Extending Employee Ideas in Dataverse for Teams using Azure DevOps and Power Automate
Nov24

Extending Employee Ideas in Dataverse for Teams using Azure DevOps and Power Automate

I installed the Employee Ideas template on my Microsoft Dataverse for Teams environment. It’s a cool sample app which allows employees to submit ideas and save them to a table in the Dataverse. But wouldn’t it be better if after being saved in the Dataverse the ideas became work items in Azure DevOps? Hell yeah, it would!  Rob Boyers, a colleague of mine had this very idea, so I helped him put it… Continue...

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Extending the Employee Ideas in Dataverse for Teams with Azure DevOps and Power Automate – YouTube
Nov23

Extending the Employee Ideas in Dataverse for Teams with Azure DevOps and Power Automate – YouTube

In this broadcast, I’ll demonstrate how I extended the employee ideas template that you can install on Microsoft Dataverse for Teams. For this first part, we’ll use Power Automate to create a user story in Azure DevOps. source

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Canvas Apps: Working Offline
Nov19

Canvas Apps: Working Offline

We had been inundated with requests for this topic off the back of our collections session. So, how could we refuse! In this edition of Power Apps Nights, we’ll investigate how to make our canvas apps function offline. We also had community legend Mark Smith (NZ365Guy) join us to talk about his 90-Day Mentoring Challenge Read the recap here Or watch the recording below. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog...

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Setting Business Process Flows Using Power Automate
Nov18

Setting Business Process Flows Using Power Automate

This article will explain how to assign a business process flow to a record in Dynamics 365 or Power Apps using Power Automate. You can read the article or watch the live demo For the example, I assigned a new business process flow called ‘Test Case Process’ to a case when there is an update, but you will want to add some filtering to your trigger and some conditional statements/error handling… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Setting Business Process Flows Using Power Automate – YouTube
Nov18

Setting Business Process Flows Using Power Automate – YouTube

In this live stream, I’ll demonstrate how to set a business process flow in Microsoft Dynamics 365 or Dataverse using Power Automate source

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I’ll Show You Mine… If You Show Me Yours – YouTube
Nov14

I’ll Show You Mine… If You Show Me Yours – YouTube

Casual Show and Tell with me, John Condron and whoever else wants to join source

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Power Apps Nights: Saving Data
Oct26

Power Apps Nights: Saving Data

Previously, we learned how to create collections of data locally within our canvas app. We also looked at pulling data from our source, into the app. Now let’s examine how we can manipulate and save local data and use it to update our data source by creating and updating records. In this session, I also decided to build my test app within Teams just for a bit of variety. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog...

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Azure Speech to Text: Diarization in Batch Transcription – YouTube
Oct16

Azure Speech to Text: Diarization in Batch Transcription – YouTube

Speaker diarization can help segment the results of your batch transcription request. Join me as I explain how we can enable this useful feature by changing some properties in our Power Automate REST request. source

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Power Apps Nights: Working with Collections
Oct02

Power Apps Nights: Working with Collections

In this session that was recorded with the Virtual Power Group, we looked at how to create, populate and interact with collections in canvas apps. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Power Apps Nights: Working with Collections – Freefall 365 In this session that was recorded with the Virtual Power Group, we looked at how to create, populate and interact with collections in canvas apps. Blog Syndicated with...

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Study Mate v1 0 Installation and Demo – YouTube
Sep27

Study Mate v1 0 Installation and Demo – YouTube

Study Mate is a Power Platform solution I built and use to help me study for exams. It allows me to create flashcards and vie them in a canvas app while on the move. Visit the Study Mate GitHub page to download the solutions and sample data – https://github.com/PaddyFreefall/studymate You will need the Dynamics 365 data migration utility in order to install the sample data. Instructions to download this are available here...

