Power Platform Weekly - Issue #83
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
Last week new data sources for the virtual connector provider was announced, Excel and SharePoint. Read more in MS Docs, Create virtual tables using the virtual connector provider (preview).
CoE Starter Kit May 2022 has been released. Don't be afraid to ask questions about it, think of it as great input to the team, see this (Quote) Tweet by Manuela Pichler.
On Wednesday it is time for the Power Platform Happy Hour May 2022 edition, featuring Mohamed Mostafa & our own Daniel Laskewitz. Learn all about how to become a Fast Track Recognized Solution Architect.
Thanks for reading!
Dataverse environment administration mode and storage consumption
🚀 Jukka Niiranen demonstrates that when you restore the backup of a Dataverse environment into a new environment, it won't remain forever in its original state - even with the admin mode.
Helping HR work smarter
🦸🏻♀️ Ana Inés Urrutia shows us the Dynamics 365 Human Resources version of Task Management. It works pretty much the same but it's designed for Human Resources processes.
UpdateView in Virtual PCF Components and how to optimize rendering
👩💻 Diana Birkelbach shows us different ways to optimize rendering in PCFs using standard functionality from React - in both standard PCFs and virtual PCFs.
🚀 Dataverse environment administration mode and storage consumption by Jukka Niiranen
🦸🏻♀️ Sharing multiple knowledge articles by EY Kalman
🦸🏻♀️ Interact with Dynamics 365 records in Teams chat (Preview) by Dian Taylor
🦸🏻♀️ The April Release is Here by Jesper Osgaard
🦸🏻♀️ In-App notifications - Only System Admins can view notifications, What about others? by Mehdi El Amri
🦸🏻♀️ Fill PDF Form Fields 5x Faster With Power Automate Desktop by Matthew Devaney
👩💻 React 18 is not compatible with Fluent UI and how to work around it in PCF projects by Scott Durow
🦸🏻♀️ Documenting Power Automate Flows with Flow to Visio XrmToolBox Add-on by Joris Poelmans
In this edition, Mike, Seth, and Tommy bring unbiased, impartial tips on how best to use Power BI. Using the latest high-cost premium features can be cool but this week's edition focuses on business value tips that won't break the bank and yet give your data visualizations the cutting edge your business analysts want.
Daryl and Scott interview Diana Birkelbach, PCF Lady, about the latest improvements for the Colorful Optionset PCF control.
Getting back to the basics and digging into security within Dataverse and Dynamics 365. Liz, Ashley, and Merlin go through some history, discuss best practices, and some things to consider when setting up your security.
📅 Events & Webinars
📅 May 11th - This month's Power Platform Virtual Happy Hour is about the Fast Track Recognised Solution Architect title.
📅 May 21st - It’s time for an event in Oslo again! It’s been a long time since there has been a community event in Norway, but - May 21st, 2022 is the day!
Go to Norway in May and meet loads of other community people, share your session, and have an all-around fun time!
📅 May 19th-21st - The Power Apps Developer Bootcamp will be from 19th-21st of May 2022. A 3-day Live Bootcamp has been organized for the Global Power Apps Developer Community to share techniques and approaches for solving your Power Apps development challenges!
📅 May 24th - 26th - Come together and discover the latest innovations in code and application development—and gain insights from peers and experts from around the world.
💙 Out of the Blue
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Microsoft continues to iteratively improve experiences that help you find relevant content and return to your work in the Power BI service. Navigation changes, changes to home, and style updates are coming to all users in early June 2022.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️🧭👩💻🚀 The Power Platform team spoke to six people who changed their careers and lives by learning how to build low-code apps with Microsoft Power Platform. None of them came from traditional computer science backgrounds, but all of them are now in technology careers building apps that are changing their workplaces for the better. Read on for their inspiring stories!
👩💻🚀 Microsoft recently replaced the “manage gateway” experience with a new interface, making it easier to manage your gateways and data sources. With this new experience, you also get the ability to manage and create the Vnet gateway and use the recently released additional security roles.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Microsoft is adding Excel and SharePoint to the virtual connection providers for virtual tables. You may have used the SQL virtual connection provider during its public preview, based on popular requests, Microsoft has enabled the same functionality for two of the largest external data sources for Power Apps.
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