Huge Microsoft Certification Changes! No More 2-Year Certifications..
Jan21

Huge Microsoft Certification Changes! No More 2-Year Certifications..

No more 2-year certifications? What will happen to my current certifications? What are yearly renewals? All these questions answered.Continue reading on Capgemini Microsoft Team Blog » Continue Reading Logan Talbot’s Article on their blog Huge Microsoft Certification Changes! No More 2-Year Certifications.. On December 15th 2020, Microsoft announced new changes to the process of renewing certifications and the length of time...

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Use Fiddler to serve a local version of Webresources
Jan21

Use Fiddler to serve a local version of Webresources

In this article, I would like to explain how to use Fiddler to serve a local version of Webresources. End of last year I asked a question about source maps to the community on Twitter. How do you handle JS sourceMaps within your Dataverse/CDS projects? Do you even use them?— Benedikt Bergmann 🇩🇪 🇸🇪 (@BergmannBene) November 23, 2020 After a short time Fiddler popped up… Continue Reading Benedikt’s Article on their...

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More on Microsoft Power Apps: Model-driven Apps, Canvas Apps and Portals
Jan20

More on Microsoft Power Apps: Model-driven Apps, Canvas Apps and Portals

  As I have written elsewhere in this blog, Microsoft is one of the leading providers of low code software development platforms with its Power Apps family including Power Automate, Power BI and much more. One of your key design decisions is when to use model-driven apps, canvas apps and portals. One place to start is with your database.  The most low code approach is to use model-driven apps… Continue Reading...

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Disrupting Dynamics 365 in Housing – #D365ForHousing
Jan20

Disrupting Dynamics 365 in Housing – #D365ForHousing

For nearly a year I’ve worked with colleagues across our industry to disruptive the way we implement Dynamics 365……#D365ForHousing. This project provides FREE modules (see below) to anyone who registers (which is also free). Here’s how this can disrupt how we implement, maintain and improve Dynamics 365. Why am I doing this? I’ve worked in Social Housing since 1999 (and met lots of… Continue Reading Chris...

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Force Sync Users from Azure AD to Dynamics CRM
Jan20

Force Sync Users from Azure AD to Dynamics CRM

Originally posted on Dynamics 365: When an new Environment is created, it takes more than an hour or some times a day to sync users from Azure AD to CRM. Through Power Shell cmdlets, we can sync user immediately. Install Module Microsoft.PowerApps.Administration.PowerShell Install-Module -Name Microsoft.PowerApps.Administration.PowerShell Connect to Power Apps using any of these User Name… Continue Reading Nishant Rana’s...

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Dynamics CRM On Premise Maintenance Jobs!
Jan20

Dynamics CRM On Premise Maintenance Jobs!

Originally posted on Ricky Safford Development Repository: Please remember to reschedule these maintenance jobs after the installation of CRM is completed. Maintenance Job Name Purpose Default Frequency/ Recommendation Deletion Service The deletion service maintenance operation now cleans up subscription tracking records for deleted metadata objects as they expire. If Outlook does not sync for… Continue Reading Nishant...

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Neil Logan appointed Senior Enterprise Fellow at the University of Strathclyde
Jan20

Neil Logan appointed Senior Enterprise Fellow at the University of Strathclyde

Incremental Group’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Neil Logan joins seven other newly appointed Senior Enterprise Fellows at the University of Strathclyde, including former Skyscanner Chief Operating Officer and the founder of TEDxGlasgow. The University of Strathclyde has appointed eight new Senior Enterprise Fellows to help create a world-leading ecosystem for business-leaders in… Continue Reading Incremental...

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Fiddler for Model Driven Apps
Jan20

Fiddler for Model Driven Apps

While developing ‘PowerApp Components’ and traditional ‘Web Resources’, a common challenge is that testing is not straight forward. To test a change in HTML or JS code, one needs to deploy files, which is time-consuming. There are commercial tools available for model-driven apps to make it simpler but still using Fiddler have advantages. This first post of this series will explain how… Continue Reading Yawer Iqbal’s...

