In this article, I would like to discuss what are the key difference between PowerApps Portals and old Dynamics CE portals. We will also discuss key advantages of using PowerApps portals as well as new features that are available. In case you are confused and want to know more about the differences and what will happen in the future than this article is for you.
One of my last projects required the creation of several custom tiles for Dynamics Marketing Customer Journeys. As you know, to create custom tile, you need to configure some XML and CSS files. You need to provide information about CSS font-family, which will be used to extract icons and some other parameters. Rather than creating and hosting my own CSS, I decided that it would be nice to check if I can reuse exiting font-family. Dynamics Marketing has already some tiles, so let’s see how to reuse them.
Sometimes we need to build a query which will return some data based on not lookup attributes, but on text attributes. You might need this when correct relationships between entities were not adequately defined during the implementation phase, but links between different objects can be determined by using data stored in the text fields. As an example, let’s check how to return data about the contact and related organization just using an email address.
In this article, I would like to provide my thoughts about the latest changes which Microsoft provided for Dynamics Marketing Event Management application. One of the essential points points for me was that Microsoft deprecated Portal APIs. It was evident as they were always telling that this way to extract and update data in CDS is wrong as it might block the functionality of the whole portal, so now they finally created external service with APIs. Let’s go through some important topics about application extensibility as well as other issues which were changed or updated.