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PowerApps Delegation Warning

Update Aug 15 2019 - Microsoft has updated PowerApps to allow for some complex SharePoint data delegation, this will hopefully resolve most issues you were seeing when working with SharePoint data: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sharepoint-delegation-improvements/

If you've tried to use the Filter, LookUp or Search actions in PowerApps you have seen the yellow warning error that shows a 'delegation warning' and you might have even ignored it because your PowerApp was working fine in testing. However once you get into larger data sets your PowerApp will have some issues so in this blog I will attempt to explain what the delegation warning is and how you can fix your PowerApp.

Delegation So what even is Delegation in PowerApps? When doing any sort of data manipulation for an app, PowerApps will try to push the processing of that data to the source system instead of doing all of the manipulation in the app. This is done to increase the efficiency of your app and r…

O365 Weekly Digest - 02/25/2019

Every week I'll be posting a quick summary of O365 updates included in the admin weekly digest email that you can sign up for via the admin Message Center: https://admin.microsoft.com/AdminPortal/Home#/MessageCenter - these emails include items posted to the message center over the last week and come out every Monday.

Lots of updates on previously announced features were included in this week's digest including Sticky Column Headers for lists and libraries (Roadmap ID: 46103) and New Tasks module for Outlook web with Microsoft To-Do (Roadmap ID: 34338) so I will focus on the net new things this week.

End users will be seeing some updates in their Outlook experience including mobile support for Teams Meetings (Roadmap IDs: 32955 & 32956) and easier group membership management for Groups in Outlook. Additionally, when clicking on a file link inside of Office applications users will have the ability to open it directly in the Office desktop app instead of the browser (Roadmap…

Forms Pro - 2/21 Release

Today marks the day that Microsoft has released information on their new Forms Pro tool. Forms Pro will be a part of the Dynamics 365 space and will release features in preview over the next 6 months. The goal of Forms Pro is to be an enterprise survey tool that builds on the feature set Microsoft Forms with the goal of allowing users to Design, Distribute, and Analyze their forms and responses.

Microsoft has posted the following planned features for public preview release for March 2019: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/April19/forms-pro/planned-features 

Below is a summary of each of the sections and the key differences from Microsoft Forms but I encourage you to check out the links for yourself for a full feature set.
Design a Survey with additional features such as: Additional Question TypesBranching logic based on answers to previous questionsTranslations for multi-lingual supportDisplay contextual data from business apps. Distribute using multi…

O365 Weekly Digest - 02/18/2019

Every week I'll be posting a quick summary of O365 updates included in the admin weekly digest email that you can sign up for via the admin Message Center: https://admin.microsoft.com/AdminPortal/Home#/MessageCenter - these emails include items posted to the message center over the last week and come out every Monday.

Lots of new and updated features have been announced this week, the most exciting are the updates to SharePoint lists/libraries getting Sticky Column Headers as well as the new location column. But the most interesting is the announcement of Forms Pro which aims to be an enterprise surveying tool and will be entering public preview on the 21st. Check out the grouping below for a highlight of all of the updates put out this week.
SharePoint/OneDriveSticky Column Headers for lists and libraries (Roadmap ID: 46103)Location column (Roadmap ID: 33593)Column totals (Roadmap ID: 46102)Bulk check in/out (Roadmap ID: 46100)Signals/visual cues on the status of a file are comin…

O365 Weekly Digest - 02/11/2019

Every week I'll be posting a quick summary of O365 updates included in the admin weekly digest email that you can sign up for via the admin Message Center: https://admin.microsoft.com/AdminPortal/Home#/MessageCenter -these emails include items posted to the message center over the last week and come out every Monday.

The headline feature this week are the changes to Modern news pages in O365 and the concept of "Organizational News" (Roadmap ID: 30547) rolling out in Q2.

Deem a specific site as the main news site (Roadmap ID:30694)Audience Targeting for News (Roadmap ID:30695)Support for Mobile News (Roadmap ID:33469)Ordering of news articles (Roadmap ID:44212) And if your following the road map, which you should be, you will be seeing some new update rolling out over the next 2 months. 

Next there are a few reminder alerts that I've talked about previously, the enhancements to open Word and PowerPoint files faster when they are saved to OneDrive and SharePoint, and al…

O365 Weekly Digest - 02/04/2019

Every week I'll be posting a quick summary of O365 updates included in the admin weekly digest email that you can sign up for via the admin Message Center: https://admin.microsoft.com/AdminPortal/Home#/MessageCenter -these emails include items posted to the message center over the last week and come out every Monday.

This week has some exciting end user experience updates. For starters, PowerPoint and Word files saved to SharePoint and OneDrive will now load faster when opening on user's desktops. Up next, Office.com will become the default homepage for all users when logging into office.com, previously users could opt to change their default homepage but Microsoft will now be directing everyone to the same landing experience which will showcase important documents and apps to the user utilizing the Graph (Roadmap ID: 45971). Finally, users of Outlook mobile will now be alerted when an email contains an external recipient, this feature will be turned on starting March 4th. Fro…