Overview of Microsoft PowerApps April 2019 release

Note

These release notes describe functionality that may not have been released yet. To see when this functionality is planned to release, please review What's new and planned for Microsoft PowerApps. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change or may not ship (see Microsoft policy).

PowerApps is a suite of apps, services, connectors, and a data platform that provides an environment for rapidly developing applications and building custom apps for your business needs. Using PowerApps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on). Use PowerApps documentation to get expert information and answers to address your needs, regardless of how you use PowerApps.

The April '19 release provides major improvements across the themes in this list to enable app makers to build higher-quality apps more easily, while still supporting more advanced enterprise and administrator requirements. Improvements in PowerApps focus not only on introducing capabilities but also on simplifying existing concepts to improve maker productivity. They include:

  • New and improved capabilities for app makers
  • Better platform for administrators
  • Unified Interface for everyone
  • Enhanced platform capabilities
  • Embed apps everywhere
  • Build apps at scale with ISV Pro Dev Tooling