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!

You likely don’t need Dynamics CRM. You need a Power App.

Summary You don’t necessarily need to buy Dynamics 365 (Dynamics CRM) licenses to get the CRM functionality you need. Power Apps and the Common Data Service have the components to build a simple CRM app that looks and operates *exactly* like Dynamics CRM (without the features that you don’t need) Dynamics 365 is a Power… Continue reading You likely don’t need Dynamics CRM. You need a Power App.

Simple ALM for Power Apps/Dynamics 365 Projects Revisited – Power Apps Build Tools edition

A few months back I wrote a post on how to implement simple PowerShell scripts to export, unpack and import solutions for Dynamics 365 and Power App projects. That post can be found here and is still relevant; Simple ALM for Dynamics 365/CDS Projects Summary All PowerApps/Dynamics 365/CDS projects, big or small should be using… Continue reading Simple ALM for Power Apps/Dynamics 365 Projects Revisited – Power Apps Build Tools edition

Mass Edit Currency Fields in Model-Driven Power Apps (including Dynamics 365)

It wasn’t really my intention to start blogging about currency fields and functionality in Power Apps. If you have been following along, last week I posted about how currency fields work in CDS. If you read my posts primarily for content around Power Apps Portals, then I suggest you check out CRM Tip of the… Continue reading Mass Edit Currency Fields in Model-Driven Power Apps (including Dynamics 365)

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

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

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

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