#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: […]

Battling performance issues

At the moment I’m working for one of our clients. The customer is migrating from Lotus Notes to Dynamics CRM online in combination with Office 365. Since the beginning of the project, the client has been plagued by an unpredictable performance. One moment an account opens in just 2–3 seconds, while the next moment the same screen needs 25–30 […]

Debugging 101: The Pitfall of the plugin profiler

When developing for CRM, you sometimes have to debug your code. With the CRM on-premise versions, one could simply attach the Visual Studio debugger to your CRM Server. You only had to install the Visual Studio Remote debugging tools, update the plugin, copy the corresponding plugin pdb file to the assembly bin folder on the server, attach the […]

Hardcore CRM: Birth of a C# CRM code generator

Almost year ago I started this blog. Today I’m writing the 100th article on this blog. For me this is a moment worth celebrating. Looking back at last year, I dug up some statistics on JourneyIntoCRM.com that I want to share with you: 1 year of blogging 1 Blogger drinking at least 34 litres of coffee while […]

A better SharePoint Connector – part 9: Improvements!

It has been quite a while since I completed the “A better SharePoint connector” series of articles. In part 6 of the series, I published the SharePoint connector source code. A good  and solid 1.0 version, but it was lacking some features…. I always wanted to say this: “Good news everyone!  I’ve published an update for the SharePoint […]

Developer 101: speed up Javascript development

Writing Javascript within CRM can be a tedious task. The script editor Dynamics CRM is offering is nothing more than a multi line textbox with tiny characters. No color coding, syntax highlighting and other things that can make your life so great. Most developers avoid the Dynamics CRM script editor like the plague, and seek their […]

#IoT2CRM: Inspired by TechDays NL – The machines take over!

Last week I attended TechDays 2015, a two day developers conference with over 200 technical sessions at the World Forum in The Hague (Netherlands). For sure I can tell Microsoft is breaking new ground.  I see a Microsoft, totally different from the Microsoft I used to know. Open Source GIT, opening up parts of the […]