Power Platform Weekly - Issue #36
Lookup PCF ...the second.. this time for real! Diana Birkelbach has explored how a Lookup PCF works, what we can do with it and what not, how to detect the settings made by the maker, and more. Please note that most of it is not supported for now, but that did not stop Diana from digging into the details and share her findings with us in this article.
Dian Taylor keeps writing these detailed, much helpful articles as she comes across new features. This time she describes a new (public preview) feature that she calls a game changer for a lot of sales organizations. As part of this feature a lead distribution engine will be added to the D365 organization. You can then configure the logic for leads to be automatically assigned to users or teams based on assignment rules.
🦸🏻♀️ Power Platform | Where to store my app data? by Carsten Growth
🦸🏻♀️ Work Order Resolutions by Ali Kahn
🦸🏻♀️ How to – improve data migration performance – SSIS & Azure Data Factory (Dataverse / Dynamics 365) by Nishant Rana
🦸🏻♀️ Sharing flows in Power Automate by Pieter Veenstra
🦸🏻♀️ You might be getting unwanted tables in your solutions – here is one reason why by Alex Slega
🦸🏻♀️ Filter List in PowerApps Portal by Vaishali Vyas
🦸🏻♀️ D365HR - What's new in June 2021 by Kamal Radhakrishnaiah
Tools & Code
Dropping new goodies straight to MS Docs, without any formal announcement, has now been normalized. Couple of Virtual Table features have been "announced" without much fanfare this way. This time it's the ability to trigger Flows from Custom API and fortunately for us, Natraj Yegnaraman has put together the perfect article describing this topic.
👩💻 How to Wrapping Power Automate Cloud Flow using Azure API Management by Temmy Wahyu Raharjo
👩💻 Render Actionable Adaptive card in Outlook for recipients outside of your domain by Danish Naglekar
👩💻 Add Sparkle XRM to a Webresources project by Benedikt Bergmann
👩💻 EasyRepro tips by Alex Shlega
New tool Catalog Manager by David Rivard on its way... and here's a sneak peak!
Megan and Lisa cover new functionality for Power Apps, building bots in PVA, D365 Customer Voice book discount code, D365 Marketing guide, several new Microsoft things, exams, and other fun stuff.
A chat with Ben Vollmer, former Global Director for Field Service, about his involvement in the bringing down CRM Online for the entire world. It's a true blast from the past as most of it was before Daryl even logged into CRM online, and so long that Scott has forgotten most of it.
Find out more about Frank Weigel’s life and family background. What Frank does when not working. A conversation about Frank’s educational and career background.
Events & Webinars
The Global Dynamics 365 Bootcamp will be from June 25th - June 26th, 2021 providing training Sessions on Customer Services, Omni Channel, Sales & Marketing, Customer Insights & Industry Accelerators!
June 24th from 7 pm - 7:45 pm BST, Victor Dantas will take you through Portals and PCF and then close out series 2 with a recap!
A panel of experts will explore the different types of external parties and the various use cases where they would need to interact with an organization's internal information system (i.e., A Power Platform Dataverse). The panel will then explore the possible technical solutions to solve each use case.
Out of the blue
Power Automate Desktop keeps on getting better with another set of new features in the June 2021 release, including the ability to run desktop flows from within another desktop flow.
Power Apps adds support for reading NFC and HF-RFID tags in Canvas apps.
At Build the Power Platform VS Code Extension preview was released. Last week, updates to the Power Platform VS Code extension and the Power Platform CLI were released!
The open-source tool for packing and unpacking a Canvas app is now available in preview through the Power Platform Command Line interface.
Lookups are a core component of model-driven apps, as they help bring underlying data relationships in Microsoft Dataverse to life. Advanced lookup helps end-users explore and find that data easily, so they are more productive with data-entry tasks.
It's now possible to rename data sources in your Canvas apps, which can be really helpful in some scenarios!
Since this week, you can use Power Query (preview) to load data into the web version of Dataverse for Teams in selected regions and it will be available in all regions by the beginning of July. You can now upload your data from a variety of data sources using the familiar Power Query experience that also ships as part of Excel and Power BI. The ability to use dataflows in the Teams client will follow soon!
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