Why CDS?

“It’s just a database as a service, right?  Why wouldn’t I just put my data in SharePoint or MySQL or SQL Server or…” This is a conversation I’ve had so many times in the XRM days.  Some day, I will be able to stop explaining that model-driven PowerApps run on the Common Data Service for…

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Integrating with SAP from PowerApps & Flow using Azure Logic Apps

Scenario: “PowerApps & Flow are awesome, but there is no SAP connector.  How do I use PowerApps & Flow with SAP?”   Azure Logic Apps to the rescue!  I show you how to do so in this video: I also make reference to a few other resources to help you take the fundamentals I show…

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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

11MAR2019: Canvas PowerApps & Flow are have limited solution packaging capability in preview today.  They don’t work with the solution packager tool as of this post update.  These capabilities are targeted to be Generally Available in June of 2019.  See this page for details on the features and this page for timing (subject to change…check…

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Zero to full source control with PowerApps & Flow using spkl

11MAR2019: Canvas PowerApps & Flow are have limited solution packaging capability in preview today.  They don’t work with the solution packager tool as of this post update.  These capabilities are targeted to be Generally Available in June of 2019.  See this page for details on the features and this page for timing (subject to change…check…

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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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