All Posts by Matthew Anderson

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Industry Accelerators in Dynamics 365 – Ep 39

Let’s talk about the industry accelerators used with Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.

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While Matt works at Microsoft, he doesn’t own the industry accelerators or the programs. These are his opinions based on his experience in the business applications customer and partner community, as well as his observations and conversations in working with customers. His comments are his own.

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PowerApps: “Should I learn Canvas or Model-driven?” – Ep 38

This question is, at its core, totally reasonable…but make sure it’s the right question!

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  • Misunderstanding of PowerApps
  • Canvas PowerApps general fit
  • Model-driven PowerApps general fit
  • Applications that cross these boundaries and Portal Apps
  • PowerApps lineage and disambiguating history
  • Solution approach to the Power Platform
  • Call to action

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Delegation in Canvas PowerApps

Delegation is an important concept for Makers using the canvas PowerApps visual designer. It’s not a skill that is 100% required, but after working with PowerApps for a while, delegation becomes an important capability to understand and implement.

Discussed on the show

  • What is delegation in the PowerApps visual designer?
  • Why is Matt talking about cooking for his family?
  • Why should I care about delegation?
  • Which data sources support delegation?
  • Which functions can be delegated? More on docs.microsoft.com
  • Common Data Service (CDS) connector delegation More on docs.microsoft.com
  • How do I know if I’m delegating?

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Solution Awareness in Flow and Canvas PowerApps

In this episode we revisit some updates to the solution awareness of Flow and Canvas PowerApps when using the Common Data Service.

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Discussed on the show

  • Solution Awareness for Flows
  • Solution Awareness for Canvas PowerApps
  • Common Data Service connector vs. Dynamics 365 connector
  • Application lifecycle and managing connectors
  • PowerApps interface for managing solutions vs. classic interface

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Portals + SharePoint in Dynamics 365 – Ep 35

In this episode (sponsored by Kingswaysoft), hosts Britta Rekstad and Matthew C. Anderson discuss the use of SharePoint document libraries with Dynamics portals.

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Date fields in the Common Data Service – Ep 34

On today’s episode (sponsored by D365UG/CRMUG), Britta Rekstad and Matthew C. Anderson discuss date fields in the Common Data Service for Apps and the considerations for PowerApps and Dynamics 365 configuration.

Discussed on the show

  • The default behavior for new fields
  • Date field options
  • Time Zone offset, UTC date and time
  • Time in date-only fields
  • Matthew’s first mistake with date fields
  • Time zone and Canvas vs. Model PowerApps
  • Calculated fields and “date math”
  • Looking at the wider Power platform (Flow, Power BI)
  • Grey areas for date field type in your data model (one of us says “willy nilly”)
  • Fun facts

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What’s a “Maker” and where do I fit in a Power platform world? – Ep 33

In this episode (sponsored by Maplytics by Inogic), hosts Britta Rekstad and Matthew C. Anderson discuss the Power platform from the perspective of people with a background in Dynamics CRM / Dynamics 365.

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Importing data to Microsoft Business Applications – Ep 32

In this episode (sponsored by mscrm-addons.com), hosts Britta Rekstad and Matthew C. Anderson discuss the easy to use (non-developer) methods to get data into Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement and the Common Data Service for Apps.

Discussed on the show

  • Import methods
  • File types
  • Import process
  • Working with exceptions
  • Relational data import

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Auditing in Microsoft Business Applications – Ep 31

In this episode (sponsored by D365UG), hosts Britta Rekstad and Matthew C. Anderson discuss the modern auditing capabilities in the Microsoft Business Applications platform.

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Make PowerApps / D365 management easier by using XRMtoolbox – Ep 30

In this episode (sponsored by CRMUG/D365UG), hosts Britta Rekstad and Matthew C. Anderson talk about XRM Toolbox Tools.

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Minor correction: Excel export supports 100,000 records in an export.

Call to action!

We’re going to do an upcoming episode about the Unified Interface for Dynamics 365/Model-Driven PowerApps. Send us your questions through the contact form on our website or through Twitter @mcanderson or @macgyvercrm

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