CRM 2016 Spring Release Azure Service Bus Enhancements

With the recent rollout of CRM Online Spring Release, we can see a few new enhancements added to the Azure Service Bus integration which include SAS key authentication, JSON and XML message body content types and support for event hubs. Most of you who have designed enterprise solutions involving Dynamics CRM Online will know that…

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JS CRUD Operations with Web API in CRM 2016

With the release of the WEB API endpoint in CRM 2016, I thought it was about time I started getting familiar using it in JavaScript and its new features it provides over the traditional SOAP/REST endpoints we have grown familiar with since CRM 2011. What is the WEB API endpoint? The Web API is a…

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Fields not exporting with CRM Data Migration Utility

I am sure most are aware of the handy tool available in the CRM SDK for some time now for moving configuration data between environments or tenants called the Data Migration Utility. While using this recently as part of our build and deployment strategy I noticed that a field which was clearly specified in the…

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Alternative to Azure Authentication with ADAL in Dynamics CRM Online Sandbox

You may be in the scenario where you need your CRM Online environment to access a web-service which is hosted in Azure via a Plugin or Workflow Assembly. What is ADAL? Traditionally if we were working with a .NET web application we could very easily authenticate our caller using the Azure AD Authentication Library (ADAL) for .NET.  Microsoft describes…

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 SDK released!

Super excited the CRM 2016 SDK has been released! While most CRM’ers who are on top of it will be familiar with the many new features CRM 2016 has introduced, we have been left guessing what new features/improvements have been added to the SDK. Looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into this and I…

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SAAS multi-tenancy with MVC5 and ASP.NET Identity

Overview I have been exploring various options in the Microsoft suite recently to host a SaaS application I am building targeting small businesses. I have settled on Microsoft Azure as the PaaS, .NET MVC 5 as the framework and front-end and ASP.NET as my authentication mechanism. For the CRM’ers out there, I apologise this not…

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Dynamics CRM Online – The Future?

With Microsoft’s massive investment into cloud applications and specifically Dynamics CRM Online we expect to see many customers moving from On-Premise to Online as a part of their IT strategies, and new customers jumping straight to CRM Online from the get go. Here are a few points as to why CRM Online is the future and…

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Server-Side Sync Guide for CRM 2016

The folks at Microsoft have been kind enough to put together a helpful guide to configuring server side sync in CRM 2016 Online and Exchange Download here Server Side Sync Setup Guide

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Sending email to and from custom entities in Dynamics CRM

So this is my first post to a new blog and I thought I would make it a straight forward and simple one. In versions prior to CRM 2011/2013/2015 we have always been limited to creating email activities with the TO field set to one of the following: Account Contact User Facility/Equipment Lead Queue Now…

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