Create Power Apps Developer Environment

If you want to work on your Power Apps skills but are stuck as you do not have your own Dev environment where you can practice then below are the steps which will help you create a "Developer" environment using "Power Apps Community Plan" where you can practice. This environment is only for building your…

PCF Custom Control Builder

Now with PowerApps Component Framework for model-driven apps and PowerApps CLI generally available, I think the XrmToolbox plugin PCF Custom Control Builder will come very handy. This tool enables you to build Custom Controls with ease where you do not need to write the CLI commands. Most of the commands are consolidated into one button…

Create Custom Controls using PowerApp Component Framework

So many new features came up in April release but the one I was very excited about was creating custom controls using PowerApp Component Framework. If you are not sure what custom control is please read this article. I am documenting my experience of developing the custom controls (end-to-end) in this blog. Prepare your development…

Using new Solution Checker in Dynamics CRM

Recently you might have noticed a new solution named "PowerApp Checker" installed in your Online CRM instance and wondering what it is all about. Well as the name suggests it checks your solution for any usage of code that was deprecated or any performance or security issues in the code. It checks the plugin code…

Associate & Disassociate lookup data using CRM WebApi

The new CRM WebApi changes has been great to work with. Using the Web API verbs makes things easy to understand and develop. I always love working with Web APIs. While most of the verbs are easy to understand and use, associating and disassociating a lookup attribute on an entity has to be done in…

Add editable embedded form on parent CRM form

Few days ago one of my senior colleague asked me if we can embed editable form on parent CRM form. For example, embedding an editable Contact form inside of Account form. Well, I haven't done this before but wanted to give it a try. This is a very unusual scenario but I was able to…

RESOLVED: Issue when copying CRM Portal from PROD to DEV

Recently, I faced an issue when we copied our Production CRM instance down to Development instance. The CRM Portal on development instance stopped working. Issue CRM Portal on development instance was showing provisioning for a very long time. It felt like was stuck in a loop of provisioning the portal instance. Now, this could happen…

Configure Text Analysis in CRM with Azure Machine Learning Text Analysis

With lot of addition and improvements to Azure Machine Learning; Microsoft has done a tremendous job of integrating it with Dynamics 365. Bringing machine learning capabilities to Dynamics 365 will be benefited by lot of companies out there. One of the capability that Dynamics has is to do a text analysis on any attributes of…

Usage of Upsert in Dynamics CRM 2015 (Update 01)

When you take the first two letters of the word update and last four letters of the word insert then you come up with a word Upsert. Now you know what Upsert will do. Yes, you are right Upsert will either update or insert. But how Upsert defines which records to go for an update and…

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