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Featured News


Events | Microsoft Ignite

November 2-4, 2021

We kicked off Ignite on November 2, 2021 !

Microsoft Ignite is for IT pros, decision makers, implementors, architects, developers, and data professionals to explore the latest innovations.

For Business Applications, this year’s event is built around four cross-Microsoft themes:

And also be in the look out for:

  • Dynamics 365 announcements
  • Power Platform announcements
  • Microsoft Community for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Announcements.
  • When: Join us November 2–4, 2021 to explore the latest tools, training sessions, technical expertise and networking opportunities.
  • Register now! Check the Agenda to find your focus & Build your schedule.
  • Remember to Request your free One on One Consultations in the Connection Zone for Power Platform: Power Apps | Power Automate | Power Platform Admin | Portals
  • Not able to attend the digital event? No problem, on-demand will be available here.

Learn more on Microsoft upcoming and on-demand events on this Microsoft events page


Events | LATAM Business Applications Summit

November 17-19, 2021

LATAM Business Application Summit 2021 is being held November 17-19th and is entirely focused on upskilling and sharing knowledge with members of the community.

  • Experience what’s ahead for business applications and accelerate innovation with new features in Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform.

Learn more on the events on this page


Deprecations & Important Changes – Power Platform and Dynamics 365

October 2021 | Deprecations with no support with the 2021 Release Wave 2

Low-density headers in model-driven apps won't be supported with the 2021 release wave 2

  • With the upcoming 2021 release wave 2 (public preview in August 2021 and GA in October 2021), the low-density header option, and runtime experience won't be supported in model-driven app forms.
  • Impact:
    • Any current form that is configured to be “low-density” is automatically updated to render in a high density with flyout mode in a model driven app.
  • Action required by you
    • To meet the October 2021 deadline, be sure you update any of your forms from a low-density format to a high density with flyout mode using the modern form designer.
    • More information: Configure header density.
    • If you don't make this change, the form no longer honors this setting at runtime. It also defaults to high density with flyout.

Refer to the Microsoft docs for more information on deprecations.

Form footers in model-driven app won't be supported with the 2021 release wave 2

  • With the upcoming 2021 release wave 2 (public preview in August 2021 and GA in October 2021), form footers won't be supported in a model-driven app form.
  • Impact
    • Main forms will no longer include the footer when a record is opened.
    • Any out of box or custom controls that have been added to the form footer will no longer be available and you'll need to remove the fields if they're no longer necessary or move the fields to the header and use the high-density header with flyout or add them onto the main form.
    • The recommended approach is to move fields that users need to access regardless of the form tab a user is on to the header and set it to use the high-density header with flyout.
    • If there's only one tab, the recommendation is to move them into a new section on the form.
  • Action required by you
    • To meet the October 2021 deadline, be sure you move fields or controls added to a form footer to either the header or a section on the form.
    • If you do nothing, the footer fields or controls that you've added no longer render on the form and aren't available to users.
    • The out of box fields currently on the footer is removed and included on the form as part of the 2021 release wave 2 updates.
    • So, you don't lose status, unsaved changes, or the option to open a form in a new window.
    • The Save option is already available in the command bar and is always visible to the user.
    • While we understand that these types of changes can be disruptive for makers that use the footer today, we always evaluate the experiences.
    • We do this to ensure they provide a modern experience that improves usability, support accessibility requirements, and improves discoverability for highly used fields and controls on a page.

Refer to the Microsoft docs for more information on deprecations.

Tooltips for column descriptions on model-driven forms

  • With the upcoming 2021 release wave 2 (public preview in August 2021 and GA in October 2021), hover tooltips on column labels for full descriptions will be removed.
  • Why is this needed?
    • These tooltips aren't an accessible way to access information about the column.
  • Impact
    • Starting October 2021, these descriptions will no longer be available on hover.
    • We will be introducing a new fully accessible feature for April 2022.

Refer to the Microsoft docs for more information on deprecations.

Business recommended icon on model-driven forms

  • With the upcoming 2021 release wave 2 (public preview in August 2021 and GA in October 2021), business recommended icon on model forms will be removed.
  • Why is this needed?
    • The icon is not presented in an accessible way to identify itself.
  • Impact
    • Starting October 2021, these icons will no longer be available on the form.
    • We will be introducing a new fully accessible feature for April 2022.

Refer to the Microsoft docs for more information on deprecations.

