Newsletter | The one about the keys | Applications Academy

Publication date: 01 September 2022

Someone once mentioned something about power, science and the keys to it. Surveys in schools across the country have shown that 102% of pupils don’t believe it. But we are adults now, so we know our own. So, into your hands the keys to power – enjoy your reading!


[Power Apps] A very interesting tutorial showing how to implement an app with Material UI (yes, yes, the one from Google) in Power Apps: Series: Build Power Apps that don’t look like Power Apps – Material Design part 1 (

[Viva] We recently mentioned Viva Sales in this newsletter. There was a short teaser and now the first demos are already appearing. We leave one of them:

[Power Apps] Did you know that on the official Power Apps user forum, there is also a Samples section? Neither did we ­čśë And you can find some very interesting examples there. For example like this: Barcode – QR Code Generator – Power Platform Community ( If you need a QR Code generator, we strongly recommend it. If not, it is still worth browsing the resources of this repository.

[Dataverse] You can now test custom speakers driven by PowerFX. We wrote about this development some time ago. Now it’s time for a demo: Adding the Power Fx Formula column (PREVIEW) into Dataverse | Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Tips and Tricks (

[Google Sheets] Huge new features are one thing, but the functionality to create your own (Named functions) from commonly available ones is more than just a small improvement. One of the new features is XLOOKUP! Check out all: Adding more flexibility to functions in Sheets

[AppSheet] We are well aware that your AppSheet account is even bursting with created apps. The good news is that we’re in for a new view of the ‘My Apps’ page. It will be very similar to the interface known from Google Drive: Introducing the new and improved My Apps page