Category Archives: Power Platform

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 »

Is it a multiselect optionset? Nope… it’s an N:N lookup

If you ever wanted to have your own multiselect optionset which would be utilizing an N:N relationship behind the scene, here you go: It works and behaves similarly to the out-of-the-box multiselect optionset, but it’s not an option set. It’s a custom PCF control that’s relying on the N:N relationship to display those dropdown values… Read More »