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Power Platform Weekly - Issue #142
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
Last week the Public Preview of mobile offline for canvas apps on iOS, Android and Windows devices was announced.
Another announcement was that you can now create Unified Trial and Developer Environments for D365 F&O apps (Preview as well).
The Power BI September 2023 Feature Summary was presented.
Have a great week and thanks for reading!
🦸🏻♀️ In this post, Carl Gustavsson explores a topic that might just be the linchpin of any successful event: invitations, the all-important reminders, and the event confirmation.
👩💻 Temmy Wahyu Raharjo just learned that in Model Driven Apps (MDA), we can enable async OnSave handlers. Why does it matter? The simple answer is the majority of the API(s) around it also changes to become async as well.
🦸🏻♀️ One of the big challenges with maintaining production flows in Power Automate was the lack of read only access. Fortunately Microsoft heard us and just launch flow log integration with Application Insights. David Wyatt is here to show you the feature.
New blog spotted! Last week this post was published:
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️ Blog post nr 2 - Visualize Your Client's Hierarchy with Dynamics' New Organizational Charts! by Jakob Örneberg
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️ Use Sales Copilot to get the summary of a lead and opportunity (Dynamics 365) by Nishant Rana
🦸🏻♀️ Power Pages in a day walkthrough (incl. video) by Nick Doelman
👩💻 Using New Bulk Operation Messages in the Plugin by Inogic
🦸🏻♀️ Profitability Analysis on a Project Service Quote by Priyesh Wagh
🦸🏻♀️ Tips on fixing Power BI dynamic value by John Liu
🚀 Picture this: You're a customer service admin needing a modernized approach. What if there were improvements in customer service administration, security role management, and agent productivity features, all at your fingertips? This episode with our guest, Tina Ding, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, brings this transformation to life! Tina takes us on a personal journey from China to Seattle, sharing her passion for food, family, and fun while also giving us a glimpse into her career beginnings and her work in admin modernization of the customer service product. We explore the essential tasks and roles of customer service admins and the exciting progress her team has made in reshaping the customer service experience.
🚀 2023 has been a challenging year for sysadmins so far - how do we do more with less? Richard talks to Sonia Cuff about the current climate for IT in organizations and how we can still be successful. It's not all about building new things but being more efficient. Sonia talks about measuring more precisely - making sure that the expenses that IT has to get assigned to revenue centers so that you're not cutting indiscriminately but associating costs with income - then those costs will more naturally adjust. The conversation also dives into new technologies that can be explored on the basis that they can improve efficiency - like large language models and their associated products. There's still a lot to do but with a slightly different focus!
🚀 A CRM Admin is someone who is required to wear many hats, understand the technology behind your CRM tool to help customize it, and translate requirements from business users to make the tool do what they need. In this episode, we discuss in more detail what a CRM Admin does and why that role is incredibly crucial for managing your CRM tool. Ashley shares her extensive experience as an admin to give us tips about what she’s learned along the way.
📅 Events & Webinars
(📅 September 14-28)
The goal of Hack Together is to build solutions in Power Platform that leverage 1 or more Copilot and AI features. You can use any of the AI features available in Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, Power Pages and AI Builder.
It’s open to anyone who wants to explore the possibilities of using AI in the Power Platform, whether you are a beginner, advanced maker, admin or a professional developer – all are welcome! You can join solo or hack together as a team of up to 3 people.
(📅 September 23)
Nordic Summit will be taking place as an in-person event on the 23rd of September 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
(📅 September 27)
CollabDays is a community organised learning day offering you the chance to learn from some of the best Microsoft 365 speakers in the industry. We offer learning tracks covering SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Power Platform, and more. Each track is made up of one-hour sessions where you will have the chance to learn and ask questions that will directly benefit you and your organisation.
CollabDays events happen throughout the world, but this specific CollabDays event is held at The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park!
(📅 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.
(📅 October 15-20)
A months' worth of Microsoft business applications training and education delivered in 5-days by Expert Users, Microsoft Leaders, MVPs and Partners!
(📅 October 21)
Join us for a day of learning, networking and fun at this free community-driven event. Our focus is Microsoft 365 with some Power Platform and Azure sprinkled on top. Check our sessions and speakers and register your ticket now!
(📅 October 21)
CollabDays New England is the new and improved incarnation of SharePoint Saturday New England. We are very excited to be part of this community and to watch it grow beyond SharePoint and really focus on collaboration.
(📅 October 28)
The event formerly known as SharePoint Saturday Barcelona. SharePoint, O365 and Azure administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Technologies will meet for the eight event, fourth CollabDays Barcelona on October 28th, 2023.
It is a free, community-focused Microsoft related event dedicated to educating and engaging members of the community across all roles and all levels of Microsoft 365, Power Platform, Azure, and Artificial Intelligence.
(📅 November 14-17)
Join the next Microsoft Ignite event November 15–16, 2023, to catch up on the latest industry innovations. Sign up to be one of the first to know when registration launches.
(📅 November 25)
Collabdays Lisbon is a one-day, non-profit event built on top of seven previously successful community-driven events. A Microsoft Cloud-focused event including topics like Microsoft 365, Power Platform, and Microsoft Azure with inclusion by design.
(📅 November 27-30)
ESPC helps IT Pros, Developers, Makers & Business Decision Makers achieve project and career success with leading Microsoft technologies.
(📅 February 1-2, 2024)
CTTT is a Microsoft Cloud Community event with the purpose of bringing technology and community leaders to Tallinn to share their learning with the local community
(📅 February 2, 2024)
Get ready to be inspired and learn at the Microsoft 365 Community Day Miami! This event is all about unlocking the full potential of Microsoft 365, the Power Platform, and Artificial Intelligence. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a business owner, or just curious about the latest advancements in technology, this event is for you.
💙 Out of the Blue
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Tristan Dehove announced the public preview of Canvas built-in offline! It has been in experimental preview since May, but now it has been improved based on feedback. Make sure to check out the blog for more info!
Simplifying license management with auto-claim for Power Apps and licensing insights for Power Automate
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Amiya Patra announced auto-claim for Power Apps licenses! This is a huge step forward in making it less of a hassle for admins to administer licenses. Read more in the blog!
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 The Power BI September 2023 Feature Summary is out! This blog is for you if you want to catch up on all the Power BI news that has been announced this month!
👩💻🚀 Shared device mode is a device-level configuration that enables single sign-on (SSO) and device-wide sign-out for Microsoft Power BI and all other apps on the device that support this configuration. It has been announced this week for Power BI!
💡 Suggest content
Do you have a blog, YouTube channel or podcast that you want us to track or do you know someone creating great content or community tools you think we should be aware of? Let us know about it!
We usually include links to content or tools updates announcements from the past week. If you see a really great blog post or video, let us know one way or another!
🕺 About the “Persona icons”
🤵🏻 Business User
🧭 Decision Maker
👩💻 Developer / Architect
🚀 Admin / Center of Excellence
📅 Events & Webinars