Custom Connector: Extending your Power Apps using Azure Function and OpenAPI – Part One

Custom Connector Extending your Power Apps using Azure Function and OpenAPI Part One

As I am a big fan of Azure services and in particular Azure Functions, I recently focused my attention on the possibility to create a custom connector from an Azure service. Indeed, the field of possibilities becomes unlimited once you are able to add an abstraction layer between two services with a custom connector to provide Power Platform makers what they need to take their Power Apps to the next level. Power Platform Custom Connector Before getting to the heart of the matter, and especially if you are new to the term “Custom Connector”, it is essential to understand what...

Analyzing your Dataverse environment using Application Insights

Analyzing your Dataverse environment using Application Insights

Why monitoring is important for your environnement? What is included in this telemetry? Application Insight basics What about Dataverse analytics data? Telemetry type Application insight table name Unified Interface page loads pageViews Unified Interface outbound network requests Dependency Dataverse API incoming calls Request Plug-in executions Dependency SDK executions (Retrieve, RetrieveMultiple, FetchXML transformation, and so on) Dependency Exceptions during the execution of plug-in and SDK calls Exceptions Telemetry types and tables name Setting up your environment to export telemetry to Application Insight Analysing OOB analytics data As soon as the export is set up, you will quickly see that data is already being collected...

Extending Common Data Service using Azure Function – Part 1: Introduction

Extending Common Data Service using Azure Function - Part 1

What is an Azure Function? Serverless Azure Function Benefits When to use an Azure Function ? Creating an Azure Function from Azure Portal Configure your Visual Studio based on your previously created Azure Function 1. Create a new project from Visual Studio by selecting Azure Function template. 2. Specify the name of the project and the name of the solution. If you want to add more than one function to your project, do not put the solution and project in the same directory. 3. Choose the right trigger and be sure to use the Anonymous authorization level. 4. Once the...