Power Platform Weekly - Issue #61
🦸🏻♀️ In this article Nick Doelman explains the concept of Progressive Web Apps (PWA) and he shares with us his findings after exploring the newly announced Public Preview feature for Power Apps portals, building a “Powerlifting Training” app that he deployed to his iPhone.
🦸🏻♀️ Transform your Model-driven app to a multi-session app using settings solution component by Mehdi El Amri
🦸🏻♀️ A Double Expand Query and Some Missing Dynamic Content in Power Automate by Sara Lagerquist
🦸🏻♀️ Automatically create SharePoint subfolders using cloud flow and environment variable (part 4 of 6) by Linn Zaw Win
🦸🏻♀️ Custom Pages – Multiple Screens by Joe Gill
🦸🏻♀️ Everything You Need To Know About Power Apps (Canvas apps) Patch Forms by Matthew Devaney
🦸🏻♀️ Using the new command designer (preview) to customize the command bar – Dynamics 365 / Power Apps by Nishant Rana
🦸🏻♀️ Dynamics 365 Project Operations: Creating Invoice Attachments With Power Automate – Part II by Antti Pajunen
🦸🏻♀️ Power Apps Canvas App Coding Standards: Naming Conventions by Matthew Devaney
Tools & Code
👩💻 Timo Pertilä shows us how to create a GitHub repository for your Canvas app source code, to provide version control and direct editing in Visual Studio Code.
👩💻 Set Connection References and Environment Variables in Pipelines by Benedikt Bergmann
👩💻 Watch out for PCF (code-components) sort silently failing by Scott Durow
👩💻 Dynamics CRM: Create Custom Autonumber Plugin Using Azure by Temmy Wahyo Raharjo
🦸🏻♀️ Welcome to my new XrmToolBox tool : Solution Layers Explorer! By Tanguy TOUZARD
🦸🏻♀️ Nov 21 Updates To Flow To Visio by Carl Cookson
🦸🏻♀️ Flexible Ordering Grid on PCF Gallery, by Danish Naglekar
Daryl and Scott speak with Tricia Sinclair about Power Platform School and Voice Channel for Dynamics 365 Customer Service, as well as how Black people are under-represented in tech (4% of IT professionals in UK).
Megan and Lisa talk about the Customer Experience Platform, the experience setting up a D365 trial, awesome community content, listener spotlight, Only Murders In The Building & Queenpins.
I normally try to not post the same content source two weeks in a row, but Yusuf Shariff was on this week's MBA Podcast, and his approach on app design is so useful, I wanted to share it. He also talks about living in Laguna Beach, and point of order: there is nothing irrational about being afraid of sharks. -Ed G.
Events & Webinars
📅 December 6th, 2021 - 6:00 - 7:00 PM CET
In this session, Arran Smith will talk about Dyslexia, assistive technology, what makes things more accessible for people living with dyslexia, and the role of technology.
📅 December 8th, 2021 - 7:30 - 9:00 PM CET
To keep the party going after Microsoft Ignite there is an initiative where MVPs organize an extended global After Party. At each party you will watch a pre-selected breakout session from Microsoft Ignite together, followed by an in-depth technical conversation with like-minded community members from around the globe.
📅 December 9th, 2021 - 6:00 - 7:00 PM CET
The Adaptive Cards community call is your monthly opportunity to learn what’s about what’s new with Adaptive Cards and Actionable Messages. The call will feature technical deep dives and/or demonstrations of use cases that highlight how organizations leverage Adaptive Cards.
This year, there will be 4 teams who will be solving industry challenges with the Power Platform: Smart Car Park Solution, Smart Sales, Data Validation & Project Management.
Out of the blue
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Microsoft announced the public preview of a new solution component named Settings. Using settings, application authors can, with just a few clicks, activate or configure features for a model-driven app. This allows them to easily and quickly provide a customized experience for end-users.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 You can now enable your functional portal as a progressive web app with a native app-like look & feel right from portal studio in low code-no code fashion in just a few steps.
🤵🏻🚀 In this blog, Microsoft explains what Process mining and Task mining are and how to use them to discover what is going on in your organization and how to improve your operational processes.
🦸🏻♀️ Microsoft announced a new capability for Streaming Dataflows in Power BI: Array support!
👩💻 Microsoft announced the release of Power BI APIs .NET SDK v4. The new SDK version provides clarity on the properties of Power BI artifacts returned by various APIs and makes it easier to use them.
🚀 A new version of the on-premises data gateway (standard and personal mode) is now available. No signs whatsoever of a changelog or what has been changed.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Since introducing the Microsoft Power Platform Return to the Workplace solution a year ago, the solution has helped organizations plan, coordinate, and manage processes to reopen and stay open responsibly during the pandemic. New capabilities were announced this week!
🦸🏻♀️ You can now create reports connected to Power BI datasets from a blank workbook in Excel for the web.
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📅 Events & Webinars