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User Group Focus for Power Platform Houston - Raffle !!!

  • 1.  User Group Focus for Power Platform Houston - Raffle !!!

    Gold Contributor
    Posted Feb 25, 2019 12:07 PM

    As many of you know, User Group Focus for Power Platform is coming to Houston, TX on March 13-14!

    As an added benefit of being part of the Houston PowerApps and Flow User Group community, you can be entered into a raffle for a free registration.

    Here's how it works:

      1. Reply to this discussion and share your favorite feature of Power BI or PowerApps or Flow, and share a feature you would like to see added or changed
      2. You must reply before the end of day March 5, 2019

    At the end of the day on Monday, March 5, 2019 the User Group will randomly select two winners from the list of those who posted to the discussion and give away a free registration to User Group Focus for Power Platform.

    User Group Focus for Power Platform provides two days of 90-minute deep dive sessions covering Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow. Over the two days, sessions will cover key points to:

    • Produce visualizations that bring your data to life
    • Explore your data, Identify trends, and make informed decisions that can change your business
    • Allow your team to collaborate and securely share data on any device
    • Extend your solutions and/or business intelligence dashboards by using ready-made templates that allow you to customize with easy expressions
    • Optimize the automation of Microsoft Flow to alleviate heavy lifting related to processes so that your app consumers can focus on the job at hand
    • Use PowerApps and the Common Data Service to securely bring one source of the truth to your organization

    Mohammad Reza Dorrani
    Principal Consultant
    Catapult Systems
    mumbai TX

  • 2.  RE: User Group Focus for Power Platform Houston - Raffle !!!

    Posted Feb 26, 2019 10:31 AM
    My Favorite feature of PowerApps and Flow is that we dont need to install anything to start development, able to see inline guidance for formulas and accessibility issues in app checker, able to test the flow then and there repeatedly and be able to look at the data while testing.

    features that would love to see in powerapps is to be able to create canvas apps with responsive layout.

    Kranthi Tupakula
    Senior Lead Consultant

  • 3.  RE: User Group Focus for Power Platform Houston - Raffle !!!

    Posted Feb 26, 2019 01:39 PM
    PowerApps and Flow completely changed my view of development for SharePoint, SQL and many other platforms. I see lot many things in PowerApps and Flow needs to be improved to ease development and maintenance of the application.

    a. When the PowerApps form has 100+ controls, moving the controls Up and Down is not easy. Moving the controls from one position to the other with drag and drop does not work easily. This feature exists but it needs lots of improvement.
    b. PowerApps currently do NOT have grouping of controls. Group of controls will help to set common rules on the group instead of setting the rules on each control. Example: In form, I have 50 controls. If I need to set the visibility to false on 20 controls based on a single rule. I need to set this rule in 20 different places.
    c. Improving Gallerias: Currently, once I place gallery to display various columns, I need to manually add each column in the gallery. If we have provision to select all the columns and with their order will simply the gallery display.
    d. Looking to have repeating tables just like InfoPath to allow the users adding multiple entries and submit them together.
    e. Currently, PowerApps is not supporting creation of folders while creating new items in SharePoint lists. It will be helpful if we can get this option.
    f. Default admin console with PowerApps to manage the styles of the controls, fonts along with themes.

    Created many flows for various clients with SharePoint or SQL as data source. Looking forward for the following new features:
    a. When an item modified trigger : In approval workflow, I would like to perform actions when the list item is modified. If a list item is modified, then the current trigger starts the whole workflow again. Don't want to do this since it creates extra unnecessary emails. If a 'when an item is modified' trigger was introduced, it would make this whole process much faster and allow more actions to be carried out.
    b. When a file is moved trigger: When a file is moved within SharePoint, I would like to create a log the changes. Currently, we do not have such trigger.
    c. Publishing Approval Flow: I would like to initiate an approval flow when a SharePoint document is published. One approval, the flow should publish the document as a major version. On rejection, the document should be kept as minor version.

    Will add items to this list as I come across more items during implementation. Very nice the products improving in short time.

    Krishna Rachakonda