How to Create an Employee Performance Tracker using M365

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 01.30.22

When multiple projects are underway and being overseen by various teams, it’s important to check in with employee performance and see how things are progressing.

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Topics: Power BI, Microsoft, Dynamics 365, employee engagement, PowerApps

How Compliance Management Can Make or Break Your Company

Posted by Dave Fisher on 09.21.21

In the manufacturing industry, making sure that your compliance management is seamless can make or break your ability to do business.

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Topics: Information Architecture, Microsoft, PowerApps

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

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

How much will my PowerApp cost?  The top 3 factors.

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 10.24.18

There are many factors to consider when deciding on a PowerApps solution and this blog is designed to help you understand the costs associated with it. Microsoft's pricing page paints a feature-rich picture, but does not explain much about the costs associated with a PowerApps solution. I have broken it down into 3 basic components that drive cost:  Licensing, Onboarding & Training, and Building.  

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Topics: Workflow, Licensing, PowerApps

Types of PowerApps: Canvas Apps vs Model-Driven Apps

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 10.16.18


There has been a lot of buzz about PowerApps lately, some of which has involved a new type of app available for creation called a Model-Driven App. This post will explain the benefits and differences between canvas-based and model-driven apps.

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Topics: Dynamics 365, PowerApps

How To Get Rid of the GUID in PowerApps Forms

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 10.11.18

This is a common problem with PowerApps that isn’t immediately evident to someone who may be a citizen developer. You want to create an app to view or edit the data you have stored in SharePoint, Dynamics or some other connection that you have made. But why do the Lookup columns or fields display the GUID?

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Topics: Forms, PowerApps

Bring Your Forms to Life with PowerApps

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 09.13.18


With Microsoft Office 365 and PowerApps, there is no longer a reason to make your employees fill out a paper, PDF, or email template form.

There are 3 main reasons you should use PowerApps for your employees to fill out forms:

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Topics: SharePoint, Forms, PowerApps

PowerApps Checklist: 10 Things you need to know

Posted by Bernie Thibeault on 09.04.18

As you are getting ready to build your first PowerApp? Here is a list of what you should know before you begin:

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Topics: Licensing, PowerApps

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