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Here are your Top Contributors:

  1. @RezaDorrani 
  2. @yashag2255 
  3. @Pstork1 
  4. @mdevaney 

Thank You SO MUCH for your awesome community engagement and participation over the past month! 

Your helpfulness and generosity regarding the PowerApps Community are contagious and encouraging! Keep it up! 

We might have some candidates for our next round of Super Users emerging here!  🎉 🎉

Happy PowerApping!

-Robert @TopShelf-MSFT 
Microsoft PowerApps Community PM

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Are you a developper wanting to mimic loop functions, such as while() or foreach() in a Canvas App?

Are you a maker needing to loop in a collection (for example) to take action on specific items?

In this article you will learn one of the tricks that will allow you to do this in a locode/nocode style.

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AI Builder has some amazing features. This walk through will get you started with using their sentiment analysis from Flow and PowerApps

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The Microsoft business applications virtual launch event is almost here! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at the new innovations we’re rolling out for PowerApps. Register today for this free event, and then tune in to the live stream on October 10, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time.

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User Group Spotlight – this week we would like to showcase one of our local user groups that continuously brings their members together to share knowledge and bring awareness around the PowerApps and Flow platforms – the Minneapolis PowerApps and Flow User Group led by Alexis Bruno.

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The community has spoken!  Over 400 people voted to select the five demos that will be part of the PowerApps Demo Extravaganza!

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Creating dynamic Power BI Tiles in PowerApps lab for the Power Platform World Tour

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We are making changes to the PowerApps Community based on feedback from all of you.  Our community is getting a little bit of a structure update to make it easier to navigate and quickly ask & find what you are trying to get help with. We're rearranging our categories and forums in our community to be cleaner, more interactive, and useful for our members. 

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I have been struggling with bringing a large dataset from an outside database into CDS while maintaining the relationships between the tables.  It has even been stated that it is impossible to do it. https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Common-Data-Service-for-Apps/Creating-Parent-Child-Relationship-... In this article, I will show a step by step method for accomplishing this with illustrations of the steps.  It might be cumbersome but it is possible just using Excel with the built in Power Query, PowerApps Common Data Service.  Kudos goes to @SKH19  for the original idea. 

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In this article I will show you how to create a re-usable calculator control component in PowerApps. We will use buttons and text label controls to create a responsive calculator as a custom component with low code no code.

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PowerApps Staff HemantG
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Hi all,

FYI, experimental release of the PowerApps component framework for Canvas apps is now available. With PowerApps component framework, developers can now develop their own code components and use them inside canvas apps in addition to model apps.

 

This is a great opportunity for professional developers to extend an industry-leading Enterprise Low-Code Application Platform  by creating reusable code components which all Makers can use.  Possibilities are endless when the modern web technologies and the 3rd party libraries can be utilized inside our powerful low-code, high productivity application platforms that empower every developer to achieve more.

 

For details please see annoucement blog post here

 

Resources 

Thanks, 

Hemant Gaur 

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Wow! A few weeks ago we announced the PowerApps Demo Extravaganza and the PowerApps community responded in force!  Over 20 different demo candidates were submitted.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their demos for consideration. There are so many awesome PowerApps to choose from - the voting is probably going to be very close.

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PowerApps I'm Fine App by Pei Pei

@ppei2009

In an emergency situation, we all worry about the safety of our friends and colleagues. With this app, you can just push a Flow button to inform everyone in your team that you are safe and shows your location from the app. Your data will be saved in SharePoint list

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Bryant Boyer 

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Here's the PowerApp I built for my org. I'm a citizen developer, and so I work outside of IT and don't have IT resources. BUT, I'm passionate about my job and my workplace. I'm terrible with names and faces, and with so many people working outside of the building, I had an idea of how PowerApps could solve my issue.

