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Tips for PowerApps-Using SharePoint Customize forms with Bing Maps visualization

PowerApps are very powerful and simple to use.Through the integration in SharePoint Online lists, we now can create our custom forms within a SharePoint site and add additional features as calculations, modifications and even visualizations. See here, how to integrate a map for showing a location instantly directly in SharePoint without any coding!

How to access files stored in OneDrive or in a SharePoint site with Microsoft Graph and the Excel API

The Microsoft Graph API is the new unified endpoint for developers accessing data from an Office 365 tenant. Amongst many other features, you can work with OneDrive and SharePoint files with the Graph REST API. Additionally, you can directly work with Excel files through the Graph Excel API. Since all samples I found just use the personal OneDrive for Business (OFB) file storage, I wanted to document how to access files that are stored in a SharePoint Online site (SPO) as well. So, here we go!

Provisioning an Office 365 group with an approval flow and Azure functions-part 3

This article describes the workflow for the group provisioning process by using the Azure function from part two in combination with PowerApps, SharePoint Online and Flow to enable a good user experience. Technically, we already have the toolset with the ProvisionGroup function. Now let’s create the rest.

Provisioning an Office 365 group with an approval flow and Azure functions-part 1

Office 365 groups span over various Office 365 services and provide a great way for collaborating. By default, every user can create an Office 365 group. While self-service is a good thing and many businesses adopted into that direction, some companies still prefer the controlled approach. In real world environments, organizations usually want to restrict the group provisioning so that IT can control the wild growth of groups. This article series shows how to create an Office 365 group with an attached approval process with SharePoint Online, Flow and Azure functions. See how this works here!

Tips for PowerApps-issues and status

Recently I got an error in my PowerApp when trying to get an Office 365 User Profile, although this was working before: The service returned an error: Office365Users!MyProfile: {"status":402,"message":Insufficient privileges to complete the operation.","source":"127.0.0.1"}”. See here how to deal with such scenarios!

MS Cloud Summit Paris at MVP Award Blog

Last week Martina and I participated in Microsoft Cloud Summit Paris. This was the biggest event ever put on by Microsoft communities in France with about 800 technology enthusiasts. We had CVP Julia White and GM for Database Systems Rohan Kumar as keynote speakers and had two great event days there, right in the center besides the Eiffel tower. And Cloud Summit Paris has been featured by the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog!

Tips for PowerApps-(When) does a user need a license?

PowerApps is licensed in the Office 365 environment and offers three license plans. Since it often is not clear, if end users who want to use (and not create) a PowerApps app need a license or how licensing works with data sources, I want to inform about licenses, show some samples and clarify that topic here.

Tips for PowerApps-A drivers logbook

PowerApps are a great way to accomplish simple tasks by end users. A new PowerApp is usually done in minutes (if the underlying data source is existing and working). Nevertheless, it often takes much more time to polish the app and to find and modify details. So I decided to post from time to time some tips when stumbling upon any topics in PowerApps.