What IS Microsoft PowerApps?

Lately, I’ve heard from a lot of people:  “I’ve heard about Microsoft PowerApps, but what is it?  What does it do?  What doesn’t it do?  Do I already have it? If so, is it tough to use?”  PowerApps was just released live in January, and while people are starting to hear the name more, I…

How to Print a Form in PowerApps (redux)

Back in 2018, I wrote a blog post on how to print a form in PowerApps, which essentially involved creating an HTML report and then dumping that out to an email to be printed. While it wasn’t very pretty, it got the job done since there was no native printing support in Power Apps. Well…

Hands on with SharePoint Syntex

As of October 1st, Microsoft has released SharePoint Syntex to Microsoft 365. Now, what exactly IS SharePoint Syntex? SharePoint Syntex comes from the Project Cortex initiative from Microsoft, and it is essentially a Machine Learning service that can pull information from your documents and add it as Metadata in a SharePoint Library. As someone who…

Integration with Microsoft Teams

As Microsoft continues to make a big push with their Teams functionality, an area that can sometimes get lost in the shuffle is it’s ability to Integrate with other services Outside of the functionality in Teams, and Office 365 in general.  As the functionality in Teams continues to grow, it has become apparent that Microsoft…

Live from Microsoft Build 2019!

Currently, I’m sitting at the Microsoft Build Conference in Seattle, enjoying the Conference Life, and gaining clarity on what Microsoft’s goals for their products look to be in the future.  If you’re not aware, Build is the Microsoft Conference that really focuses on Development with Microsoft products, so this conference can really help highlight Microsoft…

Interact with Machine Learning with PowerApps and Flow – Part 2

Click here to read Part 1 of this series We’ve got our Custom Connector in Place, lets make a Flow! So, Open Microsoft flow, and create a New Blank Flow.  I named my flow ‘Machine Learning Request-Response’.  The first Action we want to Add is the generic “PowerApps’ Trigger.  This essentially says “Start this flow…

Interact with Machine Learning with PowerApps and Flow – Part 1

Recently, the company I work for (Centric Consulting, check us out!) held a Hackathon to get our consultants a bit more exposure to Machine Learning.  It was a day and half of different teams putting together something that could demonstrate what Machine Learning is, and how it could be used.  In the case of my…

PowerApps Development Strategies – Part 2

In my previous post, I discussed a bit about the Tools we can leverage to develop and manage Apps in PowerApps.  For this Post, we won’t use any of those tools! Plan First, then Develop Microsoft has done a fantastic job of selling the narrative of how simple it is to create and use PowerApps….