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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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Dynamics 365 Portal: How Does the Entity Form or Entity List Get on the Page?

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.

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Dynamics 365 Portal: Using Liquid to Create Conditional Entity Forms

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.

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