PowerApps Part 2 – Publishing and Sharing an App

In our previous post, we created a PowerApp that connects to Dynamics 365, displays a list of Accounts and allows a user to select an account and edit it, thereby submitting the change to Dynamics 365. In this post we will show how to publish the app, share it with different users, and use it on a smartphone. Let’s edit the app and prepare it for publishing. First, we want … Continue reading PowerApps Part 2 – Publishing and Sharing an App

PowerApps Part 1 – Creating an App from Scratch

PowerApps is “a service for building and using custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web and mobile”. Put simply, think about the scenario where you would like to build an app, such as one that you have on your smartphone. Normally, this would be a complex task and would probably involve developers and heavy coding. Microsoft has created a service that allows apps to … Continue reading PowerApps Part 1 – Creating an App from Scratch

PowerApps and Common Data Service for Apps – Create Environment

The Common Data Service for Apps (CDS for Apps) is a way to build rich applications built as implemented by the Common Data Model (CDM) utilizing PowerApps. When you develop an app, you can use the standard base entities and build your own custom entities. From there, you can leverage business rules, business process flows, workflows and extend through code. To administer PowerApps environments, go to https://admin.powerapps.com/environments. You will see: This … Continue reading PowerApps and Common Data Service for Apps – Create Environment

Admin Dynamics Website

The website https://admin.dynamics.com is the future site for administering several pieces of functionality within the Microsoft and Dynamics 365 ecosystem, including PowerApps. Look out for future changes coming.

PowerApps Landing Page Tour

When navigating to https://powerapps.microsoft.com/, users will see a link to sign in on the top right. Click Sign In: From here, users will be directed to the PowerApps landing page. Here you will see several links, including: Home Learn Apps Data Business Logic Notifications Let’s look at each. Home Learn Apps Data This contains additional options for Entities, Option Sets, Data Integration, Connections, Custom Connectors, Gateways: Business Logic (Flows) Notifications Design … Continue reading PowerApps Landing Page Tour

PowerApps – Useful links, blogs and resources

Below is some useful PowerApps resources. PowerApps Community at Microsoft PowerApps Guided Learning at Microsoft Webinars PowerApps Documentation at Microsoft – Find Apps, Create Apps, Administer Apps PowerApps Blog at Microsoft Developing Business Applications with Microsoft PowerApps, CDS, and Flow at EdX  

Common Data Model and Common Data Service

Microsoft has released the Common Data Model currently as part of its PowerApps suite. The Common Data Model and Common Data Service are a “Microsoft Azure–based business application model and storage mechanism for the Microsoft business application platform”. It allows for the creation of entities to store your data, and then plugs into the PowerApps suite. To use the common data model, log into PowerApps at https://powerapps.microsoft.com/. You will find the … Continue reading Common Data Model and Common Data Service