This is a pretty simple concept that can bring tremendous value and insight to you, the creator of a PowerApp. Modern development practices encourage gathering insights from your users' interactions within your application. With these insights, you can decide how to mature and grow your product. How do we achieve this within PowerApps?
Microsoft has released its guidance and best practices: PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Governance and Deployment Whitepaper. It's a great document, I highly recommend it for anyone considering PowerApps, Flow and/or Common Data Service (CDS) for their enterprise. I find that a document of this stature to be intimidating to engineers, admins, and IT pros. It's 66... Continue Reading →
The diverse collection of data connectors in PowerApps is impressive. There are over 250 different connectors available, not only from the Microsoft ecosystem but across the entire internet. You can connect to Salesforce, Gmail, Zendesk, Azure and so much more. These connections are great, but I have found that data connectors bring one of the... Continue Reading →
I love these little wins that truly highlight the power of Office 365! Here's my use case: in the Boston office of Slalom, we have an annual Learning Day that everyone is required to attend. It's a fun day, and we do learn some great things from it. Every consultant and leader has to register... Continue Reading →
Depending on where your data lives, it may take a few seconds for that data to display in the PowerApp. There is nothing that drives users more nuts than just staring at a screen as it does nothing, wondering if it's frozen or broken. PowerApps does have that useless little loading dots thing at the... Continue Reading →
Microsoft PowerApps is a great "no code" solution for creating customized forms for SharePoint Online and independent web apps and mobile apps. However, it can get unruly inside of an app if you don't follow some sort of guidelines and practices. After you get a few screens in with dozens and dozens of controls, you... Continue Reading →
I had the wonderful opportunity to share my thoughts on why Microsoft Flow and PowerApps rock at the Boston Office 365 User Group. The session was amazingly well attended, with over 30 people in the room and over 15 online! I was pumped! We walked through several real life demos, and I shared valuable tips... Continue Reading →
Yes, CSS for PowerApps, kinda. Actual CSS based style sheets are not possible, but the next best thing is. We can create a few objects to store our styles in, like colors, font sizes, dimensions, etc. and then reference them across the app. Not really cascading style sheets, but let's call them just style sheets.... Continue Reading →