Despite the fact that unit tests aren’t something new for most of us, that’s not always the case within the Dynamics 365 ecosystem. 🙁 In my experience, 1 out of 5 D365 developers write unit tests to test their code, actually, some of them build a console app to help them test their functionalities and […]
Solution updates are always a delicate subject throughout Dynamics 365 history and is an action that should be performed with the the upmost attention to avoid overwriting or omitting components. In older version of Dynamics 365, when we added an entity to a solution, all the components related to that entity were automatically included in […]
Have you ever tried to provide a web service that eventually needed to communicate with CRM and some customer application? You probably have, so I would like to share with you how can you do this using azure App Service. Azure App Service Web Apps (or just Web Apps) is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that allows […]
Dynamics 365 Portals provides us with very quick and simple ways to expose data from the D365 system into an external portal. Often, we have requirements to export or print the data using current Word Templates present in D365, but unfortunately there is no OOB feature (currently) for performing this task. In this post, I […]
Today, 1st October 2017 marks the GA release of Dynamics 365 v9. As of today, any new Dynamics 365 environments will be provisioned as Version 9 instances (also known as the July 2017 update for Dynamics 365). If you haven’t yet heard, there are plenty of goodies thrown in for users, customisers and developers alike such […]
Dynamics 365 makes available features and options that makes possible to implement many solutions and requirements without having to write a single line of code (server-side and client-side). However, despite the fact that Dynamics 365 is a very complete and customisable development platform, it still has limits. Sometimes in some Dynamics 365 implementations, there is […]
In Part 1, we looked in detail at some of the functionality natively by the case entity that isn’t provided by a custom entity. In this part, we look at some of the things you need to consider when designing a solution using either method. Defining Case Management Until the advent of the new licensing […]
“Should I create a custom entity or should I re-use an out-of-the-box entity to deliver a requirement?” How often do you have to decide when and how to use a custom entity instead of modifying and customising an out-of-the-box entity? In my experience, in every Dynamics 365 implementation you are presented with this dilemma. There […]
Data Export Service allows us to replicate Dynamics 365 Online data to a Microsoft Azure SQL Database store in a customer-owned Microsoft Azure subscription. Data Export App allows us to synchronize the entire Dynamics 365 schema and data initially and then continues to synchronize data updates from Dynamics 365 Online organisation.
Great technical blog posts are hidden gems. They are hard to find simply because not enough of us write them in the first place.
Yet technical blogging is one of the best things we can do not only for ourselves, but also as members of the wider community of developers. And I believe this kind of contribution is badly needed in this community.