Swap out old code-components with new using the Power Platform CLI
Oct01

Swap out old code-components with new using the Power Platform CLI

If you have canvas apps that use code components then you will be used to the hard link between the namespace of the code component and the canvas apps that use it. Also, if you have your canvas apps in a solution, then there are now solution dependencies added for the code components used to ensure that they are installed before you import the solution to a target environment. You can read… Continue Reading...

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Exclusive sneak peek at the new multi-tab Panel (Side Panes)
Oct01

Exclusive sneak peek at the new multi-tab Panel (Side Panes)

Introduction The release of Power Platform Wave 2 2021 has brought in some amazing features and functionalities. One of which is the Side Panes and the ability to incorporate multiple panels in it. Earlier we had the provision to open a single panel using the method below Xrm.Panel.loadPanel(URL, title) Although this was an intuitive addition it had some limitations like the ability to open only one panel at once, and we could only...

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Marty Kleynhans on The Oops Factor
Oct01

Marty Kleynhans on The Oops Factor

Finding out from Marty about how exactly waffles play such an important role in his life, and the extents that he’ll go to find some great places that serve them! Also covering the importance of how having a positive attitude can impact our lives, and the challenges that can come sometimes with trying to remain positive. If you’d like to come appear on the show, please sign up at

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Using File and Image Data Type in Dataverse (Dynamics 365)
Oct01

Using File and Image Data Type in Dataverse (Dynamics 365)

File Data Type was introduced somewhere around late 2019. At that time, it was only available for Canvas App and Power Automate / Flow, and with subsequent updates, it was then added for Model Driven App as well. https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-improvements-to-data-storage-in-common-data-services/ The File Data type while creating the column à By default, the file size… Continue Reading Nishant...

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Canvas app code component error "Couldn't import components"
Sep30

Canvas app code component error "Couldn't import components"

If you are developing code components (PCF) for canvas apps you’ll be used to using the ‘Get more components’ panel. When adding the code-component to the canvas app, occasionally you will receive the somewhat unhelpful error: Couldn’t import components  There are no more details provided in the expanded down arrow area: I’m put this here for my future self (who always seems to forget…...

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Canvas App – Quick Reference
Sep30

Canvas App – Quick Reference

Recently we were working on Canvas Apps so thought of listing down some of the key points for quick reference Use Items property for defining values for Drop Down and Combo Box. Items = [“Branch”,”Country”] Use DefaultSelectedItems for Setting Default values for Combo Box. DefaultSelectedItems = [“Branch”] To disable multiple selections for Combo Box set … Continue reading “Canvas App...

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Use of Code Components in Power Apps Portal
Sep30

Use of Code Components in Power Apps Portal

Introduction Microsoft in the latest release brought many new features in Dynamics 365 CRM which also includes one of the most awaited features – support of Code Components in Power Apps Portal. In this blog, we will see how we can configure and show a PCF Control in the Power Apps Portal. Kindly note this feature is still in Preview stage. Since it is very easy to use, we will make this blog precise and short. At first, Power...

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Competition Time!
Sep30

Competition Time!

October 1st marks the start of our competition! To win a pair of these awesome Beats Earbuds, just follow the instructions below Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Watch a video, and leave a comment Thats it…. thats all you need to do. Please make sure your subscriptions are public so I can see who’s won! Draw will take place October 31st Continue Reading Rob Peledie’s Article on their blog Competition Time! We use...

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Delete the current (active) partition in Audit – Dynamics 365
Sep30

Delete the current (active) partition in Audit – Dynamics 365

We recently exceeded log storage capacity for our Power Platform environment We can check the same at Resources >> Capacity inside the Power Platform admin center. One of the sandbox environments had the most Log Usage https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/power-platform/admin/legacy-capacity-storage#capacity-page-details We deleted the plugin trace logs and all the audit partitions (except the… Continue Reading Nishant...

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Where is your Data? – A need for Data governance platform
Sep30

Where is your Data? – A need for Data governance platform

Digital transformation and app modernization programs results in new applications developed in the cloud or legacy apps moved to cloud. Along with the apps the data is also generated, moved, collected and stored in the cloud. The cloud data also needs to integrate and work with the data in onsite data repositories. As new data sources gets created it create new challenges for enterprises to… Continue Reading MihirCRM’s...

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Implementing OnKeyPress in Power Apps
Sep29

Implementing OnKeyPress in Power Apps

I was recently in contact with Damien Bird – check out his website for great content and some fascinating stories – via Data8 and we were talking about a requirement for addressing software in Power Apps with a focus around OnKeyPress for the best possible user experience. Data8 own a core API called “PredictiveAddress” which allows exactly that – addressing results based on any input…. Continue...

