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 session where you will be able to provide your answers from your mobile device and see the results in real time. We will take one question at the time, share the results in the main screen and discuss the different answers.
Our purpose is to create an entertaining contest where everyone can learn something.
But that is not all! For those who win the Quiz, there will some great awards, don’t miss it 🙂
You can join the event and add this session to your list following this link:
See you in Dublin!
Session Title: DEV02 – Dynamics 365 CE Quiz! Who Will Be the Winner?
When: Thursday, April 26. 10:30 – 12:00
Where: Wicklow Meeting Room 3
What a great event we enjoyed last Saturday! 🙂
As I mentioned in my previous post, the Dynamics 365 Saturday event took part in London in the Microsoft Paddington offices. It was a great experience to see so many participants (150+) in such a collaborative environment.
You can now find below the slides for the presentation that my MVP colleague Baris and I used during our session, which covered the new features and deprecations coming with the version 9 for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement.
Finally, I would like to share this great picture that was taken on Saturday morning just to kick off the event with James Phillips, great memory 🙂
This weekend there is a great community event in London for the Dynamics professionals and fans: DYNAMICS 365 Saturday
The event is actually running for 2 days, starting on Friday (today!) with the Hackathon and multiple activities around it:
Then on Saturday we will have more presentations, including mine: Dynamics 365 Version 9 New Features & Deprecations
During this presentation, that I’ll be sharing with my MVP colleague Baris Kanlica, we will cover the main features coming with the new version of Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (our old CRM) and highlight those that have been deprecated.
Microsoft is really supporting the event this year and James Phillips, Dynamics Corporate Vice President, will kick off the event.
We hope you will enjoy it and learn something useful 🙂
This article shows how to capture contact images using a Dynamics 365 mobile App based on the new client API in version 9. The same could be extended to capture images in any entity for other business scenarios.
Firstly, we will create a Dynamics 365 App:
You can also get into the “My Apps” section using the following URL:
Please notice we will use the new Unified Interface in the Client option:
This app will be available for the Dynamics 365 for phones. In my case, I’m testing it with an iPhone.
In the new app, we will edit the site map to include the contact entity:
We will pass the record GUID and the entity type (e.g. contact) as the command parameters:
You can download this code from GitHub:
Once we have captured the image, we will update the current contact record. There is where we are using the method Xrm.Web.updateRecord. To display some alerts or potential error messages, we will use the method Xrm.Navigation.openAlertDialog and Xrm.Navigation.openErrorDialog. Finally, to refresh the form and show the new picture, we are refreshing the form with the method Xrm.Navigation.openForm. These methods are also part of the new client API with Dynamics 365 version 9.
In the actual mobile app, you should see something like these screens:
The new button should appear when you click on “…”:
Once you click the button, it should trigger the device camera:
If everything is ok, it will show us the alert dialog we were expecting:
Finally, the picture should appear in our contact form:
Notes: This article has been written using the platform version 184.108.40.20667
Some great news this week, the new Dynamics 365 (CRM) version 9.0 is already available for trial.
The build version I’ve got with my UK trial ([orgname].crm11.dynamics.com) is 220.127.116.11.03.
You can now enjoy some of the new features that I show below:
- New design:
- New Unified Interface Apps
- Flow Integration
- Multi Select Option Set attribute
- New Solutions Components, including Virtual Entities:
You can find more information about the new features in these Microsoft articles:
Changes for developers:
Enjoy your trial!