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Dynamics 365 Portal Developers – Don’t Forget About CSS!

As most Dynamics 365 Portal developers start as CRM developers, we often try to take the same approach to solve similar problems on both platforms. However, it’s important to remember that a D365 Portal implementation is using different technologies, and sometimes there is a better way. Case in point – consider using CSS instead of JavaScript to control visibility of out-of-the-box features you don’t want.

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Inconsistent Behavior of Liquid in the Custom JavaScript Attribute on Entity Lists in Dynamics 365 Portals

While working on my series about all the places you can put your code in a Dynamics 365 Portals implementation, I ran into an odd quirk with regards to how Liquid is handled in the Custom JavaScript attribute of Entity Lists. I did a bit of digging, and was able to figure out why in some instances, Liquid code is evaluated as you’d expect, and in other cases, it is not.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Portal: Updates accelerate in the October 2018 release and beyond

My latest article for MSDynamicsWorld.com was published today. It talks about the October ’18 release of the Dynamics 365 Portal product, which includes SharePoint and PowerBI integration, as well as some of the other exciting things to look forward to in future releases, including availability within CDS environments, client-side SDK and sandbox licenses.

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Where’s That Dynamics 365 Portals Code? – Part 1

When someone first gets started with the Portal capabilities for Dynamics 365, one thing I’ve noticed that can be a bit overwhelming is how many different places you can put a piece of HTML, JavaScript, Liquid, etc to achieve the same result. In this series of posts, I describe some of the options, and provide some our best practices.

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Adding SharePoint Integration to the Employee Self-Service Portal Without Server-side Code – Part 4

In my fourth and final post in the series on how you can add an integration with SharePoint to the Employee Self-Service Portal in Dynamics 365 without using server-side code, I’ll show you how you can add the ability to upload a file from the Portal directly into SharePoint.

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Adding SharePoint Integration to the Employee Self-Service Portal Without Server-side Code – Part 3

In my third post in the series on how you can add an integration with SharePoint to the Employee Self-Service Portal in Dynamics 365 without using server-side code, I’ll dive into using the SharePoint REST API to display documents in a folder related to a record in Dynamics 365.

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Adding SharePoint Integration to the Employee Self-Service Portal Without Server-side Code – Part 2

In my second post in the series on how you can add an integration with SharePoint to the Employee Self-Service Portal in Dynamics 365 without using server-side code, I’ll describe how we go about getting the SharePoint folder location for the current Case on the Edit Case page.

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