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Create an Approval Process Template using SharePoint and Power Automate – Part 1

Posted on September 21, 2020 by DanyH

Overview and features How long does it take from you to develop a complex approval process? What about testing? Do you want a single simple solution that you can use to automate all your business processes? In this post I will show how to create a template using SharePoint and Power Automate that you can…

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What would I do to become a successful full-time Microsoft Freelancer?

Posted on February 28, 2020 by markjones333

If you are an IT Contractor working on-site and would like to become a full-time Microsoft Freelancer, you might need to think differently to succeed. Note: I started to write this post as a response to a couple of comments on Ant Clay’s¬†Employers: Are you prepared for the IR35 ticking time-bomb?, but decided it was…

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How to gain access to Microsoft Teams sites using SharePoint Designer

Posted on January 6, 2020 by DanyH

By default, you cannot open MS Teams site using SharePoint designer because Custom Script is not allowed on OneDrive, on sites users create themselves, on Group Sites such as sites created by MS Teams and on the root site for your organization. To allow custom script on MS Teams sites To allow custom script on…

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How to create an approval workflow with custom responses?

Posted on January 6, 2020 by DanyH

Not all approvals are as simple as Approve/Reject. Sometimes there are more than two options. For example, we need to approve, reject or re-submit for review. The Approvals V2 actions introduced the ability to replace the typical Approve/Reject choices with any number of user-defined choices but it required a premium P1 or better license. The…

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How to update the SharePoint People Picker Field using Power Automate

Posted on December 24, 2019 by DanyH

In this post, we are going to demonstrate how to create a Flow (using Power Automate) that updates a SharePoint people picker field using the “Send a HTTP request to SharePoint” action. The Flow will update the following people picker fields Requester: will be set to modified by field Manager: will be set from requester…

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How to create a Parent / Child PowerApp with related SharePoint Lists

Posted on July 2, 2019 by LauraR

Dealing with Parent / Child data in PowerApps can be a little challenging. In this post, I will show you exactly how to render data from a master SharePoint List and display the related (child) records in PowerApps. Related lists Concepts, what they are and some examples. SharePoint Lookup Fields. SharePoint Data in PowerApps and…

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PowerApps Best Practices

Posted on June 25, 2019 by DriesV

Introduction In this article we will look at: Branding Creating Responsive Screens. Using Collections to standardize your UI. Other UI Design best practices, including using SharePoint list to configure label text. Delegation how to work with it and around it Responsive Screens To demonstrate how you might set up your PowerApp UI to be responsive…

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Building consistent User Interfaces across multiple PowerApps screens with minimal fuss

Posted on June 18, 2019 by markstokes

PowerApps is a fantastic tool allowing Power Users to create applications with minimal code, quickly. However, as with many types of IDE, it’s very easy for it to become unmanageable and overwhelming as the number of screens, controls and complexity grows. In this post, we’re going to examine several approaches that you can use to…

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How to make PowerApps work when your remote users are disconnected (Offline)

Posted on June 11, 2019 by Matt Schuessler

Offline capabilities in PowerApps was one of the most requested features on UserVoice according to Microsoft so it is an incredibly popular topic. Making your PowerApps work when there is no connection to the Internet, offers huge benefits for remote field workers, salespeople and frequent travellers. We are clearly in an age where we can…

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Creating an autograph book with PowerApps, Flow, SharePoint and Azure (4,250 words)

Posted on May 28, 2019 by MattWeston365

If you’re prone to losing paper copies of autographs (or indeed anything!), or wish to create an app that would allow you to combine images into a Word document, then here is a solution using a combination of PowerApps, Flow, SharePoint and Azure Functions that could be the answer to your problems. This demo uses…

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The ultimate guide to using PowerApps with Zapier

Posted on May 16, 2019 by HughW

In this article, I want to show you step-by-step how to call Zapier from within a PowerApp. Specifically, I am going to show you how a user could register themselves onto an event in Crowdcast. If you don’t know what Crowdcast is, it’s an online meeting service allowing you to run single events (such as…

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What is PowerApps? The complete introduction

Posted on March 12, 2019 by DriesV

PowerApps is part of Office 365 and allows power users to create business applications in as little as a couple of hours. In this article, I’m going to show you how to start learning the basics of PowerApps. Once you’ve read this post, check out the 10-Book PowerApps Bundle for $19 (for a limited time),…

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