Configure Azure AD B2C for PowerApps Portals

If you read the Microsoft documenation for PowerApps Portals (and you do read it, right?) it states that the preferred method for user authentication for the PowerApps Portals is Azure AD B2C (Business to Consumer). The big benefits is that it takes a lot of the administration of handling passwords and authentication out of the… Continue reading Configure Azure AD B2C for PowerApps Portals

Diagnosing Errors in PowerApps Portals

Every so often something weird might happen when a user is navigating a PowerApps Portal (which includes Dynamics 365 Portals). They might get an error message or strange pop-up, some examples; This type of error does not really indicate what the issue could be. Another example is an error could appear on a particular entity… Continue reading Diagnosing Errors in PowerApps Portals

The Microsoft Cloud Briefly Went Down: A Good Reminder of Why the Cloud is Good Thing.

I was working on building and testing a Microsoft Flow a month ago. Thursday afternoon, May 2nd, to be exact. It was fairly complex and required a bit of tweaking, most of the runs were taking anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes to run end to end. I was running the latest (and I was… Continue reading The Microsoft Cloud Briefly Went Down: A Good Reminder of Why the Cloud is Good Thing.

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