Hey, I’m Mats ๐Ÿ‘‹

And I ๐Ÿ’• Power Platform and Azure and all things connected ๐Ÿ’ซ I like to discover all kinda of new stuff ๐Ÿ’ก I can’t remember stuff, so instead I will write it down here ๐Ÿ“š

ALM Power Platform โœจ Part 2 - spkl all the way

Welcome to the second part of our ALM series ๐Ÿš€ In the first part we discussed the idea behind it and made a rough sketch of how one can implement a Power Platform specific ALM process. In this part, we are looking at the Source Control step of it. Source control is our storage of every version and change we are making to our solution. This is incredibly helpful for documentation purposes but you can also easily roll back to the previous version....

January 16, 2022 ยท 6 min ยท Mats Necker

ALM Power Platform โœจ Part 1 - Overview and Process

ALM is a term being used more and more around the Power Platform and covers a wide area of topics. In this series, I want to take a deeper look at it and use a project of mine to illustrate the process with lots of examples. Letโ€™s start with the most obvious questions: What does โ€œALMโ€ even mean? ๐Ÿค” ALM is short for โ€œApplication Lifecycle Managementโ€ and is most commonly used to describe the combination of processes, tools, and most importantly people to manage a product or app during its complete lifecycle from development, testing, deployment, production usage, feedback and so on....

January 11, 2022 ยท 4 min ยท Mats Necker

Customize app commands ๐Ÿ‘Œ Part 1: Introduction & simple command

There is a new preview feature for Model-Driven Apps available: Customize app commands (preview) ๐ŸŽ‰ If you are familiar with Scott Durowโ€™s Ribbon Workbench then you will be familiar with the concept of modifying your apps ribbon menu or how Microsoft calls it nowadays - the command bar: Command bars are at the core of every model-driven app and appear in many different locations. Commands are arranged in relation to other commands and are associated with a command bar location....

October 6, 2021 ยท 6 min ยท Mats Necker

FetchXML Magic ๐Ÿ”ฅ Aggregations - Basics

Recently I had a few cases in working with Power Automate and Dataverse Plugins where I had do stuff like sums and other things related to many records. Until I mostly gone the probably โ€œmost simpleโ€ way: Fetching all relevant records and iterate through them and do the calculation that was needed. Works okay but always felt a bit cumbersome ๐Ÿค” This time I wanted to try something new I always was there but until now had never tried: FetchXML aggregates....

June 23, 2021 ยท 5 min ยท Mats Necker

Quick Tip ๐Ÿ’ก Embedded Canvas app - Data load problems in OnStart

Ever encountered problems with loading data in your Canvas app OnStart property when embedding it in a Model-Driven-App? While it usually works great, I found one situation where you have to put in some additional steps to ensure everything is loaded correctly. Time for a Quick Tip ๐Ÿ’ก โ“ Using ModelDrivenFormIntegration.Item as filter In my app I want to embed a Canvas app on the main form of my entity Budget....

May 26, 2021 ยท 3 min ยท Mats Necker