The year is coming to an end and it is time to write a summary of what this year has been all about. Without a doubt this year will go down the history books, even though most of us would rather want to forget about it. At the end of this year I am grateful for what I have, starting with my health, my family and friends and their health. These things that matters the most, but most years we take it for granted. I am also grateful for having a job and for being a part this Community.Continue reading “Looking back at 2020 – The world got virtual and two types of t(T)eams were in the center of attention”
What is Dataverse for Teams, when to use it and when not to?
A few weeks has passed since Microsoft Ignite and me and Amanda last spoke about our two worlds colliding. To refresh your mind; Amanda is working with productivity, collaboration and Microsoft 365 and you can find her blog here. Our previous common article had the title “The best from both worlds – Office Apps & Services and BizApps combined”. Our different worlds are colliding for sure and today we will look at examples of how the boundaries have been blurred.Continue reading “What is Dataverse for Teams, when to use it and when not to?”
Bye bye CDS and Project Oakdale, hello Microsoft Dataverse and Microsoft Dataverse for Teams
Microsoft Dataverse, former Common Data Service (CDS), is the data source we have as back-end for our model-driven Power Apps and in some cases also for our Canvas Power Apps. Wait a minute, former CDS? Let’s take a step back and talk about CDS. CDS has been our cloud version of xRM, our database in the cloud, the home of our entities (tables nowadays – read on and you’ll get it) but also much more than that. Security management, different techniques for creating business logic and data import are some concepts which have been included too.Continue reading “Bye bye CDS and Project Oakdale, hello Microsoft Dataverse and Microsoft Dataverse for Teams”
The best from both worlds – Office Apps & Services and BizApps combined
One of the things I really like with community is how you come in contact with people who are equally passionate about technology, helping others and learning together as yourself. I have teamed up with Office Apps & Services MVP Amanda Sterner (her blog and Twitter) who specialized in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 and collaboration and we have had a pre Ingite chat. Exciting times sure are ahead of us, with Project Oakdale around the corner and Microsoft Ignite just a few days away. This is the first article we do together and the plan is that more articles are to come!Continue reading “The best from both worlds – Office Apps & Services and BizApps combined”
Exploring the ModelDrivenFormIntegration control in embedded Canvas Apps
I have written about the use cases for embedded Canvas Apps before as well as given different examples of how to create an embedded Canvas App. Take a look here for an example of how to implement one of the use cases. In my presentation Deep Space in Power Platform I also have a detailed description about how to create an embedded Canvas App.
There is one part of the app that requires some extra attention though and that is how to make use of the form context, i.e. how to get the information from the record in the Model-Driven App to your embedded Canvas App. In this blog post we will look into the details for just that and I will highlight an issue I ran into when trying to make use of the context.Continue reading “Exploring the ModelDrivenFormIntegration control in embedded Canvas Apps”
Scottish Summit 2020 – Deep Space in Power Platform
It has now been almost two weeks since the sound of bagpipes and the sight of kilts. I can still feel the excitement and passion which filled the air at the University of Strathclyde on that Saturday, when we were all united because of the passion for what we do. As usual it gave me so much inspiration and positive energy just to meet with like-minded enthusiasts, all with different experience, viewpoints and great ideas.
In my previous blog post I shared my story – my day – including pieces of what I learned from attending other sessions. In this blog post I will let you in on the session that I held.Continue reading “Scottish Summit 2020 – Deep Space in Power Platform”
Virtual Entities – A forgotten feature which is still alive
Virtual Entities have been on my radar since it was released back in July 2017. I have not used it in any customer project yet though and you do not hear so much about it nowadays (as indicated in the title of this blog post). However, last year in October there was a session at eXtreme 365 where Matt Barbour said “Virtual Entities are not dead”. My friend Jonas was there to witness it live. Great to hear that Microsoft are doing investments within this area, i.e. it is not a completely forgotten chapter in the product portfolio.Continue reading “Virtual Entities – A forgotten feature which is still alive”
Getting started with embedded Canvas Apps
Canvas Apps is one of the two building blocks of Power Apps, the second being Model-Driven Apps. I have written about both these concepts before and I have also mentioned that you can combine the two by embedding a Canvas App on a form in a Model-Driven App. This is the first blog post in a series of two. In this first blog post I will give examples of use cases for embedded Canvas Apps and in my next blog post I will go through the entire process of how to create an embedded Canvas App for one of these use cases.Continue reading “Getting started with embedded Canvas Apps”
How to make use of the response information from an HTTP request the Power Automate way
In my previous blog post I explained how to use Power Automate (previously known as Microsoft Flow) and set up an automated flow which triggers when an Account is created or a certain field is updated and then makes an HTTP request using OAuth 2.0 as authentication method and includes some data from the Account in the request. I also mentioned that you might want to do something with the response from the request, e.g. let the users know how it went. In this blog post I will let you in on an example of just that.Continue reading “How to make use of the response information from an HTTP request the Power Automate way”
Using Power Automate to trigger on Create or Update in the CDS and make HTTP requests with OAuth 2.0 authentication
In my previous blog post I mentioned that Microsoft Flow has been rebranded to Power Automate. We still create flows though and this week I created a flow. Then I thought to myself, why not share it, perhaps someone might benefit from it and the next thing I knew this blog post was written and ready to be published. In this blog post I will let you in on how to make HTTP requests with a flow, using OAuth 2.0 authentication, i.e. a 2-step authentication. Basically, first you make a request in order to get an access token and then you use that token for your other requests.Continue reading “Using Power Automate to trigger on Create or Update in the CDS and make HTTP requests with OAuth 2.0 authentication”