10 highlights of 2022 Release Wave 2
Jul12

10 highlights of 2022 Release Wave 2

How time flies! 2022 Release Wave 2 plans are already here. The Release Plans describe new functionality planned to be rolled out from October 2022 to March 2023. In this post I have picked 10 features that I want to highlight from the Power Platform release plan. Remember that the plans are living documentation, features can be added or removed and dates might change. It’s time to prepare for… Continue Reading...

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The Microsoft Build 2022 adventure
Jun09

The Microsoft Build 2022 adventure

Microsoft Build took place May 24–26. In this post we will look at the Build announcements from a Power Platform perspective. I will also tell you about a new little adventure of mine, give you my thoughts around Microsoft events and why I think it is for YOU and we will make a short trip back to Build 2021. The featured image does not really tell the truth, of course I did not just register… Continue Reading...

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How to fix – Error when trying to retrieve data from the network
May04

How to fix – Error when trying to retrieve data from the network

Learn how to fix the “Error when trying to retrieve data from the network” in Power Apps using 3 different methods! The post How to fix – Error when trying to retrieve data from the network appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to fix – Error when trying to retrieve data from the network | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Some errors...

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What you might not know about FetchXML Builder
May01

What you might not know about FetchXML Builder

Recently MVP Jonas Rapp was invited by MVP Victor Dantas to the Zero to Hero show. The FetchXML Builder creator held the session FetchXML Builder from Zero to Hero. I listened in and afterwards I felt inspired to write this post to share a few tips and tricks that I had not used before. I have been missing out and perhaps you have too?! Background How did I first meet with… Continue Reading carinamclaesson’s Article on...

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Fluent UI Combo Box Control – Better than classic?
Mar25

Fluent UI Combo Box Control – Better than classic?

Learn how Fluent UI combo boxes differ from the classic ones. Uncover a hidden feature that limits the data brought into an app! The post Fluent UI Combo Box Control – Better than classic? appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Fluent UI Combo Box Control – Better than classic? | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Fluent UI controls were introduced as...

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BPFs to Visio – XrmToolBox tool
Feb22

BPFs to Visio – XrmToolBox tool

You have @TheMarkChristie to blame for this. I have shied away from creating a tool that documented your Business Process Flows for a while. You would think it was easier than Power Automate documentation but the inconsistencies and difficulties in the format of the XML that is the BPF is quite something. Persumambly, it is logic Microsoft has just added to over the years. But, yep, it is… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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How to create checklists using a single horizontal gallery!
Feb18

How to create checklists using a single horizontal gallery!

In the 3rd post of this series, learn how to build checklists using a single horizontal gallery in Power Apps! The post How to create checklists using a single horizontal gallery! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to create checklists using a single horizontal gallery! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict I outlined the data model for creating a checklist...

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How to create checklists using a single vertical gallery!
Feb17

How to create checklists using a single vertical gallery!

In the 2nd post of this series, learn how to build expandable checklists using a single vertical gallery in Power Apps! The post How to create checklists using a single vertical gallery! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to create checklists using a single vertical gallery! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict I outlined the data model for creating a...

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How to create checklists using nested galleries!
Feb16

How to create checklists using nested galleries!

In the 1st post of this series, learn how to build expandable checklists using nested galleries in Power Apps! The post How to create checklists using nested galleries! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to create checklists using nested galleries! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict I outlined the data model for creating a checklist in a previous post that...

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How to create checklists using galleries in Power Apps!
Feb15

How to create checklists using galleries in Power Apps!

Power Apps galleries can be used for multiple purposes, creating checklists is one of them. Learn how to build them in multiple ways! The post How to create checklists using galleries in Power Apps! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to create checklists using galleries in Power Apps! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Creating checklists using Power Apps...

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How to build Cows & Bulls – the numeric Wordle!
Feb11

How to build Cows & Bulls – the numeric Wordle!

Learn how I created Cows & Bulls, a classic Wordle-like game, in Power Apps, what are the rules & how the screens look like! The post How to build Cows & Bulls – the numeric Wordle! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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Dataverse: Power Automate vs Plug-ins
Feb10

Dataverse: Power Automate vs Plug-ins

If you have clicked on this article, it is not only due to this attractive title, but also because you have certainly asked yourself this question or simply because this subject may have come up in a discussion among your colleagues. If it is not for one of these reasons, you may never have had an issue with it, so you’ve come to the right place to save your time!As you can imagine from this… Continue Reading Allan De...

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How to work with Connections in Dataverse
Feb09

How to work with Connections in Dataverse

Learn what Connections and Connection Roles are, how to display connected records, and how to create new connections! The post How to work with Connections in Dataverse appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to work with Connections in Dataverse | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Dataverse has rich relational capabilities and provides many different...

