You likely don’t need Dynamics CRM. You need a Power App.

Summary You don’t necessarily need to buy Dynamics 365 (Dynamics CRM) licenses to get the CRM functionality you need. Power Apps and the Common Data Service have the components to build a simple CRM app that looks and operates *exactly* like Dynamics CRM (without the features that you don’t need) Dynamics 365 is a Power… Continue reading You likely don’t need Dynamics CRM. You need a Power App.

Low-code method to surface data from the Common Data Service (Dynamics 365) on a public webpage. NOT using a Portal.

In order to be successful with a career in technology, you must constantly be learning. This may involve reading, taking classes or watching videos. Not only about the Power Platform or Dynamics 365 but learning about other technology stacks and methods, and thinking about how to apply them to your projects. One week ago I… Continue reading Low-code method to surface data from the Common Data Service (Dynamics 365) on a public webpage. NOT using a Portal.

Simple ALM for Power Apps/Dynamics 365 Projects Revisited – Power Apps Build Tools edition

A few months back I wrote a post on how to implement simple PowerShell scripts to export, unpack and import solutions for Dynamics 365 and Power App projects. That post can be found here and is still relevant; Simple ALM for Dynamics 365/CDS Projects Summary All PowerApps/Dynamics 365/CDS projects, big or small should be using… Continue reading Simple ALM for Power Apps/Dynamics 365 Projects Revisited – Power Apps Build Tools edition

Guide to Currencies in the Common Data Service

A few years back I wrote a blog post on how currencies worked in Dynamics CRM. This was before the Power Platform and the concept of model-driven Power Apps, but essentially, Dynamics CRM was a model-driven Power App. The question came up recently on a Power Apps forum (Facebook, I think) and I realized there… Continue reading Guide to Currencies in the Common Data Service

Overview of the PowerApps Portals Management App

When you deploy a PowerApps Portal on your CDS environment, you will notice that a model-driven app called “Portal Management” is also created as part of the provisioning process. This app also appeared when you provisioned a Dynamics 365 Portal. With the new Portal maker experience, you can create web pages, entity lists, entity forms… Continue reading Overview of the PowerApps Portals Management App

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

How to Delete a PowerApps Environment

If you are like me, you have been creating a lot of environments for various projects, proof-of-concepts and experiments. Sooner or later you will hit an instance/capacity issue and will no longer be able to create new or convert to production environments in your Power Platform Tenant. The quickest way around this is to do… Continue reading How to Delete a PowerApps Environment

Adding Drill Down Links to PowerApps Portals Forms

This is post is essentially a re-write of a post I wrote 2 years ago called Creating a Drill Down Link on a Dynamics 365 Portal Entity Form”. However, with the upcoming release of PowerApps Portals I thought it might be a good time to re-visit some of the older Dynamics 365 Portals posts and… Continue reading Adding Drill Down Links to PowerApps Portals Forms

PowerApp External Stakeholder Access? Introducing PowerApp Portals

The Microsoft Power Platform Release Wave 2 Plan was released today and while it’s jammed packed with many new features that will be released in the coming months, one of the features that I am excited about is the arrival of PowerApp Portals. A highly requested feature from Microsoft was the ability to provide the… Continue reading PowerApp External Stakeholder Access? Introducing PowerApp Portals

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?