Category: General

Categories and tags are the two default taxonomies that we use at the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Community website. By design, all posts must be filed under at least one category. As you can imagine, ‘General’ is where we can list almost any topics that is not filed under the other subject headings.

However, some subjects are wide and broad in subject and need to be included in our blog, but don’t quite fit under the existing taxonomies. Hence the ‘General Category’. Content covered can vary from a .NET Runtime for AOT to a SharePoint Conference North America Keynote Summary, Pulse Survey or monthly top SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure resources.

9 Essential Problem Solving Tools: The Ultimate Guide
9 Essential Problem Solving Tools: The Ultimate Guide
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Problem solving studies have suggested that the average business professional spends 3 hours every week solving work-related problems! Problem solving may unfold differently depending on the industry, or even the department you work in. But most of us will agree that before you can fix any issue, you need to be clear on what it is,… READ MORE

Make your Power Apps search experience more Relevant
Make your Power Apps search experience more Relevant
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Microsoft recently launched a brand new search experience for Model-driven Power Apps and therefore also first-party Dynamics 365 apps operating on top of CDS. This is a significant step forward in the “non-structured” search capabilities in Power Apps. The structured queries one can construct via Advanced Find were always one of the most powerful features that the… READ MORE

Load data from SQL On-Premise to CDS (Common Data Service) using Power Platform dataflows
Load data from SQL On-Premise to CDS (Common Data Service) using Power Platform dataflows
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Let us continue our previous post about Power Platform dataflows where we created a connection to the below On-Premise SQL Server Database using an On-premises data gateway. Here we will use the Power Platformdataflows to load contact entity in CDS using that same on-prem table. Sign in to Power Apps https://make.powerapps.com/home Navigate to Data – Dataflows and create a new… READ MORE

Navigate Between Records in Power Apps Portals
Navigate Between Records in Power Apps Portals
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Wouldn’t it be great if you navigate between records without going back to the case list every time? This blog post will show you how to make it happen. The idea is pretty simple; I render an entity list on the edit case web page and with some custom liquid code generate “next” and “prev”… READ MORE

Built-in Column Sort Order in Power BI
Built-in Column Sort Order in Power BI
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The sort by column feature of Power BI hides some potentially unwanted complexities. This blog post shows how you can avoid having to sort a column by another column while maintaining a custom sort order. The problem Here’s a typical example: you sort month names by month numbers. Let’s say you want to remove filters… READ MORE

From Complex to Simple using Power Apps Functions
From Complex to Simple using Power Apps Functions
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Single Power Apps statement for a complex request Just as I “walk away” from a series of sessions that I’ve presented during the last 2 months, I’ve ended it with one that generated lots of interest. The “I’ve lost my car, help me find it (using AI Builder)!” presentation at Maple Power 2020 that focused on the… READ MORE

Account Address Capture & Mapping with Power Apps
Account Address Capture & Mapping with Power Apps
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In the Power Apps team blog there was an announcement of the GA availability of Geospatial Features for Canvas apps. In short, we now have a preview of two new controls powered by Azure Maps: Address Input control which suggests the correct address based on partial street names and autocompletes attributes like city, postal code, country,… READ MORE