You don’t even need to install Visual Studio Code and set up Git repository sync locally to access Power Apps source code, thanks to github.dev.
Could low-code platforms like MS Power Platform democratize app development the same way Web 2.0 did it for social content creation and sharing? Here’s a collection of thoughts around how using less code may impact the business applications ecosystem.
ALM for low-code: are we there yet?
Application Lifecycle Management often deals with tools and concepts from the pro-developer world that aren’t necessarily easy to apply as-is to the new world of low-code applications. What do you need to consider in your ALM strategy to align it with the citizen developer language and mindset?
Building The Platform for Every Developer
For the first time ever at Microsoft Build conference, the Power Platform was presented right at the start of Satya’s keynote this year! Woo-hoo! Of course this time last year there wasn’t yet the name “Power Platform” to even reference at Build. We had only just seen the merger of XRM and PowerApps into something […]
In Praise Of Code and No-Code
Two weeks ago Neil Benson wrote an excellent article on LinkedIn, as a response to a claim that everyone working as a functional consultant in a Dynamics 365 project team should also know how to write code. This really resonated with me and I shared the article, along with a bit of commentary of my […]
From AppSource to Solutions to Dynamics 365 Apps
In my previous blog post I presented the various different meanings that an App can have in Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement. Now that we’re aware of this jungle, let’s grab a machete and start making our way deeper into the heart of it, to understand how a system customizer can survive in there. Before there […]
CDM: New Data Model For The Common Good?
The first new component of the upcoming Dynamics 365 platform that has reached a stage of public preview is the Microsoft Common Data Model (CDM). Available via PowerApps, CDM can be provisioned in your Office 365 tenant with only a few clicks, so there’s little reason for not having a look an early look at […]
CRM 2016 Solution Segmentation for The Rest of Us
There’s been a significant enhancement to the Dynamics CRM solution framework in the 2016 release. Here’s what the TechNet article on CRM solution segmentation promises us: To gain tighter control over what you distribute in solutions and solution patches, use solution segmentation. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution segmentation, you can export solutions with selected entity […]
Our New Book: CRM 2013 QuickStart
A few people have asked me for recommendations on what books they should get if they want to learn about the ins & outs of the current Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 version. Even though there’s a wealth of blog articles out there that study specific features and an ever growing library of content produced by Microsoft […]
Configuration Migration Tool: Working Smarter with Metadata Entities
If you mostly work with configuring the Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions via the customization UI with its graphical point & click tools instead of writing custom code in Visual Studio, you may not keep such a close eye on the changes introduced in the CRM SDK. After all, the term SDK stands for “software development […]