PowerApps & Flow Updates: Unified Interface; New connectors; Flow designer; CDS training

August 9 2019

Throughout July, the PowerApps team managed to roll out nine new features. Looking back a month earlier, some of the most important updates include PowerApps Portals in public preview, a streamlined validation process for AppSource postings with Azure DevOps Build, Gateway Management through Power Platform Admin Center, or Common Data Service data sharing with Azure AD Security Groups. The preview of ISV Studio is also important, offering a consolidated view of PowerApps and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement apps.

Partners and users are discussing what's new in the October 2019 preview release of Unified Interface. Among the changes, images are visible in-line with the body of an email while Quick Create forms support rapidly adding, saving and working on records. Admins can also choose a form header style to cater to customers, setting a low-density, high-density read only or high-density with flyout and controls. The third option is default, offering basic controls for editable and web resources. Users can also view email threads as a conversation, better explanation of unsaved work actions, and clearer error notifications

In the world of Flow, Microsoft closed out July by releasing new SharePoint connectors to work with folders, permissions and check-in or check-out. Outside the Microsoft stack, July brought four new third-party connectors for Contoso blockchain, Projectum data filling, Serverless360 and LiveTiles Bots. As part of overall integration, Flow will become more interoperable with Azure DevOps helping to automate app lifecycles, versioning and source control. The DevOps capability is one of two in public preview. The other is guest user access to assign approvals to people who aren't full members on the tenant. However, this function doesn't work on mobile.

According to Flow senior program manager, Sunay Vaishnav, the Flow designer supports copy paste actions as of July 26. Scope controls let users copy by dragging and dropping. For their part, more advanced users can also "peek" at the underlying code of what they've copied. Vaishnav noted the introduction of a new flow details page as well as new run and create experiences.

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