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How to work with Yes/No columns in Dataverse
Feb07

How to work with Yes/No columns in Dataverse

Learn how to work with Yes/No Dataverse columns in canvas apps – how to display, filter by, and patch them! The post How to work with Yes/No columns in Dataverse appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to work with Yes/No columns in Dataverse | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict A Yes/No column is similar to a Choice column but only allows for two values. Those...

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How to work with Choice columns in Dataverse
Feb07

How to work with Choice columns in Dataverse

Learn how to work with Choice Dataverse columns in canvas apps – how to display, filter by, and patch them! The post How to work with Choice columns in Dataverse appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to work with Choice columns in Dataverse | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict A choice column provides a list of values for users to pick from. They help...

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How to work with polymorphic lookups in Dataverse
Feb04

How to work with polymorphic lookups in Dataverse

Learn what are Dataverse polymorphic lookups and how to display values of polymorphic lookups in canvas apps! The post How to work with polymorphic lookups in Dataverse appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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How to Create SharePoint Items with Power Automate Desktop
Feb04

How to Create SharePoint Items with Power Automate Desktop

Overview Power Automate Desktop is a great way to automate many of your daily task so you can focus on real work. A prime example of this is getting data from one place to another, especially when those data sources do not have an API such as a legacy desktop application or a file. In this example I demonstrate several ways in which an Excel sheet containing fictitious customer data could be… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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How to work with indirect Dataverse relationships
Feb04

How to work with indirect Dataverse relationships

Learn what are and how to overcome errors when displaying records in indirect Dataverse relationships in canvas apps! The post How to work with indirect Dataverse relationships appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to work with indirect Dataverse relationships | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict The example we will be using to look at an indirect relationship...

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How to work with one to one Dataverse relationships
Feb03

How to work with one to one Dataverse relationships

Learn how to work with one to one Dataverse relationships in canvas apps – how to display, create and delete related records! The post How to work with one to one Dataverse relationships appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to work with one to one Dataverse relationships | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict The example we will be using to look at one to one...

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How to work with custom many to many Dataverse relationships
Feb02

How to work with custom many to many Dataverse relationships

Learn how to work with custom many to many Dataverse relationships in canvas apps – how to display, create and delete related records! The post How to work with custom many to many Dataverse relationships appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to work with custom many to many Dataverse relationships | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict The example we will be...

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Updates to the Power Teleprompter!
Jan31

Updates to the Power Teleprompter!

Learn how I made updates to my Power Teleprompter to now allow for a mirror mode and a few other improvements! The post Updates to the Power Teleprompter! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Updates to the Power Teleprompter! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict I recently shared a teleprompter that I built using Power Apps and shared it with the community. Got...

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2022 Release Wave 1 – First impressions
Jan25

2022 Release Wave 1 – First impressions

Today Release Notes for 2022 Release Wave 1 were made available. In this post I will summarize my first impressions and focus will be on Power Apps and Power Automate, but there are also new features from other areas that I will highlight. Here are links to the Power Platform 2022 Release Wave 1 Plan and Dynamics 365 2022 Release Wave 1 Plan. Some features presented have been announced… Continue Reading carinamclaesson’s...

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How to build a teleprompter using Power Apps!
Jan14

How to build a teleprompter using Power Apps!

Learn how to create a teleprompter app using Power Apps with lots of configuration options – font size, scroll speed and more! The post How to build a teleprompter using Power Apps! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to build a teleprompter using Power Apps! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict A teleprompter is a device used by speakers to view the...

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AZ-900 – Azure Fundamentals
Jan09

AZ-900 – Azure Fundamentals

As a Power Platform / D365 solution architect a lot of the time you are being asked to think about integrations and creating applications on the outside of the core platform. Azure, for the most part, is the place where we will go to host external integrations and apps and is a smorgasbord of services to assist in making great applications. To keep myself progressing, I wanted to test my… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Power Apps Portal – Configure Azure AD Provider in Azure B2C
Jan07

Power Apps Portal – Configure Azure AD Provider in Azure B2C

It is recommended that you no longer use Local Login authentication for Power Apps Portal but instead utilize Azure Active Directory B2C to provide this type of authentication. See Migrate identity providers to Azure AD B2C Configuring the B2C providers is fairly straightforward utilizing the new preview interface Configure the Azure Active Directory B2C provider. Make sure you navigate to the… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Looking back at 2021 – News and Content gathering Edition
Dec25

Looking back at 2021 – News and Content gathering Edition

In my previous post I revisited moments from 2021 out of a Power Platform perspective. In this post I will look back at the collaborations I have had during the year. For me, these collaborations are like energy sources. Even though it takes time, I find myself enjoying gathering content, collaborating with others around news and content in general as well as uplifting other people and their… Continue Reading...

