The best from both worlds – Office Apps & Services and BizApps combined
Sep18

The best from both worlds – Office Apps & Services and BizApps combined

One of the things I really like with community is how you come in contact with people who are equally passionate about technology, helping others and learning together as yourself. I have teamed up with Office Apps & Services MVP Amanda Sterner (her blog and Twitter) who specialized in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 and collaboration and we have had a pre Ingite chat. Exciting times sure are… Continue Reading...

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Accelerators: Nonprofit – Part 3 – Awards
Sep13

Accelerators: Nonprofit – Part 3 – Awards

This is the third post in the series looking at one of Microsoft’s Solution Accelerators, namely the Nonprofit version. This article will be discussing the Awards app. This app revolves around distributing funds to various projects and includes tracking of the associated programme delivery. I have already discussed installing and the Fundraising app in part 1 and the Constituents App in

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Power Apps Buttons – know when to use AutoDisableOnSelect
Sep11

Power Apps Buttons – know when to use AutoDisableOnSelect

A quick overview of the AutoDisableOnSelect property of buttons in Power Apps – when to set it to true and when to false The post Power Apps Buttons – know when to use AutoDisableOnSelect appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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Mockaroo Data Munger – XrmToolBox Addon
Aug27

Mockaroo Data Munger – XrmToolBox Addon

Another tool I am please to announce – Mockaroo Data Munger! This tool is an interface between Mockaroo and your CDS environment. Mockaroo is an excellent random data generator which has been my go to source for data over the last couple of years for building demo or test data sets. I found myself regularly configuring Mockaroo data exports, creating Excel spreadsheets and then importing… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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PL-100 – Microsoft Power Platform App Maker
Aug17

PL-100 – Microsoft Power Platform App Maker

One of the newest exams on the block is PL-100 Power Platform App Maker. This exam is targeted at individuals who are currently making apps for their company and want to certify their talents. I saw this exam similar to the MB-200 exam, which is soon to be replaced with PL-200, but I was wrong. The qualification associated with this exam is Power Platform App Maker Associate. The exam is… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Data tables – New vs Old
Aug17

Data tables – New vs Old

Power Apps data tables are very powerful but have traditionally had a big limitation. Learn how the newer version overcomes this limitation! The post Data tables – New vs Old appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog https://thepoweraddict.com/data-tables-new-vs-old/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=data-tables-new-vs-old Blog Syndicated...

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Changes to the Launch function
Aug14

Changes to the Launch function

A quick walkthrough of the recent changes to the Launch function in Power Apps – a function used to launch a webpage or another app from within an app! The post Changes to the Launch function appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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MSAPP files – Learn how to import them!
Aug11

MSAPP files – Learn how to import them!

Learn how to generate and import MSAPP Power Apps files & the differences in the import process compared to a canvas app package The post MSAPP files – Learn how to import them! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog MSAPP files – Learn how to import them! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict MSAPP files, in simple words, are files that contain the...

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Power Apps Formula Reference
Aug06

Power Apps Formula Reference

A complete reference of all Power Apps formulas with over 150 illustrations and interactive examples The post Power Apps Formula Reference appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Power Apps Formula Reference | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict I am very excited to announce the release of an app that I have been working on for a few months now! Use it if you are...

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Accelerators: Nonprofit – Part 2 – Constituents
Jul30

Accelerators: Nonprofit – Part 2 – Constituents

This is the second post in a series as a tool to educate me and document the functionality in the Microsoft Industry Accelerators. This post will dig a little deeper into the Nonprofit accelerator, with the second model app available to you, namely Installing and a guide to the Fundraising app can be found here TL;DR Walkthrough of the Constituents application which forms a central… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s Article on...

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Controls reuse to improve performance
Jul27

Controls reuse to improve performance

A performance improvement suggestion by reducing the number of controls on a screen The post Controls reuse to improve performance appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog https://thepoweraddict.com/controls-reuse-to-improve-performance/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=controls-reuse-to-improve-performance Blog Syndicated with Hardit...

