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Dynamics 365 Portal: Customizing Portal User Registration Process

While the Dynamics 365 Portal product offers flexibility in many areas, unfortunately the user registration process is not one of them. If you’re looking to add some fields to the form the user fills out when registering for your Portal, you’ll quickly find there is no simple way to do that. In this series, I’ll provide a different approach that might suit your needs if a custom user registration experience is required for your implementation.

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Dynamics 365 Portal: Self-service Diagnostics with the Portal Checker

In case you haven’t been able to tell, I’ve been on a bit of a Dynamics 365 Portal performance kick these days. One tool I didn’t include in my post on where to look when things are slow was the Portal Checker, which provides a self-service way to identify potential issues with your Portal, with suggestions on how to solve them.

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Dynamics 365 Portal: Where to Look When Things Are Slow

It seems to be happening more and more these days that we are being asked to assist organizations that have launched a Dynamics 365 Portal but they are unhappy with the performance. If you find yourself dealing with a portal that is slower than you think it should be, this post should give you an idea of where to start looking.

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Dynamics 365 Portal: Custom Server-side Code with a Companion App

I spent last week in Amsterdam attending both eXtreme365 and the User Group Summit, and was lucky enough to get to present three sessions on Dynamics 365 Portal topics. At each one of these sessions, one of the areas that generates the most interest is when I discuss the idea of a Companion App. Companion Apps are a technique you can use to leverage server-side code in your Portal implementation, and since it’s a topic I haven’t really covered on my blog, I thought it was about time.

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A Brief History of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Portal: Where We’ve Been, and Where We’re Going

My latest article for MSDynamicsWorld.com was published today. Coming up on the three year anniversary of the first release of Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Portal, I thought it was an appropriate time to review the history, from its inception as Adxstudio Portals, to the acquisition, to where the platform has come, and is going, under the direction of Microsoft.

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Dynamics 365 Portal: Undocumented Settings and Snippets

On a weekly basis I typically go through the Portals category on the Dynamics 365 Community forums and respond to posts where I think I can add some value. This past week I came across a post where someone was asking a pretty straight-forward question, with a straight-forward answer that unfortunately can be difficult to track down. So I figured it might be worth writing up a quick post on *cue ominous music* undocumented site settings and content snippets.

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