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
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
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
PowerApps Portals is now in public preview! Please read the annoucement: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-portals-is-now-available-for-public-preview/ The true power of PowerApps Portals is to be able to surface and interact with CDS data. The following are some quick steps to surface some sample data to allow you to get started using PowerApps Portals. PowerApps Portals 10 minute Quick Start… Continue reading PowerApps Portals Quick Start
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 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.