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PowerAutoGuy1
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Dynamic file viewer (SP Webpart) within a flow

Hey folks,

hey @Expiscornovus :D,

 

Here is an overview of my task:

 

I need to copy a bundle of sites for a new workspace at the same site and put those to the Navigator within a Flow.

I managed that already.

Now I need to change the embedded files inside the new pages in the SP file viewer webparts.

In order to do that, I created a flow that gives me an Excel sheet with the ETAGs and the path of the new documents.

Due to further research, I recognized, CanvasContent1 is different in each site and I'm not powerful enough to recognize the difference.

So I've created a flow to face this problem (I guess):

 

PowerAutoGuy1_1-1672324637129.png

 

I've tried my best to translate everything.

 

So if the body of the CanvasContent1 contains the word file viewer, the content has to be adjusted.

 

Is it possible to just edit a part of the CanvasContent1 or do I have to write everything inside this item?

 

 

I hope I have presented my problem clearly and you can see how much of a not professional I am.

Thanks for your eventual help!

 

Your biggest fan @Expiscornovus !

PowerAutoGuy1

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Expiscornovus
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Hi @PowerAutoGuy1,

 

Ok, ready for some write-up.

 

Warning, this is probably a good case for a TL;DR response 😂

 

The whole flow setup in one screenshot.

 

dynamicviewer_setup.png

 

1. List rows present in a table action

 

2. Send an HTTP request to SharePoint action

a. Use the below in the URI

 

_api/sitepages/pages?$orderby=ID desc&$select=Id,CanvasContent1

 

b. No Metadata Headers

 

{
  "Accept": "application/json;odata=nometadata",
  "Content-Type": "application/json;odata=nometadata"
}

 

 

3. Initialize Variable action

a. Integer variable with Counter as Name and 1 as Value

 

4. Initialize Variable action

a. Array variable with CanvasContent1 as Name and an empty Value

 

5. Apply to Each action

a. Uses the below expression in the Select an output from previous steps field

 

outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_Get_Page')?['body']['value']

 

 

6. Filter array action

a. From field uses

 

json(item()?['CanvasContent1'])

 

b. Criteria field uses (advanced mode)

 

@equals(item()?['webPartId'], 'b7dd04e1-19ce-4b24-9132-b60a1c2b910d')

 

 

7. Condition action

a. Criteria used:

 

length(body('Filter_array'))

 

is greater than 0

 

8. Apply to Each action

a. Uses the below expression in the Select an output from previous steps field

 

 

body('Filter_array')

 

 

 

9. Get a row action (within apply to each of step 😎

a. Key Column identifier, Key Value Counter variable

 

10. Append to array variable action (within apply to each of step 😎

a. Appends the below to the CanvasContent1 variable

 

replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(string(item()), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'file":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row_-_FileViewer')?['body/file']), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'listId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row_-_FileViewer')?['body/listId']), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'webId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row_-_FileViewer')?['body/webId']), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'uniqueId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row_-_FileViewer')?['body/uniqueId']), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'siteId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row_-_FileViewer')?['body/siteId']), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'serverRelativeUrl":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row_-_FileViewer')?['body/serverRelativeUrl']), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'wopiurl":')[1], '"}')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row_-_FileViewer')?['body/wopiurl'])

 

 

11. Increment variable action (within apply to each of step 😎

a. Increments the Counter Variable with Value 1

 

12. Filter Array action

a. From field uses

 

 

json(item()?['CanvasContent1'])

 

 

b. Criteria field uses (advanced mode)

 

 

@not(equals(item()?['webPartId'], 'b7dd04e1-19ce-4b24-9132-b60a1c2b910d'))

 

 

 

13. Compose action

a. Uses the below expression

 

union(body('Filter_array_-_Other_web_parts'), variables('CanvasContent1'))

 

 

14. Set Variable action

a. Uses the outputs of the Compose action as a value for the CanvasContent1 variable

 

15. Send an HTTP request to SharePoint action

a. Use the below in the URI

 

 

_api/sitepages/pages(@{items('Apply_to_each_-_Page')?['Id']})/checkoutpage

 

