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On the Dynamic Consultants Group blog, we love highlighting the possibilities for targeted solutions based on the Power Platform. The Power Platform includes Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI. Within the Power Apps portfolio are both model-driven and Canvas apps. Model-driven apps are full-featured solutions like Dynamics 365 (the largest model-driven app), while Canvas apps meet a more specific business requirement. A few examples of this are the Expense Tracker app and 360 Customer...

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Over the past few months, Microsoft Teams has made a mark for itself as the go-to collaboration tool for businesses and healthcare organizations worldwide. Just last week, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella disclosed that over 75 million active users were logged in a single day, a new record. Also, daily meeting participants reached 200 million – another milestone. While most of the growth has been driven by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the trend toward...

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Millions of users around the world know and love Dynamics 365. It is the most extensive model-driven application globally, capable of supporting a range of business processes and requirements. For many organizations, only a subset of employees needs to access the full spectrum of features it provides. For these users, a Power App is a great way to meet a business requirement that is smaller in scope. As an example, Dynamic Consultants Group uses an...

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The Microsoft Power platform includes Power BI, Power Apps, and Power Automate (Flow). Earlier this month, Microsoft released a significant update to the Power Apps mobile application, which we will cover in this article. If you’re unfamiliar, the Power Apps mobile application is a way Canvas Apps are surfaced. These applications are web-based, which means they are accessible through a browser (in the case of a desktop) or the Power Apps application (in the case of...

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Microsoft estimates that over 500 million software applications will be developed over the next five years. The only problem is that there are not enough developers to support that estimate. According to Microsoft, only about 50 million applications are possible in five users, based on current and expected development capacity. Where will the other 450 million come from? The answer to that is Microsoft’s Power Apps platform. PowerApps is a low-code/no-code solution that enables drag-and-drop...

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We’ve had a focus on Power Apps content this week at the Dynamic Consultants Group blog. First, we covered the difference between a model-driven and Canvas app. Then we wrote about some exciting new mixed-reality capabilities that will be available for public preview in May 2020. Microsoft has invested time and effort into Power Apps, and we see the beginnings of what is possible with this platform. A few months ago, we showcased a custom Expense Tracker app,...

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If you’re looking into Microsoft Power Apps, you’re not alone. Thousands of businesses worldwide are turning to Power Apps to get applications into the hands of their users quickly. The benefit of Power Apps is the ability to easily deploy applications, with no prior coding experience required. Power Apps are built on top of the Microsoft Common Data Service platform. We cover this topic more in-depth in a recent blog post regarding the difference between...

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If you’re familiar with the Microsoft ecosystem, you may have heard of the terms PowerApp, model-driven app, and Canvas app. This article is to provide answers on differences between the two, and why you may want to use one over the other. An overview of PowerApps The goal of PowerApps is to reduce the complexity and difficulty of launching targeted business applications. Applications are built through the use of a graphical, drag-and-drop interface. Prior coding knowledge is not...

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One of the most significant advantages of Microsoft Dynamics 365 is the strong integration capabilities it has with other products across the Microsoft ecosystem. Power BI is a crucial part of this ecosystem. Power BI offers the ability to bring in data and insights from disparate sources. It visualizes data, turning it into insights that can are used personally or shared across an organization. You can consume these visualizations (and the underlying data) via three...

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If you are familiar with Power BI, you may have heard of Paginated Reports. These “pixel-perfect” reports are based on the Report Definition Language file in SQL Server Reporting Services. They are referred to as “paginated” because they are formatted to fit well within one page and can be printed or shared. This blog will go into detail on these reports, and share information on when to create them, how to design them, limitations, and...

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