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 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

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

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

CRM, xRM, 365, CDS – are we chasing ghosts?

Business Solutions MVP Jukka Niiranen recently wrote yet another in-depth analysis of the path Microsoft is taking from Dynamics CRM, via xRM to Dynamics 365 and the greater ecosystem including CDS, Logic Apps, Power Apps etc. The article led to a brief but interesting Twitter-discussion between Jukka and a Swedish colleague of mine, Peter Björkmarker. … Continue reading CRM, xRM, 365, CDS – are we chasing ghosts?

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

Solution Segmentation for entity ribbons

The new feature for segmenting solutions in Microsoft Dynamics CRM is absolutely awesome.It finally allows you to only include the parts you actually want your solution to change. For us as an ISV this is a huge improvement. We can now deliver solutions that are completely "plug and play" and still leave a minimal footprint … Continue reading Solution Segmentation for entity ribbons