Create a Power Platform Trial Environment for Learning

Perhaps you want to try out the latest preview features for the Power Platform, or maybe you are preparing for a Microsoft certification exam or even just taking an in-person or online class. In each of these scenarios, you will want to have an actual environment to get your hands dirty. The question was asked… Continue reading Create a Power Platform Trial Environment for Learning

Diagnosing Errors in PowerApps Portals

Every so often something weird might happen when a user is navigating a PowerApps Portal (which includes Dynamics 365 Portals). They might get an error message or strange pop-up, some examples; This type of error does not really indicate what the issue could be. Another example is an error could appear on a particular entity… Continue reading Diagnosing Errors in PowerApps Portals

The Microsoft Cloud Briefly Went Down: A Good Reminder of Why the Cloud is Good Thing.

I was working on building and testing a Microsoft Flow a month ago. Thursday afternoon, May 2nd, to be exact. It was fairly complex and required a bit of tweaking, most of the runs were taking anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes to run end to end. I was running the latest (and I was… Continue reading The Microsoft Cloud Briefly Went Down: A Good Reminder of Why the Cloud is Good Thing.

What is the Power Platform?

The concept of the Power Platform is just over a year old. However, I find that there are still a lot of clients, consultants and even Microsoft employees that don’t fully grasp just what the Power Platform is and what it can do. Is the Power Platform just Dynamics 365? Isn’t PowerApps a front end… Continue reading What is the Power Platform?

Cookie Policy Acceptance in Dynamics 365 Portals

Summary Cookies are small files that remember settings or other information on websites and portals. Websites from European companies are required to provide a mechanism for visitors to provide consent to use cookies. Implementing Cookie Policy Acceptance in portals is easily achieved by adding a small piece of JavaScript to a portal web template. Cookies… Continue reading Cookie Policy Acceptance in Dynamics 365 Portals

Missing Sitemap after Dynamics 365 Update

Summary If your Dynamics 365 instance is set to “Application Mode”, when you update to Dynamics 365 v9, you might lose your main Sitemap Navigation menu. The Application mode checkbox is disabled in Dynamics 365 via the user interface or PowerShell commandlets. You can shut off the Application mode via the NEW Power Platform Administration… Continue reading Missing Sitemap after Dynamics 365 Update

Dynamics 365/Business Application Platform Glossary of Terms

With the recent announcements from Microsoft regarding the Business Application Platform, there are a number of blogs, presentations, white papers, tweets, videos and other media reviewing, previewing and going into detail of the power of this platform. Of course, all this information comes with a lot of acronyms and technical jargon, some of which is… Continue reading Dynamics 365/Business Application Platform Glossary of Terms