How to calculate the height of a flexible height gallery!
May07

How to calculate the height of a flexible height gallery!

Flexible height galleries, although useful, can be painful if you want to calculate the exact height. Learn how to do that! The post How to calculate the height of a flexible height gallery! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to calculate the height of a flexible height gallery! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Flexible height galleries are very...

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Using Power Automate and Graph API to manage External access to Teams
May06

Using Power Automate and Graph API to manage External access to Teams

MCJ and I presented API’s – The most powerful tool, anyone can use! for D365 UG and Swiss Power Saturday recently and I thought it would be good to share the Cloud Flow I created to automate the onboarding of external users to a Microsoft Team. This is usually an admin driven activity – A team owner will have to type in the email address for each guest they want to add, rather than… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Power Automate Custom Connectors – Import Postman v2 Collection
May05

Power Automate Custom Connectors – Import Postman v2 Collection

There are many tools you can utilize to develop Power Automate custom connectors including Postman and Swagger Inspector. I prefer to utilize Postman but recent updates to the product no longer make it possible to export to a v1 collection. This is unfortunate because the Power Automate custom connector site only allows upload of v1 collections. Luckily APIMATIC allows you to convert the… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Fusion Teams, multiple hats and future possibilities
May01

Fusion Teams, multiple hats and future possibilities

What are Fusion Teams? What are the future possibilities for pro developers working with low-code platforms such as Power Platform? What are the future possibilities for a Power Platform consultant as concepts like CoE Starter Kit are introduced and organizations are starting to embrace the citizen developer approach and build more solutions themselves? Lately, people in the community have… Continue Reading...

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Let a book be your guide to the low-code aspects of Power Platform
Apr25

Let a book be your guide to the low-code aspects of Power Platform

As mentioned in my previous blog post, for some time ago an opportunity came up to do a review of a new book written by MVP Julian Sharp. I took this opportunity, reviewed the book and scheduled for the exam. I passed it and all of a sudden I had inspiration for writing about Microsoft Certifications. Both in general, take a look at this blog post, and PL-200 in particular, which I wrote about… Continue Reading...

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Site Map Documenter
Apr20

Site Map Documenter

In my never-ending journey to document everything in the Power Platform, I thought I would take a crack at Site Maps. You know, the list of stuff on the left-hand side of a model-driven app. Again, as a consultant, it needs documenting and Microsoft doesn’t provide a tool to do so. Tanguy Touzard, the wizard behind XrmToolBox has already got an app to edit Site maps, which I piggy backed… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Preparing for PL-200 Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant
Apr16

Preparing for PL-200 Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant

In my previous blog post I shared some experience from taking Microsoft certifications. In that blog post I mentioned that for some time ago an opportunity came up to do a review of a new book written by MVP Julian Sharp. This is the book: Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide: Learn how to customize and configure Microsoft Power Platform and prepare for the PL-200… Continue Reading...

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Microsoft Power Platform Certifications Dos and Don’ts
Apr15

Microsoft Power Platform Certifications Dos and Don’ts

For some time ago an opportunity came up to do a review of a new book written by MVP Julian Sharp. I took that opportunity and lots of good things came with it – one thing being inspiration for writing new blog posts. I will dedicate a whole future blog post to Julian’s book – stay tuned! Until then, I’ll tell you a bit about my experience from taking Microsoft certification exams. I have… Continue...

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Custom Virtual Tables: Perform CRUD operations to another system
Apr05

Custom Virtual Tables: Perform CRUD operations to another system

When it comes to interfacing with another system, the possibilities are numerous and depend on many characteristics of the system, but also on performance, integration model, data, security, functional objectives, etc.We won’t go into detail about all this, but we will focus on a brand-new feature, in fact we prefer to talk about an improvement of a feature that has existed for a while:… Continue Reading Allan De...

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How to create custom errors in Power Apps!
Mar19

How to create custom errors in Power Apps!

A detailed explanation of how you can add additional error handling to your Power Apps resulting in better user experience! The post How to create custom errors in Power Apps! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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Horizontally Scroll A Large Power Apps Gallery
Mar11

Horizontally Scroll A Large Power Apps Gallery

So you have a lot of data to display but the screen in Power Apps isn’t large enough. My friend Ronald Sease recently showed me how to create a gallery in Power Apps that you can scroll horizontally. It’s a simple but powerful solution utilizing a horizontal container and a vertical gallery. Demo Instructions First add a Horizontal container to your screen. Set the LayoutOverflowX property… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Mockaroo Data Munger – Data Sets
Mar08

Mockaroo Data Munger – Data Sets

Working with demo or test data, you normally need a set of data rather than one table. For instance, for a Customer Insights demo, I would want hundreds of accounts, thousands of contacts associated with those accounts and tens of thousands of cases associated with the contacts. This will have to be realistic, randomised data that shows the last 3-6 months rather than a stale set of data. The… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Microsoft Ignite highlights
Mar06

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. Satya Nadella opened up together… Continue Reading carinamclaesson’s...

