Copy a portals website using Adoxio.Dynamics.DevOps

When working with Dynamics 365 Portals, there is sometimes the need to run multiple portals of the same type out of the same organization (e.g. multiple community portals). This can be a challenge to setup because the provisioning process in the Dynamics 365 portal add-on only allows the data for a given portal to be imported once.

The Adoxio.Dynamics.DevOps PowerShell module contains a little known function which helps to work around this limitation by facilitating the modification of a Configuration Migration Tool data file so that it can be imported into an organization while avoiding conflicting with any existing data already in the organization.

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Configuration Migration Tool Schema File Preparation using Adoxio.Dynamics.DevOps

The Adoxio.Dynamics.DevOps module includes several features that assist in the data management of Dynamics 365 projects. The features during export are the execution of schema file transformation rules, and unpacking exported data sets so that each record is stored in a single XML file. This blog post will cover the schema file transformation feature.

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Useful WordPress Plugins

I’ve been using WordPress for my personal blogging for just over a year now, and over this time period have found and installed a collection of plugins to customize WordPress to my liking. This post describes the plugins I’ve installed to get my blog working just right.

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How to work, 6 years ago

I wrote these personal notes almost 6 years ago in a document I’d titled How to work at Adxstudio. At the time, I had left Adxstudio and was working at CGI, and while away from the company and having had enough time to get some perspective, I was able to reach a deeply introspective mindset and started considering going to work at Adxstudio again. To help myself with the decision making process, I put into words what I thought was the best way to be an effective employee at Adxstudio based on my experience having worked on the services team that implemented projects for clients for 8.5 years, and the different experiences I was having working as a consultant at CGI.

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