Power Platform Weekly - Issue #131
Announcements from Microsoft Build!
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
Some highlights from a Power Platform perspective:
More Microsoft official blog posts worth reading:
Have a great week and thanks for reading!
🦸🏻♀️ It’s Microsoft Build time and Ben den Blanken gives his thoughts about the Power Platform announcements he is most excited about.
🦸🏻♀️ David Wyatt has done something quite amazing. Even though we can not recommend it for any serious matters, it is always amazing to see how far you can push the platform. So read his blog for how you can use cloud flows and SharePoint to deploy between environments.
👩💻 Mark Carrington has done preliminary research on the newly announced Elastic Tables. This new table type allows the storage of data in Cosmos DB instead of SQL. This opens up a flora of new possibilities within Dataverse.
🦸🏻♀️ Power Apps: Customize A SharePoint List Form by Matthew Devaney
👩💻 Dataverse: introducing the new Elastic tables by Stefano Demiliani
🛠️ Import from Excel in Canvas Power Apps V2 by Yash Agarwal
🦸🏻♀️ Customer Service Workspace – Enhanced Case Experience by Neil Parkhurst
🧭 How to Develop a Winning Power Platform Strategy by Hamish Sheild
🧭 Use AI Large Language Models with Microsoft’s Power Platform to create automated workflows, apps, web pages, and bots—without knowing how to write code. AI and Copilot help build fully functional experiences. Generate workflows using only natural language prompts in Power Automate, create apps in seconds in Power Apps, build professional websites with Power Pages, and use the new Boost Conversations capability with GPT to create FAQ bots with Power Virtual Agents.
👩💻 In this week’s episode Jeremy Thake and Paul Schaeflein talk to Dan Wahlin about his newly published Microsoft Cloud sample that integrates Open AI Chat GPT, Azure Communication Services (ACS), and Microsoft Graph REST APIs.
👩💻 🦸🏻♀️ John & Jason talk to Gabi Münster, Senior Program Manager on the Fabric CAT Team at Microsoft, about the announcements made at Microsoft Build 2023.
📅 Events & Webinars
(📅 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
This week, of course there’s a lot of Build news:
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Charles Lamanna wraps up a lot of the new Build announcements for Power Platform!
And, make sure to check out all the product specific blogs:
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Reinvent your AI assistants with generative answers, actions, and more in Microsoft Power Virtual Agents
But there’s also other news!
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Kartik Kanakasabesan wrote about all the new goodies that got released for Developer Tools during the April update!
👩💻 Phil Cole is the first one who gets to write a blog on the Power Platform Developer Blog: he writes about annotating Power Platform Checker results!
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻 A lot of cool new updates for Power Automate for desktop for this release! Make sure to check them out!
👩💻 Claudio Romano announced that code components in the design studio are now available in public preview!
Protecting code from accidental overwrites in Power Pages with Visual Studio Code for web’s conflict merge feature
👩💻 This cool new feature will make sure you get notified when you’re trying to save outdated files!
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻 There’s another feature summary with all the updates from May 2023.
🚀 A small blog, but very important: a name change to the Power BI Admin role!
🚀 The new on-prem data gateway release includes support for Lakehouse and on-prem data sources and more!
💡 Suggest content
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📅 Events & Webinars