I'll Show You Mine… If You Show Me Yours with Guest Claire Carmichael 10th April 2020 – YouTube
Apr08

I'll Show You Mine… If You Show Me Yours with Guest Claire Carmichael 10th April 2020 – YouTube

This time me and John are joined by Claire Carmichael. We’ll be chatting about the Power Platform, SharePoint, Dynamics 365 and Adaptive Cards source

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I'll Show You Mine… If You Show Me Yours 26th March 2020
Mar27

I'll Show You Mine… If You Show Me Yours 26th March 2020

This live stream was a pilot episode where myself and @SharePointJohn got together to talk the Power Platform. The format of the broadcast is that we chat a bit about what we have been doing to further our personal development and then John shows me something and then I’ll show John something. John comes from a SharePoint background, and I come from a Dynamics 365 background. This week John… Continue Reading Paddy...

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I'll Show You Mine… If You Show me Yours – 26 March 2020 – YouTube
Mar26

I'll Show You Mine… If You Show me Yours – 26 March 2020 – YouTube

This was a pilot episode where myself and @SharePointJohn got together to talk the Power Platform. The format of the broadcast is that we chat a bit about what we have been doing to further our personal development and then John shows me something and then I’ll show John something. John comes from a SharePoint background and I come from a Dynamics 365 background. This week John shows me how to create a SharePoint list and use it...

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Canvas Apps 019: Tip – Using Icons on Buttons
Mar19

Canvas Apps 019: Tip – Using Icons on Buttons

In #Microsoft #PowerApps, I like to make my apps more accessible by adding icons on my buttons to enhance the user experience. However, the results of placing an icon on top of a button can be detrimental to the user experience. This video demonstrates the issue and how to work around it. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Canvas Apps 019: Tip – Using Icons on Buttons – Freefall 365 In #Microsoft...

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Canvas Apps: Tip – Using Icons on Buttons – YouTube
Mar19

Canvas Apps: Tip – Using Icons on Buttons – YouTube

In #Microsoft #PowerApps, I like to make my apps more accessible by adding icons on my buttons to enhance the user experience. However, the results of placing an icon on top of a button can be detrimental to the user experience. This video demonstrates the issue and how to work around it. source

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Canvas Apps 018: Canvas Apps: Using ForALL to Create Collections Containing Data from Multiple Tables
Mar14

Canvas Apps 018: Canvas Apps: Using ForALL to Create Collections Containing Data from Multiple Tables

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. Exercise files, including required data and apps at the start and… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Canvas Apps: Using ForALL to Create Collections Containing Data from Multiple Tables – YouTube
Mar14

Canvas Apps: Using ForALL to Create Collections Containing Data from Multiple Tables – YouTube

This video demonstrates how we can use the ForAll function to create collections that data from multiple tables. This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft...

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Personal Development Journal 06th March 2020 – YouTube
Mar08

Personal Development Journal 06th March 2020 – YouTube

In this journal, I thank the Scottish Summit for getting me out of a rut and I set myself some new goals for the year ahead. source

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Personal Development Journal 06th March 2020
Mar06

Personal Development Journal 06th March 2020

In this journal, I thank the Scottish Summit for getting me out of a rut and I set myself some new goals for the year ahead. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Personal Development Journal 06th March 2020 – Freefall 365 In this journal, I thank the Scottish Summit for getting me out of a rut and I set myself some new goals for the year ahead. Blog Syndicated with Paddy Byrne’s...

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Canvas Apps 017: Environment Variables
Feb14

Canvas Apps 017: Environment Variables

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. Exercise files, including required data and apps at the start and end… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Canvas Apps: Using Environment Variables – YouTube
Feb14

Canvas Apps: Using Environment Variables – YouTube

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. Exercise files, including required data and apps at the start and end of the build, are available...

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What I Love Most about the Microsoft BizApps Community for Scottish Summit 2020 – YouTube
Feb09

What I Love Most about the Microsoft BizApps Community for Scottish Summit 2020 – YouTube

This is a short video explaining what I love most about the Microsoft business applications community and what it means to me. It was recorded ahead of the Scottish Summit 2020 and hopefully will win me a t-shirt 🙂 source

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Trigger a Flow when a File is Created or Modified in an Azure Blob Container
Feb09

Trigger a Flow when a File is Created or Modified in an Azure Blob Container

In January 2020, I created a Flow in Power Automate to transcribe audio files to text using Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription service. You can view the post here  It was triggered on-demand and required whoever was running the Flow to specify the URL of the audio file in Blob storage.  The Flow met my needs at the time, but I always planned to revisit the process and make it a bit… Continue Reading...