Task flows are deprecated

  • Task flows are used to create a step-by-step data entry form for common tasks, such as after-meeting follow-ups.
  • Task flows are deprecated and will be removed by October 1, 2021.
  • They will be replaced by the immersive experience for business process flows that is planned for release.

More information: Business process flow immersive experiences

February 2022 | Deprecations

Support for Microsoft 365 Groups and Yammer in Dynamics 365 is deprecated

  • Effective February 2022, support for Microsoft 365 Groups (previously known as Office Groups) and Yammer in Dynamics 365 will be deprecated.
  • This will impact customers who use Microsoft 365 Groups and/or Yammer for collaboration in Dynamics 365.
  • We recommend that customers transition to Microsoft Teams for more advanced collaboration functionalities.
  • For information about integrating Dynamics 365 with Teams, see Integrate customer engagement apps in Dynamics 365 with Microsoft Teams.
  • If you've questions about the deprecation, contact your Microsoft Customer Service representative or Microsoft Partner.

April 2022 | Deprecations

Start notifying customers, partners, and ISV on the upcoming WS-TRUST\OrganizationServiceProxy Authentication Type Shutdown in the spring of 2022

WS-TRUST\OrganizationServiceProxy Authentication Type deprecation and Shutdown

  • We are doing this to provide better Identity security, authentication support, cross platform support and to enabled future improvements in our overall platform supported product suite.
  • Who is affected?
    • This affects you, your customer, or your tools if your connecting to Dataverse\PowerPlatform and:
    • You’re using a version of our SDK Client OLDER then 9.0.2.3 (shipped in April of 2018 )
    • You’re using Office365 Authentication with the CrmServiceClient on ANY version.
    • You’re Using the OrgnaizationServiceProxy directly, either via the CrmServiceClient, or using it directly from the Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Client.dll
    • This does NOT affect Plugins that run on the Dataverse Server.
  • Requested GO-DO’s
    • If you are in the in the use case above, make plans and fix it now without waiting until close to the deadline.
    • If you are using tools, Partner or ISV provided tools, raise awareness,  provide the link HERE which walks though identification and updates required. 
  • Details - April 2022 - Effective April 2022, the authentication protocol will be retired for all new and existing environments within a tenant
  • Deprecation of Office365 authentication type and OrganizationServiceProxy class for connecting to Dataverse
      • Effective April 2021, the authentication protocol will be retired for all new environments within a tenant.
      • The retirement of new environments starts April 1, 2021 and rolls out gradually in all regions within a 6-week window.
      • Effective April 2022, the authentication protocol will be retired for all new and existing environments within a tenant.

More information: Use of Office365 authentication with the WS-Trust security protocol

Some client APIs are deprecated

Deprecated Client API : ClientGlobalContext.js.aspx

  • Replacement Client API: None
  • Comments:
    • The ClientGlobalContext.js.aspx page is deprecated and scheduled to be unavailable after April 1, 2022.
    • Alternative methods to access global context information will be available by December 2021.

More information to come HERE

Important Changes coming in Power Apps Portals

Table permission changes for forms and lists on new portals

  • Starting with release 9.3.7.x, newly created portals will have table permissions enforced for all forms and lists irrespective of the Enable Table Permissions setting.
  • To configure anonymous access explicitly, use proper table permissions, and web role setup instead.
  • More information HERE

SameSite mode changes

  • Starting with portals version 9.3.6.x, makers can mark SameSite mode as Strict for all portal cookies where applicable.
  • With this change, we're adding a new website setting to control the SameSite mode for all cookies, configurable at specific cookie level.
  • Starting October 2021, all newly provisioned portals will have Strict as the Default value instead of None.
  • To learn how to configure site settings for portals, go to Configure site settings for portals.

More information HERE


Full list of deprecations and important changes:

For Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Apps :

Important changes (deprecations) coming in Power Apps, Power Automate, and model-driven apps in Dynamics 365

For Power Apps Portals:

Important changes coming in Power Apps portals

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Power Platform & Dynamics 365 | Release Waves & Service Updates


Manage Updates

New ! Public Preview | Managing your maintenance Window for database and application updates in Power Platform Admin Center.


Understanding Release Wave Updates
    • Understand the opt in process to early updates for Dynamics 365 environments and how to opt in to early access updates.
    • After a release wave is generally available, all environments will be automatically turned on to receive mandatory updates which will enable the early access features and the general available features of a release.