I call it, "Who's on the BrainStorm Bus," BrainStorm being the company that I work for. Here's how it works:

  1. You begin with a leaderboard and see who else has been learning their coworkers names. The gamification was huge in the adoption of the app. Two metrics: Overall score (correct guesses) and current streak (current number of correct guesses in a row).
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  2. The play button launches you into a multiple choice guess of one of your coworkers. Score and streak is listed at the bottom. All the names are pulled from Azure and are real employees.
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  3. If you guess incorrectly, your streak resets. It won't advance unless you guess right.
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  4. Once you guess right, you streak and score increase, and the names and faces are shuffled to present a new coworker.
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  5. What happens if your coworker has no image in Delve? A message appears with a button to anonymously message them in Teams to a) add a photo in Delve (instructions included), b) join in the fun and play the BrainStorm bus! We had 75% of users without a picture in Delve add it in the first week.
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  6. Once you've reached 100 points, it gets harder. The game will randomly switch between a fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice. Your knowledge gets tested pretty quickly!
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  7. And that's it! I was able to create it with the help of IT, and I added it as a result in Microsoft Search in Bing, which really helped in findability.culture6.png

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ITS Retreat Photo App by Pei Pei

@ppei2009

This app is for our retreat to take photos. The photos will be saved to SharePoint photo library and post to Yammer immediately.

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PowerApp: Get off my lawn!!!!! 

 Fun with AI Builder (Steve Malmgren)

This simple app leverages the new “preview AI Builder” capabilities recently introduced to the Power Platform.  I’ve built an Object Detection model (inspired by “Hot Dog, Not Hot Dog” from the HBO Silicon Valley show) to detect dog(s) on a lawn.  I then built a PowerApp to use the ObjectDetector control to analyze an image.  If a positive hit is detected, a Flow is invoked that uses a Custom Connector (created using a Postman Collection) against the Rachio API, to turn on my front lawn sprinklers. 

 

Components Used:                     

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Links:

AI Builder – Object Detection Overview

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/ai-builder/object-detection-overview

 

Rachio API documentation

https://support.rachio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115010542108-Public-API-Documentation#rachio-api

 

Creating a Customer Connector using Postman

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/custom-connectors/define-postman-collection

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The PowerApps, Flow and Common Data Service engineering teams are running a limited number of enablement offerings for partners called Partner Airlifts and Partner Architecture Bootcamps.

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Power Platform 24 is the 24-hour virtual conference focused on the Power Platform and Dynamics 365. Join Power Platform enthusiasts and Microsoft dignitaries from around the world for a full day of sessions about Microsoft Business Applications. No matter where you are in the world, this is in your timezone.

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In this article I will highlight 10 interesting PowerApps hacks/ workarounds/ troubleshoots that might help you in building canvas apps. This article is inspired by a couple of questions that I have been repetitively seeing on the community forums. Being documented at one place, it could be a good cheat sheet for all level of users (beginners/ mid/ pros) while building apps.

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Register for this free, virtual event for an in-depth look at the new innovations in Microsoft business applications. James Phillips, Corporate Vice President of the Business Applications Group, and other Microsoft leaders will discuss and demonstrate the new features across Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform.

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This vBlog is part of my Hidden Gems series. This video primarily focuses on functions that can enhance your app's UI and UX functionality. Also attached to this blog is a copy of my MSAPP file that I built in the blog.

 

1) SetFocus function (Starts at 2:30)
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/faster-data-entry-with-the-setfocus-function 

2) Notify function (Starts at 9:40)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/functions/function-showerror

3) With function (Starts at 21:00)
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/simplify-formulas-with-the-with-function/

4) Add, find and switch icons (Starts at 29:39)
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/effortlessly-find-and-switch-between-icons-in-canvas-apps...

5) Rotation (Starts at 45:18)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/controls/control-shapes-icons

 

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If you haven't seen the announcement yet about the Licensing changes that are coming to PowerApps and Flow starting on October 1, 2019 you really need to read the following Blog. This announcement was originally made at Inspire this year, but has undergone a number of significant changes.  Make sure you read this and understand what it means to you and your organization.

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-licensing-options-for-powerapps-and-flow/

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The PowerApps built, internal Microsoft tool called, Thrive, and is how Microsoft employees keeps up with company news, gets important alerts, see tasks at a glance, or see employee profiles, find and launch other Thrive apps.  In addition to being one of the widest used PowerApps at Microsoft it also has the distinction of having one of one of the highest NPS ratings!  

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Join us for our 3rd PowerApps user group meeting here in the Seattle area!

This month’s Agenda:

  1. How to get started with PowerApps Portals by Dileep Singh
  2. PowerApps & Flow Tips for Admins by our very own UG Leader Mandar Zope
  3. Microsoft Flow best practices with Maricel Medina
  4. Time providing PowerApps MVP, Ted Pattison, to show how to create PowerApps PCF controls
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If you were an MBAS Speaker, make sure to claim your badge!

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For the October PowerApps Community call, we are looking to showcase the best of the best PowerApps demos!

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