What's new and planned for Power Apps

This topic lists features that are planned to release from October 2020 through March 2021. Because this topic lists features that may not have released yet, delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released. For more information, go to Microsoft policy.

In the General availability column, the feature will be delivered within the month listed. The delivery date can be any day within that month. Released features show the full date, including the date of release.

This check mark ( ) shows which features have been released for public preview or early access and for public preview, early access, and general availability.

Mixed reality

Power Apps is helping to digitize physical workflows via mixed reality and connecting you to the physical world through new geospatial capabilities like maps.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Early access* General availability
Measure distances and volumes in the real world with mixed reality Users by admins, makers, or analysts - - Feb 2021
See how a predefined shape fits in your real-world space in mixed reality Users by admins, makers, or analysts - - Feb 2021
View 3D content or images in the real world with mixed reality Users by admins, makers, or analysts - - Feb 2021
View 3D models and content Users by admins, makers, or analysts - - Feb 2021

Power Apps portals improvements

Power Apps portals are enabling low-code makers to roll out experiences to broad external audiences.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Early access* General availability
Power Virtual Agents as a component of the Power Apps portals Studio Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Nov 2020 -
Power Apps component framework control support in Power Apps portals Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Dec 2020 - -
Support for entity permission configuration using the Power Apps portals Studio Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2021 - -
Power Apps portals web API (general availability) Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - Feb 2021

Sophisticated apps on a unified platform

Power Apps combines the flexibility of a blank canvas that can connect to any data source with the power of rich forms, views, and dashboards modeled over data in Microsoft Dataverse.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Early access* General availability
Makers can add a custom page in the model-driven app designer Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2020 - -
Preview modern model-driven app designer and sitemap enable is more productive Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Feb 2021 - -
Organize business logic in your app with components Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2021 -
Mobile push notifications for model-driven apps Users by admins, makers, or analysts - - Oct 4, 2020
Address key chart customization gaps in Unified Interface Users, automatically - Aug 9, 2020 Oct 4, 2020
Improved model-driven app header, sitemap, and app switching Users, automatically - Aug 9, 2020 Oct 4, 2020
Ability to interact with emails in mobile app Users, automatically - Sep 7, 2020 Oct 14, 2020
New, improved global search experience in model-driven apps Users by admins, makers, or analysts - - Nov 8, 2020
Offline capabilities for model-driven apps Users by admins, makers, or analysts - - Nov 2020
Transition to Unified Interface Users, automatically - Aug 9, 2020 Dec 2020
Add informational cards to marked locations in the map component Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Customize pin colors when adding a map Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Customize pin icons when adding a map Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Enable Power BI report or dashboard to be a model-driven app system dashboard Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 13, 2020 - Dec 2020
Power Apps component framework for canvas apps Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 26, 2020 - Mar 2021
Recurring appointment support on mobile app Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2020 - To be announced
UX improvements to sub grids and form tabs in Power Apps mobile app Users, automatically - Feb 2021 To be announced

* Some features are available to opt-in to some features as part of early access on August 3, 2020, including all mandatory changes that affect users. To learn more, go to Early access FAQ.

Description of Enabled for column values:

  • Users, automatically: These features include changes to the user experience and are enabled automatically.

  • Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically: These features are meant to be used by administrators, makers, marketers, or business analysts and are enabled automatically.

  • Users by admins, makers, or analysts: These features must be enabled or configured by the administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users.

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