Power Pizza: App Version 1
Dec15

Power Pizza: App Version 1

We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza! Pizza Party game for playing on your Pizza Crawl. It is much more sophisticated than Power Pizza… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Pizza: An Introduction
Dec14

Power Pizza: An Introduction

It’s time for another blog series! I wanted to use a Power App to solve a real life problem. This was a great opportunity for me to keep learning Power Apps (Model Driven and Canvas), Power Automate, and the Common Data Service. So I want to talk through what I learned! The problem I wanted to tackle was how to find the best local pizza by digitally tracking our progress during a Pizza… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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We’ll Always Have Paris …
Nov13

We’ll Always Have Paris …

Hashtag visits La Tour Eiffel Hello to my new friends from Microsoft Ignite the Tour Paris, I wanted to share some quick links with you! I hope you are enjoying my session and that you will consider connecting with me and subscribing to my blog! I have two sessions this week at Microsoft Ignite the Tour Paris. These are both repeat sessions from Microsoft Ignite just last week in… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Hashtag Goes to Paris!
Nov01

Hashtag Goes to Paris!

Hashtag getting fashionable for Ignite the Tour Paris I am excited to announce that I will be headed to Microsoft Ignite the Tour in Paris! I unfortunately am unable to be at Microsoft Ignite Orlando. So I am excited to be involved in Microsoft Ignite the Tour. Microsoft Ignite the Tour gives people from around the world access to the same content from Ignite at a smaller, local events…. Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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November DC Chapter Meetings
Oct30

November DC Chapter Meetings

Your DC/Maryland/Virginia Chapter Leaders hanging out at User Group Summit Orlando 2019 The Washington, DC D365/CRM User Group has some great events lined up for November 2019. So it’s time to get prepared and get registered! Power BI User Group We have partnered with the Power BI User Group to offer a session about the Common Data Service and getting started with reporting off of… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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User Group Summit 2019 Recap
Oct28

User Group Summit 2019 Recap

It’s been a week since User Group Summit in Orlando! This was a great week of learning and networking. I presented many times and also hosted the 3rd annual DMV Summit Happy Hour. Patrick Wright and I presented some basics for new Dynamics 365 administrators. These sessions have also been scheduled for repeat webinars in January so make sure you get registered for Part 1 and Part 2! For… Continue Reading Kylie...

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User Group Summit Follow Up
Oct16

User Group Summit Follow Up

Are you enjoying the networking and learning at User Group Summit Orlando? Then you should join us at our upcoming chapter meetings! These are local events where we have the same great content and lots of time to talk to other locals working with the same tools as you. While we are still in Orlando, make sure you check out the sessions I am presenting in: User Group Summit Sessions to… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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D365 Saturday Washington, DC 2019 Takeaways
Oct10

D365 Saturday Washington, DC 2019 Takeaways

Check out this All-Star crew of speakers for #D365SatDC! I can’t believe it’s almost been a month since D365 Saturday in Washington, DC! This was a great event packed with amazing speakers and lots of great networking. I wanted to share some of my takeaways about the sessions I attended and what I learned. To get started, you can check out some photos and videos of the event! I have… Continue Reading Kylie...

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User Group Summit 2019 Girl Power Playlist: Disney Princess Edition
Oct02

User Group Summit 2019 Girl Power Playlist: Disney Princess Edition

Vintage Kylie at Epcot circa 2011, featuring the fierce Mulan! You may recall that before Summit last year I released my Girl Power Playlist. I usually make something to listen to on the plane to get excited and ready for the week ahead. This will be my 7th Summit but it will still be a stretching experience as I am participating in 5 sessions! Plus, this will be my first year as a Business… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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User Group Summit 2019 Sessions to Favorite
Sep20

User Group Summit 2019 Sessions to Favorite

Vintage Kylie at Disney circa 1995 If you are headed to User Group Summit North America in Orlando in a few weeks then I have some great session suggestions for you to get on your schedule! Thursday Oct 17 8am: There’s More than One Way Up the North Mountain. Malcolm McAuley, Todd Mercer, Mallory Lawhorne and I will be looking at one business problem and demonstrating several ways to… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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TDGi Hackathon – Team Apollo
Sep11

