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Power Apps component framework – Beyond the boundary

Note: I am going to write some dark magic with PCF. It is not currently supported by Microsoft. These are my personal findings. Views are my own. But if you want to dismantle PCF and want to test the boundary, then read further. Credit: Andrew Ly for his Number Button Selector control and feedback. Rami […]

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Six months after deploying my first canvas app in Power Apps

This post is more of rant than evangelist. In October 2018, I had involuntarily involved in developing Power Apps for one of our clients at work. “Why involuntarily?” you may ask. Well, although I mainly work with Microsoft platform, I play around with iOS and Android native app developments and help out my friends. So, […]

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Channel Integration Framework with Twilio – Part 1

I have posted the video of incoming call using CIF here. It is a live working demo using Twilio trial account. I am going to share my experience of making this so anyone can easily setup the basic features and start exploring more awesomeness. I have tested the public preview of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Channel […]

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Read Office 365 Message Centre using Office 365 Management API

I started my career as a web developer. Since then it is one of the best decision I have ever taken. Web has been evolving and because of it, low code platforms like Microsoft Flow makes our life a lot easier. In this post, I am going to show you how to read messages from […]

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Passing current login user of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Portal to external web app

You can get the detail of current login user in liquid template va user liquid object. There is another way you can get the current login user via XHR call. Microsoft CRM Portal has built-in API to generate JWT of current login user. The API is at https://<crm portal url>/_services/auth/token and returns JWT. This JWT […]

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Accessing Dynamics 365 WebAPI as an application user without using ADAL

Microsoft has recently posted the documentation for using Postman with Dynamics 365 WebAPI at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/developer/webapi/use-postman-web-api. This prompts you to login into the application using your credentials to generate a bearer token which is passed to Dynamics 365 WebAPI when a request is made. However, we, sometimes, need to use an application user to access WebAPI, […]

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Creating a custom connector to upload a file to Google Drive from Power Apps – Part 2

Part 1 can be found here. Swagger time To create a customer connector, you can upload either a swagger file or a Postman collection. I am not a swagger expert. But, apistudio makes my life easier. Let’s jump onto http://specgen.apistudio.io. Paste the URL that you used in Postman. Make sure you are using POST. You should […]

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Creating a custom connector to upload a file to Google Drive from Power Apps – Part 1

Knowing the limitation Although Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) and Power Apps support ready-to-use connectors for different services, it seems they do not have the same level of offerings between them. In Flow, for instance, there is a connector for Google Drive and there is a bunch of actions like creating/deleting a file, browsing the folder. […]

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Multiple user roles and entity permissions in Microsoft CRM Portal

Before reading the post, you may would like to read the official document on Microsoft at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/portals/assign-entity-permissions. This will give you a basic understanding of entity permissions in Microsoft CRM Portal. Your customer wants to build a portal using Microsoft CRM portal. Connection is used for linking their contacts and accounts. Your customer wants to control […]

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Microsoft CRM Portal (online) development essentials

After developing a custom portal on Microsoft CRM Portals, I like to share my experience. This is kind of starter guide to build highly customised web pages on Microsoft CRM portals. It is a high level and very informal guide. Libraries and frameworks To customise the portal, a good understanding of followings are essential. Bootstrap […]

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