Dynamics and Power Platform 2020 Release Wave 2

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 07.08.20

Microsoft has just released the release notes for Dynamics 365, the Power Platform and Industry Accelerators. You can expect these features to start rolling out in preview in the coming months, and being generally available sometime this fall/winter. For those who don't know, industry accelerators are free app "accelerators," or features specific to an industry that are provided by Microsoft. It can get you up and running quickly with a functioning application with no configuration or development required.

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

Bernie Thibeault Earns New Certification from Microsoft

Posted by Dave Fisher on 06.05.20

Congratulations to our very own Bernie Thibeault for earning Microsoft's Dynamics 365 + Power Platform Solution Architect Expert Certification! Bernie is the first of Aerie's Solution Engineers to earn this certification badge; he is also a Microsoft Certified Professional for Business Applications. 

Bernie's experience building solutions using the Power Platform and Dynamics 365 helps Aerie’s clients solve complex business problems and increase the value of their investment in Microsoft technologies. To bring his expertise to the next level, Bernie spent months preparing for a series of three exams and certifications.

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Topics: Microsoft, Dynamics 365, Power Platform

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

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

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

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

A Complete Guide to Microsoft's Digital Feedback Loop

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 11.09.18

Microsoft's Business Applications are uniquely capable of helping you transform your business, enabling you to optimize your processes by connecting the key pillars of your business. You cannot name another business software company that can provide you with modern, integrated and intelligent applications for every part of your business process.

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Topics: Dynamics 365, Common Data Model, Digital Transformation, Digital Feedback Loop

Benefits of the Dynamics 365 Integrations with Office 365

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 11.06.18

I’m going to keep this introduction short and sweet. If you are making the decision between Dynamics 365 and another software or are wondering how to leverage Dynamics 365 and the other Microsoft productivity tools, it is a no-brainer to use the integration between Office 365 and Dynamics 365. Here’s why:

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Topics: SharePoint, Office 365, Outlook, Power BI, Business Intelligence, Dynamics 365, skype for business, PowerApps, OneDrive, AI, OneNote, Cortana, Dynamics 365 Integrations

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