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Allowed Custom Processing Step Type (AllowedCustomProcessingStepType) property of Custom API in Dynamics 365 / Microsoft Dataverse
Jan20

Allowed Custom Processing Step Type (AllowedCustomProcessingStepType) property of Custom API in Dynamics 365 / Microsoft Dataverse

Continuing our previous posts, let us check the AllowedCustomProcessingStepType attribute in this blog post https://nishantrana.me/2021/01/13/use-custom-api-to-create-custom-messages-in-dynamics-365/ https://nishantrana.me/2021/01/14/execute-privilege-name-executeprivilegename-property-of-custom-api-in-dynamics-365-microsoft-dataverse/ Allowed Custom Processing Step Type attribute of custom… Continue Reading Nishant Rana’s...

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Unable to retrieve attribute=businessunitid for entityLogicalName=systemuser exception while creating Application User in Dynamics 365
Jan19

Unable to retrieve attribute=businessunitid for entityLogicalName=systemuser exception while creating Application User in Dynamics 365

Recently while trying to add a new application user we got the below error message More on Application User – https://nishantrana.me/2020/12/24/application-user-form-missing-in-dynamics-365/ https://nishantrana.me/2020/12/23/d365-the-user-is-not-a-member-of-the-organization-error-while-connecting-to-ce/ Adding the missing Business Unit field in the form fixed it. Hope it helps.. Continue Reading Nishant Rana’s Article on...

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Incremental listed on Digital Outcomes & Specialists 5 (DOS5)
Jan19

Incremental listed on Digital Outcomes & Specialists 5 (DOS5)

Incremental Group is pleased to announce it has been included in the governmental framework, Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5. Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5, or DOS5 as it is commonly known, is a dynamic style framework which aims to help the public sector buy, design, build and deliver bespoke digital solutions and services using an agile approach. Accessed via the Government’s… Continue Reading Incremental Group’s...

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Multilanguage data import in Dynamics 365
Jan19

Multilanguage data import in Dynamics 365

Why my freshly imported data into CRM look gibberish? I asked myself that question after the recent data import. You see, I'm from Bulgaria, but very, VERY rarely have to work in CRM with data on Cyrillic, until one day I had to upload a .csv li…(read more) Continue Reading Radoslavov’s Article on their blog Multilanguage data import in Dynamics 365 Why my freshly imported data into CRM look gibberish? I asked myself...

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D365 Field Service: Enable lead scheduling and get location using Power Automate
Jan19

D365 Field Service: Enable lead scheduling and get location using Power Automate

Have you ever had a requirement where you needed Dynamics 365 Field Service to be able to schedule leads? This could be relevant for organizations who need their sales reps to visit prospects at their location to perform certain tasks. (I.E measurements for a project like the installation of hurricane windows or installation of flooring) The processes that I am going to configure in Dynamics… Continue Reading Dian Taylor’s...

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Well……That was 2020
Jan19

Well……That was 2020

Well that was a challenging year! Thats probably a massive understatement, and Ive been very fortunate, that even though I faced some early challenges as a small consultancy, we have kept working on projects throughout the year, and (at the moment) 2021 looks ok. I will just say at this point, that I also know many consultants and contractors that have struggled with projects and contracts,… Continue Reading Rob Peledie’s...

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Managed Solutions, & replacing a field
Jan19

Managed Solutions, & replacing a field

Well to start with, I’m sure that I’m going to get pulled up by some people for my use of the word ‘field’ in the title. After all, officially it’s now a ‘column’! But I (still) can’t let go of calling them as I’ve done so for over a decade, so field it is. Now to the actual topic of this blog post, which is centred around Managed Solutions. Leaving aside the whole debate about...

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Scroll Heatmaps In Microsoft Clarity
Jan19

Scroll Heatmaps In Microsoft Clarity

If you have a website, and you haven’t yet looked at Microsoft Clarity, I suggest you check it out. I’ve written a bunch of posts and created videos on the subject for you to get started. As and when I notice new functionality, I’ll add to the list of learning resources for anyone wanting to know how to use it for their own site. One of the items that has now become available is the scroll… Continue Reading...

