Monthly Archives: August 2018

OFF 2018-08-31

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Demos –

  • Check this out!
    • PowerApp to Manage PowerStuff!
    • Note: Current name is the PowerPlatform for Admins, but I like PowerStuff more 🙂

Unrelated but cool!

Authenticator Support for Apple Watch – Pub Preview

  • You asked for it, here is the pub preview!

Azure Active Directory Support for Google IDs – Pub Preview

  • AuthN + Org Relationship integration


Power BI Premium Monitoring Capabilities

  • More visibility into performance

Flow – Security and Governance

  • Good approach to concepts/strategy/tactics

Flow to Automate Flow Governance

  • Use it to help you govern it!

New Flow Button Types + Templates + Better SP Integration, More!

  • Some examples:
    • Support for SP multi-value lists
    • Approval send-on-behalf of
    • New button types
    • New/updated connectors

Flow and PowerApps User Groups

No OFF for 2018-08-23

No OFF this week – not all bad news though! The August episode recordings are now up (AT LAST!) and July is streaming back in w/notes and all. Todd and I will be back next week with continued Office Graph demos and news. Have a great weekend all!

OFF 2018-08-17

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Demo:  Office Graph – Initial Graph Explorer + Trusted App Creation

Power BI Report Server Update for August 2018


  • Report theming
  • Buttons
  • Table & matrix tooltips
  • Print to PDF in Power BI Desktop!
  • Measure drill through in reports
  • Conditional formatting by separate field

Power BI PowerShell Guidance

  • Great examples and guidance for admins, developers, users, etc.

Flow in Excel Guidance

PowerApps and Flow Governance Whitepaper

  • Initial set of guidance around environment management, user administration, understand data generated by these services, etc.

PowerApps October 2018 Release Notes

  • Focus on quality in the service
  • Solution checker will provide guidance around performance and stability
  • Continued unification of Canvas and Model-driven Apps (CDS)
  • Check out the full PDF:
  • Theming updates (Office, high contrast)

PowerApps Attachments for CDS Entities



OFF 2018-08-10

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AAD – Auto User Prov/Deprov available for more apps

Combined registration for Azure AD MFA and Self Service Password Reset plus two other cool updates now in public preview!

  • Register once and get the benefits of both MFA and SSPR
  • PW reset from Microsoft Authenticator app
  • Improved Microsoft Authenticator app reg

ICYMI: Stream Network guidance + CDN int. options


Team: New Adobe XD integration

  • Adding on to Creative Cloud integration
  • Collab on protypes for web/mobile apps built in XD

Reminder: Office Update Info

  • Contains Monthly, SA, and SA targeted features
  • Should be reviewed by Office Product champs/user value owners

Enabling Enterprises in Power BI with App Workspaces

  • Access control with security groups, distro lists, and Office 365 Groups
  • Creating workspaces not tied to a Office 365 Group
  • Retirement of organizational and Power BI service content packs
  • New Contributor role

Power BI Desktop August Update

  • Print!
  • Enhanced story telling with bookmark groups
  • Theming is GA – coming soon for Report Server!
  • Conditional formatting by values
  • Python!!!
  • Q&A now GA

OFF 2018-08-03

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Business Applications Summit Videos

All session content is available on demand!

New Way to Manage Roles and Admins in Azure AD

  • Easier access to info and documentation around roles and permissions
  • Easy access to manage PIM

PowerApps Formula Formatting

Makes it easier to read your formulas whether you like whitespace or not!

Power BI Developer Community Update for July

  • Programmatic control of visual headers
  • New Power BI Developer Center:
  • Power BI Embedded now available in China Cloud
  • Accessibility feature: ability to add high contrast support to custom visuals

Upcoming Webcast on PowerApps and Power BI for Teachers

New Flow Preview Program

  • Get early access (dogfood) to new functionality
  • Previews are accessed in a separate environment set to a special “preview region”
  • Useful for validating production Flows against upcoming functionality

July M365 Roundup

  • Free Teams rev
  • Planner in SharePoint sites 🙂
  • Visio visual for Power BI
  • M365 Usage Analytics GA
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator in People card
  • And more…

Live Events – good post on Employee Engagement

Nice overview of use scenarios, not just the tech capabilities

Intune 3rd Party CA support

  • More options for cert issuance via SCEP, etc.

New AAD Roles Management in Preview

  • Easier visibility and management of roles in AAD

Teams August Rollup Announcments

  • Alerts in DnD options
  • Better PPT in meetings
  • Answer Auto Attendant/Queue calls in Teams
  • More Wiki options