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 […]

Food for thought: A scenario for handling massive amounts of data

Today I overheard a very interesting discussion at the office. For one of our customers we’ve built a massive CRM implementation based on CRM 2015 online. An implementation in which a large number of invoices is going to be created; at least 500.000 invoices per year. In order to create those invoices, a massive amount […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Using CRM from an external website – part 9: Custom Authentication Service – Proof of concept

In this series, I’m investiging alternate ways to make a connection from an external website to the back-end Dynamics CRM system. In the previous article in this series, I posted some code snippets of the proof of concept I was working on. In this article, I’ve written a proof of concept that actually connects from your […]

#IoT2CRM: Inspired by TechDays NL – The machines take over!

Last week I attended TechDays 2015, a two day developers conference with over 200 technical sessions at the World Forum in The Hague (Netherlands). For sure I can tell Microsoft is breaking new ground.  I see a Microsoft, totally different from the Microsoft I used to know. Open Source GIT, opening up parts of the […]

#MobileCRM: Exploring the competition – part 6

In my last article I wrote that I was disappointed with the standard Dynamics Mobile CRM client. Frustrated by the lack of customization possibilities, I decided to take a look at the competition out there. I my last article I mentioned one of the competitors as well: Resco. In this article I’ll take a quick look at what […]