Power Platform Saturday Sweden – from a speaker’s point of view – Introduction to Dataflows and Data Integration
Oct16

Power Platform Saturday Sweden – from a speaker’s point of view – Introduction to Dataflows and Data Integration

This is the second blog post of two about the Power Platform Saturday Sweden event which was held on the 5th of October. In the first one you can read about it from an attendee’s point of view. In this blog post I will let you in on the session that me and my colleague Carl Aspernäs held. Actually, I put in some new tips in here as well, which we did not mention during our session. So even… Continue Reading...

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Power Platform Saturday Sweden – from an attendee’s point of view
Oct08

Power Platform Saturday Sweden – from an attendee’s point of view

On the 5th of October the event Power Platform Saturday Sweden was held in Stockholm at Microsoft’s facilities. Looking back to it, I am still amazed by the quality of this event, beeing free of charge and put together by a few energetic souls (sponsors not to be forgotten though). I had the priviledge to be there both as a speaker and of course also as an attendee. Such an amazing day simply… Continue Reading...

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Using Power Platform Dataflows to get data from a Web API into the CDS and a Model-Driven App
Sep21

Using Power Platform Dataflows to get data from a Web API into the CDS and a Model-Driven App

October is knocking on the door which means exiting times from a Power Platform point of view. The 2019 release wave 2 is coming to us. Let us not be washed over, instead let us surf it and have some fun. There are a lot of new features and improvements to discover. This blog post will be dedicated to the new (or rather rebranded) feature Dataflows and how you can set up a Dataflow which… Continue Reading carinaclaesson’s...

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Setting up a Custom Connector from an OpenAPI file and utilizing it in PowerApps and Flow
Sep06

Setting up a Custom Connector from an OpenAPI file and utilizing it in PowerApps and Flow

This is the third and last blog post in a series of three. These blog posts are all dedicated to describing my findings from exploring Canvas Apps. In the first one I summarized what might be good to know if you are totally new to Canvas Apps. In the second I gave an example of creating a Canvas App from scratch including using the camera control. In this third one we will look at setting up a… Continue Reading...

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Canvas App from scratch and exploring the camera control
Aug30

Canvas App from scratch and exploring the camera control

I have started to explore Canvas Apps and my findings from it is about to be documented in three different blog posts. In the first one I gave some suggestions on how to get started with Canvas Apps, written from the angle that you come from the model-driven world. In this second blog post we will take a look at some basics when creating a Canvas App from scratch, such as adding the different… Continue Reading...

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How to make it from Model-Driven apps to Canvas apps
Aug23

How to make it from Model-Driven apps to Canvas apps

For someone coming from the Dynamics CRM/xRM world, Model-Driven apps are easy to grasp. It simply contains the same concepts that we are already familiar with, such as Sitemap, Dashboard, Forms, Views, Charts etc. Canvas apps on the other hand, might be a bit overwhelming at a first glance. I cannot say I am fully there yet, all comfortable drawing canvases and adding formulas, but at least I… Continue Reading...

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ValueRule in Classic UI vs. Unified Interface
Jun05

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. Microsoft was able to reproduce the behaviour… Continue Reading carinaclaesson’s...

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Cascade from parent to child the flow way
May29

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 a parent record to child records. One example could be to have the address on the contact updated when the address on the parent account is changed. Please do have in mind that you can you use quick view forms for displaying information from the parent record on… Continue Reading...

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Findings from publishing on AppSource
May19

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… Continue Reading...

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How to create an AppSource package
May12

How to create an AppSource package

This is the second blog post of three regarding how 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. An AppSource Badge… Continue Reading carinaclaesson’s...

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How to publish an app on AppSource
May05

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… Continue Reading carinaclaesson’s...

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When customizing the App for Outlook – be aware of this
Apr24

When customizing the App for Outlook – be aware of this

I ran into something the other day and by writing about this perhaps it saves time for someone who might run into the same thing. I recently learned that now we are able to customize the App for Outlook. There are some default values in the app that must be there in order for the app to function properly though. In this blog post I will highlight those default values and let you know what to do… Continue Reading...

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Findings from exploring Data Integration in Power Platform
Apr23

Findings from exploring Data Integration in Power Platform

This is the third and last blog post in a series of three. In the first blog post I explained that you can access Data Integration from different user interfaces and overall how to get started and set up data integration projects from within the Power Apps Web Portal. In the second blog post I gave an example of how to set up a data integration project. In this blog post I will summarize my… Continue Reading...

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Getting started with Data Integration in Power Platform
Apr21

Getting started with Data Integration in Power Platform

This is the second blog post in a series of three. In my previous blog post I described how you can access the data integration feature from different user interfaces. Either from one of the admin centers Power Apps Admin Center or Power Platform Admin Center. You can also go to the Power Apps Web Portal. In this blog post I will describe how to set up a data integration project from the Power… Continue Reading...

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Exploring Data Integration in Power Platform
Apr19

Exploring Data Integration in Power Platform

For some months ago I started to explore the data integration feature in Power Platform. It was one of my brilliant colleagues, Marica Söderstam, who came up with an idea that got me to deep dive into this feature. Thanks Marica! Data Integration is an integration service which has been available since July 2017 and it can be used for integrating data from multiple sources into the Common… Continue Reading carinaclaesson’s...

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New blog
Apr18

New blog

I have decided to start a new blog with the purpose of writing down findings from my work days, which are all spent with Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. My intention is to write down all the tips, tricks and useful hacks I come across as well as to write about new features that I have tested, simply to share my experience. I work as a Solution Architect and I am based in… Continue Reading carinaclaesson’s Article on...

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