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Azure Speech-To-Text: punctuationMode
Sep02

Azure Speech-To-Text: punctuationMode

Did you know that you can tell the #Azure Speech-To-Text service to recognise punctuation when transcribing audio files? This video looks at what effect toggling the punctuationMode property has on the output of the batch transcription feature available in Azure Cognitive Services. To do so, I’ll be amending the Flow created in my session for D365UG Manchester. The session is available here… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Azure Speech-To-Text punctuationMode – YouTube
Sep02

Azure Speech-To-Text punctuationMode – YouTube

Did you know that you can tell the #Azure Speech-To-Text service to recognise punctuation when transcribing audio files? This video looks at what effect toggling the punctuationMode property has on the output of the batch transcription feature available in Azure Cognitive Services. source

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Power Apps Nights: Let's Build Power Apps!
Aug25

Power Apps Nights: Let's Build Power Apps!

Previously, we’ve looked at some of the inner workings of the Common Data Service. Now let’s create some Power Apps! We’ll start building a basic model-driven app followed by a canvas app. We’ll look at how the two app types differ and how they complement each other. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Power Apps Nights: Let’s Build Power Apps! – Freefall 365 Previously, we’ve...

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Azure Speech-To-Text: profanityFilterMode
Aug19

Azure Speech-To-Text: profanityFilterMode

In this video, I’ll explore what affect changing the profanityFilterMode property of the create transcription request to the Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription service has on our the output file. To do so, I’ll be amending the Flow created in my session for D365UG Manchester. The session is available here – https://youtu.be/6_B0hM-iuAk. You can also download any Flows or apps used… Continue Reading...

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Azure Speech-To-Text: profanityFilterMode – YouTube
Aug19

Azure Speech-To-Text: profanityFilterMode – YouTube

In this video, I’ll explore what affect changing the profanityFilterMode property of the create transcription request to the Azure Cognitive Services Batch Transcription service has on our the output file. To do so, I’ll be amending the Flow created in my session for D365UG Manchester. The session is available here – https://youtu.be/6_B0hM-iuAk. You can also download any Flows or apps used from my GitHub repository...

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Flowing Through ’The Fear’: Jumping into REST API’s with Azure Cognitive Services and Power Automate
Aug13

Flowing Through ’The Fear’: Jumping into REST API’s with Azure Cognitive Services and Power Automate

This was a session I did for D365UG Manchester. My internet went down twice during the virtual event so I re-recorded it using The Virtual Power Group as an audience. In this session, I’ll present my session from last weeks D365UG Manchester. It tells the story of how I overcame my fear of REST API’s with the help of Power Automate and Azure Cognitive Services Speech to Text feature.There will… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Power Apps Nights: Relationships
Aug10

Power Apps Nights: Relationships

Some say relationships can be complicated. Let’s look closer at the different types of relationship used in the Common Data Service and how they can be maintained or broken depending on the behaviour of the entities involved. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Power Apps Nights: Relationships – Freefall 365 Some say relationships can be complicated. Let’s look closer at the different types of...

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Team Creation using Power Automate and Graph API
Jul05

Team Creation using Power Automate and Graph API

I had a requirement recently to create a Team in Microsoft Teams from a trigger in CDS. This video shows how I accomplished this using Power Automate and the Microsoft Graph API. It also shows how to create an app registration in Microsoft Azure AD. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Team Creation using Power Automate and Graph API – Freefall 365 I had a requirement recently to create a Team in Microsoft...

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Adding Subject Tree to Dynamics 365 Sitemap Using the XrmToolbox Freefall365 LIVE
Jul05

Adding Subject Tree to Dynamics 365 Sitemap Using the XrmToolbox Freefall365 LIVE

In this live session, I’ll explain a requirement I received yesterday which meant I had to add a link to the Dynamics 365 for Customer Service subject tree from the Dynamics 365 for Sales sitemap. I use the “Display XML” and “Add Component with XML” tools within the SiteMap editor tool of the XrmToolBox to achieve this. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Adding Subject Tree to...

