#Crm2Crm – part 7: Bidirectional replication up-and-running

Welcome back in the final episode in this series of articles on building a replication mechanism within Dynamics CRM. In the previous article I implemented a concept of a message pump. The goal of the message pump is to process the messages created by the actions performed on the source entity which are captured by […]

#Crm2Crm – part 6: The Message Pump

In this series of articles, I’m implementing a proof of concept of a replication mechanism within Dynamics CRM. My intention is not to build an enterprise class replication mechanism (e.g. Scribe, KingswaySoft), instead I want to learn more about the mechanisms involved in replication. The previous article was a technical necessity as I needed to find […]

#Crm2Crm – part 2: Replication basics 1

In the previous article I described how I got sparked to investigate how I can create a bi-directional replication scenario in which I can synchronize data back and forth between entities. For the sake of simplicity I’ll focus initially in synchronizing the data within a sinlge CRM organization. Later on I will describe how we can set up […]

#Crm2Crm – part 1: To replicate or not to replicate, that’s the question

Recently I switched jobs and joined a small innovate company. One of my first assignments  inspired me to write this blog article. I was asked to write a report for a client, on measures that could be taken to guarantee continuity with regard to the use of CRM in case of a long term internet outage. The […]

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 – a closer look at Azure Web Jobs

In this series of articles I’m working on a scenario in which I want to hookup the Azure Scheduler to Dynamics CRM. In the previous article I established a breakthrough. Using REST calls and Json, I’m able to create new jobs in the Azure scheduler. This paves the way for the next challenge: Creating an […]

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 […]