Solutions are hidden behind the scenes when building Power Apps in a Teams environment. While you can use them, there are some gotchas to be aware of.
Why Power Platform licensing is complex, part 4: the role of CDS
The Common Data Service is a foundational element of Power Platform, yet it isn’t an actual software product that would be sold directly on a per user basis. The history as well as the future of CDS make it a complex part of the licensing puzzle for customers – and Microsoft.
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?
CDS FAQ for the Power Apps Makers
10 questions and answers that you may have when approaching the Common Data Service as an app maker that doesn’t come from a Dynamics XRM background: connectors, solutions, security.
Keeping Dynamics 365 Apps Up to Date
We’re living in the “post-October” era where many of the new Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement features promised in the Oct ’18 Release are materializing into the live environments. Not all of them, though, since that space train carrying the Business Applications release bits has been scheduled to run from October 2018 to March 2019, as […]
Trial & Error: Understanding Dynamics 365 CE Trials
With SaaS products like Dynamics 365, getting the process of running a free trial right is crucial for the commercial success of products. This is why you may have seen Microsoft also perform a lot of changes into the process how you’ve been able to spin up trials of CRM Online instances, nowadays known as […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gentlemen Prefer Solutions: The Expanding Dynamics CRM Footprint
If you haven’t worked with CRM Online using Office 365 Global Admin rights recently, you might have missed the new delivery mechanism that Microsoft has created for additional CRM functionality not included in a new Online org by default: preferred solutions. Unlike the traditional solution import mechanism under the CRM application’s Settings area, these preferred […]
First Glance At Dynamics CRM 2016
Another year, another major Dynamics CRM release! What a time to be alive, eh? CRM 2016 has now been published for new Online trial instances globally and will be coming available as on-premises download within the next couple of weeks. If you haven’t yet explored what’s new with Dynamics CRM 2016 then I recommend starting from […]