Tag Archives: PowerApps

Now that everyone can quickly build and share low-code apps – will everyone do?

“Now everyone can quickly build and share low-code apps with Microsoft Power Apps” – this is the slogan you see when you open https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/ This is how Microsoft sees Power Apps, and, in the bigger schema, this is what Power Platform is all about – democratizing development by providing the tools everyone can use. With… Read More »

New solution designer is moving backwards – and that’s great! We can see hidden elements on the forms now!

It’s been a while since “treeview” experience had been added in the preview portal: https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics/have-you-visited-preview-version-of-the-maker-portal-lately-there-is-solution-treeview-there/ Now we can also see “hidden” elements in the form designer! Classic designer had some nice stuff, after all, and now those features are making their way back into the new designer. There is “created by” on the form below,… Read More »

Model-driven app configuration entity – the most unusual approach I’ve ever seen, but it works

I was looking at the Omnichannel lately, and , then, I realized something that might be worth sharing. You know how we would often create a configuration entity in our model-driven apps? Omnichannel is doing just that, but it’s taking it one step further. It provides multiple forms for the configuration entity so that each… Read More »

Why would you want to restart your portal?

It’s been a few days since my colleague had run into the error below with the Power Apps Portals: From the stacktrace, we can probably guess that the problem is related to the permissions somehow: Adxstudio.Xrm.Cms.Security.WebsiteAccessPermissionProvider.TryAssertRightProperty And, yes, this issues started to happen once an Administrator web role had been deleted. That did not happen… Read More »

How do we pass configuration settings to the virtual entity plugins?

When configuring a data source in the plugin registration tool, there is this note which implies that we should be able to supply configuration settings to the data provider plug-ins: There are a few more details in the docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/data-platform/create-edit-virtual-entities Which is encouraging, but it’s still not clear how do we read those configuration settings… Read More »