Tip #1277: Alternative connector to trigger Flow from Dynamics 365

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I’ve always been a fan of webhooks. In fact, I even manage to mention them twice in my rare crystal ball post for developers. Today’s tip is a good reminder from Stefan Strube that webhooks are not only a solid way to launch your code in Azure Function but also can be a good alternative […]

Tip #1276: Do my Dynamics 365 users need a Microsoft Flow license?

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As you move your Dynamics 365 automated process from workflow to Flow, you may be wondering if your users will need to have a Flow license to run the process. First thing you need to know is that most Dynamics 365 licenses include Flow licenses–the main license type that does not include Flow license is […]

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] […]