Microsoft Ignite, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Fx, Power Platform

Microsoft Ignite highlights

This week the virtual event Microsoft Ignite was held. During Ignite we can expect announcements, demos and customer stories being told. I watched a few sessions and some of my colleagues wondered if I would write a summary about it so I thought I will do just that. In this blog post I will summarize the highlights for Power Platform and Dynamics 365.

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Canvas apps, Data Integration, Dataflows, Dataverse, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dataverse, Model-Driven Apps, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Platform, Power Platform Dataflows, Power Virtual Agents, PowerApps, Release Waves

2021 Release Wave 1 – First impressions

The Release Wave 1 Release Plans are out! You find them here: Microsoft Power Platform 2021 release wave 1 plan and Dynamics 365 2021 release wave 1 plan. Don’t forget that some new features are made available as early access and there is an early opt-in option. Then features will roll out from April to September. Also remember to keep an eye on the change log chapters in the Release Plans. Features presented might me moved to a later wave or dates might change, new features might be added. As always, new features are either available by default or you will need to turn it on. I have created a new page here with general information about Release Waves if you want to read more about how it all works.

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CDS, Dataverse, Dynamics 365, Dynamics xRM, Microsoft Dataverse, Microsoft Dataverse for Teams, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Platform, Power Virtual Agents, PowerApps

What is Dataverse for Teams, when to use it and when not to?

A few weeks has passed since Microsoft Ignite and me and Amanda last spoke about our two worlds colliding. To refresh your mind; Amanda is working with productivity, collaboration and Microsoft 365 and you can find her blog here. Our previous common article had the title “The best from both worlds – Office Apps & Services and BizApps combined”. Our different worlds are colliding for sure and today we will look at examples of how the boundaries have been blurred.

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Microsoft Teams, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Platform, Power Virtual Agents, Project Oakdale

Highlights from Microsoft Ignite 2020

Last week me and my community friend MVP Amanda Sterner gave some PRE Ignite 2020 tips. The week is now coming to an end and it is time for me to write a POST Ignite article in which I will summarize how I experienced this week. Since I am particularly interested in all things Power Platform, most of the Ignite sessions that caught my attention had some kind of Power Platform part in it. However, no surprises there, just as expected Microsoft Teams was a huge part of Microsoft Ignite, also in the Power Platform related sessions. By now you probably have heard of Microsoft Teams ❤ Power Platform.  

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CDS, Microsoft Teams, Power Apps, Power Platform, Power Virtual Agents, Project Oakdale

The best from both worlds – Office Apps & Services and BizApps combined

One of the things I really like with community is how you come in contact with people who are equally passionate about technology, helping others and learning together as yourself. I have teamed up with Office Apps & Services MVP Amanda Sterner (her blog and Twitter) who specialized in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 and collaboration and we have had a pre Ingite chat. Exciting times sure are ahead of us, with Project Oakdale around the corner and Microsoft Ignite just a few days away. This is the first article we do together and the plan is that more articles are to come!

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Dynamics 365, Model-Driven Apps, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Platform, PowerApps, Release Waves

2020 Release Wave 2 – Learn to surf like a Pro and let’s look at Power Apps highlights!

Today the Release Plans for 2020 Release Wave 2 were released, one for Power Platform and one for Dynamics 365 and the accelerators. It is time to prepare for a new wave, features will be rolled out starting from October 2020 and continue to be rolled out until March 2021. If you have not already learned how to surf like a Pro, I will let you know how to do that. What I mean with a Pro here is that a Pro knows how the waves works and knows how to be prepared when a wave is coming. If you already know everything about the Release Wave process, then you still might find the section about Power Apps highlights interesting to read.

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AppSource, Commercial Marketplace, Dynamics 365, ISV Connect Program, Partner Center, Power Apps, Power Platform, PowerApps

Publishing apps on AppSource – Getting started with the BizApps ISV Connect Program – Part 2

This is article number two in a series of two articles about the Microsoft Business Applications ISV Connect program and the Microsoft AppSource publishing process. The previous article described the terminology and gave an introduction to the new ISV program as well as an overview to what needs to be done if you have had your apps on AppSource before but did not enroll with the new program. This article will cover registering Dynamics 365 & Power Apps offers and highlight the importance of preparations.

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Canvas apps, CDS, Embedded Canvas Apps, Model-Driven Apps, Power Apps, Power Platform, PowerApps

Exploring the ModelDrivenFormIntegration control in embedded Canvas Apps

I have written about the use cases for embedded Canvas Apps before as well as given different examples of how to create an embedded Canvas App. Take a look here for an example of how to implement one of the use cases. In my presentation Deep Space in Power Platform I also have a detailed description about how to create an embedded Canvas App.

There is one part of the app that requires some extra attention though and that is how to make use of the form context, i.e. how to get the information from the record in the Model-Driven App to your embedded Canvas App. In this blog post we will look into the details for just that and I will highlight an issue I ran into when trying to make use of the context.

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#vitecherupp, Power Apps, Power Platform, PowerApps, vitecherupp

Microsoft has got you covered #vitecherupp

I usually write blog posts which are meant to be useful no matter where you live. This blog post however is mostly meant to help out in Sweden and it is released together with 10 video recordings about how to get started with Power Apps. The video recordings are in Swedish as well. The background for this blog post and the videos is an initiative in Sweden called #vitecherupp.

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Data Integration, Dataflows, Power Apps, Power Platform, PowerApps

Combining information from multiple data sources with Power Platform Dataflows

Power Platform Dataflows can be used to load data either into the Common Data Service or into an Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 resource, both for utilizing the data in your Dynamics 365 apps or your custom Power Apps and for analytical scenarios. I have written about Dataflows earlier, even before the feature was called Dataflows. Last year Data Integration in Maker Portal was rebranded into Dataflows as part of the 2019 Release Wave 2. In this blog post we will look at how to combine information from different sources and write to the same entity in the Common Data Service.

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