Food for thought: A scenario for handling massive amounts of data – part 2

In my last article I described a scenario for handling massive amounts of data. The scenario intrigued me. How could I implement a scenario like this? On one side you find Dynamics CRM –  a massive online environment. On the other side you find Azure with an ever growing and maturing cloud platform. The challenge […]

Food for thought: A scenario for handling massive amounts of data

Today I overheard a very interesting discussion at the office. For one of our customers we’ve built a massive CRM implementation based on CRM 2015 online. An implementation in which a large number of invoices is going to be created; at least 500.000 invoices per year. In order to create those invoices, a massive amount […]

A case of inspiration: Locking down CRM for maintenance

Today we had a discussion at the office on an upcoming migration at a customer. Their Dynamics CRM environment is getting a complete overhaul and a large number of external systems need to be hooked up. A migration for which we are preparing multiple scenarios. While the migration is going on, it would be really nice to […]

Hardcore CRM: Using C# to modify an entity forms

I thought this year would start at a normal pace. Unfortunately that was wishful thinking. Right now we are in the middle of finishing up a large project. In this phase of the project the two products we developed have to integrate with a tailor made solution for the customer. In the process of deploying […]

A case of inspiration: dealing with settings in an outsourced environment

Today I got inspired by a presentation given at our monthly developer meeting. Two of my colleagues were demonstrating a solution they designed for one of our customers. This customer outsourced a large part of its IT landscape to all kinds of suppliers. The customer considers everything to be a service (SaaS: Software as a […]

Document integration – part 4: The ribbon has been tamed

A short update, the development of the Document Integration solution is alive and kicking. Tonight has been a really productive evening. I established a break through in the dynamic ribbon provisioning part of the document integration solution I’m building As of now I’m capable of injecting commandbar buttons dynamically on the ribbon, with an action attached […]

Inspired by Course 80547AE – Extending Dynamics CRM 2015

Today I was training customers in extending CRM on CRM 2015 update 1. Using the brand new training materials from course 80547AE – Extending Dynamics CRM 2015. One of the topics I discussed in the introduction was integrating Dynamics CRM with the Azure Service Bus. The official training slide showed the following image. This image and some […]

Product development – A Closer look into the kitchen

Over the last year, I’ve been working on a large CRM solution at CRM Partners. A solution meant to be sold as a product. At this moment we are working through the last bugs and requests before we can ship the product. The last year, I learned that product development is a total different game compared […]

Hardcore CRM: Dynamic provisioning – The man with the hammer

In my previous article, I thought I found the solution. I was able to export and import a ribbon definition. The only thing I needed to do was to alter the xml in order to display my desired buttons. A straight forward job one would think. *Wrong* I met the man with the hammer. It […]