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Improving PowerApps by Centralized Processing

Improving PowerApps by Centralized Processing

PowerApps are promoted as Low-Code / No-Code platform to write Apps and this is right! Power users can easily adopt the “programming” language which is similar to the Microsoft Excel Formula language. On the other hand, when developing PowerApps, users tend to duplicate command snippets and code fragments. I did this until I found a way to reduce this redundancy of my code copies in my apps. Let me show you this on a very simple example:Calling a Power Automate…

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Avoiding Parameter Chaos in PowerApps

Avoiding Parameter Chaos in PowerApps

I love PowerApps! This technology gives me the freedom to create a portable user interface (UI) for my demos in a couple of minutes. Well, sometimes it takes a little bit longer, especially when… Direct before NAV TechDays 2019 I decided to create a PowerApp to demonstrate the power of our Intelligent ERP framework. To execute the needed API calls I attached a Power Automate flow to my PowerApp. During setup of the flow I played a little bit to…

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Business Central – Custom Filter Tokens – in a Helloween Special for Directions EMEA

Business Central – Custom Filter Tokens – in a Helloween Special for Directions EMEA

Why not! It’s Halloween and it’s time to have fun! I created a little PowerApp which capture your hidden mystic Halloween personalities. Dependent on #AI Face Recognition, your “Special Halloween Profession” is Wizard, Zombie or …  BTW – Meet us at Directions EMEA to find your “Special Halloween Profession”! But, let’s bring it back to a serious context and see how Custom Filter Tokens are used. My Halloween characters can be Wizards, Undead or Others. The real filters are complex. But I can improve the usability by using Filter…

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#AImeetsBiz – 48 Hours of Coding and Fun

#AImeetsBiz – 48 Hours of Coding and Fun

One Team, one mission: Do something unbelievable within 48 hours … and YES, we did this at the Microsoft Hackathon in Munich! Our plan was to build a platform-supported service. We have set ourselves a use case. An intelligent service must be created in an easy way and typical for use in manufacturing companies. As example, we used a customer who build power generators. Tanks of a diesel generator must be regularly supplied with fuel. Tank monitoring with real time…

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Great Demos with Azure, PowerApps, AI, IoT and Dynamics 365 Business Central

Great Demos with Azure, PowerApps, AI, IoT and Dynamics 365 Business Central

How to explain the benefit of AI and IoT? How to perform it in a customer-event in a context of a classic ERP system? Well, this is an excellent question! Prepare some amazing demos with very common use cases – should be the answer! Everybody likes cookies, especially kids and developers! That’s a good base to start with “Cookie Technology” to explain Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and IoT. The Microsoft Power Platform and Azure empowers the users to create fantastic…

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Small Business and IoT Insides – A Story for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Small Business and IoT Insides – A Story for Dynamics 365 Business Central

An IoT idea direct from my summer vacation in Florida. Real-time information from swimming pools in Dynamics 365 Business Central for a pool cleaning company business. Lots of Microsoft Technology – D365BC, Azure IoT, VS Code with cool extensions, no hardware for IoT but PowerApps and Flow – Let’s see, what I used to setup this example. Setup of Dynamics 365 Business Central The pool cleaning company is a small business like each other service-oriented business. The company offers services…

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