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

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.

Reflections from eXtremeCRM Madrid 2015

A few days ago on the flight down to Madrid, I wrote about   my Expectations for eXtremeCRM. Now the conference is over, I am back in the flight seat heading home to Sweden. The Social Buzz If you want to follow a sort of backwards timeline from the conference, I did post a few tweets … Continue reading Reflections from eXtremeCRM Madrid 2015

Expectations for eXtremeCRM Madrid 2015

eXtremeCRM 2015 will be hosted in Madrid, Spain, on April 21-22. This is the fifth year the conference is held in Europe, of which I have personally taken part in Prague 2011, Rome 2013, Barcelona 2014, and now on the way to Madrid 2015. So by now I have some expectations.   What it is … Continue reading Expectations for eXtremeCRM Madrid 2015

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

Integrating FetchXML Builder with other plugins

With the next release of FetchXML Builder for XrmToolBox it is possible for other tools to benefit from the UI FetchXML Builder offers to compose queries to be used for any purpose. The MessageBus functionality introduced in pull request #101 of XrmToolBox makes it possible to communicate between plugins within the tool.This is implemented in … Continue reading Integrating FetchXML Builder with other plugins