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{No Code Way} Analysing results for a PowerApps portal poll
Category: Microsoft Dynamics CRM,Power Platform,powerapps portals Author: deepeshsomani2013 Date: 3 days ago Comments: 0

In my last blog I have mentioned all the steps required to put up a specific poll on a page. Please refer to the steps here: https://dynamicsofdynamicscrm.com/2020/06/02/no-code-way-change-poll-options-for-a-specific-powerapps-portal-page/ In this blog we will see how to analyse the poll results. Navigate to Portal management app –> Polls, the relevant Poll record and click on Options(Here you … Continue reading {No Code Way} Analysing results for a PowerApps portal poll
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{No Code Way} Change Poll options for a specific PowerApps Portal page
Category: Microsoft Dynamics CRM,Power Platform,powerapps portals Author: deepeshsomani2013 Date: 4 days ago Comments: 0

Polls are a great feature in PowerApps portals. However, I have seen them utilized in less scenarios. They are a great way to increase interaction on your portals. In one of my recent PowerApps portal projects there was a requirement to change the poll for a specific portal page. Here is the current look and … Continue reading {No Code Way} Change Poll options for a specific PowerApps Portal page
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Query CDS Data using SQL from Power BI or SSMS (Preview)
Category: Power BI,Power Platform,SQL,SSMS Author: Manish Rawat Date: 6 days ago Comments: 0

Recently Microsoft has announced a preview of an additional way to access read-only data in CDS. The TDS endpoint for CDS allows read-only access to the system for reporting and analytics. The Tabular Data Stream (TDS) Protocol endpoint is managed by an administrator. So far,  the CDS OData endpoint served as the single access point for all types of operations. In […]

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MB-400: Power Apps + Dynamics 365 Developer – Preparation Guide
Category: Certification,Certifications,Developer,Dynamics 365,Power Apps,Power Platform Author: Manish Rawat Date: 2 weeks ago Comments: 0

So, I was able to clear one more certification last week.After completing MB-400 exam last week, I would like to share my experience on how I prepared for this exam, and whats the impact of revised course update on the certification. I will talk about what to study and why hands-on is important. Do you […]

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Microsoft Build 2020
Category: Events,Power Automate,Power Platform Author: d365bits Date: 3 weeks ago Comments: 0

Microsoft Build kicked off today few hours ago and it is up and running live now and there were some great announcements came through so far from the sessions. I will be going to cover some of the announcements that I was able to capture today for the benefit of the community.

Dona Sarkar & Seth Juarez started the Microsoft Build 2020.

Satya Nadella mentioned about Microsoft mission and how it empowers people for building applications to help the community.

As always super excited about Power Platform and it’s exciting to see how it’s empowering developers and there are 3.5 million developers that is just amazing.

70% Increase in Professional developers using Power Apps. It’s just mind blowing the speed at which Power Platform is growing.

It’s amazing 70K new organizations are using Power Platfrom.

Power Platform is not only for low code development but it really empowers pro developers this is really powerful message that needs to spread into the developer community.

Microsoft Acquisition of Softomotive was also on display during the #MSBuild.

It’s great to see how all of these building blocks create the intelligent cloud and this is the future and it seems bright with what Microsoft is bringing out. Also scalability and flexibility is available with Azure been the backbone. No other cloud offers what Microsoft offers at the moment and it’s been growing exponentially with lots of features and capabilities.

Scott Hanselman announced about the Windows Terminal 1.0 available from today. You can experience is using the link aka.ms/terminal

Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Codespaces is building custom container which has everything you need. You can go to aka.ms/codespaces

The demonstration was super cool I really like the way this presentation

Running code from Teams was amazing. This was one my favorite from the #MSBuild2020.

New capabilities were announced in Azure Free Tier, Server-less Pricing, Auto-Scale

Azure Cognitive Services is so powerful and you can make your apps smarter using these capabilities.

New capabilities Azure Cognitive Services announced too.

Microsoft cloud comprises of Microsoft 365 , Dynamics 365 and Power Platform and it is built using Azure that makes it perfect match.

Azure Synapse Link which doesn’t required ETL.

Analytics in Power BI inside Azure Synapse Link.

New Azure Machine Learning Studio.

New Announcements in Azure Machine Learning

No matter which device you use Microsoft 365 covered it all. Enabling mission critical apps such as Teams is really great during these unprecedented times.

Building new application for teams and publishing it so that users can use it and in one shop application where you can access all your favorite applications make it more productive and you would only need to have Teams to work with other applications. Isn’t it amazing !!!

Publishing your Teams app to AppSource.

Teams and Power Apps is great combination this increases the productivity and let you build the Power Apps from the teams itself. And once you have completed the development you can embed it in the teams channel where users can access them and use it.

Also Imagine cup winners were announced too and the winners are Hollo.

The app which Hollo team build was a mental health companion web app using analytics and AI services.