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PVA to Visio Builder – XrmToolBox Tool
Dec24

PVA to Visio Builder – XrmToolBox Tool

Sorry, it has been quiet on the blog. When you create tools, as a hobby, the time to release new features or new tools is dictated by time spent and complexity. This means I don’t post as much as I want to. But, more importantly, I have a new tool available! Introducing PVA to Visio Builder! TLDR; I have created a tool for the XrmToolBox which enables you to document your Power… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s Article...

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Looking back at 2021 – Power Fx, collaboration and day-to-day ALM
Dec21

Looking back at 2021 – Power Fx, collaboration and day-to-day ALM

The year is coming to an end and it is time to take a moment, look back and reflect a bit around the year that has past. Features that are mentioned in this post are either General Available, in Public Preview or upcoming functionality. This is from my own perspective, reflecting over announcements that has been made as well as my own work. Introduction and expansion of Power Fx The… Continue Reading carinamclaesson’s...

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Looking back at 2021 – Power Platform Edition
Dec21

Looking back at 2021 – Power Platform Edition

The year is coming to an end and it is time to take a moment and reflect on the year that has gone by. Features that are mentioned in this post are either General Available, in Public Preview or upcoming functionality. This is from my own perspective, looking back at some of the announcements that has been made as well as trends I have seen while working in Power Platform projects. <h2… Continue Reading...

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Nov 21 Updates to Flow To Visio
Nov29

Nov 21 Updates to Flow To Visio

I have been busy on a new job, actually socialising and living life recently, but got back to doing some updates for the Flow to Visio tool. The main description is updated here but I will just highlight the changes. Comments Comments on Flows are a new, preview, a feature recently announced at Ignite November 21. It only allows for comments in flows stored within a dataverse environment… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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Lookup users the right way in Power Apps!
Nov15

Lookup users the right way in Power Apps!

Have you tried to lookup users and gotten no results even when the user exists? Learn how to lookup users in Power Apps the right way! The post Lookup users the right way in Power Apps! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Lookup users the right way in Power Apps! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict It is a pretty common use case to lookup users (using the LookUp...

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Get rid of the back button in Power Apps studio!
Nov08

Get rid of the back button in Power Apps studio!

Are you annoyed with the back button in the Power Apps studio? Do you click that instead of the File button? Learn how you can get rid of it! The post Get rid of the back button in Power Apps studio! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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Key Takeaways from Microsoft Ignite November 2021
Nov04

Key Takeaways from Microsoft Ignite November 2021

It is the week of Microsoft Ignite. More than 90 new services and updates are being introduced! In this article, I will summarize the news that I picked up from the past two days, focusing on the news that caught my attention the most. In the Microsoft Ignite Book of News you get a summary of the announcements. Have a look at your areas of interest and you will get an overview of what’s… Continue Reading...

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Skeletons in the closet – Power Platform Best Practices Edition
Oct25

Skeletons in the closet – Power Platform Best Practices Edition

It’s the month of bats, pumpkins, ghosts and skeletons. MVP Alex Shlega launched a series of blog posts where he encouraged the community to reveal stories which might help others, with input what NOT to do in Power Platform deployments. You’ll find his first post here. Best Practices is something that I am a big advocate of. Consistency and maintainable solutions are hard to accomplish… Continue Reading...

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Power Platform Weekly had a chat with MVP Guido Preite
Oct15

Power Platform Weekly had a chat with MVP Guido Preite

Without Guido Preite there would not be a Power Platform Weekly, at least not in the same format as it is today. Guido started Dynamics Weekly on December 4, 2017 and ran it to October 5, 2020, creating #149 valuable issues. When he said goodbye to it and announced he had created the final issue, each one of us who today run Power Platform Weekly (Daniel Laskewitz, Ed Gonzales, Magnus Gether… Continue Reading...

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Analyzing your Dataverse environment using Application Insights
Oct11

Analyzing your Dataverse environment using Application Insights

Since this year, Microsoft has put forward several new possibilities to add telemetry to all services. The first major change was the new functionality of Monitor, which has been released initially only for Canvas Apps and then also for Models Driven Apps and results in a screen displaying in real time all events performed from a user’s session in order to diagnose a problem. There was also… Continue Reading Allan De...

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The PowerAddict? What’s in a name? May be there is
Oct04

The PowerAddict? What’s in a name? May be there is

An attempt to finally clear the air about my online presence – the poweraddict – what that is and more importantly what that is not The post The PowerAddict? What’s in a name? May be there is appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog The PowerAddict? What’s in a name? May be there is | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict So I have been blogging...