Tips to Stay informed on Updates notifications:

  • Stay Informed with Message Center notifications for Dynamics and PowerApps HERE

Manage email notifications to admins using PowerShell.


Power Platform and Dynamics 365 | Release Waves

Check out the what’s new for each Solution area of interest below:


Service Updates | Microsoft Dataverse

Dataverse Updates are typically deployed every week and reflect the environment update information.

  • This article describes the hotfixes and updates that are included in Service Update 21103.

How to determine if your organization has received the service update?

  • To determine whether your organization had this update applied, check your Microsoft Dataverse version number.
  • Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner, and then click About.

Click here to see the Latest Version Availability for your Dataverse


Service Updates | Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Apps

Sales App | Service Updates

  • Sales App/Solution Service Updates are typically deployed every 2 weeks and the schedule will be published every other Wednesday.
  • Sales App/Solution Version are deployed based on region specific times.
  • Click here to see the Latest version availability and Next App/Solution Version based on you region.

Customer Service | Service Updates

  • Customer Service App/Solution Service Updates page is updated every Tuesday.
  • App/Solution Version are deployed based on region specific times.
  • Click here to see the Latest version availability and Next App/Solution Version based on you region.

Field Service | Service updates

  • Click here for information Field Service Updates and Service Update release schedule for your region.

Power Automate

  • Power Automate is not available in all regions at once.
  • Instead, each version is made available incrementally in different regions of the world.
  • Click here for the last Power Automate Release Note and Release schedule for your region.

Power Apps/ Unified Interface/Power Apps Studio/Mobile Make.PowerApps.com

Power Apps Portals | Service updates

    • Portal Website Host is typically updated automatically on a monthly basis to the latest versions.
    • Portal Solutions are updated by customers.
  • Power Apps Portal Latest version availability page is updated every Tuesday.
  • Latest Portal updates 9.3.10.x is now available.
  • Click here for the latest Portal version availability.

Portal Update, Upgrade information

  • This is the Release updates page where you can learn about the new features that have recently released and new features that will be releasing over the next few months on Power Apps Portal.

Power BI Desktop & Power BI Server | Service Updates

This article describes updates to Power BI Desktop and the Power BI service

  • Check the latest Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service update October 2021 Update (2.98.683.0) here.
  • Power BI Desktop is updated and released on a monthly basis, incorporating customer feedback and new features.
  • Only the most recent version of Power BI Desktop is supported; customers who contact support for Power BI Desktop will be asked to upgrade to the most recent version. Get the latest version of Power BI Desktop from the Download Center
  • Power BI Service | The following updates are new to the Power BI service this month:

Get started with goals in Power BI (preview)


Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-premises | Release & Service Updates

For the latest Service Updates for Dynamics 365 on-premise release version 9.0 and 9.1 visit Service Updates

Dynamics CRM (on-premises) 9.1

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 9.0                                                                                                                               

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Power Apps & Dataverse | Product Updates


Dataverse | Goodbye Relevance search, hello Dataverse search!

Overview

  • Relevance search is being rebranded as Dataverse Search.
  • The new Dataverse search name is visible in the Power Platform Admin Center and the Power Apps maker portal within the updated solution explorer experience, which is in public preview.                                                                                                                               
  • Dataverse search is enabled by default for all production environments.
  • When Dataverse Search is enabled, the new search is the only search experience available for all end users in model-driven apps.
  • Dataverse search remains an opt-in feature for non-production environments and environments using their own encryption key.
  • You can change the setting at any time in Power Platform Admin Center.
  • Click here to understand why we are moving to Dataverse Search.

Important considerations to set up the Dataverse Search for optimal usage

  • Customers will need to set up their indexes and searchable tables/fields to really optimize search for their environment. 
  • Review and validate the searchable Fields of your custom tables for search optimization and index storage optimization.
  • This could take some thought and time to configure. 
  • Click here to understand how to Configure the Dataverse Search for optimal use and improve search results.

Things to know when setting up the Dataverse Search

  • There are some common tables and fields which are part of the Dataverse search index by default. You can check the list here.
  • You can select, add the Tables to Index for Dataverse Search in the context of a solution.
  • There is No limit on the number of tables you can index BUT there is a limit on the total number of Fields to enabled for Dataverse search.
  • You can configure up to 950 searchable fields in the organization.
  • Selecting a table to be indexed for Dataverse search shows the number of fields that will be added to the index in the new solution explorer.
  • The number of fields indexed is dependent on the tables quick Find View.
    • Understand how to enable Searchable Fields for a table in the Quick Find View

Dataverse | Permissions support in DataSourceInfo and (new) RecordInfo functions for Dataverse

Announcement

We are exited to announce the immediate availability of permissions support for Dataverse with the DataSourceInfo and the new RecordInfo functions in Power Apps.  