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PowerApps Portal – Users Can See More Than Their Assigned Web Roles Allow
Jul24

PowerApps Portal – Users Can See More Than Their Assigned Web Roles Allow

Anyone who has configured the PowerApps/Adx Portal before can tell you how complicated the security mechanisms can be to configure. It’s both easy to give users to much permission or not enough. Today we learned an important lesson regarding two fields on the Web Role entity. During testing of a new app a users told us that they could see the portal edit button as well as every web page in… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Consumindo RSS e salvando no SharePoint OnLine
Jul21

Consumindo RSS e salvando no SharePoint OnLine

Olá para todos! Hoje aqui com uma dica rápida: Como consumir um feed de notícias e salvar como link de notícia no SharePoint Online. Como exemplo vou consumir o feed de mercado do jornal Estado de Minas (talvez esteja sendo bairrista), o link é: https://www.em.com.br/rss/noticia/internacional/rss.xml OBS.: Para ver quais outros links da Folha que estão disponíveis basta… Continue Reading Pedro Neto’s Article on their blog...

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New Image field in CDS
Jul21

New Image field in CDS

Storing and accessing full resolution images in CDS The post New Image field in CDS appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog New Image field in CDS | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Image fields in CDS entities have been traditionally used for thumbnails, e.g. to display a contact’s image in a gallery. There were a couple of problems with this image field:...

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Changes in Power BI data & Power Apps
Jul13

Changes in Power BI data & Power Apps

A guide to trigger actions in Power Apps when data in a Power BI report changes The post Changes in Power BI data & Power Apps appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog https://thepoweraddict.com/changes-in-power-bi-data-power-apps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=changes-in-power-bi-data-power-apps Blog Syndicated with Hardit...

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2020 Release Wave 2 – Let’s look at CDM and data integration highlights
Jul09

2020 Release Wave 2 – Let’s look at CDM and data integration highlights

In my previous article I shared some general information about Release Waves. How it all works, when they come, how can we prepare etc. I also highlighted some Power Apps features that come with 2020 Release Wave 2. The purpose of this article is to highlight a chapter of the Power Platform Release Plan that contains some Power Platform built-in features for data integration – the chapter with… Continue Reading...

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Accelerators: Nonprofit – part 1 – Fundraising
Jul09

Accelerators: Nonprofit – part 1 – Fundraising

Microsoft Dynamics is a great set of tools, which cover a lot of the requirements for most situations. These Sales and Service tools tend to focus on a generic requirement rather than those that can be specific to an industry. To get a more specific version of the application, one that is more suited for an industry vertical, Microsoft provides several Accelerators. The accelerators are a… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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2020 Release Wave 2 – Learn to surf like a Pro and let’s look at Power Apps highlights!
Jul08

2020 Release Wave 2 – Learn to surf like a Pro and let’s look at Power Apps highlights!

Today the Release Plans for 2020 Release Wave 2 were released, one for Power Platform and one for Dynamics 365 and the accelerators. It is time to prepare for a new wave, features will be rolled out starting from October 2020 and continue to be rolled out until March 2021. If you have not already learned how to surf like a Pro, I will let you know how to do that. What I mean with a Pro here… Continue Reading...

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ERD Visio Builder – XrmToolBox addon
Jul06

ERD Visio Builder – XrmToolBox addon

As with my Org Settings tool, creating Visio diagrams to represent and document your entities and relationships in Dynamics has long been on my list to find a better solution than making them yourself. There is already a couple of Entity visualisers in the XrmToolBox suite, but non that output to Visio. The project is available in XrmToolBox, source here and I am indebted to Saveen… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s Article on...

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Number vs Text in If function
Jul06

Number vs Text in If function

A weird behavior in Power Apps when number and text are the outputs of the same If function The post Number vs Text in If function appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Number vs Text in If function | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict This is another one of those weird behaviors that I ran into when I was working on a Power Apps project. It might be a known...

