My first certification ONLINE exam

Last week I took my first online exam for the Microsoft certification PL-100 Microsoft Power Platform App Maker (beta) using the Pearson VUE services. I think it was an interesting experience. Normally I would go to the test center to take the exam, where they have a room full of individual computers and they keep … Continue reading My first certification ONLINE exam

Managed Solutions, the NeverEnding Story

How many times have you had a conversation about unmanaged and managed solutions?. If you have worked with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement or Power Apps, probably you have already used solutions and you know what I'm talking about. The key question is: which one should I use? 😵 Managed solutions were introduced … Continue reading Managed Solutions, the NeverEnding Story

Actionable Power BI reports

Power BI is normally used to read and visualise data. However, you can go further than that and trigger actions to initiate other workflows. How powerful could this be?! Let's say we have a business scenario where we are analalysing the revenue of our customers. We have this inforamtion in our CRM system but we … Continue reading Actionable Power BI reports

Level Up God Mode

Level Up for Dynamics 365 is one of the most useful productivity tools if you are working with the Power Platform and model-driven apps. This utility is a Chrome extension that allows users to perform advanced actions, that normally would require JavaScript bookmarklets. In this article I'll describe how God Mode works and cover some … Continue reading Level Up God Mode

Where is my Category status?

The Dynamics 365 Category entity has certain peculiarities, like it doesn't have a state and status attributes as many other entities in Dynamics 365 and the Common Data Service. In this article I'll describe how to create your own custom Category Status and lock the attributes in the form accordingly. Dynamics 365 Category entity doesn't … Continue reading Where is my Category status?

CrmServiceClient connection timeout

The CrmServiceClient class allows you to connect easily to the Common Data Service and execute the API operations offered by the platform. Depending on your particular implementation, you may need to change the connection timeout. This article explains how to apply a custom timeout to a CrmServiceClient intance. As I covered in my previous article, … Continue reading CrmServiceClient connection timeout

OrganizationServiceProxy is null

The CrmServiceClient class is a key component of the Xrm Tooling library. This class has two important properties that, as a developer, you may have probably used in many instances: OrganizationServiceProxy and OrganizationWebProxyClient . Depending on the authentication type, these objects may be null. This article explains some of these cases. Let's have a look … Continue reading OrganizationServiceProxy is null