I had the priviledge of performing the first commit of xRM Portals Community Edition to GitHub shortly after the one-time code drop by Microsoft, and within a few short days it’s exciting to see this project taking on a life of its own. The biggest surprise so far has been the small but notable number of people that have starred, watched, and forked the project, showing that there’s genuine interest in it.
A bug that’s important to be aware of was introduced in Portals 7.23 and it’s still present in 7.24 and 7.25. It affects any site where forms are submitted anonymously, and causes an exception. I’ll discuss the bug and show code that can be manually added to the MasterPortal project code to fix the bug … Read more
As can be expected from Microsoft, having now officially launched CRM Portals for Dynamics CRM Online, they’ve published new documentation and support materials. Here are some of the notable new materials which we’ve seen so far.
Adxstudio Portals for Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations should follow a similar implementation methodology that’s used on traditional software development projects. This post describes the first environment, the development environment, which is typically setup when embarking on a new implementation of a Portals project that needs configuration or development efforts.
I was working on a CRM 2011 system that had several million system job records in it, and the number of records was growing very rapidly. The database had reached a size of over 120 gigabytes, and the number of continually growing system jobs was becoming an administrative and performance issue. I explain in this blog post how I analyzed and prevented the accumulation of new system jobs and deleted the existing ones. All of this information is still relevant to newer versions of CRM.
I recently updated a CRM server to the newest update rollup version, and found afterwards the CRM server was configured to not automatically update all the organizations when update rollups are installed. To handle this post-upgrade situation, I wrote a PowerShell script to automate the update of the organizations rather than manually updating each organization one at a time through the deployment manager user interface.
Google Analytics can be easily integrated into an Adxstudio Portals solution through a simple data entry configuration procedure using the Content Snippets entity. This blog post shows how to enter your Google Analytics tracking code and how the Google Analytics script gets inserted into the portal’s web pages.
I was investigating why a cloud service that was supposed to be unused was receiving traffic, and upon looking at the IIS logs I noticed the majority of the requests were coming from a web client using the following user agent:
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; GTMProbe 1.0)
The Azure management portal is showing a notification for a scheduled maintenance operation that will cause cloud services to experience a brief outage. I haven’t seen this posted publicly anywhere and wanted to help make this known. I am copying the details as shown in the Azure management portal.
If your cloud service is temporarily unavailable today, it could be due to a maintenance window starting in 1.5 hours from now.