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Manage Dynamics 365 Web API with Azure API Management
Jan19

Manage Dynamics 365 Web API with Azure API Management

Azure API Management is an Azure service to create consistent API gateways for secure, scalable access for back-end applications and services. Azure API Management consists of 3 main components API Gateway Azure Portal for administration Developer Portal for API documentation Each API inside Azure API Management contains a reference to the back-end service that implements … Continue reading… Continue Reading Nishant...

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FormatDateTime function in a Flow  | Power Automate
Jan18

FormatDateTime function in a Flow | Power Automate

DateTime fields from Dataverse / Common Data Service (Current Environment) are retrieved in full Date and Time format. And in common applications, you are required to only retrieve the Date and not the Time. Or even Format the Date Time in a certain way. Let’s look at how to format DateTime in a Flow which appears as below Let’s look at a simple example by trying to format a Created On… Continue Reading...

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Adding Question Responses To Personalised Data in D365 Customer Voice
Jan18

Adding Question Responses To Personalised Data in D365 Customer Voice

I’ve written about importing contacts and variables, and then recording anonymous feedback while still capturing values at the same time. In this post, I’ve covered how you can take question responses, and still capture it in the personalised data tab on a survey response. So in the case of doing an Employee survey with SOME responses coming from a personalised survey invitation, while others… Continue Reading Megan...

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Power Automate — Getting to Grips with Action Request Limits
Jan18

Power Automate — Getting to Grips with Action Request Limits

Power Automate — Getting to Grips with Action Request Limits Photo by Ludovic Charlet Power Automate has evolved hugely over the past couple of years and with that so have the limits and thresholds in place. It’s more important than ever to understand what they are and how to build flows in a way that don’t exceed the limits. There are many different limits to be aware of in Power… Continue Reading Mark Ashley’s Article on...

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Envisioning To Delivery – POC, Prototypes, Pilots and MVP
Jan18

Envisioning To Delivery – POC, Prototypes, Pilots and MVP

I took a deep breath before clicking on the “Join now” button of the MS Teams call. We were ready to present our proposal for a discovery project to a potential client. Before today’s presentation, we had several calls with the client to agree on the deliverables, scope, and timelines of this engagement. The Product Owner had requested that we include a prototype as part of… Continue Reading noreply@blogger.com (Dani...

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Retrieve more than 100,000 Dataverse Rows with List Records Action in Cloud Flow Using Skip Token
Jan17

Retrieve more than 100,000 Dataverse Rows with List Records Action in Cloud Flow Using Skip Token

Have you ever wondered what the Skip Token parameter in the List Records action of Common Data Service (current environment) connector is for? In this post, I will explain how you can retrieve any number of rows, even more than 100,000 rows, by handling paging manually with the Skip Token parameter. By default, the List Records action in Power Automate can retrieve up to 5,000 rows… Continue Reading...

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Add React and Tests to a TypeScript project
Jan17

Add React and Tests to a TypeScript project

In one of my last blog posts, I explained how to set up a basic TypeScript project. In this article, I would like to explain how to add React and Tests to a TypeScript project. We will achieve this in a way that the react parts are in the same structure as the rest of our TypeScript. At the end of this post, you can find a “Summary” section where I list all the commands we executed and the… Continue Reading...

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Exam PL-400 Revision Notes: Using Solutions to implement Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Capabilities
Jan17

Exam PL-400 Revision Notes: Using Solutions to implement Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Capabilities

Welcome to the fourth post in my series focused on providing a set of revision notes for the PL-400: Microsoft Power Platform Developer exam. In last week’s post, we finished our discussion concerning the first exam area by reviewing the Power Platform’s various extensibility points. With this concluded, we can now move onto the next area of the exam – Configure Common Data Service – which… Continue...

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Raphael Pothin on The Oops Factor
Jan15

Raphael Pothin on The Oops Factor

Finding out how Raphael got into cooking, the joys of simplicity in dishes, and how we can prepare ourselves for issues/failures that we know may come up! If you’d like to come appear on the show, please sign up at http://bit.ly/2NqP5PV – I’d love to have you on it! Click here to take a look at the other videos that are available to watch. The post Raphael Pothin on The Oops Factor… Continue Reading...

