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The hassle-free way to install the Power Platform PowerShell cmdlets

Hi all I am a big fan of the PowerShell cmdlets for administering PowerApps and Flow. While the documentation is comprehensive, the install process is a little unclear and I see many people having trouble with it. The main reasons I see are: Not having administrative access to... Continue reading → No Tags

Getting pics to SharePoint from PowerApps is getting easier…

Hi all A long time ago now I detailed a method of getting photos to SharePoint via a custom connector. For a long time, this was the best way to handle the all-too-common need of uploading media to SharePoint. It was also my most popular Youtube video by... Continue reading → No Tags

A gotcha with PowerApps, Flow and migrated Managed Metadata columns

Hi all This week I have been migrating SharePoint content from one site collection to another using ShareGate and I hit a frustrating issue. After migration, SharePoint worked fine, but PowerApps and Flow were both unable to connect to any SharePoint lists that contained multi-value managed metadata columns.... Continue reading → No Tags

Some seriously powerful (and free) PDF functionality in PowerApps and Flow

Hiya Pretty much every time I run a project kick-off meeting involving tools like SharePoint or PowerApps, I always ask the group the following question: “If you had <insert goal here>, how would things be different to now”? (Replace <insert goal here> with any common IT platitude like... Continue reading → No Tags

Three ways to convert HTML to PDF using Microsoft Flow

The ability to generate PDF’s as part of a business process is a common one – mainly driven by compliance. A common way to do this is to create a HTML file and then convert that to PDF. <TLDR>Go to the conclusion for a summary of the approaches</TLDR>… Continue reading → No Tags

How to make a PowerApps activity feed via SharePoint search–Part 3

Background Hi and welcome to the third article that describes how to make a PowerApps-based activity feed based on SharePoint search results. If Google’s search algorithm has landed you here for the first time, then I suggest going back to parts 1 and 2 for background and context.… Continue reading → No Tags

How to make a PowerApps activity feed via SharePoint search–Part 2

Background Hi and welcome to the second article that describes how to make a PowerApps-based activity feed based on SharePoint search results. Although I did this as part of a large real-world client project, because of confidentiality considerations I am utilising one of my daughters PowerApps to illustrate… Continue reading → No Tags

How to make a PowerApps activity feed via SharePoint search–Part 1

Background In a recent project, I developed a portal for the Project Management function of a global multinational. One of the key design principles we took into the engagement was not to simply make an electronic version of a Project Management manual. Instead, the solution had to be… Continue reading → No Tags

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Rush Blog: Managed metadata support for PowerApps and Flow just dropped!

Okay so I have never, ever done a rush blog post before, but a feature just dropped that I have been waiting for this for a long time and I think it will make a lot of people happy. Currently I am working on a project that uses … Continue reading → No Tags

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