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Canvas Apps 016: Using Animated Gifs and Timer Controls
Feb08

Canvas Apps 016: Using Animated Gifs and Timer Controls

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. Exercise files, including required data and apps at the start and end… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Canvas Apps: Adding Animated Gifs and Timer Controls – YouTube
Feb08

Canvas Apps: Adding Animated Gifs and Timer Controls – YouTube

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. Exercise files, including required data and apps at the start and end of the build, are available...

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Canvas Apps 015: Using the Patch and Defaults Function to Create a CDS Record and Add it to a Collection
Jan29

Canvas Apps 015: Using the Patch and Defaults Function to Create a CDS Record and Add it to a Collection

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. Exercise files, including required data and apps at the start and end… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Canvas Apps: Using the Patch and Defaults Function to Create a CDS Record and Add it to a Collection – YouTube
Jan29

Canvas Apps: Using the Patch and Defaults Function to Create a CDS Record and Add it to a Collection – YouTube

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. Exercise files, including required data and apps at the start and end of the build, are available...

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Scheduling Support in Dynamics 365 for Customer Service with Power Automate and Calendly
Jan22

Scheduling Support in Dynamics 365 for Customer Service with Power Automate and Calendly

As a functional consultant, I dedicate most of my day to billable work. To provide my customers with the best service, the time that they pay for shouldn’t be interrupted. Still, I do appreciate that I should try to be as available as possible to my customers and that there will always be times where my customers feel the need to circumvent the support process, pick up the phone and contact… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Personal Development Journal 17th January 2020 – YouTube
Jan18

Personal Development Journal 17th January 2020 – YouTube

I’ve had my head buried in video editing over the last few weeks, so this journal includes some Camtasia and YouTube tips. The highlight of the week was an episode of the CRM Rocks podcast, which discussed how companies should approach business transformation projects. CRM Rocks – https://crmrocks.com/2019/12/15/digital-transformation-success-with-guus-krabbenborg/. source

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Personal Development Journal 17th January 2020
Jan17

Personal Development Journal 17th January 2020

I’ve had my head buried in video editing over the last few weeks, so this journal includes some Camtasia and YouTube tips. The highlight of the week was an episode of the CRM Rocks podcast, which discussed how companies should approach business transformation projects. CRM Rocks – https://crmrocks.com/2019/12/15/digital-transformation-success-with-guus-krabbenborg/. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their...

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Thanks for the Lego Neil – YouTube
Jan15

Thanks for the Lego Neil – YouTube

This is a short video to thank Neil Benson for sending me this awesome Customery Lego Figure and his continued guidance. Neil creates fantastic courses on … source

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Canvas Apps 014: Checking Form Mode Form.Mode and Select Functions
Jan15

Canvas Apps 014: Checking Form Mode Form.Mode and Select Functions

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. Exercise files, including required data and apps at the start and end… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Canvas Apps: Checking Form Mode Form.Mode and Select Functions – YouTube
Jan14

Canvas Apps: Checking Form Mode Form.Mode and Select Functions – YouTube

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. Exercise files, including required data and apps at the start and end of the build, are available...

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Azure Cognitive Services and Power Automate
Jan09

Azure Cognitive Services and Power Automate

I needed to transcribe some audio files to text. So, I took this as an opportunity to learn a bit about Azure Cognitive Services and figure out how to use Power Automate to complete this task. You can download the Flow from here – https://link.freefall365.com/cognitiveservicesfiles. Or from the Power Automate cookbook –

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Checking the Transcription Status: Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription with Power Automate – YouTube
Jan09

Checking the Transcription Status: Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription with Power Automate – YouTube

You can download the Flow from here – https://link.freefall365.com/cognitiveservicesfiles. This is video three in a four video series where I demonstrate how to use Power Automate to transcribe audio files using Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription feature and my thought process through learning about the steps involved. Part 3: Retrieving the Transcription request, checking the status and results In this part I...

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The Prerequisites: Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription with Power Automate – YouTube
Jan09

The Prerequisites: Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription with Power Automate – YouTube

You can download the Flow from here – https://link.freefall365.com/cognitiveservicesfiles. This is video one in a four video series where I demonstrate how to use Power Automate to transcribe audio files using Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription feature and my thought process through learning about the steps involved. Part 1: The Prerequisites. In this part, I look at – What Service I Used – How did I decide...

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Creating the Transcription Request: Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription with Power Automate – YouTube
Jan09

Creating the Transcription Request: Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription with Power Automate – YouTube

You can download the Flow from here – https://link.freefall365.com/cognitiveservicesfiles. This is video two of in a four video series where I demonstrate how to use Power Automate to transcribe audio files using Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription feature and my thought process through learning about the steps involved. Part 2: Creating the Transcription Request This part covers – – How I used the HTTP...

