Forward Forever News - Issue #6
This month our team's blog posts have been featuring Power Automate from three very different angles:
- Common business scenarios for generating PDF documents
- Power BI report administration via a REST API
- Building your own bot for a chat service
It is awesome to see how low-code tools democratize the use of modern cloud service APIs. Regardless of whether there's a readymade connector available or not, citizen developers can now combine various services together in creative ways. Sure, it does still require planning and effort, but Power Platform is dramatically expanding the pool of potential innovators by removing the requirement for writing custom code.
Latest posts on FF blog
PDF document from multiple images with Power Automate
Timo shows how to create a flow that produces a PDF document that includes several images. This could be, for example, an inspection report with pictures.
How to use a service principal in Power BI Admin REST APIs in Power Automate
Heidi shares the detailed steps on what you need to configure in Azure AD (service principal authorization) and how to call the actual API in your flows.
How to create Discord bot with Power Automate
Hilla shows how to impress your friends by making your very own Discord bot with Power Automate. Absolutely no coding skills required!
FF team members' personal blogs
Dataverse environment administration mode and storage consumption
When you restore the backup of a Dataverse environment into a new environment, it won't remain forever in its original state - even with the admin mode. Jukka Niiranen shares his experiences from one backup restore operation.
Subcontracting in Project Operations Lite – Part I
The final bits and pieces of subcontracting landed Dynamics 365 Project Operations Lite in April 2022. Subcontracting has been a highly anticipated feature since ProjOps’ preview. Antti Pajunen begins his exploration journey from getting this new functionality up and running.
Best of Power Platform community
The Complete Power Apps Functions List - Matthew Devaney
A cheat sheet with all 150+ Power Apps functions with links to the official documentation and also some hidden undocumented functions
Top Five Mistakes to Avoid When Developing Power BI Reports - RADACAD
Reza Rad lists the top five most common mistakes in Power BI development and how to avoid them to have a better Power BI solution.
A deep dive into Delegation – The Joy of Power Apps
Delegation is both a fundamentally important and tricky to master topic. Joy Kirkwood explains the impact of delegation on app building, with practical examples and tips on working around delegation issues.
The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Graph - Laura Kokkarinen
Laura has created a well-structured beginner’s guide, including a lot of hands-on knowledge, for anyone who's interested in leveraging MS Graph in their Power Automate flows, for example.
New Data Advisors
We have two new Power BI experts joining Team FF in one go! Zsofia Dala and Vesa-Matti Teppo have already dived into customer project work and you can expect to see them share their insights on the data analytics side of Power Platform in the near future.
Greetings from sunny Porto!
2 years ago when Forward Forever was launched, the global pandemic made it challenging to arrange any team activities involving international travel. Now that the world is opening up, we finally had a chance to round up our whole crew and spend 3 days together in the amazing city of Porto, Portugal.
Many FF team members got their first sun tan of the season while exploring the Douro riverside, walking up & down the historic city center hills and enjoying fresh seafood - with a bit of port wine, of course. We love the local vibe so much that you can expect to see more Portuguese team members announced shortly!
Catch us in these events
Microsoft Cloud Community Event - Scottish Summit 2022
Scottish Summit is back and bigger than ever. On June 11-12 in Glasgow there will be 90 sessions from top experts in the Power Platform community, including Antti Pajunen and Timo Pertilä from FF.
Microsoft 365 HPR | Avaus: Power Platform Hyvät, Pahat ja Rumat
(IN FINNISH) Mitä hyvää, pahaa tai rumaa Power Automaten, Power Appsin ja Power BI:n alueella on viime aikoina ollut havaittavissa? Mitä mullistavaa uutta on luvassa? Tule HPR-tapahtuman PP-päivään 12.5.2022 hakemaan parhaat ideat liiketoimintasi prosessien kehittämiseen muiden organisaatioiden inspiroivista esimerkeistä!