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There must be one and only one site map in the system


While working on adding an additional Dynamics CRM Web Server to an existing installation, I came across an interesting error that I spent a lot of time troubleshooting. I hope…


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Creating a USD Custom Hosted Control from Scratch

Anyone that has worked with USD knows that its Achilles heel is the lack of documentation that comes with it. Microsoft MVP Neil Parkhurst (https://neilparkhurst.com/2016/06/20/usd-the-book/) does a solid job at…

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Trick to Disabling the Cache in Dynamics Portals Development

If you’ve worked with Dynamics Portals or other web development products for that matter, then you know the issue that come with altering the finest details on pages. When working…

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Celedon AutoNumber v1.2.0 Released!

AutoNumber v1.2 is Finally Here! Celedon AutoNumber v1.2.0 has been released. This includes some much-needed version updates, AppSource and some interesting features added for CI. What’s New? AppSource and we…

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Understanding your Dynamics CRM instance with Application Insights

Over time working with a multiverse of different crm instances, you begin to see recurring questions. Many of you have probably asked some of these questions; should you own your…

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Deploying Microsoft CRM USD

In my previous blog post, I outlined the Case for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Unified Service Desk (USD). The project in that post has entered its second phase with the third…

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The Case for Microsoft CRM Unified Service Desk

The Case for Microsoft CRM Unified Service Desk For the last 20 years, I have seen technology go in a virtual circle. When I started my career, I worked at…

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Sitecore and Dynamics CRM: Driving User Experience and Product Catalogs

So I have talked about linking Dynamics CRM and Sitecore here and here, but I just wanted to drive home a sample use case for linking these systems together.  Lets say…

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Disabling automatic database upgrades when upgrading Microsoft Dynamics or installing updates

When managing multi sever Dynamics implementations for our clients. It has always been beneficial to disable the automatic database upgrades which occur when you are either doing a full version…

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"Invalid User Authorization – The user authentication passed to the platform is not valid" error after upgrading to Dynamics 365

Above is a fairly common but vague error which I tend to run into often when doing a in-place upgrade, or organization import,/restore into deployment manager. This error generally appears for Dynamics 365 on-prem…

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