Power Platform Weekly - Issue #48
Neil Parkhurst shows us how Microsoft's Omnichannel for Customer Service can make use of the Unified Routing option to intelligently route items to agents using machine learning.
Scott Durow has a discussion with himself about the extensibility of the Power Apps interface from a low-code perspective, based on the premise that each release of the D365 apps comes with user interface features that are beautiful, but painfully out of reach of pure Power Platform Apps, unless you want to do some awesome pro-coding!
🦸🏻♀️ 2021 Release Wave 2 | Part 4: D365 Sales by Dian Taylor
🦸🏻♀️ Using Custom CSS in D365 Marketing Emails by Megan V. Walker
🦸🏻♀️ Tip #1414: Enforce unique email but ignore inactive records by George Doubinski
🦸🏻♀️ Trigger OnCreate cloud flow for existing rows (Part 2 of 4) by Linn Zaw Winn
🦸🏻♀️ Join action in Data Operations in Power Automate by Priyesh Wagh
🦸🏻♀️ Dataverse dilemma: should it be a flow or should it be a plugin? by Alex Shlega
🦸🏻♀️ Interactive Charts & Reports With Power BI Tiles In Power Apps by Matthew Devaney
🦸🏻♀️ Power Apps Portal: "Table permission changes for forms and lists on new portals" So What? by Olena Grischenko
🦸🏻♀️ Evaluating Power BI Desktop Connector Options for Microsoft Dataverse / Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement by Joe Griffin
Tools & Code
As the connector ecosystem matures some actions within connectors and perhaps even whole connectors are being deprecated. To avoid unexpected failures it’s useful to know when a connector or action is deprecated so that one can take action. Phil Cole shows us how to do this in a multipart series.
👩💻 Dataverse: Testing Database Transactions On Custom API by Temmy Wahyu Raharjo
👩💻 Enable in-app notifications easily by Ivan Ficko
👩💻 Spkl setup for multiple assemblies by Benedikt Bergmann
Daryl and Scott hang out with Jonas Rapp, the other co-host of the XrmToolCast, and have a fireside chat without talking about any technical topic or tools and stuff.
For years Microsoft has been pitching the ease of integration with their business and Office tools with Dynamics, yet for a long time, those integrations were still not great. It feels like we've finally reached the golden age of integration, so this week the team discusses various integrations with other Microsoft tools and applications that they think work well and make users' lives easier.
John & Jason catch up on the August 2021 news such as the new Premium Metrics App, the new preview of Automatic Aggregations, and refresh history for changes made through the XMLA endpoint.
Events & Webinars
On the 14th of September, the Powerful Devs Conference will showcase how developers can embrace fusion development teams and leverage the Power Platform to build applications faster and with far less effort. Great sessions with community stars, and Microsoft heroes like Scott Guthrie!
On the 24th and 25th of September, the Customer Self Service Summit will take place. You can learn all about PVA and Power Apps Portals! Do not miss it!
Out of the blue
With the app side panes public preview, developers can have more than one pane on the right/far side of the model-driven app.
In September, Microsoft is modifying the preview release, specifically lifting the 50 exports per hour per capacity limit. Check out the link for more info!
Microsoft announced that they have 15 new Independent Publisher connectors that were published in July and August.
If you are using Bot Framework bots in your organization, you can now easily extend their functionality by calling your Power Virtual Agents bot as a skill. Bot Framework bots can use Power Virtual Agents bot skill manifest to configure a skill connection and invoke Power Virtual Agents functionality at runtime.
It can be challenging to pick the right data type. You may start with a text field to store your email addresses and then later realize there is an Email type. Maybe you picked DateTime when really you only needed Date. A new API has been made public that will allow users to change the format of a Text, Integer, or DateTime data type to any of the compatible formats for the type.
A reminder on best practices when working with Power Apps and external data sources.
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