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 – The final pieces of the puzzle

Lately it has been quite hectic at the office, project deadlines were shifting, functionality was added and project issues had to be resolved. Not the most optimal situation to write blog articles. Fortunately, things calmed down. Time to pick up this quest again. In the previous article I focussed on the Azure webjob. It turns out that the basic techniques required to write web […]

Dynamics CRM and Azure Scheduler – let the games begin

Last week I started this series of articles on using the Azure Scheduler with Dynamics CRM. I expected a pretty smooth ride, however it turns out to be an infuriated dragon that needs to be tamed. In this article I’ll describe what I achieved till so far. I started with reading about Azure and the […]

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 […]

Using CRM from an external website – part 8: Custom Authentication Service

In this series of articles I’m trying to find multiple ways to connect to Dynamics CRM from an external website. A scenario that I could implement succesfully was the Web API scenario which was based entirely on Microsoft infrastructure. Then I tried to connect to the CRM webservices using javascript REST calls, that is where to problems arose. It turns out that CRM is […]

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 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 […]