It was great meeting everyone at EuroPython! Next up: PyCon UK in Cardiff. Join us there, where we’ll be showing everyone how to build full-stack web apps with nothing but Python!

Meanwhile, here’s what’s new this month:

1. Single Sign-On with Microsoft

Does your organisation use Office 365? Now your users can log into your apps with their Microsoft accounts! Microsoft login (or, to give it its official name, Azure Active Directory) is available for all our Business plan customers.

Click here to read more.

2. Building Email-Driven Apps with Anvil

We’ve already made it easy to build web-based apps. Now it’s just as easy to send and receive email from your code, with our new Email Service.

Check out the code samples, or watch our demo video to see me build an email-receiving app in just a couple of minutes.

3. New Documentation Search

We’ve made it easier than ever to search the Anvil documentation. Next time you’re in the Anvil editor, check out the search box in the toolbar. You can search our tutorials, reference documentation, and selected posts from the Community Forum.

(Speaking of the Community Forum, we’d love to hear your feedback. Come join us there!)

4. Other updates

As always, we’re improving Anvil all the time. Here are a few highlights:

  • Validating user input just got a lot easier, with our new form validation library. Check it out!

  • We’ve introduced a new domain for your apps: Now, by default, your apps are available at <something> (Don’t worry, the old <something> links still work!)

  • We had an idea for improving the saving mechanism, so if you’re on a flaky internet connection saving should feel instant.

Happy building!