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
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)
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
Winning the Storage Wars with Attachment Management for Dynamics 365
UPDATE: For a more up to date steps to setup the Attachment Management (that now works with the Dynamics 365 Portal) please click here. In 1981 Bill Gates famously stated “640K should be enough for anybody”. While not publicly documented, I am pretty sure in 2008 he also said that 5GB should be enough for… Continue reading Winning the Storage Wars with Attachment Management for Dynamics 365
Determining What Configuration/Development Options to use on Dynamics 365 Projects
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