Enabling High Density Headers in PowerApps and Dynamics 365 Forms

In the October release of Dynamics 365, headers of forms can be displayed as high density or low density. In this post, we will look at what this means and how to use it. In Dynamics 365 forms, there is a Header section. The section displays right at the top of the form, and displays information that a user may want to see consistently when viewing a form and scrolling, … Continue reading Enabling High Density Headers in PowerApps and Dynamics 365 Forms

Configuring App Suffixes for Friendly URL Names for Dynamics 365

In Dynamics 365, we can set “friendlier” URLs for each of the apps we create. Let’s look at how to do this. First, go to your apps by logging into https://yourorg.crm.dynamics.com/apps. You will see your apps displayed: Let’s navigate to our Blank Test App by clicking on it. It takes us to a URL with the AppId appended to it: Let’s add a URL to our Blank Test App by … Continue reading Configuring App Suffixes for Friendly URL Names for Dynamics 365

Debugging a Custom Workflow Activity in Dynamics 365 and PowerApps

In the previous post, we created a new Custom Workflow Activity and used it in a workflow. Let’s look at how to debug one of these. Open the Plugin Registration Tool (PRT) and select Install Profiler: This may take a few minutes. Once installed, you will see the Plugin Profiler at the bottom of the list: Right-click it and select Start Profiling Workflow: Find your workflow in the list and … Continue reading Debugging a Custom Workflow Activity in Dynamics 365 and PowerApps

Creating Custom Workflow Activities (Workflow Extensions) in Dynamics 365 and PowerApps

In this post, we will create a new Custom Workflow Activity, or Workflow Extension, which allow us to call custom code from workflows in Dynamics 365 and PowerApps. First, let’s look at how these are used. Log into your org and go to Settings->Processes: Let’s create a new workflow with the following. Set name = Test Workflow, Category = Workflow and Entity = Account, then click OK: Under Add Step, … Continue reading Creating Custom Workflow Activities (Workflow Extensions) in Dynamics 365 and PowerApps

How to Install PowerApps Components from PCF.Gallery to Your Org

The PCF.gallery site contains many PowerApps custom components written by people in the PowerApps community. Some of the controls are really cool, and in this post we will look at how to use the site and install controls in your PowerApps / Dynamics 365 environment to make your orgs even more usable. First, head over to PCF.gallery. You will see links to various controls: You can click on a link to … Continue reading How to Install PowerApps Components from PCF.Gallery to Your Org

Walkthrough of Creating the Microsoft PowerApps PCF Sample Component

In our previous post, we installed the PowerApps CLI and created a PowerApps custom component. In this post, we will go through the Microsoft sample here, where we add code to a PCF project, build the project, create a solution and deploy it to our PowerApps / Dynamics 365 environment to use on a field. First, let’s create a directory LinearComponents to add our control code. We will use the … Continue reading Walkthrough of Creating the Microsoft PowerApps PCF Sample Component

Creating a Custom Component using the PowerApps Component Framework (PCF)

The PowerApps Component Framework (PCF) is a Microsoft framework for building custom components in PowerApps. Let’s go through what this actually means and how to build these components. In PowerApps and Dynamics 365, fields have types, such as Single Line of Text, Whole Number, Currency etc. For example, if we open our Account entity, we can see there are many fields, and these fields have different types: We can open … Continue reading Creating a Custom Component using the PowerApps Component Framework (PCF)

Enabling the 2019 Release Wave 2 Preview in the Power Platform

To enable your Org to use the 2019 Release Wave 2 Preview, log into https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/ and select your org: On the right in Updates, click Manage: You will see: 2019 release wave 2 Update now and your end users get new features in: PowerApps and Platform Dynamics 365 Sales Dynamics 365 Customer Service Dynamics 365 Marketing All updates will happen at once. Note this cannot be undone. Click Update Now: Enter the … Continue reading Enabling the 2019 Release Wave 2 Preview in the Power Platform

Embedding and Viewing an AI Builder Model in PowerApps and Dynamics 365

In our last post, we created a Binary Classification model using the AI Builder in Microsoft PowerApps. In this post, we will continue the example and embed the results in a PowerApp / Dynamics 365 so users can view these results. First, select the AI Model and in the bottom, click Publish: This will publish the model: Once complete, the model will show as “Live”: Now, let’s add this to … Continue reading Embedding and Viewing an AI Builder Model in PowerApps and Dynamics 365

Using the AI Builder in the Microsoft Power Platform for Binary Classification

In this post, we will look at how to use the AI Builder for PowerApps and Dynamics 365 to predict an outcome in the Microsoft Power Platform. Note at the time of writing this is Preview functionality. The AI Builder is an Artificial Intelligence feature of the Microsoft Power Platform that is used to perform AI functionality. In this post, we will look at a Binary Classification example. First, go … Continue reading Using the AI Builder in the Microsoft Power Platform for Binary Classification