We just rolled out a huge app in a hospital environment to hundreds of users.
This is the second global interruption of service in as many weeks that is totally preventing access to all apps.
This is a big deal - our organization will be following up on all the options we have at our disposal. We have invested a lot of time, money and effort into development, training, etc.
This is really not an acceptable track record.
Good to know it's not just me, but very frustrating. 90% of the time, I love PowerApps, but when this happens, it feels like we're paying for the privilege of beta testing Microsoft's products.
We're seeing one of the largest risks with low-code platforms; everything is hosted (the IDE, the authentication, the hosting, the whole stack).
We know (and love!) the benefits:
And with these bennies comes the acceptance of outages we can't control. I've been using PowerApps for nearly a year to the day. There have been 4 of these types of outages that I can remember (2 of them in the last couple weeks). Microsoft has been fast to fix and quick to communicate in the past. I have faith they will fix things within the next hour or so, its just that we can't "touch" the fix... have to just wait.
Maybe a new area for us to learn and plan for: Triaging user issues when outages occur.
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The time has come: We are finally able to share more details on the brand-new ranks coming to the Power Apps Community!
Features releasing from April 2020 through September 2020