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

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

PowerApps Portals: How to Hide or Show Content based on Logged in User

For those just starting out configuring PowerApps Portals, the question will eventually come up as to how to show or hide content based on the logged in user. For example, if you are showing a page with registration to a private event or showing user specific data like support cases or invoices.  You will want… Continue reading PowerApps Portals: How to Hide or Show Content based on Logged in User

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

Configure Azure AD B2C for PowerApps Portals

If you read the Microsoft documenation for PowerApps Portals (and you do read it, right?) it states that the preferred method for user authentication for the PowerApps Portals is Azure AD B2C (Business to Consumer). The big benefits is that it takes a lot of the administration of handling passwords and authentication out of the… Continue reading Configure Azure AD B2C for PowerApps Portals