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The Messy Middle
Sep29

The Messy Middle

Things not going to plan with your Dynamics deployment/update/upgrade? You could be caught in the messy middle….and having conversations that go something like this: Client: That’s not what I expected. Partner: Here’s the spec/agreement, we’ve delivered exactly what you asked for. The thing is both parties are right. The housing association may ask for something but only focus… Continue Reading Chris Roberts’s Article on...

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Episode 59 – Teams Webinars & In-App Notifications
Sep29

Episode 59 – Teams Webinars & In-App Notifications

Teams Webinars with Dynamics 365 Marketing Introducing Webinars with Microsoft Teams – Introducing Webinars in Microsoft Teams: Easy, professional webinars to engage customers | Microsoft 365 BlogSpecial offer – Dynamics 365 Marketing free for 6 months (for eligible customers) – Microsoft Teams Marketing Offer | Microsoft Dynamics 365 Power Fx Power Fx formulas from examples –… Continue Reading...

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Create Trial Environment
Sep28

Create Trial Environment

The way how to create a trial environment keeps changing so in order to document all the steps to follow I decided to compose the post. I believe it will be helpful not only for myself but for others as well. Step 1 – open trials provision URL. Step 2 – choose one of the … Continue Reading Andrew Butenko’s Article on their blog https://butenko.pro/2021/09/28/create-trial-environment/ Blog Syndicated with Andrew...

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Power Automate: Protect your Flow Run History
Sep28

Power Automate: Protect your Flow Run History

I recently had a call with a potential new client, and it was more of an interview style meeting. A number of technical questions were asked, and one has stood out in particular. The purpose of this post is to discuss two points. The first point is to talk about how to protect your flow run history from prying… Continue Reading Dave Burrell’s Article on their blog Power Automate: Protect your Flow Run History The above...

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Toggle Auto Save for Dynamics 365 CRM environment | Power Platform Admin Center
Sep28

Toggle Auto Save for Dynamics 365 CRM environment | Power Platform Admin Center

Here’s a quick tip to toggle your Auto Save settings in CRM which are now in Power Platform Admin Center Continue Reading priyeshwagh777’s Article on their blog Toggle Auto Save for Dynamics 365 CRM environment | Power Platform Admin Center There have been many changes over the years to the Features / Behaviors which previously used to sit in System Settings in classic Dynamics CRM. Blog Syndicated with...

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Tracking email and automatic record creation – Personal Options in Dynamics 365
Sep28

Tracking email and automatic record creation – Personal Options in Dynamics 365

Let us have a look at the different options provided in the Email Tab for Tracking and Automatic creation of records. Select Personalization Settings in the Settings icon within the app. Select Email tab within Set Personal Options Dialog box. Select the email messages to track in Microsoft Dynamics 365 option has the following values … Continue reading “Tracking email and automatic record… Continue Reading Nishant...

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Using RIGHT and LEFT string functions in Excel
Sep27

Using RIGHT and LEFT string functions in Excel

Just sharing a simple example of using the RIGHT and LEFT functions to extract the required content from a particular column. E.g. we want to extract the name (FirstName, LastName, Mobile) from the below column in the Excel Here we can apply RIGHT(text, [num_chars]) function to first remove the characters <xs:element name=” i.e. 18 characters … Continue reading “Using RIGHT and LEFT string… Continue...

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Consuming REST API using HTTP connector of Power Automate Flow from Power Virtual Agents
Sep27

Consuming REST API using HTTP connector of Power Automate Flow from Power Virtual Agents

Power Virtual Agents are the no-code/low-code Chatbot offering within its Power Platform offering. An intuitive drag and drop interface helps to get started quickly with building your first interactive bot that can assist your users with common queries with the ability to handover to human agent when it is beyond the bot to respond to the questions asked. The good thing about Power Virtual Agent is the ability to call Power Automate...

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MB-230: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service – Omnichannel Agent Experience
Sep27

MB-230: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service – Omnichannel Agent Experience

I am currently revising for the MB-230 exam. This exam is for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and covers all aspects of customer service. As I revise I plan to publish blog posts that collectively will become a complete revision guide for anyone embarking on the same journey as me. In this post I will describe the agent experience within Omnichannel for Customer Service. You can see an extract from the… Continue Reading Neil...

