Power Platform Weekly - Issue #129
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
Last week new Power Pages Design Studio capabilities were announced.
Microsoft Power Platform celebrated 1000 certified connectors.
A new official Microsoft Blog has been launched, Power Platform Developer Blog and you can submit guest blogs here: https://aka.ms/PowerPlatformDevBlogGuest.
Have a great week and thanks for reading!
New Power Platform Security Role Editor
🚀 EY Kalman goes over the brand new and shining security role editor. Long gone are the days of tiny bullets and hard to navigate UX. We welcome the new UX with scrolling, filters and predefined templates.
Enlarge images with zooming and scrolling in Power Apps
🦸🏻♀️ George Cusworth shows us how to enlarge images in canvas apps and control the zoom and position of the image. It gives users the ability to zoom into a particular part of an image if desired by opening an enlarged view.
Trigger Settings & Conditions in Power Automate
🦸🏻♀️ Most developers have tinkered with their trigger settings, but the documentation isn't great so we often leave some powerful functionality on the table. David Wyatt is here to make sure we know the power of trigger settings in cloud flows.
🦸🏻♀️ Send emails and appointment invitations to a group or list in Dataverse/Dynamics 365 by Amey Holden
🦸🏻♀️ Ridiculously Simple Power Apps Drop Shadow Technique by Matthew Devaney
🦸🏻♀️ Unified Routing – Preferred Agent Routing (and Agent Scripts) by Neil Parkhurst
👩💻 How to Automate Canvas Tests in Your DevOps Pipeline by Zslot Zombik
The MSDW Podcast
🤵🏻 Training workers on their organization's Microsoft Dynamics 365 F&O or CE solution is never a simple initiative. Trainers must factor in the way users learn and the way they do their work. Another critical factor is the choices the organization makes throughout an implementation project in terms of scheduling and funding training efforts. The guest on this episode, Elif Item, is a Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 consulting veteran and trainer and she works hard on optimizing training to match the way software users learn. Recently recognized as a Microsoft MVP, Elif talks with us about her latest work including a new video series for MSDW, her journey to becoming an MVP, expanding her work to include training on D365 CE applications, and what younger people entering the workforce will expect from their employers when it comes to technology training.
The Intrazone Podcast
🧭 On today's episode, we dig into a slew of announcements with Jeff Teper (President of Collaborative Apps and Platforms at Microsoft). We spoke to Jeff onsite in Vegas shortly after he and his team delivered a 90-minute whirlwind opening keynote – one that covered the value of community, tech Copilot, Teams, SharePoint - including Copilot in SharePoint, OneDrive, Lists, and goodness for IT with recent admin and security innovation. There were a ton of new announcements, plus the culmination of what Jeff coined "The wave of AI" - meaning the past few weeks have been a surge of AI news across Microsoft 365, Teams, Viva, Security, Loop – the big reveal being the notion of bringing that same AI service value into our beloved SharePoint.
👩💻 In this episode, Daryl and Scott talk to Matthew Devaney, fellow BizApps MVP, and chat about Power Apps custom pages, AI and various topics.
📅 Events & Webinars
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.
(📅 May 23rd-25th)
Get ready to make your mark in this new era of AI. Be there as Microsoft leaders share exciting announcements and reveal the latest tech that will launch the next wave of developer innovation.
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 unrivaled 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
Microsoft Power Platform celebrates 1,000 certified connectors
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️🧭👩💻🚀 The Power Platform connectors team has reached the amazing milestone of 1000 certified connectors! Congrats to the connectors team for reaching this milestone!
How Copilot in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform delivers enterprise-ready AI built for security and privacy
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 With Copilot, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform introduce a new way to generate ideas and content drafts, and methods to access and organize information across the business. Before your business starts using Copilot capabilities in Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, you may have questions about how it works, how it keeps your business data secure, and other important considerations. This blog answers a lot of questions!
Makers can now proactively request Power Apps premium licenses for their users
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 The Power Apps team shared this week that makers can now proactively request licenses for their app users! Makers will see the option to request licenses for their users during the app share experience. Once a request is submitted, makers will see a confirmation message at the top of the page saying the request was successfully submitted to their admin.
Pre-Announcing Better Power BI Report Integration with OneDrive and SharePoint (Preview)
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️🚀 OneDrive and SharePoint integration capabilities are coming to Power BI! The public preview will be rolling out in the next few weeks!
Welcome to the Power Platform Developer Blog
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 A new blog got released this week: it’s the Power Platform Developer Blog, which will contain how-to blogs, insights from the Power Platform Advocacy team, and news and announcements to keep you up to date with all things Power Platform.
The first two blogs are already live:
Streamline your solution development with the Power Platform CLI: Create a solution from scratch
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