Simple ALM for Dynamics 365/CDS Projects

Summary All PowerApps/Dynamics 365/CDS projects, big or small should be using some form of source control for customization. You don’t necessarily need to build complicated build pipelines or continuous integrations to implement an ALM process. This post provides instructions on installing tools and setting up some PowerShell scripts to automate some tedious chores when managing… Continue reading Simple ALM for Dynamics 365/CDS Projects

How to Provision a Dynamics 365 Portal the PowerApps Portal Way

A lot of folks with little to no experience with Dynamics 365 have been creating PowerApps Portals on vanilla CDS instances as a way to create externally PowerApps. What isn’t well known that PowerApps Portals evolved from Dynamics 365 Online Portals and before that, Adxstudio Portals. If you still want to deploy an actual Dynamics… Continue reading How to Provision a Dynamics 365 Portal the PowerApps Portal Way

How to Revert Back to a Blank PowerApps Portal

If you have been learning and experimenting with PowerApps Portals, eventually it might soon look like a Dog’s Breakfast. You may have added pages, links, lists, forms and you really would rather start over from scratch on fresh new portal. However, you can only provision one portal per CDS environment! Of course, one option would… Continue reading How to Revert Back to a Blank PowerApps Portal

PowerApps Portals: How to Hide or Show Content based on Logged in User

For those just starting out configuring PowerApps Portals, the question will eventually come up as to how to show or hide content based on the logged in user. For example, if you are showing a page with registration to a private event or showing user specific data like support cases or invoices.  You will want… Continue reading PowerApps Portals: How to Hide or Show Content based on Logged in User

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