How to configure a trigger to handle both GET and POST requests effectively using Power Automate
Feb23

How to configure a trigger to handle both GET and POST requests effectively using Power Automate

I recently encountered a client requirement that necessitated handling both “GET” and “POST” HTTP requests. While Azure Function offers a straightforward solution for such scenarios, the concern was it should be handled within Dynamics CRM. Faced with these constraints, I explored alternatives that would allow us to meet the client’s needs within the preferred environment. Accommodating both...

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Master Microsoft Power Platform Development: A Developer’s Cheat Sheet in 2024
Feb21

Master Microsoft Power Platform Development: A Developer’s Cheat Sheet in 2024

A common software development hurdle is the scarcity of time. While it’s widely acknowledged that merely increasing the number of developers doesn’t necessarily boost productivity, the inclination toward adopting new tools and technologies persists. The goal is to minimize code writing, expedite the development process, reduce susceptibility to bugs, and adhere to standards, especially in terms of security. Microsoft Power...

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How to Know Browser and OS Details in Power Apps using Host Object
Feb20

How to Know Browser and OS Details in Power Apps using Host Object

Recently, I was working on a project where we created a Login form in the Canvas App compatible with iPhone systems only. Throughout the development phase, we faced challenges in determining the client’s specifics like browser type or device, especially since our app needed to function across specific browsers and on iPhones. Upon conducting online research, we discovered the Host Object within Power Apps. This object proved...

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How to invoke Low-code plug-ins using Power Automate Cloud Flow
Feb19

How to invoke Low-code plug-ins using Power Automate Cloud Flow

In the previous blog post, we talked about low-code plugins using the Dataverse Accelerator App where we created an instant plug-in to calculate Billing Details. In this blog, we will be integrating the same Instant Plug-in in the Microsoft PowerAutomate Flow. How to invoke Instant Plug-in in the Microsoft PowerAutomate Flow? Log into your Power Apps Maker Portal > select the environment > from the left side panel > click on...

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Government API Development Playbook: Designing for Power Platform and Building Custom Connectors
Feb16

Government API Development Playbook: Designing for Power Platform and Building Custom Connectors

The article discusses integrating Government APIs with Microsoft Power Platform, emphasizing the creation and certification of custom connectors. It guides government API developers on adopting best practices and standards for API design to ensure compatibility and effectiveness within Power Platform. This includes leveraging tools like OpenAPI and Postman for development and navigating the… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Copilot(s) in Microsoft Learn
Feb16

Copilot(s) in Microsoft Learn

In my previous post I had Copilot(s) on my mind and shared my thoughts as I was looking into what’s what in the Microsoft Copilot ecosystem. In this post we will look at how the concept of Copilots looks in the official documentation, Microsoft Learn. Is the official documentation up to date? Lot’s of hits for Copilot! Let’s first check what happens if we search for Copilot. The… Continue Reading...

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Copilot(s) on my mind
Feb16

Copilot(s) on my mind

A post dedicated to Copilots. When did we hear about it for the first time? Have you followed how the concept has evolved? What’s what? I recently had to delve into this myself and I thought I might as well write down my thoughts in a post. So here it is! One or several Copilots? The headline to this post probably already reviled it, in Microsoft context, we are not just talking… Continue Reading carinamclaesson’s...

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Advisor matching in your organization by using Power Apps integrated virtual agent
Feb14

Advisor matching in your organization by using Power Apps integrated virtual agent

Introduction In this blog post, we aim to provide guidance to beginners and new users of Power Apps. Our focus is on helping individuals enhance their knowledge of the platform by engaging with experienced advisors. We will cover the process of connecting with internal maker resources and utilizing integrated virtual agent chatbots in Power Apps. Additionally, we will discuss how admins can set up internal resources and manage...

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Duplicate Data Management in Dynamics 365 CRM – OOB Duplicate Detection vs Inogic’s Data DeDuplication App!
Feb13

Duplicate Data Management in Dynamics 365 CRM – OOB Duplicate Detection vs Inogic’s Data DeDuplication App!

