Hello Tables, Columns and Choices. Goodbye Entities, Fields and Options. Getting ready for new names in the Power Platform

If you are like me, chances are you have been using the new Power Apps maker portal to create new model-driven Power Apps or to modify Dynamics 365 apps. By default, I like to go to https://make.preview.powerapps.com instead of https://make.powerapps.com as I can see new and upcoming preview features and try them out. If something… Continue reading Hello Tables, Columns and Choices. Goodbye Entities, Fields and Options. Getting ready for new names in the Power Platform

How to setup a Common Data Service Application User (and why)

When you build custom solutions where you need to create, read, update or delete data in the Common Data Service (including Dynamics 365 apps), you don’t necessarily want that application to use specific user credentials to do its work. This used to be a common way for external applications and integrations to authenticate to the… Continue reading How to setup a Common Data Service Application User (and why)

Get Geo Co-ordinates from Address values in Common Data Service Records

This is a reference post for another blog post I am working on. I figured it would be a good as standalone post as well. Power Automate has opened up a whole new world of connectors and APIs that would traditionally have been reserved for professional developers. A great use case for Power Automate calling… Continue reading Get Geo Co-ordinates from Address values in Common Data Service Records

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?

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

Moving Dynamics 365 Attachments to Azure Blob using Logic Apps

As I have blogged about previously, email and note attachments in Dynamics 365 can eat up a lot of valuable space in a Dynamics 365 database. Attachment Management on Appsource There are a number of 3rd party solutions on the market to address this, on AppSource is the Microsoft Labs “Attachment Management” solution. The solution… Continue reading Moving Dynamics 365 Attachments to Azure Blob using Logic Apps

xRM = CDS, Building Powerful Business Apps.

The State of xRM A few months ago I posted an article on the state of xRM.  At the time, I felt that Microsoft didn’t “get” the power of their CRM platform and how it is used to build unique line of business applications.  I felt that their story pushed the “Sales-Service-Marking” App line of… Continue reading xRM = CDS, Building Powerful Business Apps.