  • These functions open the door for richer Power Apps that check for permissions for a table or record respectively in a canvas app. 
  • With a permissions check authors can hide and show functionality in the UI based on permissions.

Quick overview - Learn more details on the link provided below.

  • Dataverse
    • Dataverse has a rich security model that allows for checking permissions at both the table and record level.  
    • Permission checking capability is part of the Power Apps connector.
    • Dataverse is currently the only data source that supports the permissions feature of these functions.
  • DataSourceInfo – table level checking
    • The DataSourceInfo function allows an author to check for create, read, edit, and delete permissions on a data source table.  
  • RecordInfo – record level checking
    • The new RecordInfo function allows a Power Apps author to check for record level permissions.  
    • Like DataSourceInfo an author can use this function to check for  read, edit, and delete permissions. 
  • Common pattern: table permission versus role checking.
    • Checking for table permissions is a more common, simpler, and more resilient coding pattern than role checking. 
    • If two different roles both grant rights to a given table, then a simple check of table permissions works without having to update an app to check for additional roles.

Check out the details on this page of Power Apps blog.


Dataverse | General Availability release of Large file and Image support in Power Apps canvas and UCI

General Availability Announcement

  • We are happy to announce General Availability support in Power Apps for Dataverse large File and Image data types.
  • Files up to 128MB and Images up to 30MB are supported. 
  • The sizes supported by Dataverse and Power Apps were different and the mobile scenario was not supported. 
  • Those limitations are now removed and Power Apps (canvas and UCI) now align with the sizes available in Dataverse.
  • Large files and images now work in mobile scenarios as well.

Capabilities & Recommendations

  • Image are available in a thumbnail and full size.  
  • By default, a gallery works with the thumbnail image (created automatically by Dataverse on upload) and forms work with the full image.
  • Form load  performance works best if  image sizes are in the 100 – 400K range
  • Larger size images work well in scenarios where the image is loaded after the form is already loaded.
  • Galleries work best with thumbnail images. 
  • Thumbnail images are stored inline with the record so performance is fast.
  • Full sized images are stored separately in blob storage and must be retrieved separately.

Learn more from this page on Power Apps blog.


Power Apps | General Availability of Custom Help Pane in model-driven apps

General Availability Announcement

  • Custom help pane feature gives your model apps a custom in-product help experience that is tailored to your app.
  • It is now announcing general availability.
  • This update provides better stability of the experience.
  • Plus the following improvements for the experience.
    • New floating menu includes styling options (Bold and Italic) and formula options.
    • Keyboard shortcuts also work.
    • Edit options are now added for links/images/videos/balloons/coachmarks.

Learn more about the feature: Custom help pane feature documentation.


Power Apps | Licensing | Low-code with low risk | Pay-as-you-go for Power Apps (Public Preview)

Announcement

  • We are pleased to introduce a new and more flexible way to pay for Power Apps and related Power Platform services.
  • Starting November 2, 2021 in preview, customers can use an Azure subscription to cover their Power Apps and Dataverse costs based on actual usage.
  • Historically, low-code platforms have required customers to figure out their licensing needs in advance
  • While there are many benefits to the scale and predictability of user-based licensing, several scenarios today require the agility of a usage-based model.
  • Pay-as-you-go will provides great flexibility for customers who don’t fit with the "Per-App" license and not quite there with the "Per-User" license model.
  • With the new pay-as-you-go plan, customers only pay for what they use, giving them more flexibility to get started with low code with low risk and then scale their investments over time based on the usage patterns of their solutions.
  • Pay-as-you-go is configured on an environment-by-environment basis, so you have the flexibility to adopt it wherever it makes sense for your organization and stick with the pre-paid model where it doesn’t.
  • Use this link to Understand how to set up pay-as-you-go billing for Power Apps

Check out details from this page on Power Apps blog.

