Bernie Thibeault

Bernie Thibeault
A lifelong Vermonter, Bernie graduated from the University of Vermont and first joined Aerie on the business side of the organization. However, after working with Microsoft solutions, he found his true calling as a Solution Engineer, and is now Aerie's go-to resource for Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.

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Understanding the Technology

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 06.22.20

Continuing my blog series on Dynamics and CDS Best Practices, Understanding the Technology.

One of the biggest downfalls to any software solution is not always the solution itself, but the team, department, or company's understanding of that solution. You could have a perfect solution or application that fails miserably. Or, an imperfect solution that thrives. It all comes down to aligning the application to your users' experiences and expectations, as well as documenting your solution as you go, so anyone can step in to maintain it or get up to speed quickly on expected functionality.

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Get your Power Apps solution up quickly amidst the COVID-19 crisis

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 06.02.20

Power Apps has shortened the development life cycle of many projects due to the quickness with which you can get connections to your data up and running, no matter where it's stored. But that doesn’t mean you should throw typical software development processes to the wayside when building your apps.

We've recently helped our clients build applications quickly during these times to communicate crisis management news and updates, report on resource utilization, and facilitate work from home solutions.

If you are starting build or in the process of evaluating your next need, keep these important steps and milestones in mind when building your next app, whether it’s a Crisis Management app, or the Sales App that has been in the backlog since before Covid-19 happened.

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Topics: Strategy, Development, Power Apps

How To: Adding a Power App to your Teams Side Bar

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 04.02.20

Most people know that you have been able to add Power Apps to individual channels within a team. And you may also know that from the Teams Admin Center, an Administrator can create policies that update the left hand Teams navigation to include Power Apps.

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Deciphering CDM, CDS and Dynamics 365

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 03.31.20

You may be wondering what are all these acronyms mean, so hopefully by the end of this blog you will have a better understanding of each of these concepts and how to apply them.

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Topics: Dynamics 365, Common Data Model, Power Apps, Power Automate, Common Data Service

The Importance of Simplicity

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 03.26.20

This blog is the first part of the series: Dynamics 365 and CDS Design Best Practices Blog Series. We will cover in brief detail:

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Introducing: Dynamics 365 and CDS Design Best Practices Blog Series

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 03.24.20

I'm introducing a short blog series on Dynamics 365 and CDS design best practices that should be applied to any organization. These design approaches are not just for Dynamics 365, but can be applied for any business use case that involves software.

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Topics: Dynamics 365, Common Data Model, Dynamics 365 Integrations, Common Data Service

Aerie's Favorite Features from the Power Platform 2020 Spring Release

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 03.12.20

 

The Power Platform Spring 2020 Release notes are here, and they are full of new and exciting features that will enhance usability, efficiency, and integration with a variety of software and devices. Some of these features are not available yet. If you need the most up-to-date information, please refer to the Microsoft Release Notes.

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Topics: Power BI, Dynamics 365, Release Notes, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Platform

Spring '19 Business Application Release Notes are Here!

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 01.22.19

You can find the release notes at this link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/april19/

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Topics: Power BI, Dynamics 365, Flow, PowerApps, Cortana

How To Add a Maps Control to your PowerApp

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 11.21.18

Adding a Map control to your PowerApp can be very helpful to end users, but it is not available out of the box (unless we continue to keep voting here). There are many use cases, such as displaying a map based upon an Accounts address, or displaying the location of a Work Order.

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Topics: PowerApps

What is the Common Data Model?

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 11.15.18

For those who want a quick answer:

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Topics: Dynamics 365, Common Data Model, Digital Transformation

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