TDGi Hackathon – Team Apollo

Team Apollo at TDGi Global Hack for Education Last weekend I had the honor of joining Team Apollo at the TDGi Hackathon! This was a great event to demonstrate the capabilities of the Power Platform and raise money for some deserving charities. The amazing Team Apollo included Mike Ochs, Aiden Kaskela, Phil Topness, Mallory Lawhorne, Mahbub Alam, Liudmyla Tretter and myself. 1st… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Panel: System Design for Administrators
Sep09

Panel: System Design for Administrators

CRMUG is continuing it’s Panel Discussions series where community members spend 30 minutes giving their tips and best practices plus answering attendee questions. This week Ashley Steiner, Seth Bacon, Gus Gonzalez and I led a panel talking about system design. I wanted to share some of my highlights plus you can watch the recording on CRMUG. Plan! Plan! Plan! It is very important to plan… Continue Reading Kylie...

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User Group Summit 2019 Planning Tips
Aug30

User Group Summit 2019 Planning Tips

It’s crazy to think that we are already less than 2 months away from User Group Summit! This is going to be a great event in Orlando. If you are not yet registered, make sure you check out the details and review the D365/CRM Sessions and get signed up! I wanted to share a few of my tips for new attendees to get the most out of this experience. Attire Be comfortable! People attend in… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Panel: User Adoption Best Practices
Aug28

Panel: User Adoption Best Practices

A few weeks ago I participated in a panel webinar with Chris Capistran and Ashley Steiner where we talked about User Adoption Best Practices in Dynamics 365. You can catch the recording on CRMUG! I wanted to share a few of the tips we discussed. Super Users Enlisting a ream of Super Users (or Power Users or Evangelists) can be a great way to build adoption. You can get this group… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Who Modified This?
Aug27

Who Modified This?

I am currently a moderator for the CRMUG/D365UG MB200 Certification Study Group (links to future and recorded webinars on my events page). Last week our topics included Workflows! One topic that can be confusing about Workflows is knowing which user the workflow will run as. This user’s name will show up as the Modified By and/or Created By for records dealt with in the process. This user… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Alert on Old Cases: FLOW!
Jul27

Alert on Old Cases: FLOW!

I have finally come to the last solution in my Case Study series! Today I continue to answer the question ‘what was the best way to use a workflow to send an email when a case had not been modified in 5 days?’ one last time by discussing a potential solution using FLOW! We have been discussing ways to send email alerts when a case has not been modified for 5 days. There are a few ways… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Alert for Old Cases: Workflow Based on Related Record
Jul26

Alert for Old Cases: Workflow Based on Related Record

Another discussion on the question ‘what was the best way to use a workflow to send an email when a case had not been modified in 5 days?’ with a potential solution using Workflow Based on Related Records! We are still looking for the best solution to send an email when a case is inactive for over 5 days. We have already looked at a few options with varying levels of… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Alert for Old Cases: Recursive Workflow
Jul25

Alert for Old Cases: Recursive Workflow

Today, I continue to answer the question ‘what was the best way to use a workflow to send an email when a case had not been modified in 5 days?’ by discussing a potential solution using Recursive Workflow! I have been discussing a few options for notifying users when they have cases assigned that have not been modified in several days. The goal of this is to send an email that will… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Alert for Old Cases: Charts, Views, and Dashboards
Jul24

Alert for Old Cases: Charts, Views, and Dashboards

Today, I continue to answer the question ‘what was the best way to use a workflow to send an email when a case had not been modified in 5 days?’ by discussing a potential solution using Charts, Views and Dashboards, oh my! Lets continue to work on comparing a few solutions to alert a case owner when they are not doing their job. We just created a few new fields to calculate the number… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Alert for Old Cases: Calculated and Rollup Fields
Jul23

Alert for Old Cases: Calculated and Rollup Fields

Today, I continue to answer the question ‘what was the best way to use a workflow to send an email when a case had not been modified in 5 days?’ by discussing a potential solution using Calculated and Rollup Fields! We are talking about potential solutions for dealing with Cases that have been sitting in the system but not worked on for several days. To get a better understanding… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Case Study: Alert for Old Cases
Jul22

Case Study: Alert for Old Cases

I was recently approached at a conference about a unique question on the best way to do something in Dynamics365. The question led to a very interesting discussion because I realized that there were actually many possible ways that the objective could be achieved. So today I’m launching a new recurring Case Study mini-series where I will be doing a deep dive into solving unique issues or… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Stickers!
Jul17

Stickers!