 

b. Verbose Headers

 

 

{
  "content-type": "application/json;odata=verbose",
  "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose"
}

 

 

 

16. Send an HTTP request to SharePoint action

a. Use the below in the URI

 

 

_api/sitepages/pages(@{items('Apply_to_each_-_Page')?['Id']})/SavePageAsDraft

 

 

 

b. MERGE Headers

 

 

{
  "Accept": "application/json;odata=nometadata",
  "Content-Type": "application/json;odata=nometadata",
  "X-HTTP-METHOD": "MERGE",
  "If-Match": "*"
}

 

 

 

c. Body

 

{
"CanvasContent1": "[@{replace(join(variables('CanvasContent1'), ','), '"', '\"')}]"
}

 

 

17. Send an HTTP request to SharePoint action

a. Use the below in the URI

 

 

_api/sitepages/pages(@{items('Apply_to_each_-_Page')?['Id']})/publish

 

 

 

b. Verbose Headers

 

 

{
  "content-type": "application/json;odata=verbose",
  "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose"
}

 

 

 

18. Set Variable action

a. Set CanvasContent1 variable to value []

 

19. Set Variable action

a. Set Counter variable to value 1

 

 



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Expiscornovus
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Hi @PowerAutoGuy1,

 

I believe it is a good start to check if the page contains a File viewer web part. Your approach looks valid.

 

However, I would prefer to check it based on the webpart id. I believe you can check the CanvasContent for the webPartId b7dd04e1-19ce-4b24-9132-b60a1c2b910d. That should be the File Viewer web part id.

 

After that I would retrieve the page and use a bunch of replace functions to replace the old with the new values for fields like (file, listId, siteId, uniqueId & webId of the file used in the File viewer web part).

 

Btw, I am now using the old school REST API in this example. But this should also be possible with the new List webparts method of the Graph API.

 

 

@equals(item()?['webPartId'], 'b7dd04e1-19ce-4b24-9132-b60a1c2b910d')

 

 

checkwebpart_fileviewer.png



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PowerAutoGuy1
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Hey @Expiscornovus,

 

Thanks for the quick reply. I hope you also had a happy new year.

Now it is time to get back to business.

 

How do you mean "retrieve the page and use a bunch of replace functions"?

Is there a HTTP-Request that is used for that given purpose?

I'm currently trying to get all the information the file viewer needs.

Is it true that file & listId are informations from the linked documents and siteId, uniqueId & webId are informations recived from the Sharepoint sites?

 

Thank you again for your time!

 

Your biggest fan,

PowerAutoGuy1

Expiscornovus
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Hi @PowerAutoGuy1,

 

Replace is a function in the expression language. You can add those via the expression editor.

 

Below is an example

In this example I am retrieving the document properties (like uniqueid, listid, webid, siteid) from a table in a source Excel spreadsheet with a Get a row action.

 

fileviewersource.png

 

With a GET request I am retrieving the same properties of the current document used in the file viewer web part of the page. When I know those properties I can execute a "find and replace" kind of expression.

 

The output is used in a POST/MERGE request in a Send an HTTP request action.

 

The expression I used for the find replace is below.

 

I used a couple of split(s) and slice(s) functions to find the current values from the GET request. The replace functions are used to replace it with values form the Excel sheet row.

replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], slice(split(split(outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'file":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/file']), slice(split(split(outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'listId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/listId']), slice(split(split(outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'webId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/webId']), slice(split(split(outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'uniqueId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/uniqueId']), slice(split(split(outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'siteId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/siteId']), slice(split(split(outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'serverRelativeUrl":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/serverRelativeUrl']), slice(split(split(outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'wopiurl":')[1], '"}')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/wopiurl'])

 

updatecanvascontent1.png



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I'm going to try this out.

Will report here when my flow is ready.

THANK YOU

PowerAutoGuy1
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Hey @Expiscornovus

 

I finally managed to do a flow similar to your explanation. I put the whole flow in a loop because there are multiple documents to change. 
I got the same excel table as you have created but the replace function is not changing the file viewer webpart. Is there something to change inside the loop?

