#MobileCRM: Exploring the competition – part 6

In my last article I wrote that I was disappointed with the standard Dynamics Mobile CRM client. Frustrated by the lack of customization possibilities, I decided to take a look at the competition out there. I my last article I mentioned one of the competitors as well: Resco. In this article I’ll take a quick look at what […]

#Build2015: Exciting times ahead

Today I planned to continue on my #MobileCRM journey and write a new article in the series, but then this afternoon my eye fell on the Tweetdeck I’m running in the background. My timeline was flooded with all kinds of exciting news from #Build: The most important Microsoft Conference this year. For those who don’t […]

#MobileCRM: Living in a mobile world…

The world is becoming mobile more and more. We do everything using our mobile phones; social stuff, e-mail, banking, gathering information etc. If we follow this path, we would expect that our users are doing a lot of their CRM stuff on their mobile phones as well. In most cases exact the opposite is true. For some reason we keep on using our […]

The dark side of CRM: protection of intellectual property – part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the dark side of CRM. In the previous article I scattered your view on the world: People are not always willing to pay for your labour. However as developers, we can fight back and make it very hard to decompile our intellectual property. That’s rights, we are going to talk […]

#IoT2CRM: Alternatives for the gateway – Dive into BizTalk – part 3

Yay.. Today I installed BizTalk 2013 R2 (just to be sure) and made some good progress. In the previous article I ran into a massive wall. Now I figured out why and I’ll explain to you where I went wrong. It started all with the URL I was passing into BizTalk: http://dev-bvdsande.devzone.local:8080/iot2crm/service1.svc/?deviceId=rpi&deviceType=11&errorCode=xx&errorMessage=oops I configured BizTalk to listen to a POST […]

#IoT2CRM: Alternatives for the gateway – Dive into BizTalk – part 1

BizTalk is up and running, CRM is in place, the Raspberry Pi is waiting to get in action. I’m finding my way back in BizTalk. This week I spend a great amount of my time on reading about BizTalk. In my previous article  I described what I intended to build in the first place, the BizTalk variant of the […]

#IoT: Microsoft announces a Raspberry Pi version of Windows 10

For those who missed it… Windows 10 will be coming to the Raspberry Pi 2. You might think: “Who cares? I’m in the xRM business!” In my blog article “Exciting times – the bombardment with new technologies” I wrote about the rise of the Internet of Things and the way it might be affecting us […]