Power Apps March 2024 Feature Update

This month we’ve got a great set of updates for Makers, Admins, and users across Power Apps, Dataverse and Copilot.


  • Whitepaper: Enterprise Security with Power Platform
  • Hierarchical security model
  • Legacy web client app hiding for admins

Maker Productivity

  • Introducing inline actions for canvas apps
  • Directly call SQL Server stored procs in Power Apps (Preview release)
  • Announcing General Availability of built-in Dataverse offline for canvas apps
  • Combining tables with the Power Fx Table function
  • Power Fx EncodeHTML function
  • Power Fx JSON function FlattenValueTables option
  • Power Fx UniChar function

End User Productivity

  • Power apps mobile users (Makers / End users) can set an app as a startup app.



Whitepaper: Enterprise Security with Power Platform

This white paper shows you how to align Power Platform with your security practices. You’ll learn how to use the tools and technologies in Power Platform to configure and manage your apps and data according to your security requirements. You’ll also discover the benefits of using Power Platform to empower your security team and accelerate your digital transformation efforts.

Learn more at: Enterprise security with Power Platform – Power Platform | Microsoft Learn

Hierarchical security model

Dataverse Hierarchy security provides you with a data access model where manager has access to the records owned by their direct reports, shared with their direct reports, or owned by the team that their direct report is a member of. The security structure is based on the relationship between different roles, positions, or organization levels. Record access permissions are inherited within the hierarchy. Security role and user management administration is simplified where rules are set at the higher levels of the management chains.

We are announcing that you can now include or exclude disabled status direct report’s records in the manager’s views of the hierarchy security.

Learn more at Hierarchy security – Power Platform | Microsoft Learn

Legacy web client app hiding for admins

The legacy web client app called “Dynamics 365 – custom” was created to help with transition from the Web Client interface to Unified Client interface. This app uses the newer interface but is not a model driven app and is missing key features including the new modern look. 

This property will be gradually rolling out in April. Starting in May we will default new environments to hide for admins and with 2406 monthly channel release we will hide the app for admins in monthly channel.

Learn more at Enable Unified Interface Only – Power Platform | Microsoft Learn

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