How to Embed a YouTube Video in a Power App

Posted by Brooke Appe on 04.09.20

The time might come when you’re building a Power App and you need to embed a video from YouTube or another source to easily play when clicked on. For instance, you are creating an app for employees to track maintenance and you need to add a quick demonstration video to pop up on the interface along with the line item. Or, you’re creating a physical therapy application for your clients with a checklist of exercises, and you want to provide an instructional video to make sure they are doing the exercise correctly. The options are limitless. 

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Topics: Power Apps, Power Platform, YouTube

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

Leveraging Microsoft Teams when working remotely

Posted by Dave Fisher on 03.30.20

While companies are dealing with the current crisis in a variety of ways, a vast majority of employees are now working remotely, at least for the foreseeable future. We’ve been hearing similar questions and themes from our customers about leveraging Microsoft Teams to improve organizational communication.

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Topics: Microsoft Teams

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

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

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