#Crm2Crm – part 2: Replication basics 1

In the previous article I described how I got sparked to investigate how I can create a bi-directional replication scenario in which I can synchronize data back and forth between entities. For the sake of simplicity I’ll focus initially in synchronizing the data within a sinlge CRM organization. Later on I will describe how we can set up […]

#Crm2Crm – part 1: To replicate or not to replicate, that’s the question

Recently I switched jobs and joined a small innovate company. One of my first assignments  inspired me to write this blog article. I was asked to write a report for a client, on measures that could be taken to guarantee continuity with regard to the use of CRM in case of a long term internet outage. The […]

Dynamics CRM and Azure Scheduler – The feedback loop

In my last article I showed how to build a simple command line exe, that could be deployed as an Azure WebJob. Furthermore I showed how to pass parameters to the WebJob, parameters that can be used to perform specific actions. For me this is enough information to stop the proof of concept, however that would not be fair to […]

Dynamics CRM and Azure Scheduler – intro

This week I have a meeting with my manager to discuss the personal goals I want to achieve this year. Goals that will benefit the company, and goals that will benefit me. Among these goals I have to define is the goal of skill / knowledge development. I decided I want to build up knowledge regarding the […]

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 […]

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 […]