Cookie Policy Acceptance in Dynamics 365 Portals

Summary Cookies are small files that remember settings or other information on websites and portals. Websites from European companies are required to provide a mechanism for visitors to provide consent to use cookies. Implementing Cookie Policy Acceptance in portals is easily achieved by adding a small piece of JavaScript to a portal web template. Cookies… Continue reading Cookie Policy Acceptance in Dynamics 365 Portals

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

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

Creating a Drill Down Link on a Dynamics 365 Portal Entity Form

The Dynamics 365 CE Portal is great way to extend Dynamics 365 functionality to external users and build powerful web applications.  However, through configuration it still lacks some basic features that internal Dynamics 365 users are used to.  One example of this is the ability to drill down on lookup fields. If we were to… Continue reading Creating a Drill Down Link on a Dynamics 365 Portal Entity Form

Dynamics 365 Solution Import Issue – Cannot add root component of type 60

For some reason solution imports have not been my friend the last few months. Usually when a solution doesn’t import, 99% of the time it comes down to dependency issues or a corrupt solution file.  For on-premise deployments, if the log file doesn’t provide good information, setting up server side traces or SQL profiler traces… Continue reading Dynamics 365 Solution Import Issue – Cannot add root component of type 60

JavaScript Code Location on Portals 8.2

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Portals v8.2 introduced a new way to implement multilanguage portals.  I outlined how to enable multi-language on portals here. Essentially, there is now a “parent” web page record as well as a “child” page for the default language and additional content language pages can be added. What can be confusing is if… Continue reading JavaScript Code Location on Portals 8.2

XrmToolBox: Portal Code Editor Overview and Review

Before we dive into today’s topic, I want to thank everyone who attended my “Portal Developer Primer” webinar on March 30th.  My apologies to those of you who tried to attend on March 28th, thankfully we were able to sort out the technical diffuculties.  The recording can be found by clicking here. Without further delay,… Continue reading XrmToolBox: Portal Code Editor Overview and Review