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Zero state – How to improve UX with images!
Feb28

Zero state – How to improve UX with images!

A quick tip about how to add zero state illustrations to your Power Apps to enhance user experience & increase user adoption! The post Zero state – How to improve UX with images! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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Y – Yes/No data card in Power Apps for better UX!
Feb26

Y – Yes/No data card in Power Apps for better UX!

A guide to replace the default data card control i.e. combo box with a toggle control for Yes/No fields in Dataverse & Dataverse for Teams! The post Y – Yes/No data card in Power Apps for better UX! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Y – Yes/No data card in Power Apps for better UX! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict A form has multiple data...

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Coming together for Jonas Rapp!
Feb26

Coming together for Jonas Rapp!

In the latest episode of XrmToolCast, me and my fellow MVPs Gustaf Westerlund and Benedikt Bergmann come together as Daryl’s guest, in order to do something for MVP Jonas Rapp, who is currently hospitalized. We talk about what has happened and we encourage the listeners to show their support (and appreciation) to Jonas by making a donation to his FetchXML Builder PayPal account. Jonas has… Continue Reading...

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X – Creating X records in a collection using Sequence
Feb25

X – Creating X records in a collection using Sequence

A quick tip about Sequence function to easily add multiple records to a gallery or to simply loop through n number of times in Power Apps! The post X – Creating X records in a collection using Sequence appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog X – Creating X records in a collection using Sequence | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Sequence is a very...

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Wrap Count – How to change the layout of Power Apps galleries
Feb24

Wrap Count – How to change the layout of Power Apps galleries

A quick illustration of how to add columns to vertical and rows to horizontal galleries by modifying their wrap count! The post Wrap Count – How to change the layout of Power Apps galleries appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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Variables – What happens when global & context var have the same name?
Feb23

Variables – What happens when global & context var have the same name?

A quick tip about the two types of variables in Power Apps – global and context – and why you shouldn’t name them the same! The post Variables – What happens when global & context var have the same name? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Variables – What happens when global & context var have the same name? | Hardit...

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User – How to fetch current user’s details in Power Apps
Feb22

User – How to fetch current user’s details in Power Apps

A quick tip about fetching some basic details of the current logged in user to add a personal touch to your Power Apps! The post User – How to fetch current user’s details in Power Apps appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog User – How to fetch current user’s details in Power Apps | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict A quick tip about...

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Tables – How to create tables in Power Apps
Feb21

Tables – How to create tables in Power Apps

A quick tip about creating ad hoc tables in Power Apps, with and without the Table function, for creating navigation or filter menus! The post Tables – How to create tables in Power Apps appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Tables – How to create tables in Power Apps | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict A quick tip about creating ad hoc tables in Power...

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SaveData – How to persist your Power Apps sessions!
Feb21

SaveData – How to persist your Power Apps sessions!

Do your apps restart after switching tabs in Teams losing all unsaved changes? Learn how to make your app sessions persistent using SaveData! The post SaveData – How to persist your Power Apps sessions! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog SaveData – How to persist your Power Apps sessions! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Do your apps restart...

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Descriptions help!
Feb20

Descriptions help!

Did you know, that if you add a description to a field when defining entity field table column (A), that would appear as a hint in Power Automate flow designer (B)? A good example when documentation pays off. A. Description in the tables’ column definition B. Power Automate hint Enjoy building! Continue Reading gr.and’s Article on their blog Descriptions help! Did you know, that if you add a description to a field when...

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Reset – How to reset a Power Apps gallery?
Feb19

Reset – How to reset a Power Apps gallery?

A quick tip to illustrate how to reset a gallery and not have any record selected when the Reset function is called! The post Reset – How to reset a Power Apps gallery? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Reset – How to reset a Power Apps gallery? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Reset is a function I use pretty often. It resets a control to its...

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Quotes – Should you use single or double in Power Apps?
Feb18

Quotes – Should you use single or double in Power Apps?

