Hiding Multi-Select Option Set Fields on a Model Driven App Form (Power Apps / Dynamics 365)

Dynamics 365 and Power Platform developers should always use Business Rules over JavaScript / TypeScript form functions. Full stop. However, there are situations where the native capabilities within Business Rules are not up to scratch, such as when you start working with multi-select option set fields…

Exam MB-400 Revision Notes: Using Power Automate Flows

Traditionally, Dynamics CRM developers would find themselves constrained by the capabilities within traditional workflows. With some of the exciting innovations that Power Automate brings to the fore, it becomes possible to do some pretty amazing things, which is why they are a central topic for exam MB-400…

Exam MB-400 Revision Notes: Working with Canvas Apps

In last week's post in my MB-400 exam series, we saw how you can use model-driven apps to build data-driven applications. The other type of Power Apps - canvas apps - throws this approach completely on its head, by providing a wholly tailorable visual and data access experience.

Dealing with ‘Cannot convert a value to target type ‘Edm.Decimal’ Error in Power Apps PCF Control

Have you looked at the Power Apps Component Framework yet? If not, you’re missing out on an exciting way to extend Dynamics 365 or model-driven apps in unique ways. Just be sure to pay close attention to your data types, particularly when working with the systems Web API…

The Service Trust Portal and Dynamics 365: A Helping Hand to Meet Security & Compliance Needs

IT enterprise projects, particularly ones involving the public cloud, can often be a nightmare from a corporate governance perspective. Fortunately, if Microsoft is your chosen vendor, you can get access to a website with tonnes of useful assets to help you sleep a little more easily.

My Highlights from the October 2018 Business Application Release Notes

With two major Microsoft events recently taking place back to back over the last fortnight - Microsoft Inspire & the Business Applications Summit - there is, understandably, a plethora of major new announcements that concern those of us who are working in the Business Applications space today. The critical announcement from my perspective is the [...]

Dynamics 365 Exam Updates (2018)

With 2018 now very firmly upon us, it's time again to see what's new in the world of Dynamics 365 certification. Nothing much has changed this time around, but there are a few noteworthy updates to be aware if you are keen to keep your certifications as up to date as possible. Here's my round-up [...]