Modern link sharing UI, co-presence, online status (preview) in the model-driven app (Dynamics 365)


To enable the Collaboration preview feature, log in to the Power Platform Administration Center, select the Environment >> Settings >> Features >> Collaboration


Currently, the following entities are supported – Case, Contact, Account, and Opportunity.

Enabling this feature adds a new section in the command bar for the records, that allows us to see the other users working on the same record.

Here we can see 2 other users working on the same contact record.

We can select the user’s picture to see their status, send an email, start teams chat, and open the contact card.

Send Email opens the default mail app with To populated.

Teams chat opens the team for a chat.

Open contact card opens the contact’s card.

Share allows emailing the link of the current record and sharing the record.

Email link

Clicking on Manage access opens the share records dialog.

Get all the details here –

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/user/collaboration

Also check – Collaborate using comments –https://nishantrana.me/2021/12/16/collaborate-using-comments-preview-in-modern-app-designer-power-apps-dynamics-365/

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How to – Use Advanced lookup in Model-driven Power Apps / Dynamics 365


To enabled Advanced Lookup, log into to Power Platform Admin Center, navigate to

Environment >> [Select Environment] >> Settings >> Behavior

Enable the Lookup behavior and Save.

This adds the Advanced Lookup option in the Lookup dialog.


Clicking on it opens the Advanced Lookup Grid 


We can perform SEARCH within a selected View, CHANGE a view, can FILTER it the results further to show only records owned, ADD a new record, SORT the grid.


The best part is we can open/edit an existing record as well as add new ones without losing the existing context.

Opening an existing record from the result opens the record in the new pop-up window as shown below.

Similarly, the Add new option opens the Quick Create form.

In case of special data type like Party List or Regarding, we can select multiple records of different entities we are presented with.

Similar the option to Add new records list all the tables/entities applicable to that lookup.

Thus the new advanced lookup makes working with Lookup much simpler and effective and we should start adapting / using it.

Blog posts on 2021 Release Wave 1 – Dynamics 365

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