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New Tool – XRM Tokens Runner
Sep25

New Tool – XRM Tokens Runner

XrmToolBox just got their 13’s tool from me! See documentation for the tool. The Code It is a brand-new tool, for really-old code feature. The “code” is now called the XRM Tokens and the info is here and the code is open source found here. It is used in many different ways, in old workflows, plugins, Word-generating, etc, to create advanced “texts” with dynamic data from the… Continue Reading Jonas...

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Create Multi Select Optionset using PCF Control
Sep24

Create Multi Select Optionset using PCF Control

Introduction: Recently in one of our project, we had come acorss a requirement where we needed to create a PCF control for multi select optionset field  with which user can visualize the values in a list form. In the new updates of PowerApps Component Framework, with the help of MultiSelectOptionSet type property, now we can develop the PCF control for multi select optionset field. We have given an example, where we create a PCF...

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Free Microsoft Training!
Sep24

Free Microsoft Training!

Yep, you read that right…… Free Training. Microsoft are offering some awesome training sessions, and some even come with a free certification exam at the end. Check out the video Continue Reading Rob Peledie’s Article on their blog Free Microsoft Training! We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. By clicking “Accept”, you...

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Reza Dorrani on The Oops Factor
Sep24

Reza Dorrani on The Oops Factor

Talking to Reza about the success of his YouTube channel, how it’s grown over time, and the audience response to his videos. Also talking about how Reza got into IT to begin with, how he’s developed IT skills & experience over time, and touching on ‘Personal Information’ data being held within systems! If you’d like to come appear on the show, please sign up at http://bit.ly/2NqP5PV –…...

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Dynamics 365 Project Operations: Automating weekly time entry reminders to resources and managers
Sep23

Dynamics 365 Project Operations: Automating weekly time entry reminders to resources and managers

Tested on Project Operations on Dataverse version 4.23.0.7 (2021 wave 2 EA) A frequent ask in Dynamics 365 Project Operations implementations is a weekly reminder that is sent to resources and their managers, when a resource’s weekly time entries fall below a defined minimum. A weekly minimum is usually equivalent to the number of hours a resource works during a regular work week. In my… Continue Reading Antti...

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Power Apps Automated Testing with Playwright
Sep23

Power Apps Automated Testing with Playwright

Playwright is an open-source web testing library developed by Microsoft that can be used for testing modern web apps. You can use Playwright to create test scripts for your Power Apps and use these to run automated tests. Some of the benefits of using Playwright are  it supports the three major browser engines  Chromium, WebKit […] The post Power Apps Automated Testing with Playwright… Continue Reading Joe Gill’s...

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Page OnLookup Trigger
Sep23

Page OnLookup Trigger

There are multiple ways in BC to create a Lookup button for a variable in a page or report. Generally speaking, I have seen three following methods being done to achieve the lookup button. 1. Using Table Relation field(fieldItemCode1; ItemCode) { ApplicationArea = All; Caption = ‘Item Code 1’; TableRelation = Item.”No.”; trigger OnValidate() begin … Continue Reading thatnavguy’s Article on their...

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Empowering Organizations with Power Virtual Agents book review
Sep22

Empowering Organizations with Power Virtual Agents book review

Empowering Organizations with Power Virtual Agents: A practical guide to building intelligent chatbots with Microsoft Power Platform by Nicolae Tarla I have created bots for customers and internal users for several years, mainly with the Azure Bot Framework which required deep coding skills. Power Virtual Agents allows you to create and deploy automated chatbots without requiring a developer,… Continue Reading Julian...

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Building the Future: Power Platform for Girl Guiding
Sep22

Building the Future: Power Platform for Girl Guiding

I was recently asked to talk to a group of Brownies (again) to help them obtain their jobs interest badge. This involves them interviewing an adult about their career and what they do. My job is vast, and I did not want to bore the girls, so I decided to focus on the solution architecture and more specifically… Continue Reading Dave Burrell’s Article on their blog Building the Future: Power Platform for Girl Guiding My job...

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Dynamics CRM CE Consultant Hands-on Interview Experience for Microsoft
Sep22

Dynamics CRM CE Consultant Hands-on Interview Experience for Microsoft

This blog post is purely based on my personal experience and only intedended to provide information on what to be expected from the candidate when you are preparing for Dynamics CRM CE Hands-on interview round for Consultant role at Microsoft. It started with my introduction and then some basic questions on Dynamics CRM Customer Engagement… Continue reading Dynamics CRM CE Consultant Hands-on… Continue Reading BIPIN...

