Hardcore CRM: Dynamic provisioning of the ribbon

At the moment I’m working on a series of articles about document integration within CRM. I have this big hairy audicious goal that I want to achieve… which is to provide a better experience than the standard SharePoint integration. In my last article I came to a point in which I got stuck. I managed to get the […]

Document integration – part 3: Tinkering with the ribbon

I’ve been a bit quiet lately. This is caused by the problem I’m tackling at this moment. In this article I’ll explain what I’m working on, and more important what details I need to smooth out before I can go into full speed. In my previous article –  Hardcore CRM: Dynamic plug-in step (de) provisioning –  […]

Document integration – part 2: Designing the concept

In my last article I described the flaws in the default SharePoint document integration; the use of folders instead of meta data, the flaky document retrieval capabilities and the lack of communication between the development groups within Microsoft (otherwise we would have had a rock solid integration between the products). I decided to do it myself… I decided […]

Document integration – part 1: some ideas…

The last months I’ve been repeatedly confronted with the SharePoint Document integration in Dynamics CRM. In CRM 2015 the “old” SharePoint integration was replaced by a server side integration. However, I think the server side integration is not much better than the old one. One of my biggest gripes with the SharePoint integration is that the […]

Using CRM from an external website – part 8: Custom Authentication Service

In this series of articles I’m trying to find multiple ways to connect to Dynamics CRM from an external website. A scenario that I could implement succesfully was the Web API scenario which was based entirely on Microsoft infrastructure. Then I tried to connect to the CRM webservices using javascript REST calls, that is where to problems arose. It turns out that CRM is […]

A Penny for your thoughts: What do you think of code protection?

Earlier this year, I wrote a couple of articles on protection of intellectual property called “The dark side of CRM” (article, article, article, article). Today a colleague stumbled on one of the articles, and he asked me “Why would you even protect your code? Even Microsoft is embracing open source?”. He considered my opinion to be a […]