Monitor Long-running Power Automate Flows with a Flow.

One of the major challenges we see with the growing number of flows in an Enterprise is – The 'governance' of Flows for IT Support. It is very easy to lose track of the flows (specially with the throttling limits in place) and if any of them are doing business critical activities/regulatory stuff, the end …

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Trigger Power Automate (Flow) Synchronously from CDS

💡 Triggering the flow Synchronously may not be a good idea. So, use it carefully. 💡 The steps mentioned here are not purely “citizen developer”, having said that it also doesn’t involve any coding. One should have knowledge on how to use Plugin Registration tool though. Again, as I mentioned in my previous blog post …

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Flows are not triggering or triggering very slow

There are times where for no “obvious” reason your flow stops working and/or triggering very slow (we are talking about hours together to trigger the flow).This I’m particularly talking in the context of CDS Trigger (when a record created/updated/deleted). When I faced this problem last week in one of our lower environments, It turns out …

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USD Customize toolbar buttons

Customize USD Toolbar buttons

One of the hidden features of USD is it’s ability to render the XAML as Display text for Tabs & Buttons (There might be some other places, which I haven’t looked yet 😊, Please post on comments if you see any other). The advantage of able to render the XAML is, you can change the …

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User Has Role

User Has Role in Workflow/Plugin

This morning, when I saw the requirement – “Check if the user has XYZ security role ... bla bla bla...”, Quite frankly, I thought it’s pretty straightforward. Join systemuserroles, roles and user, use RetrieveMultipleRequest – done!! But, when I started working on the task that’s when I realised there is this big gap (at least …

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Accelerate CRM web resources development using Fiddler

While developing web resources for Dynamics CRM, it is always a bit of pain to keep publish and test the changes. No matter how much-automated deployment you are talking about but those few minutes of publishing the solution breaks the flow of development for a “developer”. Here is a cool tip, using FIDDLER’s “Auto Responder” …

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A Highlighted USD session based on specific conditions

Change Session Colour in USD

The other day, came across this specific requirement to “highlight” session with a different colour for specific customer types. At first thought that is weird requirement, but after keep revisiting the requirement couple of times that does seems to be a good and not really an uncommon requirement. Take the examples – you want your agents to talk …

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Dispatcher Vs SafeDispatcher

Play safe – Use SafeDispatcher – Stop USD Crash

One of the better components that have been released as part of the USD 2.2.1 is ‘SafeDispatcher’. All these days, I hadn’t really given much care or thought to it, but now, after seeing the impact of it practically, I understand how important this component is for all custom hosted control developments. Hence, this blog …

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Unsaved content in CRM - Visual representation

Unsaved CRM changes – Visual representation in USD

The other day, when I’m in discussion with the #USDGuru - @ParkhurstNeil; He showed me his interesting approach to use these emoji icons to display on tabs. He mentioned something similar to this over here. That strikes me the thought – why can’t we use this as a Visual representation for Unsaved CRM Tab? And …

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