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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 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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