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.

What is the Power Platform?

The concept of the Power Platform is just over a year old. However, I find that there are still a lot of clients, consultants and even Microsoft employees that don’t fully grasp just what the Power Platform is and what it can do. Is the Power Platform just Dynamics 365? Isn’t PowerApps a front end… Continue reading What is the Power Platform?

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

Missing Sitemap after Dynamics 365 Update

Summary If your Dynamics 365 instance is set to “Application Mode”, when you update to Dynamics 365 v9, you might lose your main Sitemap Navigation menu. The Application mode checkbox is disabled in Dynamics 365 via the user interface or PowerShell commandlets. You can shut off the Application mode via the NEW Power Platform Administration… Continue reading Missing Sitemap after Dynamics 365 Update

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