Hardcore CRM: Birth of a C# CRM code generator

Almost year ago I started this blog. Today I’m writing the 100th article on this blog. For me this is a moment worth celebrating. Looking back at last year, I dug up some statistics on JourneyIntoCRM.com that I want to share with you: 1 year of blogging 1 Blogger drinking at least 34 litres of coffee while […]

Document integration – part 4: The ribbon has been tamed

A short update, the development of the Document Integration solution is alive and kicking. Tonight has been a really productive evening. I established a break through in the dynamic ribbon provisioning part of the document integration solution I’m building As of now I’m capable of injecting commandbar buttons dynamically on the ribbon, with an action attached […]

Developer 101: Walkthrough – 2 independent solutions, dependent on same custom entity relation

Spoiler alert: Seasoned CRM developers can skip this article! This article is intended for beginning CRM developers facing the situation, in which I ran today: dealing with two independent solutions that have to depend on the same entity relation. Today I ran into this situation in which I had to implement a CRM entity relation within the […]

Product development – A Closer look into the kitchen

Over the last year, I’ve been working on a large CRM solution at CRM Partners. A solution meant to be sold as a product. At this moment we are working through the last bugs and requests before we can ship the product. The last year, I learned that product development is a total different game compared […]

Developer 101: Beware of optional parameters in Custom Actions

Today I was testing a custom action that I developed for a project I’m working on. The plugin registered on the action was not behaving as expected. It was time for some thorough investigation. The custom action I defined in CRM had a large set of input and output parameters. A large number of the input […]

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 – structure of the ribbon

In my last article, I managed to export and import the ribbon dynamically. At this point I need to alter the contents of the particular ribbon. The way I want to alter the ribbon, is by simply injecting XML strings into the ribbon, or by simply removing XML strings from the ribbon. This task is not […]

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 –  […]