 

Thank you,

PowerAutoGuy1

Expiscornovus
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Hi @PowerAutoGuy1,

 

Yes, if you are using a loop that replace expression probably would not work because it is referring to a Get a row action. Within a loop you can probably use the item() function instead. 

 

It would help if you share a screenshot of your current flow setup. This way I can make a more accurate suggestion.

 

Based on what I have read about your setup I would suggest to try and change the format of the fields to use that item function.

 

Below is the original format of the file field for example

outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/file']

 

Try and change that to:

item()?['file']

 



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PowerAutoGuy1
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Hey @Expiscornovus 

I tried to display the important part of the flow as good as possible.

 

1) Filter Site for file viewer

1.PNG

2) Condition

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3) Change file viewer

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The whole flow works as it should until the last step. I can't figure the problem.

 

Thank you again.

 

PowerAutoGuy1

Expiscornovus
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Hi @PowerAutoGuy1,

 

Does the last step time-out of does it give you a specific error? If so, can you share that error?

 

I see you kept the Get a row update approach. What did you use in the replace expression. The original approach of referencing to the fields in the outputs of the get a row action?

 

Can you share a screenshot of the Excel sheet you are using? This way I can try and reproduce your whole flow setup. This can be useful for troubleshooting your issue.



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Hey @Expiscornovus,

1. no the flow is running successfully but it does not change the files inside the file viewer.

2. this is my replace function:

 

replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(outputs('HTTP-Anforderung_an_SharePoint_senden_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], slice(split(split(outputs('HTTP-Anforderung_an_SharePoint_senden_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'file":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Zeile_abrufen')?['body/file']), slice(split(split(outputs('HTTP-Anforderung_an_SharePoint_senden_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'listId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Zeile_abrufen')?['body/listId']), slice(split(split(outputs('HTTP-Anforderung_an_SharePoint_senden_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'webId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Zeile_abrufen')?['body/webId']), slice(split(split(outputs('HTTP-Anforderung_an_SharePoint_senden_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'uniqueId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Zeile_abrufen')?['body/uniqueId']), slice(split(split(outputs('HTTP-Anforderung_an_SharePoint_senden_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'siteId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Zeile_abrufen')?['body/siteId']), slice(split(split(outputs('HTTP-Anforderung_an_SharePoint_senden_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'serverRelativeUrl":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Zeile_abrufen')?['body/serverRelativeUrl']), slice(split(split(outputs('HTTP-Anforderung_an_SharePoint_senden_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'], 'wopiurl":')[1], '"}')[0], 1), outputs('Zeile_abrufen')?['body/wopiurl'])

3. The Excel sheet is structured in exactly the same way as the example you have inserted above. The only difference is an additional column at the beginning of the sheet, named "Identifier", where the respective documents are displayed with file extension (e.g. doc1.docx). This is used in "Get a row" as the Key Column and the Key value. The columns are: Identifier, file, siteId, uniqueId, serverRelativeUrl, wopiurl, webId, listId.

 

4. I suspect that the problem is that different web parts is implemented on the pages and the HTTP request does not understand what exactly it should change. Can this be?

 

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Hey @Expiscornovus , @PowerAutoGuy1 ,

 

This problem is also in my interest!

Hope you guys will work out a solution!

 

Expiscornovus
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Hi @PowerAutoGuy1,

 

Would it be possible to get the page CanvasContent1 property value first. So, I can see what currently is on the page for which the flow is failing/doing nothing? This way I can troubleshoot why it does not work. If you can share that value as a code snippet that would be great.


To be clear, in my setup it was only a single file viewer web part. No other web parts. I will try and see if I can use the same setup as in your test and see if I can reproduce the issue and find a solution.



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PowerAutoGuy1
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Hey @Expiscornovus,

 

I think that this way we tried until now is not gonna be the solution. Do you think writing a PATCH-Request with the new Informations within CanvasContent1's "links" and "properties" will solve the problem?

