Power Platform Conference 2022 Resources
Sep22

Power Platform Conference 2022 Resources

This week I have been at the Power Platform Conference in Orlando, Florida and wanted to share some resources with my attendees. Check out the presentation decks below and feel free to reach out with any additional questions. Introduction to Security Here is the presentation I did on Dataverse Security. Keep in mind all these tips also apply to Dynamics 365 CE which is built on top… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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AI at the Zoo: Testing in the Wild
Sep17

AI at the Zoo: Testing in the Wild

We have finally reached the end of the AI at the Zoo series and it’s time to start Testing in the Wild. In today’s post we will see some cute animal pictures and discuss how the app worked. Plus, some opportunities for improvement and next steps. Off to the Zoo We headed off to the Smithsonian National Zoo to test the app. Thankfully it was a bit cooler and rainy, so it was nice and… Continue Reading Kylie...

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DynamicsCon Live 2022 Resources
Sep16

DynamicsCon Live 2022 Resources

Thank you to everyone who came out for DynamicsCon Live in San Antonio, TX. Here are resources from my presentations to keep the learning going! Introduction to AI Here is my slide deck from the Introduction to AI presentation. You can also find more information on this Power Tips post and my current AI at the Zoo series! DynamicsCon Live Introduction to AI in the Power Platform

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AI at the Zoo: Designing the Power App
Sep16

AI at the Zoo: Designing the Power App

Let’s keep going in the AI at the Zoo series. We are up to Designing the Power App! In previous posts we have created the model in Lobe and exported it into our Power Platform environment. Today we will create the Dataverse Table and connect everything together with a Canvas Power App. Dataverse In Dataverse, create a new Table. I called mine Zoo Submissions. On this Table I added a text… Continue Reading Kylie...

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AI at the Zoo: Exporting Lobe AI Model
Sep15

AI at the Zoo: Exporting Lobe AI Model

We are continuing the AI at the Zoo series. We walked through how to build the model yesterday so now we are going to export this model to the Power Platform. Your trial environment must be set up before following these steps. Export AI Model After training and testing your model, click on the Export tab to see our export options. Then you can click on Power Platform. After you click… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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AI at the Zoo: Building Lobe AI Model
Sep14

AI at the Zoo: Building Lobe AI Model

Welcome back to the AI at the Zoo series, today we are talking through Building Lobe AI Model. In yesterday’s introduction post, we downloaded Lobe and set up our trial environment. The next step will be to launch Lobe and build a new model. Start Lobe After downloading and launching Lobe there will be a few welcome screens and information pages. < figcaption class=”wp-element-caption”>Next you can create a...

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AI at the Zoo: Introduction
Sep13

AI at the Zoo: Introduction

Here I am on the Asia Trail at the Washington, DC Smithsonian National Zoo. Hubby asked if I wanted to go, and I was like yes and I will have an app ready to identify animals! I am kicking off a new AI at the Zoo Series! Those of you who have known me for a while know that I love animals (especially pandas) and also making silly apps with no purpose. Recently, I have been learning more… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Tips: Object Classification Model in the AI Builder
Sep12

Power Tips: Object Classification Model in the AI Builder

New content out now: Power Tips: Object Classification Model in the AI Builder! In this video, Heidi (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog) and I talk about some cool Power Platform tools. Power Tips: Object Classification Model in the AI Builder Check out the following for more information: AI Builder Lobe Object Classification with Lobe I hope you try out these tools yourself! For… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on their blog...

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2022 September DC Chapter Meeting
Sep09

2022 September DC Chapter Meeting

This week we had the 2022 September DC Chapter Meeting featuring Rachel Irabor! This was a great meeting of the Washington, DC Power Platform User Group. Let’s talk about the takeaways. Great turnout for 2022 September DC Chapter Meeting. Lots of good discussion with these engaged folks! User Experience Rachel Irabor (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog) talked to us about Users’ Experience in… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Power Tips: DynamicsCon Live Preview
Sep08

Power Tips: DynamicsCon Live Preview

Before tomorrow’s episode I better recap the last one – Power Tips: DynamicsCon Live Preview! In this quick video, Heidi (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog) and I share 5 random tips for working with Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. This is only a selection of the tips that you will hear at DynamicsCon Live next week where we present 50 tips in 50 minutes! Power Tips: DynamicsCon Live… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Azure AI Certifications
Sep02

