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Power Platform Weekly - Issue #133
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
Last week the public preview of a new experience for importing data into Dataverse was announced.
New enterprise application templates for Power Platform were presented, pre-built solutions for Procurement and Human Resources and more coming.
24 New Verified, 29 New Independent Publisher and 37 Updated Connectors were highlighted.
Have a great week and thanks for reading!
🦸🏻♀️ Whether you were looking for a replacement for “classic” workflows for synchronous operations since a long time or you could be interested in replacing “simple” child flows used in different scenarios, Dataverse low-code plug-ins could definitely be an interesting approach for you. Raphael Pothin shows you around this feature.
🦸🏻♀️ Temmy Wahyu Raharjo also got a blog about low-code plugins. He shows some of the errors he gets. Remember, this feature is experimental, you can be an early adopter and try it out!
🦸🏻♀️ Nicholas Hayduk gives an overview of the history of pricing for Power Pages and show what the situation is now. Maybe it is time to reconsider creating a portal with Power Pages.
🦸🏻♀️ Use Power Platform pipelines with Power Pages by Nick Doelman
🦸🏻♀️ Power Automate - Switch, Condition and If() by David Wyatt
🦸🏻♀️ Sending Dynamics 365 Emails from Queues by Neil Parkhurst
👩💻 This episode features Senior Principal Researcher Emre Kiciman and Principal Researcher Amit Sharma, whose paper “Causal Reasoning and Large Language Models: Opening a New Frontier for Causality” examines the causal capabilities of large language models (LLMs) and their implications. Kiciman and Sharma break down the study of cause and effect; recount their respective ongoing journeys with GPT-3.5 and GPT-4—from their preconceptions to where they are now—and share their views of a future in which LLMs help bring together different modes of reasoning in the practice of causal inference and make causal methods easier to adopt.
🧭 Microsoft is changing its data and analytics playbook with a new end-to-end platform called Microsoft Fabric. In this episode, Mary Jo Foley and analyst Andrew Snodgrass dissect Fabric to parse out what’s really new. They also discuss how Fabric will -- and won't -- change the way customers work with Microsoft business intelligence technologies.
🧭 In this episode, Heini and Alexander sift through some of the news that is still floating around after the chaos that was Microsoft Build. Heini takes a look at Azure API Management updates, new features with Event Hubs, and new capabilities and a new pricing structure for Stream Analytics, and Alexander, true to form, goes bananas over the Power BI May Update, as well as discuss Microsoft Fabric.
📅 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 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
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️ A new Power Apps home page is now in public preview! It makes it easier for you to create an app with Copilot, create an app from data, open an app that you have created, or find Microsoft Learn training for Power Apps.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Modern controls for Power Apps have been introduced a while back, but Yogesh posted a blog post now with the latest updates to the modern controls. There’s a lot more coming, so make sure to keep up to date.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 The new wrap for Power Apps wizard has been in preview for a couple of months, but now it’s general available and safe to use in production scenarios!
🦸🏻♀️ This blog contains a lot of good news for makers that struggle with delegation. A lot of delegation improvements have been made. Read the blog for more information.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 New enterprise application templates for Finance and HR departments have been announced this week. These new templates are not training tools for beginners - they are designed to be accelerators for rapid transformation in production.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️ Do you still have a lot of people in your company that work with Excel files, and you would love to have them change it to a more modern experience? Then read this blog which shows a new experience for importing data from Excel.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 From February until now, the connectors team has added a lot of new connectors. Read this blog to learn all about them!
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