I am excited to announce that I now have stickers! This means you can enjoy the cute face of Hashtag the #CRMUGDC Monkey anytime! To get one, you will have to come see me at an upcoming Dynamics event: DMV Regional Chapter Meeting – August 14 at Microsoft Chevy Chase, MD. This is the 3rd Annual Regional Chapter meeting in the DC / Maryland / Virginia area. We are inviting CRMUG/D365UG… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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2019 DMV Regional Chapter Meeting
Jul13

2019 DMV Regional Chapter Meeting

This year will be the 3rd year hosting a Regional User Group Chapter Meeting for the DMV (DC / Maryland / Virginia). We will have attendees from the Washington, DC, Reston, VA, and Richmond, VA chapters in attendance and we have a jam packed agenda! When: Wednesday August 14, 8:30am-4pm Where: Microsoft Chevy Chase This will be a FREE event that starts with breakfast and includes… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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1st Time Business Applications MVP!
Jul12

1st Time Business Applications MVP!

I am excited to announce that I’m now a Microsoft MVP! I received the email confirmation on Canada Day, Monday July 1st and my profile is now live on the MVP site! This has been a goal of mine for many years as I have worked to deliver content and create a strong community in Northern Virginia. When I started working with CRM, even when I attended my first CRMUG Chapter Meeting, I never… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Women in Technology
Jun14

Women in Technology

I was recently at the Hitachi Customer Conference and attended a Women in Technology luncheon. I always try to support these initiatives and this event was particularity interesting. It inspired me to share a few pieces of my story and tips for other ladies out there who may be struggling to find their way. You can do anything! This is easier to say than it is to do but it is… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Women in Technology – Kylie Kiser
Jun14

Women in Technology – Kylie Kiser

I was recently at the Hitachi Customer Conference and attended a Women in Technology luncheon. I always try to support these initiatives and this event was particularity interesting. It inspired me to share a few pieces of my story and tips for other ladies out there who may be struggling to find their way. You can do anything! This is easier to say than it is to do but it is… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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App in a Day Training Recap – Kylie Kiser
Jun12

App in a Day Training Recap – Kylie Kiser

I was recently able to attend the App in a Day training at the Hitachi Customer Conference. This was a great day of learning and I would definitely recommend it to others. The course walks through everything you need to know in order to build a Canvas App, a Model Driven App with a Business Process Flow, a Flow with Approval and a Power BI Dashboard. It was great to be able to… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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App in a Day Training Recap
Jun12

App in a Day Training Recap

I was recently able to attend the App in a Day training at the Hitachi Customer Conference. This was a great day of learning and I would definitely recommend it to others. The course walks through everything you need to know in order to build a Canvas App, a Model Driven App with a Business Process Flow, a Flow with Approval and a Power BI Dashboard. It was great to be able to play… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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Hitachi Customer Conference 2019 Recap – Kylie Kiser
Jun10

Hitachi Customer Conference 2019 Recap – Kylie Kiser

At the end of May, I had the privilege to attend the Hitachi Customer Conference. This was the first time attending and not presenting at a Conference in 4 years! So it was a great opportunity for me to really dig in and learn. I also was able to attend the App in a Day training before the conference. Expect a recap coming soon. I would highly recommend this training as it helped pull… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Hitachi Customer Conference 2019 Recap
Jun10

Hitachi Customer Conference 2019 Recap

At the end of May, I had the privilege to attend the Hitachi Customer Conference. This was the first time attending and not presenting at a Conference in 4 years! So it was a great opportunity for me to really dig in and learn. I also was able to attend the App in a Day training before the conference. Expect a recap coming soon. I would highly recommend this training as it helped pull… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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D365 Saturday Philly Recap – Kylie Kiser
Jun08

D365 Saturday Philly Recap – Kylie Kiser

I was involved in the D365 Saturday event in Philadelphia, PA just a few weeks ago. This was a great full-day event with amazing speakers from across the country and keynote by Julie Strauss. Here are some takeaways from sessions I attended plus a few pictures from the festivities. KeynoteJulie Strauss We are in a time of Digital Transformation as business has fundamentally… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on their...