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The Results: Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription with Power Automate – YouTube
Jan09

The Results: Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription with Power Automate – YouTube

You can download the Flow from here – https://link.freefall365.com/cognitiveservicesfiles. This is video four in a four video series where I demonstrate how to use … source

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Canvas Apps 013: Using Collections. Closing Opportunities Part 4 – Lost
Jan06

Canvas Apps 013: Using Collections. Closing Opportunities Part 4 – Lost

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. Exercise files, including required data and apps at the start and… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Canvas Apps: Using Collections. Closing Opportunities Part 4 – Lost – YouTube
Jan06

Canvas Apps: Using Collections. Closing Opportunities Part 4 – Lost – YouTube

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. Exercise files, including required data and apps at the start and end of the build, are available...

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Personal Development Journal 13th December  2019
Dec15

Personal Development Journal 13th December 2019

Huge thanks to Jef Patton & Associates, The CRM Ninja, April Dunnam and the #PowerAddicts for contributing to my personal development this week. #CelebratePowerAddicts. Links: Jeff Patton & Associates: https://www.jpattonassociates.com/user-story-mapping/ April Dunnam: https://www.youtube.com/user/apeyd41686 The Oops Factor: https://youtu.be/aUkf1T_UsuM PowerAddicts Hangout:… Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article...

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Person Development Journal 13th December 2019 – YouTube
Dec15

Person Development Journal 13th December 2019 – YouTube

Huge thanks to Jef Patton & Associates, The CRM Ninja, April Dunnam and the #PowerAddicts for contributing to my personal development this week. #CelebratePowerAddicts. Links: – Jeff Patton & Associates: https://www.jpattonassociates.com/user-story-mapping/ – April Dunnam: https://www.youtube.com/user/apeyd41686 – The Oops Factor: https://youtu.be/aUkf1T_UsuM – PowerAddicts Hangout:...

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Skydive Algarve October 2019 – YouTube
Dec04

Skydive Algarve October 2019 – YouTube

Some jumps from my break in the Algarve in October 2019. Some 2-ways and a very messy 3-way. source

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Canvas Apps 012: Closing an Opportunity Part 3
Dec04

Canvas Apps 012: Closing an Opportunity Part 3

Coming from a traditional CRM/Customer Engagement background, I let the user experience in my model-driven apps take care of itself. There is such high emphasis on the user experience within canvas apps, however, that you have to work around even the smallest of user irritation, such as our closed opportunities still appearing in our list of open ones temporarily. Here’s how I worked around this. Continue Reading Paddy...

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Canvas Apps: Accommodating Asynchronous Updates. Closing an Opportunity Part 3 – YouTube
Dec03

Canvas Apps: Accommodating Asynchronous Updates. Closing an Opportunity Part 3 – YouTube

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. Coming from a traditional CRM/Customer Engagement background, I let the user experience in my...

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Canvas Apps 011: Closing an Opportunity Part 2
Nov29

Canvas Apps 011: Closing an Opportunity Part 2

In this episode, I experienced a Power Automate nuisance factor which over time developed into a potential malfunction causing me to pull my reserve (I love a skydive reference). My last resort was to close an opportunity as won using the HTTP with Azure AD Connector. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Canvas Apps 011: Closing an Opportunity Part 2 – Freefall 365 In this episode, I experienced a Power...

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Canvas Apps: Closing an Oppotuninity using Power Automate and the HTTP with Azure AD Connector – YouTube
Nov29

Canvas Apps: Closing an Oppotuninity using Power Automate and the HTTP with Azure AD Connector – YouTube

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. In this episode, I experienced a Power Automate nuisance factor which over time developed into a...

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Canvas Apps: Closing an Opportunity Part 1. Win Opportunity Screen with Validation – YouTube
Nov27

Canvas Apps: Closing an Opportunity Part 1. Win Opportunity Screen with Validation – YouTube

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. In this episode, we use existing components in our template and some basic conditional statements...

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Canvas Apps 010: Closing an Opportunity Part 1
Nov27

Canvas Apps 010: Closing an Opportunity Part 1

In this episode, we use existing components in our template and some basic conditional statements to create a win Opportunity prompt. This episode is part 1 of 4, which will demonstrate how close opportunities as Won or Lost and highlight some of the pitfalls I experienced. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Canvas Apps 010: Closing an Opportunity Part 1 – Freefall 365 In this episode, we use existing...

