Tip #1259: Can non-developers really create PowerApps?

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I’m seeing a common reaction in the Power Platform community when wizards like Scott Durow post really cool PowerApp examples. This is really cool, but I don’t think an average non technical consultant or user can create PowerApps. Average Citizen I get this reaction–there are some very long, complicated expressions and near code operations that […]

Tip #1254: Design Dynamics 365 email templates with the new email editor

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In a recent virtual conversation with Steve Mordue, Steve inquired about using the new Unified Interface email editor to create email templates. While Microsoft has not (yet) gotten around to adding the template creation process to unified interface, there is at least one approach you can take to design your templates in the new email […]

Tip #1246: Use “Get Record” to get all the fields in Flow

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TIP UPDATE–after further testing, it appears that this tip may not be necessary. Get record is helpful if you need to get additional details from a related record, but you should not have to do get record after an update trigger. You create a Flow that runs when a record is updated. Occasionally the Flow […]

Tip #1239: Can’t manage solutions

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If you want to enable a standard Microsoft solution like Gamification, Voice of the Customer, or Field Service, the standard method is to go to the Dynamics 365 instance manager, select your instance, then click the Solutions button. But what if you select your instance and do not see the solutions button? As Marius “Viking” […]

Tip #1235: Create personal charts in Unified Interface

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Nasty rumors (and this official page from Microsoft) claim that you cannot create personal charts from Unified Interface. This is not true anymore. From any view in your unified interface model-driven app, click “show chart” then under the more options (…) menu, click “+ new.” This will launch the classic chart builder in a new […]