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I guess that most of my readers will already be aware of this, as I’ve been spamming LinkedIn with the news: I wrote a book!

The book is called like this post’s title: “Extending Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Apps with Power Platform”. It covers some practical scenarios where I show how to use Power Apps, Power Automate or AI Builder with F&O data.

It also offers an introduction and overview into the Power Platform integration and F&O: linked environments, Dual-write, Virtual tables, Dataverse, PPAC, etc.

There’s a nice feature in Dynamics 365 F&O that lets us emit notifications when data is changed, created or deleted: the alert framework.

In this post, I will show you how to send the alerts as Business events and send emails notifying the users using a Power Automate flow.

When I was almost done writing this blog post, I found this blog post and video from Scott Gaines where he showed this scenario. Take a look at it for a clearer step-by-step guide: Using Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Alerts to Trigger Power Automate Flows.

Since Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations version 10.0.12 we’ve been able to use FnO (public) data entities as Dataverse Virtual Entities. This will allow us to create model-driven Power Apps for Finance and Operations entities without having to copy data between Finance and Operations and Dataverse. This opens a lot of scenarios and new ways of integrating MSDyn365FO with Customer Engagement.

If you want to learn more about setting up the Virtual Entities for FnO you can:

We’re heading into the third week staying home, and with some weeks more ahead of us we need some entertainment.

Last week Eva asked me if we could create an app using the Power Platform to play mime games remotely. She’d design it graphically and functionally and I’d (no) code it. And that’s what we did!

This past weekend I’ve attended my third 365 Saturday, this time in Barcelona, as a speaker. As you can see in the post title my session has been about creating inventory counting journals using AI with the Power Platform.