ALM – Run EasyRepro in Azure DevOps Pipeline
Mar29

ALM – Run EasyRepro in Azure DevOps Pipeline

In my previews articles, you learned about Basic ALM, how to use the Solution Checker in an Azure DevOps pipeline as well as how to use the results of it. In this article you will learn another “Quality Gate” you could add to your ALM process. We look at how to run EasyRepro in Azure DevOps Pipeline. EasyRepro EasyRepro is a UI (User Interface) Test Framework for Dynamics 365 and all… Continue Reading...

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ALM – Use Results of Solution Checker
Mar06

ALM – Use Results of Solution Checker

In my last post, you learned how to use the Solution Checker in an Azure DevOps pipeline. Lars Martin asked a question regarding using the results of this step on LinkedIn. This inspired me to write this article. Thanks to Lars. Result The Solution Checker will evaluate a solutions zip file against certain criteria. If a violation or issue is found it will be marked and shown in the… Continue Reading Benedikt’s Article on...

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ALM – Using “Solution Checker” in a pipeline
Feb23

ALM – Using “Solution Checker” in a pipeline

In my last post, I explained a Basic ALM process for CDS. In this article, I promised to write about different Quality Gates to improve a pipeline. Today we will learn how it is possible to use the “Solution Checker” in a pipeline as a Quality Gate (QG). This kind of QG would fit in different parts of the Basic ALM process. For example, before pushing the unmanaged solution to the source… Continue Reading...

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CDS – Basic ALM process
Feb10

CDS – Basic ALM process

In today’s article, I will explain a Basic ALM Process inside of CDS. This article is split into 3 Areas Explaining ALMGoal processImplement the process For the implementation, I will use Azure DevOps and the PowerApps BuildTools. Explaining ALM The application lifecycle describes the complete circle an application normally does over and over again. The following image describes… Continue Reading Benedikt’s Article...

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How to use Customer-field in Power automate
Feb04

How to use Customer-field in Power automate

In one of the projects I am working a the moment, we do use an custom activity on the case entity. Last week I had the requirement to create an automated name for this entity. Which is a quite common requirement. In this case the name should be composed out of customer name, Case subject and the current date and time. I thought it would be a perfect useCase for a Power Automate… Continue Reading Benedikt’s Article on their...

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[Recap] Dynamics 365 FastTrack Architect Bootcamp in Reading
Feb01

[Recap] Dynamics 365 FastTrack Architect Bootcamp in Reading

The week before last week I had, together with two colleagues, the pleasure to attend the Dynamics 365 FastTrack Architect Bootcamp in Reading. This post will be a short Recap of this week of intense training and discussion. FastTrack Before I will go into the covered areas I would like to explain what FastTrack is. A few years ago Microsoft started a new Program called “FastTrack”…. Continue Reading Benedikt’s...

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Release 2020 Wave 1 – Summary
Jan27

Release 2020 Wave 1 – Summary

Like I mentioned in one of my previous posts (Explaining “One Version” – Dynamics MDA) Microsoft is releasing two “Waves” of new functionalities and improvements per year. Today, 27.01.2020, Microsoft has published the Release Notes for the Release 2020 Wave 1. Like the last time, it is overall a quite huge “document”. At the moment Microsoft mainly released information regarding...

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[Quick Tip] BPF – Merge previously split branches
Jan22

[Quick Tip] BPF – Merge previously split branches

If you have split a BPF with a Condition tile you might want to merge the two branches back after some steps. We had this requirement a few times in our projects. Every time we had to figure it out again. This post will explain a way to do this. Normally if you add a Condition the BPF gets split but you can not merge it back. BPF not merging If you add the condition between two steps… Continue Reading Benedikt’s Article on...

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[Quick Tip] Hide the standard “Dynamics 365 – custom” legacy App
Jan21

[Quick Tip] Hide the standard “Dynamics 365 – custom” legacy App

At the moment i do attend a event from Microsoft. In the discussions the following question came up: “How can i inactivate or hide the standard Dynamics 365 App” I think that is a question that a lot of people are facing since we have to move to the Unified Interface and the legacy app should not be used longer. If you hide or inactivate the App, in the ways i will describe below, it… Continue Reading...

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Explaining “One Version” – Dynamics 365 MDA
Jan13

Explaining “One Version” – Dynamics 365 MDA

A lot of our customers are still a bit confused when it comes to the question what “One Version” is and how it impacts their Business. In this article i will give you the information you need regarding “One Version” for Dynamics 365 MDA (Model-Driven Apps) or “model-driven apps in Dynamics 365” how Microsoft calls it (see my post regarding naming of Dynamics 365). Background All the… Continue...

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PCF – Designing Errors like standard MdA Errors
Jan10

PCF – Designing Errors like standard MdA Errors

Like in my first article regarding PCF (read more) advertised this Article i will show you how to design the custom Errors of your PCF Control to look like the standard MdA errors. The following example builds on the input we designed in the mentioned first article. Standard MdA errors Lets take a look at a stadard MdA Error. Like you can se we would like to add a light red box… Continue Reading Benedikt’s Article on their...

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PCF – CSS for Model-driven Apps (MdA)
Jan04

PCF – CSS for Model-driven Apps (MdA)

In my first post of 2020 i would like to talk about “Power Apps component framework” (PCF). I will not write another article about how to create your first PCF Control. There are some good article out there already covering this topic . For example: the Microsoft Docs, from Todd Baginski or the series of Articles regarding PCF from Allan De Castro (Episode 1 & Episode 4). This article… Continue Reading...

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Microsofts new name for CE
Dec17

Microsofts new name for CE

Like you can read in my previous post, 6 take aways from Microsoft Ignite 2019, Microsoft does not use the term “Customer Engagement (CE)” any longer for Dyamics 365 online . OnPremises is still called CE. This has left us with the question on how to target this area of Dynamics 365 and how to differentiate it to F&O. Microsoft has now delivered the answer to this question. In a lot of… Continue Reading...

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Welcome on board
Dec16

Welcome on board

Every Blog should have a “Welcome Post”. At least that’s what i think. So there it is. Welcome to my new Blog! This Blog will focus on development for Dynamics 365 and the whole Power Platform. I hope you will enjoy it. Please do not hesitate with feedback or contacting me! The post Welcome on board appeared first on Benedikt's Blog. Continue Reading Benedikt’s Article on their blog Welcome on board...

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6 take aways from Microsoft Ignite 2019
Nov17

6 take aways from Microsoft Ignite 2019

This Post was first published on our company blog under the following URL: 6 take aways from Microsoft Ignite 2019 Two weeks ago I had the pleasure to attend Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando. It was a week full of great sessions, new experiences, information, and great discussions. In this article, I would like to share my top 6 of takeaways, new services/functions and stuff I learned on this event. Two weeks ago I had the pleasure to...

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