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July 13, 2020
Tips on Transitioning into a Remote Workplace with Microsoft Power Platform

Over the last few months, we have seen a huge shift from office to remote working. Businesses are encouraging their employees to work from home, to prioritise their health and safety, as keep them employed during the Pandemic. Working from home presents many benefits and challenges to employees[…]

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July 7, 2020
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Embedded Canvas Apps in Model-Driven App Sizing issue

Quick tip in this blog post. I love Canvas Apps with how they can simplify a usually ‘clicky’ process in a model-driven app and as such, I look to implement them and embedd them in model-driven apps where appropriate. Recently, I had embedded one but I was having[…]

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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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