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jsPDF PCF Implementation Walkthrough

jsPDF is a handy library to generate PDF documents from text. There are a number of simple to advanced features of this library, that include formatting (fonts, margins, paper sizes, etc) through to compression as well as password encryption options.

Animation – jsPDF PCF Component

Initially I thought that jsPDF could be a great option to extend portals by allowing customers to quickly generate a bill (on the fly) whilst reducing storage costs by not keeping historical invoices, but then I discovered that the jsPDF framework is capable of a lot more. I recommend that you read through the jsPDF documentation when you have a moment (https://artskydj.github.io/jsPDF/docs/jsPDF.html), as mentioned earlier there are many many options available in jsPDF.

In this video, I’ll walk you through how to create a simple PCF implementation of jsPDF, which we’ll bind to a text field and trigger the generation of the PDF document from a button.

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Power Platform Release Wave 1 2022 – What’s new in Power Apps

With the upcoming Microsoft Power Platform 2022 Release Wave 1, I wanted to provide a guide to the community on the upcoming feature enhancements that will help make a difference in your deployments. The intention is to provide rolling commentary across the next couple of weeks with a focus on each of the major products within the Power Platform, continuing with today with Power Automate.

If you missed the previous article on Power BI and Power Automate, you read my summary here.

Microsoft Power Apps 2022 Wave 1 release brings about significant enhancements across all areas of Power Apps Model, Canvas and Portals. The core themes of this release, in my opinion, are Platform Enhancements (either previously previewed features, or exciting new features such as Branded Apps), and Collaboration (Co-Presence, Co-Edit for example).

Here’s a hot take on some of the features included in this release.

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Top 5 Things You Need to Know for 2019 – Post Microsoft MVP 2019 Thoughts

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?

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Dynamics 365 and Power Platform April 2019 Release – Marketing Suite first impressions

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.

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