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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
The new updated view designer to customize and extend Dynamics 365 apps or to build your own model driven Power Apps became generally available (“GA”) this past week. Dynamics 365 and Model Driven PowerApps in their simpliest form are really just a excel list of data (“view”) and the details can be viewed in a… Continue reading Reasons to Use the New View Designer for Dynamics 365 and Model Driven PowerApps
The new Unified Interface provides a faster, easier way to navigate Dynamics 365 and Model-Driven PowerApps. However, there are still many Dynamics 365 implementations that are still using the “classic” web interface. The best practice approach to convert from a classic interface to the new Unified Interface is to create a series of “role based”… Continue reading Convert a Classic Customized Dynamics 365 Site Map to a Unified Interface App
How to replace a Dynamics 365 Dialog with an Embedded Canvas PowerApp.