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 […]

Using CRM from an external website – part 5: Stage two “Client side scripting”

In this series I’m working towards a scenario in which I integrate Dynamics CRM with an external web site. My ultimate goal is to run an external web site on a non Microsoft platform, using web technologies to communicate with Dynamics CRM. Before I get to that point, I have to jump through some hoops. […]

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 […]

Using CRM from an external website – part 2: research

Summer season is always a hard season to spend time behind your computer, the tempation of relaxing and spending time with your family and friends is big. But then guilt and curiousity win and I crawl back to my computer… In the intro article, I drew a scenario that I want to implement. I want […]

Using CRM from an external website – intro

Tonight I was helping someone in the Dynamics community forums. He was looking for a way to integrate a drupal environment with Dynamics CRM. I was able to help the person by handing him a couple of links. Combining the links might result in a solution. Helping him out, I thought of the blog posts I’ve written […]

Developer 101: speed up Javascript development

Writing Javascript within CRM can be a tedious task. The script editor Dynamics CRM is offering is nothing more than a multi line textbox with tiny characters. No color coding, syntax highlighting and other things that can make your life so great. Most developers avoid the Dynamics CRM script editor like the plague, and seek their […]

REST services 101: Retrieving data

Today I was doing some maintenance work for a customer, running a CRM 2011 enviroment. I was excited as this was my chance to do some development within the CRM platform, a substantial different game than SharePoint development. The change I had to implement was about implementing an indicator whether a customer was using products […]