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In this post, I will demonstrate how a simple bridging piece of technology can bring multiple standalone innovations together to help kickstart engineers problem solving or approach. We have Microsoft’s Power Apps Virtual Agents on one end of the stick and the mammoth that is industrial data on the other.

 

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Super User

  • A fairly simple slideshow that can be used for your intro screen
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Users want to implement cascading checkbox driving from the data sources. It should hold the previous selections and deselect the child checkboxes when we deselect the parent checkbox.

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Administrator

Thank you for participating in the August Community Challenge! 

 

We are happy to announce that the August "Can You Solve These?" challenge was a huge hit, with lots of participation and excitement across the Power Platform Communities! Thanks you SO MUCH to those of you that participated in this community challenge! Here are the winners from the Power Apps Community!  Winners were selected at random for this challenge for each community.

Drum roll please... And the Power Apps Winners are:

@RandyHayes, @iAm_ManCat , @BrianS@WarrenBelz, @OliverRodrigues,

@hardikv@TimoMigchielsen@ben-thompson@Alex_10@mdevaney 

 

 Winners receive a "Better Together T-shirt"

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Please feel free to congratulate these folks and we would like to send a HUGE THANKS to those that participated in this challenge but weren't selected there will be more chances for you to win challenges in the future! 

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Administrator

There have been some changes being made behind the scenes of the Power Platform Communities recently, and it's my pleasure to announce that the Power BI Community and Power Virtual Agents Communities are both under new management!

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Microsoft

We’re excited to share the new features and capabilities coming to Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. You’ll hear directly from Microsoft engineers, product experts, and executives about how to reimagine tomorrow in the current, challenging business environment and how to prepare your organization for what’s next.

 

Join us for the Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event on Thursday, October 1, 2020, from 9–11 AM Pacific Time (UTC -7). James Phillips, President of the Business Applications Group, and other Microsoft leaders will discuss all the new features, capabilities, and apps—and what they mean for you and your business.

 

Here’s what you can expect at this free, digital event:

  • Key announcements about the hundreds of new features and capabilities
  • In-depth, practical demonstrations
  • Advice and insights from Microsoft leaders

 

You’ll also get to ask product experts your questions during the live Q&A.

 

Whether you’re a business professional, developer, or implementer, you won’t want to miss this event to discover your next step in driving business transformation.

 

Register now >

 

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Administrator

Super Users are recognized for their time, dedication and contribution to the community.  Read on to learn a bit more about them from the bios they provided and be sure to give them a thumbs up when they help you in the community!

 

New Super User:  WarrenBelz 

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New Super User:  eka24 

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New Super User: KrishnaV 

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New Super User: jlindstrom 

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New Super User: EricLott 

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New Super User: GarethPrisk Garethbio.JPG

 

New Super User: Eelman 

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New Super User: R3dKap 

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Thanks also to these dedicated community members, who continue to be part of the program. Due to their awesome work, a lot of our Super Users have been able to climb the ranks:

 

Super User: RandyHayes 

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Super User: wyotim

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Super User: PowerAddict 

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Dual Super User: RezaDorrani 

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Super User: timl

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Super User: iAm_ManCat 

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Super User: ThatAPIGuy 

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Super User: Shanescows 

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Super User: rebeccas rebeccabio.JPG

 

Super User: LRVinNC 

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Super User: DavesTechTips 

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Dual Super User: yashag2255 

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Dual Super User: Pstork1Paulstorkbio.JPG

Dual Super User: efialttes 

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Super User: PaulD1 

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Super User: leyburn19 

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Super User: darogael 

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Super User: mdevaney 

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Super User: ericonline 

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Super User: Drrickryp 

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Super User

User-defined functions in Power Apps to achieve the code reusability for the app's best performance and maintaining code in a central location. Here is the step by step approach to achieving in Power Apps using Toggle control. 

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Super User

Using the With() statement allowing the combining of non-Delegable filters with Delegable items into one Delegable statement.

