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Saul85
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Publish dynamic document with File Viewer in a SP Page

Hello!

 

I followed a tutorial on how to make with power automate a dynamic page in Sharepoint.

 

Everything worked until I wanted to add a dynamic document to be displayed in the SP Page using the Link or the File Viewer app.

 

I changed the links and the file name in the json content adding a dynamic value but still not working.

 

Any help on how to do that or any workaround will be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Expiscornovus
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Hi @Saul85,

 

Can you share your json in this thread? It should be possible via some requests via the Send an HTTP request to SharePoint action (post page, checkoutpage, savepageasdraft and publish).

 

Below is an example of a SavePageAsDraft post request with json for adding a FileViewer web part with a dynamic value for a FileLink. Obviously this example is specific to my page layout. But maybe it helps a bit?

 

fileviewer_savepageasdraft.png

 

{"__metadata":{"type":"SP.Publishing.SitePage"},"LayoutWebpartsContent":"[{\"id\":\"cbe7b0a9-3504-44dd-a3a3-0e5cacd07788\",\"instanceId\":\"cbe7b0a9-3504-44dd-a3a3-0e5cacd07788\",\"title\":\"Title area\",\"description\":\"Title Region Description\",\"serverProcessedContent\":{\"htmlStrings\":{},\"searchablePlainTexts\":{},\"imageSources\":{},\"links\":{}},\"dataVersion\":\"1.4\",\"properties\":{\"title\":\"@{variables('Use Case Title')}\",\"imageSourceType\":4,\"layoutType\":\"FullWidthImage\",\"textAlignment\":\"Left\",\"showTopicHeader\":false,\"showPublishDate\":false,\"topicHeader\":\"\",\"authors\":[],\"authorByline\":[\"@{variables('UserName')}\"]},\"reservedHeight\":228}]",
"CanvasContent1":"[{\"controlType\":3,\"id\":\"17f1e690-cdb8-485c-9e39-9c3dfd9da765\",\"position\":{\"zoneIndex\":1,\"sectionIndex\":1,\"controlIndex\":1,\"layoutIndex\":1},\"webPartId\":\"b7dd04e1-19ce-4b24-9132-b60a1c2b910d\",\"webPartData\":{\"id\":\"b7dd04e1-19ce-4b24-9132-b60a1c2b910d\",\"instanceId\":\"17f1e690-cdb8-485c-9e39-9c3dfd9da765\",\"title\":\"File viewer\",\"description\":\"Display a document or file on your page including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, 3D models, and more.\",\"serverProcessedContent\":{\"htmlStrings\":{},\"searchablePlainTexts\":{\"title\":\"@{variables('FileName')}\"},\"imageSources\":{},\"links\":{\"serverRelativeUrl\":\"@{variables('RelativeUrl')}\",\"wopiurl\":\"@{variables('FileLink')}\"}},\"dataVersion\":\"1.4\",\"properties\":{\"annotation\":\"\",\"authorName\":\"@{variables('UserDisplayName')}\",\"chartitem\":\"\",\"endrange\":\"\",\"excelSettingsType\":\"\",\"file\":\"@{variables('FileLink')}\",\"listId\":\"701e64dd-95ac-4018-8508-ff8619660cd4\",\"modifiedAt\":\"2020-12-22T15:43:22Z\",\"photoUrl\":\"/_layouts/15/userphoto.aspx?size=S&accountname=@{variables('UserName')}\",\"rangeitem\":\"\",\"siteId\":\"@{variables('SiteId')}\",\"startPage\":1,\"startrange\":\"\",\"tableitem\":\"\",\"uniqueId\":\"d2a7575e-d31b-414f-aba7-fb4171c29f8b\",\"wdallowinteractivity\":true,\"wdhidegridlines\":true,\"wdhideheaders\":true,\"webId\":\"@{variables('WebId')}\",\"webAbsoluteUrl\":\"@{variables('SiteUrl')}\"}},\"emphasis\":{},\"reservedHeight\":686,\"reservedWidth\":1180,\"addedFromPersistedData\":true},{\"controlType\":0,\"pageSettingsSlice\":{\"isDefaultDescription\":true,\"isDefaultThumbnail\":true}}]","AuthorByline":["@{variables('UserName')}"],"TopicHeader":"","BannerImageUrl":"/_layouts/15/images/sitepagethumbnail.png","Title":"@{variables('Use Case Title')}"}

 



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Hi @Expiscornovus,

 

The Page I'm trying to do is very simple, just a title and the document in the FileViewer.

