The Summit EMEA 2018 conference in Dublin is almost there and we have been preparing some tough, fun and educational questions for those who like a challenge. The Quiz will be focus, mainly from a technical perspective, on Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, CRM and other related technologies like Azure. The whole Quiz will be an interactive … Continue reading Are you ready for the Dynamics 365 / CRM Quiz at Summit EMEA 2018?
This article describes how to simulate a long operation in Dynamics 365 (CRM) using a simple custom plugin that introduces a delay using the Thread.Sleep function. Background: recently we have been investigating an issue regarding some timeouts happening in a third party application which connects to our Dynamics 365 service. At the moment, it is difficult to tell … Continue reading Simulate long operations in Dynamics 365 (CRM)
An OptionSet may not be a Picklist, but a Picklist is always an OptionSet. This is something I had to consider last week to fix an issue within the Dynamics Custom Emails solution and handle State and Status attributes correctly. The issue was caused by an unexpected cast from StatusAttributeMetadata to PicklistAttributeMetadata. Both classes inherits … Continue reading An OptionSet may not be a Picklist
Time flies and suddenly 2018 will be there, when the next Summit EMEA will take place in Dublin from 24th to the 26th of April. During the Summit EMEA, multiple users groups will participate in the conference and offer several events including presentations, essential peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges, product insight forums, and networking opportunities. My main … Continue reading Getting ready for Summit EMEA 2018 Dublin
Few years ago, I started a project in Codeplex called "Dynamics CRM Custom Emails", which allows you to send emails from a Microsoft Dynamics 365 / CRM process (e.g. workflow, action) based on an Email Template. Additionally, these emails can contain dynamic values for any entity (out-of-the-box or custom) and any type of attribute (e.g. … Continue reading Dynamics Custom Emails migrated to Github
This month my Microsoft MVP award has been renewed! So, definitely, a very positive month 🙂 During more than 6 years, I have enjoyed participating and collaborating with different community initiatives around Dynamics CRM and Microsoft technologies. With Dynamics 365, there are plenty of things to do this year, so let's carry on enjoying!
This post gives you a trick to install the new Voice of the Customer solution v.9.0.x.x in Dynamics 365
This article describes how to create a simple Dynamics 365 (CRM) web resource that would allow us to display images based on a dynamics URL. This URL would be stored in an entity attribute and the name of the attribute would passed as a parameter to the web resource. Preparing the demo for EMEA Summit … Continue reading Dynamics 365 (CRM) Image Loader
We noticed during the last days multiple CRM emails were not sent and they bounced back as undelivered. This was a CRM Online 2016 implementation using the CRM Email router. The SMTP error messages were like 550 5.XXX.YYY (e.g. 550 5.1.8; 550 5.0.350) from different providers (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, etc). Using the following online tool mxtoolbox.com, we could … Continue reading CRM Online emails blacklisted – SMTP error 550 5.XXX.YYY
Creating scheduled workflows has always been a challenge in Dynamics CRM 365. The community and ISVs have offered several original options, but there is not yet an official out-of-the-box option. This article brings another alternative to the table using Microsoft Flows. A scheduled workflow is the one that runs at a certain arranged time and … Continue reading Dynamics 365 (CRM) Scheduled Workflows using Microsoft Flow