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Administrator

Congratulations to our Power Apps - Super Users 2020 Season 2

The Power Apps Community is proud to announce the Super Users for Season 2, this group makes up an exclusive group of community experts who are top contributors with outstanding participation. Super User Status is recognition for community contributions such as finding threads that have no reply and providing helpful answers, marking solutions, writing blog posts, posting data stories, giving kudos contributing content- you know, being an outstanding member.  For 2020 we currently have recognized 24 Super Users and for Season 2 we are recognizing an additional 8 superstars to join our Super Users family. Bringing our total to 30 Super Users for 2020.

 

Without further ado, please welcome our new members, who impressed us by always going that extra mile to qualify for the Super User program:

 

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Administrator

Community Highlights - Power Apps for July 2020! 

 

Stay up-to-date with the latest community happenings, be sure to subscribe to News & AnnouncementsFor more information about subscribing to community content, see our support articleSubscriptions and Notifications

We are excited to be announcing our top contributors for our Power Apps users and our Super Users. This achievement isn't easy, and those who make it here have usually set a goal to help as many community members as they can and are using their own free time to give back to this awesome community.

 

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Top Super Users: @mdevaney, @RandyHayes , @Drrickryp , @Pstork1 

Top Power Apps Users: @WarrenBelz , @jlindstrom  @eka24@KrishnaV 

 

Thank you to all of our Power Apps Users, you have make our community AMAZING!

 

Return to Workplace:

Featured Post: Reduced Capacity Office Reservation System  by schuess3

During these difficult and uncertain times, many businesses are starting to open their doors to a limited amount of staff at a time. This app serves to solve the reservation system challenge. Allow your staff to reserve their turn to come back to the office while maintaining everyone’s safety.

 

Super User - Season 2 Announcement

On August 14th, we will be recognizing the “Super Users for 2020 – Season 2!” The Power Apps Community Super Users make up an exclusive group of community experts who are top contributors with outstanding participation. Super User Status is recognition for community contributions such as finding threads that have no reply and providing helpful answers, marking solutions, writing blog posts, posting data stories, giving kudos contributing content. For 2020 Season 1, we currently have recognized 24 and additional 8 users to join our Super Users family. Bringing our total to 30 Super Users for 2020.

 

This group of community members is able to participate in monthly Super User meetings in which they engage directly with the Power Apps community leadership and product teams. Additionally, they are provided increased community permissions, participate in Power Apps private forums and granted access to “sneak peeks” of new community features and Power Apps product road maps. Lastly, every Super User is nominated for consideration to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award.

 

Cross Community Challenge Announced -

We are excited to announce another 'Can You Solve These?' community challenge. However, there's one major difference: This time, community members from all products in the family, Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Dynamics 365 can participate. The more the merrier!

Just like with our previous 'Can You Solve These?' challenges, we are inviting you, our community members, to participate in a quest to find solutions to as many issues as you

Ten (10) qualified community members from each community will randomly be selected as winners of our new 'Better Together' T-shirts that were designed as part of our T-shirt contest.

Read our blog to learn how to participate:  https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/News-Announcements/August-2020-Community-Challenge-Can-You-Solve...

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Issue Resolved: Blurry Gallery Thumbnails

We have fixed an issue with recent thumbnails in the Galleries showing as blurry. All thumbnails now look nice and crisp again.

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Demo Extravaganza 2020: 

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Check out all of the Demo Extravaganza entries here:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Demo-Extravaganza-2020/con-p/12343567890/tab/entries

 

Thank you to all of entries in the Demo Extravaganza!

 

Blogs:

It’s great that we keep getting requests from community members who want to share their knowledge with the rest of the Power Apps Community in the form of a blog. Every month, we keep seeing great new blogs by both existing and new bloggers.  

Are you interested in bloggingClick here to send a message to our Community Admin

 

Check out the Support Articles:

Community Accounts & Registration:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Community-Accounts-Registration/tkb-p/pa_community_accounts_regi...

Using the Community:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-the-Community/tkb-p/pa_using_the_community

Community Feedback:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Community-Feedback/bd-p/pa_community_feedback

 

As always, thank you for being part of the Power Apps Community!