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How to avoid a Dataverse jungle
Sep24

How to avoid a Dataverse jungle

Subtitle: About data quality and Duplicate Management in Power Platform. The greatness of your toolbox becomes insignificant if you do not take care of your data. It does not matter how great your tools for app creation, automation and presenting data are if you have poor data quality. The outcome of your work will probably not help the end users to better identify the best prospects and… Continue Reading carinamclaesson’s...

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How to deep link into Teams from Power Apps
Sep20

How to deep link into Teams from Power Apps

Learn how to deep link into Microsoft Teams from within a Power Apps app and how to improve that experience for users! The post How to deep link into Teams from Power Apps appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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How to create a Pinterest like gallery!
Sep16

How to create a Pinterest like gallery!

A deep dive into the design challenges I had with the Boards app to create a Pinterest like gallery in Power Apps! The post How to create a Pinterest like gallery! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog https://thepoweraddict.com/how-to-create-a-pinterest-like-gallery/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-create-a-pinterest-like-gallery...

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How to install the Boards app in Teams
Sep16

How to install the Boards app in Teams

Learn how to install Boards and other sample apps in Dataverse for Teams which brings the Power Platform to right within Teams! The post How to install the Boards app in Teams appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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Access Checker – XrmToolBox Tool
Sep01

Access Checker – XrmToolBox Tool

Frequently, my day job is inspiration to develop a tool and Access Checker was just that. Though not mine, the great @Tanguy Touzard did the original, I felt that I could update it to include how the user has access. The original tool allowed you to select a record, select a user and be presented with what access that user had to that record. My enhancement is to present to the user how… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s...

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My journey and people who have inspired me along the way
Aug27

My journey and people who have inspired me along the way

From time to time people in the community give shout outs to each other. Sometimes it is a single tweet telling how a video or an article helped them, sometimes it is like a chain letter with people tagging each other. Those chain letters do not tell the stories behind why someone inspired you. I prefer stories and this is my story. For me, everything began with small seeds of inspiration,… Continue Reading...

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Issue Connecting Through Remote Desktop Gateway
Aug16

Issue Connecting Through Remote Desktop Gateway

While attempting to connect to a remote desktop though a Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG) the connection would ask for credentials but then just drop. After some searching I found the answer to the issue. First open open the regedit utility. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftTerminal Server Client If there is a DWORD key called RDGClientTransport set it’s value to 1. If that key is… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Updates to Mind Maps
Aug11

Updates to Mind Maps

Microsoft has introduced a new way of renewing certifications recently (well, December 2020) in that you don’t have to retake the whole exam. This is invaluable for those, like me, with limited time. In the past, you had to spend at least a couple of hours either virtually or in-person re-taking the whole exam. This change means you have to answer 20-25 questions and extend your… Continue Reading LinkeD365’s Article...

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Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 Highlights
Jul15

Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2 Highlights

Excitement is in the air, we’re moving towards something new. Like a newborn turtle moving towards the waves. This week the 2021 Release Wave 2 Release Plans were made available and we have new features as well as lots of improvements to look forward to! This blog post contains highlights from a few different perspectives. Somehow all of them are from my own perspective off course. After all,… Continue Reading...

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Model App Access Checker for Dataverse
Jun28

Model App Access Checker for Dataverse

Want to know which model applications your users have access to in Dataverse? Check out the app access checker that is available within the Power Platform admin center. Enter a users Id or email address and see the list of published apps in your environment and all the access, license and security information specific to that user. This can be a very useful tool in troubleshooting why a… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Power Automate Desktop Example – Downloading Image From Email To Network Drive
Jun26

Power Automate Desktop Example – Downloading Image From Email To Network Drive

After watching the RPA (Robotic Process Automation) demo from Steve Winward Real-Life Use case using AI Builder Form Processing with Power Automate Desktop I have been looking for ways to utilize Power Automate Desktop Flows in order to make my life a little easier. Yesterday like every day I started clicking through the emails that I receive from my kids schools. I open each email, download… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Enable the Export to PDF Ribbon Button
Jun25

Enable the Export to PDF Ribbon Button

Dataverse allows you to easily generate your Word Templates as PDF files. Last year they expanded the functionality beyone just the out of the box sales entities to all custom entities. In order to enable the functionality though you need to do some configuration. Below are the different methods in which you can turn the PDF generation on or off for entities. Note: Aftert updating these… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Enable the Export to PDF Button Ribbon Button
Jun24

Enable the Export to PDF Button Ribbon Button

Dataverse allows you to easily generate your Word Templates as PDF files. Last year they expanded the functionality beyone just the out of the box sales entities to all custom entities. In order to enable the functionality though you need to do some configuration. Below are the different methods in which you can turn the PDF generation on or off for entities. Note: Aftert updating these… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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