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?

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.

Business Applications, PowerApps, Uncategorized, USD, USD Accelerator

USD Accelerator with an embedded canvas app

So glad those guys are working perfectly together 🙂 Let me translate it for you: embedded canvas apps for UUI work with USD accelerator and USD  desktop app OOB.  The address validation embedded canvas app within USD accelerator (screenshot below). If you want to learn more about USD accelerator, it's here, in the Neil Parkhurst… Continue reading USD Accelerator with an embedded canvas app

Business Applications, Flow, Uncategorized

Using Flow with your personal Microsoft account. Why not?

First, I am logging to my personal Microsoft account, not Office 365 account. Then clicking on the Flow icon on the left side floating panel to login to Flow. Yes, you can do it with your personal account. You can get Flow Free - 750 runs/month, 15-minute checks. To test Flow with my personal emails I… Continue reading Using Flow with your personal Microsoft account. Why not?

Business Applications, dynamics 365, PowerApps, Uncategorized

Embedded Canvas App: sharing is caring

My colleague created a new embedded Canvas app and I went to check it the model-driven app's form. However, all I could see - just the error message. As obvious as it could be: you need to share your app with users if you want them to use it in Dynamics. So go to the… Continue reading Embedded Canvas App: sharing is caring