A quick tip explaining the difference between single quotes and double quotes, when to use which in Power Apps! The post Quotes – Should you use single or double in Power Apps? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Quotes – Should you use single or double in Power Apps? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict There are certain concepts that are very...

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Phone camera – How to switch cameras on Power Apps mobile!
Feb17

Phone camera – How to switch cameras on Power Apps mobile!

A quick top explaining how to allow users to pick the camera they want to use on mobile devices that have more than 1 cameras! The post Phone camera – How to switch cameras on Power Apps mobile! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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OnStart – How to optimize app loading experience!
Feb16

OnStart – How to optimize app loading experience!

A quick tip to ensure all data gets loaded in the OnStart before users are navigated away from the loading screen! The post OnStart – How to optimize app loading experience! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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New screens – How to speed up Power Apps dev using templates!
Feb15

New screens – How to speed up Power Apps dev using templates!

A quick tip about speeding up your app creation process – by using different screen templates for phone & tablet layout! The post New screens – How to speed up Power Apps dev using templates! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog New screens – How to speed up Power Apps dev using templates! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict The basic...

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Media controls in Power Apps – How to improve user experience!
Feb14

Media controls in Power Apps – How to improve user experience!

A quick tip about how to improve user experience when using media controls in your apps – show controls & don’t auto start! The post Media controls in Power Apps – How to improve user experience! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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LastSubmit – How to fetch the last submitted record in Power Apps
Feb13

LastSubmit – How to fetch the last submitted record in Power Apps

A quick overview describing how to fetch the last successfully submitted record using the LastSubmit property of an Edit form in Power Apps! The post LastSubmit – How to fetch the last submitted record in Power Apps appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog LastSubmit – How to fetch the last submitted record in Power Apps | Hardit Bhatia: The Power...

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Keyboard – How to control the keyboard type on mobile
Feb13

Keyboard – How to control the keyboard type on mobile

A guide to add visibility into a property of text input control that allows different keyboards to show up for text input fields! The post Keyboard – How to control the keyboard type on mobile appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Keyboard – How to control the keyboard type on mobile | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict One of the biggest complaints I...

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PL-200 – Power Platform Functional Consultant
Feb12

PL-200 – Power Platform Functional Consultant

I have finally got round to taking this exam, I have only just (well it feels like) passed MB-200 and so when this exam was announced, I was a bit “meh” about it. Thankfully, the amazing Julian Sharp asked for people to review his new book Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide and I jumped at the opportunity. As ever, I used Mind Maps to assist me in… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Jump start – How to speed up Power Apps dev with components!
Feb11

Jump start – How to speed up Power Apps dev with components!

A quick overview of how to jump start your Power Apps development cycle – by using easy reusable components! The post Jump start – How to speed up Power Apps dev with components! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Jump start – How to speed up Power Apps dev with components! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Power Apps, as we all know, is a...

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5 tips for Power Apps citizen developers
Feb11

5 tips for Power Apps citizen developers

In this article our pro developers share some tips with budding citizen developers looking to start their journey with Power Apps. Power Apps is Microsoft’s low code application development platform. It comes with 100’s of connectors and templates available out of the box, a simple drag and drop editor and a marketplace full of applications. It’s the perfect tool for anyone looking to  improve how things work in their part...

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Icons – How to increase performance!
Feb10

Icons – How to increase performance!

A quick tip to reduce the number of the controls in your app by reusing them to help make your apps more performant! The post Icons – How to increase performance! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Icons – How to increase performance! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict One of the goals of any maker is to improve the performance of their apps. You...

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Hyperlinks – How to launch web pages & apps in Power Apps!
Feb09

Hyperlinks – How to launch web pages & apps in Power Apps!

A quick walkthrough of the Launch function in Power Apps – a function used to launch a webpage or another app from within an app! The post Hyperlinks – How to launch web pages & apps in Power Apps! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Hyperlinks – How to launch web pages & apps in Power Apps! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict The Launch...

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Galleries vs Data Tables – How to pick between the two in Power Apps?
Feb08

Galleries vs Data Tables – How to pick between the two in Power Apps?

A detailed comparison of galleries & data tables – the two controls that can be used to display a list of records in Power Apps The post Galleries vs Data Tables – How to pick between the two in Power Apps? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Galleries vs Data Tables – How to pick between the two in Power Apps? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power...

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Formulas – How to learn the 170+ Power Apps formulas?
Feb07

Formulas – How to learn the 170+ Power Apps formulas?

