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 […]

#Crm2Crm – part 5: Serialization fixed

I ended my previous article in this replication series with the remark that I needed to focus on the serialization and deserialization of the entity data that I’m going to replicate. I explained that I have to do the serialization by hand because the CRM sandbox is preventing me from using binary serialization (as (Microsoft considers a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hardcore CRM: Dynamic provisioning – structure of the ribbon

In my last article, I managed to export and import the ribbon dynamically. At this point I need to alter the contents of the particular ribbon. The way I want to alter the ribbon, is by simply injecting XML strings into the ribbon, or by simply removing XML strings from the ribbon. This task is not […]