Are we allowed to use Power BI Embedded within Dynamics CRM? I’m puzzled!

At this moment I’m doing some research to embed Power BI embedded within CRM. I can hear many of you think “Why bother dude, just use Power BI in your Enterprise 1 plan”. For large enterprises this is in general financially not a problem. However when you enter the SMB market (and in this market […]

#CRMVisualSchema – part 7: Stuck on a new diagram rendering mode…

The last months I’ve been working on the Entity Relation Diagram Creator plug-in for the XRM ToolBox. At this moment the plug-in is functioning well and some new ideas start to cross my mind. E.g. a much more advanced way of creating an initial layout of the entities within a solution. The entity layouting algorythm has had a couple […]

#CRMVisualSchema – part 6: XrmToolBox development pitfalls and tricks

It has been almost two weeks since I released the Entity Relation Diagram Creator for XrmToolBox.  Over 10.000 people already downloaded the plug-in, and I received a fair deal of suggestions to improve the tool. In the weeks to come, my mission will be to process these suggestions (some very wild ideas popped up *yay*). […]

#CRMVisualSchema – part 5: Launch of the plug-in for XrmToolBox

Almost 2 months after I started this series of articles, I’m proud to announce that the 1.0 version of the Entity Relation Diagram Creator plug-in is downloadable through the XrmToolBox Plugin Store. The purpose of the Entity Relation Diagram Creator plug-in is to create a visual image representing an Entity Relation Diagram. The image can be […]

#CRMVisualSchema – part 4: Some steady progress

It has been a couple of weeks since I wrote the last update on the XRMToolbox plug-in I’m developing: The Entity Relation Diagram Creator. This is going to be a tool in which you can generate nice visual representations of the entity schema in CRM solutions. Things have been pretty hectic last weeks and development is […]

#CRMVisualSchema – part 3: Getting started with plugin development for XrmToolBox

In the previous article, I managed to cram the visual schema designer functionality into a single dll. So far I have implemented the following functionality: Get a list of solutions from CRM I only get the solutions that are visisble (those are the solutions you normally see within CRM). I’m considering an option to show all […]

#CRMVisualSchema – part 2: Entity schema up-and-running

At this moment I’m making some nice progress on visualizing an entity model. In the comment section of my previous article Stefan (*kudos*) pointed me on some alternatives, some of them depend either on Visual Studio or Microsoft Visio. My goal is to create a plugin for XrmToolbox, that can be used free of charge. What have I realized till sofar: […]

#CRMVisualSchema – part 1: intro

Last summer I was approached by the EMEA recruitment office from Salesforce; if I was interested to join them as a Technical Solution Architect. I was suprised because I didn’t have any experience and no track record in Salesforce. Nevertheless they got my full attention. I made it through all telephonic interviewing rounds (speaking with a variety […]

Workaround for ADFS issues for external Dynamics CRM url in IFD

Last week we were setting up an on-premise Dynamics CRM 2016 at one of our clients. The server had to be configured to accept internal and external clients in order to be able to work with mobile CRM clients. The client already had an ADFS 2.2 server running on a Windows 2012R2 server. Once we installed […]