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Build a Viva Connections App with Adaptive Cards

Adaptive cards are becoming increasingly popular in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. We can find them in Microsoft Search, Power Apps, SPFx apps, Outlook email and many more services. So what are Adaptive Cards (AC) and Adaptive Card Extensions (ACE)? In this article, we show how you can harness the power of adaptive cards in Viva Connections.

Create an Adventcalendar for festive techcalendar 2022 with Power Apps

Christmas is near. As a contribution to the festivetechcalendar.com, I describe here how to create an advent calendar with Microsoft Power Apps. You can download the Power App and use this app and this article to learn useful concepts in Power Apps. Here we go with the article for December 4th.

Tips for PowerApps-11 Make sure a value is selected in your dropdown

Working with Power Apps, have you seen that in the bound dropdown control the user can remove the selected item (even with single selection)? Well, there could be other solutions, but I want to make sure that a default value is always selected, even when the user clicks the button to remove the selection.

Tips for PowerApps-10 Validate form input with RegEx

Forms are simple. Forms are complex. Both are true depending on the functionality of the form. While you can create forms very quickly with Power Apps, it often takes a lot of time to make them as user-friendly as possible. In this article, we'll look at how we can validate and simplify input using Regular Expressions.

How to restore a flow from a backup to another environment

In the previous article, we showed and described two flows to backup and restore a flow. This works well when the flow's connections are still in the same environment. But what about restoring a flow in a different environment? This is a typical use case for "moving" flows from a source environment to a target environment, such as from the development environment to the productive or department environment. In this article we show how this works with the restore flow.

Azure Logic Apps Toolbox 8-Secure your secretswith Azure Key Vault and Managed Identity

Credentials and secrets should be stored in a secure environment and not directly in an Azure Logic App or script. Azure provides the Key Vault service, which allows to store such secrets in a secure and controllable way. See how this works here.

Copy a SharePoint list with PnP PowerShell

In the Microsoft 365 world, sometimes you want to copy a custom list in SharePoint Online to another SharePoint site in the same or in a different M365 tenant. While there are third-party tools for this, there is an easy-to-use method for such a scenario using PnP PowerShell. This article shows how it works with a step-by-step example.