• Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 Unified Interface Updates – In-App Notifications

    In preparation for our upcoming NYC BizApps event on October 27, 2021, and the Power Platform 2021 Wave 2 release (weekend of October 23/24), I am writing a series of blog posts related to some of the most sought after updates. In this post we will review the new Notifications table and In-App Notifications.

    Although the In-App Notifications are documented as part of the Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 1, and was make available for Public preview in July, it is not yet available as part of GA, so I will be reviewing this new feature here.

  • Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 Unified Interface Updates – Grid Enhancements

    In preparation for our upcoming NYC BizApps event on October 27, 2021, and the Power Platform 2021 Wave 2 release (weekend of October 23/24), I am writing a series of blog posts related to some of the most sought after updates. In this post we will review the new Power Apps Read Only grid and the column options in the grid view page.

    Some of the main changes that were made to the read-only grid, both within the View page and subgrid were made in order to be in compliance with the Microsoft Accessibility Standard. Due to this some great new features have been added, but also might have caused some features to stop working as expected. We will review these below.

  • Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 Unified Interface Updates – Advanced Lookup

    In preparation for our upcoming NYC BizApps event on October 27, 2021, and the Power Platform 2021 Wave 2 release (weekend of October 23/24), I am writing a series of blog posts related to some of the most sought after updates. In this post we will review the new advanced lookup capabilities in the Unified Interface.

    Currently when adding values to a lookup control, there are certain capabilities that allow us to find the records that we are looking for. These capabilities include searching for a record by text and changing the view. We also have the ability to create a new record which will open up the quick create form if available.

  • Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 Unified Interface Updates – Edit multiple rows

    In preparation for our upcoming NYC BizApps event on October 27, 2021, and the Power Platform 2021 Wave 2 release (weekend of October 23/24), I am writing a series of blog posts related to some of the most sought after updates. In this post we will review the new editing capabilities in the Unified Interface when editing multiple records.

    Editing multiple records at the same time has been a feature used in Microsoft Dynamics/Power Apps for as long as I can remember.

  • Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 Maker Portal Updates – Modern Commanding

    In preparation for our upcoming NYC BizApps event on October 27, 2021, and the Power Platform 2021 Wave 2 release (weekend of October 23/24), I am writing a series of blog posts related to some of the most sought after updates. In this post we will review the new modern commanding using Power FX.

    Command bars are at the core of every model-driven app and appear in many different locations. They are arranged in relation to other commands and are associated with a command bar location. The group of commands associated with a specific location make up a command bar.

  • Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 Maker Portal Updates – Converged Apps

    In preparation for our upcoming NYC BizApps event on October 27, 2021, and the Power Platform 2021 Wave 2 release (weekend of October 23/24), I am writing a series of blog posts related to some of the most sought after updates. In this post we will review the new converged apps.

    Converged apps allows us to converge a Model-Driven App and a Canvas App into a single app. This does not change the ability to create standalone Canvas Apps, but only the ability to have them available in a single app. The link below details the changes that were announced at the end of July

  • Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 Maker Portal Updates – App and SiteMap Designer

    In preparation for our upcoming NYC BizApps event on October 27, 2021, and the Power Platform 2021 Wave 2 release (weekend of October 23/24), I am writing a series of blog posts related to some of the most sought after updates. In this post we will review the new app designer and sitemap designer.

    There are several updates with the new designers and not all will be reviewed in these post, but I will try and highlight most of them.

  • Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 Maker Portal Updates – Solution Explorer

    In preparation for our upcoming NYC BizApps event on October 27, 2021, and the Power Platform 2021 Wave 2 release (weekend of October 23/24), I am writing a series of blog posts related to some of the most sought after updates. This first update is the redesigned solution explorer.

    There are quite a bit of update with the new solution explorer, so I will not review all of them, but just some highlights about them.

  • Removing your Command Bar Unmanaged Active Layer in Model Driven Apps

    In the last few months I have been working on upgrading the customer´s unmanaged environments to managed. The customer had been working with unmanaged environments for about 5 years, and after joining, this has been one of the first things that I determined would be needed for this customer.

    The challenge was not so easy. We are still not fully managed in all the environments, but as a stepping stone, all environments with the exception of production are already managed and as we are working on a large migration, the final deployment is only a few months away.

  • Admin Center Changes for Users, Teams and Roles

    A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about changes on the creation of Application Users and the ability to manage this via the Power Platform Admin Center. Not much time has passed, and a few additions have been added to the Admin Center, which allows to manage Users, Teams and Security Roles. We are still missing some functionality to reach parity with the classic interface, but we are on our way.