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Publishing apps on AppSource – Getting started with the BizApps ISV Connect Program – Part 2
Jul05

Publishing apps on AppSource – Getting started with the BizApps ISV Connect Program – Part 2

This is article number two in a series of two articles about the Microsoft Business Applications ISV Connect program and the Microsoft AppSource publishing process. The previous article described the terminology and gave an introduction to the new ISV program as well as an overview to what needs to be done if you have had your apps on AppSource before but did not enroll with the new program…. Continue Reading...

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Changing a form’s default data card control
Jun28

Changing a form’s default data card control

A guide to replacing the default control in a form’s data card Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Changing a form’s default data card control When you add a form to your canvas app, data cards get created for a few fields. You can select more fields for additional data cards. Blog Syndicated with Hardit Bhatia’s...

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Publishing apps on AppSource – Getting started with the BizApps ISV Connect Program – Part 1
Jun27

Publishing apps on AppSource – Getting started with the BizApps ISV Connect Program – Part 1

Last year I wrote about the process of publishing apps on AppSource. It was a series of three blog posts and the first one can be found here. After that Microsoft changed the ISV program and all existing ISV partners got the chance to enroll with the new program. This article and a following will be dedicated to the ISV Connect program and the publishing process as it is today. The purpose is… Continue Reading...

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Power Apps Monitoring
Jun25

Power Apps Monitoring

An illustration of the ability to monitor Power Apps and an introduction to new features Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Power Apps Monitoring Power Apps Monitor was a tool that was introduced as an experimental feature back in October 2019. This is now in preview and has been revamped with significant updates that were introduced on June 24th 2020. Before we discuss these new features, I thought it would...

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Adding to Calendars using Power Automate
Jun24

Adding to Calendars using Power Automate

D365 Customer Service and Field Service both use Calendars associated with resources to schedule working time. This is accessible via the resource calendar and typically relies on the individual working a set time frame each week. Fiona works Monday to Friday, 8-5. When you are working with volunteers, this doesn’t work. Each volunteer will have an inconsistent schedule, with most of the… Continue Reading ‘s Article...

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Rotational Image PCF Component for Canvas Apps
Jun23

Rotational Image PCF Component for Canvas Apps

This image component allows you to rotate an image to any degree unlike the Canvas image component which only allows 90, 180, or 270 degrees. Having full rotation of the image can allow you to build things such a compass or custom gauges/indicators for your application. Installation/Usage InstructionsDownload Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson (RAW)’s Article on their blog Rotational Image PCF Component for Canvas Apps This image...

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Global vs Local variables with the same name
Jun22

Global vs Local variables with the same name

An illustration to show the behavior when a global variable has the same name as a local variable Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Global vs Local variables with the same name Helping resolve an issue for a colleague, I ran into a behavior which I had not encountered before. There was a global variable in the app but accessing that variable in one of the screen of the apps was resulting in a completely...

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D365 Org DB Settings – XrmToolBox addon
Jun18

D365 Org DB Settings – XrmToolBox addon

Regular readers (Hi Mum) will remember I have done several articles on Org DB Settings. I have got 2 pages in the top bar dedicated to a description of each setting, the first all about the various Email Settings you can tweak, the second covering the rest of them. Both articles continue to be readily used by people, assume looking for a better understanding, as the Microsoft documentation… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Launch A Canvas App In Model App From SiteMap
Jun16

Launch A Canvas App In Model App From SiteMap

Canvas PowerApps provide a great amount of functionality with little or no code. Many examples demonstrate how to open a Canvas App within a Model App on a specific record and pass the context of that record. What if you don’t want to open a Canvas App for a specific record? Let’s say you want to create a menu functionality for user to allow them to open other Canvas apps, or maybe you… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Pass Custom Parameters To WebResource From UIC SiteMap in Dynamics
Jun16

Pass Custom Parameters To WebResource From UIC SiteMap in Dynamics

While working on creating a page to open a Canvas app full screen inside of a Model app I wanted to create a WebResource I could use over and over again. Most of the references I found showed the Canvas app name in the code which wouldn’t allow for code re-use. Instead I wanted to pass query string parameters to the WebResource so that it could get the name from the URL. The problem I ran… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Approvals – Showing History in SharePoint
Jun07