Duplicate data is an inherent aspect of any database operation. It is crucial to take steps to prevent the creation of duplicate records, promptly identify them if present, and eliminate them swiftly within your Dynamics 365 CRM system. Consider a scenario where one team member updates Record A with vital information while another team member concurrently inputs data into its duplicate, Record B. This results in incomplete information...

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Unleashing the Power of ‘isDefaultPrevented()’ method in Dynamics 365

Introduction Dynamics 365 forms offer a powerful platform for customizing user interactions and logic using JavaScript. One often overlooked gem in this toolbox is the isDefaultPrevented() method. This little powerhouse is key to unlocking intricate control over your form’s save behavior, leading to smoother workflows and enhanced user experiences. The isDefaultPrevented() method is available on event objects in both standard...

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Dynamics 365 CE Release wave 1 2024
Feb11

Dynamics 365 CE Release wave 1 2024

Written by wilmeralcivar88@gmail.com It’s here, the release wave 1 2024 was announced. Every year Microsoft delights us twice with the wave of releases so here I come to share my list of top features about Dynamics 365 CE I hope you enjoy it as much as I did reading it. The post Dynamics 365 CE Release wave 1 2024 first appeared on Wilmer Alcivar. Continue Reading wilmeralcivar88@gmail.com’s Article on their blog Dynamics 365 CE...

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Power Automate – Send email from SharePoint Rest Api
Feb11

Power Automate – Send email from SharePoint Rest Api

Hello, today I want to share with you a method to send emails with Power Automate by using a REST API available in SharePoint. There is a method called “sendMail” in SP.Utilities.Utility that can be used to send emails to users. Some attention points: Recipients must be authenticated SharePoint users. Attachments cannot be included through this API method (You can include inline… Continue Reading Angelo’s...

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Shape the Future of Maplytics: Add your reviews on Microsoft AppSource or G2.com
Feb10

Shape the Future of Maplytics: Add your reviews on Microsoft AppSource or G2.com

Over the years, Maplytics has basked in the warm glow of incredible client reviews. These weren’t just pats on the back, but powerful testaments to our efficiency and top-notch service. And let’s be honest, who would’ve known about it all without their amazing words? As a top-rated and preferred app on Microsoft AppSource for years, boasting a constellation of 5-star ratings and glowing comments, Maplytics shines...

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Incorporating Start and wait for an approval of text action for the AI generated response
Feb09

Incorporating Start and wait for an approval of text action for the AI generated response

In the previous blog we have already explored the AI prompt integration with Power Automate using the “Create text with GPT using a prompt” action, At that time while designing the Power Automate we didn’t add any Approval process where humans could review the AI-generated response. Human review through the approval process is important and recommended which ensures the quality of output generated by the GPT model. You can review this...

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Will It Break? Non-business Dataverse connector + AI Builder with a DLP policy for the Default environment
Feb09

Will It Break? Non-business Dataverse connector + AI Builder with a DLP policy for the Default environment

The case As a Power Platform admin I want to remediate the Default environment to deploy a DLP policy so I could get to the Power Platform maturity level 200 for the Admin and Governance. Olena We notified users with non-compliant assets to back up or move their apps and automation, as they are going to break during the remediation. Some of the users got back to me, and we had some… Continue Reading Olena Grischenko...

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How to create a center aligned responsive gallery
Feb08

How to create a center aligned responsive gallery

There are several ways in which a gallery can be made responsive. Learn how to build a center aligned responsive gallery! The post How to create a center aligned responsive gallery appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to create a center aligned responsive gallery | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict There are several ways in which a gallery can be made...

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Power Pages: How to Track Changes by Contact (Portal User) in Dataverse Auditing
Feb08

Power Pages: How to Track Changes by Contact (Portal User) in Dataverse Auditing

Introduction Power Pages sites, connected to Dataverse, serve as a powerful tool for modern website development. Dataverse, acting as a versatile database, offers security features, analytics, and automation. However, Dataverse auditing, which logs changes to customer records, initially poses a challenge as it records actions under the application/system user, rather than the actual contact (portal user) making the changes. The...

