PowerPlatformConsultants Newsletter – Issue #2

Welcome to the second edition of PowerPlatformConsultants newsletter.

As you must be busy with the preparations for Christmas, we have gathered all the new announcements, capabilities and features about Microsoft Power Platform, so that you do not have to puzzle over different sites to find your required content.

Latest releases and announcements featured by Microsoft

GitHub connector features for Power Platform

Power Automate Dataflow connector in public preview

Power Automate Desktop December release update

 New capabilities of multiple outcome prediction and numerical prediction in AI Builder are now generally available

General availability of Power BI dashboard in model-driven apps

 Power Apps portals capacity consumption reporting is now available

Introduction of a new prebuilt AI model in AI Builder: Invoice processing, in preview

New Process Advisor – in preview and RPA enhancements – now available to streamline workflow using Power Automate

Microsoft Dataverse support for Power BI Direct Query is now generally available 

Configure Azure AD B2C with Power Apps portals in a new way (Preview)

I hope you enjoy the content. For any further suggestions and area of improvements, please leave your comments.

Case Studies

Seattle Visiting Nurses Association transforms vaccine delivery process using Microsoft Power Platform

How Microsoft Business Applications Group Drives Employee Training Using Dynamics 365 & Power Platform

Norwegian bank delivers streamlined, personalized customer experiences with Dynamics 365

Electrolock simplifies inventory management with Microsoft Power Platform

3 real-world examples of the impact and scale of low-code automation

Power Platform

Power BI

Power BI December 2020 Feature Summary

This article covers all the new updates and features about Power BI that will keep you engaged during the holidays

Quickly create reports in the Power BI service (preview)

New way to quickly create reports without downloading Power BI Desktop.

Quick Tips: Registering SQL Server Profiler as an External Tool in Power BI Desktop

Quick tip by Soheil Bakshi, adding SQL Server profiler as an external tool in Power BI Desktop

Power Apps

Rating Control to represent data from Dataverse in a Canvas Power App | Power Platform

Through this post by Priyesh Wagh, understand how to use rating control to represent data in a Canvas Power Apps.

Power Apps add picture control and save to SharePoint Gallery

This article by Matthew Devaney, shows you how to use Power Apps add picture control and save the image to a SharePoint Library.

Microsoft Dataverse

Introducing Microsoft Dataverse and Microsoft Dataverse for Teams

Know about Microsoft Dataverse and Microsoft Dataverse for Teams and changed terminologies through this post.

Dataverse Paging with Distinct

If you’re retrieving data from Dataverse and finding some values that are missing or duplicated, then go through this post by Mark Carrington to find the solution.

Power Automate

Using outputs() function and JSON Parse to read data from missing dynamic value in a Flow | Power Automate

This post shows how to get the desired output by using Output() function from Power Automate and parse using Parse JSON function.

Using Power Automate to Generate Dynamic Tabular Data Within Adaptive Cards

Through this post, know more about how Adaptive Cards work in Power Automate.

How to remove duplicate items from an Array in Power Automate

This post by Debajit Dutta shares information about an important functionality of removing duplicates from an array


Power Apps Dropdown Control – Cascading, Filtering, Allow Empty, Outputs, and more by Shane Young

Power Apps Editable Excel like Table by Reza Dorrani

Power BI Update – December 2020

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Rashmi Kaushik

“Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.” - Benjamin Disraeli. I am Rashmi Kaushik, working as a blogger, Software Consultant and Subject Matter Expert in Cynoteck Technology Solutions Ltd.. I believe hard work, dedication, willingness, desire to succeed, and determination are the collective keys that can open the lock of success. I am MB-200: Microsoft Power Platform + Dynamics 365 Core and AZ-900 Azure fundamentals certified.

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