Business Apps and Power Platform Highlights from Ignite 2021

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 11.09.21

Ignite 2021 has come and passed, and another year of virtual conferences means that you can consume most, if not all, of the conference content on-demand with no extra charges.

You can find key news from the conference can be found on the Ignite website and videos. However, I've curated some of the most important highlights for Dynamics, Business Applications, and the Power Platform.

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Topics: Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power Platform

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 toggle visuals on and off in Power BI Reports

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 09.29.20

When building a Power BI report, it's important to take screen space into consideration. You don't want an overcrowded report canvas that makes it tough for your decision-makers to find the actionable insights they need to make their decisions. 

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Topics: Power BI, Power Platform, How To

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

Create a Microsoft Power App to track inventory or equipment

Posted by Brooke Fleming 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 Fleming 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

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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