Approvals – Showing History in SharePoint

Last week, I took part in the Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon. This was a branch out for me, as it wasn’t specifically Dynamics 365 or Power Platform related, though everything is one now right? My talk was around Approvals, displaying 3 types of approvals, from a Send with Options to Adaptive cards, topics I have covered in my blog before. During the sessions, one of the questions was… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Revamping the Date Picker Control – v3
Jun07

Revamping the Date Picker Control – v3

A yet another version of my date picker control with predefined values allowing usage of the component with no configuration Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Revamping the Date Picker Control – v3 After a couple of versions of the date picker control, here is another one. Previous versions can be found here ( v2 and v1) although I would strongly encourage to use v3 since it comes with several fixes...

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Customer Service Insights
Jun04

Customer Service Insights

Following on my series of posts about Sales Insights, I thought I would learn more about Customer Service Insights. Sales Insights, in my view, is all around making the sales process more effective reducing the time spent editing data, highlighting activities that a sales user should be doing and tracking activity with your customer. Sales Insights includes forecasting and predictions as… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Using Power Automate to generate Data
Jun02

Using Power Automate to generate Data

Previously, I have used Mockaroo and Flow to generate data, but the data I required for demoing the Customer Services Insights functionality has to be linked from existing data to be valid. In this post, I will guide you through the methods I have used to randomise and create demonstration data that fits the requirements for Customer Service Insights, just using Power Automate and an… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Exploring the ModelDrivenFormIntegration control in embedded Canvas Apps
May30

Exploring the ModelDrivenFormIntegration control in embedded Canvas Apps

I have written about the use cases for embedded Canvas Apps before as well as given different examples of how to create an embedded Canvas App. Take a look here for an example of how to implement one of the use cases. In my presentation Deep Space in Power Platform I also have a detailed description about how to create an embedded Canvas App. There is one part of the app that requires some… Continue Reading...

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Sales Insights: Sales accelerator
May28

Sales Insights: Sales accelerator

This is the final of a 6 part series on Sales Insights, where I attempt to walk through of the Sales AI functionality that is part of the suite. The other articles are listed here. Basic (Free) Setup – The “free” AI capabilities that can be added to any Sales Instance Assistant Studio – Full capabilities – The full suite of options for Insight Cards Productivity Intelligence –… Continue...

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Enhanced performance for hidden controls
May28

Enhanced performance for hidden controls

A detailed description of a new Power Apps setting that can help improve performance but surprise you at the same time Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Enhanced performance for hidden controls ALERT: If you are not interested in my story behind this post, jump straight to the Super Mario Story! (yes, you will have to read at least one of the two stories, both would be ideal!) Blog Syndicated with Hardit...

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Sales Insights: Predictive Models
May27

Sales Insights: Predictive Models

This is the fifth in the series on Sales Insights, were I attempt to walkthrough the Sales AI functionality that is part of the suite. The other articles are listed here. Basic (Free) Setup – The “free” AI capabilities that can be added to any Sales Instance Assistant Studio – Full capabilities – The full suite of options for Insight Cards Productivity Intelligence – Activity and… Continue...

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Launch (Self) – Check App permissions in Power Apps
May22

Launch (Self) – Check App permissions in Power Apps

On the Twitterverse yesterday, it was announced that you now have the ability to Launch an application to replace itself. Formulas: Launch to self and Self operator Some long awaited features for Power Apps canvas formulas! When run in a web browser, a canvas app can now replace itself with another canvas app or a web page. This has been a long running community ask and also came up when we were created the COVID-19 Hospital Emergency...

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Setting a lookup field to blank
May22

Setting a lookup field to blank

A hack to set lookup fields in CDS to blank Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Setting a lookup field to blank After spending close to 2 hours (starting midnight!) trying to figure out why my code wasn’t setting a lookup field in CDS to blank, I finally figured out who the culprit was! I felt relieved but at the same time wanted to share this with the community before I went to bed! Blog Syndicated with...