 

So far this is what I have done with the JSON file and still not showing the dynamic file.

 

 {
    "__metadata":{
       "type":"SP.Publishing.SitePage"
    },
    "LayoutWebpartsContent":"[{\"id\":\"cbe7b0a9-3504-44dd-a3a3-0e5cacd07788\",\"instanceId\":\"cbe7b0a9-3504-44dd-a3a3-0e5cacd07788\",\"title\":\"\\n      Title area\\n    \",\"description\":\"\\n      Title area description\\n    \",\"serverProcessedContent\":{\"htmlStrings\":{},\"searchablePlainTexts\":{},\"imageSources\":{\"imageSource\":\"/_LAYOUTS/IMAGES/SLEEKTEMPLATEIMAGETILE.JPG\"},\"links\":{},\"customMetadata\":{\"imageSource\":{}}},\"dataVersion\":\"1.4\",\"properties\":{\"imageSourceType\":2,\"title\":\"Page Test\",\"textAlignment\":\"Left\",\"showPublishDate\":false,\"authors\":[],\"showTopicHeader\":false,\"authorByline\":[],\"layoutType\":\"NoImage\",\"topicHeader\":\"\",\"translateX\":2.9905178701677606,\"translateY\":21.929824561403507},\"reservedHeight\":131}]",
    "CanvasContent1":"[{\"controlType\":3,\"id\":\"7b84c538-88f9-4b6b-8d13-ffbba77d9cbb\",\"position\":{\"zoneIndex\":1,\"sectionIndex\":1,\"controlIndex\":1,\"layoutIndex\":1},\"webPartId\":\"b7dd04e1-19ce-4b24-9132-b60a1c2b910d\",\"emphasis\":{},\"reservedHeight\":690,\"reservedWidth\":1180,\"addedFromPersistedData\":true,\"webPartData\":{\"id\":\"b7dd04e1-19ce-4b24-9132-b60a1c2b910d\",\"instanceId\":\"7b84c538-88f9-4b6b-8d13-ffbba77d9cbb\",\"title\":\"File viewer\",\"description\":\"Display a document or file on your page including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, 3D models, and more.\",\"serverProcessedContent\":{\"htmlStrings\":{},\"searchablePlainTexts\":{\"title\":\"@{triggerBody()?['entity']?['fileName']}\"},\"imageSources\":{},\"links\":{\"serverRelativeUrl\":\"@{variables('RelativeUrl')}\",\"wopiurl\":\"@{variables('RelativeUrl')}\"}},\"dataVersion\":\"1.4\",\"properties\":{\"annotation\":\"\",\"authorName\":\"@{triggerOutputs()['headers']['x-ms-user-name-encoded']}\",\"chartitem\":\"\",\"endrange\":\"\",\"excelSettingsType\":\"\",\"file\":\"@{triggerBody()?['entity']?['itemUrl']}\",\"listId\":\"e4fa4651-10ab-410a-ba65-46aecb0b7245\",\"modifiedAt\":\"2020-12-25T13:15:53Z\",\"photoUrl\":\"/_layouts/15/userphoto.aspx?size=S&accountname=@{triggerOutputs()['headers']['x-ms-user-email-encoded']}\",\"rangeitem\":\"\",\"siteId\":\"d53d8feb-989c-474e-a2bd-3bac0371296c\",\"startPage\":1,\"startrange\":\"\",\"tableitem\":\"\",\"uniqueId\":\"f0b9720e-e8d1-4680-984e-c953ae09c363\",\"wdallowinteractivity\":true,\"wdhidegridlines\":true,\"wdhideheaders\":true,\"webId\":\"c65ce2f6-2fb2-46e4-9739-d387e77095f7\",\"webAbsoluteUrl\":\"https://mysite.sharepoint.com/sites/DocumentManagement\"}}},{\"controlType\":0,\"pageSettingsSlice\":{\"isDefaultDescription\":true,\"isDefaultThumbnail\":true}}]",
    "AuthorByline":[
       
    ],
    "TopicHeader":"",
    "BannerImageUrl":"https://mysite.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/getpreview.ashx?guidSite=d53d8feb989c474ea2bd3bac0371296c&guidWeb=c65ce2f62fb246e49739d387e77095f7&guidFile=f0b9720ee8d14680984ec953ae09c363&ext=pdf",
    "Title":"@{triggerBody()?['entity']?['fileName']}"
 }

 

Thanks in advance.

