Power Platform Weekly - Issue #93
Welcome to Power Platform Weekly!
We're back! Even though we took a summer break, the community did not. Lucky for us, because without all of you, there would not be much to tell in here. We would of course have the Out of the Blue news, which also kept coming during our break.
You might have noticed that the 2022 Release Wave 2 Plans came out (don't miss our wave 2 dedicated section) as well as lots of preview announcements. One of them being the concept of Managed Environments (even with its own icon). Find out more in this Power CAT Live video and in the announcement.
Here is a reading list with Out of the Blue news.
From now on the Out of the Blue news section might not be entirely out of the blue. Daniel Laskewitz has joined team Blue! We're happy to tell you that he will continue as a co-curator as usual.
In case you did not notice, there is a Power Platform App Challenge to participate in, build a Travel Request App. More info can be found here.
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
10 Power Apps Code Examples To Improve Your Coding Style
🦸🏻♀️ You, my fellow human, are about to become better at making Power Apps apps. Read Matthew Devaney's 10 Power Apps code examples to improve your coding style.
PowerHack🔮 #5 - how to quickly add 80+ charts to your apps and custom pages
🦸🏻♀️ During the PPWeekly summer break, no less than 4 PowerHacks were created by Kristine Kolodziejski. She also released a set of neumorphic UI design kits for your canvas apps, talked about it in XrmToolCast and introduced a new YT channel during this time!
Microsoft Bookings Connector in Power Automate – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
🦸🏻♀️ The Microsoft Bookings Connector in Power Automate is now available. It's currently in preview but check it out! Megan V. Walker shows us you can do so much with it.
Let’s try Dataverse Dependent Assemblies for Plug-ins
👩💻 Temmy Wahyo Raharjo shows us a new official way to use third-party libraries when creating plugins. Dataverse Dependent Assemblies for Plug-ins, now in preview!
Power Apps Grid Control – First Glimpse to the Cell Renderer and Editors
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 Diana Birkelbach tries out the customization possibilities of the Power Apps Grid Control.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻🚀 Forget static plans, use the Release Planner for Power Platform roadmap info by Jukka Niiranen
🦸🏻♀️ A few requests for Environment Variables by Jonas Rapp
👩💻 Learning KQL by Natraj Yegnaraman
🦸🏻♀️ Power Fx Formula Columns in Dataverse by Joe Gill
🚀 Managed Environments (preview) – Power Platform Admin Center by Nishant Rana
🦸🏻♀️ Deep linking in Canvas Apps by Lewis Baybutt
🦸🏻♀️ How to build a Power Apps Likert component by Louise Freese
🦸🏻♀️ Boolean logic in Power Apps by Pieter Veenstra
🦸🏻♀️ Trigger Power Automate flow when marketing list updated in Dynamics 365 by Amey Holden
🦸🏻♀️ Subcontracting in Project Operations Lite, Part III by Antti Pajunen
🦸🏻♀️ Record ownership across Business Units by Dian Taylor
🦸🏻♀️ Custom Page Open Page with Ribbon Button by Tomas Sandsør
🚀 What is it that I can edit but can’t see as a system administrator? & 🚀 Using Power Automate to get the list of users an app has been shared with? by Alex Shlega
👩💻 Power Apps ESLint plugin replaces Solution Checker for TypeScript code by Scott Durow
👩💻 Empowering Power Platform developers with .Net Interactive notebooks by Raphael POTHIN
👩💻 PCF Controls - Tree-Shaking For Better Bundle Size - It Must Be Code! by David Rivard
🌊 2022 Release Wave 2
📺 Power Platform 2022 Wave 2 Highlights by David Yack
📺 Wave 2 D365 Marketing by Amey Holden, Megan V. Walker
📺 D365 Wave 2 Top 10 Features by Lisa Crosbie
📺 Power Platform Wave 2 Top 10 Features by Lisa Crosbie
My Top Features From Wave 2/2022 by Diana Birkelbach
Top 8 picks Power Platform Release Wave 2 by Ben den Blanken
Dynamics 365 2022 Release Notes Wave 2 are here by Dian Taylor
Wave 2 2022 - Omnichannel by EY Kalman
This is NOT another Release notes post by Ana Inés Urrutia
Picks from the Wave 2 2022 release wave by Rishona Elijah
10 highlights of 2022 Release Wave 2 by Carina M. Claesson
🧭 Emil Hovgaard and Sheelan Bhana of EY Nordic Tech Hub share the story behind EY's PowerPost application and how it has made the General Ledger posting process easier and faster for the EY organization.
🦸🏻♀️ The team dives into the details of each application, discussing the pros and cons of each and what are the best scenarios for each one of them.
🤵🏻 Richard talks to Stephen Rose about the recent addition of Loop to Teams. Loop uses the Fluid Framework to provide collaborative spaces to create to-dos and other lists with multiple people working simultaneously, marking up and responding to information.
📅 Events & Webinars
📅 September 14th-16th - This September, the second DynamicsCon LIVE will be in San Antonio, Texas! It will be a two-day, multi-track event focused on Dynamics 365, Dynamics GP, and Power Platform.
📅 September 20th-22th - The first annual Microsoft Power Platform Conference. This event is jam-packed with Microsoft’s senior thought leaders, software engineers, and community experts - all focused on uniting humanity and technology.
📅 September 24th - Nordic Summit will be taking place as an in-person event on the 24th of September 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden.
📅 October 14h-15th - A completely free-of-charge two-day event for professional people working with Microsoft technology. It focuses on all three pillars of the Microsoft platform: Business Applications, Modern Workplace, and Azure.
💙 Out of the Blue
👩💻 The most significant change this month is that the Build Tools are now based on Power Platform CLI.
There are some new commands as well to assign users, automatically generate a Power App from an API definition, and sync an existing solution from an environment.
🦸🏻♀️👩💻 The Power Apps grid control represents the next evolution in grid experiences for model-driven apps, as this new modern grid control includes not only the accessibility and design enhancements from the modern read-only grid control but also boasts additional capabilities like inline editing, infinite scrolling, and customized cell renderers/editors.
🦸🏻♀️🚀 It's now possible to enable a preview where every new canvas app will be part of a solution. The canvas apps will get saved to the default solution, but make sure to add them to your solutions when needed.
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️🚀 Four new preview languages (Czech, Finnish, Greek, and Thai) are added in Power Virtual Agents. This brings the number of languages that Power Virtual Agents supports to 23!
🤵🏻🦸🏻♀️🚀 A new version of the Power Automate Android app is now available in public preview! Based on your feedback, the app has been redesigned to deliver a new UI that is more consistent with the look and feel of the Power Automate web portal while also improving some existing experiences. Some features are not available anymore, so it might be good to prepare for that.
🚀 Customer Lockbox enables administrators to control access to their organization's data from Microsoft personnel during troubleshooting. Administrators can turn on the Customer Lockbox feature for their tenants from the Power Platform admin center, view Microsoft personnel’s data access requests, and approve or deny them as the final gatekeeper.
🦸🏻♀️🚀 Using basic authentication, you can now connect to all your PostgreSQL workloads in the cloud. Just select PostgreSQL in the connection type dropdown menu when creating a new connection to your virtual network data gateway from the manage gateways page on the PBI service.
🦸🏻♀️🚀 Datamarts in Power BI is a fully managed SQL database that allows users to perform relational database analytics using no-code/low-code easily. As you all know, the Public Preview of Datamarts was announced during Build in May 2022. Since then, the team has been working on improving Datamarts with more capabilities based on feedback. Read on for all the improvements!
Recap of the earlier Out of the Blue updates
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