Power Platform Weekly - Issue #32
This is not about your average garden variety slug. This relates to placeholders that are used to dynamically show or refer to data within D365 Customer Service Workspace and Omnichannel Engine. Slugs are used in various ways and depending on how the slug is used, the syntax of use is different. Tricia Sinclair shares the different ways slugs can be used as well as the syntax needed.
Matt Beard shares with us that he recently had a penny drop moment. It turned out he was doing some things in canvas apps WAY more complicated that one needs to – and as usual if one person is doing things the complex way someone else somewhere else is doing that too and hopefully that someone reads PPWeekly today.
🦸🏻♀️ Model-driven app configuration entity – the most unusual approach I’ve ever seen, but it works by Alex Shlega
🦸🏻♀️ What's new with the Sales Accelerator by Dian Taylor
🦸🏻♀️ How to – Customize Quick Actions in Dynamics 365 CE / Model-driven Power Apps by Nishant Rana
🦸🏻♀️ Custom Help Pages and Guided Tasks for Unified Interface in Dynamics 365 by Priyesh Wagh
🦸🏻♀️ How to create a follow-up Work Order by Ali Khan
🦸🏻♀️ Convert SharePoint Uploaded Word File to PDF by Yawer Iqbal
🦸🏻♀️ Dataverse Environment Variables in Power Automate by Thomas Sandsør
Tools & Code
We all know that it’s possible to send static Dataverse data in an email that we send as a notification to the user, but what happens when sent data is not relevant anymore to the user? Data can be changed before the user opens the email and it will open with old data. In this article Ivan Ficko describes a way to send live data with an email.
In this article Linn Zaw Win explains how you can implement a Dataverse plug-in that will allow the normal users without Delete privilege for the Activity table to end a recurring appointment series, update recurrence information or convert an existing appointment to a recurring appointment.
👩💻 Increase Timeout for pac pcf push by Scott Durow
👩💻 Date/time handling in in SQL 4 CDS by Mark Carrington
👩💻 Dianamics PCF Utils by Diana Birkelbach
👩💻 Power Apps Developer Bootcamp: PL-400 Certification review by Julian Sharp
👩💻 How to Show or Hide the Time Part of DateTime Column using client API in Model-driven app by Inogic
👩💻 Writing plugins and If conditions by Guido Preite
Daryl, Scott, and Jonas talk to the current maintainer of the Plugin Registration Tool for the XrmToolBox about the history of the tool and what the future may hold for it.
Mark chats with Matt Collins-Jones on The MVP Show about Power Platform and D365.
John & Jason chat about the Power BI May 2021 Feature Summary including the Modern visual tooltips, quickly creating reports from SharePoint lists, and Share and Collaborate in Excel for the web, connected to Power BI.
Events & Webinars
Microsoft Build is from May 25–27, 2021. Don’t forget to register if you haven’t already! There will be a lot of Power Platform news! For more info about Power Platform sessions, check out the link below!
📅 Your guide to Dynamics 365 and Power Platform at Microsoft Build
📅 Upcoming sessions at Microsoft Build and the Microsoft Business Application Summit recap
The May Vancouver User Group has a very special guest speaker, Shannon Lindsay from the Microsoft certification team! Scott Durow, Ali Sharifi will also speak at this event!
June 5th, the Dutch Microsoft Cloud Call will take place. An event with a lot of international speakers talking about Power Platform, Dynamics 365, Azure, and Microsoft 365!
The Spanish Business Apps Summit is the collaboration of Power Platform and Dynamics community members, Microsoft Staff, 65 Community Speakers, and local user groups to offer two days of bilingual Spanish content.
Out of the blue
In November 2019, a new way to add your canvas apps to Microsoft Teams was introduced. Starting this week, it's even simpler!
Microsoft announced the general availability of the SAP ERP connector for Power Apps and Power Automate this week! There are also plans to release an ODATA connector.
Microsoft announced the public preview of a new capability called third-party app license management that enables our partners to manage and enforce licenses for their products using the same systems and technologies Microsoft uses for its own licensed products.
Power Automate Desktop comes with some new features in the May 2021 release, including update notifications when a new version is available.
Six new connectors were added to Power Automate in March, bringing Microsoft Power Automate closer to the 500 connectors milestone. Check out the blog to see what these connectors can offer!
See the latest version of the best practice rules to improve your model’s performance and design!
Microsoft is making Power Virtual Agents and Omnichannel work better together. Make sure to check out this blog if you want to know more!
Power Virtual Agents acquired the following certifications: FedRAMP, HITRUST, PCI DSS, and OSPAR. A lot of acronyms, but if you're looking for more reasons to use PVA at your company/clients: this could be a good reason!
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