Dual-write, Dynamics 365, Power Platform

Demystifying dual-write

Lately I have been working with dual-write in different projects. In this post I will give an introduction to the subject from a technical perspective as well as functional and hopefully bring some clarity to what’s behind that magical door. Note that some parts of this post will be outdated when One Dynamics One Platform and unification of admin centers become reality. I will then update with a link to a new post.

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Canvas apps, Data Integration, Dataflows, Dataverse, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dataverse, Model-Driven Apps, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Platform, Power Platform Dataflows, Power Virtual Agents, PowerApps, Release Waves

2021 Release Wave 1 – First impressions

The Release Wave 1 Release Plans are out! You find them here: Microsoft Power Platform 2021 release wave 1 plan and Dynamics 365 2021 release wave 1 plan. Don’t forget that some new features are made available as early access and there is an early opt-in option. Then features will roll out from April to September. Also remember to keep an eye on the change log chapters in the Release Plans. Features presented might me moved to a later wave or dates might change, new features might be added. As always, new features are either available by default or you will need to turn it on. I have created a new page here with general information about Release Waves if you want to read more about how it all works.

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CDS, Dataverse, Dynamics 365, Dynamics xRM, Microsoft Dataverse, Microsoft Dataverse for Teams, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Platform, Power Virtual Agents, PowerApps

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.

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Dynamics 365, Model-Driven Apps, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Platform, PowerApps, Release Waves

2020 Release Wave 2 – Learn to surf like a Pro and let’s look at Power Apps highlights!

Today the Release Plans for 2020 Release Wave 2 were released, one for Power Platform and one for Dynamics 365 and the accelerators. It is time to prepare for a new wave, features will be rolled out starting from October 2020 and continue to be rolled out until March 2021. If you have not already learned how to surf like a Pro, I will let you know how to do that. What I mean with a Pro here is that a Pro knows how the waves works and knows how to be prepared when a wave is coming. If you already know everything about the Release Wave process, then you still might find the section about Power Apps highlights interesting to read.

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AppSource, Commercial Marketplace, Dynamics 365, ISV Connect Program, Partner Center, Power Apps, Power Platform, PowerApps

Publishing apps on AppSource – Getting started with the BizApps ISV Connect Program – Part 2

This is article number two in a series of two articles about the Microsoft Business Applications ISV Connect program and the Microsoft AppSource publishing process. The previous article described the terminology and gave an introduction to the new ISV program as well as an overview to what needs to be done if you have had your apps on AppSource before but did not enroll with the new program. This article will cover registering Dynamics 365 & Power Apps offers and highlight the importance of preparations.

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Commands/Ribbon modifications, Dynamics 365, Power Platform

ValueRule in Classic UI vs. Unified Interface

Now I will let you in on a finding I did the other day. It is all about a very tiny detail but still, it might be good to be aware of this fact. As usual when you find something suspect in Dynamics 365 CE you cannot really be sure if the behaviour is classified as a bug or by design. I registered a Microsoft case this time just to find out.

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CDS, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Flow, Power Platform

Cascade from parent to child the flow way

When working with Dynamics 365 CE and designing solutions, it happens from time to time that you want to cascade information from parent records to child records. One example could be to have the address of the contact updated when the address of the parent account is changed.

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AppSource, Dynamics 365, Package Deployer, Power Platform

Findings from publishing on AppSource

This is the third and last blog post in a series of three regarding the certification process that your product needs to go through before it becomes available on AppSource. In the first blog post I went through the overall process. In the second I described in detail how to create an AppSource package. In this third one I will tell you about the process from my perspective and summarize my findings.

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AppSource, Dynamics 365, Package Deployer, Power Platform

How to create an AppSource package

This is the second blog post of three regarding how to publish an app on AppSource. In my previous blog post I went through the overall process. In this one I will let you in on the details regarding creating the AppSource package and verifying parts of it by using the Package Deployer tool. The last blog post will summarize my findings from publishing on AppSource.

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AppSource, Dynamics 365, Package Deployer, Power Platform

How to publish an app on AppSource

AppSource is like an app store for your Microsoft products and there is a certification process which your product has to go through before it can be available in there. Last year I worked with getting a product through the certification process and this year on the 15th of March it was finally approved and published. Now that I am familiar with the process, I thought I could share my findings.  

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