🏖️ Our team is (mostly) back from the summer vacation break. This means it's time to dive deep into Power Platform again and see what's been happening there since the last newsletter in June.
🐦 There's a new section at the end of the newsletter, "highlights from Twitter", which showcases some of the recent announcements and releases from Microsoft.
✍️ Our blog post topics in this month's newsletter include more hidden gems of cloud flows, CoE Starter Kit tips, Dataverse search configuration and BU based security, intro to the new Release Planner site, and of course some Dynamics 365 ProjOps magic. Enjoy!
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Upsert is a combination of update and insert. It's an operation to update an existing row. If the row does not exist, one is created.
How to effectively maintain and use the CoE Starter Kit: version updates, solution layers, app home page, report customization, and more.
What are the market trends & client needs for low-code? How is Power Platform positioned in Microsoft's cloud? What is the business potential for partners? Jukka Niiranen shares his views in the latest episode of "Demystifying Enterprise Innovation" podcast.
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Release waves don't tell the full story of what's planned for Power Platform & Dynamics 365. The new Release Planner site provides a better roadmap view.
Antti completes his blog series on the subcontracting features. Part 2 takes a look at contract worker resource management so that you’ll learn how contract workers are booked to a project as subcontractors. The final Part 3 focuses on vendor invoicing.
How to include Dynamics 365 data inside the Microsoft Search UI. What limitations does the free service have & how does it compare to in-app Dataverse search?
Business Units allow you to configure user's access to data based on the dynamic rules derived from a BU hierarchy. But what happens when you need to automate the unit assignment and move users away from the root BU with cloud flow? (Translated from Finnish.)
Best of Power Platform community
Tatu demonstrates how you can pull data from an API and store it in a persistent Dataverse table for easy consumption via Power Apps, for example.
Document upload with metadata in Dynamics 365 or model-driven apps, using custom pages — Amey Holden
Amey walks us through the steps to improve the standard SharePoint document management user experience in model-driven Power Apps by using Custom Pages instead.
Customers will frequently ask what would be there database capacity requirements when they go live. Microsoft has not provided many details on this subject, unfortunately, so Irfan Rizvi decided to create an XrmToolbox plugin to help the community The calculation is based on the SQL Datatype sizing.
Another informative cheatsheet visualization from Dani, this time showing the different field types available on a Model-driven Power App form. The post also includes a collection of Dani's favorite custom components from the PCF Gallery.