 

PowerAutoGuy1

Expiscornovus
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Hi @PowerAutoGuy1,

 

Just managed to update a couple of file viewer (or should I say File and Media) web parts. So, it should be possible with the Send an HTTP request I shared earlier 😁

 

The approach which worked for me.

Identify the number of File and Media web parts in the CanvasContent1 property. Loop through those items and replace the correct properties one by one for each item. Store that replacement content in an temp array and join these items back together as one CanvasContent1 string value.

 

I also used a counter which is used to identify the correct file in the Excel Sheet, based on the Identifier column

 

sourceexcelsheet.png

 

Below is the setup

 

1. Added a Counter (integer variable), CanvasContent1 (array variable)

 

2. Filter current page content for File and Media web parts

 

json(outputs('Send_an_HTTP_request_to_SharePoint_-_Get_Page')?['body']['CanvasContent1'])

 

@equals(item()?['webPartId'], 'b7dd04e1-19ce-4b24-9132-b60a1c2b910d')

 

applytoeach_webparts.png

 

3. Loop through the Body of the Filter Array

 

4. Get a row via a counter

 

5. Append to array variable. 

 

replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(replace(string(item()), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'file":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/file']), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'listId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/listId']), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'webId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/webId']), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'uniqueId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/uniqueId']), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'siteId":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/siteId']), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'serverRelativeUrl":')[1], '",')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/serverRelativeUrl']), slice(split(split(string(item()), 'wopiurl":')[1], '"}')[0], 1), outputs('Get_a_row')?['body/wopiurl'])

 

6. Increment the counter

 

applytoeach_webparts02.png

 

7. Outside the loop join everything back together

 

{
"CanvasContent1": "[@{replace(join(variables('CanvasContent1'), ','), '"', '\"')}]"
}

 

joinbacktogether.png



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PowerAutoGuy1
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Hey @Expiscornovus ,

 

The uri i am calling is _api/web/lists/getbytitle(`Site Pages‘)/items(391)

 

the Body is the Same as in your example. When I run the flow, it deletes all webparts on the page. Do you know why? Is Post the right request type?

Expiscornovus
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Hi @PowerAutoGuy1,

 

Does it delete all web parts, or only the File Viewer web parts? Which other web parts do you have on the page?

Please share you current page setup (how many web parts, which type of web parts, etc. This helps with troubleshooting/reproducing your issue).

 

Maybe we just need to spot the differences between your flow setup and mine as well 😁

 

You also used the square brackets around the replace expression (the CanvasContent1 value) in the POST request, correct?

 

And the Get Page Send an HTTP request action in my setup just retrieves the whole page without metadata. And I am using the sitespages/pages method for this. Not the getbytitle/items one.

 

difference_getpage.png



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Hey @Expiscornovus

 

After I run the flow (successfully), all Webparts are getting deleted. (Status Code: 204)

The first page got a Button, A MS Forms Survey, the file viewer and a slicer

the second page got a File Viewer and a picture

the third page got no file viewer.

 

My flow is containing two loops one to get the different pages for the "get pages" call and the other one is similar to yours. I tried to put the "Update File Viewer" step inside the second loop.

Another Difference is: Your URI is _api/web/lists/getbytitle('Site Pages')/items(140)/CanvasContent1

My URI is: _api/web/lists/getbytitle('Site Pages')/items(140)

because CanvasContent1 is called in the body. With CanvasContent1 in the Body and in the URI i get some property called "value" and nothing chages.

I also tried exactly your solution and the result is the same.

This deleted just the page contents which had a file viewer implemented, which is a good thing i guess. If i put it outside the second loop it deletes all page content on all sites.

 

The POST-Request is built like yours.

 

2211

 

Is there a possibility to "PATCH" the different values inside the CanvasContent FileViewer Part?

 

We can do this 😀

 

Greetings!

Expiscornovus
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Hi @PowerAutoGuy1,

 

One of the differences is that I am only testing/updating a single page. That example page has an ID 140. 

 

Each page has its own unique ID value. I was assuming you are retrieving the IDs of your pages dynamically and using that unique ID in the GET request, is that the case? 😃

 

If you are using the number 140 for all the requests, you are basically overwriting all your other pages with the content of a page in your environment with the ID 140. Which probably would explain the strange behaviour you are experiencing.



