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 is … Continue reading More Auto Numbering features

Auto Number attributes in Microsoft Dynamics 365

Auto Number Manager in XrmToolBox

With the release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement October service update (v9.0), two of the most requested customization features were finally implemented in the platform: Multi-select optionsets Custom auto numbered attributes The first one has full customization features available in the UI out of the box, but to create and manage auto numbering attributes … Continue reading Auto Number attributes in Microsoft Dynamics 365

A canary in CRM

Have you ever faced a situation when you don’t know why your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement system behaves the way it does, or why your own plugins behave the way they do? If you have, this might be a good time to put a canary in your system. - A what? - A canary.  … Continue reading A canary in CRM

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 … 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 … Continue reading Developing plugins for analysis – part I

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

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