Forward Forever News - Issue #4
During the past month our FF team blog has covered topics like JSON->XML conversion in cloud flows, Power Apps component libraries and receipt scanning via AI Builder.
From the community blogs we have highlighted articles like:
- reference guide to Power Automate expressions
- Model-driven apps form components cheat sheet
- new guidance on Power BI Implementation Planning.
Over the coming months we'll be posting several examples of the low-code apps we've built for customers (and our own use), to give you ideas and inspiration on how the Power Platform technology can be applied in the real world. The first example is a solution for planning and tracking hospital capacity via apps published inside Microsoft Teams. You can browse through many of these solutions in our App Gallery already today.
Latest posts on FF blog
XPath to the rescue in a Power Automate integration
How to deal with JSON data in a cloud flow when the source system doesn't give a structured array to loop through? Convert it to XML first!
Power Apps and component libraries
Step by step instructions on how to use component libraries to share and update common elements across several Canvas apps.
Smart scanning of receipts with Power Apps
How to use AI Builder for extracting data from receipt images that have been uploaded to a SharePoint document library via a mobile app.
FF team members' personal posts
Modern advanced find test drive - Jukka Niiranen
How does the new 2022 wave 1 feature for Model-driven Power Apps pefrorm when compared to the classic Advanced Find tool from the XRM era?
FetchXML: the secret ingredient of cloud flows – Timo Pertilä
Although the FetchXML query language is mostly familiar to Dynamics 365 professionals, there are many great scenarios for it in Power Automate when working with Dataverse data.
Working with solutions in Dataverse for Teams - Jukka Niiranen
Solutions are hidden behind the scenes when building Power Apps in a Teams environment. While you can use them, there are some gotchas to be aware of.
Best of Power Platform community
Model-driven Apps: Main Form Cheatsheet - Dani Kahil
In Power Apps model-driven apps, users interact with data using forms. There are a wealth of different components available besides just standard form fields. Dani covers 18 different component types and provides links to the relevant product documentation for each of them.
New Power BI Implementation Planning Guidance — Coates Data Strategies
Melissa Coates explains the role of the brand new Power BI Implementation Planning materials published on Microsoft Docs. This extensive set of guidance serves as a bridge between the Power BI Adoption Roadmap and the official product documentation for Power BI.
Power Automate Gymnastics Reference Guide
Power Automate expressions you didn’t know you needed until you found them. Everyone keeps a stash of useful Power Automate expressions in Notepad++, VS Code, etc. Here's a curated collection of expressions people use over and over again.
Planning and tracking hospital capacity with apps in Microsoft Teams
Using Power Apps for managing the resources required in providing healthcare services, built on top of Dataverse for Teams & visualized via Power BI.
Forward Forever is Building the Future
Top sessions to watch from the biggest digital transformation event organized in Portugal: Building The Future 2022.
Catch us in these events
Teams Nation 2022 conference, March 23rd
Jukka Niiranen will be presenting his session on "Dataverse meets Teams: low-code app opportunities for everyone".
European Power Platform Conference, April 6-8 2022 - Forward Forever
3 day event in Berlin with in-person learning, sharing and networking with Power Platform community members, including Timo and Antti from Team FF.
Scottish Summit 2022, June 10-11
There's a new date announced for Scottish Summit. Antti Pajunen and Timo Pertilä will be presenting their sessions on Project Operations and Power Platform best practices in Glasgow. Can you guess which one is doing which?😆