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Hey @Expiscornovus,

 

yes I am retrieving the IDs of my pages dynamically. I have no idea why my page is not accepting the changed CanvasContent1 and deletes all contents.

 

 

Expiscornovus
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Hi @PowerAutoGuy1,

 

Thanks for confirming that you are retrieving those ids dynamically.

 

I will try and reproduce your issue on my environment. I will change my setup to use the same web parts and use three pages as well.



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Let’s empower each other to achieve more with Power Platform. Join us in shaping the future of digital transformation!   Power Platform User Group (Wales) About: A Power Platform User Group in Wales (predominantly based in Cardiff but will look to hold sessions around Wales) to establish a community to share learnings and experience in all parts of the platform.   Power Platform User Group (Hannover) About: This group is for anyone who works with the services of Microsoft Power Platform or wants to learn more about it and no-code/low-code. And, of course, Microsoft Copilot application in the Power Platform.   New Dynamics365 User Groups   Ellucian CRM Recruit UK (United Kingdom) About: A group for United Kingdom universities using Ellucian CRM Recruit to manage their admissions process, to share good practice and resolve issues.    Business Central Mexico (Mexico City) About:  A place to find documentation, learning resources, and events focused on user needs in Mexico. We meet to discuss and answer questions about the current features in the standard localization that Microsoft provides, and what you only find in third-party locations. In addition, we focus on what's planned for new standard versions, recent legislation requirements, and more. Let's work together to drive request votes for Microsoft for features that aren't currently found—but are indispensable.   Dynamics 365 F&O User Group (Dublin) About: The Dynamics 365 F&O User Group - Ireland Chapter meets up in person at least twice yearly in One Microsoft Place Dublin for users to have the opportunity to have conversations on mutual topics, find out what’s new and on the Dynamics 365 FinOps Product Roadmap, get insights from customer and partner experiences, and access to Microsoft subject matter expertise.  Upcoming Power Platform Events    PAK Time (Power Apps Kwentuhan) 2024 #6 (Phillipines, Online) This is a continuation session of Custom API. Sir Jun Miano will be sharing firsthand experience on setting up custom API and best practices. (April 6, 2024)       Power Apps: Creating business applications rapidly (Sydney) At this event, learn how to choose the right app on Power Platform, creating a business application in an hour, and tips for using Copilot AI. While we recommend attending all 6 events in the series, each session is independent of one another, and you can join the topics of your interest. Think of it as a “Hop On, Hop Off” bus! Participation is free, but you need a personal computer (laptop) and we provide the rest. We look forward to seeing you there! (April 11, 2024)     April 2024 Cleveland Power Platform User Group (Independence, Ohio) Kickoff the meeting with networking, and then our speaker will share how to create responsive and intuitive Canvas Apps using features like Variables, Search and Filtering. And how PowerFx rich functions and expressions makes configuring those functionalities easier. Bring ideas to discuss and engage with other community members! (April 16, 2024)     Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2024 Wave 1 Release (NYC, Online) This session features Aric Levin, Microsoft Business Applications MVP and Technical Architect at Avanade and Mihir Shah, Global CoC Leader of Microsoft Managed Services at IBM. We will cover some of the new features and enhancements related to the Power Platform, Dataverse, Maker Portal, Unified Interface and the Microsoft First Party Apps (Microsoft Dynamics 365) that were announced in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2024 Release Wave 1 Plan. (April 17, 2024)     Let’s Explore Copilot Studio Series: Bot Skills to Extend Your Copilots (Makati National Capital Reg... Join us for the second installment of our Let's Explore Copilot Studio Series, focusing on Bot Skills. Learn how to enhance your copilot's abilities to automate tasks within specific topics, from booking appointments to sending emails and managing tasks. Discover the power of Skills in expanding conversational capabilities. (April 30, 2024)   Upcoming Dynamics365 Events    Leveraging Customer Managed Keys (CMK) in Dynamics 365 (Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Online) This month's featured topic: Leveraging Customer Managed Keys (CMK) in Dynamics 365, with special guest Nitin Jain from Microsoft. We are excited and thankful to him for doing this session. Join us for this online session, which should be helpful to all Dynamics 365 developers, Technical Architects and Enterprise architects who are implementing Dynamics 365 and want to have more control on the security of their data over Microsoft Managed Keys. (April 11, 2024)       Stockholm D365 User Group April Meeting (Stockholm) This is a Swedish user group for D365 Finance and Operations, AX2012, CRM, CE, Project Operations, and Power BI.  (April 17, 2024)         Transportation Management in D365 F&SCM Q&A Session (Toronto, Online) Calling all Toronto UG members and beyond! Join us for an engaging and informative one-hour Q&A session, exclusively focused on Transportation Management System (TMS) within Dynamics 365 F&SCM. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just curious about TMS, this event is for you. Bring your questions! (April 26, 2024)   Leaders, Create Your Events!    Leaders of existing User Groups, don’t forget to create your events within the Community platform. By doing so, you’ll enable us to share them in future posts and newsletters. Let’s spread the word and make these gatherings even more impactful! Stay tuned for more updates, inspiring stories, and collaborative opportunities from and for our Community User Groups.   P.S. Have an event or success story to share? Reach out to us – we’d love to feature you. Just leave a comment or send a PM here in the Community!

