Spooky scary licensing caught up with me again

Not without some help, but, it seems, I’ve just uncovered a skeleton in my closet. Which turned out to be this old blog post I wrote back in September 2019: Now, I stand corrected TWICE in just one day (just for the reference: https://crmtipoftheday.com/1372/synchronous-power-automate-flow-on-create-update-of-a-record/). That’s a little unusual feeling, but, well, the truth has to… Read More »

CDS: How to receive notifications when a user gets added to/removed from the AD group team

AD group teams are not managed exactly the same way “native” teams are managed in CDS, and one difference seems to be that associate/disassociate events will not be triggered for such teams. However, this does not mean there is no way to respond to a change in the group membership, it just has to be… Read More »

Can we call a PowerAutomate Flow synchronously on create/update of a record?

It seems like a no-brainer question with a simple “no” answer; however, there was something that came up on Linkedin while discussing my other post about using CDS pre/post images with the Flow: https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics-crm/cds-post-images-and-cds-pre-images-in-powerautomate-flows/ What if, instead of using the service bus, we tried using “web hook” option in the Plugin Registration Tool? It does… Read More »

CDS Post Images and CDS Pre Images in PowerAutomate Flows

Full disclaimer… this post was triggered by what a fellow MVP, Olena Grischenko, wrote earlier today: https://msolenacrm.blog/2020/06/18/power-automate-for-cds-what-was-it-before-we-run-the-update-or-byebye-no-code/  I am all for plugins, I actually write them every day But, then, should not there be some way to work with pre/post images in PowerAutomate? Without code? And there is one, although “no code” solutions are not,… Read More »

TDS endpoint for custom development and data integrations?

TDS endpoint availability is, probably, one of the coolest technical capabilities introduced by Microsoft in the last few months. However, even though it’s great to be able to run SQL queries in the SQL management studio as described in Microsoft docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/developer/common-data-service/cds-sql-query There are other usage scenarios which seem to be very enticing. Using it… Read More »