• Workaround fix for 'Validation of viewstate MAC failed' bug in Adxstudio Portals 7.23 and 7.24

    A bug that's important to be aware of was introduced in Portals 7.23 and it's still present in 7.24. It affects any site where forms are submitted anonymously, and causes an exception. I'll discuss the bug and show code that can be manually added to the MasterPortal project code to fix the bug while we wait for Microsoft to publish a new version of Adxstudio Portals with this bug fix.

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  • What is Adoxio Connect Framework for Dynamics 365 the Technical Details

    For those of you who are interested in utilizing the Adoxio Connect Framework for Dynamics 365 in your own projects, be that a console application, Azure Function App, or an ASP.NET web app then this post will help you understand why we built this framework and the settings that it exposes. The goal of the Adoxio Connect Framework is to make it easy to use the new Dynamics 365 Server-to-Server authentication and help build applications based on this authentication schema without having to take on the management overhead of authentication.

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  • eXtreme365 Lisbon 2017 Highlights

    Extreme365, the new ExtremeCRM has just completed in Lisbon, Portugal.  What an amazing, beautiful and fun location to hold a great Dynamics conference.  Lisbon was great, the food, historic locations, and the landscape were second to none.  This event exceeded expectations with the quality of the sessions, the information shared by partners, MVPs and Microsoft themselves.  I met so many smart Dynamics professionals and just really fun people to hang out with.  It was an honor to be both an attendee to a great conference and a speaker.  Big shout out to Nelson Lopes from Microsoft Canada for guiding us on an amazing Portuguese experience over the week.

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  • Join Adoxio at eXtreme365 in Lisbon!

    Adoxio's Technical Director of Services Delivery, Colin Vermander will be speaking at eXtreme365 (formerly eXtremeCRM) on March 13-17, 2017, in Lisbon.

    The purpose of the eXtreme365 conference is to help the Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CRM) community more effectively grow their business by selling, deploying and extending the Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution. eXtreme365 is dedicated to providing insight to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 future vision and strategy and encourages sharing of knowledge among the Microsoft Dynamics 365 community.  eXtreme supports critical connections with Microsoft, ISVs and partners – all with a goal of helping the community learn, grow and work more productively together.

    Colin will be speaking at two sessions: Extend Dynamics 365 Portals with Custom Code, and Everything you need to know - Dynamics 365 Portals Implementations.

    We hope to see you in Lisbon!  If you would like to pre-schedule a meeting with Colin while in Lisbon, please feel free to contact us.

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  • CRM SDK 6.1.2 Released - Fixes Adxstudio and Dynamics 365 Compatibility

    Microsoft has released an update to the CRM 2013 SDK with a new version, 6.1.2. This version includes changes to support the new authentication protocols introduced in v8.1.1 of the SDK. Since the Adxstudio Portal v7 relied on the CRM 2013 SDK, without this new version of the SDK it was unable to connect to Dynamics 365 instances due to the deprecation of the Azure Access Control Service (ACS) endpoint from all v8.2 instances. Now with this new CRM SDK you can include it in Adxstudio Portals v7.x projects so they will be able to connect successfully to Dynamics 365!

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  • Dynamics 365 trials now include portals!

    If you create a new Dynamics 365 trial since around the holiday time frame you may have noticed that a portal can be configured as part of this trial. If not read on for instructions on how to configure your portal as part of the trial.

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  • Mail Merge Templates vs. Word Document Templates

    With Dynamics CRM 2016, Microsoft took Document Automation to a new level with the introduction of Document templates which greatly simplifies the document generation process. There are two types of document templates that can now be created, Excel Document Templates and Word Document Templates.

    Our focus for this blog would be to compare the Word Document Template and Mail Merge Template and highlight some of the differences.

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  • Understanding Basic Concepts of Unified Service Desk

    In the last blog, I explained what USD is and why you need USD in your call center environment. In this article, I plan to dig deeper on some of the fundamental technical components in USD.

    This article is primarily targeted towards developers who understand what USD is and would like to broaden their technical skills on USD. If you haven’t read my previous blog, I recommend reading it first.

    Some of the basic concepts of Unified Service Desk like Hosted control, UII Action and Action Control are loosely coupled to an extent that some of you may be confused by these moving parts. In this article, I aim to simplify it a little bit for you.

    You can consider this article the “Hello World” example to get your feet wet with these basic concepts.

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  • What’s New in Dynamics 365 portals

    A number of the Dynamics 365 application services; Field Service, Project Service and portals, all became generally available this week following the release of Dynamics 365 earlier this month. These all offer a number of improvements and new features from their previous iterations under Dynamics CRM. Previously called CRM portals, now Dynamics 365 portals, has received some significant updates, even some functionality that starts to bring the 3 application services together with Project and Field Service functionality now in some portals. Let’s take a look at some of the largest changes in this release:

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  • Adxstudio Portals v7.0.0023 Released

    A new version of Adxstudio Portals has just been released on the Adxstudio Community site. You can head over to download the latest version, 7.0.0023 here.

    This version has a number of much needed fixes to bugs that were introduced in v7.0.0022. One in particular that was keeping a lot of implementations away from 7.0.0022 was the anonymous web forms bug. From the release notes posted they look to have addressed this and a number of other fixes.

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