I’m Aaron, and I’ve been consulting in the Power Platform & Dynamics 365 “CRM”, as well as their predecessors for 10+ years now! I am currently the Head of Power Platform at a Change Management organisation and I love to make digital work better for end users.
Earlier this week I had a requirement to create a screen that would help others forecast an activity for the next 12 months. Whilst I was happy working with the data model, ensuring that the year was based on this month and the next eleven was more difficult than I anticipated. I suspect that this … Continue reading Create a Rolling Calendar Year in Canvas Apps →
With Microsoft expanding their suite of apps every month, it can be difficult to create the right view of data for you to personally consume without context switching. Recently I have been exploring the Office365Outlook Connector in Canvas Apps to bring a day view of my calendar into a Power App alongside information from other … Continue reading Visualise Your Day’s Meetings in Canvas Apps →
One of the biggest challenges that we face when building apps and automations is the decision on where to store my data. Sometimes this choice may be dictated to us based on licensing and architectural factors, however, if you have a choice of options then this blog post is for you. Think about the way … Continue reading Choosing The Right Data Source for Power Apps & Power Automate →
This week I faced a very old school problem with model-driven apps from the days of working on-premise with Dynamics CRM, I needed to show two different series on the same graph, but every time I would view the chart it would show me two different scales on the same Y-Axis! As this chart was … Continue reading Consistent Y-Axis in Model-Driven App Charts →
One of the first lessons when getting to grips with Canvas Apps was that you should always use Collections where possible to reduce the number of calls to the original data source, and with any luck, you may see a performance increase as a result too. However, I often find that the data source I’m … Continue reading Reduce Columns Created in a Collection in Canvas Apps →
As a manager of a team of consultants, I no longer have my own configuration problems anymore, so troubleshooting is a theme that plays into every single working day. When I started 10+ years ago, seeing an error would fill me with dread, sweat, and stress that I just couldn’t shake, and today I see … Continue reading Keeping Calm Whilst Troubleshooting Software Bugs →
One of the technical challenges we have in the UK is that for half of the year we are in the UTC time zone that we’re all familiar with, and the other half we’re in British Summer Time (BST). Those lucky few that keep the same time zone all year don’t know how easy they … Continue reading How to convert UTC into Your Local Timezone in Canvas Apps →
No matter how amazing an organisation may be, unfortunately there will always be the possibility of someone leaving the organisation. When it comes to Power Automate, this means that you can be stuck with the original Owner of the Cloud Flow having left the organisation, where Connection References eventually error, and lead to an automated … Continue reading Modify An Owner’s Connection References in Power Automate →
Way before Microsoft had a fully-fledged Outlook and Microsoft To Do app for iOS and Android, there were two apps that tightly integrated with each other to form an absolute machine in productivity – Sunrise and Wunderlist. Tasks would show as ‘All Day’ items at the top of your calendar, with ticks next to each … Continue reading Find & Use Microsoft To Do For Your Personal Account in Power Automate →
A couple of weeks ago I found an empty slot in my diary, and I (dangerously) thought “I know, I’ll brush up on my Canvas app skills!”. In my role I find myself looking across multiple Dynamics 365 apps, Excel spreadsheets, and Power BI reports daily, and I set myself the task of bringing all … Continue reading Delegation in Canvas Apps →
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