Tip #1175: CDS and data object prefix

Long live bacon

Recently we interviewed Evan Chaki, Principal Program Manager for PowerApp and D365 maker experience on CRM Audio. In the conversation, we discussed the dual maker experiences–configuring model-driven apps via web.powerapps.com or via D365 solutions and App Designer. To the question of which maker experience that D365 configurators should use, Evan said that there wasn’t a wrong […]

Tip #1171: You can now configure the Dynamics 365 v9 App for Outlook

Wrenches

In Dynamics 365 version 9, the App for Outlook is an app module. However, when initially released, this app module was not configurable. Microsoft has introduced the ability to filter the entities included in the app module — this means that if you don’t want users to see certain entities in the set regarding dialog, […]

Tip #1170: Turn on soft delete in Azure Blob

Soft feathers

If you extract your Dynamics 365 attachments to Azure Blob, you need to plan for disaster recovery. What if something happens and your attachments are accidentally deleted? Azure Blob now supports Soft Delete. When enabled, deleted data can be retained and restored for up to 365 days.This feature is off by default. Without soft delete, […]

Tip #1148: Use visual controls + calculated fields to create an in-form dashboard

Feet on a dashboard

Want to add some sizzle to you form configuration? Phil Dudovicz recommends using visual controls with calculated fields to create a nice looking dashboard in your Dynamics 365 Unified Interface form. The following is an example of an investor form that visually displays relevant investor data. Let’s take a closer look at how this is built: […]