Lifecycle of a Power Apps Component

Latest trend in Dynamics 365 world is Power Apps Component Framework or in short PCF. Its pretty cool to have PCF components in our environment which gives us great visualization for the same data and also better usability for the end users. Understanding how these components work or in general the end to end lifecycle of this framework is really important to make sure that we develop these components the right way and triggers the required logic at the right time. In this blog we will try to understand the lifecycle of a Power Apps component in general and main methods which gets called during this life cycle.

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Decoding Manifest File in PCF – Power Platform

As the talk of the hour in Dynamics community, I am sure you will be well aware of Power Apps Component Framework aka PCF. Today in this blog we are trying to decode the different sections of a manifest file in the PCF project. Just to introduce you to manifest file which defines the properties that are available for use by the application hosting the component. These properties allow the application and component to communicate about data without the app having to understand the implementation of the component. This acts like an interface between the application and the component.

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Business Units in Dynamics 365

Businesses across the world are always divided into multiple departments or divisions for the administrative purposes from older times. Each of these divisions or departments work in their own way with their processes, products, customer and so on. In some organizations, we could find overlap or collaborations between these divisions or departments which is quite obvious. When we think about setting up a system for an organization, we need to consider all these aspects as its quite possible that depending on how the organizations works through collaborations the data accessible for users from one division or department might not be accessible for users from different department or they might only have read access to the data but not able to make any changes to the data. Being said that when we plan for a security architecture for the system these thoughts should be considered. The best way of implementing this would be to first logically groupings all these related activities together and then provide users access to each of these groupings depending on what they can access and what they can change. Dynamics 365 offers an option for this via Business Units. Business Units are the logical grouping or related business activities. In this blog, we will discuss about this capability in Dynamics 365.

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