Five ways to improve Quality and Productivity of Dynamics 365 development

a.k.a - Once I did a session twice Just like last year in Lisbon, I did a developer focused session during eXtreme365 in Dubrovnik. Last year I had full focus on how to develop plugins for analysis, primarily using the Plug-in Trace Log in the code and how to best analyze the results of it. … Continue reading Five ways to improve Quality and Productivity of Dynamics 365 development

A canary in CRM

Have you ever faced a situation when you don’t know why your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement system behaves the way it does, or why your own plugins behave the way they do? If you have, this might be a good time to put a canary in your system. - A what? - A canary.  … Continue reading A canary in CRM

Developing plugins for analysis – part IV

At the eXtreme365 conference in Lisbon, Portugal I did a session on plugin development with focus on adapting your code to empower the tracing and investigation features available in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform.In this final article from that session I will dig deeper into how use the Correlation Id to trace plugin execution chains. … Continue reading Developing plugins for analysis – part IV

Developing plugins for analysis – part III

At the eXtreme365 conference in Lisbon, Portugal I did a session on plugin development with focus on adapting your code to empower the tracing and investigation features available in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform.This is the third article from that session where the Plugin Trace Viewer is explained. Missed the first articles? Read the first … Continue reading Developing plugins for analysis – part III

Developing plugins for analysis – part II

At the eXtreme365 conference in Lisbon, Portugal I did a session on plugin development with focus on adapting your code to empower the tracing and investigation features available in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform.This is the second article in a series to describe the essence of that session. Missed the first article? Read it here. … Continue reading Developing plugins for analysis – part II

Developing plugins for analysis – part I

At the eXtreme365 conference in Lisbon, Portugal I did a session on plugin development with focus on adapting your code to empower the tracing and investigation features available in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform.ICYMI: This article is the first in a series to describe the essence of that session. I was quite surprised to see … Continue reading Developing plugins for analysis – part I

I get by with a little help from my [base class]

Developing plugins for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CRM) only using bare SDK libraries make you do the same stuff over and over.This is why one of the first things I did when starting to work with the platform was to create a helping hand in the form of a plugin base class, implementing IPlugin. This class … Continue reading I get by with a little help from my [base class]

CRM Saturday – XrmToolBox with Jonas Rapp

CRM Saturday is a recurring event where Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365 experts and MVPs gather for a day filled with sessions from both strategic and technical perspectives on everything from user adoption to plugin unit testing to IoT and intelligent analysis. On Saturday January 28 the event was held in London, UK at the Microsoft offices … Continue reading CRM Saturday – XrmToolBox with Jonas Rapp

Show hierarchically related activities in subgrid

In this article I will demonstrate how to implement a plugin to extend the possibilities for showing activities that are related through account hierarchy in a subgrid on a Microsoft Dynamics CRM form. In my previous article I showed how to create a simple plugin to show all directly related activities in a subgrid, and … Continue reading Show hierarchically related activities in subgrid

Show ALL related activities in a subgrid

Microsoft Dynamics CRM offers great capabilities for activity entities, both out of the box and custom activities.This post will describe a way to extend those capabilities even more, using a quite simple plugin. During eXtremeCRM in Warsaw last week, a fellow CRMian and frequent user of FetchXML Builder approached me to ask if I knew … Continue reading Show ALL related activities in a subgrid