• Dynamics 365 Portals: Create new entity record from within Lookups

    If you have used Dynamics 365 you must be familiar with the + New button on the lookup. This enables the user to create a new item instead of selecting an existing one.

    This feature has been a frequent ask for Dynamics 365 Portals. The good news is that this functionality was added by the product team a few releases back. The bad news is that it is only partially done.

  • Integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 using Azure Logic App Service

    In this post I’ll discuss Data Integration using Azure Logic App Service, we will create a Logic app that gets triggered when a case is created in Dynamics 365 and inturns creates a work item in Visual Studio Team services for the team to work on.

    Logic App workflow is built using series of actions and Connectors, and has its own JSON based workflow definition schema, for details refer to my blog on The Basics of Azure Logic Apps Schema and Codeview editing

  • Basics of Azure Logic Apps Schema and Codeview editing

    Integrations using Logic App could be a fun exercise. Logic App provides a visual designer to model and automates your workflow process as a series of steps called as workflow designer UI,  for complex requirement Code view comes handy. In this blog, I will talk about the structure of logic app definition.

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 & Integrations

    In today’s business, it’s key to have Unified systems and processes. Often businesses struggle to integrate enterprise data across their ever-growing number of applications and systems, resulting in applications which are meant to help but actually harm productivity.

    Disconnected systems often overload employees with much of the painstaking work of searching data, data entry, data processing, and business analysis, and in some cases, data synchronization is manual and the onus of data integrity across systems will fall to employees.

    When businesses invest in digital transformation projects to improve efficiency and gain a competitive edge, they have to plan on how new systems and apps will interact with each other. Burdening their employees with the task of manually migrating data between various systems easily counteracts any ROI.

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Connector for Logic App gets an update

    Last week Microsoft released an update for Dynamics 365 Connector for Logic App, there are few long-awaited features in this update which I am excited about.

    With this update Microsoft have added support for option sets being exposed as strings in the response, this used to be a challenge earlier as Optionset value and mapping had to be hardcoded in the Logic app or Azure Functions.