Showing posts from January, 2021

How To Set Up AI Builder,Business Card Reader in Model Driven Apps

In this blog post l am going to write about one of many of my favourite features which Microsoft brought to model driven apps in recent times, AI Builder is designed to help their customers to easily automate processes and predict outcomes to help improve business performance. With a few simple steps here is how you can set up this out of the box functionality to leverage the AI Business Card Reader functionality 1 . Navigate and login into your Dynamics 365 online instance , Open Advanced Settings then Select Customization and click on Customize the system.  2 . A New Customization window will open. In this case configure the Business Card Reader for the Contact Table (previously known as Entity ) by Opening the Contact Table Form. 3. Create a new column (previously known as a Field ) with data type as Single Line Text. Add this column on to the table, then open Field Properties windows. 4 . Click on Controls Tab .Select AI Builder Business Card Control . 5 .Once Selected, Map the

Unable to Create a Dynamics 365 Trial

Issue I was trying to create free dynamics 365 trial instance ( ). But in " Create your business identity " step number 3 I was not getting a  textbox to create username. which meant l am unable to proceed to create a trial. Steps Taken  1. Cleared Browser Cache and tried different browsers and issue is still present 2. Reached out to Microsoft Support Solution For the fix to this check out the steps provided by Srinath Pega  here:

How to Query Microsoft Dataverse Data using SQL from Power BI or SSMS

Microsoft in recent months made available a much requested feature by many with the additional way to access read-only data in Microsoft Dataverse. The TDS endpoint for Microsoft Dataverse allows read-only access to Dataverse for reporting and analytics requirements. The Tabular Data Stream (TDS) Protocol endpoint functionality is managed by an administrator with access to the Admin center. This feature becomes a game changer as many Microsoft customers who required this feature and often went down the root of the Data Export Service can now start exploring this capability Prerequisites: To get started using this feature, you will need to ensure that TDS endpoint is enabled as this is required to be able to use this feature via Power BI or SSMS. Sign into the Power Platform Admin Center :( ), and then select the appropriate sandbox environment. Note: Its always good practice to test new features in a Sandbox Environment Validate t