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Power Platform Community Call – May 2022

Call summary

Latest updates and news on Power Platform including 2 articles and 3 training opportunities announced. Three demos delivered – Automatically generate technical documentation of your Power Apps and Power Automate Flows, Streamline Annual Document Reviews with Power Apps, and Power Platform + Microsoft Teams: Create a “back-channel"​ internal chat for any meeting. Don’t forget to schedule a chat with David Warner during Power Apps Community Program Manager Office Hours. This call was hosted by David Warner II (Microsoft) | @DavidWarnerII and Todd Baginski (Canviz). The call was recorded on May 18, 2022. Questions addressed in chat throughout the call.

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Demo summaries

  • Automatically generate technical documentation of your Power Apps and Power Automate Flows - meet your new documentation assistant - PowerDocu! PowerDocu contains two console applications called FlowDocumenter and AppDocumenter, and the UI that guides you through documentation generation. FlowDocumenter generates technical documentation based on a provided exported Flow package or exported Solution package, and AppDocumenter does the same for an exported Power Apps canvas app. Navigate the robust report generated in seconds by this open-source tool.
  • Streamline Annual Document Reviews with Power Apps - step through transitioning a manual practice to Power Apps. Create a Policy Revision Request Form that communicates with various libraries (policy, policy revisions and review) and lists (requests, Power App updates) in SharePoint back-end. Then build form, tips called out include – clear process mapping, use components (buttons, attachments…), data filtering (depts, categories, approvers lists), data validation, explanations on form, auto populate fields, color buttons…
  • Power Platform + Microsoft Teams: Create a “back-channel"​ internal chat for any meeting - surfaced in Teams, QuickChat Power App pulls in your calendar information, displays a list of meetings, selection initiates an internal chat. A Power Automate workflow, grabs meeting attendees (members of your domain), creates a Team Group chat and creates first chat message that’s sent by the Power Automate bot informing individuals that the chat has been created. 2 hours to build solution shown.

Agenda items

  • Latest updates and news on Power Platform
  • Demo - Automatically generate technical documentation of your Power Apps and Power Automate Flows - Rene Modery (WPP) | @modery – 11:08
  • Demo - Streamline Annual Document Reviews with Power Apps - Heidi Jordan (High Plains Technology) | @heidi_jordan14 – 28:45
  • Demo - Power Platform + Microsoft Teams: Create a “back-channel"​ internal chat for any meeting - Amber Weise (Microsoft) | linkedin.com/in/amberweise/ – 43:00

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What time is it? It’s optional picture time! Great to see so many smiling faces. The mood is contagious. Thank you for joining the call today.

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Request to present a demo during this call - aka.ms/PPCCDemoRequest

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