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.
Posted on January 2, 2019 by Nicholas Hayduk
A question was asked on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Community forums about how to hide or show a workflow action button based on the current user’s role, and since there are a few different ways to do this, I thought it was worthy of a blog post.
Posted on December 20, 2018 by Nicholas Hayduk
2018 was a busy year for the Dynamics 365 Portal product! From the end-of-life of Adxstudio v7 to the release of new features like SharePoint and PowerBI integrations, I’ll cover the most exciting developments throughout the year.
Posted on December 10, 2018 by Nicholas Hayduk
During last week’s eXtreme365 event in Austin, Texas, I was lucky enough to co-present a session with Nikita Polyakov (a Senior R&D Solution Architect at Microsoft, with a focus on Dynamics 365 Portal implementations). One of the tips he mentioned during the session was about using Liquid to decide which Entity Form to display on a page – it’s a very cool technique that seems to be underused. Then, a question showed up on the Dynamics 365 Community forums where that technique could be used to solve the problem. So I figured I’d write a quick blog post to get the word out on using Liquid to determine which Entity Form to display on a page.