Power Platform Community Call – April 2023
Latest updates and news on Power Platform including community events and training opportunities.
Two demos delivered: With Great Power (Apps) Comes Great Reusability and Copilot is the coworker you never knew you always needed
Activities: 3 articles, 3 documents, 4 connectors, 1 sample, 4 Power Platform related video conversations recently delivered.
This call was hosted by David Warner II (Microsoft) | @DavidWarnerII and recorded on April 19, 2023. Questions addressed in chat throughout the call.
- News and Documents
- Article – Build an app using natural language using Copilot for Power Apps
- Article – Modern controls coming to canvas apps
- Article – Add comments in model-driven apps with Power Apps
- Documentation – Modern, refreshed look in model-driven apps
- Documentation – Controls and properties in cards
- Documentation – Automatic deletion of inactive Microsoft Dataverse for Teams environments
- Power Platform Samples
- Power Platform - Independent Publisher Connectors
- Shows and Events
- New Episodes - The Low Code Revolution Show with April Dunnam (Microsoft) | @aprildunnam and Daniel Laskewitz (Microsoft) | @laskewitz | aka.ms/LowCodeRevolutionShow
- European Collaboration Summit 2023 - Düsseldorf, Germany, 24-36 May. Save 15% with “PowerPlatformRocks” voucher.
- ACT NOW – save 17% until March 17th on tickets for the European Power Platform Conference – Dublin, 20-23 June
- 365 EduCon - Use promo code “Community” to save 25% off any pass type.
- Upcoming Community Days Events - aka.ms/communitydays
- With Great Power (Apps) Comes Great Reusability – practical tips/benefits of reuse. UI reuse options (gallery control, Canvas components and component libraries, element grouping, container control, duplication of elements, responsive and dynamic layouts in Canvas apps, customized controls) and code reuse options (constants, named formulas, environment variables, Power Apps Component Framework (PCF)). Upcoming features and resources supporting reuse - drag drop to build responsive pages, device preview, user defined functions. aka.ms/Apr19-Demo1
- Copilot is the coworker you never knew you always needed – step through Copilot (for Builders). Define what your app should do, hit return, view results – table of AI suggested fields and data. Now add additional data, fields, dropdown menu options. Next press the Create (Canvas) app (and Dataverse table) button. Great tips on communicating with Copilot (prompt engineering), Learn about the 3 different Copilots/functionalities for Builders, Users and Makers. Action: Register for Copilot preview now. aka.ms/Apr19-Demo2
00:00 – Intro
10:13 – Together mode picture
56:59 – Resources
57:52 – Closing
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- Documentation – Gallery control in Power Apps | https://learn.microsoft.com/power-apps/maker/canvas-apps/controls/control-gallery
- Documentation – Canvas component overview | https://learn.microsoft.com/power-apps/maker/canvas-apps/create-component
- Documentation – Container control in Power Apps | https://learn.microsoft.com/power-apps/maker/canvas-apps/controls/control-container
- Documentation – Create responsive layouts in canvas apps | https://learn.microsoft.com/power-apps/maker/canvas-apps/create-responsive-layout
- Documentation – Building responsive canvas apps | https://learn.microsoft.com/power-apps/maker/canvas-apps/build-responsive-apps
- Article – Create A Power Apps Custom Theme – Colors, Fonts, Icons & Controls | https://www.matthewdevaney.com/create-a-power-apps-custom-theme-colors-fonts-icons-controls/
- Article – Power Fx: Introducing Named Formulas | https://powerapps.microsoft.com/blog/power-fx-introducing-named-formulas/
- Documentation – Environment variables overview | https://learn.microsoft.com/power-apps/maker/data-platform/environmentvariables
- Documentation – Power Apps component framework overview | https://learn.microsoft.com/power-apps/developer/component-framework/overview
- Release Planner – Power Apps – Efficient maker experiences | https://experience.dynamics.com/releaseplans/?app=Power+Apps&planID=82210ccf-529c-ed11-aad0-00224827e5da
- Documentation – Simulate mobile devices with Device Mode | https://developer.chrome.com/docs/devtools/device-mode/
- Release Planner – Power Apps – Modern user experiences | https://experience.dynamics.com/releaseplans/?app=Power+Apps&status=planned
- Blog – Microsoft Power Platform Blog | https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/powerplatform/
- Conference – Microsoft Power Platform empower everyone – Las Vegas, October 2023 | https://powerplatformconf.com/
- Copilot is the coworker you never knew you always needed
- Article - Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot—A whole new way to work | https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/blog/2023/03/16/introducing-microsoft-365-copilot-a-whole-new-way-to-work/
- Documentation - AI Copilot overview (preview) | https://learn.microsoft.com/power-apps/maker/canvas-apps/ai-overview
- Article - Introducing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Copilot, bringing next-generation AI to every line of business | https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2023/03/06/introducing-microsoft-dynamics-365-copilot-bringing-next-generation-ai-to-every-line-of-business/
- A discussion about Microsoft 365 Copilot - Sarah Haase | @sarahhaase, Antonio Maio | @AntonioMaio2 and Mike Maadarani | @mikemaadarani
- YouTube channel – Shane Young | https://www.youtube.com/ShaneYoungCloud
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