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Business Applications, Dev Best Practice (and common sense), dynamics 365, Dynamics 365 - new UI, Model-driven, PowerApps, Uncategorized

The curious case of the model-driven app prefix_

Since Microsoft first introduced the concept of a solution we all live in fear of creating an entity with the prefix "new_". If you do things properly you create a solution first, define a publisher with the unique prefix then all new entities and custom fields will be created with that prefix. For example, for… Continue reading The curious case of the model-driven app prefix_

Business Applications, dynamics 365, Dynamics 365 - new UI, Model-driven, PowerApps, Uncategorized

New PowerApps designer: where is my Customize the System link?

With the classic UI to lookup all the components for the environment you had to go via Settings -> Customizations-> Customize the System. You could see all the components under the Default solution. In a new designer: Navigate to https://web.powerapps.com, login using you Dynamics 365 credentials (you will need appropriate security access) Locate the Solution… Continue reading New PowerApps designer: where is my Customize the System link?

Diversity and Inclusion, Uncategorized

Diversity and Inclusion in the BizzApps community and community leadership

It's been bothering me for quite a long time now. So, I would like to start the discussion on this topic with the hope to find some sort of solution to the problem with the help of the collective. The simple binary model of the tech community contribution - labeling members as "active" or "passive",… Continue reading Diversity and Inclusion in the BizzApps community and community leadership

Business Applications, Canvas, Dev Best Practice (and common sense), PowerApps, Uncategorized

Use CDS views to pre-filter data from CDS entity in Canvas app

In a Canvas app, if you pick up a CDS entity as a data source, in my case, a Contact entity, you can also pick up a view. If you pick up None as per screenshot below, it will retrieve you an unfiltered set of records. Here you can see all my CDS contacts in… Continue reading Use CDS views to pre-filter data from CDS entity in Canvas app

Business Applications, CRM Consulting Best Practice, dynamics 365, Uncategorized

Don’t auto-convert. Think. Transform.

Why am I not a fan of auto converters which allow you to magically turn something old into something new? In the context of Dynamics 365, old Java Script into a new format, SQL reports into FetchXML, workflows into Flows etc. It's because I believe that "new" is not just about tools, it's about the… Continue reading Don’t auto-convert. Think. Transform.

Amazing Microsoft Teams, Uncategorized

Keep all your Microsoft Teams together

"Too many Teams". Too many Teams, Yammers, logins, chats, communicators. Screens, profiles... Let's break the spell today and fix something. Sometimes you need to break first then to fix. I haven't said it loud enough yet, but I love Microsoft Teams. Now I did say it. I love Microsoft Teams! I love Microsoft Teams! I… Continue reading Keep all your Microsoft Teams together

Dev Best Practice (and common sense), dynamics 365, Dynamics 365 - new UI, Uncategorized

Fixing the ribbon button issue for a new Dynamics 365 UI

The issue After changing to a new UI a custom web resource launched from a custom button of the ribbon bar stopped receiving parameters. This leads to the incorrect page layout generation and other issues which are based on the missing parameter. The diagnostics There are things to consider while performing re-work on the page:… Continue reading Fixing the ribbon button issue for a new Dynamics 365 UI