Sorting Columns in the PowerApps Data Table

I’m hoping that by the time most people read this, native support for filtering and sorting the new Data Table control in PowerApps will be released, but since some users may be wanting this functionality now, here’s a quick guide to adding sorting to your columns: In my sample app, I have added a Data…

Should I replace my InfoPath forms with PowerApps?

With Microsoft releasing PowerApps to General Availability on Nov. 1st, many Office 365 subscribers can now get a much better feel for how PowerApps function, as well as how PowerApps will integrate with the Office 365 ecosystem.  With that being said, PowerApps has been touted as a “Successor” to InfoPath, but is it the right…

Office 365 PowerApps Deep(ish) Dive – Part 3

In our PowerApp, we can now Add new menus, so now let’s add the ability for the user to be able to View them as well! So, the first step will be to add a new screen as we did in Part 2 of this series.  This new screen will be named ‘View’.  Change the…

Office 365 PowerApps Deep(ish) Dive – Part 2

So, we have created our Datasource, Created our PowerApp, Created a ‘Home’ Screen, and added a “Create a New Menu’ button.  Our Next step will be to create a screen where we can Create our new menu, and wire up the button on the ‘Home’ screen to navigate to it. Create a New Menu Screen…

Migrating from SharePoint to SharePoint Online – More Areas to Consider

Building on one of my previous posts, I wanted to outline some more areas that can be challenging when migrating your on-premise SharePoint environment to Office 365.  Here are some things to watch out for: Hard Coded URL’s One of the great things with SharePoint, is it’s use of Relative URL’s.  This allows you to quickly…

SharePoint Workflow – Navigating the Options

So, you’ve got SharePoint (2013 or Online) deployed to your organization, and you’re ready to start automating all of those business processes you’ve defined across your business units.  Everyone told you this should be a breeze!  Well, let’s hold on a minute and examine your options before you start deploying all of those cool workflows…

Why are you hosting your own SharePoint Farm?

For many organizations I have spoken with over the past few years, I have noticed 2 specific trends when it comes to SharePoint: 1). “We’re really into the idea of the cloud, how do we do it?” or 2). “The cloud is Evil, we’re never doing it, quit bringing it up” And actually, the more…

Migrating from SharePoint On-Prem to SharePoint Online? Some Concerns:

Many organizations are currently attempting to make a decision on their role utilizing cloud technologies.  As the technologies have matured, the cloud has become a much more attractive option for companies that want to simplify their footprint around the services they offer to their customers and internal end users.  This has become especially true with…

Next Gen Portals in Office 365

As the Office 365 platform continues to improve and add new features to existing Office 365 offerings, Microsoft is also making a big push to provide Next Gen Portals for customer productivity. At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft showcased some of these new Next Gen Portals, and from my perspective, I can certainly see these easy to…