Power Apps Community Call -- June 2021


Call summary

Topics covered in this month’s community call include 3 demos - COE in Dataverse for Teams in the Power Platform, Planner Gantt chart in Power Apps, and Create a digital escape room with Power Apps.  Also, Recent Power Apps News and Community Contributions and Latest on PnP Power Platform Samples Contributions.  

Demo Extravaganza 2021.  Entries accepted now, Finalist voting starts – June 1st, Finalist voting ends – June 30th, Finals / Winner(s) to be Announced – July 21, 2021 at 08:00 PT.   This session included Q&A in chat.  The call was hosted by Todd Baginski (Canviz).  Demo presenters are Krishna Vandanapu, Terho Antila and May Alhajri.  This call was recorded on June 16, 2021.  Thank for attending the call or viewing it on demand. 


  • COE in Dataverse for Teams in the Power Platform - tips on configuring and using the Center of Excellence (CoE) Management/Governance tool that runs on top of Dataverse for Teams and is used for maintaining and supporting the Power Platform.   Hear about and see the 5 major components in CoE Dataverse for Teams followed by the presenter’s favorite apps & flows and the advantages and limitations of the tool. 

  • Planner Gantt chart in Power Apps - a Power Apps canvas app that builds a Gantt chart out of the tasks stored in Microsoft Planner.   Use in Microsoft 365 environment with Planner connectors and no premium licensing required.   Hear about lessons learned in development and capabilities yet to implement.  UI display’s all Planner Plans available to it, multiple plans may be viewed on Gantt chart at one time. 

  • Create a digital escape room with Power Apps – the user experience:  Participants need to solve problems cast about the digital room to get out of the room – open the door.   Presenter defines process for app design - create story, clues, images (build the room), locks, and then build app.  Experience the app then go behind scenes to step through components used (button, label, pop up message, collections) for the app.   

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