Exclusive LIVE Community Event: Power Apps Copilot Coffee Chat with Copilot Studio Product Team

We have closed kudos on this post at this time. Thank you to everyone who kudo'ed their RSVP--your invitations are coming soon!  Miss the window to RSVP? Don't worry--you can catch the recording of the meeting this week in the Community.  Details coming soon!   *****   It's time for the SECOND Power Apps Copilot Coffee Chat featuring the Copilot Studio product team, which will be held LIVE on April 3, 2024 at 9:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).     This is an incredible opportunity to connect with members of the Copilot Studio product team and ask them anything about Copilot Studio. We'll share our special guests with you shortly--but we want to encourage to mark your calendars now because you will not want to miss the conversation.   This live event will give you the unique opportunity to learn more about Copilot Studio plans, where we’ll focus, and get insight into upcoming features. We’re looking forward to hearing from the community, so bring your questions!   TO GET ACCESS TO THIS EXCLUSIVE AMA: Kudo this post to reserve your spot! Reserve your spot now by kudoing this post.  Reservations will be prioritized on when your kudo for the post comes through, so don't wait! Click that "kudo button" today.   Invitations will be sent on April 2nd.Users posting Kudos after April 2nd at 9AM PDT may not receive an invitation but will be able to view the session online after conclusion of the event. Give your "kudo" today and mark your calendars for April 3, 2024 at 9:30 AM PDT and join us for an engaging and informative session!