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Live Webinar – First Look of New SMS Integration for Dynamics 365 CRM with TextSMS4Dynamics!
Feb07

Live Webinar – First Look of New SMS Integration for Dynamics 365 CRM with TextSMS4Dynamics!

Effective communication is the cornerstone of success in today’s dynamic business landscape. For businesses utilizing Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM, integrating SMS messaging will be a game-changer, redefining sales, customer support, promotions, and marketing campaigns. That’s why TextSMS4Dynamics is the perfect solution providing seamless SMS messaging integration directly within Dynamics 365 CRM, eliminating the hassle of...

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Building and Editing Power Automate Flows with Copilot’s Help
Feb06

Building and Editing Power Automate Flows with Copilot’s Help

If you’ve already experienced creating a Power Page with Copilot, great! If not, click here to get started. This blog will now explore how Copilot collaborates with Power Automate and outline the necessary configurations or settings to enable Copilot in your environment. In our daily routines, automation has emerged as an essential component, offering time savings and process optimization. Microsoft Power Automate stands out as...

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Automate Solution Deployments with approvals using Power Platform Pipelines
Feb05

Automate Solution Deployments with approvals using Power Platform Pipelines

In the dynamic landscape of technology, organizations are constantly seeking efficient ways to deploy solutions seamlessly. Power Platform Pipelines emerge as a powerful tool to automate solution deployments, providing a streamlined approach to managing and delivering applications. It helps ensure consistency, time efficiency, and maintaining version control. Firstly, you need to install the “Power Platform Pipelines” application in...

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Microsoft Copilot suggests Inogic’s CRM Apps for Microsoft Dynamics 365
Feb03

Microsoft Copilot suggests Inogic’s CRM Apps for Microsoft Dynamics 365

‘Copilot’, ‘Microsoft Copilot’, ‘ChatGPT’, ‘OpenAI’ These have been the trending terms of an upcoming era and have been chanted incessantly for a year now, worldwide. Google Trends vividly denotes the popularity of the term! With so many technological upgrades floating around and this being the beginning of a new era, it becomes imminent to study the terms in-depth. Today, let’s explore Microsoft Copilot and check what it has to say...

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Power Platform Release wave 1 2024
Feb02

Power Platform Release wave 1 2024

Written by wilmeralcivar88@gmail.com It’s here, the release wave 1 2024 was announced. Every year Microsoft delights us twice with the wave of releases so here I come to share my list of top features about Power Platform I hope you enjoy it as much as I did reading it. The post Power Platform Release wave 1 2024 first appeared on Wilmer Alcivar. Continue Reading wilmeralcivar88@gmail.com’s Article on their blog Power Platform...

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Improved visualization and user experience of Organization Charts within Dynamics 365
Feb02

Improved visualization and user experience of Organization Charts within Dynamics 365

Introduction: Managing your customer’s organizations by using organization charts can help you visualize their hierarchy and the relationships between their departments and roles. As a result, you can tailor your sales approach to fit your customer’s needs and preferences, resulting in more successful sales. You can easily and precisely build an organization chart with Dynamics 365 sales by dragging and dropping which was not possible...

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Handling Graph API Pagination in Power Platform Dataflows

Introduction When managing extensive user datasets from Microsoft Graph API, a common challenge is handling the pagination of data. This blog post explores a solution for effectively looping through multiple pages of Graph API data within Power Platform dataflows and discusses alternative methods that might be more efficient in certain scenarios. Background The need for this project arose… Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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Microsoft Copilot – Your Collaborative AI : Discover Its Use Cases, User Benefits, and Copilot Studio!
Feb01

Microsoft Copilot – Your Collaborative AI : Discover Its Use Cases, User Benefits, and Copilot Studio!

Microsoft Power Platform is a widely recognized low-code platform that allows anyone to build apps, automate processes, analyze data, and create chatbots efficiently. The latest addition to Power Platform’s capabilities is Copilot, a suite of next-generation AI tools. Developers and users alike can take advantage of generative AI’s power to enhance and streamline their solutions using natural language. In this blog, we...

