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How to Write Plugin Unit Tests Step by Step in MS CRM Using FakeXrmEasy.

Unit testing is essential for ensuring that your MS CRM plugins function correctly. FakeXrmEasy is a testing library designed specifically for Dynamics 365 (CRM) that simplifies the process of writing unit tests by allowing you to mock the CRM environment. This guide will walk you through the steps to write plugin unit tests using FakeXrmEasy. […]

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Microsoft Power BI Certification Tutorial - Introduction #pl300 #powerbi #biconsultingpro #data


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Trigger a Power Automate Flow from a Custom Button in Dynamics 365 or Dataverse

There are few solutions out there already for triggering a Power Automate flow from a custom buttons/commands, each has its pros/cons but none of them are great. I think I found a nicer way. This method uses a custom page that opens as a modal when a command button is selected from a row in Dynamics 365 or Dataverse. The custom page ‘OnStart’ property triggers the flow and responds to the user when complete. BONUS: you can build a really nice UX that handles errors and conditional logic for the flows functionality which is so much better than hiding command buttons with no explanation or reason!


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BEST DAY EVER!!! #BDE #MicrosoftFabric


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Five Key Updates on WS2012 ESUs enabled by Azure Arc

We have a myriad of key updates for customers enrolled in WS2012/R2 ESUs enabled by Azure Arc! As we continue to refine and expand the offer, investments have focused on reducing friction and improve the usability of WS2012/R2 ESUs enabled by Azure Arc. We’re excited to announce our brand-new usage view, preview of the transition scenario, and improvements to pre-requisites, billing, and included capabilities.




  1. The ESU Usage View is now Public Preview for customers in Azure Portal. With the ESU Usage View, customers get visibility into their coverage of Azure Arc-enabled WS2012/R2 servers with Extended security Updates. Moreover, the view surfaces licenses that may be over-provisioned or under-provisioned comparing the licensed cores with linked servers helping ensuring licensing compliance. The ESU Usage View offers a bird’s eye summary for the ESU Deployment and Licensing for customers. 



  1. The ESU Transition Scenario from Volume Licensing to Azure Arc is now in Public Preview. Customers can using Azure CLI to programmatically generate new licenses, specifying the new Volume License Details parameter in az connectedmachine license | Microsoft Learn their Year 1 Volume Licensing entitlements by entering their respective Invoice Numbers. By specifying Year 1 Volume Licensing entitlements, the provisioned WS2012/R2 ESU Azure Arc licenses will not be backbilled for Year 1 with billing starting from Year 2 of WS2012/R2 ESUs in October 2024. Customers must specify this entitlement in their license provisioning to be exempt from Year 1 back billing, with the Portal Experience for this to be available by July end. 
  2. Customers no longer need Intermediate Certificates to receive WS2012/R2 ESUs through Azure Arc. Customers must update to Connected Machine Agent Version 1.40 or higher and install the Windows Server Servicing Stack Update (SSU) for April 2024 to eliminate the need for intermediate certificate installation and updates. For customers that are not running the sufficient version or have not downloaded the SSU, the intermediate certificates continue to be documented at: How to troubleshoot delivery of Extended Security Updates for Windows Server 2012 through Azure Arc - Azure Arc | Microsoft Learn.
  3. Azure Management services are included with WS2012/R2 ESUs enabled by Azure Arc. These capabilities have and continue to be available free of charge for servers enrolled in WS2012/R2 ESUs through Azure Arc. Capabilities include Azure Update Manager affording Patch Assessment and Delivery seamlessly from Azure, Azure Change Tracking and Inventory providing visibility into software on Arc-enabled servers, and Azure Machine Configuration (Azure Policy Guest Configuration) allowing for Desired State Configuration and Governance scenarios.
  4. Azure Arc ESU billing is independent of the linkage and server status of activated licenses. Activated licenses are charged based on their edition (Standard, Datacenter) and number of cores, irrespective of whether they are linked to any servers and the status of the servers.  This provides more consistent and standardized billing to customers

To learn more about the latest with Azure Arc-enabled servers and join our monthly community calls, visit https://aka.ms/ArcServerForumSignup.




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Secure data processing with AMD Confidential VMs on Azure Databricks


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Get Copilot responses based on your own files (no copy/paste)


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Improve security posture in Azure service connections with AzurePipelinesCredential

Learn about the new AzurePipelinesCredential, designed to support federated identity credential authentication through Azure Service Connections in Azure Pipelines.

The post Improve security posture in Azure service connections with AzurePipelinesCredential appeared first on Azure SDK Blog.