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Power Apps Nights: Understanding Solutions
Jul05

Power Apps Nights: Understanding Solutions

Solutions in the Power Platform can be confusing initially, but they are crucial to maintaining stable environments and help enforce consistency across application lifecycle management (ALM) processes.In this session, we will look at the basics of solution management, and some solution do’s and don’ts. This recording is the fourth of my series of night classes that I am presenting for the… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Team Creation using Power Automate and Graph API – YouTube
Jul05

Team Creation using Power Automate and Graph API – YouTube

I had a requirement recently to create a Team in Microsoft Teams from a trigger in CDS. This video shows how I accomplished this using Power Automate and the Microsoft Graph API. It also shows how to create an app registration in Microsoft Azure AD. source

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Adding Subject Tree to Dynamics 365 Sitemap Using the XrmToolbox – YouTube
Jun27

Adding Subject Tree to Dynamics 365 Sitemap Using the XrmToolbox – YouTube

In this live session, I’ll explain a requirement I received yesterday which meant I had to add a link to the Dynamics 365 for Customer Service subject tree from the Dynamics 365 for Sales sitemap. I use the “Display XML” and “Add Component with XML” tools within the SitemMap editor tool of the XrmToolBox to achieve this. source

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Tips & Techniques for Making Your Power Apps 'Iconic' @ #PPVHH
Jun26

Tips & Techniques for Making Your Power Apps 'Iconic' @ #PPVHH

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Reece Campbell Joins us on I’ll Show You Mine, If You Show Me Yours – YouTube
Jun13

Reece Campbell Joins us on I’ll Show You Mine, If You Show Me Yours – YouTube

On this broadcast we’re proud to have Reece Campbell join us for some show and tell. Expect content relating to the Power Platform, Dynamics 365, SharePoint and maybe even some Azure DevOps. source

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Reece Campbell Joins us on I'll Show You Mine, If You Show Me Yours
Jun13

Reece Campbell Joins us on I'll Show You Mine, If You Show Me Yours

On this broadcast, we’re proud to have Reece Campbell join us for some show and tell. We also had a last-minute, surprise guest! Yes, Virtual Power Group visionary and community lighthouse Claire Carmichael joined us on the broadcast If you want to skip to the show and tell sessions, the timestamps are below – @00:18:00 DevOps extraordinaire Rambling Reece provides an overview of ALM,… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Azure Text to Speech and CDS File Fields
Jun09

Azure Text to Speech and CDS File Fields

I had the opportunity to play around with Azure Text to Speech services and also the CDS file fields at the weekend. Here’s what I achieved. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Azure Text to Speech and CDS File Fields – Freefall 365 I had the opportunity to play around with Azure Text to Speech services and also the CDS file fields at the weekend. Here’s what I achieved. Blog Syndicated with...

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Azure Text to Speech and CDS File Fields Freefall365 Live – YouTube
Jun09

Azure Text to Speech and CDS File Fields Freefall365 Live – YouTube

I had the opportunity to play around with Azure Text to Speech services and also the CDS file fields at the weekend. Here’s what I achieved. source

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Power Apps Nights: Creating a Trial Environment
Jun01

Power Apps Nights: Creating a Trial Environment

Trial environments are crucial to your personal development and possibly your day job (unless you want to pay ££££’s for licences). In this session, I’ll show you how to sign up for a 30 day Power Platform trial, extend it, assign the appropriate licences and configure a Common Data Service database with up to 25 test users. This recording is the third of my series of night classes that I… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Intro to Freefall365 Live – YouTube
May28

Intro to Freefall365 Live – YouTube

This is a bit of a live test and introduction to a concept I’ve been working on over the past week or so source

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Power Apps Nights: Form Design
May12

Power Apps Nights: Form Design

This recording is the second of my series of night classes that I am presenting for the Virtual Power Group. The aim is to deliver a 30-minute session on essential Power Apps that appeals to both new Power Apps users and experienced alike. So I do a technical run through and also discuss some best practices. We record the first half of the session and post them on YouTube. I’m delighted to… Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s...

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I'll Show You Mine… If You Show Me Yours with Special Guest Clair Carmichael 10th April 2020 (Copy)
May05

I'll Show You Mine… If You Show Me Yours with Special Guest Clair Carmichael 10th April 2020 (Copy)

Microsoft Power Platform, Power Automate Azure and SharePoint show and tell with John Condron. @ 18:00 John explains how to use Word document templates with Power Automate and SharePoint. @ 34:00 I demo my UI Flow solution to create a trial environment for training purposes. And it works! Just not when I expected it run. We also chat about keeping busy when on furlough, ALM and Power… Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article...