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Automate the assignment of Capacity Add-ons in Power Platform Environment using Power Automate Flow
Jan31

Automate the assignment of Capacity Add-ons in Power Platform Environment using Power Automate Flow

In Power Platform, capacity add-ons such as AI Builder Credits, Per-App plan, Power Pages Capacity, Power Automate Per Flow, Power Automate Process, Copilot Studio messages are allocated at an environment level and are not tied to individual users, unlike the Power Apps/Power Automate Premium plan. These add-ons are assigned to an environment through the Power Platform Admin Center. However,… Continue Reading Mohamed Ashiq...

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Personalize Pipeline view in Dynamic 365
Jan31

Personalize Pipeline view in Dynamic 365

The seller can personalize the pipeline view to match their unique preference and management style. This personalization helps them to prioritize follow-ups, analyze key metrics, and gain insights into the current status of deals within the pipeline, including closed, lost, and revenue-related information. Let’s explore! Show the List or Combo You can select whether you want to display the opportunity list only on the pipeline view or...

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WhatsApp vs Email: Boost Sales using the Right Communication Channel within Dynamics 365 CRM!
Jan30

WhatsApp vs Email: Boost Sales using the Right Communication Channel within Dynamics 365 CRM!

In the world of sales, the medium you choose for communication carries just as much weight as the message itself. Picking the right channel can make or break your connection with potential customers. Imagine trying to discuss a complex enterprise software solution over a quick text message or delivering a delicate sales pitch through an impersonal mass email. It simply wouldn’t resonate. Tailoring your communication medium to...

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2024 Wave 1 Release Highlights: Dynamics 365 & Power Platform’s exciting features

In this blog post, we’re stepping into the dynamic realm of Dynamics & Power Platform’s latest release – the 2024 Wave 1. While I won’t be delving into every nook and cranny, I’ve handpicked a selection of top features that caught my eye. Join me as we explore the power-packed enhancements, revolutionary tools, and game-changing capabilities that define this release. Whether you’re a… Continue...

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Configure and Customize the Opportunity Pipeline view in Dynamics 365
Jan29

Configure and Customize the Opportunity Pipeline view in Dynamics 365

Opportunity Pipeline View visualizes the data and displays it in graphical formats based on the current pipeline phase of the records which helps the seller to find the records they want more quickly than the standard read-only grid. You can find more details regarding the look and feel of the same in the Pipeline View in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 blog. In this blog, you will see how we configure or customize the Opportunity Pipeline...

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From Basics to Brilliance: TypeScript Examples for Model Driven Apps
Jan26

From Basics to Brilliance: TypeScript Examples for Model Driven Apps

Written by wilmeralcivar88@gmail.com Unleash the power of TypeScript in Model Driven Apps! Explore practical examples, from handling basic logic in main forms to opening Custom Pages, calling Custom APIs, and triggering Cloud Flows. Ready-to-use code for your projects – tweak it according to your needs! Dive into the details and elevate your app development game The post From Basics to… Continue Reading...

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Creating effective custom AI Prompts (Preview) within Dynamics 365
Jan26

Creating effective custom AI Prompts (Preview) within Dynamics 365

In the previous blog, we have already explored prebuilt AI prompts that are offered by Microsoft which can be integrated further with Power Automate to make our lives easy. In this blog let us focus on how we can create custom AI prompts as per our need which can be used further in Power Automate to achieve specific requirements by referring to the above provided blog link. Custom prompts provide the flexibility to create our prompt...

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Offline Capabilities in the Canvas App within Dynamics 365 – Part 2
Jan25

Offline Capabilities in the Canvas App within Dynamics 365 – Part 2

In our previous blog, we discussed how to enable the Canvas App for offline use and work offline with canvas app, which helps those users who need continuous access to data even in the absence of a stable internet connection. In this blog, we will explore how to use files and images offline in canvas app. To enable the offline feature for images and files, the following prerequisites must be fulfilled: Set the maximum size, i.e.,...

