Optionsets mystery

  There was a time when Dynamics did not want to assign optionset values in the workflows. If you are wondering how it was, the issue(and a possible workaround) is best described here: https://crmtipoftheday.com/870/how-to-set-an-optionset-value-in-the-workflow/ So, earlier today when somebody showed me how they still can’t assign an optionset field I was 100% certain that’s exactly… Read More »

Working with Queues in Dynamics

I have always been a bit cautious of the queues in Dynamics since I could not fully understand when to use them. I don’t know, somehow my technical knowledge of what they are just did not materialize into a clear understanding of what to do with them. This is until on one project business users… Read More »

Testing solution layering

  As I mentioned in the previous post, solution layering seems to be explained quite well in the solution lifecycle management whitepaper, so I figured I’d give a try to something here.. and, yes, it got a bit confusing. Here is what I did in the source instance: Created a solution and added a new… Read More »

Solution Lifecycle Management for Dynamics

A new version of the solution lifecycle management whitepaper for Dynamics has been published recently, so I was reading it the other night.. and I figured I’d share a few thoughts. But, actually, if you wanted to see the whitepaper first, you can download it from this page: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=57777 First, there is one thing this… Read More »

Power Apps Components – let’s experiment!

  Well, if there is an experimental feature, let’s experiment! https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/create-component Having read through that page, I thought “wow.. can I create some kind of confirmation dialog using those components?” (Hint: if you are wondering how that worked out, scroll down to the bottom to see the recording) That was a crazy idea, I can… Read More »

Tricky Application ID-s

When looking at the application designer, we can see application ID in the link: It is the same appid that will be added to the url when you open your application in Dynamics: However, try adding that application(and the corresponding sitemap) to a solution, then export the solution, and have a look at the customizations.xml:… Read More »