Common Data Service – a complete overview

In this series of posts I will look at all the different elements in the Common Data Services (CDS). The subjects covered in this series are: What is the Common Data Service? How can we integrate with the Common Data Service? Common Data Service actions available within Microsoft Flow Common Data Service operations available in … Continue reading Common Data Service – a complete overview

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Dynamics Plans

Dynamics 365 Plans and licensing

I always thought that SharePoint licensing was complicated. Recently I have changed my mind on this. Have you ever looked into Dynamics 365 licensing? On the Dynamics 365 Pricing site you can find a great overview in the licensing guide with 60 pages of details explaining it all. As you read through the guide it … Continue reading Dynamics 365 Plans and licensing

Do Until Example

Do Until in Microsoft Flow, first do then think!

Whether you use Dynamics 365 or SharePoint Online, in Microsoft Flow there are quite a lot of controls that help you build your business processes.  One of those controls is the Do Until control. As the name already says this control will do something until a certain condition is true. In this post I will … Continue reading Do Until in Microsoft Flow, first do then think!

Access Common Data Services through PowerShell

PowerApps / Microsoft Flow – Access your CDS using PowerShell

Recently Microsoft have added the Common Data Services to Powerapps and PowerShell. It is great to have a central place to store data, however configuring all the entities can be painful if you have to click through all the options. The new solution model helps you to move configurations between different environments, but still it … Continue reading PowerApps / Microsoft Flow – Access your CDS using PowerShell

PowerApps – Common Data Services, the Ins and the Outs of your data store

In my previous post I mentioned the Common Data Services. In this post I will look at the CDS in more detail. When starting with the CDS it is easy to create new entities and each entity can be used to store your business data in. Then PowerApps can be used to maintain your data … Continue reading PowerApps – Common Data Services, the Ins and the Outs of your data store

Dynamics 365 vs the Common Data Services

Dynamics CRM, Dynamics 365, Common Data Services it can be very confusing. What is what? 3 names that are commonly used and as lot seems to refer to the same thing. The names aren't always used correctly by everybody. I will also have a look at creating customisations using Managed Solutions, Unmanaged Solutions vs just … Continue reading Dynamics 365 vs the Common Data Services

Microsoft Flow – Business process flows from a traditional Flow perspective

Recently Microsoft added Business process flows to their Microsoft Flow platform. If you thought that this was just like Flow then you will very quickly find out that it is not. A bit of background first As part of Dynamics 365 there is the Process Center. Within the Process Center you can maintain processes within … Continue reading Microsoft Flow – Business process flows from a traditional Flow perspective