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Power Platform Weekly - Issue #135
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly! Last week was a big week for events, with European Power Platform Conference in Dublin and D365CX Summit in Brussels!
Last week a limited Public Preview of the Microsoft Sentinel solution for Microsoft Power Platform was announced.
Direct access to Dataverse actions in Power Fx formulas (preview) was announced.
Also, exciting new features have been added in the May release of the Power Platform Developer Tools.
Mike Hartley has kicked off a new series of posts, The A to Z of Accessibility - Power Platform, keep an eye on that page for links to upcoming posts!
Have a great week and thanks for reading!
🦸🏻♀️ The feature formerly known as “Archival” has a new name – long term data retention and this long awaited feature is now available as a public preview in Sandbox environments. Matt Beard has taken the opportunity to spin up a new environment and dive into this feature to see how it works, the benefits, the cons and all in between.
🚀 Ever since Tuomas Anto first heard about Pipelines coming to Power Platform, he added it to my bucket list of things to try out. Read to see how the setup and configuration is done, and see how it compares to Azure DevOps Pipelines.
🦸🏻♀️ Everyone has their own particular style when making flows in Power Automate, and that is part of the beauty of being a developer. After making far too many flows David Wyatt pulled together what he thinks of as the best approach to Power Automate (and many other RPA tools), and it is called the 'Direct' methodology.
🦸🏻♀️ Grid Components In Model Driven Apps (D365) by Megan V. Walker
🦸🏻♀️ Enhanced case experience in D365 Customer Service by Dian Taylor
🦸🏻♀️ Disable The Power Apps Permissions Pop-Up (Bypass Consent Form) by Matthew Devaney
🦸🏻♀️ Add the Contact Point Control to custom forms Dynamics 365 by Amey Holden
🦸🏻♀️ Let’s try Dataverse Formula Column by Temmy Wahyu Raharjo
🛠️ Sharepoint Helper: PowerApps & Power Automate for Effortless List Management by Marcel Lehmann
👩💻 In this episode, the trio covers the Power BI June update, curiosities with high-level architecture in M365, confusing themselves with licensing for Defender for Endpoint, news with Windows 11, developments with Azure Load Testing, look at Azure Status History, and talk about what the summer holds.
🚀 Copilot leverages large language models that interact with your organization's data using the Microsoft Graph to generate personalized experiences with related context, reducing the steps to find the information you need and generate content. By design, Copilot respects user-specific permissions to any content or information it retrieves, and only generates responses based on information that users explicitly have permission to access. Join Jeremy Chapman, Director of Microsoft 365, as he shares admin steps to get started.
🧭 In this weekly summary, Megan has a few Dynamics-related articles and other marketing content that should interest anyone working in that field.
📅 Events & Webinars
(📅 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.
(📅 October 13-14)
South Coast Summit focuses on all key pillars of the Microsoft ecosystem: Business Applications, Modern Work, Security & Compliance, through to Microsoft Azure.
(📅 November 27-30)
ESPC helps IT Pros, Developers, Makers & Business Decision Makers achieve project and career success with leading Microsoft technologies.
💙 Out of the Blue
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Some exciting recent updates are available in the May update of the Power Platform Developer Tools: Creating a Service Principal is now possible, as well as a way to launch the admin and Maker portal from the CLI. There’s also a preview of Copilot capability for FetchXML. But there’s more, so make sure to read the blog!
👩💻🚀 Microsoft announced the launch of new governance setting in Power Pages that allows administrators to control anonymous access to Dataverse data in Power Pages websites for their tenant.
👩💻🚀 As a part of the Power Fx language, authors can now directly invoke a Dataverse action within a formula. A new Power Fx ‘Environment’ language object that authors can add to their app enables access to Dataverse actions. It is available with Power Apps release version 3.23022.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 With Power Virtual Agent’s new authoring studio announcement comes some big updates to Power Virtual Agent’s supporting materials and documentation covering the latest functionality. Customers and partners can now use the latest content including Power Virtual Agents in a Day (PVAiaD) student and instructor content.
Integrating Microsoft Sentinel and Power Platform to better monitor and protect your low-code solutions
👩💻🚀 The Microsoft Sentinel solution for Microsoft Power Platform was announced this week, a premium offering, allowing customers to detect various suspicious activities such as Microsoft Power Apps execution from unauthorized geographies, suspicious data destruction by Power Apps, mass deletion of Power Apps, phishing attacks made possible through Power Apps, Power Automate flows activity by departing employees, Microsoft Power Platform connectors added to the an environment, and the update or removal of Microsoft Power Platform data loss prevention policies.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Two new features have been added to the Power BI app in Microsoft Teams: Caching the Power BI app helps you multi-task faster & helping you pick up where you left off.
🧭 Forrester has recognized Microsoft as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Augmented BI Platforms, Q2 2023. Microsoft received the highest score of any vendor in the strategy category.
👩💻🚀 A new on-premises data gateway is here. Lakehouse connectivity over the gateway is now enabled and the ‘EnableWebView2’ flag is now opt-out (so, it’s default on)
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