Mechanics video: https://aka.ms/IgniteNov21/PPMechanics


Power Apps | Requests limits and allocations | New entitlement limit

Announcement

  • Requests in Microsoft Power Platform consist of various actions that a user makes across various products.
  • Power Platform Request limits exist to help ensure service levels, availability, and quality of the platform.
  • There are limits to the number of requests users can make each day across Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Dynamics 365 applications.
  • Looking for what constitutes a Power Platform API request? Check Here
  • For Dataverse, there is a small set of system internal operations that are excluded from limits, such as login, logout, and system metadata operations.

How does it work?

  • All the users of Microsoft Power Platform have limits on the number of requests based on the license they are assigned.
  • A separate limit is established for certain activities (A background process that migrates data between databases) that do not require a user to interact with the service.

Check out details from this page on Microsoft docs.

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Power Apps Portals | Product Updates


Portals | Announcing General Availability (GA) of Power Apps portals support for Microsoft Power Platform CLI

Announcement

  • We are excited to announce the General Availability (GA) of Power Apps portals support for Microsoft Power Platform CLI with version 1.9.8 that was introduced in May 2021 release as a preview feature.

Feature Capabilities

This feature provides the following capabilities:

  1. Lists all portal websites from the current Dataverse environment.
  2. Download portal website content from the current Dataverse environment.
  3. Upload portal website content to the current Dataverse environment.

Why use Power Platform CLI for portals development? Check out details here.

For further details, see documentation

Learn more about Power Platform CLI on this page of Power Apps Portals blog


Portals | Create deployment profile for dev/test/prod environment using Power Apps CLI
  • You can now upload portal customization in different environment with different set of properties using portals deployment profile.
  • You can also create multiple deployment profiles and upload portal customization to an environment by applying the profile you want.
  • Learn more about the prerequisite and details here on Power Apps blog.


Portals | Create multiple portals in your Dataverse environment

Announcement

  • We are excited to announce that we are lifting the 1 portal type limit per environment, and allow the creation of multiple portals of the same type within an environment (no per language limit)!

Capabilities

This feature provides the following capabilities :

  • Create multiple portal of the same type with limit of up to 50 portals per environment (no per language limit).
    • Click here for details
  • Supported templates :
    • Dataverse starter portal and portal from blank
    • Customer self-service, Partner portal, Employee self-service, Community, Customer Portal – Coming soon!

Learn more details on this capability here.

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Power Automate | Product Updates


Process Advisor Application Analytics and Automation Recommendation features are now generally available!
  • Gain deeper insights and take action in optimizing and automating your process with Process advisor Application Analytics and Automation Recommendation features, which are now generally available.
  • Process Advisor Application analytics allows you to gain more insights from recordings by understanding application usage and turn insights into actions with recommended automations.
  • Overview:
      • Quickly identify patterns and trends
      • Reprioritize time by identifying inefficiencies
      • Streamline processes with deeper insights
    • Turn insights into action with recommended automations
      • Identify new opportunities to streamline how you work with the automation recommendation feature and get more insights into what to automate using Power Automate.
      • Read more about automation recommendations including:
        • Identify automation opportunities
        • Scale automation faster with built-in connectors
        • Get started quickly with guided steps

Learn more from this page on Power Automate blog.


Power Automate Desktop | October 2021 Features Summary
  • The October 2021 update of Power Automate Desktop has been released!
  • Power Automate Desktop comes with new features in October 2021 release. It includes:
    • Sensitive variables in Power Automate for desktop
    • Sensitive variables in Power Automate for desktop
    • Support older versions of Internet Explorer
    • New capability to save an Excel workbook as XML Data
    • Breaking forward compatibility of older versions of Power Automate for desktop

Power Automate Cloud Flows | October 2021 Features Summary
  • The October 2021 update of Power Automate Desktop has been released!
  • Power Automate Desktop comes with new features in October 2021 release. It includes:
    • Sensitive variables in Power Automate for desktop
    • Sensitive variables in Power Automate for desktop
    • Support older versions of Internet Explorer
    • New capability to save an Excel workbook as XML Data
    • Breaking forward compatibility of older versions of Power Automate for desktop

Power Automate Cloud Flows | October 2021 Features Summary
  • The October 2021 update of Power Automate Cloud Flows has been released!
  • New features include:
    • Power Virtual Agent Chat bot available across all pages in Power Automate
    • Copy To Clipboard for solution flows
  • You can also check the list of popular Cloud flows scenarios here
  • Click here for the latest Update on Power Automate Cloud Flows.
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Microsoft Power BI | Product Updates