Expiscornovus
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Hi @Saul85,

 

As far as I am aware the wopiurl and file fields need to be absolute url instead of a relative. Can you try and use an absolute url for these fields and see if it works?

 

Btw, the easiest way to capture the correct json is to repeat the steps of adding a fileviewer web part to your page while you have loaded the developer toolbar on a network tab. 



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Hello @Expiscornovus ,

 

I tried with the absolute links as you suggested, but still not working.

 

I guess is the GUID number the one that I need to change.

 

Any idea on how to get the GUID number for a selected file?

 

Thanks.

@Expiscornovus , have you been successfully updated the content of a file viewer using the send HTTP request? I have been struggling for days and could use some help.

Saul85
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Hi @adr55555 , I was unable to do it.

 

Sorry

Expiscornovus
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@adr55555, I just retested the flow. I am still able to create a new page, check it out and save it as draft with an embedded file viewer web part.

example_testrun.png

 

To clarify, my flow is not only using that one post savepageasdraft http request action. Like stated earlier, I am also using the two actions below to prepare the page before saving it as a draft.

 

1. Create the page

createapage.png

2. Check out page

 

That id is btw retrieved via a Parse JSON action

 

checkoutpage.png

 

Btw, I will have a look if I can make the body example json of the savepageasdraft a bit easier. Tidy it up.



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Expiscornovus
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Hi @Saul85 & @adr55555,

 

I changed the example a bit. In this case I am using a Get file properties actions and retrieving a specific .txt file called foobar.txt. This example also assumes that the page has already been created and is checked out btw.

 

I noticed that other file types require some other settings in the file viewer web part. So, what type do you guys want to embed?

 

22-02: Updated the sample and removed the hardcoded uniqueid. Thanks for sharing that ard55555 🙂

 

1. Add a Get File Properties action.

Retrieve one txt file from a source library. Use the Id of the file to retrieve it.

getfileproperties_onetxtfile.png

 

2. Add a Get file metadata action. Use the identified of the get file properties action.

getfilemetada_etag.png

 

3. Add a Send an HTTP request to SharePoint

I have changed the headers and the body compared to the previous example. It is now using the dynamic values of the Get file properties action and the ETag of the Get file metadata action.

 

Variables I am using within the example below

CanvasContent1ControlId - 17f1e690-cdb8-485c-9e39-9c3dfd9da765

DocumentEmbedWebPartId - b7dd04e1-19ce-4b24-9132-b60a1c2b910d

FileViewerSourceListId - Replace this with your List Id where the preview file is hosted (guid)

PageTitleWebPartId - cbe7b0a9-3504-44dd-a3a3-0e5cacd07788

SiteId - Replace this with your Site Id (guid)

SiteUrl - https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/testsite, replace this with your site url

Use Case Title - Replace this with your Page Title

WebId - Replace this with your Web Id (guid)

 

 

