Power Platform Weekly - Issue #160
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
Last week the Power Apps January 2024 Feature Update was presented.
The January 2024 update of Power Automate for desktop was highlighted.
The General Availability of Secure Implicit Connections was announced.
Another GA announcement was Copilot for Sales and Copilot for Service.
Coming soon - PowerDocu 2.0.0. Stay tuned! 👀
A new Power Platform Challenge is available, Challenge 025 | Catalog in Managed Environments.
Have a great week and thanks for reading!
🦸🏻♀️ Using Realtime Marketing from Dynamics 365 (Customer Insights – Journeys) gives you the ability to customize your emails, and using dynamic conditional content, set different variations based on field values. One common field to use is that of a custom language field. Megan V. Walker shows how to control this automatically based on the browser language.
🦸🏻♀️ David Wyatt wanted a way to test users and automatically send them their results. What follows is a blog that shows the journey of uncovering the Microsoft Forms API and using it.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Power Platform Release wave 1 2024 by Wilmer Alcivar
🦸🏻♀️ 2024 Wave 1 Release Highlights: Dynamics 365 & Power Platform’s exciting features by Allan De Castro
🦸🏻♀️ Automate the assignment of Capacity Add-ons in Power Platform Environment using Power Automate Flow by Mohamed Ashiq Faleel
👩💻 Gotcha: SharePoint List and Virtual Table Provider by Natraj Yegnaraman
🦸🏻♀️ Copilot Studio – Adaptive Cards and Variables by Neil Parkhurst
🦸🏻♀️ Tips & Tricks: Enable the Focused View for all tables by Jakob Örneberg
🦸🏻♀️ Dataverse Long Term Data Retention by Andrew Ly
🦸🏻♀️ Personnel actions for Manager self-service by Ana Inés Urrutia
🦸🏻♀️ Unlocking Dynamics 365 Potential with the Asset Management Mobile App for Dynamics 365 SCM: An Implementation Guide by Mónica Andrea Pérez
🦸🏻♀️ Dynamics 365 F&O moving in to model-driven apps by Ted Ohlsson
🦸🏻♀️ How To Set An Email Category In Power Automate by Matthew Devaney
🦸🏻♀️ How to monitor Power Apps Mobile by Joe Gill
🦸🏻♀️ Welcome to our second roundup of 2024. We look back at what was announced, released, and delayed across Microsoft 365 and Copilot in January.
👩💻 Microsoft just released their plans for 2024 Release Wave 1 of Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, and the Finance and Operations suite will be adding a range of process and data-themed capabilities. Generative AI is part of that roadmap too, of course, but our guest on this episode, Microsoft VP Georg Glantschnig, shares that his broader focus is on improving automation, solution composability, and data-centric capabilities.
Georg discusses some of the highlights of the current release wave and, while this is not an "all AI" conversation, he explains that Copilot will continue to be a priority for the Dynamics 365 team in the future. He believes his team's approach of bringing customers and partners into preview and GA cycles should help Microsoft launch new AI-based capabilities that users want. He shares his outlook on how Copilot could become more advanced over time, from today's productivity tools toward a future where autonomous systems handle end-to-end processes, asking users for help only in exceptional cases.
🧭 Step into the dynamic world of IT with Peter Rising, a trailblazer in the field, as he takes center stage in the 2023 Microsoft Spotlight. In a captivating interview, Peter shares his remarkable journey into the realm of Information Technology, shaped by a Women In Tech at his first organization. A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, he has actively recruited and mentored a significant number of talented women at Insight, contributing to the empowerment and representation of women in the tech industry.
📅 Events & Webinars
(📅 February 21, 2024)
Teams Nation is a 100% free, 100% community driven online conference dedicated to Microsoft Teams, it’s underlying technologies and it’s extensibility options.
(📅 April 18-19, 2024)
The most colorful Microsoft Business Applications conference is coming to Hamburg in April 2024!
Like artists working with broad color palettes, ColorCloud covers all Business Applications from Microsoft with German and English content.
(📅 May 14-16, 2024)
With 2,500+ attendees, the European Collaboration Summit is the largest conference in the world focused on Microsoft 365 and Power Platform.
(📅 May 27-29, 2024)
An awesome Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Community Conference. Where brilliant minds meet, mingle & share.
(📅 June 11-13, 2024)
The 3rd European Power Platform Conference (EPPC) will take place in Brussels, Belgium, June 11-13, 2024 at Square. The European Power Platform Conference brings together the Microsoft Power Platform Community for 3 invaluable days of in-person learning, connections and inspiration.
💙 Out of the Blue
🚀 Microsoft announced that Process Mining is now generally available in the Government Cloud (GCC), a sovereign region. This marks a significant milestone in Microsoft’s commitment to providing powerful process analysis tools while ensuring data sovereignty and compliance with regional regulations.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 In the new update of Power Automate for desktop there are a lot of new goodies: suggested actions, blank value support, single sign on and lots of new actions. Read the blog for more details!
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Want to know what new updates were announced in January for Power Apps? Read this blog to learn all about it!
🚀 Microsoft Fabric has new certifications: HIPAA and a whole lot of ISO certificates.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Microsoft announced that secure implicitly shared connections are now generally available and are available in all regions.
🚀 Microsoft announced this week that the VNET Data Gateway for Fabric and Power BI is now Generally Available!
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