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D365 Saturday Philly Recap
Jun08

D365 Saturday Philly Recap

I was involved in the D365 Saturday event in Philadelphia, PA just a few weeks ago. This was a great full-day event with amazing speakers from across the country and keynote by Julie Strauss. Here are some takeaways from sessions I attended plus a few pictures from the festivities. KeynoteJulie Strauss We are in a time of Digital Transformation as business has fundamentally changed in… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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What is Stop Workflow for?
Jun06

What is Stop Workflow for?

A few weeks ago I saw this discussion on CRMUG regarding the necessity of the “Stop Workflow” step in D365 Workflows. It was such an interesting discussion that I wanted to share a few thoughts of my own on the topic. When I am building or editing a workflow, I usually have two main concerns : (1) That I won’t mess it up when I edit it later and (2) that other people won’t mess it up when… Continue...

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What is Stop Workflow for? – Kylie Kiser
Jun06

What is Stop Workflow for? – Kylie Kiser

A few weeks ago I saw this discussion on CRMUG regarding the necessity of the “Stop Workflow” step in D365 Workflows. It was such an interesting discussion that I wanted to share a few thoughts of my own on the topic. When I am building or editing a workflow, I usually have two main concerns : (1) That I won’t mess it up when I edit it later and (2) that other people won’t mess… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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New Phone, Who dis?
Jun04

New Phone, Who dis?

Welcome to my new home everyone! I have finally taken the leap and moved from Blogger to WordPress and got a web address with my name in it! All you need to remember now is KylieKiser.com! I hope you like the new site! Please share your comments and tips for improvement. Then follow to stay up to date on new content! I have several fun articles in the pipeline so be on the lookout! Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on their...

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KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: May 2019 Events
Apr13

KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: May 2019 Events

There are several great events happening in the next few weeks where you can meet #CRMUGDC the Monkey. Make sure you save the date and get registered! CRMUGDC Q2 Chapter MeetingMay 15, 8:30am-12:30pm Location: Microsoft Chevy Chase Speakers Geoff Ables: Designing Customer Engagement Processes Nelson Johnson: Power BI for Beginners Kalpana Sivanandan: Microsoft Teams Introduction Get all the… Continue Reading noreply@blogger.com...

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May 2019 Events – Kylie Kiser
Apr13

May 2019 Events – Kylie Kiser

There are several great events happening in the next few weeks where you can meet #CRMUGDC the Monkey. Make sure you save the date and get registered!CRMUGDC Q2 Chapter Meeting May 15, 8:30am-12:30pm Location: Microsoft Chevy Chase Speakers Geoff Ables: Designing Customer Engagement Processes Nelson Johnson: Power BI for Beginners Kalpana Sivanandan: Microsoft Teams Introduction Get all the… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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May 2019 Events
Apr13

May 2019 Events

There are several great events happening in the next few weeks where you can meet #CRMUGDC the Monkey. Make sure you save the date and get registered!CRMUGDC Q2 Chapter Meeting May 15, 8:30am-12:30pm Location: Microsoft Chevy Chase Speakers Geoff Ables: Designing Customer Engagement Processes Nelson Johnson: Power BI for Beginners Kalpana Sivanandan: Microsoft Teams Introduction Get all the… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Lessons Learned
Apr07

KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Lessons Learned

KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Lessons Learned Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Lessons Learned For the last several weeks I have been working on a project to encourage myself to learn more about Power BI, PowerApps and Flow. I have been procrastinating… Continue Reading noreply@blogger.com (Kylie Kiser)’s Article on their blog