Tuesday Tip: Blogging in the Community is a Great Way to Start

TUESDAY TIPS are our way of communicating helpful things we've learned or shared that have helped members of the Community. Whether you're just getting started or you're a seasoned pro, Tuesday Tips will help you know where to go, what to look for, and navigate your way through the ever-growing--and ever-changing--world of the Power Platform Community! We cover basics about the Community, provide a few "insider tips" to make your experience even better, and share best practices gleaned from our most active community members and Super Users.   With so many new Community members joining us each week, we'll also review a few of our "best practices" so you know just "how" the Community works, so make sure to watch the News & Announcements each week for the latest and greatest Tuesday Tips!   This Week's Topic: Blogging in the Community Are you new to our Communities and feel like you may know a few things to share, but you're not quite ready to start answering questions in the forums? A great place to start is the Community blog! Whether you've been using Power Platform for awhile, or you're new to the low-code revolution, the Community blog is a place for anyone who can write, has some great insight to share, and is willing to commit to posting regularly! In other words, we want YOU to join the Community blog.    Why should you consider becoming a blog author? Here are just a few great reasons. 🎉   Learn from Each Other: Our community is like a bustling marketplace of ideas. By sharing your experiences and insights, you contribute to a dynamic ecosystem where makers learn from one another. Your unique perspective matters! Collaborate and Innovate: Imagine a virtual brainstorming session where minds collide, ideas spark, and solutions emerge. That’s what our community blog offers—a platform for collaboration and innovation. Together, we can build something extraordinary. Showcase the Power of Low-Code: You know that feeling when you discover a hidden gem? By writing about your experience with your favorite Power Platform tool, you’re shining a spotlight on its capabilities and real-world applications. It’s like saying, “Hey world, check out this amazing tool!” Earn Trust and Credibility: When you share valuable information, you become a trusted resource. Your fellow community members rely on your tips, tricks, and know-how. It’s like being the go-to friend who always has the best recommendations. Empower Others: By contributing to our community blog, you empower others to level up their skills. Whether it’s a nifty workaround, a time-saving hack, or an aha moment, your words have impact. So grab your keyboard, brew your favorite beverage, and start writing! Your insights matter and your voice counts! With every blog shared in the Community, we all do a better job of tackling complex challenges with gusto. 🚀 Welcome aboard, future blog author! ✍️💻🌟 Get started blogging across the Power Platform Communities today! Just follow one of the links below to begin your blogging adventure.   Power Apps: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Community-Blog/bg-p/PowerAppsBlog Power Automate: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Community-Blog/bg-p/MPABlog Copilot Studio: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Copilot-Studio-Community-Blog/bg-p/PVACommunityBlog Power Pages: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Pages-Community-Blog/bg-p/mpp_blog   When you follow the link, look for the Message Admins button like this on the page's right rail, and let us know you're interested. We can't wait to connect with you and help you get started. Thanks for being part of our incredible community--and thanks for becoming part of the community blog!

Launch Event Registration: Redefine What's Possible Using AI

  Join Microsoft product leaders and engineers for an in-depth look at the latest features in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. Learn how advances in AI and Microsoft Copilot can help you connect teams, processes, and data, and respond to changing business needs with greater agility. We’ll share insights and demonstrate how 2024 release wave 1 updates and advancements will help you:   Streamline business processes, automate repetitive tasks, and unlock creativity using the power of Copilot and role-specific insights and actions. Unify customer data to optimize customer journeys with generative AI and foster collaboration between sales and marketing teams. Strengthen governance with upgraded tools and features. Accelerate low-code development  using natural language and streamlined tools. Plus, you can get answers to your questions during our live Q&A chat! Don't wait--register today by clicking the image below!      