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Power Automate: contains(), array, AI and bananas.
Jan25

Power Automate: contains(), array, AI and bananas.

Issue I was modifying my custom environment creation automation today. For the security group creation action, I needed to add a System Admin to the security group owners to simplify a user management. The action takes the array like below: [ … Continue Reading Olena Grischenko (she/her)’s Article on their blog Power Automate: contains(), array, AI and bananas. Issue I was modifying my custom environment creation...

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Use Git Version Control to develop a Canvas App in network mode
Jan24

Use Git Version Control to develop a Canvas App in network mode

In this blog post, we’ll explore the process of allowing multiple users to collaborate on “The Canvas App” simultaneously from anywhere. By leveraging this functionality, we can connect our Canvas App to Git, enabling other users to collaborate on the same app. In this scenario, Git serves as a repository, it allows you to create, store, change, merge, and collaborate on files or code. Any member of a team can access the Git...

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Enhancing Public Sector Travel with the GSA Per Diem Connector for Power Platform
Jan23

Enhancing Public Sector Travel with the GSA Per Diem Connector for Power Platform

Navigating travel expenses in the public sector can be intricate, especially when it comes to adhering to per diem rates. To address this, I developed the GSA Per Diem Connector for Power Platform, aiming to simplify access to essential travel expense data. For those looking to delve deeper into per diem rates, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) offers comprehensive information…. Continue Reading Rick A. Wilson...

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New SMS Integration arrives in Dynamics 365 CRM – Revolutionize Customer Communication!
Jan23

New SMS Integration arrives in Dynamics 365 CRM – Revolutionize Customer Communication!

In recent times, we’ve witnessed a noticeable shift in user behaviors and strategies for capturing customer attention. This transition has moved from calls to emails and currently involves embracing social media as a communication channel with an exceptionally large user base. Given its nature, text messaging services like SMS have emerged as a significantly convenient means for direct, personalized communication. Let’s look at...

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How to create a TypeScript project for Model Driven Apps
Jan19

How to create a TypeScript project for Model Driven Apps

Written by wilmeralcivar88@gmail.com This is the continuation of a series on how to apply TypeScript in Model Driven Apps, In my previous blog post I’ve explained what TypeScript is, pros and cons and how it helps in Model Driven Apps, in this case I’m going to walk you through on how to create a TypeScript project from scratch for Model Driven Apps. I will show you how to add the config… Continue Reading...

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Link Activities with multiple records (Preview) in Dynamics 365
Jan19

Link Activities with multiple records (Preview) in Dynamics 365

In this blog post, we will explore a new feature introduced by Microsoft, that enables the effortless linking of activities with multiple records. With the introduction of this feature, the Activity records can now be linked to additional records such as Accounts, Contacts, Leads, Opportunities, and Users using the new party list attribute. Note: As this feature is currently in preview, it exclusively supports Email entity records at...

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Merge Duplicates, Choose the Right Master Record, and Much More with DeDupeD’s New Release
Jan18

Merge Duplicates, Choose the Right Master Record, and Much More with DeDupeD’s New Release

Detecting and cleaning up duplicate records in Dynamics 365 CRM is both time consuming and costly. The fact that the average duplicate rate in any database is 20%-30% makes it evident that it is very common for duplicate data to accumulate in databases. According to a study by  SiriusDecisions, verifying a record upon entry costs $1, cleansing and deduplicating it costs $10, and if duplicate customer data is not taken care of, it can...

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Visual Formatting Using On-Object (Preview) Feature in Power BI
Jan17

Visual Formatting Using On-Object (Preview) Feature in Power BI

Microsoft Power BI is an interactive tool to visualize the data. Using Power BI, users can interact with the data in order to develop business reports and make business-level decisions. Power BI visuals are tools, and they are picture illustrations of data. Microsoft introduced the on-object feature, i.e., an easy way to construct and setup visuals. On-object is an easy approach to constructing and setting up the visual. The on-object...

