Use Azure DevOps to publish XrmToolBox tools

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 tools

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 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

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

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.This is how 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 … 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

Introduction to FetchXML Builder

FetchXML Builder for XrmToolBox is getting more and more attention and is now downloaded and used in most parts of the world. Current numbers indicate a total download count of about 1600, and top count for a single version is close to 400. So I figured it was probably time to write an introduction to … Continue reading Introduction to FetchXML Builder