Eric Shupps


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Eric Shupps is the founder and CTO of Apptigent, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for Microsoft, Salesforce, and more. Eric has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, primarily focused on Microsoft software and services, as a consultant, administrator, architect, developer and trainer. He co-hosts the Community CloudCast, has authored numerous technology articles, and speaks at user group meetings and conferences around the world.

Published by Eric Shupps

Power Platform Connectors Publishing, Certification, and Deployment

- 34 min read-Eric Shupps
The article outlines how creators of Power Platform custom connectors can share their connectors around the globe using Power Automate, Power Apps, and Azure Logic Apps. It details the structured certification process, from packaging and validating connectors to conform with Microsoft's guidelines, to documenting and submitting these for inclusion in the official connector gallery. The process, while technical and geared towards professional developers, is accessible to those willing to learn the necessary command-line utilities.

Power Platform Connectors Performance, Hosting, and Scalability

- 27 min read-Eric Shupps
The seventh article in the “Power Platform Custom Connectors A to Z” series dives into the intricacies of APIs and their relationship with custom connectors. It guides creators on optimizing connector performance and troubleshooting issues, emphasizing the role of APIs in influencing these factors. The article also outlines key considerations for those who host and manage APIs, such as architecture design, credentials, and scalability methods.

Power Platform Connectors Versioning and Change Management

- 25 min read-Eric Shupps
Master the art of managing your newly created custom connectors! The latest article in "Power Platform Custom Connectors A to Z" explores the ins and outs of packaging, deployment, versioning, and change management. Discover how to update and evolve your connector throughout its life cycle. Essential reading to keep your connectors robust and relevant.

Power Platform Connector Customization and Extensibility

- 25 min read-Eric Shupps
Part five of the “Power Platform Custom Connectors A to Z” series explores additional advanced capabilities in Power Platform custom connectors that allow creators to define dynamic data structures, modify the display of user inputs, and run custom code. Experienced creators and beginners can benefit from these techniques to build more capable and dynamic connectors.

Power Platform Connector Advanced Capabilities

- 30 min read-Eric Shupps
This fourth article of the "Power Platform Connectors A to Z" series introduces advanced capabilities for creating more compelling and feature-rich connectors. Intended for readers familiar with the basic building blocks outlined in previous articles of the series, it covers definition references, automated flow execution with polling and webhook triggers, and the use of policies for greater flexibility and extensibility.

Power Platform Connector Building Blocks

- 39 min read-Eric Shupps
In this third article of the "Power Platform Connectors A to Z" series, discover the basic building blocks for creating custom connector definitions, including how to use and configure OAuth, create actions, define parameters, group operations with tags, construct requests with input and output parameters, and provide examples for easier testing and validation.

Power Platform Connector Fundamentals

- 21 min read-Eric Shupps
This second article in the "Power Platform Connectors A to Z" series describes the basic building blocks of a custom connector and looks at how each step in the wizard helps creators generate a connector definition. It includes a high-level overview of the infrastructure components needed for connector API operation in a production environment and covers the basics of connector testing and validation.

Introduction to Power Platform Connectors

- 22 min read-Eric Shupps
This first article in the "Power Platform Connectors A to Z" series introduces Power Platform custom connectors, describing what they are, how they operate, and their benefits to businesses. It gives an overview of potential use cases, security implications, required skills, prerequisites, and associated costs. The article also includes steps to get started and key elements in custom connector design.