Batch file that creates a skeleton PCF Control with a single line. I had trouble remembering all the commands so created a simple batch file that takes just one parameter (ControlName). It creates the project, installs dependencies and creates empty css and image preview files.Continue reading
This Powerapps Component Framework (PCF) control takes a string variable, and then if there is a value will start pulsing the message against a blue background. This is to ensure the user doesn’t miss this message.Continue reading
The Progress Bar control takes a number value (whole number, floating point, decimal) and then renders an animated progress bar. A value between 0 and 100 must be provided.Continue reading
A simple Powerapps Component Framework (PCF) control that displays a countdown timer for a given date variable. It provides Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds digits, and also shows a text message once the date has past.
Source code is available on GitHub:
Powerapps Component Framework (PCF) – Number Button Selector.
This PCF control takes a number field and provides simple controls to increment/decrement the field. Source code has been made available on GitHub:
Looking to get that Dynamics Navbar Logo just right for your Dynamics 365 / PowerPlatform app? Today I’ll focus on how to get the dimensions of your logo just perfect, as well as providing a download link to my Photoshop PSD file so that you can alter for future projects.Continue reading
The 2019 Microsoft MVP Summit is now over and I can’t help feeling positively excited about the direction in which Microsoft is taking and what it will mean for partners, customers and end users.
This was my second year attending the MVP Summit and it was an immense pleasure to spend time with others MVPs and the Microsoft Product teams.
So I wanted to take this opportunity to give you all an update on what are some of the top 5 things you should know about in 2019?
It feels like Christmas to me, and I’m tearing open my presents. Welcome to my ‘unboxing’ blog series on the upcoming D365 and Power Platform April 2019 Release. Over the next few weeks I’ll be going through the April 2019 release, module by module.
I’ll be specifically looking for those gold nuggets that I think will make a big impact, as well the leaps in innovations that haven’t been seen before in the industry.
Today let’s delve into Microsoft Dynamics 365 – Marketing suite.
“Microsoft Portals – a Deep Dive” by Lachlan Wright & Andrew Ly slide deck is up for those who missed out on UG Focus 2018 conference.
An introductory course and best practices for Microsoft Portals. #msdyn365
If the above link doesn’t work download from: Microsoft Portals Deep Dive – Andrew Ly & Lachlan Wright from Andrew Ly
Enterprise content management systems have certainly come a long way, with the lines between social, marketing and traditional online engagement platforms becoming more and more blurred.
Content management systems themselves have become more like a CRM and CRMs have become more like Content Management Systems.
Modern content management systems, are now more than ever being flexibly deployed as a CaaS (Content as a Service), have rich marketing automation functionality, in-built customer relationship management, workflow, invoicing, order and often inventory management – actually I’m not sure if you can even refer to them as just content management systems.
And at the same time CRM’s such as Dynamics 365, are no longer just about ERP or Customer Relationship Management, they promise to completely transform your back office through field servicing, artificial intelligence, resource management, and of course their old stomping ground of sales and service management.
Why don’t we have one solution that encompasses the best of both worlds you may ask? The reality for many enterprise organisations is that no two deployment scenarios will be identical. CRMs and CMSs are as diverse as business needs.
While Microsoft Dynamics 365 Portals does a pretty good job as a SME or a point-solution, it was never intended to replace a full enterprise CMS.
So that leaves us with a best of breed architecture for enterprise. A powerful CRM platform, matched with a suitably powered ECMS. And with two platforms, we now have an integration problem that needs to be resolved. So firstly …