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Use Rich-Text Control for Multiple Lines of Text in Dynamics 365 CE | Quick Tip
Jan15

Use Rich-Text Control for Multiple Lines of Text in Dynamics 365 CE | Quick Tip

With the addition of the Rich Text Control, your Multiple Lines of Text field can make a lot more sense than before. Standard Control Your usual control for Multiple Lines of Text looks like this Rich Text Control Now, you can turn this into a Rich Text EditorHere’s how you do it – Go to the Multiple Lines of Text field, in this case, Description field.select the inner control… Continue Reading priyeshwagh777’s...

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Date Hierarchy for TDS endpoint in Power BI
Jan14

Date Hierarchy for TDS endpoint in Power BI

Quick tip. I had enabled the TDS endpoint on our customers environment and connected to it via Power BI. I initially was able to view the date fields in a Hierarchy format. This is great for analysis…(read more) Continue Reading Bruce Bee’s Article on their blog Date Hierarchy for TDS endpoint in Power BI Quick tip. I had enabled the TDS endpoint on our customers environment and connected to it via Power BI. I initially...

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Relational data on Model-driven forms, part 2: Form Component Control
Jan14

Relational data on Model-driven forms, part 2: Form Component Control

How to make fields from a related table editable on a Power Apps Model-driven app form with the new “forms within forms” PCF control. This second part shows how to go beyond Quick View Forms and create a seamless data entry experience. Continue reading Relational data on Model-driven forms, part 2: Form Component Control at Jukka Niiranen. Continue Reading Jukka Niiranen’s Article on their blog...

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3 business management tips for growing SMBs
Jan14

3 business management tips for growing SMBs

For growing small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), ensuring successful business management across all areas of your organisation can be a daunting task. Growing SMBs typically have ambitious leaders at the helm that have made a conscious decision to embark upon a new growth trajectory. In this article we discuss three simple, but critical, top tips for leaders of growing SMBs. 1.   … Continue Reading Incremental Group’s...

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2021 January DC Chapter Meeting
Jan14

2021 January DC Chapter Meeting

Check out all these smiling at the 2021 January DC Chapter Meeting! Earlier this week we had a great chapter kick off with our 2021 January DC Chapter Meeting! Virtual meetings are really fun because we get to connect with people from all over the world. This meeting featured attendees for DC, Virginia, Maryland, New York, London, Scotland, Denmark and more! The meeting started with a… Continue Reading Kylie Kiser’s...

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Supporting wellbeing and accessibility remotely
Jan14

Supporting wellbeing and accessibility remotely

Technology has a key role to play in supporting employee wellbeing, inclusion and accessibility in a remote-working world. Across the globe, more people than ever before are now working from home. In 2020, Microsoft Teams saw a new daily record of 2.7 billion meeting minutes in one day. This experience has revealed some positive benefits of remote working: a flexible working day, no commute… Continue Reading Incremental...

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Execute Privilege Name (ExecutePrivilegeName) property of Custom API in Dynamics 365 / Microsoft Dataverse
Jan14

Execute Privilege Name (ExecutePrivilegeName) property of Custom API in Dynamics 365 / Microsoft Dataverse

In the previous post, we created a simple custom API  https://nishantrana.me/2021/01/13/use-custom-api-to-create-custom-messages-in-dynamics-365/ Let us look at its different properties starting with ExecutePrivilegeName Execute Privilege Name attribute of custom API allows us to specify the name of the privilege that allows execution of the custom API. Let us update the custom API and… Continue Reading Nishant Rana’s...

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Dynamics 365 Project Operations: Changing the “bill to” customer after invoicing
Jan13

Dynamics 365 Project Operations: Changing the “bill to” customer after invoicing

Tested on:Project Operations solution version 4.6.0.123 (pre-alpha), F&O 10.0.15. The Dynamics Community forums had an interesting question about changing the “bill to” customer after invoicing. With a “bill to” customer I mean the customer at the receiving end of an invoice. While this is a pretty frequent requirement (I’ve been in this situation myself many times), there isn’t a simple…...