Azure AI Certifications

This week I took two Azure AI Certifications and PASSED! I had studied but was also pretty surprised that I had been able to handle these more technical items. When I shared this on Twitter, I started getting lots of questions so let’s talk through the basics. I passed two Azure AI Certifications! First of all, keep in mind that all these certifications do have a cost associated with… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Dataverse Security: Other Stuff
Aug21

Dataverse Security: Other Stuff

Finally, we are at the end of the Dataverse Security series with all the other stuff. This video will talk about Sharing and Access Teams, Hierarchical Security and Environment Security. Plus, we talk about the scope setting when working with Power Automate, Classic Workflows and other things as it’s kind of related. Dataverse Security: Other Stuff Next Steps Follow this Dataverse… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Dataverse Security: Additional Security
Aug20

Dataverse Security: Additional Security

Let’s keep the security talk going with Dataverse Security: Additional Security. This video walks through Field Level Security (also known as Column Level Security), Form Security, Model Driven App Security and Business Process Flows. Dataverse Security: Additional Security Follow this Dataverse Security series for more resources and information! You can also subscribe on YouTube and… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Dataverse Security: Teams
Aug19

Dataverse Security: Teams

We are continuing the Dataverse Security Series with a discussion on Teams. Teams are another way to divide up your users and add another security layer. You can even use Active Directory or Office groups to manage your Teams. Check out the video for more details. Dataverse Security: Teams Check out the Teams Documentation for more details and information about the Member’s privilege… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Dataverse Security: Business Units
Aug18

Dataverse Security: Business Units

In this quick installment of the Dataverse Security Series we are talking about Business Units! Business Units are how users are organized in your system. Remember: Users should be organized based on their data access needs not necessarily their organizational hierarchy. Check out the video! Dataverse Security: Business Units For more information, review the Business Unit… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on their...

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Dataverse Security: Security Roles
Aug17

Dataverse Security: Security Roles

Overview of topics to be covered in the Dataverse Security series! Today we are talking about Security Roles on the Dataverse Security Series. This includes an overview of the privileges that can be assigned as well as the access levels available for those privileges. Of course, we talk about best practices along the way and dangerous permissions to watch out for. Dataverse Security:… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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Dataverse Security: Where to Start
Aug16

Dataverse Security: Where to Start

Overview of topics to be covered in the Dataverse Security series! Continuing on in the Dataverse Security series, let’s talk about how to get started. All of this Security information can be a bit overwhelming! So, here are some actionable steps to keep in mind when you are reviewing an existing system or starting a new implementation. Plus, a few best practices to remember! Dataverse… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Dataverse Security: Introduction
Aug15

Dataverse Security: Introduction

Overview of topics to be covered in the Dataverse Security series! I want to kick off a new series about Dataverse Security. In this introduction video, I review the agenda and give a quick overview of what we will be talking about. Dataverse Security: Introduction Follow this Dataverse Security series for more resources and information! You can also subscribe on YouTube and check Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on their...

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Power Tips: 2022 Wave 2 Release Notes!
Aug15

Power Tips: 2022 Wave 2 Release Notes!

Power Tips is back and so are the 2022 Wave 2 Release Notes! In this video we recap Heidi’s (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog) and my favorite features and items that stood out. For more information, check out the Power Platform Wave 2 Release Notes and the Dynamics 365 Wave 2 Release Notes. Here are a few more links from the items we discussed: Track Teams chat in TimelineSellers can… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Pathfinders: Introduction to the Power Platform
Aug12

Pathfinders: Introduction to the Power Platform

Heidi Neuhauser (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog) and I recently had the opportunity to join the Pathfinders Power Platform Community to share an Introduction to the Power Platform. This session started out with examples around how organizations have been changed through the Power Platform and low code app development. Next, we gave an overview of the Power Platform and the core tools within it…. Continue Reading Kylie...