Administrator
Administrator

On August 14th, we will be recognizing the “Super Users for 2020 – Season 2!” The Power Apps Community Super Users make up an exclusive group of community experts who are top contributors with outstanding participation. Super User Status is recognition for community contributions such as finding threads that have no reply and providing helpful answers, marking solutions, writing blog posts, posting data stories, giving kudos contributing content- you know, being an outstanding member.  For 2020 we currently have recognized 24 Super Users and for Season 2 we are recognizing an additional 8 superstars to join our Super Users family. Bringing our total to 30 Super Users for 2020.

This group of community members is able to participate in monthly Super User meetings in which they engage directly with the Power Apps community leadership and product teams. Additionally, they are provided increased community permissions, participate in Power Apps private forums and granted access to “sneak peeks” of new community features and Power Apps product roadmaps. Lastly, every Super User is nominated for consideration to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award.

We are hoping to add even more benefits for being a Super User, so continue to check News & Announcements for new developments.

In addition to selecting a new class of super users we would also like to recognize a:

Super User of the Year

This person will be peer selected by the existing super users through Kudos and receive a king salmon fishing trip with the Power Apps MVP of the year and Power Apps Senior Program Manager, Charles Sterling in Washington Ocean Shores. The Power Apps Community Super User program is evaluated continually. In recognizing their consistent contributions to the Community Blog, be active in the forum discussions, author accepted solutions, post helpful content, and answer fellow Power Apps users’ questions.

We understand being a Super User takes time and you have our heartfelt appreciation for your willingness to communicate, collaborate, and share ideas. It is critical to the success of our community!

Thank you for the hard work that has gone into making the Super User program successful. Your wealth of knowledge and frequent engagement—through posts, blog entries, submissions to the data stories gallery, webinars, and more - makes this community a helpful resource for Power Apps enthusiasts all over the world. We appreciate your continued contributions and look forward to collaborating with you in the future.

 

Sincerely,

Charles Sterling  

Administrator
Administrator

Thank you for participating in the August Community Challenge! 

This contest ended on 8/31/20

*Winners To Be Announced Soon*

 

We are excited to announce another 'Can You Solve These?' community challenge. However, there's one major difference: This time, community members from all products in the family, Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Dynamics 365 can participate. The more the merrier!

Just like with our previous 'Can You Solve These?' challenges, we are inviting you, our community members, to participate in a quest to find solutions to as many issues as you can.

Here are some more details:

 

WHAT:

Ten (10) qualified community members from each community will randomly be selected as winners of our new 'Better Together' T-shirts that were designed as part of our T-shirt contest.

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Results and winners will be announced after the contest is over.

 

WHEN:

  • Start date: August 3rd, 2020 (Pacific Time)
  • End date: August 28th, 2020 (Pacific Time)

HOW:

  • Provide a solution to any post made in any of the forum boards since January 1, 2020.
  • Posts that have a solution are identified by a green check mark, so look for any thread that doesn't have a green check mark.

 

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  2. Then, try to find an answer to the issue, so that your post can be marked as an accepted solution. The thread must have been published in 2020.
  • Do your best to resolve the issue. Your post must be made during the time frame of the challenge. You only qualify for the challenge, if your post was marked as a solution.
  • We highly recommend you @mention the author of your post, so that they are notified of your comment or potential solution and can mark it as an accepted solution. You can find instructions for marking a response to your post as a solution in our 'Contributing to the Community' article in 'Using the Community'.

 

We hope you are as excited about the challenge as we are and can’t wait to see who will be able to find the highest amount of solutions.

Spread the word about this challenge! Use the #PowerPlatformChallenge hashtag on Twitter.

 

SWAG shipping is subject to Microsoft’s shipping standards and the worldwide COVID-19 situation.

Employees of Microsoft or employees of a Microsoft subsidiary are not eligible to participate.

See rules attached.

 

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Administrator

Keep your eyes open for our upcoming 'Can You Solve These?' community challenge! Although we have had Power BI 'Can You Solve These?' challenges before, this one will be different, as members from ALL Power Platform Communities can participate! This is your chance to win some really cool swag.

