Summary of what's new in Microsoft PowerApps

These release notes describe functionality that may not have been released yet. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change or may not ship (see Microsoft policy).

When a month is used in the Date column, the feature will be delivered sometime within that month. The delivery date can be any day within that month, not just on the first day of the month.

For a list of the regions where Dynamics 365 business applications are available, see the International availability guide.

Improvements in end-user experiences

We have doubled-down on providing high-quality end-user experiences.

Feature Release type Date
Entities added to the Unified Interface General Availability October 2018
Enhancements to roll-up views in Unified Interface General Availability October 2018
Faster loading model-driven apps General Availability October 3, 2018
End users can create personal dashboards and share them with other users and teams General Availability October 3, 2018
General usability, accessibility, and styling improvements in system charts General Availability October 3, 2018
Improved experience for building model-driven apps General Availability October 10, 2018
Increased performance for globally distributed Common Data Service for Apps enterprises General Availability October 10, 2018
Improved app discovery for consumers General Availability October 17, 2018
Sync specific appointments to Exchange General Availability October 17, 2018
Set Regarding lookup enhancements in Dynamics 365 General Availability October 25, 2018
PowerApps forms in SharePoint are faster General Availability October 31, 2018
Filtering data on grids coming to Unified Interface General Availability October 31, 2018
Access team on Unified Interface General Availability October 31, 2018
Reporting Services Reports will be available on Unified Interface General Availability November 7, 2018
End users can create charts and share them with other users and teams General Availability December 5, 2018
More reliable Outlook Client v8.2 for Dynamics 365 General Availability December 5, 2018
More reliable Outlook Client v9.0 for Dynamics 365 General Availability February 2019
Build model-driven apps of higher quality with Solution checker Public Preview December 5, 2018
New model-driven form designer Public Preview January 4, 2019
Improved reliability of offline experience for canvas apps Public Preview January 23, 2019

Better platform for administrators

Admin experiences are key to the adoption of any trusted platform.

Feature Release type Date
Control availability of user experiences on Unified Interface General Availability October 2018
Enhanced help and support for admins General Availability October 1, 2018
Unified environment administration from Power Platform admin center General Availability October 3, 2018
PowerApps supports Intune General Availability October 24, 2018
Test out new updates first in Preview General Availability April 2019
Manage admin settings from the Power platform admin center Public Preview September 26, 2018
New admin analytics reports Public Preview October 3, 2018
PowerApps audit events Public Preview December 19, 2018

Capabilities for app creators

Updates to the creation experience for model-driven and canvas apps, as well as Common Data Service for Apps, enable a broad set of use cases for productivity apps.

Feature Release type Date
Opting in to new features General Availability August 14, 2018
Improved PowerApps authoring for makers of all abilities General Availability August 14, 2018
Inline help for creating accessible apps General Availability August 14, 2018
Easy to work with many-to-one relationships in canvas apps for Common Data Service for Apps General Availability August 14, 2018
Faster load times with parallel data loading in canvas apps General Availability August 14, 2018
Formula formatting easier to read General Availability August 14, 2018
Choose your own size of app General Availability September 12, 2018
Improved default themes help embedded apps look like they belong in SharePoint General Availability September 12, 2018
Embed applications on SharePoint pages using a PowerApps web part General Availability September 19, 2018
Customizers can embed Power BI tiles and reports in entity forms General Availability October 3, 2018
Easier to find and work with solutions from PowerApps General Availability October 31, 2018
Sharing enhancements for canvas apps General Availability November 14, 2018
Simplified lookup field creation on entities General Availability January 2019
Simplified management of advanced entity properties General Availability January 2019
Canvas-app delegation of aggregate functions in Common Data Service for Apps General Availability January 2, 2019
Easier to configure cascading drop-down lists General Availability January 2019
Errors more discoverable by app makers General Availability January 2019
Deeper PowerApps integration in Power BI General Availability January 23, 2019
Advanced relationships between entities General Availability January 30, 2019
Improved help for Access users General Availability January 2019
Work with friendly display names in canvas apps when using Common Data Service for Apps or SharePoint General Availability January 2019
Create automatic number sequences General Availability February 2019
Create entities and apps in the same tool General Availability February 2019
PowerApps makers can create mashup apps with SharePoint Document Libraries General Availability February 2019
Create Power BI reports using data in Common Data Service for Apps General Availability March 2019
Catch, handle, and report errors, and write Null values to databases with canvas apps Public Preview August 14, 2018
Improve ALM for canvas apps with solutions Public Preview October 31, 2018
Model-driven view designer enhancements Public Preview December 5, 2018
Native support for Common Data Service for Apps data types in canvas apps Public Preview December 19, 2018
Extend Dynamics 365 entity forms with embedded canvas apps Public Preview January 4, 2019