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2022 August DC Chapter Meeting
Aug11

2022 August DC Chapter Meeting

Just hanging out at the amphitheater ready to listen to some data talk in the 2022 August DC Chapter Meeting This week we had the 2022 August DC Chapter Meeting featuring Matt Beard (Twitter, LinkedIn, Blog). Matt talked about Data! He has a long history of working with Data at Data8 and he is passionate about ensuring your system has correct and clean data! In his presentation he went… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Tips: Power Fx for Dataverse
Aug11

Power Tips: Power Fx for Dataverse

The other day Heidi (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog) and I met to discuss Power Tips: Power Fx for Dataverse! We were talking about two features that came out in the current and previous release waves: Formula fields with Power Fx and Using Power Fx in Business Rules. Check out the recording here: Power Tips: Power Fx for Dataverse As you can see, I had a lot of questions! Since… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on their...

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Power Platform Training Resources
Jul19

Power Platform Training Resources

I am frequently asked for help finding Power Platform Training Resources or providing assistance to those just getting started. So, I thought I would compile these resources into a quick blog. Feel free to add your tips and resources in the comments! First of all, there is the Microsoft Training Days. These are free events you can register for that help prepare for certification and even… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Tips: Modern Advanced Find
Jul15

Power Tips: Modern Advanced Find

Heidi Neuhauser (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog) and I are back at it again with Power Tips: Modern Advanced Find! In this video we talk about the Modern Advanced Find – how to set it up, what it means and our thoughts! Power Tips: Modern Advanced Find For more information, check out Dian Taylor’s Blog and the Microsoft docs. There is also a good announcement blog discussing the… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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2022 July DC Chapter Meeting
Jul14

2022 July DC Chapter Meeting

Together mode with the 2022 July DC Chapter Meeting This week we had the 2022 July DC Chapter Meeting! This was a great meeting featuring an overview to a new community and a great presentation on Power Apps Portals and Power Portals! Make sure you stay up to date on our events by joining our chapter! Pathfinders Community We kicked the meeting off with a quick introduction to the Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on their...

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2022 June DC Chapter Meeting
Jun13

2022 June DC Chapter Meeting

A very sweet Happy Hour in Together Mode for the 2022 June DC Chapter Meeting! We are still learning throughout the summer! Last week, we had the 2022 June DC Chapter Meeting featuring Jenna McGee (LinkedIn) talking about how to build a Skills Matrix Style Power App. This tool allows her team to understand the skills of team members and find the correct skillset for every project. Jenna… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Tips: Express Design
Jun07

Power Tips: Express Design

Heidi and I building an app to rate your pets in just a few minutes! Heidi Neuhauser (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog) and I quickly met last week to film Power Tips: Express Design. We were testing out this cool new feature for Power Apps where you can build an app from a simple sketch! You can learn more on the official announcement blog and in Microsoft Docs. Now watch us try it out… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Power Tips: Power Apps
Jun06

Power Tips: Power Apps

In case you missed it, we had another episode of Power Tips! This time it was focused on new releases for Power Apps. Check out the video here: Power Tips: Power Apps There are lots of resources on these features so here are a few to continue your learning: 2022 Release Wave 1 for Power AppsPower Fx AnnouncementsNamed FormulasIntelligent Formula RepairPower Fx in Calculated… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on their...

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Power Tips: Dynamics 365 for Customer Service
May13

Power Tips: Dynamics 365 for Customer Service

New video out now – Power Tips: Dynamics 365 for Customer Service! This is another quick catch up with Heidi (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog), Malcolm (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog) where we talk about new features in the Power Platform. Power Tips: Dynamics 365 for Customer Service Resources Here are some resources for more information on these topics: Dynamics 365 for Customer Service… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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2022 May DC Chapter Meeting
May12

2022 May DC Chapter Meeting

Great turnout and puppies at the 2022 May DC Chapter Meeting We had a great session for the 2022 May DC Chapter Meeting. It featured Rishona Elijah talking about Power Virtual Agents in Dataverse for Teams! Rishona Elijah (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog) joined our chapter from the other side of the world to talk about Power Virtual Agents. This session featured a walk-through of building the… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Tips: Dynamics 365 for Marketing
May03

