Tip #1272: A better way to notify

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I love my D365 email notifications said nobody Recently I spoke at a conference with Dynamics users, and I asked the group of about 50 people who liked their CRM email notifications. Nobody raised their hand. There are several problems with traditional workflow based email notifications: Everybody gets too many emails. Blanket workflow based emails […]

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 #1263: Microsoft Flow and Azure outages

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Most of you were probably impacted by a most recent Azure outage on May 2 (see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-au/status/history/). Between 19:29 and 22:35 UTC on 02 May 2019, customers may have experienced connectivity issues with Microsoft cloud services including Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Azure DevOps. Most services were recovered by 21:40 UTC with the remaining […]

Tip #1258: Dynamic attribute names in Flow

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You know who are the most relentless follow-uppers? Super Simple Flow users, that’s who. Thank you everyone for your answers to my previous question. I have a follow up question. Is it possible to get the value of an attribute off of an entity dynamically instead of declaratively? E.g. instead of blah?[0]?.fullname something like blah?[0]?[someattributenameIgotinapreviousstep] […]

Tip #1256: Get attribute of the first record from the list

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This is probably a super simple question, but I’m a super simple flow user. After listing records from D365 how would I go about retrieving an attribute value of the first result returned? Michael “Super Simple Flow User” Ochs I won’t name the person who suggested the following: Declare variables to store values. Include top […]