We’ll post here, in News & Announcements, when we have more details to share, so stay tuned!

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Microsoft

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After lurking for a long time on the poweruser's community blog I was inspired to comment in a conversation regarding the development of best practices with styling in Power Apps: Creating a dynamic color scheme system with optional user personalization by @wyotim .  I really liked his vision of a world where we work together to develop a standard to move out on as a community with when styling our Power Apps...

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Administrator

Community Highlights - Power Apps for June 2020! 

 

Stay up to date with the latest community happenings, be sure to subscribe to News & Announcements! For more information about subscribing to community content, see our support articleSubscriptions and NotificationsWe are excited to be announcing our top five contributors for our Power Apps users and our Super Users. This achievement isn't easy, and those who make it here have usually set a goal to help as many community members as they can and are using their own free time to give back to this awesome community.

 

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Top Contributing Power Apps Super Users: @mdevaney , @Drrickryp@Pstork1 @timl@iAm_ManCat @Jeff_Thorpe ,

Top Contributing Power Apps Users: @WarrenBelz@KrishnaV , @eka24@jlindstrom@OliverRodrigues@EricRegnier 

 

Congratulations to our Top Contributors!   @mdevaney comes out with flying colors with 84 solutions authored  and 196 kudos received, what a rockstar! @WarrenBelz is killing it with 186 solutions authored, and 239 Kudos received - very impressive!

 

Thank you to all of our Power Apps Users, you have make our community AMAZING!

 

Community Update:

On June 19th, we released multiple upgrades to the Power Apps Community that included new features and changes to the UI. For instance, you can now drag and drop files instead of having to browse for their location to upload them:

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Gallery Update:

When posting in galleries you will now see that you can add a Thumbnail image and attachments.  If you are editing an older gallery post, you will need to add the thumbnail image before posting.

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What is A Super User? 

Just as the name suggests the Super Users are the superheroes of our community. They are especially active and helpful community members who respond with solutions to issues, create posts for our community blog, and share Data Stories. Besides providing a large volume of useful content and interactions, they are also recognized for the quality of their posts. In addition to being awarded a specific community badge, they are invited to special monthly Super User meetings with the Power Apps community leadership and product teams. They have access to private parts of our community and are given previews of future community and Power Apps features. Another perk is that Super Users are nominated for consideration to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title.

 

Visit here for How to become a Super User: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-the-Community/What-it-means-to-be-a-Power-Apps-Community-S...

 

 

Demo Extravaganza 2020: and the winner is.......

 

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Congratulations! Deepak Shrivastava!

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https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Demo-Extravaganza-2020/con-p/12343567890/tab/entries

 

Thank you to all of entries in the Demo Extravaganza!

 

Blogs:

It’s great that we keep getting requests from community members who want to share their knowledge with the rest of the Power Apps Community in the form of a blog. Every month, we keep seeing great new blogs by both existing and new bloggers.  

Are you interested in blogging? Click here to send a message to our Community Admin

 

Check out the Support Articles:

Community Accounts & Registration:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Community-Accounts-Registration/tkb-p/pa_community_accounts_regi...

Using the Community:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-the-Community/tkb-p/pa_using_the_community

Community Feedback:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Community-Feedback/bd-p/pa_community_feedback

 

As always, thank you for being part of the Power Apps Community!

 

 

 

Microsoft
Microsoft

Model-driven apps are highly customized and can pull data from many different sources to satisfy your business needs.  When using custom logic to retrieve data from CDS or any other data source, one important factor to consider is – performance.  Typically, pro developers use JavaScript to request data using Web API calls like retrieve Entity using the fetch query filters.

These query can be expensive if filters are not applied judiciously and may become expensive. Consider a case where customer wants to ensure if at least one record exists matching the requirement, the retrieve calls can be crafted just to retrieve the top record.  The addition of retrieving only top record saves lot of work for the server, as this will stop the scan after fetching the record. This also play a significant role in page load times, in case if there's more than one record in the results for the query is not ordered by any condition.

