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

Diagnosing Changes with the Modern SharePoint Page Version History

Posted by Beau Cameron on 03.19.20

If you love SharePoint, then you already know about its rich document and information management capabilities. Version history is a feature of SharePoint that is extremely powerful if you need to look back in history at the changes of an item. This works great if you are working with list items only, as you can see how the fields have changed on a specific item over time. For documents and pages, SharePoint version history is unable to show us exactly what has changed within those pages.

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Topics: SharePoint Online

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

Rendering multi-value Choice fields vertically using JSON Column Formatting

Posted by Beau Cameron on 02.21.20

Recently I was working on some formatting with SharePoint lists and I found a really cool feature of Column Formatting that many users may not know about. If you need a refresher on Column Formatting in SharePoint, have a look here.

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Topics: SharePoint Online

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:

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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

Top 5 Secrets To Solving Healthcare Provider Problems

Posted by Carolyn Roberts on 11.19.18

If you're in the healthcare industry, or even if you're just a patient from time to time, the lack of efficiency in some areas of this industry may be as clear as day.  Fixing those problems is unfortunately not always as easy as identifying them.  There is a way to gain efficiency in the Healthcare Industry, however, and we'll show you how. 

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Topics: Security, cloud, Document Management System, setpoint, Microsoft Azure, Healthcare

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

5 Ways to Make Manufacturers More Productive

Posted by Carolyn Roberts on 11.13.18

You may think you've addressed and eliminated all of the major inefficiencies on your manufacturing floor but as technology evolves, if you're not re-evaluating opportunities to drive manufacturing quality and volume on an ongoing basis, you may be at a weakness to competitors who are.  

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Topics: manufacturing, data management, Digital Transformation

A Quick Guide to Dynamics & Power BI Dashboards

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 11.12.18

Dynamics 365 is a great tool on which to build any of your business applications. Buying a license will spin up an instance already configured with Sales, Customer Service, Field Service and Project Management modules. They all have the standard Dynamics dashboards and reports. But how do you know when you need to customize those reports, or better yet, upgrade your reporting to Power BI?

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Topics: Power BI, Dynamics 365

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