We created an XrmToolBox tool at Dynamics 365 Saturday Stockholm!

Last Saturday some 100+ experts, partners and user of Microsoft Dynamics 365 met up at the Microsoft offices in Stockholm, Sweden for a day packed with content at the Dynamics 365 Saturday event. I delivered two sessions at the event, and in one of them I took on a somewhat challenging session called Let's build … Continue reading We created an XrmToolBox tool at Dynamics 365 Saturday Stockholm!

Managed or Unmanaged solutions – a hot case still slightly open

The case is obviously not entirely closed. My recent article Case closed: Managed or Unmanaged solutions in Microsoft Dynamics 365 / CRM received a lot of attention, and sparked writers, podcasters, tweeters and commenters around the world to give feedback, yell at me, agree with me, or simply continue the discussion both publicly and privately. I … Continue reading Managed or Unmanaged solutions – a hot case still slightly open

Case closed: Managed or Unmanaged solutions in Microsoft Dynamics 365 / CRM

If you have problems shifting gears in your car, you don't call Volvo to say "Hey, I don't like how this gear shifting thing works, so I'm just going to use reverse and drive backwards from now on." What you probably do is call them to say "I'm having trouble shifting, you need to fix … Continue reading Case closed: Managed or Unmanaged solutions in Microsoft Dynamics 365 / CRM

Telling Visual Studio not to use latest packages

When your C# projects are referencing NuGet packages, you are always encouraged to update to latest version. This can be annoying, when you really don't want to. Edit: This is a general advise for NuGet package version dependencies, even though the example is about SDK for Dynamics CRM. In the world of Microsoft Dynamics 365/CE/CRM, … Continue reading Telling Visual Studio not to use latest packages

FetchXML Builder and Friends at D365UG Virtual Summer Camp

On August 7-9, the first ever Virtual Summer Camp for the Dynamics 365 platform will take place. During this free event the D365UG offer some 30+ sessions with focus on Customer Service and Field/Project Service. I will be doing one of a few cross vertical sessions, where I discuss and demonstrate some useful XrmToolBox tools that … Continue reading FetchXML Builder and Friends at D365UG Virtual Summer Camp

Relationship data analysis with XrmToolBox

Dynamics CRM entity model

Use XrmToolBox tool Related Records Analyzer to investigate relationships and related data in Microsoft Dynamics 365 / CRM. The tool will answer questions like: - If I delete A, what orphaned children will be left? - If I reassign B, what other records will follow? - Why can't I delete C?

Use Azure DevOps to publish XrmToolBox plugins

Recently a fellow D365 developer, Lars Müller, wrote an article on how to Build a versioned XrmToolBox plugin. I am taking this one step further, to show you how to create a complete CI/CD pipeline for your XrmToolBox tools.   Of course, the primary reason for creating an automated pipeline for Continuous Integration / Continuous … Continue reading Use Azure DevOps to publish XrmToolBox plugins

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

FetchXML Builder for Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM got an extreme makeover

The first release of FetchXML Builder for XrmToolBox in 2018 contains a major face-lift. New year – new design! After more than three years since first release, the time has come to use all the feedback from issues on GitHub, comments on Twitter, and collected statistics to improve the UI. This article describes some of … Continue reading FetchXML Builder for Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM got an extreme makeover

More Auto Numbering features

In my previous article I described the details of the new Auto Number attributes feature of Microsoft Dynamics 365, and how to manage them using Auto Number Manager for XrmToolBox. Since this article, a few new possibilities have been verified to be supported.   Adding Auto Numbering to existing attributes The most important new feature … Continue reading More Auto Numbering features