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Showing the active stage of record’s related business process flow in a model driven app view
Jan13

Showing the active stage of record’s related business process flow in a model driven app view

Recently a customer had a requirement to show the active stage of the business process flow on an entity (table) view. Whereas I initially thought this would be a rather simple requirement, there were some challenges in order to achieve the required functionality. In this blog post I will explain the steps for creating such an “advanced” model driven app view. Business process flow data… Continue Reading...

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Power Notify: The Modern Way to Notify Power App Users
Jan13

Power Notify: The Modern Way to Notify Power App Users

On almost every Power Apps project I’ve been involved in, there has been a requirement to notify system users, with emails usually being the solution. Personally, I think emails are outdated as there are more modern technologies and methods available, which is where Power Notify comes in. What’s the problem? In the world of enterprise Power Apps projects, we tend to build complex systems… Continue Reading Tom Ashworth’s...

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Use Custom API to create custom messages in Dynamics 365
Jan13

Use Custom API to create custom messages in Dynamics 365

Custom API (preview) allows us to define our custom messages that can be called from web services, similar to Custom Actions. Usually, we would be creating custom workflow actions just to create a new message, to which we can hook our plugin, without defining any logic in the workflow. For this scenario or pattern now … Continue reading “Use Custom API to create custom messages in… Continue Reading Nishant...

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New Dynamics 365 Sales mobile experience (Preview)
Jan12

New Dynamics 365 Sales mobile experience (Preview)

I am very exited to be able to write another article on a very promising new preview feature! Microsoft is working on a new Mobile app for Dynamics 365 Sales which is now in preview. This app will not only show Dynamics 365 data but will allow users to view data that resides in other applications like exchange/outlook as well! Think about scheduled meetings that are stored in exchange/outlook… Continue Reading Dian...

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Customising Case Resolutions
Jan12

Customising Case Resolutions

Well, the title is a bit of a mouthful, I’ll admit. Hopefully though this brings some good information, and can help people out. Cases are wonderful things, and can be used for tracking client interactions, compliments/complaints, and so many other things. What cases do have is the ability to resolve them, and provide information around the resolution. Now, the standard way of doing this… Continue Reading...

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Improved search experience in Dynamics 365 / PowerApps
Jan12

Improved search experience in Dynamics 365 / PowerApps

To enable the new search experience, we need to turn on the relevance search on that environment. Login to the admin portal and environments section https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/environments Navigate to Settings -> Features and turn on the Relevance Search This places the search bar in the header, making it easy to access while navigating across different pages. … Continue reading… Continue Reading...

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Exam PL-400 Revision Notes: Reviewing Power Platform Extensibility Points
Jan10

Exam PL-400 Revision Notes: Reviewing Power Platform Extensibility Points

Welcome to the third post in my series focused on providing a set of revision notes for the PL-400: Microsoft Power Platform Developer exam. In last week’s post, we provided an overview of some of the core features and functionality to consider when designing solution components within the Power Platform. Today, we’re going to finish up our review of the first area of the exam – Create a… Continue Reading The...

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Telegram VS Signal, With WhatsApp Comparison Table
Jan10

Telegram VS Signal, With WhatsApp Comparison Table

I wrote about some changes coming in WhatsApp, and what pushed me to start looking around for alternative messaging services and settling on Telegram. This article has already gathered more attention than I first thought it would, but with many citing Signal as their app of choice. I’m not stating one is better than the other, but in fairness, I thought it would be good to do an overview of… Continue Reading Megan V....

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It’s Not You WhatsApp, It’s Facebook – AKA: A Guide To Telegram
Jan09

It’s Not You WhatsApp, It’s Facebook – AKA: A Guide To Telegram

OK, I tell a lie, it is partly you WhatsApp. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with WhatsApp for some time. I even wrote about how much I feel it invades my mental space last year. However, it’s how pretty much everyone I know communicates. Back in 2014, Facebook purchased WhatsApp. Things pretty much stayed the same, and WhatsApp was pretty much a separate service, with no need to tie… Continue Reading Megan V....

