Restoring Dynamics CRM/365 Database from Enterprise to Standard (Moving to Online – Sidebar)

As I continue to write my blog series of migrating Dynamics 365/CRM on-premise to online, I was working in my lab environment putting together steps for my next post when I came across an issue that might be faced by others when working on their migration/upgrade projects. Many production on-premise Dynamics CRM/365 systems will very… Continue reading Restoring Dynamics CRM/365 Database from Enterprise to Standard (Moving to Online – Sidebar)

Dynamics 365/Business Application Platform Glossary of Terms

With the recent announcements from Microsoft regarding the Business Application Platform, there are a number of blogs, presentations, white papers, tweets, videos and other media reviewing, previewing and going into detail of the power of this platform. Of course, all this information comes with a lot of acronyms and technical jargon, some of which is… Continue reading Dynamics 365/Business Application Platform Glossary of Terms

Moving Dynamics 365 Attachments to Azure Blob using Logic Apps

As I have blogged about previously, email and note attachments in Dynamics 365 can eat up a lot of valuable space in a Dynamics 365 database. Attachment Management on Appsource There are a number of 3rd party solutions on the market to address this, on AppSource is the Microsoft Labs “Attachment Management” solution. The solution… Continue reading Moving Dynamics 365 Attachments to Azure Blob using Logic Apps

Using Azure DevTest Labs for Dynamics 365 Development

When developing plug-ins for Dynamics 365/CRM, working with an on-premise system provides for better tracing and debugging than developing against an online instance.  Also when there is a large team working on common project it makes life much easier when the developers are working on isolated environments. Onpremise to Online Migration (sidebar) When working on… Continue reading Using Azure DevTest Labs for Dynamics 365 Development

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