SharePoint Site Collections granular backups

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

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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How is MachPanel Exchange Module facilitating Exchange Hosting provider workflows

March 16th, 2017

MachPanel Exchange Module activates affluent web based interface for the management of hosted email service. A recommended validation solution for Hosted Exchange that provides best management of Exchange Mailboxes and support all types of Mailboxes i.e. User, Linked, Shared, Room and Equipment Mailbox.

The easy to use interface let customers add and manage Mailboxes, Contacts, Distribution lists, Public Folders, Retention Policies, and Spam Filters etc. and provide them with anywhere access to email, calendar, and contacts on all major browsers. The user friendly web interface allows the providers, resellers and the end-users to perform routine management task without the need of going at the exchange server or active directory.

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Value added tax (VAT) on Dynamics CRM invoices

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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Federation among Tenants on Hosted Skype for business Platform and Skype for business Online

March 7th, 2017

Few days back, one of our client (a Hosting Services Provider) registered a ticket on our support portal regarding “federation | Presence unknown status”

Communication has been started with the client to narrow down and rectify the issue. Upon analysis it has been discovered that tenant of their hosted platform is trying to federate and communicate with a company using office 365 Skype for business online services.

So we started our troubleshooting SOP, verified following at Hosted Side:

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