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High CRM Adoption Rates – Importance, challenges, and strategies
Jan16

High CRM Adoption Rates – Importance, challenges, and strategies

In a world driven by customer relationships, the stakes are high, and relying on scattered information in spreadsheets, bundles of files, and desktop folders just won’t cut it. You understood the need for change, brought in your technology and operations experts, and implemented a robust Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system – Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM. But that’s not where it ends. To get a high ROI over your CRM...

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Offline Capabilities in the Canvas app within Dynamics 365 – Part 1
Jan15

Offline Capabilities in the Canvas app within Dynamics 365 – Part 1

Canvas Apps, a pillar of Power Platform, allows users to design apps with a focus on user experience and functionality. The “Mobile Offline” feature extends the capabilities of Canvas Apps by enabling offline usage. Users can now interact with Canvas Apps seamlessly even in environments with limited or no internet connectivity. The app synchronizes data when a connection is available, ensuring uninterrupted productivity....

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Kickstart Power Platform Development: Your Portal to Building the Future of Business in 2024.
Jan13

Kickstart Power Platform Development: Your Portal to Building the Future of Business in 2024.

Welcome to the Kickstarter guide for Microsoft Power Platform by Inogic! Given the immense popularity and swift advancements in Power Platform, combined with its integration with Microsoft Copilot, adopting Power Platform for your business is now a “must-have”. Whether you’re a seasoned developer, a tech enthusiast, or a citizen developer, worry not! As we’ve entered 2024, I’ve got the perfect starting point for you....

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Create a website using Copilot in Power Pages
Jan12

Create a website using Copilot in Power Pages

In today’s blog, we are going to create a website using Copilot, the AI-powered tool. Copilot can be useful for multiple tasks such as coding, designing, writing content, and more. It can also generate content based on our requirements, such as headlines, summaries, and captions. We shall see how to create the web pages, section text, and forms, how to generate code, and how to add the AI Chabot on web pages, all, using Copilot....

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How to directly access Custom Action from Custom Pages in Power Apps
Jan11

How to directly access Custom Action from Custom Pages in Power Apps

Power Apps offers versatile design experiences, including model-driven apps and Canvas apps, and the recent addition of Custom Pages. Based on the client’s recent requirements, we had to replace the OOB Opportunity entity with the custom one. In response to our client’s specific requirements, we meticulously recreated essential functionalities, such as the “Opportunity Close as Won” and “Close as...

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New Slicer Visual in Power BI Report within Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM
Jan09

New Slicer Visual in Power BI Report within Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM

Power BI is an analytical tool to design interactive Reports, and dashboards using Visuals, which allows information to be collected from different types of Sources such as Dataverse, SQL, Excel Workbooks, OData Feed, etc. There are various visuals available to design our Power BI report, such as Card, Slicer, and Matrix in Power BI. Microsoft has announced a new feature in Power BI, namely “Slicer (new)” and it is an...

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How to improve Stripe payments in Power Pages (CloudMinded)
Jan09

How to improve Stripe payments in Power Pages (CloudMinded)

How to improve Stripe payments in Power Pages Continue Reading Olena Grischenko (she/her)’s Article on their blog How to improve Stripe payments in Power Pages (CloudMinded) Visit the post for more. Blog Syndicated with Olena Grischenko (she/her)’s...

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How to improve Stripe payments in Power Pages
Jan08

How to improve Stripe payments in Power Pages

My recent post, Anatomy of the Stripe payments in Power Pages, got some interest. I looked under the hood of this out-of-the-box integration and raised a few points on the limitations that come with that. In this post, I want to show how you might work around some of these and improve Stripe payments in Power Pages. Specifically, I’ll show you how: Capture additional information about… Continue Reading...

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Exploring AI Prompts within Power Automate
Jan08

Exploring AI Prompts within Power Automate

As generative AI builder tools are becoming more and more popular, it is worth learning and using them to get the most out of them. One of the exciting features among AI builder tools is “AI Prompts” which are now generally available. AI prompts are used as a guide for AI models to generate the output. If you compare AI prompts to the early days of search engines correct “Keywords” is the key to search precisely. If you put correct...

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