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)

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

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