Tip #1268: Restrict CDS instance creation

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With P2 licensing, can you control who can spin up a CDS instance via Azure Active Directory since each license comes with 2 CDS instances? (we don’t want hundreds of CDS instances cluttering up our tenant) The question from an enterprise business size UG member, generously relayed to us by Jerry “Forever Tipster” Weinstock Via […]

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 #1255: Say hello to PowerApps Component Framework

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At long last we have that abbreviation sorted out. CCF PCF or PowerApps control Component Framework a.k.a. Goodbye Web Resources is now available for public preview. It sounds grand and does hold the promise of changing the way we extend PowerApps, both model-driven and canvas. Read the announcement conveniently placed within the new PowerApps Component […]

Tip #1249: Talk back from canvas to model-driven

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Until now, embedded canvas apps were a mere eye candy. But with just announced new capabilities you can now talk back to the form. Kind of. More “bark orders” than “talk” but this is awesome start! Embedded canvas apps now provide the ability to perform actions to navigate, refresh and save the host form. With […]

Tip #1226: Avoid Model-Driven Failure

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When deploying model-driven apps, there are multiple potential points of failure that can affect users’ ability to access part or all of the app. The following is a non-exhaustive list of some of the more common areas to check if the user can’t see the app or access certain parts of it: User is missing […]