Power App Gallery Control / ForAll Gotcha

A Power App Gallery Control / ForAll gotcha and how to handle it

Recently, I came across a Power App gallery control / ForAll gotcha which I managed to handle so I’m sharing this here in case anyone else experiences the same issue. OK, let’s set the scene: It’s a sunny Thursday afternoon in May in central Scotland. The hero is working on a Power App, and binds the following collection (colItems) to a gallery control: ClearCollect(colItems, { ID:1, Name:"Dog" }, { ID:2, Name:"Cat" }, { ID:3, Name:"Rabbit" } ); Great, the gallery is showing the data collection as expected! [Read More]

Power Apps Ideas Website

Post your ideas for Power Apps

If you have an idea for Power Apps - for example, a new feature - then you can post it to Power Apps Ideas website: https://ideas.powerapps.com/ When submitting a new idea, you complete the following form. It’s worth adding plenty of detail: Submissions on the site can then be up-voted by the community to highlight which ideas have the most demand, and you can also add comments. Ideas can be assigned status values such as Under Review, Planned, Completed, and Declined. [Read More]

Copilot in Microsoft Power Apps

Use natural language to create Power Apps

Copilot in Microsoft Power Apps OK, I hope you’re sitting down. An announcement was made recently which blew my mind: Copilot in Microsoft Power Apps (preview)! This feature is made possible by use of next-generation AI technology and means you can write a sentence such as: Build an app to manage music playlists for my favourite artists such as Metallica (Well, that’s one example but the choice is yours 😄) [Read More]

Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform Release Planner

Plan for Microsoft Power Platform releases

I recently started paying more attention to the Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform Release Planner to learn about planned features, features coming soon, and features available to try now. The release planner does cover Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform but my main focus is on Microsoft Power Platform. Selecting a feature provides more information such as the description of the feature, who the feature is aimed at (admins, makers, etc), when the release is scheduled for phases like Public Preview and General Availability (GA), and much more: [Read More]

Power Apps Super User

I've been awarded Power Apps Super User!

Super Users 2023 Season 1 badges.

I’m very proud to announce that I’ve been awarded Power Apps Super User in 2023 Season 1 by the awesome Microsoft Power Platform Community!

Helping others is a privilege and something I’m passionate about. I’m also very grateful to everyone who has helped and supported me.

Here is the official announcement: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/News-Announcements/Announcing-Super-Users-2023-Season-1/td-p/2066953

Check out the Microsoft Power Platform Community here: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/

How to Prepare for Microsoft Azure Certifications

Azure Spring Clean 2023 Special Blog Post

Azure Spring Clean 2023 This special blog post is part of the amazing Azure Spring Clean 2023 event organised by the awesome Joe Carlyle and Thomas Thornton. Microsoft Azure certifications have many benefits, including the potential to get your first job working with Azure, earn a promotion, keeping your skills up to date, and having greater job satisfaction. In this session, we’ll cover which certifications are available, learning resources, exams and renewals, money-saving tips and much more! [Read More]

My Microsoft Certification Journey

The Microsoft Certifications I've earned so far and why I chose them

My Microsoft certifications I’m very proud to have earned all eight Microsoft Fundamentals Certifications: Azure Fundamentals Azure Data Fundamentals Azure AI Fundamentals Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals Power Platform Fundamentals Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (CRM) Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (ERP) Why I study for Microsoft certifications Studying for a technical certification, Microsoft or otherwise, is a personal choice which can be motivated by several factors such as: [Read More]

Asking ChatGPT about the Microsoft Power Platform

What can ChatGPT tell us about the Microsoft Power Platform

I wondered what ChatGPT thinks about the Microsoft Power Platform… so I asked it! The results were very interesting - here they are: Me: What is the Microsoft Power Platform? ChatGPT: The Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform that enables organizations to build custom business applications quickly and easily. It combines three products: Power Apps, Power Automate (formerly known as Microsoft Flow), and Power BI. Power Apps is a platform for creating custom business applications for mobile devices and web browsers. [Read More]

What is the Microsoft Power Apps Community?

How you can find (and give) help in the Microsoft Power Apps Community

The Microsoft Power Apps Community is a place where you can connect with peers, share ideas, and learn from experts for everything Power App-related. It’s a great place to find help as well as offer help to others. In fact, when searching on Google (other search engines are available) for answers to Power App questions, I’m often directed to the Microsoft Power Apps Community where, often, someone has encountered a similar issue and helpful folks have responded with a solution. [Read More]