Using CRM from an external website – part 7: Back to the drawing board

I ended my previous article with the conclusion that history was repeating itself. For some reasons I don’t understand, Microsoft is making it very hard for developers to integrate Microsoft products with non Microsoft technologies. I did some thorough investigation and stumbled on the following articles:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2013/12/12/use-oauth-to-authenticate-with-the-crm-service.aspx This article gives a high level overview on how […]

A better SharePoint Connector – part 9: Improvements!

It has been quite a while since I completed the “A better SharePoint connector” series of articles. In part 6 of the series, I published the SharePoint connector source code. A good  and solid 1.0 version, but it was lacking some features…. I always wanted to say this: “Good news everyone!  I’ve published an update for the SharePoint […]

Using CRM from an external website – part 4: Demo “Web API”

Welcome to the next episode in the “Using CRM from an external website” series. In my last article, I described the Web API scenario. The Web API scenario is the first step in the journey and depends on Microsoft Infrasctrucure ( I need a .Net/Mono framework and an Internet Information like server). In this scenario I […]

#IoT2CRM: Inspired by TechDays NL – The machines take over!

Last week I attended TechDays 2015, a two day developers conference with over 200 technical sessions at the World Forum in The Hague (Netherlands). For sure I can tell Microsoft is breaking new ground.  I see a Microsoft, totally different from the Microsoft I used to know. Open Source GIT, opening up parts of the […]

#MobileCRM: A Deeper dive into the Tablet version – part 8

In my last article I discussed the tablet version of the Dynamics Mobile App, which turned out to be a world of difference compared to the phone version. I was pleasantly surpised with the tablet version because I was able to use more functionality of Dynamics CRM compared to the crippled phone version. Too bad, Microsoft […]