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Ribbon button visibility based on a field value  in Dynamics 365 | Ribbon Workbench
Jan08

Ribbon button visibility based on a field value in Dynamics 365 | Ribbon Workbench

Most times, requirement is as simple as being able to show or hide a ribbon button based on a value of the field on the record. Scenario Let’s consider this scenario, a button on Lead entity called as “Evaluate” exists. It should be only visible if the Lead Source (OptionSet) is set to Partner.And the button should be hidden if the condition is not satisfied. Enable Rule based on… Continue Reading...

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Omnichannel for Customer Service – Insights Dashboards
Jan08

Omnichannel for Customer Service – Insights Dashboards

Within Omnichannel for Customer Service we can enable Power BI based dashboards to give insights into your customer communications across all your messaging channels. In this post I will review how to enable these dashboards and what information your supervisors will then be able to view. We actually have two types of supervisor dashboards. The first are the intraday statistics. These are… Continue Reading Neil Parkhurst’s...

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Victor Dantas on The Oops Factor
Jan08

Victor Dantas on The Oops Factor

Discussing community events with Victor, & how he’s aiming to form a family band with the amazing number of musical instruments that they have! If you’d like to come appear on the show, please sign up at http://bit.ly/2NqP5PV – I’d love to have you on it! Click here to take a look at the other videos that are available to watch. The post Victor Dantas on The Oops Factor appeared… Continue Reading...

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Moving solutions between Dataverse for Teams environments – An update
Jan08

Moving solutions between Dataverse for Teams environments – An update

It’s been a month and a half since I posted a workaround in how you can handle ALM and manage solutions in Dataverse for Teams, despite it not being obvious. The post can be found here if you missed it: Moving solutions between Dataverse for Teams environments Since then, it looks like Dataverse for Teams has evolved slightly and now HALF of what the blog post can be done and is… Continue Reading Matt’s Article on...

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Populate Activity Party Value with JSON Array in Power Automate
Jan08

Populate Activity Party Value with JSON Array in Power Automate

In this post, I will explain how you can dynamically populate the Activity Parties or any other array input parameter by switching to input entire array and populating with the JSON array. In cloud flow, when the input parameter of the action is an array data type, the flow designer shows the input parameter in two different modes: Detail inputs… Continue Reading noreply@blogger.com (Linn Zaw Win)’s Article on their...

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Steve has a Chat with Ryan Cunningham
Jan07

Steve has a Chat with Ryan Cunningham

So I noticed Ryan Cunningham, Product Lead for the Power Apps side of the Power Platform for Microsoft, suddenly come available in Teams. So of course, I ambushed him, and we had a great conversation about Power Apps and the whole Microsoft Business Applications group. Enjoy! Transcript below: Ryan Cunningham: Hello. This is Ryan. Steve Mordue: Hey, Ryan. Steve Mordue. How’s it going? Ryan… Continue Reading Steve Mordue...

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PowerShell: Get created date for Microsoft 365/Azure AD users
Jan07

PowerShell: Get created date for Microsoft 365/Azure AD users

Recently I had a need in a project to get the dates that users were created/added to Microsoft 365, so it would be possible to get some statistics on how many users were added per period. As the number of users was not that big, the quicker solution was to figure out a way using Azure AD PowerShell. Prerequisite Azure AD Powershell module installed. The simpler… Continue Reading Michel Mendes’s Article on their blog How to...

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Power Platform Birmingham – Amazing Free January Event
Jan07

Power Platform Birmingham – Amazing Free January Event

Our next exciting Dynamics 365 Birmingham User Group meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 20th Jan 2021 at 5:30pm, and we would love to see you! We hope to see our local friends. But being virtual EVERYONE will be very welcome!! NOTE: We plan to repeat the successful format used at our previous events! Meaning we’ll keep our presentations short and sweet. Plus we’ll kick off just after… Continue Reading Neil...

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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.