• Using Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform to better calculate the ROI on sponsoring events.

      Ryan Ingram, 18 October 2019

      Attending an annual trade or industry event as an exhibitor or a sponsor used to be a given. The Justification was always warranted – you were there to meet your customers, to meet prospects and push them further along the sales process or if you had to: “we need to be there as all of our competitor

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    • Quickly create a manually triggered Flow in Dynamics 365

      Nick Chin, 17 October 2019

      There are multiple ways to create a triggered Flow with Dynamics 365. One way is by browsing to the Flow centre and creating the Flow.If you’re logged into Dynamics 365, Flow be accessed from the top left by clicking the Office 365 app button, then selecting Flow.Select the “Create” tab.Since we are

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    • Creating a Form Processor in the Power Platform AI Builder (Part 2)

      Isaac Stephens, 15 October 2019

      Check Part One to see how to create the model needed to Process a form.Once your model has been created and published you are able to create an App or Flow that utilises it. Microsoft Flow is an extremely powerful way to use the Form Processor because it can automatically take newly submitted forms

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    • How to Create Copies of Microsoft Flows

      Ronelle Raath, 14 October 2019

      In this blog, we’ll cover some ways to copy Microsoft Flows. The methods we’ll cover are using the Save As button, the Send a copy (Preview) button and the Export button.Save As Button:The Save As button works as you would expect. You click the button, input the new Flow name and click Save. This cr

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    • How to Highlight the Selected Record in a Canvas PowerApp Gallery

      Colin Maitland, 11 October 2019

      In this article, I demonstrate how to highlight the selected record in a Canvas PowerApp Gallery.The following image shows a Gallery displaying Contact records on the right and a related Detail Form showing the currently selected Contact on the left.It is desired that the currently selected Contact

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    • Configuring Dynamics 365 Currency Fields in Power BI

      Colin Maitland, 10 October 2019

      In this article, I demonstrate the data type conversion that should be applied to Dynamics 365 Currency fields in Power BI; ie. to Fixed Decimal Number instead of to Decimal Number.In Microsoft Dynamics 365, “Currency” fields are stored in the underlying SQL Server database using the SQL Server Mone

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    • How to Accurately Calculate Ages in Power BI

      Colin Maitland, 07 October 2019

      In this article, I demonstrate how to calculate Ages in whole-years and fractional-years in Power BI using several different approaches. I also identify the approach that calculates the most accurate Age.The following image shows a list of people in Power BI. These records were loaded into the Power

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    • Using Scopes and Branches in Microsoft Flow

      Adam Murchison, 04 October 2019

      If you’ve ever made a large Microsoft Flow with multiple connectors you’ll have noticed how untidy or messy it is. A useful feature that I’ve recently found is the ‘Scope’ control which will neatly confine your methods/actions to a well-defined structure. As you can see this flow is running multiple

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    • How to Hide Non-Customisable Dashboards in Dynamics 365

      Megha Kainth, 03 October 2019

      In Dynamics 365, customisable dashboards can be hidden by altering the Security Roles that are able to view the dashboard. I wanted to hide a system dashboard for a client, and I learned that the Server-Side Synchronization Failures Dashboard cannot be customised. In this blog post, I will show you

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    • New uses-feature manifest element in PowerApps Component Framework Controls

      Jared Johnson, 27 September 2019

      Earlier this month, a previously built PCF control that utilised WebAPI to retrieve records stopped working with the following error: “Feature 'WebAPI.retrieveMultipleRecords' is required to be specified in the <uses-feature> section in ControlManifest.xml before use.”Checking the PowerApps co

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    • Creating a Form Processor in the Power Platform AI Builder (Part 1)

      Isaac Stephens, 24 September 2019

      Recently, A.I. has become even more accessible with the Power Platform using the A.I. Builder functionality. Microsoft have given us four powerful templates to use to create our own models; Binary Classification, Form Processing, Object Detection and Text Classification. This blog will be the first

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    • Object Recognition using the Microsoft PowerApps AI Builder

      Harshani Perera, 19 September 2019

      What comes to your mind when you hear Artificial Intelligence? A whole bunch of Hollywood films? Something for coders to figure out? Something too expensive to implement? Too complicated or just out of reach?This is no longer the case with Microsoft’s new AI Builder. The AI Builder easily allows us

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    • How to display the Parent Customer Name on a Gallery or Form in a Canvas PowerApp

      Colin Maitland, 17 September 2019

      In this article, I demonstrate how to display the name of the parent Customer for a Contact on a Gallery or Form in a Canvas PowerApp.The App used for this example is connected to the underlying Contacts and Accounts entities in Dynamics 365 using the Common Data Source (CDS) Connector.In Microsoft

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    • Setting Values in Dynamics 365 Portals using Entity Metadata

      Jordan Hohepa, 13 September 2019

      With Dynamics 365 Portals you can add Entity Web Forms which are the Portals’ way of displaying Dynamics 365 CRM Forms, allowing Portal Users to Create, View and Update records in Dynamics 365. The screenshot is an example of a Web Form that shows a simple Lead form to collect information about the

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    • Using the Business Card Reader Custom Control in Dynamics 365

      Jordan Hohepa, 11 September 2019

      Recently it has been announced that there will be a wave of new Artificial Intelligence features being added to Microsoft PowerApps. The AI based features will be simple to add pieces of functionality that can do things like process a form or recognise objects in a picture. This blog covers the ‘Bus

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