I hope these will help you in day to day use of the Microsoft Products and it’s an amazing event #MSBuild. 🚀

Source: Kausun

Sales accelerator (Preview): Create and manage sequences
Category: Dynamics 365,Power Platform,Sales Insight Author: Manish Rawat Date: 4 weeks ago Comments: 0

Sequences are part of Sales accelerator and they help sales managers enforce best practices by introducing a set of consecutive activities for sellers to follow during the course of their day. A manager can connect sequences to leads and opportunities that appear in a seller’s work queue, to help sellers prioritize activities to focus on […]

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It’s All About Hack4Good 😊
Category: D365 Customer Engagement,Power Automate,Power BI,Power Platform,PowerApps Author: d365bits Date: 1 month ago Comments: 0


HACK4GOOD was an amazing event which brought world together on a weekend and all started to hack for good reasons. So many enthusiastic amazing people who loves Microsoft Business Applications (MBA’s) team up with passion to create solutions to help the world and lift it up. Building solutions which is to help the communities and people around the world is such a great thing.

I have been part of many hackathons and this was top of my list. It’s amazing to see the ideas which participants bring into the table and how they execute these ideas using the MBA’s. There were over 390 participants from 40 different countries representing all over the globe.

These Solutions are out there in internet and I thought of collecting these solutions and to give away to the community so that someone who sees these solutions can help the communities if they want to build a solution which is like the idea presented by these teams.

It all started by Chris briefing out teams on the #Hack4good. The image shown below captures all the main points he was touching upon.

Hack4Good – Briefing

The agenda was briefed as well.


There were wonderful time zone leads who were helping to arrange this massive hackathon. It’s not an easy task been a leader in these hackathons because you need to be skilled in adopting and being flexible because always the unexpected things happens and you would need to manage it. We should thank all leads for their amazing efforts.

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Hack4Good Team of Judges, Leads and Speakers

Time Zone Leads

Time Zone Leads
APAC Lisa Crosbie, Ee Lane Yu, Nijo Joseph
AMER Emma D’arcy, Andrew Welch
EMEA Lucy Bourne, Lee Baker, Alison Mulligan, Mike Hartley
Time Zone Judges – APAC

Time Zone Judges

Time Zone Judges
APAC Elaiza Benitez, Mark Smith
AMER Sarah Critchley, Brian Galicia
EMEA Ana Demeny, Scott Durow, Ben Vollmer

I was really inspired by the speeches from Dona, Keith, Chris and William they touch the heart of people.

Hack4Good – Speakers


Dona Sarkar
Keith Whatling
Will Dorrington
Chris Huntingford

Chris stared with briefing everyone out on the agenda and highlighting key information on the Hackathon. Also mentioning on his past experiences with Hackathons. He also went on to mentioned that some of the apps built in these hackathons are used by the businesses. Therefore, all your effort and time goes into this event is not wasted at all and business are benefitted from that as well.  

This was the most powerful message that captured my eye and thinking 3.7 million #PowerAddicts in the world who are using Power Platform that is just an incredible achievement by Microsoft. It is fascinating to see this. Thanks for Dona Sarkar sharing this and always loves listening to her amazing stories.

There are 3.7 million Power Addicts – Wow !

Keith shared a story about “Terry” during the kick off. How you can help people like Terry and how the technology transforms people’s lives and how we can help people like “Terry” using our knowledge.

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Terry the amazing human being

Then Leads in my session Lisa and Ee started briefing about the rules and what solutions you should be built and what are the criteria’s which will be judged upon.

Also, people didn’t forget to bring their humor and laughter to energize everyone.

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It’s all about fun and vibe

Our team Crime Master Gogo had fun too. It was great experience for Vaibhav Sharma, Subbaiah Thadiyangada and myself .

This was our Team Vaibhav, Subbaih and my self Crime Master Gogo in action !

There are amazing solutions built by the teams which participated in this #Hack4good event. I have gone through most of the videos mentioned below and it was amazing to see the spirit of everyone and how much everyone was focusing on the real problems they face day to day.  Then went on to build amazing application within few hours.

Please find the links below to the solutions.

Team/App Name
Crazy Power Solutions
Power nApps
Shop 4 My Street
Far from Home team’s
Caring Hands
Crime Master GOGO  
Automation Gold
Rapid Response App
Team Power Kiwi
KC College
Team Bourne Supremacy
Kleinvieh macht auch Mist
Power Mentor

Once solutions are submitted the regional judges started their job of selecting the winners from each region.

Below are the videos for announcing Winners. Congratulations to the winning teams from the regions. 🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏

Australia and New Zealand
EMEA Results

It was well worth weekend and spent in such a nice way and it helps to reenergize yourself during these unprecedented times and thanks to everyone who make this event a successful one.

Hope you enjoyed the article please reach to me if I missed out any of the solutions I will add it to the list. 😊

Source: Kausun

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