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

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

Don’t Google ‘Google’ and don’t name a CRM org “Portals”

I am putting together a fresh development virtual machine image running CRM 2016 for my developer team.  I also wanted to install and configure ADXStudio Portals as we are planning more projects using this technology. I setup Dynamics CRM 2016 and named my default organization “TEST”.  Brought up CRM with no issues.  I decided to… Continue reading Don’t Google ‘Google’ and don’t name a CRM org “Portals”