Tip #1269: Oh crap, I lost my app

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So you decide to “refresh” your development environment with a copy of your production environment, but too late you discover that copying an environment over another one makes canvas apps and flows created in that environment go away. What should you do? Other than kicking yourself for not remembering to back up your app and […]

Tip #1265: Dynamics 365 for Marketing prevents solution imports

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Some Dynamics 365 administrators have found that installing Dynamics 365 for Marketing in their dev environment prevents them from moving their configuration changes to production. Trigger warning–licensing talk ahead (but trust me, it will be worth it) To understand why this is, you first have to understand how the marketing solution is licensed. Unlike almost […]

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 […]