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Personal Development Journal 22nd November 2019 – YouTube
Nov24

Personal Development Journal 22nd November 2019 – YouTube

This week I spent most of my time working with #PowerApps and #PowerAutomate. I also spent some time with a hypnotherapist to (among other things) help me make better use of the time I have. The highlight of the week was using the HTTP with Azure AD connector in Power Atomate. A great video from John Liu demonstrates this – https://youtu.be/xBaxQHyXCKU . source

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Personal Development Journal 22nd November 2019
Nov22

Personal Development Journal 22nd November 2019

This week I spent most of my time working with #PowerApps and #PowerAutomate. I also spent some time with a hypnotherapist to (among other things) help me make better use of the time I have. The highlight of the week was using the HTTP with Azure AD connector in Power Atomate. A great video from@JohnLiu demonstrates this – https://youtu.be/xBaxQHyXCKU . Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog...

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Personal Development Journal 15th November 2019
Nov15

Personal Development Journal 15th November 2019

Special thanks this week to Keith Watling and Dona Sarkar on the #PowerAddicts monthly call – https://youtu.be/njDWv4yCKe4 Other notable references –  Remote: No Office Required – https://basecamp.com/books/remote D365 Customer Service – https://oxa.microsoft.com/courses/course-v1:Microsoft+MB-230.1+2019_T1/course/ MB-600 Skills Outline –

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Personal Development Journal 15th November 2019 – YouTube
Nov15

Personal Development Journal 15th November 2019 – YouTube

Personal Development Journal 18th November 2019. Special thanks this week to Keith Watling and Dona Sarkar on the #PowerAddicts monthly call – https://youtu.be/njDWv4yCKe4 Other notable references – – Remote: No Office Required – https://basecamp.com/books/remote – D365 Customer Service – https://oxa.microsoft.com/courses/course-v1:Microsoft+MB-230.1+2019_T1/course/ – MB-600 Skills Outline...

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Canvas Apps 009: Expanding Launch()
Nov12

Canvas Apps 009: Expanding Launch()

This episode acts as more of an exercise. It demonstrates how we can use concepts already covered to display a set of tools to enable our sales users to contact and locate their potential customers more effectively while out on the road. We will use the Launch() function to open their telephone, email and maps apps. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Canvas Apps 009: Expanding Launch() – Freefall 365 This...

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Canvas Apps Revision: Using Launch() to Call, Email and Locate a CDS Contact. – YouTube
Nov12

Canvas Apps Revision: Using Launch() to Call, Email and Locate a CDS Contact. – YouTube

Canvas Apps Revision: Using Launch to Call, Email and Locate a CDS Contact This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. This episode acts as...

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Personal Development Journal 08th November 2019
Nov10

Personal Development Journal 08th November 2019

Personal Development Journal 08th November 2019 References –  Radical Candor by Kim Scott – https://www.radicalcandor.com/the-book/ MB-230 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/learn/certifications/exams/mb-230Master the Fundamentals of AI and Machine Learning...

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Personal Development Journal 08th November 2019 – YouTube
Nov08

Personal Development Journal 08th November 2019 – YouTube

Personal Development Journal 08th November 2019 References – – Radical Candor by Kim Scott – https://www.radicalcandor.com/the-book/ MB-230 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/learn/certifications/exams/mb-230 Master the Fundamentals of AI and Machne Learning – https://www.linkedin.com/learning/paths/master-the-fundamentals-of-ai-and-machine-learning User Story...

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Personal Development Journal 01st November 2019 – YouTube
Nov02

Personal Development Journal 01st November 2019 – YouTube

In this weeks journal, I discuss the following – SHANARRI – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/teaching-wiki/shanarri Agile Requirments Foundation – https://www.linkedin.com/learning/agile-requirements-foundations/ Radical Candor by Kim Scott – https://www.radicalcandor.com/the-book/ Master the Fundamentals of AI and Machne Learning...

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Personal Development Journal 01st November 2019
Nov02

Personal Development Journal 01st November 2019

References –  SHANARRI – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/teaching-wiki/shanarri Agile Requirments Foundation – https://www.linkedin.com/learning/agile-requirements-foundations/ Radical Candor by Kim Scott – https://www.radicalcandor.com/the-book/ Master the Fundamentals of AI and Machine Learning -https://www.linkedin.com/learning/paths/master-the-fundamentals-of-ai-and-machine-learning MB-230...

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Canvas Apps Revision: Enhancing the Edit Form and Editing Data Cards – YouTube
Oct23

Canvas Apps Revision: Enhancing the Edit Form and Editing Data Cards – YouTube

This video is part of my ‘Easy Opportunities Manager’ series, which documents building a basic #CanvasApp #PowerApp to easily manage opportunity records in the Common Data Service (#CDS). The series is aimed at beginners and provides a complete step by step walkthrough of how to build an app on the #Microsoft #PowerPlatform. This episode revises the concepts covered in episodes 002 and 003. We add and resize some fields on...

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