Power BI | General Availability of next-gen Premium Platform

Announcements

  • General availability of the platform that powers Power BI Premium experiences.
  • With this release, Power BI Premium becomes a world-class capacity-based Analytics SaaS product powering mission-critical, enterprise-grade analytics solutions.
  • The new platform assures reliable, unmatched support for large scale analytics, simple low-overhead administration, and introduces “Autoscale” – an optional add-on providing automatic temporary upscaling to address the ever-dynamic demand for computing power.
  • Administrators of next-gen premium capacities will find it easier than ever to track the essential resources a Premium capacity uses, know when opting-in to overload slowdown protection via Autoscale is advisable, or if getting a larger capacity is recommended.
  • Now that the platform is Generally Available, Power BI will begin charging for Autoscale cores that are added to each capacity per the previously announced for Autoscale.
    • Autoscale charges will begin taking place on November 4th 2021.

Capabilities

  • The documentation for premium capacities has been updated with this release and includes specific articles to common questions like:
    • Planning your transition from first-generation Premium capacities to Next-gen Premium capacities
    • How to determine your capacity size when using next-gen Premium capacities
    • Managing premium capacities using the new Premium Utilization app with in-app help content
    • Click here to check out the documentation.
  • We encourage all owners of Premium capacities to leverage this next-gen platform as soon as possible and enjoy its many great improvements today by upgrading their capacities in the admin portal.

Check out this page for details on the announcements.


Power BI | October 2021 Feature Summary

The Power BI October 2021 Feature Summary has been released!

  • New features include capabilities for:
    • Reporting
    • Modeling
    • Service
    • Embedded Analytics
    • Developers
    • Visualizations
  • You can also check the video below for this month ‘summary 
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Learning & Training Corner


Power Apps | Does how you submit date and time data matter?

The answer is “Yes” if you are using Canvas apps.

  • Depending on if you are submitting your date and time data through the Power Apps UI or using direct oData API call your data will behave differently, but only for User Local data.
  • The Power Apps Canvas UI performs calculations on submitted date and time data so that it will display properly.
    • When a date and time for a User Local column is added through an app, an offset will be added or subtracted from the data based on the submitting user’s time zone.
    • This is because when the Canvas UI retrieves and displays a User Local field, it will process the current user’s offset of the value.
    • This results in the expected date and time.

Example: The Pacific time zone has a UTC offset of -8. So submitting 4/4/2021 12:00 in the Pacific time zone will add +8 to the time to make sure when it is retrieved the correct original time is displayed. This results in the UTC value 4/4/2021T20:00:00Z.

  • When you submit directly using the API, the UI is not involved at all.
  • This means submitting4/4/2021 12:00 through the oData API will result in a stored value of 4/4/2021T12:00:00Z.
  • When the API pulls this value for the Pacific time zone user, it will apply the UTC -8 and the displayed result will be 4/4/2021 4:00, Depending on the UTC offset and the time stored, this can result in your data being off by up to an entire day.
  • This can be easily fixed by applying your own UTC calculation or offset value when submitting via API.

Read detailed recommendation here to make sure your data works as expected.


Power Apps | Troubleshooting |  Canvas App Troubleshooting – Part 1

In this section, we will learn approach on some strategies our Microsoft support team use when troubleshooting issues in canvas apps.

  • Here the scenario presented: A Filter() statement that returns no items.
    • Problem: You have a gallery and the gallery is not showing any records.
    • You are sure to have used the proper filter to populate the apps. “Filter(MySharePointList, ContactEmail=cmbContacts.Selected.Email)”
    • This scenario is inspired by a real case that came to our support team recently.
    • This is a frequent scenario:  Supporting an app that was authored by someone else, with little documentation on how the app works.
  • The solution to this issue was ensuring that both sides of the Filter() expression were using the Email address, rather than one using Email and the other using UPN.
    • In the course of troubleshooting, there were other possible causes we had considered, including:
    • Maybe there were genuinely no records in the SharePoint list for the selected Contact
    • Such records existed, but the logged-in user didn’t have access to them
    • Perhaps ContactEmail and cmbContacts.Selected.Email were formatted differently and there are no exact matches

Check out this page for troubleshooting steps and resolution details.


Power Platform & Dynamics 365 | Technical Update Briefing

Stay up to date with the monthly Technical Update Briefing by watching on-demand videos on Microsoft Business Applications Technologies to explore new tech that's ready to implement. HERE

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