Posted on April 18, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
I’ve been spending a lot of time on Dynamics 365 Portal performance recently, and I was able to dig a bit into a topic that I thought was worth sharing: the output caching of the header and footer templates. If that doesn’t catch your attention, how about the fact that it involves donuts?
Posted on April 5, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
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.
Posted on March 18, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
One of my first blog posts (from almost two years ago!) was a list of my favourite Dynamics 365 Portal links. With all that has happened with the Portal product since then, including becoming so much more mainstream, I figured it was time to update the list.
Posted on March 13, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
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.
Posted on March 7, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
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.
Posted on February 13, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
A topic I find that often leads to confusion for those new to Dynamics 365 Portal development (and even for those who have been doing it for a while) is the various options for displaying an Entity List or an Entity Form on a page. So in this week’s post, let’s look at the options.
Posted on February 7, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
I’ve been asked a few times recently about my recommendations for customers who aren’t using Dynamics 365 Online but still want portal functionality. In this post I’ll present some options and provide my two cents.
Posted on January 22, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
The April ’19 Release Notes we’re published on Monday – at over 300 pages, there is a lot to digest! In this post I’ll discuss highlights related to the Dynamics 365 Portal product, including CDS starter portal, maintenance mode, PowerBI enhancements, and more!
Posted on January 15, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
A question that pop ups from time to time is the difference between restarting a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Portal, and resetting it. The concern is typically around losing any of the customizations or configurations you’ve performed if you do either of those two things. Let’s look at the difference between these two options.
Posted on January 11, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
As a follow-up to last week’s post on conditional action buttons, I wanted to dive a bit deeper into a very cool, but completely undocumented feature that exists in the Dynamics 365 Portal product: the Filter Criteria for action buttons.