Do you ride the wave? As Microsoft Business Application specialists, we do this a lot, as we contend with two yearly release waves, with lots to consume and look forward to! For the first 2021 release wave, here are the top 5 things I suggest you look out for.
Extensibility is one of the main advantages of the Power Platform and an area that Microsoft expects you to understand when tackling exam PL-400. As such, it's the focus of this next post in my revision notes series, as we round off our discussion concerning the first exam area.
We're back with the second post in my new series all about exam PL-400. In this post, we will take a high-level look at some of the critical components to consider when designing a solution targeting the Power Platform.
PL-400 is now officially upon us, having been released from beta a few weeks ago. With this in mind, now is as good a time as any to kick off a new blog series, dedicated to providing a set of revision notes for the exam. In the first post, we look at how to validate requirements and design a technical architecture using the Power Platform.
Like me, you may have heard of Adaptive Cards, but not really understood how they work. Courtesy of the Virtual Power Group, I found a great excuse to dip into them and wanted to show how to use them in Power Automate flows to generate variable, tabular data.
Often, the biggest challenge you face when convincing a business to adopt a solution like Power Apps is the cost. So it's great to see that Microsoft has announced a new limited-time pricing offer, which offers HUGE discounts on the list prices for all Power Apps licenses...
A few weeks ago, we took a look at Environment Variables and used a pattern within Power Automate that was less than ideal. In this post, we will revisit this subject to find out what was wrong and how to go about doing things in a better way.
Environment variables, a feature that has recently gone into general availability, provides us with some interesting new capability to tailor the functionality of our canvas Power Apps and Power Automate flows, based on the environment we are targeting. What’s more, they are dead easy to start working with.
Trying to achieve a true ALM process using Power Automate or canvas Power Apps has always been a struggle in the past. Fortunately, we are starting to see some new capability land, such as Connection References, which is helping to remedy some past frustrations.
So far in the MB-400 exam series, we've seen the variety of connectors available for Power Apps and Power Automate flows. For situations where you're working with a bespoke API, developers can use custom connectors to provide the same type of functionality and to extend the Power Platform further.