{"LayoutWebpartsContent":"[{\"id\":\"@{variables('PageTitleWebPartId')}\",\"instanceId\":\"@{variables('PageTitleWebPartId')}\",\"title\":\"\",\"description\":\"\",\"serverProcessedContent\":{\"htmlStrings\":{},\"searchablePlainTexts\":{},\"imageSources\":{},\"links\":{}},\"dataVersion\":\"1.4\",\"properties\":{\"title\":\"@{variables('Use Case Title')}\",\"imageSourceType\":4,\"layoutType\":\"FullWidthImage\",\"textAlignment\":\"Left\",\"showTopicHeader\":false,\"showPublishDate\":false,\"topicHeader\":\"\",\"authors\":[],\"authorByline\":[\"@{outputs('Get_file_properties')?['body/Author/Email']}\"]},\"reservedHeight\":228}]",
"CanvasContent1":"[{\"controlType\":3,\"id\":\"@{variables('CanvasContent1ControlId')}\",\"position\":{\"zoneIndex\":1,\"sectionIndex\":1,\"controlIndex\":1,\"layoutIndex\":1},\"webPartId\":\"@{variables('DocumentEmbedWebPartId')}\",\"webPartData\":{\"id\":\"@{variables('DocumentEmbedWebPartId')}\",\"instanceId\":\"@{variables('CanvasContent1ControlId')}\",\"title\":\"File viewer\",\"description\":\"\",\"serverProcessedContent\":{\"htmlStrings\":{},\"searchablePlainTexts\":{\"title\":\"@{outputs('Get_file_properties')?['body/{Name}']}\"},\"imageSources\":{},\"links\":{\"serverRelativeUrl\":\"@{replace(outputs('Get_file_properties')?['body/{Link}'], variables('RootUrl'), '')}\",\"wopiurl\":\"@{outputs('Get_file_properties')?['body/{Link}']}\"}},\"dataVersion\":\"1.4\",\"properties\":{\"annotation\":\"\",\"authorName\":\"@{outputs('Get_file_properties')?['body/Author/DisplayName']}\",\"chartitem\":\"\",\"endrange\":\"\",\"excelSettingsType\":\"\",\"file\":\"@{outputs('Get_file_properties')?['body/{Link}']}\",\"listId\":\"@{variables('FileViewerSourceListId')}\",\"modifiedAt\":\"@{utcNow()}\",\"photoUrl\":\"@{replace(outputs('Get_file_properties')?['body/Author/Picture'], concat(variables('SiteUrl'),'/_layouts/15/UserPhoto.aspx?Size=L'), '/_layouts/15/UserPhoto.aspx?Size=S')}\",\"rangeitem\":\"\",\"siteId\":\"@{variables('SiteId')}\",\"startPage\":1,\"startrange\":\"\",\"tableitem\":\"\",\"uniqueId\":\"@{replace(replace(split(outputs('Get_file_metadata')?['body/ETag'], ',')?[0], '"{', ''), '}', '')}\",\"wdallowinteractivity\":true,\"wdhidegridlines\":true,\"wdhideheaders\":true,\"webId\":\"@{variables('WebId')}\",\"webAbsoluteUrl\":\"@{variables('SiteUrl')}\"}},\"emphasis\":{},\"reservedHeight\":686,\"reservedWidth\":1180,\"addedFromPersistedData\":true},{\"controlType\":0,\"pageSettingsSlice\":{\"isDefaultDescription\":true,\"isDefaultThumbnail\":true}}]","AuthorByline":["@{outputs('Get_file_properties')?['body/Author/Email']}"],"TopicHeader":"","BannerImageUrl":"/_layouts/15/images/sitepagethumbnail.png","Title":"@{variables('Use Case Title')}"}

 

 

updatehardcodedguiddoc_etag.png

 

Let me know if this example works.



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@Saul85, I hope you don't mind that I jumped into your thread. Yours was the only match I found for my situation. 

@Expiscornovus, I am trying to add a video to the File Viewer web part. Here is my situation. End users will upload a video, which I match to a SharePoint list item. The list item contains a field that I am using for the page title and the page URL, so I have several steps prior to saving the page as a draft. All prior steps work as planned. I, too, have more than one Send HTTP Request: 1) create the URI, 2) check out the page, and 3) save the page as draft. 

 

A couple of issues to note: 1) When I grabbed the payload information for the page template, the wopiurl matched the server relative url. 2) I also haven't added nearly as many Dynamic Content Variables as you have.

 

I initially tested to be sure the URL was created correctly and that the page title, topic header, and author byline all filled in correctly. When they did, I then started adding in the video's Dynamic Content Variables: the relative URL, the URL, the file name, and who created the file plus their email address for the created by photo information. At that point, nothing else happens. The video I inserted into the page template remains. 

 

Here is the last step in my flow. I cannot help but think I am close to success. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

 

flow.png

 

 

adr55555
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@Saul85, I found the solution for my issue just before 5 p.m. Thursday and hope that it will work for you, too. 

 

flow.png

 

 

 

I suspect I followed the same tutorial as you in terms of saving a page as a template and updating the title and such. As I am inserting video into a File Viewer web part, I then added these variables to the JSON: the file name, a relative URL for the video, and the full URL for the video. Nada. Although the JSON updated with the file name and URLs, I still saw the video I added to the page template.

Then I saw this little tidbit in one of many Google search results: 

  • Banner Image URL – this is the image which gets rolled up to the News web parts within SharePoint. It will either be the image added to the header section of the page or alternatively, it will be the first image found in the page body. Basically, what you see within the SharePoint web parts is what you’ll get from this field.

