How to Use Images in USD Toolbar Buttons

In Unified Service Desk, we can add images to buttons to help with the user experience. Let’s add buttons to the toolbars in the main USD app and in the session, on the Search button and Associated Contact button: First, let’s use icons that are available in the system. In Customizations, let’s use the msdyn_DetectAll_16 and msdynEntityNumeric icons, which we can see are uploaded as PNG images: Next, navigate to … Continue reading How to Use Images in USD Toolbar Buttons

Checking out the New Look and Navigation of the Power BI Mobile App

The Power BI mobile app has a new facelift. Let’s check out the new look and navigation. To turn it on, you may a welcome message when you open the app to Turn it On: Alternatively, go to Settings, then turn on New Look. Note below we are showing the previous version of the app, which shows the navigation to Favorites, Apps, Shared with me, My Workspace, Scanner, and Settings … Continue reading Checking out the New Look and Navigation of the Power BI Mobile App

How to Set Button Icons in Unified Interface and Dynamics 365 Power Apps

Let’s say we want to set an icon for a button on a form in Power Apps / Dynamics 365. We will use the Ribbon Workbench to do this. Let’s add this to our Account form. First, create a solution and add the Account form: To add buttons to the Unified Interface, we will use SVG images. For the Web Client, we will use PNG images. There are online tools … Continue reading How to Set Button Icons in Unified Interface and Dynamics 365 Power Apps

How to Set Up Custom Branding in the Power BI Service

In this post, we will look at how to set up custom branding for your organization in Power BI. First, let’s log into the Power BI service at https://app.powerbi.com/ and select Settings->Admin Portal: Select Custom Branding in the menu: We can see there are 3 ways we can brand Power BI: Logo Cover image Theme color Let’s look at each one of these. For the logo, the size should be at … Continue reading How to Set Up Custom Branding in the Power BI Service

PowerApps is now Power Apps with a Space

As per a Tweet reply from Microsoft CVP Charles Lamanna, Power Apps is the new name for PowerApps, i.e. with a space. This moves it in line with the other the Power Platform applications and services – Power BI, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents. Time to update your Sales and Marketing materials. It is true – Power Apps, with a space. All of the Power Platform is aligned now: Power … Continue reading PowerApps is now Power Apps with a Space

Microsoft Flow becomes Power Automate and other Cool Features from Microsoft Ignite 2019

As announced in at the Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando, FL, Microsoft Flow will now be known as Power Automate. The rebranding moves the product in line with the Microsoft Power Platform, which consists of PowerApps, Power BI and now (formerly Flow) Power Automate. Microsoft has been describing the Power Platform as a way to “analyze, act, and automate” data and processes, so it’s not a huge surprise that … Continue reading Microsoft Flow becomes Power Automate and other Cool Features from Microsoft Ignite 2019

Calling a Microsoft Flow from Dynamics 365 and PowerApps using JavaScript

In our previous post, we send a POST request to a Microsoft Flow. We showed how to do this using the Postman application. Let’s now run this from Dynamics 365 / PowerApps. On our Account page, we have a field called Partner Ranking. We see the ranking for the current account is set to 7: Now let’s say we want to post a message to a Microsoft Teams channel when … Continue reading Calling a Microsoft Flow from Dynamics 365 and PowerApps using JavaScript

Triggering a Microsoft Flow POST Request from Postman

In a previous post, we looked at how to trigger a Microsoft Flow using a GET request. In this post, we will show how to trigger a request using POST. We will do this using the Postman application to simulate our POST. We will use the same example as with the GET, where we post to a Microsoft Teams chat when the request comes in. Additionally, in our POST we … Continue reading Triggering a Microsoft Flow POST Request from Postman

Triggering a Microsoft Flow using a Webpage or HTTP GET Request

There are several use cases where you may want to run a Microsoft Flow from a web page or sending an HTTP GET request. Let’s do this. We will create a flow that runs when a user accesses a web address and performs the action of posting to a Microsoft Teams chat. First, let’s create an Instant Microsoft Flow by going to https://flow.microsoft.com and selecting New->Instant – From Blank: We … Continue reading Triggering a Microsoft Flow using a Webpage or HTTP GET Request

How to Use Application Insights (App Insights) with APIM

In our previous post, we showed how to setup and use API Management (APIM) in the Microsoft Azure Portal. Now that APIM is set up, let’s add Application Insights to monitor the usage of these APIs. Application Insights, or App Insights, or an Azure service that can be used to provide detailed monitoring and reporting of your application. Let’s set it up with our test APIM app. Log into https://portal.azure.com/ and search … Continue reading How to Use Application Insights (App Insights) with APIM