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Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Lessons Learned
Apr07

Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Lessons Learned

For the last several weeks I have been working on a project to encourage myself to learn more about Power BI, PowerApps and Flow. I have been procrastinating learning these tools waiting for the perfect use case to test on. However what I really needed was just time and a data set to work with.I have been procrastinating on learning these “new” tools for far too long. So my main takeaway is… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Lessons Learned – Kylie Kiser
Apr07

Lessons Learned – Kylie Kiser

For the last several weeks I have been working on a project to encourage myself to learn more about Power BI, PowerApps and Flow. I have been procrastinating learning these tools waiting for the perfect use case to test on. However what I really needed was just time and a data set to work with.I have been procrastinating on learning these “new” tools for far too long. So my main… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Canvas PowerApp
Apr06

Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Canvas PowerApp

I am working through a scenario to select and rate Board Games to help push me to learn more about the Power Platform. At this point we have selected a game and sat down to play. Obviously I won so I want to record a high rating for this game. My goal is to create a PowerApp I can run from my phone. I will search for the game to view details and then add a new rating for played games. This… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Canvas PowerApp – Kylie Kiser
Apr06

Canvas PowerApp – Kylie Kiser

I am working through a scenario to select and rate Board Games to help push me to learn more about the Power Platform. At this point we have selected a game and sat down to play. Obviously I won so I want to record a high rating for this game. My goal is to create a PowerApp I can run from my phone. I will search for the game to view details and then add a new rating for played games. This… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Canvas PowerApp
Apr06

KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Canvas PowerApp

I am working through a scenario to select and rate Board Games to help push me to learn more about the Power Platform. At this point we have selected a game and sat down to play. Obviously I won so I want to record a high rating for this game. My goal is to create a PowerApp I can run from my phone. I will search for the game to view details and then add a new rating for played games. This… Continue Reading noreply@blogger.com...

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KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Power BI
Apr05

KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Power BI

I am in the middle of working to learn the Power Platform by making a dashboard and application to help select a board game to play for game night. The data structure has been created and current game list imported. Now we are going to use Power BI to make a Board Game dashboard. My goal is to make a magical list that will update based on some slicers so we can eliminate options that do… Continue Reading noreply@blogger.com...

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Power BI – Kylie Kiser
Apr05

Power BI – Kylie Kiser

I am in the middle of working to learn the Power Platform by making a dashboard and application to help select a board game to play for game night. The data structure has been created and current game list imported. Now we are going to use Power BI to make a Board Game dashboard. My goal is to make a magical list that will update based on some slicers so we can eliminate options that do… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Power BI
Apr05

Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Power BI

I am in the middle of working to learn the Power Platform by making a dashboard and application to help select a board game to play for game night. The data structure has been created and current game list imported. Now we are going to use Power BI to make a Board Game dashboard. My goal is to make a magical list that will update based on some slicers so we can eliminate options that do not… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: Improve Game Night with PowerApps: Data Import
Apr04

KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: Improve Game Night with PowerApps: Data Import

As you may know, I am trying to learn more about PowerApps by creating an application to help with board game selection in my household. We have already set up the entities. Next is the data import then we will use PowerBI and create a PowerApp. Since all of our fields are there we can import our data now. We already have the data in a consistent format (remember it was an export from… Continue Reading noreply@blogger.com (Kylie...

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Data Import – Kylie Kiser
Apr04

Data Import – Kylie Kiser

As you may know, I am trying to learn more about the Power Platform by creating an application to help with board game selection in my household. We have already set up the entities. Next is the data import then we will use PowerBI and create a PowerApp. Since all of our fields are there we can import our data now. We already have the data in a consistent format (remember it was an export… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Data Structure
Apr03

KRM: Kylie’s Research Management: Improve Game Night with the Power Platform: Data Structure

As you learned yesterday, I wanted to learn about PowerApps and decided to do this by improving the game night board game selection process. As a prerequisite for this learning experiment I exported our board game library from BoardGameGeek (to be honest, most of this was my husband’s idea and he maintains this list which he exported for me). Now it’s time to get started with the “easy”… Continue Reading...

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