For example, In the below code snippet , the user is trying to retrieve all the records associated with a  particular entity and after the results are retrieved, user checks if at least one record exists and accesses only the first record. This can be easily replaced by retrieving only the top record and access the retrieved record.

 

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Super User

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"There's more than one way to skin a cat
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As a cat-lover, I dislike this graphic-reference to taxidermy. But it does have a point: there are often multiple ways to achieve a goal.

In this article I will compare 6 pairs of Power Apps functions, why they are the similar and how you can use their differences to your advantage.

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Advocate II
Advocate II

In this post, I will show how to use SASS on your PCF projects and increase your possibilities with this framework.
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Administrator
Administrator

 Community Highlights for Power Apps for May 2020 

 

Stay up to date with the latest community happenings, be sure to subscribe to News & Announcements! For more information about subscribing to community content, see our support article, Subscriptions and Notifications.

We are excited to be announcing our top five contributors for our Power Apps users and our Super Users. This achievement isn't easy, and those who make it here have usually set a goal to help as many community members as they can and are using their own free time to give back to this awesome community.

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Power Apps Super Users:  @mdevaney, @Drrickryp , @timl  @efialttes@yashag2255

Power Apps Users:  @WarrenBelz, @eka24, @ScottShearer, @abm, @KrishnaV

 

Featured Blog: 

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – Integrate Common Data Service (CDS) with Power Automate UI Flow a...

In this article I want to talk about the solution provided by Microsoft for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) through an example that involving Common Data Service, Power Automate and Paint… yes, you got it right, Paint!

by: @capuanodanilo

 

Get Your Power Apps Community "User Group Member" Badge!

Do you belong to a local Power Platform User Group?  Want to let the world know?  Claim your badge!

Here is your opportunity to show your pride in your local User Group.  Just fill out the brief form at http://aka.ms/ugbadgeform and receive your User Group Badge.

You'll be asked:

  • Which User Group you are a member of (Power BI User Group, Power Apps User Group, or Power Automate (Flow) User Group)
  • Your Power Platform Community Username
  • The URL of your Power Platform Community Profile (To find this, just click on your avatar and choose "My profile" from the dropdown.)
  • What chapter you are a member of (This is the location of your User Group.)

It's that simple! Start showing your pride in your local User Group today!

 

Support Article Update - ‘Asking, Answering, and Accepting’ is now ‘Contributing to the Community’

We have made some major updates to one of our support articles, 'Asking, Answering, and Accepting'. The article is now called ‘Contributing to the Community’ and has new information on what to do if your post is marked as spam and how to use the galleries.

 

Super Users: 

What is A Super User? 

Just as the name suggests the Super Users are the superheroes of our community. They are especially active and helpful community members who respond with solutions to issues, create posts for our community blog, and share Data Stories. Besides providing a large volume of useful content and interactions, they are also recognized for the quality of their posts. In addition to being awarded a specific forum badge, they are invited to special monthly Super User meetings with the Power Apps community leadership and product teams. They have access to private parts of our forum and are given previews of future community and Power Apps features. Another perk is that Super Users are nominated for consideration to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title.

 

If you’ve always wondered who the folks are that are that are so helpful when it comes to answering your questions, you should check out our post with biographies and photos of some of the Super Users from Season 1 of this 2020.

 

Visit here for How to become a Super User: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-the-Community/What-it-means-to-be-a-Power-Apps-Community-S...

 

Check out the Entries of the Demo Extravaganza 2020-

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Demo-Extravaganza-2020/con-p/12343567890/tab/entries

The Top 5 have been selected and we ask that you go out and vote for your favorite by using a Kudos for your vote.

 

As always, thank you for being part of the Power Apps Community!

Advocate II
Advocate II

Hi! Today I will show how to use python language inside your PCF, showing how the platform is so wide and you can do incredible things.

 

I'm a PCF lover 🥰, and when I love something in the technologic world, I try to understand each byte of the subject. In PCF I'm doing a lot of studies to better understand how works. And one thing that gave me curiously is that PCF use webpack to build the component. I thought, a lot of web components in the world use webpack, can we use too on PCF?

