Category Archives: Dynamics 365

Making a PCF control readonly

Up until now, none of my PCF controls were meant to be readonly. But, of course, it would only make sense to prevent updates for inactive records and/or when some of those controls are set to be readonly in the form designer: Dynamics Ninja has already described the basics in his earlier post: https://dynamicsninja.blog/2019/11/25/is-your-pcf-control-read-only/ Just… Read More »

User licensing in D365 instance

When thinking about user licensing in D365 instances, you may be thinking of D365 applications. However, from the licensing standpoint D365 instance is nothing but an “advanced” CDS instance with a bunch of first-party apps deployed there, so it is still possible to use Power Apps “per app” and “per user” plans in those instances.… Read More »

A CDS security model which supports data sharing, but which is not using business units or access teams

We all know about the owner teams, security roles, access teams, field security profiles, etc. But there is yet another not-so-obvious security feature which controls access to CDS records through the “reparent” behavior on the “parental”/”configurable cascading” 1:N relationship. Why does it matter? See, on the diagram below, even though the security role is configured… Read More »

Application Insights for Canvas Apps?

In the new blog post, Power Platform product team is featuring Application Insights integration for Canvas Apps: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/log-telemetry-for-your-apps-using-azure-application-insights/ It does look great, and it’s one of those eye-catching/cool features which won’t leave you indifferent for sure: Although, I can’t get rid of the feeling that we are now observing how “Citizen Developers” world is getting… Read More »