Balancing Cool Tech, Usability and TCO

I'm a techie. I like new, shiny, cool stuff. Newest however, usually costs. Users just want a system that empowers more than it obstructs. So how do you find the balance between the three? Is it even possible? Or is it just another Project Management Triangle?

No more Export as Unmanaged

With the coming ALM and automation features for CDS and the Power Platform, there is no longer any need for manual export of unmanaged solutions. I suggest the possibility should be removed entirely.

The Milliseconds Are Here!

Ever since I started using the Plugin Trace Log for investigation of my plugins around three years ago, I have wondered why we don't have timestamps with better granularity than seconds.As I expressed it in an article from 2017: Given the CPU power we have today, it is just incomprehensible why we should not get … Continue reading The Milliseconds Are Here!

Easter week in the media

Jonas Rapp 2019-04-15 week in media

As the Easter approaches, this is a short week at work.Nevertheless, a lot has happened around the media. Here's a recap. Press release On Monday I started my new job at CRM-Konsulterna, an infinitesimal Dynamics consultancy (compared to Avanade that I just came from) started by fellow MVP Gustaf Westerlund. My signing was highlighted in … Continue reading Easter week in the media

Avoid nested conditionals in Microsoft Flow by using Guard Conditions

Flow nested conditions

After working as a developer for a quarter century I have seen my fair share of nested conditionals and probably caused way beyond my fair share.Nested conditionals make the code harder to read and simply less aesthetic. When working with Microsoft Flow, this becomes even more obvious with the screen real estate that the Flow … Continue reading Avoid nested conditionals in Microsoft Flow by using Guard Conditions

Dynamic content in Auto Numbers for Microsoft Dynamics 365 / CRM

As the creator of the Auto Number Manager tool in XrmToolBox, I get two questions more than any other questions: How can I number existing records?How can I add dynamic content to the numbers? In a previous article I gave my solution to the first question. I will now dive into the second one and show a … Continue reading Dynamic content in Auto Numbers for Microsoft Dynamics 365 / CRM

We create XrmToolBox tools at Dynamics 365 Saturdays!

Jonas Rapp creating XrmToolBox tools at D365 Saturdays

The community of developers for Microsoft Dynamics 365 / CRM in general and for XrmToolBox in particular is a great bunch of people. But I wish there were more of us - the more the merrier ? The D365 Saturday phenomenon with pro bono speakers at a full day event, free of charge for participants, … Continue reading We create XrmToolBox tools at Dynamics 365 Saturdays!

Auto Numbering existing records in Microsoft Dynamics 365 / CRM

As the creator of the Auto Number Manager tool in XrmToolBox, one of the most common questions I get is: - Is it possible to number existing records? This article describes how.