Test Driving the Power Apps Portals Web API

One of the features missing from Power Apps portals (Dynamics 365 Online Portals) since it became an exclusively cloud service is the ability to write a function to create, update, read or delete (CRUD) data in Dataflex Pro (formally known as the Common Data Service, spawn of the Dynamics CRM data layer). You can create… Continue reading Test Driving the Power Apps Portals Web API

Power Platform 2020 Wave 2 Release Plan – Power Apps portals edition!

Today the Power Platform Wave 2 Release plan was released and I am sure that there are a dozen blogs providing an overview of the various new features and directions of the Power Platform. …and this blog is another one of them. Let’s dive in. The release plans were pretty light on details around portals,… Continue reading Power Platform 2020 Wave 2 Release Plan – Power Apps portals edition!

Adding a Print Button to a Power Apps Portal Page

Sometimes you just need to print. Adding a print button to a Power Apps Portals page is pretty simple. In the portal studio on the page where you want to add the print button, open up the source code editor. This will open the source code editor where you can add your own HTML, CSS,… Continue reading Adding a Print Button to a Power Apps Portal Page

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.

Convert a CER or P7B SSL certificate to a PFX (For Power Apps Portals or other projects)

The following post is a perfect example of a process that I don’t do very often and when I do, I keep forgetting how to do it. So today I am going to write it down so in the future, I can refer to this post. Maybe you will find it helpful as well. In… Continue reading Convert a CER or P7B SSL certificate to a PFX (For Power Apps Portals or other projects)

Power Apps Portals 2020 Release Plan Wave 1: CRUD is coming!

The Power Platform Release plan 2020 wave 1 was released to the general public today and it has some pretty exciting announcements specifically for Power Apps Portals. This blog post is a lot of re-hashing the notes found in the Power Platform Release notes, I have added some extra comments and context that I hope… Continue reading Power Apps Portals 2020 Release Plan Wave 1: CRUD is coming!

Trigger Power Automate flows from Power Apps Portals

Currently the only way to update records from a Power Apps Portals is to create or update data via an Entity Form, Web Form or a companion app. The companion app incurs a certain level of technical debt in terms of development of the app and management of where its hosted, such as an Azure… Continue reading Trigger Power Automate flows from Power Apps Portals

Embedding a Canvas App in a Power Apps Portal

The other day I was reading the Microsoft Docs site when I came across an entry on embedding Canvas Power Apps. It is well known that you can embed Canvas Power Apps in Power BI Dashboards, Model-Driven App forms and Microsoft Teams. The docs article also mentioned that you can embed Canvas-based Power Apps in… Continue reading Embedding a Canvas App in a Power Apps Portal

Adding a Power Virtual Agent to a Power Apps Portal

There were a lot of cool announcements at Microsoft Ignite this past week. Notably was the official renaming of Microsoft Flow to Power Automate, PowerApps becoming Power (wait for it) Apps (with a space) and the introduction of UI flows and Power Virtual Agents. Power Virtual Agents are actually another Dynamics 365 feature (Dynamics 365… Continue reading Adding a Power Virtual Agent to a Power Apps Portal