March 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to our March Newsletter, where we highlight the latest news, product releases, upcoming events, and the amazing work of our outstanding Community members. If you're new to the Community, please make sure to subscribe to News & Announcements in your community and check out the Community on LinkedIn as well! It's the best way to stay up-to-date with all the news from across Microsoft Power Platform and beyond.    COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS Check out the most active community members of the last month! These hardworking members are posting regularly, answering questions, kudos, and providing top solutions in their communities. We are so thankful for each of you--keep up the great work! If you hope to see your name here next month, follow these awesome community members to see what they do!   Power AppsPower AutomateCopilot StudioPower PagesWarrenBelzAgniusMattJimisonragavanrajanLaurensMfernandosilvafernandosilvaLucas001Rajkumar_404wskinnermctccpaytonHaressh2728timlNived_NambiarcapuanodaniloMariamPaulachanJmanriqueriosUshaJyothi20inzil2kvip01PstorkVictorIvanidzejsrandhawarenatoromaodpoggemannmichael0808deeksha15795prufachEddieEgrantjenkinsExpiscornovusdeeksha15795SpongYeRhiassuringdeeksha15795apangelesM_Ali_SZ365ManishSolankiSanju1jamesmuller   LATEST NEWS Business Applications Launch Event - Virtual - 10th April 2024 Registration is still open for the Microsoft Business Applications Launch event which kicks off at 9am PST on Wednesday 10th April 2024. Join Microsoft product leaders and engineers for an in-depth look at the latest news and AI capabilities in Power Platform and Dynamics 365, featuring the likes of Charles Lamanna, Sangya Singh, Julie Strauss, Donald Kossmann, Lori Lamkin, Georg Glantschnig, Mala Anand, Jeff Comstock, and Mike Morton.   If you'd like to learn about the latest advances in AI and how #MicrosoftCopilot can help you streamline your processes, click the image below to register today!     Power Apps LIVE Copilot Coffee Chat - 9.30am 3rd April 2024 Be sure to check out our exclusive LIVE community event, "Power Apps Copilot Coffee Chat with Copilot Studio Product Team", which kicks off next week.   This is a unique opportunity to connect and converse with members of the Copilot Studio product team to learn more about their plans and insights into upcoming features. Click the image below to learn how to gain access!     Get Started with AI Prompts - Friday 29th March 2024 Join April Dunnam, Gomolemo Mohapi, and the team as they launch a new multi-week video series on our YouTube channelto show how you can power up your AI experience with Power Automate.   Here you'll discover how to create custom AI Prompts to use in your Power Platform solutions, with the premier available to view at 9am on Friday 29th March 2024. Click the image below to get notified when the video goes live!     UPCOMING EVENTS North American Collab Summit - Texas - 9-11th April 2024 It's not long now until the #NACollabSummit, which takes place at the Irving Convention Center in Texas on April 11-13th 2024. This amazing event will see business leaders, IT pros, developers, and end users, come together to learn how the latest Microsoft technologies can power teamwork, engagement, communication, and organizational effectiveness.   This is a great opportunity to learn from some amazing speakers and shining lights across #WomenInTech, with guests including the likes of Liz Sundet, Cathy Dew, Rebecka Isaksson, Isabelle Van Campenhoudt, Theresa Lubelski, Shari L. Oswald, Emily Mancini,Katerina Chernevskaya, Sharon Weaver, Sandy Ussia, Geetha Sivasailam, and many more.   Click the image below to find out more about this great event!   Dynamic Minds Conference - Slovenia - 27-29th May 2024 The DynamicsMinds Conference is almost upon us, taking place on 27-29th May at the Grand Hotel Bernardin in Slovenia. With over 150 sessions and 170 speakers, there's sure to be something for everyone across this awesome three-day event. There's an amazing array of speakers, including Dona Sarkar, Georg Glantschnig, Elena Baeva, Chris Huntingford, Lisa Crosbie, Ilya Fainberg, Keith Whatling, Malin Martnes, Mark Smith, Rachel Profitt, Renato Fajdiga, Shannon Mullins, Steve Mordue, Tricia Sinclair, Tommy Skaue, Victor Dantas, Sara Lagerquist, and many more.   Click the image below to meet more of the #MicrosoftCommunity in Slovenia to learn, mingle, and share your amazing ideas!     European Power Platform Conference - Belgium - 11-13th June It's time to make a note in your diary for the third European Power Platform Conference, which takes place at the SQUARE-BRUSSELS CONVENTION CENTRE on 11-13th June in Belgium.   This event brings together the Microsoft Community from across the world for three invaluable days of in-person learning, connection, and inspiration. There's a wide array of expert speakers across #MPPC24, including the likes of Aaron Rendell, Amira Beldjilali, Andrew Bibby, Angeliki Patsiavou, Ben den Blanken, Cathrine Bruvold, Charles Sexton, Chloé Moreau, Chris Huntingford, Claire Edgson, Damien Bird, Emma-Claire Shaw, Gilles Pommier, Guro Faller, Henry Jammes, Hugo Bernier, Ilya Fainberg, Karen Maes, Laura Graham-Brown, Lilian Stenholt Thomsen, Lindsay Shelton, Lisa Crosbie, Mats Necker, Negar Shahbaz, Nick Doelman, Paulien Buskens, Sara Lagerquist, Tricia Sinclair, Ulrikke Akerbæk, and many more.   Click the image below to find out more and register for what is sure to be a jam-packed event in beautiful Brussels!     For more events, click the image below to visit the Community Days website.   LATEST COMMUNITY BLOG ARTICLES Power Apps Community Blog Power Automate Community Blog Copilot Studio Community Blog Power Pages Community Blog Check out 'Using the Community' for more helpful tips and information: Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, Power Pages

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