Early days for xRM Portals Community Edition

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.

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Planning an Adxstudio Portals Development Environment

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.

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System Jobs Maintenance and Deleting System Jobs using ALM Toolkit PowerShell cmdlets

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.

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PowerShell script to update all CRM organizations to newest version

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.

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