In this article I’ll put short glimpse of what has been announced on Microsoft Build 2019 conference.
- Develop custom components for PowerApps
This is going to be a big thing for PowerApps. From now on PowerApps apps can have embedded custom controls that have been built using code. Currently only model-driven apps are supported but canvas apps are on the roadmap!
Ok, this is nothing new int terms of platform capabilities but it’s great to know Microsoft is continuously investing in CDS Solutions user experience.
- PowerApps checker
When it comes to the CDS Solutions it’s worth to mention that a great tooling comes along with it – a PowerApps checker which that analyse a CDS Solution and identifies potential performence and stability risks across all the assets in the solution.
- Import Azure Function / Logic Apps as Custom Connector
Until now this was possible but requires some work on Azure platform and then on Flow studio. Because of such context inconsistency in the result for some of the users and devs the whole process of publishing azure function as a custom connector and using it in a Flow or PowerApps wasn’t clear enough. And this has been improved!
- Improved Application Lifecycle Management for flows using CDS
Flows that are part of the CDS Solutions can now be automatically activated on solution import to a new environment!
- Integrate your Azure Blockchain Service with anything using Microsoft Flow
- Message actions
One of my favorite things in Microsoft Teams is how it’s greatly integrated with other SaaS. I was already very satisfied but Microsoft Teams does not stop in surprising me – this time with context actions so from withing a conversation you can click on a message and create a task based on it!
- Link unfurling
Whenever someone paste a link to a chat message it will be previewed as an image. Simple and useful. Keep in mind that you can also integrate it with your app.
- Low code teams app templates
If you read my blog you should already know I’m a big fun of Low Code solutions. I think they will fill a great gap between end-users and IT world with developers on the lead. My favorites LCDP from Microsoft are of course PowerApps and Flow but Microsoft Teams is few steps behind them
A new feature that is going to revolutionize the way how people collaboratively work on the same document with each other. Long story short: Digital workplace besides being an advocate of working wherever you are it also states a very important rule – consistent context of all tools you use in your office. In Microsoft such tool that allows you to integrate with anything but keeping the same context is Microsoft Teams. Fluid Framework bring this idea to a higher level so i.e. you could work on the same document directly from a chat seeing only a part of the document that is the most related to your conversation.
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