My Top 5 Release Wave 1 2021 Features for Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform

Do you ride the wave? As Microsoft Business Application specialists, we do this a lot, as we contend with two yearly release waves, with lots to consume and look forward to! For the first 2021 release wave, here are the top 5 things I suggest you look out for.

Working with Common Data Service Owner & Customer Fields in Azure Data Factory V2

Azure Data Factory (ADF) remains a massive area for me, and within the projects I'm involved in. Previously, those looking to use ADF to map into Owner or Customer fields in the Common Data Service may have hit a few issues. Thankfully, this is now all in the past.

Generating OAuth2 V2.0 Endpoint Tokens for Dynamics 365 / the Common Data Service

If you are building applications leveraging Azure Active Directory, you may already be aware of the new OAuth 2.0 V2 endpoints to use when generating access tokens. And, although it requires a refactor, it’s possible to utilise them today when connecting to Dynamics 365 / the Common Data Service.

Exam MB-400 Revision Notes: Introduction to Power Apps Component Framework (PCF) Controls

Power Apps Component Framework (PCF) controls are a new, shiny, thing that Power Platform / Dynamics 365 developers can work with. They are also a subject area within Microsoft exam MB-400. Therefore, in my next post on my series targeting this exam, let’s see how they work.

Exam MB-400 Revision Notes: Implementing Client-Side Scripting on Model Driven Power Apps

It's taken seven posts into my MB-400 developer's exam series for us to start talking about our first code related topic, client-side scripting using JavaScript or TypeScript. And, as we'll see, this is something you should only really resort to after thoroughly exhausting the capabilities within Business Rules…