#Crm2Crm – part 7: Bidirectional replication up-and-running

Welcome back in the final episode in this series of articles on building a replication mechanism within Dynamics CRM. In the previous article I implemented a concept of a message pump. The goal of the message pump is to process the messages created by the actions performed on the source entity which are captured by […]

#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 […]

#Crm2Crm – part 5: Serialization fixed

I ended my previous article in this replication series with the remark that I needed to focus on the serialization and deserialization of the entity data that I’m going to replicate. I explained that I have to do the serialization by hand because the CRM sandbox is preventing me from using binary serialization (as (Microsoft considers a […]

#Crm2Crm – part 3: Replication basics 2

Last time I described the concept of a simple one way replication pattern. In this pattern each time an entity record is added, modified or deleted a message is written in a message entity. The message pump will process the messages within the message entity in the order they arrived in the message entity (First […]

#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 […]