xRM Portals Community Edition Alan

xRM Portals CE now using StyleCopAnalyzers

When Microsoft released the Dynamics 365 Portals source code, one of the additions they’d made to the codebase was to use StyleCop, a tool to assist in automatically analyzing C# code for the adherence of coding style rules. StyleCop rules are run during build of a project, and rule violations are reported in the Visual […]

Adoxio.Dynamics.DevOps Alan

Installing Adoxio.Dynamics.DevOps

In my previous post I introduced the Adoxio.Dynamics.DevOps PowerShell module and gave some history and purpose for Adoxio creating it. In this post I’ll cover how to install it and its dependencies so that it can be used to author and run import and export scripts for Dynamics 365 solutions and data.

Adoxio.Dynamics.DevOps Alan

Soft launch of Adoxio.Dynamics.DevOps

Earlier today I published a new PowerShell module, Adoxio.Dynamics.DevOps, to GitHub and the PowerShell Gallery. This has been in the works for quite a long time, and was finally done today out of necessity and convenience to release a new version. Until today, it’s only been used internally and by a select few clients on […]

xRM Portals Community Edition Alan

Project ideas for xRM Portals CE

The first week of xRM Portals Community Edition has come and gone, and I’ve been thinking of some next steps to take with the project to make it useful and relevant to those who would like to use and/or contribute to it. GitHub has a projects feature where you can keep track of plans and […]

xRM Portals Community Edition Alan

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 […]

Adxstudio Portals Alan

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.