Want to learn all Power Apps formulas? Here is a complete reference of all formulas with over 150 illustrations and interactive examples! The post Formulas – How to learn the 170+ Power Apps formulas? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Formulas – How to learn the 170+ Power Apps formulas? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict When I started with Power...

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Edit vs Display – Which is the better form?
Feb06

Edit vs Display – Which is the better form?

A quick comparison of the different types of forms in Power Apps – Edit form and display form – to learn which one should you use and why! The post Edit vs Display – Which is the better form? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Edit vs Display – Which is the better form? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Forms are one of the most...

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Install/Configure Power Apps Mobile for U.S. Government and DoD User
Feb06

Install/Configure Power Apps Mobile for U.S. Government and DoD User

For those working in the U.S. Government or DoD/Military space needing the Power Apps mobile application on your phone, an additional step of selecting a region must be taken before you attempt to sign-in. Microsoft has three separate regions listed below where U.S. Government information is stored, for additional information click here. < ul>US Government GCCUS Government CGG HighUS Government… Continue Reading Rick A....

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Logic Apps to Visio – XrmToolBox Tool
Feb06

Logic Apps to Visio – XrmToolBox Tool

So, we all know Power Automate Cloud Flows are basically Logic Apps right? Which means I should be able to document them and convert to Visios in the same way as my Flow To Visio Tool right? Actually, it is true! After numerous requests, I finally got round to doing it. TLDR; I have included the ability to document Logic Apps in the Flow to Visio tool. < h3>Document Logic Apps… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s Article on...

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Delegation in Power Apps – How to identify and test!
Feb05

Delegation in Power Apps – How to identify and test!

A quick overview of delegation – what it is, how to test and easily identify delegation issues in Power Apps! The post Delegation in Power Apps – How to identify and test! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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“When a record is selected” trigger error in Power Automate
Feb05

“When a record is selected” trigger error in Power Automate

“When a record is selected” trigger is a wonderful things that allows you to run flows on one or several records as selected by a user. In addition to that, these flows also run in that user’s context – so all connections would be established under that user. However, in some scenarios, when I tried to run the flow on some records I got this not particularly helpful error. As you may… Continue Reading...

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Combo box or Dropdown? Who is the winner?
Feb04

Combo box or Dropdown? Who is the winner?

A quick comparison of two Power Apps controls that are used to present options to users – combo box and dropdown. Which one should you use? The post Combo box or Dropdown? Who is the winner? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Combo box or Dropdown? Who is the winner? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Two very commonly used Power Apps control to present...

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Background images for Power Apps screens – the right way!
Feb03

Background images for Power Apps screens – the right way!

Do you use images in your Power Apps? Here is a quick tip describing the best way to add background images to Power Apps screens! The post Background images for Power Apps screens – the right way! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Background images for Power Apps screens – the right way! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Power Apps are just apps...

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Add Picture vs Camera Control – Who is the winner?
Feb02

Add Picture vs Camera Control – Who is the winner?

A comparison between the Add Picture control and the Camera control in Power Apps to figure out the best control for taking pictures! The post Add Picture vs Camera Control – Who is the winner? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Add Picture vs Camera Control – Who is the winner? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Taking pictures through Power Apps...

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A-Z: 26 tips! Learn how to improve your Power Apps!
Feb01

A-Z: 26 tips! Learn how to improve your Power Apps!

26 Power Apps tips that will help make app makers create better apps – easy and simple to follow! One tip for each alphabet! The post A-Z: 26 tips! Learn how to improve your Power Apps! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog A-Z: 26 tips! Learn how to improve your Power Apps! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Lunch and learns are fun! And we had a series of...

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Introducing Power Wiki!
Feb01

Introducing Power Wiki!

Today Power Wiki was launched. What is Power Wiki? Power Wiki combines sources for Power Platform related content from Microsoft and from the Community. Search for a topic, get a quick overview and find out where you can go to get more inspiration and find the answers you need. Use the categories in order to find content relevant for you. Point your Power Platform newbie friends to the… Continue Reading carinamclaesson’s...

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Office365Users Connector – Get rid of this warning!
Jan29

Office365Users Connector – Get rid of this warning!

A quick fix for an issue that you encounter when using functions like UserPhotoV2 of the Office365Users connector in Power Apps The post Office365Users Connector – Get rid of this warning! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Office365Users Connector – Get rid of this warning! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict The Office365Users connector provides a...

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2021 Release Wave 1 – First impressions
Jan27

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…. Continue Reading...

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