Knowledgebase

Welcome to my knowledgebase, which started as a place for me to file information that I find (mostly about Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM) and are likely to forget. Many times I searched for something only to find my own article.

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D365 Focus - Oct 22/23 2019 - Brussels


16 Sep 2019

I'm delighted to announce that I'll be presenting at D365 Focus in Brussels this Oct 2019.

My topic is Back to Basics: Security in Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement.

My presentation is on Oct 22nd at 9.30 CET in the CRM track, have a look at https://www.ugfocus.com/learn for details and the other sessions.

Dynamics 365 Products


04 Jul 2019

Platform

  • PowerApps
  • Power BI
  • Microsoft Flow

First Party Apps (available now)

  • Sales (Professional and Enterprise)
  • Service (Professional and Enterprise)
  • Field Service
  • Business Central (Essentials and Premium)
  • Finance and Operations
  • Retail
  • Talent
  • Microsoft Relationship Sales (includes LinkedIn Sales Navigator license and Sales Enterprise

First Party Apps (announced or in preview)

Dynamics 365 Portal tracking


05 Jun 2019

Dynamics 365 Portals include site settings for tracking logins and page view (though in a simple way only). However, these settings are now deprecated and we need to look to other methods.

From my research the method recommended by Microsoft is to use Azure Application Insights as described at Portal Deprecated Features.

Changes to storage costs for the Common Data Service


15 May 2019

Storage Costs for the Common Data Service

Starting April 1st 2019, a new pricing model is available for storage costs for the Common Data Service (this applies to PowerApps that use the CDS and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement plans and apps).

This article describes the "old" and "new" models.

Old Model

Under the old model, all storage is charged at the same price per Gbyte (USD $5 per Gbyte per month) regardless of the type of data that is stored.

Dynamics Portal Authentication


08 Apr 2019

This video by Dileep Singh https://youtu.be/4r3sl8oQkHg has some useful information on portal authentication.

Portal Authentication Models

The portal authentication model will fall into one of the following categories:

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