While working in Dynamics CRM, I needed to add several options to a few different optionsets on the Lead entity. Adding the options isn’t difficult, but can be tedious and repetitive, so I didn’t want to do it manually. I decided to leveraged the CRM SDK and used a LINQPad query to populate the optionset as shown in Figure 1.
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When building a Web API project, you need to keep in mind how requests to your methods will be made. If requests are made client-side, you'll need to take CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) security into consideration. This can be done a few ways, which I won't get into for the sake of this post, but you can find more information about CORS here.
I have been doing a lot of custom workflow steps lately for MS CRM. I've been using the CRM Developer Extensions which makes it so easy to get started with a plugin or custom workflow. If you add a CRM Workflow Class template, it adds the following lines (I've omitted a few others it adds for clarity):
The .NET Framework, Task Parallel Library (TPL), introduced with version 4, can significantly increase processing performance by using all available cores on the host computer more efficiently. With the typical execution model, a task, which is a unit of work, executes sequentially on a single CPU core.
With the impending release of both the online and on-premises Dynamics 365 updates, it’s time to start getting hyped for the new functionality heading our way. However, the on-premises release won’t match the online release, feature-for-feature, which is how Microsoft has been handling the updates for years. To get a sense for what you will and will not be able to use, there's an FAQ that covers the major differences.
Have you noticed how the same cliche questions always get asked at job interviews — over and over again? Whether it is where you will be in five years or what you consider to be your biggest weakness, while the questions may be trivial, they do give interviewers clues to better knowing you.
The same thing could be said about programming questions, such as "What are the main principles of Object-Oriented Programming?" It is a great opportunity to determine:
Microsoft Ignite took place September 24-28, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, Microsoft has made big announcements about new features and products across a variety of business areas.
Lately I've been experimenting a bit with Azure Logic Apps, in combination with an On-premises data gateway. If you've ever used Logic Apps, you may have noticed that you have a set of actions for a SQL Server connection. What you may not know is that you can connect to a local database on your machine using a data gateway.