This post confused me way to much. Nothing seemed to make sense, and the only thing I could focus on was the extremely odd name Dataflex.
What about the name….
A quick online search shows that the name is already in use. Not only is it in use, but it is used by a competitive product offering low-code development! How on earth is it even possible to miss out on this?
This sounds like a whole new SkyDrive – OneDrive problem, so I’m going to wait a bit before I rebrand everything to Dataflex
The voice of reason
My mind has been twisting and turning to understand the reasoning of it all of this, and luckily we have Jukka. His post is what Microsoft should have posted originally. It explains everything I was wondering about….. Except the name 😂
I know that change online is imminent, and is continuous. I don’t mind this, but i do mind how it’s done. I would never have noticed this if I had not created a new demo. It is a little annoying that the functionality introduced can’t be put to use in my existing environment.
This rant is just because I like to keep things vanilla as long as possible. The changes we see here make it even more clear that the platform where I work every day still is an open platform, and not at all a product. If certain things would act more like a product the changes would apply to everyone, and behave the same way. There will always be pro’s and con’s for Platform VS Product..
Not sure when it happened, but the 1 form App for Outlook configuration has now become 2.
Form 1: App for Outlook Contact Card
Form 2: App for Outlook Contact Quick View – NEW
Why does this matter?
I am not sure yet, and that is the problem. Why split them up in the first place? Another extremely interesting thing about the new form is magic in the background that we can’t manipulate or recreate.
The new CASE subgrid looks like this
Not sure what this name means, but its obviously something they have defined after converting the old forms to the new forms.
Lets have a look why this is wierd:
The following picture is in a new untouched demo. The subgrids should have: Account Name Next Activity (Subgrid) Last Activity (Subgrid) Opportunity (Subgrid) – Showing Case (Subgrid)
But as you can see, it only shows content where content is present. If I add a case to the contact Thomas Outlook, it will dynamically show cases in App for Outlook.
This is a great feature, so why am I complaining about it? Well, i can’t reproduce it. That’s why!
This is the same setup in config, but Cases are constantly showing here. I tried every step in config to recreate the function, but no luck..
I even tried importing a UN-managed and Managed solution from the vanilla environment to my existing production without any luck.
Did I not get the memo on this change by any chance? 🙂