Dynamics 365, Power Apps, or is it the same now?

Just registered a new Dynamics 365 trial (v9.0.2) today, and could not help but notice something about it: Huh? I thought I was using Dynamics 365? Well, it might be a little bug there, but it’s also a clear indication of what’s coming and what’s described in the Power Apps blog: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-spring-announce/ The two platforms… Read More »

Configuration Data Manager – version 1.0.4.0

Another update for Configuration Data Manager is available: http://www.itaintboring.com/downloads/ConfigurationData_managed.zip Here is what’s included into this update You can use “Configuration Data” button to open the tool: There are two new dataset configuration parameters: When “Create Only” is selected, only new records will be imported to the destination environment. Sometimes, we don’t need to update existing… Read More »

Configuration Data Manager updates: improved lookup resolution, longer FetchXml, “applied on” date

  Based on the feedback I got so far, there is an updated version of the configuration data manager solution: http://www.itaintboring.com/downloads/ConfigurationData_managed.zip Here is what’s included into this update: You can use more than 2000 characters for the FetchXml When importing configuration data, all non-existing references  will be removed. You can still get the lookups assigned… Read More »

Dynamics: Drawing activity sequence diagram

  For the reasons not clear to myself, I was looking at the js-sequence-diagram library (https://bramp.github.io/js-sequence-diagrams/), and it occurred to me that I might probably use such a diagram to display the sequence of activities on the entity form. And indeed.. here is what I ended up with: If you wanted to try it yourself,… Read More »

Entity ownership type: Business Unit

  What the heck am I talking about? “Business Unit” ownership!? That’s not even a thing: That’s more or less what I replied in the community forums to somebody who was asking about “business unit” ownership. And yet, it does exist, even if it’s not something you can set up for your own custom entities:… Read More »

Invalid User Authorization error

Was trying to enable data encryption in Dynamics and the next thing I knew there was an error message: Invalid User Authorization The user authentication passed to the platform is not valid. It’s a rather vague message to say the least, so a quick google search revealed some links but no definitive answers. Lucky for… Read More »