Dynamics 365 Attachment Storage Revisited

I recently wrote a couple of blogs regarding the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Attachment Management solution that highlighted the benefits of using Azure Blob storage to hold attachments.  I also uncovered an issue when using the Attachment Management solution with Dynamics 365 Portals. The team at Microsoft Labs did not let this go unnoticed and created… Continue reading Dynamics 365 Attachment Storage Revisited

Dynamics 365 Attachment Management and Dynamics 365 Online Portals – Do not mix!

UPDATE: The latest version of the Attachment Management solution has the ability to specify the entities that will utilize the solution.  Be sure to “un-select” the adx_webfile entity and the ensuing disaster described in this post will be avoided.  🙂 Original Post here… A while back I wrote about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Attachment management solution… Continue reading Dynamics 365 Attachment Management and Dynamics 365 Online Portals – Do not mix!

Winning the Storage Wars with Attachment Management for Dynamics 365

UPDATE:  For a more up to date steps to setup the Attachment Management (that now works with the Dynamics 365 Portal) please click here. In 1981 Bill Gates famously stated “640K should be enough for anybody”.  While not publicly documented, I am pretty sure in 2008 he also said that 5GB should be enough for… Continue reading Winning the Storage Wars with Attachment Management for Dynamics 365

Determining What Configuration/Development Options to use on Dynamics 365 Projects

Every so often I am asked a question or see on a forum post similiar to this; “What is the best practice, a workflow or a plugin?”  Or “Should I use JavaScript, or could I use Business Rules for this?” For someone just starting out, its hard to determine what option/feature/tool to use, let alone… Continue reading Determining What Configuration/Development Options to use on Dynamics 365 Projects

Deploying an Adxstudio Portal to Azure… without Visual Studio

One of the great things about the new Dynamics 365 Online Portals is that you can quickly deploy a portal within the Office 365 Administrative interface. If you are using the the legacy Adxstudio Portals, you will manually need to deploy the portal to IIS or to Azure in order for it to be accessible… Continue reading Deploying an Adxstudio Portal to Azure… without Visual Studio

Resetting Adxstudio Portal Passwords on Azure

Despite the fact that Microsoft will now only be selling Adxstudio Portals v7.0 on an exception basis (see here), there are still hundreds of portal implementations that still being deployed and supported. A common method of portal deployment is to deploy the master portal directly to Azure. As anyone who has deployed an Adxstudio Portal… Continue reading Resetting Adxstudio Portal Passwords on Azure