#CRMVisualSchema – part 5: Launch of the plug-in for XrmToolBox

Almost 2 months after I started this series of articles, I’m proud to announce that the 1.0 version of the Entity Relation Diagram Creator plug-in is downloadable through the XrmToolBox Plugin Store. The purpose of the Entity Relation Diagram Creator plug-in is to create a visual image representing an Entity Relation Diagram. The image can be […]

#CRMVisualSchema – part 2: Entity schema up-and-running

At this moment I’m making some nice progress on visualizing an entity model. In the comment section of my previous article Stefan (*kudos*) pointed me on some alternatives, some of them depend either on Visual Studio or Microsoft Visio. My goal is to create a plugin for XrmToolbox, that can be used free of charge. What have I realized till sofar: […]

#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 […]

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 […]

Food for thought: A scenario for handling massive amounts of data – part 2

In my last article I described a scenario for handling massive amounts of data. The scenario intrigued me. How could I implement a scenario like this? On one side you find Dynamics CRM –  a massive online environment. On the other side you find Azure with an ever growing and maturing cloud platform. The challenge […]

Hardcore CRM: Using C# to modify an entity forms

I thought this year would start at a normal pace. Unfortunately that was wishful thinking. Right now we are in the middle of finishing up a large project. In this phase of the project the two products we developed have to integrate with a tailor made solution for the customer. In the process of deploying […]

Hardcore CRM: Dynamic provisioning – The man with the hammer

In my previous article, I thought I found the solution. I was able to export and import a ribbon definition. The only thing I needed to do was to alter the xml in order to display my desired buttons. A straight forward job one would think. *Wrong* I met the man with the hammer. It […]

Hardcore CRM: Dynamic provisioning of the ribbon

At the moment I’m working on a series of articles about document integration within CRM. I have this big hairy audicious goal that I want to achieve… which is to provide a better experience than the standard SharePoint integration. In my last article I came to a point in which I got stuck. I managed to get the […]

Document integration – part 3: Tinkering with the ribbon

I’ve been a bit quiet lately. This is caused by the problem I’m tackling at this moment. In this article I’ll explain what I’m working on, and more important what details I need to smooth out before I can go into full speed. In my previous article –  Hardcore CRM: Dynamic plug-in step (de) provisioning –  […]