Build and Deploy Microsoft Dynamics 365 projects using VSTS – part I

During my eight years as a Microsoft Dynamics CRM / 365 developer, I have felt a strong pain every time it was time to package and distribute a customer or product implementation. Over the years our tools have evolved to now support a complete automated process; from source repository via compilation, updating dev environment, exporting … Continue reading Build and Deploy Microsoft Dynamics 365 projects using VSTS – part I

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

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

Windows app for Microsoft Dynamics CRM in 5 minutes

  Thanks to open source components for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you can develop a WinForm application for CRM in 5 minutes.   In this blog article, I will go through a few simple steps to get up to speed developing a client that connects to and shows information from Microsoft Dynamics CRM by using two … Continue reading Windows app for Microsoft Dynamics CRM in 5 minutes

Open Source projects and Microsoft Dynamics CRM

How, when and why can we benefit from open source project strategies in Microsoft Dynamics CRM? I have collected my thoughts and experiences on the subject in article: The Benefits of Open Source Projects in the World of Microsoft Dynamics CRM published on MSDynamicsWorld.com. Open source is not all unconditional hallelujahs

Create advanced views with FetchXML Builder

My first article published on MSDynamicsWorld.com gives a detailed instruction on how to use FetchXML Builder to create advanced views in Microsoft Dynamics CRM – so advanced they are not possible to create using the CRM UI. Read the full article here.

XrmToolBox – the success story so far

XrmToolBox is a huge success in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM community.What happened? Of course, the man behind this success is Tanguy Touzard. Like many really good tools out there, the tools were developed for "personal use", to assist in the day to day development of customer solutions. And then, the tools were released to the … Continue reading XrmToolBox – the success story so far