Power Tips: Dynamics 365 for Marketing

Power Tips: Dynamics 365 for Marketing New video just posted by Heidi (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog), Malcolm (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog) and I. This time we are talking about Power Tips: Dynamics 365 for Marketing! Here are some of the links for more information: Release Wave 1 2022 for MarketingRun a Customer Journey through Power AutomateBuilt in Teams ChatNatural Language Targeted… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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2022 April DC Chapter Meeting
Apr15

2022 April DC Chapter Meeting

Great Group for the 2022 April DC Chapter Meeting ready to discuss Supplier Relationship Management! This week’s 2022 April DC Chapter Meeting featured Stefan Strube (LinkedIn) talking about Supplier Relationship Management. Stefan walks through a solution that his organization uses to manage suppliers. This uses many tools on the Power Platform including Portals, Model-Driven Apps, and… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Power Tips: Sales App
Apr04

Power Tips: Sales App

I recently recorded a quick video with Heidi Neuhauser and Malcolm McAuley around the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales App. Our goal was to showcase some of the new features discussed in the recent Wave 1 2022 Release Notes and discuss why we are excited about them. This episode focused on the announcements around the Sales App. Check out the video here: < figcaption>Power Tips: Sales… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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Introduction to Security in Dataverse
Mar22

Introduction to Security in Dataverse

I have been very busy the last week talking about Security in Dataverse! So, I wanted to take a few minutes to share those recordings and resources with you. Security Horror Stories I started the week talking Security Horror Stories with the CRM Rocks Podcast. You can watch this on YouTube or listen on CRM Rocks. We talk about interesting security scenarios we have run into. Plus, we… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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2022 March DC Chapter Meeting
Mar10

2022 March DC Chapter Meeting

Human and furry friends were in attendance for the 2022 March DC Chapter Meeting! This week was the 2022 March DC Chapter Meeting featuring Heidi Neuhauser (LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog, YouTube) on the topic of Learning Styles. This was a great and engaging presentation! Heidi is the chapter leader for the Philadelphia Dynamics 365 and Power Platform User Group and is always doing user… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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2022 February DC Chapter Meeting
Feb11

2022 February DC Chapter Meeting

Great crew at this month’s chapter meeting! We had two amazing presentations for the 2022 February DC Chapter Meeting! Here are all the details, resources and recordings just in case you missed it! Processing Vaccination Cards We started the evening with John Straumann who shared how to process US Vaccination cards using the Power Platform. This is based on a walkthrough available on… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Q1 2022 Philly Chapter Meeting
Jan21

Q1 2022 Philly Chapter Meeting

Heidi Neuhauser is the amazing Philly Chapter Leader. Be aware that this is what happens if you hand her your phone. Consider this your warning! I had the pleasure of joining the Q1 2022 Philly Chapter Meeting today to talk about introducing Artificial Intelligence into your Power Platform environment. We focused this discussion on AI Builder and Cognitive Services. Plus some demos… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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2022 January DC Chapter Meeting – CoE Starter Kit
Jan13

2022 January DC Chapter Meeting – CoE Starter Kit

Such a great turnout for the 2022 January DC Chapter Meeting! For yesterday’s 2022 January DC Chapter Meeting, we had the amazing Manuela Pichler and Mike Ochs share with us about the Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter kit. This was a great presentation about all the value this set of tools can bring and how it can be used to improve your ALM practices. < h2 id=”what-is-the-coe-starter-kit”>What is the CoE...

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2021 November DC Chapter Meeting – Ignite & AI
Nov18

2021 November DC Chapter Meeting – Ignite & AI

Quick snap of some of the attendees at the 2021 November DC Chapter Meeting For our 2021 November DC Chapter Meeting we featured 2 speakers. First, Jamie Willis-Rose (LinkedIn, Twitter) gave an update on Ignite. Then I talked a little bit about adding AI into the Power Platform! Ignite Recap Microsoft Ignite just wrapped a few weeks ago. This was an amazing free event with content… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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DynamicsCon LIVE: First Party Apps
Nov11

DynamicsCon LIVE: First Party Apps

Hubby came to DynamicsCon LIVE for the theme parks but also got to be Hashtag’s handler for the evening! Today, I am at DynamicsCon Live in California talking about Dynamics 365 First Party Apps! This is my first in-person event and I am excited to be back and meeting so many new friends! For my attendees, here is the presentation for you to download: CE – First Party Apps and Roadmap

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So, You Wanna Be A Consultant
Sep09

So, You Wanna Be A Consultant

Here is just a few of the happy folks at the September 2021 Washington, DC Power Platform Chapter Meeting! This week we hosted the 2021 September Chapter Meeting for the Washington, DC Power Platform User Group with a brand new presentation – So, You Wanna Be A Consultant? We had an all-star panel talking about what it means to be in “consulting” and how to get there. This started with a… Continue Reading Kylie...

