Power Platform Weekly - Issue #127
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
Last week the Preview of ALM using solutions for Power Pages was announced.
The April 2023 update of Power Automate for desktop was presented.
Recent improvements to the Modern App Designer were highlighted.
The Public Preview of the Update forms and views feature in table designer was announced.
Have a great week and thanks for reading!
🦸🏻♀️ Zsolt Zombik gives a detailed guide on how to use Test Studio as a UI test framework. Testing all software is important, and this is the out of the box way.
👩💻 Diana Birkelbach is back once again. Using Power Apps Grids she has implemented a subgrid for model-driven apps, where each row has it’s own sort order position - and that order can be changed through drag and drop.
🦸🏻♀️ Every wondered how many ways there is to create a calculator in a Canvas App? If so, David Wyatt shows his bet on the different ways it can be done. It serves as a practical way to compare implementations in low code.
🦸🏻♀️ Choices: Spreadsheet or CSV into Dynamics 365 JSON by Amey Holden
🦸🏻♀️ Create Simple Auto Responder Email Journey by Megan V. Walker
🦸🏻♀️ Conditional Content in Content Blocks in Realtime Marketing by Megan V. Walker
🦸🏻♀️ Open model-driven app forms and views from canvas apps in Power Apps mobile by Elaiza Benitez
🦸🏻♀️ Power Apps PDF Function: Create, View & Download PDFs by Matthew Devaney
🦸🏻♀️ D365 Field Service: Trades by Dian Taylor
🦸🏻♀️ Update forms and views (Preview feature) in Dataverse by Arun Potti
🦸🏻♀️ Using solutions to move Power Pages site configuration by Nick Doelman
👩💻 In this episode, Daryl and Scott talk to a Product Manager at Microsoft, Mankirat Kaur Bajwa, about the developer environments in Power Platform.
🧭 The demand for effective data analytics within organizations continues to grow – how do you build your analytics team? While at SQLBits in Wales, panelists Maria Zakourdaev, Falek Miah, and Anupama Natarajan discussed their experiences with building teams - from recruiting to training, up-skilling, and retention. The discussion spans the different roles, including architects and data modelers, that help to provide the data sets analysts need. Do you train from within, hire into the role, or use consultants? There are many choices for growing your data analytics team!
🧭 Today, we welcome Cathrine Wilhelmsen Data & Analytics Solutions Architect in Evidi and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Cathrine shared with us her love of the Microsoft Community and how she got involved to become the first female Microsoft MVP in Norway
📅 Events & Webinars
(📅 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.
(📅 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 20th – 22nd 2023. The European Power Platform Conference brings together the Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Communities for three unrivaled days of in-person learning, connections, and inspiration.
(📅 June 22nd-24th)
The Dynamics 365 Community will be reunited on 22nd-24th of June in Brussels, Belgium for the Microsoft Customer Experience Summit.
(📅 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 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.
(📅 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
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 New features are available for Power Pages & application lifecycle management (ALM): It’s now possible to use the solution explorer as an embedded experience in Power Pages and to add site(s) to a solution and export/import across environments. As well as the ability to add newly added artifacts on an incremental basis and using the Power Platform CLI solution command with Power Pages.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 The Modern App Designer got some new improvements as well: a newly improved maker navigation and the component designers now open within the Modern App Designer.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 With this new experience, makers can now add columns to their forms and views on the fly, instead of navigating away from their table to update their forms and views manually. This also means when working with table in the modern app designer, makers can see the forms and views in their apps updated in real time once they finish working on their tables.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 You and your team can comment with ease when building canvas apps, model-driven apps, and Power Automate flows - and it’s now GA!
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Gone are the days of switching between the app designer and backstage to set and manage variables and collections. In this new experience, app makers can now define and interact with them in real-time while designing the app. This creates an intuitive and seamless app-building process where makers can focus on building apps efficiently without unnecessary back and forth clicks.
Announcement: Microsoft Purview data loss prevention policies for Power BI are now generally available (GA)
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 DLP policies help you automatically detect sensitive information managed in your Power BI tenant and take risk remediation actions, to help you comply with governmental or industry regulations. Last April, DLP policies for Power BI were released to public preview. These capabilities are now generally available!
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Introducing an update to the Power BI and Jupyter Notebook Library: Create Compelling Power BI Reports Directly in Your Notebook!
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