Five Power Apps Limitation That You Need to Know

The idea of low codes development platform Coding looks cool, but it hard for some people. Understanding object oriented, scripting, compiling, software architecture, testing and design patterns will be overwhelming for some people. Thanks to Low codes development technology that helps you create app that work in with less coding. There are so many apps out there such as Power Apps, Phone Gaps. Today we will discuss why the Power Apps limitation that you might need to know before you dig down to the Power Platform #1 To Tight with Office 365 Platform If you want to build an app for your organization that already use Office 365, the Power Apps is for you. But when you need to build for your end customer with various technology and platform. The Power Apps might be not your choice. It needs Office 365 license, Office 365 account with Power Apps Free License. Yes, Power Apps provides you Power Apps portal for external users. And we will discuss it in another post. For now, the tightly coupling with Office 365 platforms is a benefit but challenging for external user. // #2 Pricing model The pricing model is too high for small business. Power Apps is not cost efficiency solution if you do not have Office 365. It will take 40$ / user / month if you need unlimited app version. Just imagine how it will take If you want to deploy for 100 users. Fortunately, there is a free plan for Office 365 users and there is community development plan for Power Apps #3 The App Editor The Power Apps integrated development environment is running on the web. Although, it gives you benefit by eliminating specific hardware and installation. It lacks the developer 'feel'. You can try by yourself by visiting the or the canvas version in Yes. It is confusing sometime! That is why I called a limitation #4 You Need Mastering the Excel Style The low codes mean you still need to code. The Power Apps codes work just like Excel Script or DAX in Power BI. If you already know how to create =SUM() script in Excel, it means you have the basic. However, the PowerApps codes will be challenging for some people who already know the object oriented or markup model. Can you guess what the codes are doing in this Power Apps Codes? Launch("", { q: "Power Apps", format: "rss" }, LaunchTarget.Self)   #5 Tablet or Phone, You Do not Have Both! If you want to create an app that can work in multiple device orientation and size, the Power Apps need you to create two applications. The first one is a tablet layout and the second one is the phone version. If you want to provide better experience you need to create the most used version (phone / tablet) or both. Fortunately, you can still use the phone version in your Windows 10 version. You have other limitations come on your mind? Please share on the comments below. If you want to see the goodness of PowerApps you can visit this links.   //

How to Manage Microsoft Teams with PowerShell

As a developer, sometimes we need to configure our environment before we create codes that use the capability of the existing platform. The same thing was done in Office 365, before using the Graph API for example. We need to do a set of configurations to ensure that the code we are going to build can already access the resources that are permitted through the configuration. This article will discuss generic steps on how to configure Microsoft Teams with Power Shell. Step 1 – Run the PowerShell Run a Power Shell in your Windows, you can run with your current user (recommended). I don't recommend you to run with Administrator since a lot of configuration is only works with current user privilege. Visit this page of you don't have PowerShell Step 2 – Installation module You can install module by using several model install-Module, Import-Module. On our case we have two module that we need to install. Microsoft Teams for managing interactivity and Skype for Business for managing the admin configuration. Microsoft Teams Module Skype Module // Step 3 – Login with Admin Credential Create a new session by creating New-CSOnlineSession. You will need to input your credential and Office 365 password. Step 4 – Set Policy for Remote Signed You need to activate the remote signed environment in order to change configuration remotely. You can do that by using Set-ExecutionPolicy and choose RemoteSigned. Step 5 – Importing Session You can start your configuration by joining a login session that you already made. You can do that by using Import-PSSession Step 6 – It's time to Configure Yes, we can configure the Teams right know. You can see a lot configuration on Microsoft Teams - Enjoy your day!   //

Webinar: Creating Teams for Education to Manage Virtual Classroom

In the era of COVID 19, we need a way to continue our education process without leaving our home. With the limitation of our mobility, virtual classroom can be used to deliver learning process both synchronous and asynchronous. On this 30 minutes webinar, we discuss how to create Teams for Education to facilitate digital classroom. This recorded webinar focused on creating and starting virtual classroom, managing assessment, and additional support.   //

OneNote and OneNote 2016, which one is better?