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2021 July Chapter Meeting
Jul15

2021 July Chapter Meeting

The attendees of the 2021 July Chapter Meeting are ready to learn or head to space! This week we had the 2021 July Chapter Meeting talking about the Power Platform for the US Government Cloud with a focus on Power Virtual Agents and AI Builder. We had two amazing speakers from Microsoft: Steve Winward (LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, GitHub) and Bradley Law (LinkedIn). They are a wealth of… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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2021 June DC Chapter Meeting
Jun10

2021 June DC Chapter Meeting

This week we had the 2021 June DC Chapter Meeting featuring Artur Zielinski (LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube). Artur came to do a CRM Sales Bot Demo. This demo showed how to use CRM Bot to get started building chat bots. We can build fully autonomous guided selling processed and make chat bots that are very useful and user friendly. The coolest part is that everything is using Power Platform… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Baseball League: The Final Pitch
May14

Power Baseball League: The Final Pitch

In support of our bloopers, here is Malcolm being a goof with Hashtag! If you watched last weeks episode, you know that we’ve tossed our final pitch of the Power Baseball League! I have had so much fun doing this! We both wanted to spend more time in the Platform and learning more about new features. Then this Power Baseball League became even more than we ever planned. About a month ago… Continue Reading Kylie...

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2021 May DC Chapter Meeting
May13

2021 May DC Chapter Meeting

Great group at the 2021 May DC Chapter Meeting This week was the 2021 May DC Chapter Meeting focused on Government and the Power Platform. Since we are in Washington, DC that means we have to talk about Government implantations. Chris Geer from Microsoft joined us to talk about how to use Azure and Power Platform for a government audience. This started with a helpful overview of all… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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Power Baseball League: Themes
May07

Power Baseball League: Themes

The Theme of my baseball experience is generally eating. Hello Baseball Fans! This week on the Power Baseball League we work on configuring the themes for our app. In some ways, this represents the end of our configuration work on the app as we are now ready to hand it over to the customer. The themes feature allows you to set a custom image and adjust the color of a number of… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article on...

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Power Baseball League: Security Roles
May01

Power Baseball League: Security Roles

Somehow Hashtag got past security at Washington Nationals Park. This demonstrates why it is important for the Power Baseball League to talk about Security Roles. It’s time for the Power Baseball league to tackle Security Roles. We will jump right in to the wonderful world of system security! This topic can be scary. However, it’s critical to plan your security model when implementing or… Continue Reading Kylie...

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Power Baseball League: Relationships
Apr25

Power Baseball League: Relationships

This picture may show I have an unhealthy relationship with food. That is not what we are talking about today. Let’s talk about Dataverse Relationships! This week on the Power Baseball League we talk about Relationships! Unfortunately Malcolm and I can’t sit down and give you personalized relationship advice but we can give you some tips for handling relationships in Dataverse. This… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Power Baseball League: Rollup Fields
Apr16

Power Baseball League: Rollup Fields

This is a field that is not a Rollup field. Occasionally they may roll something out onto this field in case of rain. That is not the same thing. Today on the Power Baseball League we are practicing our Rollup Fields. Plus we are going to talk about Calculated fields too. Rollups and Calculated fields are smart fields in Dataverse that are set automatically by other data in the system…. Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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2021 April DC Chapter Meeting
Apr15

2021 April DC Chapter Meeting

Amazing turn out for the 2021 April DC Chapter Meeting Yesterday was the 2021 April DC Chapter Meeting featuring Keith Whatling! We had a great turnout for our monthly happy hour. Plus a great session! Selling the Power Platform Keith Whatling (LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube) joined our 2021 April DC Chapter Meeting to talk about how to sell the Power Platform internally (as a customer)… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s Article...

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