Power Platform Weekly - Issue #86
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
Last week Microsoft Build took place. A summary of Power Platform announcements was presented on the Power Platform blog. Here are some of them:
Power Pages - Power Apps portals evolved!
Express Design - Image to app, Figma design to app
PVA evolved - Azure Bot Framework + PVA unified
Don't miss the Book of News!
We will have a Build dedicated section today and you'll find Build content also under Videos.
Don't miss Lisa Crosbie & Elaiza Benitez talk about Build. It's both fun and very informative, lot's of goodies and details explained!
Thanks for reading!
Microsoft Build 2022
Microsoft Build 2022 Power Platform annoucements by Victor Dantas
Latest announcements: new logos, Power Pages, express design & the evolution of PVA by Rishona Elijah
Top 5 features of Power Pages from Power Apps Portal UI/UX pro by Olena Grischenko
Make way to Power Pages by Éric Sauvé
Power Virtual Agents leveled up! by Dian Taylor
Top 5 Features from Microsoft Build 2022 (VIDEO) by Ilya Fainberg
🦸🏻♀️ Nick Doelman shares his thoughts on the new pillar of the Power Platform, Power Pages. Power Pages is a mix of completely new tools and processes (new design studio and new site templates) that utilizes proven existing technologies of Power Apps portals.
Share links with access to records in Model-driven Power Apps
🦸🏻♀️ Did you know users can now gain access to records in Dataverse even without any security roles? Time to explore how the new sharing links work.
PCF – Alerts Display
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Thomas Dayman created a PCF that allows users to configure and see a list of alerts in one area. The PCF can retrieve related information up to two tables deep and also change and update the colours of each individual alert.
Know the Dataverse, Solution, and Publisher
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Solutions have nothing to do when we're working with queries, right? So why is this the best feature Jonas Rapp has released this last year, or longer?
🦸🏻♀️ Checking User Access To Model-driven Apps (D365 CE) by Megan V. Walker
🦸🏻♀️ 3 Simple Ways To Change The Owner Of A Power Apps App by Matthew Devaney
🦸🏻♀️ Create an app using the new image import in Power Apps by Pieter Veenstra
🦸🏻♀️ Do Until action in Power Automate by Priyesh Wagh
🚀 Environment types, capabilities & backups by EY Kalman
🦸🏻♀️ Extract Tables from a PDF using Power Automate Desktop by Joe Gill
🦸🏻♀️ Update D365 Marketing To The Latest Version by Megan V. Walker
👩💻 Datamart is a new self-service capability included with Power BI Premium that reduces the time it takes to do custom departmental reporting, from weeks to minutes. In just a few clicks, both business users and analysts can easily create and access their own mix of data from dozens of the most common data types and services, all backed by Azure SQL that brings elastic scale and ad-hoc analysis to Power BI.
🤵🏻 The team shares their experience with Microsoft Forms and how they use it on a personal or professional level. They discuss the different use-cases, what the app is used for the most, and compare it a bit with other forms platforms within M365.
🧭 We all know the importance of labels and data on a Power BI Report. But what about the actual text? From titles to help boxes, how much is too much, and when is truly helpful? The guys discuss text being a helper, part of a narrative, and the concept of data-ink ratio in any report.
📅 Events & Webinars
📅 June 7th-10th - WomenTech Global Conference 2022 is a community that promotes gender diversity in tech. It connects talented and skilled professionals with top companies and leading startups that value diversity and inclusion and strive to create a culture of belonging.
📅 June 7th-9th - This hackathon is about you. It's about me. It's about us and the Earth. It's a hackathon about respect for the environment and standing united for the climate, through our way of living. This is about sustainability. Nothing else can be more important.
📅 June 10th-11th - Scottish Summit is back and bigger than ever. Don't miss the Microsoft Cloud Community Event.
📅 June 23rd-25th - The Power Community team has organized a 3-day Live Bootcamp for the Global Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Community to share techniques and approaches for solving your organizational Customer Experience challenges!
💙 Out of the Blue
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️🧭👩💻🚀 The big announcement of Build was of course Power Pages, the fifth product in the Microsoft Power Platform family! Read this blog to know more about what it is and what's new!
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Power Virtual Agents got a lot of new exciting announcements during Build: a new bot authoring experiences, support for telephony, and a lot more!
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 At Build, the following big announcements were made: Datamart in Power BI, Metrics in Power BI and other enhancements, Data storytelling in PowerPoint, and Integration with Outlook and Office Hub.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️🧭👩💻🚀 If you want an overview of all the Power Platform features that were announced at Build, check out this blog!
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 At Microsoft Build 2022, Microsoft announced some excellent new and upcoming capabilities for AI Builder that will allow citizen developers to create more intelligent apps and automation with AI. Unstructured document processing is one of them, but there is a lot more!
🧭 This blog is about research that has been done with users, potential users, and business decision-makers for Low-Code Platforms. There are some fascinating insights, so make sure to read on!
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 At Microsoft Build, the Power Automate team announced new ways for your organization to streamline business processes at scale with Microsoft Power Automate. Lots of RPA news!
🤵🏻🧭 Many exciting new experiences and capabilities in process advisor were announced at Build to empower you to visualize your process and get deeper insights to identify bottlenecks and optimization and automation opportunities.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 The rich text editor (RTE) can now be used with Power Apps portals starting with version 9.4.3.x.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Now you can easily restore a deleted flow using Power Shell and PowerApps Administration cmdlets. The Power Automate team also improved the experience for the Power Virtual Agents chatbot on the website.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️🧭👩💻🚀 The Power BI team announces a new feature: Power BI Data storytelling that lets you add Power BI reports and bookmarks to your slides and enjoy the delightful interactive experience of Power BI inside your presentations.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 The General Availability (GA) of automatic aggregations has been announced this week, along with several significant improvements.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 The Power BI team is excited to announce general availability for metrics in Power BI (formerly called goals) along with new features to deliver scorecarding scenarios even more effectively within Power BI.
👩💻🚀 The ExecuteQueries REST API is now GA. By using this REST API, you can query datasets in Power BI from practically any modern environment on any platform, as long as you can authenticate with Azure Active Directory (AAD) and construct a Web request.
👩💻🚀 The public CTP 2.0 of SQL Server 2022 is now available at aka.ms/getsqlserver2022! This public preview includes enhancements for Analysis Services tabular.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 There’s a new operation available for the Group By transformation in Power Query Online: percentiles. To see how it works, check out this post.
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