EDD - Emoji Driven Design ๐Ÿ˜Ž

You might have heard of Domain Driven Design (DDD), or in case of Power Platform of License Driven Design but do you know there is a new kid on block? Today we are going to introduce Emoji Driven Design (EDD) ๐Ÿฅณ In my last post I was exploring how you can utilize Emojis as table and app icons. People seemed to like it so in this post I wanted to explore where else we can use Emojis in Model-Driven apps to quickly enhance their user experience and looks....

April 29, 2021 ยท 4 min ยท Mats Necker

Use emojis as table & app icons ๐Ÿ˜

When you take a look around this blog you might notice that Iโ€™m a huge of using emojis. They offer a lot advantages and make texts easier to read by supplying visual emphasis. Thanks to the power of Unicode we can use almost everywhere. That includes the Power Platform. I probably first saw this applied by Megan Walker in her famous post Using Emojis in Option Sets. After seeing that you can put them in option sets and charts, my apps started to look a lot more colorful โœŒ...

March 27, 2021 ยท 3 min ยท Mats Necker

Canvas in Outlook ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“ซ Overview

Canvas Apps provide an awesome way of presenting tailored UIs to customers in order to enable them to solve their problems in the best possible way. However, a lot of users still love their Outlook client and seem to spend most of their time writing mails in it. Power Apps already provides a built-in Outlook Add-in to get Model-Driven Apps running in Outlook, but there is no such way for Canvas Apps....

March 19, 2021 ยท 1 min ยท Mats Necker

Canvas in Outlook ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“ซ Part 3 - Use mail properties

In the first and second part of our series we learned what we want to achieve and created our first Outlook Add-in which displays our own custom canvas app. Yay! ๐ŸŽ‰ Now we are going to make the whole experience dynamic. Until now the displayed canvas is static in a way, that it is not aware on which mail it is displayed. For that reason, we are going to transfer parameters from the Outlook to the canvas app....

March 11, 2021 ยท 5 min ยท Mats Necker

Canvas in Outlook ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“ซ Part 2 - Set up Office Add-in

Embed Canvas apps in Outlook In the first part of our series we looked into what we want to achieve and what the requirements are. So make sure to check out the requirements and set yourself up for this part. Because now we want to actually create a very simple Outlook add-in ๐Ÿš€ While Outlook Add-ins uses technology that the average Power Platform maker does not necessarily posses, following this introduction is doable even if your not a developer!...

February 25, 2021 ยท 4 min ยท Mats Necker