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Power Platform Weekly - Issue #132
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
Last week the Power Apps May 2023 Feature Update was highlighted.
The Power BI May 2023 Feature Summary was presented.
Making Power Virtual Agents chatbots multi-lingual with the Translator Bot sample solution was described.
New Power Platform Pipelines related features were announced.
Miguel Verweij is back with a new challenge - Power Platform Challenge 018 | Power Virtual Agents + OpenAI.
Have a great week and thanks for reading!
🦸🏻♀️ With Outbound Marketing in D365, we’ve had the ability to create activity templates for phone calls, appointments and tasks. This has been missing from Real-time, until now! Megan V. Walker shows you how it looks.
🦸🏻♀️ Ana Inés Urrutia shows us the cool new feature from Power Automate: you describe the business process, and Power Automate builds it for you. But how does it work?
🦸🏻♀️ Dian Taylor shows of some new out of the box PCF components, Customer Details and Recent Cases. Something we can already show today, but now it looks better.
🦸🏻♀️ Trigger Power Automate flows from Power Pages by Nick Doelman
🦸🏻♀️ Count The Rows In A Power Apps Gallery With AllItemsCount by Matthew Devaney
🦸🏻♀️ Capture IP Address and Geolocation Data with Dynamics 365 Marketing Forms by Amey Holden
🚀 The team talks about their favorite announcements from Microsoft Build 2023. A lot of interesting content, so they picked the ones they felt are useful, interesting and game-changing. Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.
🧭 Early generations of e-commerce may have suited the needs and expectations of consumers, but they often fell short of the needs of B2B organizations. One of the key challenges in B2B, say guests, Jay Newman and Megan Mann of commercebuild, is the alignment between critical business systems like ERP with the e-commerce experience that customers have come to expect based on their years of B2C online shopping.
👩💻 If you were to open your Twitter/LinkedIn/Mastodon feed at the moment, it is undoubtedly filled with AI posts - while some of these might be interesting or even somewhat useful, the majority likely include the words "RIP" and some profession or job function. There is so much AI FUD around right now and we wanted to find out if the hype was worth listening to. Is Skynet going to take over and put us all out of a job? We thought we'd ask an expert and that's exactly what we did when we recently talked to AI MVP Akanksha Malik.
📅 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
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻 The video in this blog shows you how easy it is to use the new GPT action in AI Builder to extract the data your need from the body of the email and save the results in a CSV file.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻 In this blog, a common question will be answered: How can I create single Power Virtual Agents chatbot that responds to different languages instead of creating a separate bot for each language?
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Scheduled deployments, extensibility, release notes generation and more are part of this new release for pipelines for Power Platform. Make sure to check these new features out!
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 In this summary post, blog posts are summarized in the thrust and maker productivity categories. Don’t miss the video updates and the docs updates at the bottom of the blog!
👩💻 If you want to know what’s next for Power BI Embedded now Microsoft Fabric is here, this blog is for you! Check it out to get all the details!
👩💻🚀 In the May 2023 Power BI Report Server feature summary, all the new features are summed up for report server, reporting & modeling.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Streaming Dataflows has been retired since March 2023, but the data has been retained for 3 more months. If you want to make sure data doesn’t get lost, make sure to act now before it’s too late.
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