Guide to Currencies in the Common Data Service

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

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

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