Dynamics CRM Alan

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 […]

Adxstudio Portals Alan

Integrating Google Analytics into Adxstudio Portals

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.

Azure Traffic Manager Alan

What is the GTMProbe user agent?

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)

Windows Azure Alan

Azure scheduled maintenance for cloud services – September 19, 2014

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 […]

Dynamics CRM Alan

How much text can a note hold?

I was recently working on a project where the question arose about how much text can a note hold. The need was for a user to be able to type in text, or copy-paste large amounts of text from another source such as an email. I didn’t have an offhand answer to this question and looked […]

Uncategorized Alan

Build 2014 session videos

Microsoft held its annual developer-focused Build conference on April 2 – 4, and thankfully all of the sessions were recorded and are available for viewing on their own Channel 9 events page. There are a lot of sessions to watch and learn from (185 to be exact) on a diverse set of topics. I’ve watched a few videos already – it’s […]

Office 365 Alan

Office 365 custom domains

With the transition of Dynamics CRM Online organizations to the new administrative portal and billing platform, you’ll be assigned an Office 365 account that comes with a domain name in the form of <name>.onmicrosoft.com. This blog post will walk through how to add your own domain to your Office 365 account so that you can use […]

CRM Online Alan

Handling CRM Online micro-outages in a web portal

CRM Online sometimes has temporary outages, and if it weren’t for applications that repeatedly connect to CRM using its web services, one may not even know they occur. This situation unfortunately recently occurred for one of our clients, and they asked us to look into the problem.