Category Archives: Dynamics

Securing email details while keeping emails visible to all users

Sometimes, project requirements can take an interesting turn, and we may need to think of unusual solutions. Fortunately, we have powerful options up the sleeve, since, after all, we are not talking about some kind of a csv file here – it’s Microsoft Dataverse! So, when it comes to the activity tables in Power Platform,… Read More »

Power Apps Portals: redirecting newly registered users to a custom page

When registering on the portal, users are, normally, redirected to the  profile page by default. It seems, though, this is not, really, configurable, through the portal settings, so is there a workaround? It seems this should be doable, but, first, let’s look at another screenshot here: What this means is that, once a user is… Read More »

Have you visited preview version of the maker portal lately? There is solution treeview there

If there is any single feature I’ve been missing ever since new maker portal started to take over from the classic solution designer, it’s the treeview. However, have you visited preview version of the maker portal lately? Some things are definitely brewing there, and one of them is new solution experience which brings back… right,… Read More »

Sometimes, we still do certain things using on-premise technologies. I just spent half of my day solving a strange problem with SSIS

It’s been a while since I wrote about SSIS – most of what we do these days is happening in the cloud. But, sometimes, we still need to resort to the old good time-proven technologies… such as SSIS. What’s the de-facto standard toolset of any Dynamics/PowerPlatform consultant who need to use SSIS? Well, that’s, of… Read More »

Hidden fields are not “required” anymore in model-driven forms?

Coincidentally, there seem to be change in how required fields are treated in the model-driven forms. I’m saying “coincidentally”, since I recently wrote a post on a related(though different) topic: https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics-crm/how-to-not-to-get-stuck-on-the-required-fields-when-creating-a-power-automate-flow/ And, then, a co-worker just mentioned that, it seems, hidden fields are not “required” anymore in the model-driven forms even if they have been… Read More »

Image control for model-driven apps

You may have seen the announcement: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/simple-image-control-for-model-driven-apps/ So, I was looking at it tonight and realized that I should probably take it for a spin on my phone. After all, one of the obvious scenarios would be to have a few image fields on the form so we could open that form on the mobile… Read More »