Updated Tools to Build and Configure Dynamics 365 Applications

Summary 2018 was a busy year for Microsoft as they released many new features and restructured the entire Dynamics 365 platform to run on top of the Common Data Service. Along with these structural changes, Microsoft introduced a new user interface and new “maker” tools to and configure and create a unique line of business… Continue reading Updated Tools to Build and Configure Dynamics 365 Applications

How to Fix Missing Menus in the Dynamics 365 Unified Interface

Summary Some custom entity views and subgrids missing the Menubar in when being added to Model Driven Power Apps in the new Unified Interface. Resolution is to Edit Ribbon and Publish. Following post describes symptoms and resolution steps. Moving to the new Unified Interface If you have been keeping up with the fast pace of… Continue reading How to Fix Missing Menus in the Dynamics 365 Unified Interface

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