Power Platform Weekly - Issue #153
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
Last week the Power Apps November 2023 Feature Update was presented.
Expanded region availability of Generative AI in Microsoft Copilot Studio was announced. Check the announcement to see if it’s available in your region.
The new white paper, Application modernization with Power Platform, was highlighted.
Have a great week and thanks for reading!
🦸🏻♀️ Matthew Devaney shows how Power Automate can perform document classification with the help of Azure AI. Document classification is when AI reviews a document and determines what type of document it is.
🦸🏻♀️ Amey Holden decided to see how we can use the ‘Library’ in Customer Insights - Journeys to host calendar (ICS) files so we can leverage the files publicly accessible links to allow download of a personalized calendar invite from a marketing email, sent via a custom trigger.
🧭🦸🏻♀️ Are Power Pages licenses too expensive? Technomancy has been challenged about the Power Pages costs not once. In this article, they look at whether it’s cheaper to build and run a custom portal to access Dynamics Sales and Service data (Dataverse).
🦸🏻♀️ Challenge 023 | Cards for Power Apps by Miguel Verweij
🦸🏻♀️ How to reset the people picker control? by Hardit Bhatia
🦸🏻♀️ Improved Work order experience in Dynamics 365 Field Service by Inogic
🦸🏻♀️ D365 Customer Service: New dialer experience (preview) by Dian Taylor
🦸🏻♀️ Deploy A D365 Environment (F&O) by Peter Ramer
🦸🏻♀️ Copilot Beta Treasures by Angeliki Patsiavou
🦸🏻♀️ How to update contents of a Zip file with Power Automate by David Wyatt
🦸🏻♀️ 4 new undocumented functions to encode and decode Xml in Power Automate by Pieter Veenstra
🦸🏻♀️ Ben and Scott get sidetracked with some of the announcements coming out of Microsoft Ignite.
It’s also the season of giving and they’re raising money for Girls Who Code. Donate today at https://give.girlswhocode.com/msclouditpro!
🧭 On the show this week, Rich and I are joined by a guest who is leading AI at a multinational enterprise- Mike Wilson, Distinguished Engineer & AI Security Evangelist at Quest Software to talk first - what's new and relevant to Microsoft 365 customers in the world of AI, especially after Microsoft Ignite a few weeks ago.
Don't worry - we're not chatting about boardroom drama from OpenAI - we delve into how technology advances from Microsoft on the hardware side might benefit you; we discuss how Microsoft 365 Copilot works under the hood and dispel a few myths - and we get the real deal on how to run AI hackathons; how to discover problems in the business that AI can solve and how to evaluate which to put your money & time behind.
👩💻 John & Jason talk about the Power BI November 2023 Feature Summary, part 2, including the new Explore feature, OneLake integration for Import-mode semantic models, and stored credentials for Direct Lake semantic models.
📅 Events & Webinars
(📅 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
🦸🏻♀️🧭👩💻🚀 Diganta Kumar announced the Generative AI features of Microsoft Copilot Studio has been expanded to multiple regions. Apart from the United States, it's now available in Europe, the UK, Australia, India, Japan, Asia Pacific, South America & Switzerland.
🦸🏻♀️🧭👩💻🚀 Robert Standefer announced a new whitepaper this week: Application Modernization with Power Platform. Make sure to download it and read all of it! It's a must read!
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Vamsee Dilli announced the preview of the Security Checker and Meter for your Pages websites. It offers a lot of great insights for makers on how you can improve the security of your Power Pages website.
🚀 Vamsee Dilli has been busy this week, because he also announced the preview of security and analytics dashboards for admins! This means admins can view how the Power Pages websites are scoring overall compared to the maker per website view.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 In this great deep dive blog, Zoe Douglas shows how you can utilize the Dax Query view in Power BI Desktop to write Dax queries. In great detail, this blog takes you through a bunch of tips and tricks, so make sure to read this!
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Another Power Apps feature update is here! Clay Wesener has written this handy blog to see all the things that have changed in November, so make sure to read this if you want to make sure you haven't missed anything! Pro tip: don't miss out on all the documentation updates at the bottom of the blog!
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