#CRMVisualSchema – part 6: XrmToolBox development pitfalls and tricks

It has been almost two weeks since I released the Entity Relation Diagram Creator for XrmToolBox.  Over 10.000 people already downloaded the plug-in, and I received a fair deal of suggestions to improve the tool. In the weeks to come, my mission will be to process these suggestions (some very wild ideas popped up *yay*). […]

#CRMVisualSchema – part 1: intro

Last summer I was approached by the EMEA recruitment office from Salesforce; if I was interested to join them as a Technical Solution Architect. I was suprised because I didn’t have any experience and no track record in Salesforce. Nevertheless they got my full attention. I made it through all telephonic interviewing rounds (speaking with a variety […]

#Crm2Crm – part 6: The Message Pump

In this series of articles, I’m implementing a proof of concept of a replication mechanism within Dynamics CRM. My intention is not to build an enterprise class replication mechanism (e.g. Scribe, KingswaySoft), instead I want to learn more about the mechanisms involved in replication. The previous article was a technical necessity as I needed to find […]

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: 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 […]

Developer 101: Walkthrough – 2 independent solutions, dependent on same custom entity relation

Spoiler alert: Seasoned CRM developers can skip this article! This article is intended for beginning CRM developers facing the situation, in which I ran today: dealing with two independent solutions that have to depend on the same entity relation. Today I ran into this situation in which I had to implement a CRM entity relation within the […]

Using CRM from an external website – part 9: Custom Authentication Service – Proof of concept

In this series, I’m investiging alternate ways to make a connection from an external website to the back-end Dynamics CRM system. In the previous article in this series, I posted some code snippets of the proof of concept I was working on. In this article, I’ve written a proof of concept that actually connects from your […]