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How to create in-app Notifications with Navigation in Model-driven Apps with Power Automate
Sep21

How to create in-app Notifications with Navigation in Model-driven Apps with Power Automate

Isn’t that title a mouthful? The thing is when you read the microsoft documentation on this feature it’s mostly code instructions apart from how to create a really basic notifications. But what if I don’t want to use JavaScript and still want those fancy pancy navigation links in my notifications? Here is how. Background As some of you know I’ve been away for a bit going through… Continue Reading Sara...

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How to display a Power Apps | Canvas app in full screen without the title bar?
Sep21

How to display a Power Apps | Canvas app in full screen without the title bar?

Recently, I was asked to open a PowerApps | Canvas app without the title bar at the top of the screen. After some research, I found an answer from matthew devaney that proposed to add the “&hidenavbar=true” parameters to the URL of the application. This works perfectly and allows us to hide the title bar. Today, I’m going to present a method that will allow us to achieve the same need… Continue Reading...

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Preview: In-App notifications for Model Driven Apps
Sep21

Preview: In-App notifications for Model Driven Apps

For this week’s article I am going to discuss a feature that has been in public preview since July 22nd of this year. You are probably wondering what these in-apps notifications for Model Driven Apps are, since we already have the ability to create push notifications using Power Automate. Well, the difference here is that push notifications are only sent to mobile devices, and therefor they… Continue Reading Dian...

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Using Google Analytics Segments In Microsoft Clarity
Sep21

Using Google Analytics Segments In Microsoft Clarity

Reviewing and analysing your website traffic data can be done easily using Google Analytics. If you aren’t already using segments, they are a great way to track and understand more about the behaviour of your website visitors. As I’ve mentioned before, Microsoft Clarity is not something that should be used INSTEAD of Google Analytics, but in addition to and to complement the analytics. Using… Continue Reading Megan...

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Episode 58 – Ignite, Teams & Power Platform
Sep21

Episode 58 – Ignite, Teams & Power Platform

Microsoft Items Microsoft Ignite November 2nd to 4th 2021  – Registration Open  – Your home for Microsoft Ignite Passwordless Accounts from Microsoft – The passwordless future is here for your Microsoft account | Microsoft Security Blog Power Platform Co-presence in Power Automate – Announcing co-presence in Power Automate | Power Automate Blog (microsoft.com)Power Fx Formula… Continue Reading...

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JS: Access values of fields located on the “Form Component” PCF Control
Sep20

JS: Access values of fields located on the “Form Component” PCF Control

Today during one of the work sessions with my colleague I found an interesting feature – it’s possible to access/work with related entity fields that are shown using “Form Component”. According to the documentation of “Form Component”, it’s possible but I was not able to locate any examples of it so if you’re curious how … Continue Reading Andrew Butenko’s Article on their...

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Customer journey orchestration: The next frontier of connected experiences
Sep20

Customer journey orchestration: The next frontier of connected experiences

A decade ago, marketing was focused on guiding the customer through predictable stages of awareness, consideration, and purchase. We were relatively assured that if we reached x number of eyeballs, we could expect y number of responses and z number of…(read more) Continue Reading Shruti Shukla’s Article on their blog Customer journey orchestration: The next frontier of connected experiences A decade ago, marketing was...

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Print and Save button on the Report – Dynamics 365
Sep20

Print and Save button on the Report – Dynamics 365

Hi Everyone, Today I was working with some user and somehow he was not able to Save and Print buttons on the report and the same were visible for me. Very obviously, it would be a security role which is hiding the buttons as I am able to see the same with Admin Role. After some checking, I came to know that we have to give Print and Export to Excel privileges under the Business… Continue Reading Gopinath’s Article on their...

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New 5 Minute Friday Video Series
Sep20

New 5 Minute Friday Video Series

So Starting last week, I have begun a series of 5 minute videos on tech subjects. I have deliberately made the decision to keep them to around 5 minutes (not that easy!) so they can remain snappy, but at the same time, not put a massive load on my already busy schedule. Theyre basically going to be quick how to videos, on subjects that I have had issues with, or learned. First one is up!… Continue Reading Rob Peledie’s...

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Advanced Lookup – Are we getting our old simplified look and feel for Lookups? – Dynamics 365
Sep19

Advanced Lookup – Are we getting our old simplified look and feel for Lookups? – Dynamics 365

Hi Everyone, Today we have enabled 2021 Release Wave 2 on our instance and were checking new features. To check the things, I tried to create a contact and have observed an option as Advanced Lookup. Clicking on the button, opens the Advanced Lookup Grid. I am super excited after seeing it as I assume we went back to my old days where Lookup was easy to search and view. We can… Continue Reading Gopinath’s Article on their...