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Power BI Class 9 Identify Patterns and Trends by taik18


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Lumen Tech boosts dev productivity and gains with GitHub Copilot, Azure DevOps, and Visual Studio


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14 Most used realtime business use case for Plugin scenario based snippets in Dataverse/ Dynamics 365

Here is a list of sample Plugin Scenarios we mostly use in real live projects 1. Automatically generate a unique account number when a new account is created. Scenario: Automatically generate a unique account number when a new account is created. Explanation: This plugin triggers on the creation of a new account and assigns a…
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Microsoft Fabric for Data Analytics

Introduction Businesses often face the challenge of extracting value from a constantly expanding data lake. Traditional analytics solutions, often siloed…

The post Microsoft Fabric for Data Analytics appeared first on Microsoft Dynamics and NetSuite Partner & Dynamics CRM Consultants in San Diego.


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Embedding Microsoft Stream Videos in Power Apps from SharePoint


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#KnowYourMaplytics: Tutorial 2 - How to search Dynamics 365 records based on geographic parameters!


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How to Use Copilot in Word: Tutorial for Beginners


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European Power Platform Conference (EPPC) 2024 Highlights: Announcements, Updates and Brussels!

This time, let’s do things differently! We are thrilled to announce that we are back at one of the biggest yearly Power Platform events for the amazing Power Platform Community as a Gold Sponsor! Usually, we share what was announced during events, but this time, let’s go easy and take it one step at a… Read More »

The post European Power Platform Conference (EPPC) 2024 Highlights: Announcements, Updates and Brussels! first appeared on Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Tips and Tricks.


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CollabDays Helsinki – September 5 2024

Welcome to CollabDays Finland 2024, a conference dedicated to exploring the latest trends, tools, and technologies in the world of Microsoft 365 collaboration. Hosted by a team of industry experts and thought leaders, this event is designed to provide you with valuable insights, practical strategies, and hands-on learning opportunities to help you navigate the ever-changing


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Microsoft Copilot Studio Templates!


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How To Sort & Filter Chart In Report Builder

If you're looking to sort and filter chart data in Report Builder, this tutorial is for you. Delving into the nitty-gritty of data filtering, this guide walks you through the step-by-step process of filtering data by year and performance from within a chart.

With easy-to-follow instructions, you'll be able to effectively sort and filter your report data in no time. Moreover, the tutorial also includes a quick discussion on how to format your chart using the Properties pane, so you can customize and tweak the visualizations to your liking.

So whether you're a seasoned data analyst or just starting your journey with Report Builder, this tutorial equips you with the tools to optimize your chart data and glean meaningful insights from your reports.

Check out the link to the tutorial to start sorting and filtering your chart data in Report Builder today.

The post How To Sort & Filter Chart In Report Builder appeared first on Enterprise DNA.


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Power BI and Fabric capacities: Understand the difference and cost structure

P-SKUs, A-SKUs, EM-SKUs and now we also have F-SKUs… all these different capacities that are out there today each have their own specifics. Lately, I’ve been in a lot of conversations around Fabric capacities. There seems to be some unclarity around what you pay for in the end and how it compares to Power BI …

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Outlook (Win32) Becomes Outlook (Classic)

Microsoft has announced the formal renaming of the Win32 version of Outlook to be Outlook (classic). It's preparing for the general availability of the new Outlook for Windows, expected very soon into the new Microsoft fiscal year starting on July 1, 2024. The change doesn’t affect the status of Outlook (classic) or the commitment to support the client until at least 2029.


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Join us in July for Securing AI Apps on Azure!

Join us in July for a series of free live-streams sharing best practices for securing your AI apps on Azure. You'll learn about managed identity (keyless authentication), user sign-in with Microsoft Entra (for both internal and public-facing apps), data access control for RAG apps, and deployment of a RAG app to a fully private network.


Check out the session details below, or register for the entire series now. And don't worry, if you miss a session, you can catch up on the YouTube recording after.


Using Keyless Auth with Azure AI Services

July 2nd, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC)

Ready to go keyless and never worry about compromised keys again? All the Azure AI services support keyless authentication using role-based access control, making it possible for you to authenticate to the services with either your logged in local user identity or your deployed app's managed identity. We'll show you how to use keyless authentication with Azure OpenAI, demonstrating how to set up the access controls in the Portal, with the Azure CLI, or with infrastructure-as-code (Bicep). Then we'll connect to that Azure OpenAI service in our application code, using both the OpenAI SDK and the popular Langchain SDK. Our examples will be in Python, but you can use keyless auth with most modern OpenAI packages. Join us to go keyless today! Part of our Reactor series on Securing AI Apps on Azure!


