Exam MB-400 Revision Notes: Configuring the Common Data Service

It's the second week of my series focused on Microsoft Exam MB-400 and, in this weeks post, we're going to dive into some of the core, functional customisation topics within Power Apps and Dynamics 365 that you must have a good awareness of before tackling the exam.

Exam MB-400 Revision Notes: Creating a Technical Design with the Power Platform

Having sat the new exam for Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform now's as good a time as any to do another series providing revision notes for MB-400. In the first post, we dive deep into the theory behind creating a technical design involving the Power Platform.

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.

Getting Started with the Dynamics 365 Sales Business Card Scanner

The wave 2 release for Dynamics 365 Sales brings to the table a lot of cool new functionality, especially in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Business Card Scanner feature, enabling you to quickly scan and save business cards as a new Lead or Contact read, is the cornerstone of this and requires a little bit of thinking about from a deployment perspective.

Extract New Record GUID from Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Create Web API Request (C#)

Having the ability to straightforwardly obtain a records Globally Unique Identifier after programmatically creating it within Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement can help significantly with data integration requirements. This is a relatively easy task when working with the Web API using JScript but less so if C# is your language of choice...

Working with Custom Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Dataset Schemas in Azure Data Factory V2

By default, the Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement connector for Azure Data Factory V2 exposes a predefined list of fields, that must have data mapped to them for any Copy Data task to complete successfully. This behaviour can be impractical depending on your particular scenario; fortunately, there is a way in which you can override this.

Xrm.Page Object Deprecation: Check your Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement JScript

Feature deprecations can often cause some degree of disruption, especially if they involve custom code. Microsoft has recently deprecated the Xrm.Page object for JScript form functions in Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement. Find out more about this change and what you will need to do to fix this as part of this week's blog post.