Power Apps Portals Web Form Ideas, Desired Improvements

Having worked with portals for a very long time now there is always a way to get something done even in a world where you can't access the portal code. Be it with some JavaScript, hidden iFrame or the companion app approach. It's great because it can get you to a solution for the business … Continue reading Power Apps Portals Web Form Ideas, Desired Improvements

The End of xRM Portals Community Edition with WS-Trust / OrganizationServiceProxy Deprecation?

Deprecation of WS-Trust authentication and OrganizationServiceProxy spells the end of Adxstudio Portals with online instances if you were somehow still using it. xRM Portals Community Edition using username/password authentication with online instances of Dynamics 365 will also be dead in the water but xRM Portals does support Server-to-Server (S2S) auth. But I doubt anyone is … Continue reading The End of xRM Portals Community Edition with WS-Trust / OrganizationServiceProxy Deprecation?

CDS/CRM SDK – WS-Trust auth and OrganizationServiceProxy Deprecated, what does it mean?

Announced late last week on docs.microsoft.com was the deprecation of the WS-Trust authentication type as well as OrganizationServiceProxy. Both are connected to the same thing of the WS-Trust authentication being moved away from for a long time now in other Microsoft SDKs and the CDS/CRM SDK is catching up as they modernize the authentication for … Continue reading CDS/CRM SDK – WS-Trust auth and OrganizationServiceProxy Deprecated, what does it mean?

Configuration Migration Tool Filter Updates and the Power Apps Portal

If you haven't heard or seen the most recent update to the SDK tool Configuration Migration Tool (CMT) then it is a must check out as the latest version of the tool includes filtering capaibility as Alan Mervitz (@amervitz) noticed on Twitter and has documented on his blog. This feature in CMT has been long … Continue reading Configuration Migration Tool Filter Updates and the Power Apps Portal

Power Apps Environment Variables Preview Limitation/Bug with Managed Solutions

Power Apps environment variables a recently launched preview functionality that provide a way containing a dictionary set within a solution look to have a bit of a bug or undocumented limitation with managed solutions currently in the preview you should be aware of. If you add an environment variable to a solution, including or not … Continue reading Power Apps Environment Variables Preview Limitation/Bug with Managed Solutions

Inject PowerApps Environment Variables into Entity Record Data

PowerApps Environment Variables, a new solution component that provides a great way to transport a definition, default value and override value used in configuration. This provides a lot of opportunity as configuration based in data with a solution was always really complex to do. It solves a great problem but how else can it be … Continue reading Inject PowerApps Environment Variables into Entity Record Data

Using PowerApps Environment Variables

If you paid close attention to the entities in your environments you might have noticed that environmentvariabledefinitions and environmentvariablevalues have recently showed up in all CDS environment databases (Dynamics 365 apps included). You can also look at your Solution History and probably see a solutions called EnvironmentVariables and EnvironmentVariablesAnchor. If you have EnvironmentVariables 1.0.1.9 then … Continue reading Using PowerApps Environment Variables