Closed Opportunity Issue (and workaround) in Dynamics CRM 2016 (8.1)

I was scanning the Microsoft Community Forums the other day when someone was asking a question about why the Actual Revenue field would get populated even if an Opportunity was closed as “Lost.” This didn’t make any sense to me, so I logged into a sandbox instance of Dynamics CRM 2016 sp1 and tried it… Continue reading Closed Opportunity Issue (and workaround) in Dynamics CRM 2016 (8.1)

What are the Portal Options for Dynamics 365?

In the past year there has been a lot of movement and activity in Dynamics 365 (CRM) community in regards to portal options so it sometimes can be confusing when starting a new project. I am hoping this posting provides a bit of insight of the Dynamics 365 portal options and provide some unbiased insight… Continue reading What are the Portal Options for Dynamics 365?

How to Give 6 million Contacts Access to your Portal

Both the Dynamics 365 Online Portal and Adxstudio Portal have the ability to allow visitors to register to give them access to authenticated areas of your site.  Despite what authentication method you use (Forms based, Windows Live ID, Active Directory, Google, etc) the portal will create a corresponding CRM contact record for each visitor that… Continue reading How to Give 6 million Contacts Access to your Portal

Dynamics 365 Bookmarklets!

A few months ago at CRMUG Summit, I was honored to be asked to compete in a friendly competition called “XrmFactor”. I pitched a concept called “Dynamics CRM Bookmarklets” which are really just a series of small, short JavaScript commands that you save as shortcuts in your browser that allow you to do a number… Continue reading Dynamics 365 Bookmarklets!

Guide to Currencies in Dynamics 365

I originally posted this on my employer’s blog, BDO Insights last year.  I was asked recently again on using different currencies in Dynamics 365 worked.  So here again is a quick guide of how Dynamics 365 money fields, currency lookups and exchange rates work.  This will apply to both Dynamics 365 Online and Onpremise. When a Dynamics… Continue reading Guide to Currencies in Dynamics 365

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