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Dynamics CRM: Add Items to an OptionSet

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.

CORS Security, and Allowing JSONP Responses from Web API

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.

New Updates to Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement

October is not just about pumpkins, fall foliage, and cooler temps anymore. October 2018 also means the exciting introduction of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement.  The latest release offers new and updated capabilities for information access, and an enhanced, device consistent user experience to advance user productivity.

Explaining Object-Oriented Programming

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:

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