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I'll Show You Mine… If You Show Me Yours 04th May 2020 – YouTube
May04

I'll Show You Mine… If You Show Me Yours 04th May 2020 – YouTube

Stuck for some #Microsoft #BizApps chat before MBAS kicks off on Wednesday? Join John Condron and I this evening (04th May) at 21:30 BST on YouTube Live for some show and tell! We’ll be discussing what we’ve been doing in recent weeks to further our knowledge of all things #MSDyn365, #PowerPlatform and #SharePoint. We’ll also be demoing some cool #Microsoft tech including #PowerApps, #Azure admin tools and UI Flows....

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Power Apps Nights: A Custom Entity Checklist
Apr27

Power Apps Nights: A Custom Entity Checklist

This recording is the first of my series of night classes that I am presenting for the Virtual Power Group. The aim is to deliver a 30-minute session on essential Power Apps that appeals to both new Power Apps users and experienced alike. So I do a technical run through and also discuss some best practices. We record the first half of the session and post them on YouTube. I’m delighted to have… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Get Entity Name in Power Apps from WebAPI Using Level Up #30SecondPowerTrip
Apr24

Get Entity Name in Power Apps from WebAPI Using Level Up #30SecondPowerTrip

This video is a quick 30-second clip showing how to use the Level Up Chrom extension to find an entities name from WebAPI and use it in your Flow Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Get Entity Name in Power Apps from WebAPI Using Level Up #30SecondPowerTrip – Freefall 365 This video is a quick 30-second clip showing how to use the Level Up Chrom extension to find an entities name from WebAPI and use it in...

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Get Entity Name in Power Apps from WebAPI Using Level Up #30SecondPowerTrip – YouTube
Apr20

Get Entity Name in Power Apps from WebAPI Using Level Up #30SecondPowerTrip – YouTube

This video is a quick 30-second clip showing how to use the Level Up Chrom extension to find an entities name from WebAPI and use it in your Flow source

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Canvas Apps 020: Create a Basic Hamburger Menu
Apr20

Canvas Apps 020: Create a Basic Hamburger Menu

In this video, I’ll demonstrate how to create a basic hamburger menu. For the hamburger menu, I’ll create a custom component which is populated by a collection. I’ll read and edit a collection to show/hide the menus. Continue Reading Paddy Byrne’s Article on their blog Canvas Apps 020: Create a Basic Hamburger Menu – Freefall 365 In this video, I’ll demonstrate how to create a basic hamburger menu....

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Canvas Apps: Create a Basic Hamburger Menu – YouTube
Apr20

Canvas Apps: Create a Basic Hamburger Menu – 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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I'll Show You Mine… If You Show Me Yours with Special Guest Clair Carmichael 10th April 2020
Apr12

I'll Show You Mine… If You Show Me Yours with Special Guest Clair Carmichael 10th April 2020

Power Platform functional consultant Claire Carmichael joined John and me for some Microsoft BizApps show and tell. We have two presentations. @ 00:42:50 – I explain what business process flows are and how they are used. I provide my honest opinion of them with some examples of how they hinder or assist user adoption. @ 01:30:47 – Claire demonstrates the power of automation by showing us… Continue Reading Paddy...

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Empower Your Career – Tips & Tools for Making 'Iconic' Power Apps
Apr10

Empower Your Career – Tips & Tools for Making 'Iconic' Power Apps

On Saturday, 4th April 2020, I presented my first speaking session. The concept came from MVP Victor Dantes. Victor had some friends who’ve career had been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of the conference was to introduce this audience to Power Apps and help them get started or improve there existing knowledge. This opportunity was a perfect for me as I could talk about something… Continue Reading Paddy...

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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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SCOTtish summit 2021

On February the 27th Scottish Summit 2021 will come to you as a virtual event. With over 250 sessions from all Microsoft technologies. You need to register for your FREE ticket and download the Scottish Summit App to see all the great sessions.