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MachPanel v5.6 BUILD 30, Now Available !

Monday, April 24th, 2017

We at MachSol Inc., are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the latest build of MachPanel Provisioning System (Complete SaaS & Traditional Hosting Windows Control Panel). Latest build MachPanel v.5.6 Build 30 includes an array of new features and performance improvements alongside bug fixes, to name a few are:

  • Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program Integration
  • Dynamics 365 (previously Dynamics CRM 2016) Support Added
  • MachPanel API Enhancements
  • Multi-Factor Authentication support added
  • MachPanel AD Sync Enhancements (AD Sync Update v4.0 has been released – Applies to MachPanel v5.6.30)

You may review the complete list by visiting the useful link(s) mentioned as under:

MachPanel v.5.6 Build 30 – Release Notes

For more information about MachPanel, visit our website at: http://www.machsol.com or call Toll free number: +1 877 622 4765. Our Sales & Support teams are always available to assist you in every way possible.

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SharePoint Site Collections granular backups

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

How to Backup SharePoint Site Collection automatically using PowerShell. !

Site Collections backup can be initiated using the Central Admin Site but in order to have something automated with periodic bases along with notifications need a scripted flow to cover all the requirements.

SharePoint offers a way to perform backups at site collection level using “Backup-SPSite” command. This procedure is designed to take an exact copy of a SharePoint Site and in that case no data will be lost, changed and transformed., the backup file generated more or less as a SQL dump (per-site-bases) of  SharePoint content database. It maintains the GUID of every object, except the GUID of the root site. when backup is restored, SharePoint generates a new GUID for the site collection.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 – CRM (on-premises) and Multi-tenancy

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Dynamics CRM offers a rich set of capabilities that allow companies to implement robust solutions to cover complicated business requirements. Dynamics 365/CRM streamline processes and increase profitability specially in your sales and marketing divisions. It’s an enterprise business solution that helps organizations to take care of their customers management life cycle.

Multi-tenancy in Dynamics CRM :

Multi-tenancy refers to a pattern in software architecture where a single instance of the software runs on a server(s), serving multiple client-organizations/tenants.

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Value added tax (VAT) on Dynamics CRM invoices

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Dynamics CRM Invoicing  – A better way to handle VAT (value added tax)

Dynamics CRM is a Customer Relationship Management System., and handling billing related operations with CRM is really a complex and tricky job because its not an accounting/billing system !  though CRM system does offer a basic invoicing flow but sometimes complex system customization is required in CRM to cover the complete billing life cycle.

We have a requirement in one of our Dynamics CRM / “Dynamics 365 for Sales” setup to add a handling in invoice entity form that will calculate VAT amount based on provided percentage value by billing / sales department.

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Recover Deleted lists and Site Collections in SharePoint

Monday, March 6th, 2017

How to Recover deleted SharePoint lists, list items, libraries and even deleted Site Collections?

If  you accidentally deleted something (list or list items) from SharePoint. Don’t worry, it is still possible to recover them!

SharePoint content recovery process is much like restoring something from the recycle bin on your PC.  data removed from SharePoint site directly goes to SharePoint recycle bin from where it can be recovered or can be deleted permanently.

SharePoint Recycle Bin

SharePoint recycle bin is a powerful and very important tool that can be used to recover content that has unintentionally been deleted.

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SharePoint Unified Logging System (ULS)

Monday, February 20th, 2017

SharePoint ULS,  Explained.

Logging is the key element of any application. A strong logging system helps administrators to troubleshoot the problems and fix them accordingly. Like other Microsoft Applications, SharePoint also has a strong logging system called ULS (Unified Logging system) logging. In SharePoint space, every event / outcome written into the Logs has an associated unique ID which is known as Correlation ID.  Normally this id is displayed in the error which makes administrator’s life easy to trace the error details in the logs.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Dynamics 365 (On-Premises)

Dynamics 365 is a Combination of CRM and ERP, It is a cloud-based enterprise system with maximum flexibility and offers sound customization basis. Dynamics 365 bundles CRM & ERP (Finance/Operations) capabilities that combines Microsoft’s best technologies all into single enterprise system.

Difference between Dynamics CRM 2016 and Dynamics 365

As part of December 2016 update for Dynamics 365 (online and on-premises), the product name changes from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 to Microsoft Dynamics 365. Dynamics 365 will provide a new application platform and common data model which will pair across other cloud apps like Microsoft Power-Apps, Power BI and Microsoft Flow along with Office 365.

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MachPanel – Support for Exchange 2010 SP1 Hosting Switch

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 was rolled to be a robust corporate email solution with reliability and better user experience but later in 2010, service pack 1 (SP1) was released with several enhancements including increased protection, improved user experience and flexibility. Some of the new features and highlight of Exchange 2010 SP1 are following.Exchange 2010 SP1

  • – Roles selection and installation during deployment
  • – Improvement in CAS (Client Access Server)
    • – Self-Signed Certificates
    • – Exchange Sync
    • – OWA Enhancements
    • – Reset Virtual Directory
    • – Client Throttling Polices
    • -E tc.
    – Permissions and Transport Functionality Enhancements – Unified Messaging Serve Role Improvements – Multi-Tenancy Support

    If you look at older versions of Exchange like Exchange 2003, that was purely for organizational use that is technically On-Premises flavor of Exchange and similarly, Exchange 2007 too. But, with MachPanel each version of Exchange can be fully segregated in order to exploit advantages of multi-tenancy. Furthermore, the release of Exchange 2010 which was once again aimed at organizational use i.e On-Premises can be fully used as multi-tenant flavor of Exchange via MachPanel. So, what this mean to you; if you are using Exchange 2010 and you need to manage it with a lot comfort via user friendly interface you need to have a control panel in place either you have deployed Exchange On-Premises or seeking multi-tenancy within organizational deployment.
    Later on, the release of Exchange 2010 SP1 made the life of hosters a lot easier who sell Hosted Exchange because Microsoft shipped it with default multi-tenancy feature via Hosting Switch or Hosting Mode. The enhancements shipped in SP1, may require you to change and manage a lot of aspect if you are selling hosted Exchange or on-premises flavor. However, with MachPanel you would have nothing to do except making clicks in order to manage and control. MachPanel, not only provisions Exchange 2010 On-Premises but with Hosting Mode enabled or using Hosting Switch with complete support of multi-tenancy and new features introduced by Exchange 2010 SP1 and allows you to enjoy extensive flexibility, reliability, management, compliance and security.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

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CRM Reports and Dashboard

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Use CRM Report For Dashboard:

You need to change the sitemap to show the Dashboard:

  • Export and Edit The Site Map

Navigate to Settings>>Customization>>Export customization

Change Default view to Client Extensions View and select Site Map and click on export selected customization

Edit the Site Map

Add Sub area and set the appropriate Url, like following…….

<SubArea Id=”nav_dashboard” Title=”Dashboard” Url=”/../ISV/service/dashboard.aspx” PassParams=”1″/>

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