 

So I'm started to search what I can you on my PCF's? So I found a lot of cool things to use likes Sass(in the next post) and Python. 

 

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Administrator

Do you belong to a local Power Platform User Group?  Want to let the world know?  Claim your badge!

Here is your opportunity to show your pride in your local User Group.  Just fill out the brief form at http://aka.ms/ugbadgeform and receive your User Group Badge.

You'll be asked

  • Which User Group you are a member of (Power BI User Group, Power Apps User Group, or Power Automate (Flow) User Group)
  • Your Power Platform Community Username
  • The URL of your Power Platform Community Profile (To find this, just click on your avatar and choose "My profile" from the dropdown.)
  • What chapter you are a member of (This is the location of your User Group.)

It's that simple! Start showing your pride in your local User Group today!

Click here to learn more about joining your fellow local Power Platform users in-person at the next ...

Dynamic Communities also offers more great opportunities to join the official User Groups of other Microsoft products and services!

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Regular Visitor

Among the latest features released by Microsoft, we have the possibility (finally!) of being able to connect in the cloud to the Common Data Service (CDS) database to perform our queries. The SQL connection provides read-only access to the entity data of the target CDS environment. Below I show you all the necessary steps.

First of all, make sure you have the SSMS updated version at least 18.4:

 

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Next you need to enable the TDS endpoint functionality. These settings can be found in the Power Platform admin center by going to: Environments > [Your Environment Name] > Settings > Product > Features > TDS endpoint:

 

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Well, now you have all the requirements to be able to connect. Now, open SSMS and enter the following information to perform the connection:

  • Server Type: Database Engine
  • Server Name: [your organization name],5558
  • Auth: AAD – Password
  • Username: [your username]
  • Password: [your password]

Notice that the Server Name is the organization address URL followed by a comma and the port value of 5558:

 

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After establishing the connection, you will be able to see all the tables of the CDS:

 

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The list of supported SQL operations includes:

  • Batch operations (such as Backup, Synchronization, etc…)
  • SELECT
  • Aggregation functions (i.e., Count() and Max() functions)
  • UNIONs and JOINs
  • Filtering

IMPORTANT! the Common Data Service endpoint SQL connection uses the Common Data Service security model for data access and is read-only. Data can be obtained for all entities to which a user has access to in Common Data Service.

 

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Hope it helps and happy 365Power’ing!

Administrator
Administrator

Keep your eyes open for our upcoming 'Can You Solve These?' community challenge! Although we have had Power BI 'Can You Solve These?' challenges before, this one will be different, as members from ALL Power Platform Communities can participate! This is your chance to win some really cool swag.

We’ll post here, in News & Announcements, when we have more details to share, so stay tuned!

 

In light of recent world events, we have decided to postpone this event. We appreciate your comments and Kudos and encourage you to check our News & Announcements section for future updates.

Administrator
Administrator

We've seen a lot of positive responses to the badge and rank releases that took place over the last couple of months. We love seeing how much you're enjoying your new badges and watch you climb up the earned ranks.  Since this is the Power Apps Community, after all, we would like to share some cool related metrics with you to wrap up the releases. 

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You can find more information on how badges work here and info on how ranks work here.

What was your favorite release? Any ranks or badges that you are working towards? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Thanks for being part of the Power Apps Community!

Administrator
Administrator

We are excited to share our Community Highlights for Power Apps for April 2020! To stay up to date with the latest community happenings, be sure to subscribe to News & Announcements! For more information about subscribing to community content, see our support article, Subscriptions and Notifications.

 

Each month we will be recognizing our top five contributors for our users and our Super Users. This achievement isn't easy, and those who make it here have usually set a goal to help as many community members as they can and are using their own free time to give back to this awesome community.

Congratulations to our TOP April Contributors:

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Power Apps Super Users: @mdevaney@Drrickryp@PowerAddict@RezaDorrani@timl 

Power Apps Users: @WarrenBelz@eka24@OliverRodrigues @EricRegnier , @Eelman 

Have you claimed your MBAS Badge? 