 

Oh. OK. I had been ignoring this part of the JSON because I didn't have a banner image, but I did have a thumbnail for the video. That thumbnail is the first image on the page. Back to the JSON I go. Near the end of the JSON, I find this text:

"BannerImageUrl":"https://XXXXXXXXXXX.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/getpreview.ashx?guidSite=e7325c0e3913462d87670872502e...guidFile=52b4ecd2b9af4678b0e178eacf04d807&ext=mp4".

 

A lightbulb goes on when I see this last bit (guidFile=52b4ecd2b9af4678b0e178eacf04d807&ext=mp4).  I searched for this part (52b4ecd2b9af4678b0e178eacf04d807) on the SharePoint site. The result was the video on the SharePoint page template. Turns out, it's a document ID. When I looked back at the JSON, I found this string repeated in a slightly different form: 

}]","CanvasContent1":"[{\"controlType\":3,\"id\":\"d67a79b9-9ed9-44a3-9df7-91b86cad7501\",\"position\":{\"zoneIndex\":1,\"sectionIndex\":1,\"controlIndex\":1,\"sectionFactor\":12,\"layoutIndex\":1},\"webPartId\":\"b7dd04e1-19ce-4b24-9132-b60a1c2b910d\",\"emphasis\":{},\"reservedHeight\":689,\"reservedWidth\":1180,\"addedFromPersistedData\":true,\"webPartData\":{\"id\":\"b7dd04e1-19ce-4b24-9132-b60a1c2b910d\",\"instanceId\":\"d67a79b9-9ed9-44a3-9df7-91b86cad7501\",\"title\":\"File viewer\",\"description\":\"Display a document or file on your page including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, 3D models, and more.\",\"audiences\":[],\"serverProcessedContent\":{\"htmlStrings\":{},\"searchablePlainTexts\":{\"title\":\"13\"},\"imageSources\":{},\"links\":{\"serverRelativeUrl\":\"/sites/XXXXXXXXXXXX/Videos/13.mp4\",\"wopiurl\":\"https://XXXXXXXX.sharepoint.com/sites/XXXXXXXXXXXXX/Videos/13.mp4\"}},\"dataVersion\":\"1.4\",\"prop..., AXXXX D\",\"chartitem\":\"\",\"endrange\":\"\",\"excelSettingsType\":\"\",\"file\":\"https://XXXXXXXXX.sharepoint.com/sites/XXXXXXXXXXX/Videos/13.mp4\",\"listId\":\"adfe51c6-3f90-4736-9..."uniqueId\":\"52b4ecd2-b9af-4678-b0e1-78eacf04d807\",\"wdallowinteractivity\":true,\"wdhidegridlines\":true,\"wdhideheaders\":true,\"webId\":\"2bed34b6-8526-490c-8717-

 

Documents have a unique ID, which seems to be referred to as a GUID. However, when I looked back at the outputs for "get file metadata" and "get file properties," I see no mention of a GUID. (Insert gnashing of teeth and swearing.)

 

It has to be in there somewhere. Right? Well, it is, but it's called ETag, which you'll find near the end:

 

output.png

 

 

I used a few composes to clean up the ETag, inserted the variables into the appropriate spots in the JSON, and BOOM!, my SharePoint page updates with the appropriate video. For the uniqueID, I inserted a variable I named Video GUID. The element in the banner image URL string I called Banner Image URL.

 

@Saul85, let me know whether you have any questions. I hope my explanation makes sense. If not, let me know.

Expiscornovus
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@adr55555, great job spotting that error! Great that it works now.

 

I believe I hardcoded that unique ID in my example by accident. But since I was reusing the same text file for testing I didn't spotted that 😁



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Thank you, @Expiscornovus! Considering you are a superuser, I take your kudos as a major compliment. Your previous responses definitely filled in a lot of knowledge gaps for me and assured me that I was on the right path. Although frustrating, figuring out this flow was worth the time and effort.

Saul85
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@adr55555 Thanks for your detailed post, I will give a try.

 

Regards.

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Hi all, sorry to revive an old thread.

 

I am trying to update fileviewer webpart with an email that has been received and uploaded to sharepoint as a part of the same flow. I am no web dev, and am slightly confused about how you get those dynamic variables to replace the static content in CanvasContent1. Is that by using get file metadata and file properties action step on the file i wish to place in the fileviewer?

 

 

My question is how do I know my files ID or where can I find it also how do I find the JSON data in order to update it? I was trying to recreate these flows but found myself lost here. I went to your YouTube and your videos are very well done but for a novice at SharePoint and power automate like myself I need a little more detail to implement a solution for myself. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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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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