#Build2015: Exciting times ahead

Today I planned to continue on my #MobileCRM journey and write a new article in the series, but then this afternoon my eye fell on the Tweetdeck I’m running in the background. My timeline was flooded with all kinds of exciting news from #Build: The most important Microsoft Conference this year. For those who don’t […]

The dark side of CRM: protection of intellectual property – part 3

In this series of articles, I want to show how you can protect your intellectual property. In the previous article I demonstrated that compiling your binary doesn’t protect your code from being read by outsiders. With the help of decompilers, we reverse engineered the binary into human readable code. In the next (part 4) and final article […]

#IoT2CRM: Alternatives for the gateway – Dive into BizTalk – part 1

BizTalk is up and running, CRM is in place, the Raspberry Pi is waiting to get in action. I’m finding my way back in BizTalk. This week I spend a great amount of my time on reading about BizTalk. In my previous article  I described what I intended to build in the first place, the BizTalk variant of the […]

#IoT2CRM: Time to get connected – part 5: Rise of the devices!

It almost sounds like a new Terminator movie. 2015–02–24 is the day the devices came alive…. They started the broadcast… Hmmz… It’s is not that dramatic, but last night I managed to get the whole train running. In this final article I’ll describe the setup and my thoughts about the proof of concept I built. […]

#IoT2CRM: Time to get connected – part 4: Dispatcher completes the gateway

In this series of articles I’m writing about my experiences in connecting IoT devices to Dynamics CRM. In the previous article, I implemented the Web API controller within the gateway which enabled collecting and persisting the messages the IoT devices are sending. The Web API Controller is only half of the gateway. In this article I […]

#IoT2CRM: Time to get connected – part 3: The gateway awakes

It has been a quite hectic week, the CRM project I’m working on is consuming almost all of my time. In the meanwhile I’ve been working on the IoT gateway and it is coming along As I mentioned in my previous post, the gateway is going to be divided into two parts, the Web API controller […]

A better SharePoint Connector – part 7: leftovers

In the previous 6 articles in this series, I implemented a SharePoint class library. This managed class library can be used to connect to either SharePoint online  and to the on-premise version of SharePoint 2013 without using any native SharePoint libraries. In the article “A better SharePoint Connector – part 6: The SharePoint class library is born!” […]

Developer 101: I’m looking for a CksDev like tool for CRM 2015. Anyone?

Until now, all of my development work on Microsoft CRM was based on the 2013 and 2011 version. At the moment I’m working on a big project on top of CRM 2015. Inside Visual Studio I was using CRM Solution Manager. CRM Solution manager helped me adding, updating, deleting and publishing webresources in CRM. Without […]

A better SharePoint Connector – part 3

It has been a bit quiet around the development of a better CRM / SharePoint Connector. Today I had the opportunity to write some testing code. The hard part in the development is the REST connectivity. In my article “Integrating CRM Online and SharePoint Online: I need a hammer!” I posted some helper classes that facilitated the […]