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Microsoft Power Platform News: 2022 Year in Review

by MSDW Reporter
Editorial Team,

With the year now almost wrapped up, it is time to look back at some of the most important changes we’ve seen in 2022. Microsoft Power Platform services continue to grow and change rapidly, making them a particularly exciting area to track over time.

The articles presented below cover some of the most notable product updates and scenarios across the Power Platform services landscape in 2022, and the topics that our audience was most interested to read about.

How Power Platform professionals re-invented their careers (Jan. 11, 2022)

MSDW spoke with two people who have shifted their careers to focus on Power Platform. Nick Gill, a solution architect at AIS and Sheryl Netley, a Microsoft MVP and functional consultant at cloudThing, who told us about how and why they became Power Platform professionals and what it has meant for their careers and their lives.

Microsoft adds new DLP controls for Power Platform connectors (Apr. 20, 2022)

As an app or platform gains traction in an enterprise, DLP becomes critical, ensuring that organizations control against the exposure of sensitive data about customers, employees, financials, and other sensitive and restricted areas. Microsoft released two capabilities, SLP connector action control and SLP for custom connectors, that they believe will improve the use of connectors and the data they supply while giving administrators the ability to protect against improper usage. The new advanced capabilities, “will provide administrators with a level of control that is unmatched in the industry,” wrote Mik Ferland, senior program manager for Power Platform

Power Platform now a $2 billion business, but Microsoft tempers Dynamics growth guidance (Apr. 27, 2022)

Microsoft confirmed that Power Platform grew 72 percent from the previous year, becoming a $2 billion business. Dynamics 365 grew faster than the business applications market overall, Microsoft CFO Amy Hood said, but its 35 percent revenue growth was “a bit lower than expected as we focus on stronger execution on our recent investments.” By contrast, other areas of the Productivity and Business Processes segment fared well including “[b]etter than expected results across Office 365, LinkedIn, and Office consumer.”

Power Apps Portals experts react to the reveal of Microsoft Power Pages (May 25, 2022)

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