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Column Options – Dynamics 365 Homepage grid
Sep19

Column Options – Dynamics 365 Homepage grid

Hi Everyone, Today we have enabled 2021 Release Wave 2 on our instance and on just opening the one of the Model Driven Apps, have observed a small icon as Column Options just beside Advanced Filtering. This new option Column Options comes with the below features. Add new columns, from current or related tables.Remove columns.Change the order of columns in the grid. On clicking… Continue Reading Gopinath’s Article on their...

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Power Apps, Accessibility, and WCAG
Sep18

Power Apps, Accessibility, and WCAG

Introduction – What lies ahead I have been talking about Accessibility for a while now, and often link this to DELIVERY rather than BUILD. In this post, “Power Apps, Accessibility, and WCAG”, I’m going to bring all this together. I’m also going to tie it in to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) around colour […] The post Power Apps, Accessibility, and WCAG appeared first on Hart…...

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Angelique Grootenboer on The Oops Factor
Sep17

Angelique Grootenboer on The Oops Factor

Learning from Angelique about her love of LEGO, how she started off getting into making models, and touching on the importance of ice-cream in her life! Also covering her journey into the Microsoft Power Platform space, & what advice she’d give people who are thinking of taking up the technology. If you’d like to come appear on the show, please sign up at http://bit.ly/2NqP5PV – I’d… Continue Reading...

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MB210: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales – Playbooks
Sep16

MB210: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales – Playbooks

I am currently preparing for my renewal of the MB 210 exam. I noticed that Playbooks have been included in the skills measured and I haven’t previously created a revision guide for them. Hence this post! Below you can see an extract from the current skills measured statement for the MB 210 exam. We can see that playbooks are mentioned in the configure processes section. What are Playbooks?<br… Continue Reading Neil...

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Dynamics 365 Sales Adaptive Card🚀
Sep16

Dynamics 365 Sales Adaptive Card🚀

Doesn’t matter how many times you tell a salesperson that input of data is important. They will always ask you what’s the output that I can look forward to. A few years back I remember gamification being important, but you normally need high volume of sales + many sales reps for it to be any fun. So in the constant pursuit of having some fun with sales I managed to find a new way of spreading… Continue Reading Thomas...

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Filtering Using The Microsoft Clarity User ID
Sep16

Filtering Using The Microsoft Clarity User ID

If you are using Microsoft Clarity and have not yet set up the Google Analytics integration, it’s worth checking out. And even more so now because you can filter your recordings using a Clarity User ID. Each visitor that comes to your site has an ID assigned, meaning you can gather all of the recordings and data for one specific anonymous person. Or, when testing your site for new features or… Continue Reading Megan V....

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Co-presence in Power Automate | Multiple users working on a Flow
Sep15

Co-presence in Power Automate | Multiple users working on a Flow

Here’s how co-presence will work in a Cloud Flow in Power Automate. Very helpful feature! Continue Reading priyeshwagh777’s Article on their blog Co-presence in Power Automate | Multiple users working on a Flow Here’s a cool feature that is just announced! Now see who’s also Editing the Flow in parallel with you. Blog Syndicated with priyeshwagh777’s...

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Programmatically know the Time control Status using the GetState method
Sep15

Programmatically know the Time control Status using the GetState method

Introduction Often we use Dynamic 365 Time Control when we want to keep track of time based on a certain date. E.g. Whether a Lead has been qualified before the estimated close date etc. In this blog, we will see how we can programmatically get the status of the Time Control using form scripting. To know more about Time control and how to configure it, please follow this link. In this example, I have configured the Time Control for...

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Create Teams Meeting invite from Power Automate
Sep14

Create Teams Meeting invite from Power Automate

Let’s see how we can use Microsoft Teams connector in Power Automate to create a Teams Invite. Project Operations example Continue Reading priyeshwagh777’s Article on their blog Create Teams Meeting invite from Power Automate Here’s an example of several use cases which can let you create a Teams meeting from within Power Automate based on your business use case. In my example, I’m using Power Automate to...

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Deliver personalized digital customer engagement with Dynamics 365
Sep14

Deliver personalized digital customer engagement with Dynamics 365

Consumers and businesses are increasingly turning to digital platforms for relevant product and service information, making it critical for companies to effectively meet and exceed customer expectations through digital services and technology. Microsoft…(read more) Continue Reading Francois van Splunder’s Article on their blog Deliver personalized digital customer engagement with Dynamics 365 Consumers and businesses are...

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