Whether you were able to watch the sessions live, or find yourself watching the sessions in the community, you can claim your community badge to be shown in your profile by filling out this short form: https://aka.ms/MBASBadge Thanks to all of the users that have already claimed theirs! 

 

MBAS Gallery: 

You can now watch Microsoft Business Applications Summit sessions on-demand right from the Community:https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/MBAS-Gallery-2020/bd-p/pa_mbasgallery-2020

 

Super Users: 

If you’ve always wondered who the folks are that are that are so helpful when it comes to answering your questions, you should check out our post with biographies and photos of some of the Super Users from Season 1 of this 2020.

Visit here for How to become a Super User: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-the-Community/What-it-means-to-be-a-Power-Apps-Community-S...

 

Power Virtual Agents Community Launch: 

Power Virtual Agents has been a part of our product family for a bit now, we launched its very own PVA Community at the end of April. Take a look around, and learn more about how you can use PVA to be more productive:  https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Virtual-Agents-Community/ct-p/PVACommunity

 

'Better Together' T-shirt Design Contest - WINNER ANNOUNCED!  

We are excited to announce one of our Power Apps Community members is the winner of the t-shirt design contest: Congratulations @jKell  We had a hard time choosing the winner from all of the t-shirt design contest finalists, but the wait is finally over. If you missed the t-shirt reveal at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2020, read our post to find out who won: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/News-Announcements/Better-Together-T-Shirt-Design-Contest-Winner...

 

New Ranks & Icons are Here!  Check out how ranks and the new list of ranks

 

Community Support Area: 

Did you know that you could subscribe to labels? Well, now you do. If you would like to be notified of posts related to posts on a certain topic, check out our updated article on Subscriptions and Notifications, which now has instructions for subscribing to labels:  https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-the-Community/Subscriptions-and-Notifications/ta-p/534199

There are times when you might want to go back and edit a post or delete one because you have accidentally created a duplicate. If you want to learn how to edit or delete one of your own posts, read our updated support article on ‘How to Use the Toolbar’ (specifically, under ‘Inserting and editing media’ > ‘Images’): https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-the-Community/How-to-Use-the-Toolbar/ta-p/538673

Here’s another neat feature: You can actually speed up the image insertion process by copying and pasting the image into the upload field. Curious how you can do this? Read our updated article ‘Asking, Answering, and Accepting’:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-the-Community/Asking-Answering-and-Accepting/ta-p/538540

Check out our new galleries:

Kid Zone - https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Kid-Zone/bd-p/KidZone

Emergency Response - https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Emergency-Response-Gallery/bd-p/12345

 

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Thanks again from the whole team to all participants who shared their amazing designs in our cross-community ‘Better Together’ T-shirt design contest. We had a hard time choosing the winner from the finalists, but the wait is finally over, and the winner is… *drumroll* 🥁

jKell from the Power Apps Community! jKell’s design ‘Better together | Super hero landing’ impressed us the most. Without further ado, here it is:

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Just look at the ingenius use of the brand colors! Below is the T-shirt mockup created, based on the design:

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Congratulations, jKell! Your T-shirt was chosen to be printed and worn during the May 6th Microsoft Business Applications Submit online event. Wonder what inspired him to create the T-shirt and who jKell is? Read it in his own words:

"What was my concept?

Growing up, I watched tv shows where a team of heroes with a single power could unite and have even greater power. My drawing is playing off of that concept where each application within the PowerApps suite does amazing things, but together they do even more.

 

Who am I?

My name is Joel Kellner. I am an artist who loves to transform ideas into visual creations. I play with code, video, photos, vector drawings, and sketches to capture a thought and make it whole. God has made me a visual thinker who can find patterns and organize information into engaging graphics. I have worked as freelance Graphic Designer, Art Director at youth sporting event t-shirt company, Instructional Designer at a healthcare organization and currently am e-Learning Manager at Adventist Health. It brings me great joy to draw and share my ideas with others. I am humbled by this recognition."

 

Like this shirt?  Want one? Currently, these shirts are only available through community events.  Stay tuned for your opportunity to earn or win one!

Give it up for all the awesome contest participants in the comments below.

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