How to Improve Employee Onboarding Using Microsoft Power Apps

Posted by Dave Fisher on 08.20.21

Employee onboarding can make or break your company’s relationship with a new hire, which can be a real challenge for most businesses.

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Topics: Power Apps

How To: Automatically Create Document Location for Records in Dataverse

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 02.02.21

Use this simple Flow as a template to create the document location for a record in Dynamics 365 or your custom Dataverse application.

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Topics: SharePoint, Document Management System, Flow, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Platform, Dataverse

How to: Create a Modal Form in Dataverse Model Apps

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 12.17.20

In this simple scenario, I will show you a JavaScript function that will allow you to open a Parent record from the child record's form. You may find this necessary when Quick View forms are not sufficient for displaying the parent record's data or you want users to be able to easily open the full form of the parent record.

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Topics: Power Apps, Dataverse

How to send tables with links to items in Power Automate Flow emails

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 08.19.20

Use Case

Recently, a client requested a daily digest email be sent to their support staff with a list of their active tickets, along with a link to the particular record. This blog will take you step-by-step through the usefulness of this Power Automate Flow and how I created it.

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Topics: Power Apps, Power Automate

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

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

Create a Microsoft Power App to track inventory or equipment

Posted by Brooke Appe on 05.08.20

Power Apps is an incredible tool allowing you to rapidly build low-code apps quickly and easily. In this demo, I will show you how to build an equipment tracking solution with SharePoint lists as a data source and a Power App user interface for ease of use on mobile devices.

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Topics: SharePoint, data management, Power Apps, Power Platform

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

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

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

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