Microsoft PowerApps, Flow updates: Offline access, Dynamics 365 integration

Microsoft has announced some much-in-demand Q2 updates to PowerApps and Flow, including the ability to embed Power BI tiles directly within PowerApps, trigger workflows within a Microsoft Teams conversation with Flow, and to embed apps as rich forms in SharePoint Online.

One of the key enhancements to PowerApps enables users to work offline and more easily connect custom APIs, describes Darshan Desai, group program manager, PowerApps. Apps built with PowerApps can now cache and save data offline to deliver faster user experiences. Creators can also more easily connect to their companies' own APIs and data sources, as Desai describes.

Other improvements to PowerApps include:

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