Every 2021 Release wave 1: Power Platform changes in one page

Dynamics 365 is a product is something which improves regularly. Microsoft make sure that users gets the better features through different releases it offers to the product. When new features gets released documentations are also updated by the product team it generally is scattered across multiple pages or the user might not get a good view of all features in one single place. That is where this one pager from Khoa Nguyen comes to our help. He is also a blogger and Power Platform Enthusiast who has come up with a one pager with all the changes Power Platform got as part of the 2021 release wave 1. To share this to a larger audience, I am sharing the same with all of you as well. I am sure this will be helpful to all power platform enthusiasts here.

Please find the document here and the related post from Khoa Nguyen here. In case you are facing any issue accessing the two links, I am attaching the same document below for your quick access.

Ultimate licensing matrix for Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents

Normally licensing is a big puzzle for Dynamics 365 projects. Mostly because of the combination of products which comes as part of the implementation and the flexibility Microsoft provides with different licensing models for each of these projects. Even the experienced gets confused with this part without any doubt. I am one among them and by mere coincidence recently, I came across a gem of information from Mathew Burr regarding this.

Normally to understand and finalise on any licensing model, we need to go through the licensing guide which is little lengthy in nature and by the time we complete that guide there could tons of questions when we try to relate that to the components we might use in our project. That is where Mathew’s cheat sheet or licensing matrix comes handy for most of the consultants. He has nailed it along with his colleagues Jukka Nirranen and Richard Burdes.

I would like to share the same with our other fellows as well as this can save many of our times to at least get a vague idea in what we might need from a licensing perspective. Thanks once again to Mathew Burr, Jukka Nirranen and Richard Burdes for your time to get this ready for each one of us.

Original post I am referring to can be accessed here. Also attaching the pdf version in case you face any difficulty accessing the original post. All credits/copyrights to the original owners of this document.

Power Apps Ideas – Create apps using natural language

What will you feel if I say, we can create a new app using our natural language? Simply put in other words, what would you think if we can create a new app by simply saying “Show me all my active Cases” and the system pops out all the possible formulas to get that data along with a small explanation how they work? Doesn’t it sound cool? Power App will be giving us that flexibility along with some other cool features like, Natural Language to Power Fx, Programming by example.

Just like the example mentioned above now with the integration of Open AI helps us to describe the requirement in our natural language as the input and the system with the help of AI generates the code output.

Similar to natural language as an input another way coming up with Power Apps is Programming by Example (PBE) where AI enabled the users to create scripts from input-output examples. Get more details about these cool features below.

Introducing Power Apps Ideas: AI-powered assistance now helps anyone create apps using natural language