Add User Login to AI Apps using Built-in Auth

July 8, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC)

Building an AI app on Azure and want to know the easiest way to let users sign-in? We'll show you how to setup built-in authentication on Azure App Service and Azure Container Apps. With built-in auth, employees can sign-in to either a workforce tenant or, thanks to Entra External ID, consumers can sign-in with a one-time passcode, username/password, or Google/Facebook login. Then your Azure app can display user details like their name, with minimal code changes. We'll demonstrate how to setup built-in auth to your apps using either the Graph SDK and the newly released Graph Bicep provider, and provide links to samples with full code provided. 


Add User Login to AI Apps using MSAL SDK

July 9, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC)

Need a user sign-in feature for your AI app? We'll show you how to setup an OAuth2 OIDC flow in Python using the the MSAL SDK with the open source identity package. You can use this approach to either enable employees to sign-in to a workforce tenant or, thanks to Entra External ID, let customers sign-in with a one-time passcode, username/password, or Google/Facebook login. Then your app can use user details from the Graph SDK, like their name and email. We'll also demonstrate how to automate the creation of Microsoft Entra applications using the Graph SDK. 


Handling User Auth for a SPA App on Azure

July 10, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC)

Many modern web applications use a SPA architecture: a single-page web app for the frontend and an API for the backend. In this talk, we'll discover how you can add user authentication to a SPA app using Microsoft Entra, using the MSAL.JS SDK on the frontend and the MSAL Python SDK on the backend. Learn how to set up Entra applications correctly, one for the client and one for the server, and how to use the on-behalf-of-flow on the server for handling tokens sent from the client. Our example application will be an AI RAG application with a React frontend and Python backend, but you can apply the same principles to any SPA applications that need user authentication. 


Data Access Control for AI RAG Apps on Azure

July 17, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC)

If you're trying to get an LLM to accurately answer questions about your own documents, you need RAG: Retrieval Augmented Generation. With a RAG approach, the app first searches a knowledge base for relevant matches to a user's query, then sends the results to the LLM along with the original question. What if you have documents that should only be accessed by a subset of your users, like a group or a single user? Then you need data access controls to ensure that document visibility is respected during the RAG flow. In this session, we'll show an approach using Azure AI Search with data access controls to only search the documents that can be seen by the logged in user. We'll also demonstrate a feature for user-uploaded documents that uses data access controls along with Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2. 


Deploying an AI App to a Private Network on Azure

July 25, 2024

11:00 PM - 12:00 AM (UTC)

To ensure that your AI app can only be accessed within your enterprise network, you should deploy it to an Azure virtual network with private endpoints for each Azure service used. In this session, we'll show how to deploy an AI RAG application to a virtual network that includes App Service, AI Search, OpenAI, Document Intelligence, and Blob storage, and we'll do it entirely with infrastructure-as-code (Bicep) so that you can do the same deployment. Then we'll log in to the virtual network using Azure Bastion with a virtual machine to demonstrate that we can access the RAG app from inside the network, and only inside the network. 



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Power BI Filtering Techniques For Tables

If you're dealing with massive tables in Power BI, filtering the data is essential to extract the information you need for your analysis. In this blog, you'll learn about various filtering techniques that will help you work with large tables more efficiently.

The blog provides simple yet effective techniques that can be applied when dealing with large, complex data sources such as databases or ERP systems. These techniques include using filters to remove unnecessary data and reduce the size of the table, using query reduction techniques to select only the columns you need, and using the “Remove Rows” feature to exclude specific rows that are not required for your analysis.

By adopting these filtering techniques, you can substantially improve query performance and reduce loading times when working with large tables in Power BI. This blog is helpful for not only Power BI beginners but also for seasoned data analysts, helping them boost their productivity and deliver more accurate insights.

The post Power BI Filtering Techniques For Tables originally appeared on Enterprise DNA Blog.


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Use Recycle Bin to restore deleted records (Preview)– Dataverse / Dynamics 365

To enable the feature, log in to Power Platform Admin Center https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/environments Environment >> Settings >> Features and enable it We can specify 30 days as the maximum recovery time. Let us delete some of the contact and lead records. Navigate to Environment >> Settings >> Data Management >> View Deleted Records to view the … Continue reading "Use Recycle Bin to restore deleted records (Preview)– Dataverse / Dynamics 365"


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