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Mockaroo and Flow: Perfect Demo data
May21

Mockaroo and Flow: Perfect Demo data

As a consultant, architect or just a blogger, you have to do a lot of demos. Recently, with my look at Sales Insights, the amount of data I needed was increasing. I had used Flow in the past to automate data entry, and it worked well, so I thought I would create some data for my environment using Flow, but first sourcing the data in Mockaroo. Mockaroo Mockaroo is a free data generator… Continue Reading ‘s Article on their...

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Sales Insights: Connection Insights
May18

Sales Insights: Connection Insights

This is the fourth in a series walking through the Sales Insights add-on application. The series list is below for your reference. Basic (Free) Setup – The “free” AI capabilities that can be added to any Sales Instance Assistant Studio – Full capabilities – The full suite of options for Insight Cards Productivity Intelligence – Activity and Contact suggestions as well as Notes… Continue...

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Sales Insights: Productivity Intelligence
May14

Sales Insights: Productivity Intelligence

This is the third instalment of my review/walkthrough of the Dynamics 365 Sales Insights application. Part 1 detailed the free features, with Part 2 detail the first of the premium features, Assistant Studio, including custom Insight cards and how to prioritise them. This time, the blog is about Productivity Intelligence. This encompasses Auto capture (automatically bringing in content… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s Article...

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Upgrading to the new CDS connector
May11

Upgrading to the new CDS connector

A quick guide to overcome challenges while upgrading to the new CDS connector Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Upgrading to the new CDS connector The new CDS connector offers several benefits like: Significant speed gains Increased reliability Access to Common Data Service views and File and Image field attributes Entities suggestion for CDS Enhanced data source selection Apps created prior to November 2019...

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Sales Insights: Assistant (full capabilities)
May11

Sales Insights: Assistant (full capabilities)

In my previous post, I walked through the configuration of the standard, “free” features of the Sales Insights offering for D365 Sales. This time, I am going to start on the premium features covered by the £37.70 per month license fee. If you look at the Sales Insights administration screen, the list of the capabilities is quite hefty. For this post, I will concentrate on the Assistant,… Continue Reading...

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ALM for Power Platform Dataflows – The story begins
May10

ALM for Power Platform Dataflows – The story begins

Today I was surprised and very happy when I found that we are now able to create a Power Platform Dataflow FROM WITHIN A SOLUTION! This is a game changer and a major improvement for Dataflows! From zero ALM to being able to manage Dataflows in solutions. I just had to give it a try. So many questions popped up into my mind. Are we now able to export Dataflows from one environment and import to… Continue Reading...

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Move from using Xrm.Page to formContex in UCI form based PowerApps WebResources
May05

Move from using Xrm.Page to formContex in UCI form based PowerApps WebResources

The usage of Xrm.Page is currently deprecated, still available due to it’s high usage, but still deprecated. When will it go away, we don’t really know yet. How then can we use it’s formContext replacement within a web resource. Well Microsoft recently added a the getContentWindow() function to the context which allows us to get the actual content of a web resource. By adding an onload… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Sales Insights: Basic set up
May05

Sales Insights: Basic set up

I have been working for quite a while on Customer Insights, running workshops and generally getting to know it, but I realised that there is a multitude of products in the Insights suite, Customer Insights, Customer Service Insights, Product Insights, Marketing Insights and Sales Insights. These tools each have their own niche, and I don’t know them at all well. So I thought I would educate… Continue Reading...

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Sparse Checkout with Git To Reduce Confusion
May04

Sparse Checkout with Git To Reduce Confusion

If you would like to make updates to the Xrm types or any others in the DefinitelyTyped project on github you can find that cloning all the types can be a real pain. This is because a typical git clone will bring down everything and having over 6 thousand directories in this project can make thigns a bit slow. Startign with Git version 2.25.0 a new feature was introduces called… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson (RAW)’s...

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Multilingual Support For PCF Calendar Control
May01

Multilingual Support For PCF Calendar Control

Multilingual support has been added to the Calendar component I recently shared. This works in both Canvas and Model apps. The following languages are now supported. English (default)GermanFrenchSpanishItalianDutchRussian Click Here to download the latest release of the component.Click Here to get the source code for this component. Check out these videos on how to get the control working in a… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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