• Approval Process with Outlook Adaptive Cards

    To start the year, I would like to review Adaptive Cards, where last summer I had a Power Storm session with a couple of my fellow MVPs, Alex Shlega and Linn Zaw Win to get a little more familiarized with using Adaptive Cards, adding them to Cloud flows and Microsoft Teams, and sending adaptive cards via Outlook. About 5 months passed since then, and now I had the need to build something for a project that I am working on.

  • Creating Nested Galleries for Canvas Apps

    In my last blog post of this year, I decided to write about creating Nested Galleries in Canvas Apps. There are probably various blogs and videos of this already, but I thought of simplifying this, as it seems to be a common request.

    Let’s go ahead and start by creating a new tablet-form factor canvas app, and use the blank app template. We can specify the name, icon and screen orientation. In this case, I set it as Landscape orientation and set the size to 16:9 (Default). I also added the header to make it look a little prettier.

  • Calling MS Graph API from Canvas Apps by using Power Automate and HTTP Request

    Recently, while working on some requirements, I noticed that one of the solutions that the company implemented was to replicate the Azure Groups and Members from AD into their Dataverse environment. This seemed to me to be unnecessary, but sometimes due to security restrictions, this might be the only way.

  • Service Principal Connection References and using Invoker’s Connection

    As Microsoft is still making changes to connection references, I have been trying to get it to work with a service principal account, and account a few interesting points that are important for anyone who will be developing and deploying Power Automate flows using the Service Principal Connection reference.

  • Deploy solutions across environments using Azure DevOps and Power Platform Build Tools

    In this article, I review the required steps of building and deploying your Power Apps solution from your Development environment to your test and production environments. We will add a approval trigger from Test to Prod, Unpack the solution and publish your managed solution as an artifact so that it can be used to import to the higher environments.

  • Using Azure DevOps for Power Platform with a Self-Hosted Agent

    There are various organizations that for whatever reason, whether it be trust or security are not comfortable using the Microsoft-hosted agents, and would like to use self-hosted agents within their own corporate environment.

    In this article, I will go through the steps of creating a self-hosted agent, and then configuring a pipeline that will move your solution between the different environments.

  • Considerations of Embedding Canvas Apps in Model Driven forms - Revisited

    A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about embedding a Canvas App in a Model Driven form, and compared the options of whether, in my case I should have embedded the app using the Canvas App control, or as we implemented using an iframe on the form.

  • Common Data Service Terminology updates

    For those of us who have been using Microsoft Dynamics from the early days, the only names that we ever knew for the data schema elements has been entities, fields and attributes, records, and for the different fields types where we will be seeing the changes applied option sets, picklists and two option values.

  • Weird Behavior with Microsoft PCF Option Set Custom Control

    As part of the controls that are available for Model Driven apps in unified interface we have the Option Set PCF custom control. Recently I encountered a weird behavior in these controls. I am not sure whether Microsoft would consider this as a bug or a feature, but I wanted to discuss this here, so that possibly it can help other who are encountering the same issue.
  • Considerations for Embedding Canvas Apps in Model Driven forms

    We have all seen different articles and posts that detail the steps of how to embed a Canvas App within a Model-Driven form by adding the Canvas App control to a field on the form, but sometimes that might not be enough for the requirements that we have in place.