Embed a Canvas App in a Model Driven App (full-screen)
Feb27

Embed a Canvas App in a Model Driven App (full-screen)

There are tons of examples and tutorials on the internet on how to embed a Canvas App in a Model Driven App Form. Embedding a “full-screen” Canvas App in a Model Driven App however, wasn’t something that seemed to be documented before. See below gallery for a side-by-side comparison of the two “flavors” of embedding a Canvas App. Canvas App embedded in a Model Driven Form Canvas App… Continue...

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Demystifying Power Platform Dataflows
Jan12

Demystifying Power Platform Dataflows

Recently at a customer I came across the terminology of a Power Platform Dataflow. Immediately a few questions raised in my head. What are Power Platform Dataflows? Is there any difference between a Power BI Dataflow? It wasn’t so easy to answer these questions, so in this blogpost I’ll try to summarize what I’ve learned so far. Power BI Dataflows Power BI Dataflows are general available… Continue Reading...

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MB-230: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service exam preparation guide
Mar10

MB-230: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service exam preparation guide

Continuing my certification journey with the new Role Based Dynamics 365 for Customer Service exam (MB-230). At the time of writing this exam was still in BETA. Although this certificate is more focused on the functional users of Customer Service, it also helps to have some basic knowledge of customization and configuration. Again, this is not the main focus for this certificate but you can… Continue Reading wauters’s...

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MB-210: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales exam preparation guide
Mar02

MB-210: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales exam preparation guide

Continuing my certification journey with the new Role Based Dynamics 365 for Sales exam (MB-210). At the time of writing this exam was still in BETA. Although this certificate is more focused on the functional users of Sales, it also helps to have some basic knowledge of customization and configuration. Again, this is not the main focus for this certificate but you can refer to my Dynamics 365… Continue Reading wauters’s...

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MB-200: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Core exam preparation guide
Feb24

MB-200: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Core exam preparation guide

It’s been a while that I’ve done a Microsoft certification exam. Just recently Microsoft released their new role-based certifications for Dynamics 365 and I decided to take a shot at them. At the time of writing, the role-based certification exams are still in BETA and as a result, finding the right training material was a bit tricky. In this blog post I share my preparation notes (which… Continue Reading...

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Missing fields when exporting data from PowerApps (CDS For Apps)
Dec16

Missing fields when exporting data from PowerApps (CDS For Apps)

There is a new way of exporting your data from a Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement environment (or the underlying CDS For Apps environment). In this blog post I will show you how you can export your data from your Common Data Service environment and the potential issues you may encounter doing so. How to export data from Common Data Service for Apps? Exporting data from you CDS for Apps… Continue Reading wauters’s Article...

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Conditionally show button based on selected record
May06

Conditionally show button based on selected record

Haven’t you ever wondered why the “Activate” button is still visible after you have selected an (already) active record? Both the Activate and Deactivate buttons are visible for a selected active record. Well, I certainty did. For me, this is a clear example of bad user experience. Having both buttons available makes no sense and it can only bring confusion. In this case it would be better… Continue Reading...

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Reactivate entity key is only supported for failed job
Oct12

Reactivate entity key is only supported for failed job

You might face the situation where the creation of an alternate key does not seem to do its job. It remains in the pending state: Alternate key remains in the pending status When trying to reactive the key: Reactive pending key The system throws an exception saying “Reactive entity key is only supported for failed job”: Reactivate entity key is only supported for failed job So, let’s take a… Continue Reading...

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Overwrite customizations when deploying a patch solution
Sep21

Overwrite customizations when deploying a patch solution

Solution segmentation has greatly improved since Dynamics CRM 2016. You are able to deploy small fixes to your production environment by the use of a patch solution. This reduces the risk of unintentionally modifying objects on the target deployment. More information and getting started with patch solutions can be found on msdn. Unfortunately an important feature is missing with the use of… Continue Reading wauters’s...

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Custom column width in a CRM view
Feb05

Custom column width in a CRM view

When creating a CRM view you can define the column width of each column (in pixels). The column properties editor gives you a few (limited) set of possibilities. The column properties editor You can find yourself in the situation where the pre-defined column widths don’t suffice. Maybe you want to make the column width bigger than 300px? Now, can we? And can we do this in a supported way?… Continue Reading wauters’s...

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