1 - For "no code" app builders, the ability to write formulas using plain English
For app builders who are unfamiliar with formula, it can be a real struggle to build syntactically correct statements. For those users, it can be very difficult to understand the differences between square, curly, and round brackets, and to understand the differences between commas and semi-colons. New users often struggle to resolve typical errors, such as "The formula contains 'ParenClose' where 'Eof' is expected".
To help these users, Power Apps will introduce an AI-based method of building formula with natural language. Instead of writing formula, app builders can construct a sentence that describes the requirement in plain English - for example, "show top 10 records by date", or in the example that was highlighted in the conference - "search textbox with contacts fullname".
The designer will suggest formulas that fulfil the requirement, and the app builder can choose the most appropriate formula.