Top 5 interesting Power Apps updates
of 2023 Wave 1 update
What must you know?
Wave updates are the way of sharing news with community. For Power Platform, Microsoft shares updates of old features, introduces new things and announces what is coming. In this article I will summary top 5 interesting Power Apps updates of 2023 Wave 1 update! I can only say, hold on to your seats!
TOP 1: Coauthor with other makers in the modern app designer
You can now work on the same Model-driven app as a Team! There are no restrictions on how many Makers can work on one Model-driven app. Now, you can work together and make your applications great! It’s an incredible feature; we have been waiting for it for so long.
Let’s see what Microsoft says about it.
Here are some links where you can read more about it: Coauthoring in model-driven apps & Coauthor with other makers in the modern app designer.
TOP 2: See which colleagues are viewing the same records as you
Like in google docs, now you can see what people are viewing the same record as you in Model-driven apps. This will help to collaborate and is much more clear for Users.
Here are some links where you can read more about it: See which colleagues are viewing the same records as you.
TOP 3: Turn existing artifacts into working apps with Express design in Figma
Do you remember my article on creating an application based on a Figma design? Here is a link to the article: Overview of Creating Power Apps from Figma. This feature is finally out of preview and is live! I am excited to see how it works now and if it has more features.
Here are some links where you can read more about it: Turn existing artifacts into working apps with Express design in Figma & Express design.
TOP 4: Enhance delegation for UpdateIf and RemoveIf
In Power Apps, Delegation is one of the most critical factors regarding efficiency and performance. I was addressing this topic here: Understand Delegation in Power Apps. Many functions are delegable, and Power Apps Makers should follow the best practices when working with Power Fx formulas. In Wave 1, Microsoft introduces new delegable functions: UpdateIf and RemoveIf.
TOP 5: Reuse Power Fx formulas with user defined functions (planned)
I haven’t yet used this feature, but it seems very interesting. We can assign a specific expression to the defined function – not a variable. So, we will get a new feature in Power Apps that will significantly improve efficiency and cooperation while, at the same time, it will decrease the amount of code that is visible on the screen. I am not a big fan of this Power Apps Canvas Apps editor, so having less code is always a good thing.
Here are some links where you can read more about it: Reuse Power Fx formulas with user defined functions.
Another Wave, another update, and we must also update our approach. We must develop our skills. Many exciting changes are coming, and I am excited to cooperate on a Model-driven app with my project team. More features are coming in Wave 2 – then I will summarize the Power Apps part!
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