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April Dunnam
April Dunnam

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Power Platform Custom Connectors Zero to Hero


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The Powerful DEVs Conference is the first virtual conference of its kind. We will showcase how developers can leverage the Power Platform to build applications faster and with far less effort. Connect with industry-recognized ProDev influencers, Microsoft Cloud Advocates, trusted and diverse community leaders, and members of the Power Platform Team.

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About This Session:

July 15, 2020: 11:00 PDT - 11:25 PDT

One of the most POWERful ways you can enhance the already rich native functionality of the Power Platform is with Custom Connectors. In this session, you’ll learn what custom connectors are and how to create one from scratch to get your business data into Power Apps and Power Automate.

About the Speakers:

April Dunnam is a Technical Architect @ Microsoft and a Microsoft Business Apps MVP alumni. Follow @aprildunnam on Twitter.

Additional Resources

aka.ms/powercustomconnectors

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Josh Booker

Any idea when we'll get tabular capabilities?

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Thanks in advance.

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April Dunnam Ask Me Anything

Great question - it can't come soon enough in my opinion! It didn't make it in the latest release wave for Power Plat so I'm guessing it will be at least another year (just a guess though)

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michael colbert

April,
Once creating a custom connector and using in PowerApps, and then going back and editing, like adding a new action, do you need to remove it form PowerApps and add again for PowerApps to see the changes? Similar to what you have to do with a Flow that has changed?

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April Dunnam Ask Me Anything

Hi Michael,

Most of the time to get the changes I do find myself having to remove and re-add the connector.

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JennyMEvents

April, how has your experience been going from an MVP to a Tech Architect at Microsoft?

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April Dunnam Ask Me Anything

It's been a great! I love getting to help our partner ecosystem skill up and discover the power of the power platform. And I still get to be very hands on and involved in the community so it's the best of both worlds!

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Pawan Tripathi

Hey April, Thank you for such an Awesome Informative session. I had a query regarding wanted to understand any short of limitation with custom connectors.. in terms of... size/no of data we can get..no of calls in a minute or seconds.. or any other short of limitation or upper limit which we should know?

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April Dunnam Ask Me Anything

Hi Pawan,
Yes there are some limits to the number of requests per minute for connectors in general (500 requests for each connection). There are also some limitations with operations through the gateway. You can find more info on this here: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connector...

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Dona Sarkarβ€” #POWERfulDevs Conf

I absolutely LOVED your session April. I'm definitely going to try and make a Custom Connector!

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April Dunnam Ask Me Anything

Thanks Dona! Can't wait to hear what you build. These sessions have been absolutely amazing, so much to learn!

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April Dunnam Ask Me Anything

Thanks for all of the questions! I've updated the additional resources with a link to the slides from my presentation

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Ranga-devcode

Hi April,
I need to connect the weather API to my power apps. Could you please tell me the steps to do so. Please support me.

Thanks,
Ranga.

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