In the last year, Microsoft discontinued the OneNote 2016. Microsoft replaces it with OneNote App that can be installed through Microsoft Store. According some review Microsoft OneNote app still lag behind with the OneNote 2016. Therefore, Microsoft still provide OneNote 2016 as a free software. Today we will compare the OneNote vs OneNote 2016, so you can keep which one that suite with your need. // OneNote OneNote 2016 Free Through Store Download through Microsoft Download Portal Updated Regularly No update Best for Pen (rich pen experience) Best for Typing (rich formatting) Small footprint (55 MB) Casual footprint (86 MB) Sharing is limited Support export to word, and others Opening only through link Open through link, OneNote file, and OneNote Package Best Office 365 integration Best of Desktop productivity Can be uninstalled standalone through store Cannot be uninstalled standalone through control panel       You Need OneNote 2016 if You are using export feature to Microsoft Word You are using OneNote package import You are using OneNote to style your document with icon, to do task, and others You need OneNote App If You are using OneNote in your mobile app, it's similar experience You are using your active pen or your s-pen You need an updated OneNote So which one you want to choose? Please insert into a comment //

Office 365 Development Scenario

in the previous post, I discussed about the choice for the developer to develop in the top of Office 365 platform. Today I will discuss about what kind of scenario and proper technology that you can use to build proper scenario for your customer. // Single Sign on Scenario This is the most useful scenario. Office 365 works as a cloud identity provider. You can register your office 365 tenant in Azure Active Directory. It works as your identity provider. Learn more about SSO scenario here Accessing the Data from Office 365 Platform After you authenticate the user, you can obtain the data from the Office 365 platform. This can be done by registering an application as Azure App and give the proper permission. You can learn in through here Interacting with the Document This can be done through Add-In model. The Add-In model works with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and many Office 365 desktop application. You can learn here Designing for Instant Collaboration This can be done by creating application in Teams. You can create app integration, bots, and massaging integration. You can learn here Designing for Portal Collaboration Of you want to create a portal based solution, you can use SharePoint to develop platform based application. You can learn here //

Office 365 Development Platform Choice

On this Indonesian video, we will discuss about platform overview to develop Office 365 solution and customization. On this video, we will show you two options to build solution in Office. The first option is using Graph API and the second one is using Add-Ins development. The Add-Ins development provides choices starting from VBA, VSTO, Add-in template, Add-in Application, and of course the brand new Office Add-In. We will describe further in the next video.  //

Creating Microsoft Flow Manually

On this video tutorial, i show you how to create Microsoft Flow without using template. This video shows you how to send a reminder email based on time schedule and create an approval to the manager.  Have question about Microsoft Flow? just drop your comments here  //

Getting started with Microsoft Graph on Windows Form

This tutorial shows you how to create a Windows Form application that use Microsoft Graph. This tutorial is part of digital documentation of Office 365 Global Bootcamp 2018 in Indonesia. You can download the codes here. you can view the quick tutorial here

An Easy way to move Office 365 .ost file on Outlook

Problem Your SSD have no space, at all and you need to move your Office 365 .ost file to other drive. IN order give a breath of your files and updates.       Solution We will do a simple trick to move .ost files tnto a new location Create a folder on other partition for example I create D:\Email Open your explorer copy this code to your browser address C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook Make sure you close your Outlook, Skype for Business, and any others application that use Office 365 files Move any .ost files to the new location D:\Email on this example Open the command prompt by searching command prompt and right click to elevate as admin For each .ost files create this codes (assuming that your ost files is youroutlook.ost). Don’t need to changes %username% mklink "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\youroutlook.ost" "D:\Documents\Outlook Files\youroutlook.ost"   Happy moving, everyone

OneDrive for Business Has Stopped Working Issues

Problem You have, Windows 8.1. and Office 2013 Pro Plus Installed and someday, you got an error that said OneDrive for Business Has Stopped Working – GROOVE.exe Cause There are a lot possibility, but the most common is the issues when the OneDrive fail to sync the file. Reinstall or Uninstall Office won’t help. Solution Please follow these steps Stop all the Office application that run on the foreground Stop all the related OneDrive for Business files such as groove.exe (OneDrive for Business) and msosync.exe (Office Library Sync) Through explorer visit C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\Spw, delete all the files on the folder Erase all content in this folder C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\15.0\OfficeFileCache Open your OneDrive for Business Resync all the content Good luck!

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