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October 15, 2019
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Capitalise your lead and contacts names consistently in CDS

Leads and contacts within your common data service (CDS) environment can come from multiple sources. Some common sources include: Imports from Excel spreadsheets Data integrations Manual user entry All of this could result in your names being inconsistently captured in formatting/capitilisation. For example,your contact or lead could be[…]

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August 23, 2019
What is Microsoft PowerApps?

Microsoft PowerApps is a platform that allows you to quickly and easily build custom business apps. It is designed to build business apps that can be used internally within an organisation for specific business needs.

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July 7, 2019
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Set canvas PowerApp date to the last day of the month

When working with canvas PowerApps, you may have a need to have some date ranges set by default. A typical scenario might be where you have 2 date filters and you want to show records that occured between those date ranges. A scenario I had to work with[…]

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February 13, 2019
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Working with Dynamics 365 entity records in Canvas PowerApps

When creating a Canvas PowerApp connected to Dynamics 365/CDS, you may want to present the values in an entity as options within a drop down box (combo box) or a list box for selection. This would be useful if you wanted to present select-able data in a more[…]

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November 6, 2018
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Get the logged in users Dynamics user record ID in a Canvas PowerApp

When working with a canvas PowerApp that integrates into Dynamics 365, you occasionally need the current users’ Dynamics user GUID. This could be used to populate lookup references on the various records within Dynamics. The user details provided by the User function within a Canvas app relates to[…]

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October 11, 2018
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Display SharePoint images on mobile devices in a Canvas PowerApp

I had been playing with displaying SharePoint images within a canvas app and everything was looking great when I was doing my testing on the web interface. This canvas app was for mobile use though and when I started testing it on mobile – I noticed that the[…]

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September 12, 2018
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Money in the Bank – Episode 2 – Quick Quotes

In the 2nd episode of the video series I started a while back, Money in the Bank, I take a look at the ‘quick’ quoting capabilities within Dynamics and see how a canvas app could be used as an alternative. As per usual, the guiding principles I will[…]

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August 15, 2018
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Display Dynamics related pictures hosted in SharePoint in a Canvas PowerApp

As a continuation on my current focus on canvas apps for Dynamics 365, I wanted to show a quick mockup I made to display related images (hosted in SharePoint) for a specific record in Dynamics. This would be useful in a quoting or shopping scenario. The approach below[…]

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July 31, 2018
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Mini-Video Series Launch – Money in the Bank with PowerApps

I’m going to be creating a mini-series of videos that illustrate how businesses can use canvas apps to leverage existing functionality within your Dynamics environment more efficiently which in turn allows you to save money to put back in your bank account! Each episode will begin with a[…]

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July 10, 2018
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Using PowerApps & Flow to return Dynamics data immediately

I have worked on Canvas apps previously and think they are AWESOME! I will be creating & mocking up a few Canvas apps over the coming weeks and thought I would blog on the various nifty features or tips that might be useful. The feature I want to[…]

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