
Ask Hashtag! OpenAI in the Power Platform
🦸🏻♀️ OpenAI is now available in the Power Platform! The new OpenAI model is part of AI Builder and currently in Private Preview! Kylie Kiser gives an example of how to use it in a Canvas App.
🦸🏻♀️ 23 Power Apps Filter Function Examples For SharePoint by Matthew Devaney
🚀 Change flow owner without CLI or PowerShell by Danish Naglekar
🚀 Set up ALM accelerator for Microsoft Power Platform. Power Platform Admin requirements considerations by Olena Grischenko
🦸🏻♀️ Challenge 016 | Power Automate tips + tricks by Miguel Verweij
🦸🏻♀️ Migrate Flow to latest Microsoft Dataverse connector by Priyesh Wagh
🦸🏻♀️ Post Power Apps Cards in Teams using Power Automate by Ana Inés Urrutia
🦸🏻♀️ Power Virtual Agents + GPT for D365 HR knowledge by Ana Inés Urrutia
👩💻 View Layout Replicator by Linn Zaw Win
👩💻 Entity Security Plugin by Linn Zaw Win
🦸🏻♀️ Using calculated columns in Power Pages by Nick Doelman
M365 Voice Podcast
🚀 In a recent announcement, Microsoft introduced Copilot, a groundbreaking tool that utilizes Large Language Model and Microsoft Graph to enhance productivity across various apps in Microsoft 365. Our discussion today covers the functionality of Copilot, including its integration with Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and business chats. Additionally, we delve into the topic of Microsoft Copilot security, providing a comprehensive overview.
The PowerShell News Podcast
👩💻 The team interviews James Petty, the CEO of PowerShell.org, about the upcoming PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2023 in Bellevue, WA.
Knee-Deep in Tech Podcast
👩💻 In this episode, the trio talks about Power BI updates, the new Tabular Model Definition Language, the newly announced Data API Builder, updates from Intune, and a multitude of copilots, and brings back the discussion on architecture documentation!
📅 Events & Webinars
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.
Automation Summit & Microsoft Power Automate + Power Apps Developer Camp
(📅 May 19th-20th)
The Automation Summit 2023 will combine the Microsoft Power Automate & Power Apps Developer Bootcamp Live in London Paddington on 19th & 20th May 2023.
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.
BizApps Online Conference
(📅 May 25th)
Join this event on May 25th, for this online event hosting the best speakers working with Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, AI Builder, Dataverse and more. There will be 30-minutes sessions over 9 hours from a world-class lineup.
European Power Platform Conference
(📅 June 20th-22nd)
The 2nd European Power Platform Conference (EPPC) will take place in Dublin, Ireland from June 20th – 22nd 2023. The European Power Platform Conference brings together the Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Communities for three unrivalled days of in-person learning, connections, and inspiration.
Dynamics 365 CX Summit
(📅 June 22nd-24th)
The Dynamics 365 Community will be reunited on 22nd-24th of June in Brussels, Belgium for the Microsoft Customer Experience Summit.
Scottish Summit 2023 (On Tour)
(📅 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!
Manchester Cloud Summit
(📅 September 15th-16th)
The Manchester Cloud Engineering M365 Summit will combine Cyber Security, A.I., Azure & Microsoft 365 Bootcamps Live in Manchester on 15th & 16th September 2023.
(📅 September 23rd)
Nordic Summit will be taking place as an in-person event on the 23rd of September 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Microsoft Power Platform Conference
(📅 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
Modern controls coming to canvas apps
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 This week, modern controls in canvas apps got announced! You can now try out these modern, fast & accessible controls in preview. In the near future, there will be support for per control styling. Later on, there will be a completely new theming system!
Solution checker enforcement in Managed Environments
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Solution checker is a feature that has been around for a while, but now there is the public preview of solution checker enforcement, a new feature in Managed Environments that gives admins much more control over the customizations in their environments!
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️ You can pin your workspaces on top of the list. And unpin them anytime as needed. This functionality enables you to easily navigate to the workspaces that are most relevant to you without searching through the workspace list.
Enhanced security for implicitly shared connections in Power Apps
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 This fancy new security feature makes it possible for you to secure your implicitly shared connections in Power Apps. With this feature, connections are no longer directly shared with the users of Power Apps. Instead, a proxy connection object that only grants access to the underlying resource such as a specific SQL server table is shared.
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📅 Events & Webinars
After you changes platform, the Power PLatform Weekly emails do not look good - at least not in outlook. Seems like the images for the articles on top widen the collumn so much that you need to scroll to the right to read everything below. This happened after the platform change.
Other than that; great news letter!