Calling an Azure AD secured REST API from PowerApps using Flow

Scenario:”I am building a canvas PowerApp.  The connector I am using doesn’t do exactly what I want it to do.  However, I know the connector uses a REST API secured by Azure AD.  Can I call the REST API directly?” The answer, as of this post, is that you cannot call the REST API directly…

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Productive web resource development for model-driven PowerApps

One of the most common questions I have been asked over the years (and still am today) about extending model-driven PowerApps / Dynamics 365 CE with html and JavaScript is: “What’s the most productive way to develop and debug Dynamics 365 (and now model-driven PowerApps) web resources?” The answer to that question will certainly be…

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Build and deployment automation of PowerApps & Flow using Azure DevOps

26SEP2018: I have updated the title of this post to reflect the announcements here and here sharing that canvas PowerApps & Flow are now included in the same solution packaging I describe in this post.  I’ve also changed the title to use “Azure DevOps” instead of VSTS per the name change announced here.  This post…

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Zero to full source control with PowerApps & Flow using spkl

26SEP2018: I have updated the title of this post to reflect the announcements here and here sharing that canvas PowerApps & Flow are now included in the same solution packaging I describe in this post.  This post and video still only go through the process with the Common Data Service, model-driven PowerApps, and Dynamics 365…

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Calling an Azure Active Directory secured Azure Function from PowerApps

Scenario:”I want to secure an Azure Function using Azure Active Directory (AAD) and call it from a PowerApp using a custom connector.  There are a few different docs out there that can help me figure it out.  However, I haven’t found anything that shows how to do it beginning to end.” While the info in…

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Using Azure Functions with Dynamics 365

If you read What’s new for developers in Dynamics 365 (online), version 9, you’ll come across a new WebHooks integration feature.  When you combine this feature with Azure Functions you get a pretty powerful combination.  Since I’m a big fan of watching videos vs reading docs, I decided to put together a quick walkthrough of…

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Getting started using TypeScript with Dynamics 365

Scenario: I’m familiar with TypeScript, but not quite sure how to apply my knowledge to start using it with Dynamics 365.  How do I get started? I’ve been asked this a few times.  I didn’t find anything out there (or my search skills are failing me) that was an end to end walkthrough.  I found…

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ANNOUNCING: Dynamics 365 DevOps on GitHub

I’ve recently switched back to focusing on Dynamics 365 after some time focusing on Azure again.  Back to the future.  My team and I have been working on an effort to move all of our Dynamics 365 (and in some cases Azure) based demos, Proof of Concepts (POCs), samples, etc. into Visual Studio Team Services…

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Contributing to Azure Quickstart Templates for Azure Government

The Azure Quickstart Templates are community contributed ARM templates to help people get started with and accelerate the deployment of common scenarios in Azure.  Unfortunately, many of the templates don’t work in Azure Government.  Since these templates are contributed by the community, the original contributors may not even know that they need to update their…

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Custom Autoscale for ARM Virtual Machines in Azure Government

Scenario: “I want to automatically scale Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Virtual Machines in Azure Government.  I do not want to use Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS).” The video below walks through the following code sample, which addresses the scenario above: https://github.com/devkeydet/AzureAutomationAutoScaleVirtualMachines My sample is an adaptation of the Custom Auto Scaling for Azure ARM Virtual…

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