Tip #1385: Can not see environment

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The administrator gave me a role in a Power Platform/Dynamics 365 environment, but I cannot see that environment in the environment selector from make.powerapps.com or the Power Platform Admin Center. Lots of people lately So if you cannot reach an environment after being granted access to it, I’ve discovered the following seemingly fool-proof method of […]

Tip #1379: App People vs. Flow People

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The wand picks the wizard Nick Doelman Too tired to read? Why wouldn’t you listen instead – t.j. It’s been my observation that with a few notable exceptions, people in the Power Platform community primarily focus on Power Apps or on Power Automate. Lots of people will use both, but generally people are more “app […]

Tip #1369: New user cannot see environment

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I recently saw the following scenario in several environments: New user added and license for Dynamics 365 or Power Apps assigned User granted security role in an environment User can only see default environment when going to make.powerapps.com or power platform admin center, but they see all environments at Power Automate. The reason for this […]

Tip #1364: Customizing opportunity close status reasons

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So you followed tip 1290 and you customized your opportunity close form. Great! But now that you did that, users don’t see all of the win/lose status reasons to select when closing the opportunity. What’s up with that? First thing to remember is that the custom opportunity close is a quick create form for a […]

Tip #1360: Customizing the activity timeline

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You migrate data to Dynamics 365/Common Data Service and in the migration, you close activities. After the migration, the activity timeline shows the migration account in the top line of every activity. Say you want to have the timeline display something other than the account who closed the task. How do you customize this layout? […]

Tip #1354: UI Flow: Setting document typeface properties

I recently was evaluating using UI Flow RPA to automatically print barcode labels. Using Microsoft Word or Wordpad and a freely available barcode TTF, I passed the barcode value to the document and hit the print button. All worked as expected, except I could not get the flow to properly record selecting the correct font. […]