Deployment · Dynamics CRM 2016 · Power Shell · Tools

CRM 2016: Use PowerShell to run Package Deployer

Package Deployer is a great tool to deploy your Dynamics CRM solutions. However, it normally requires human to operate the tool and seldom automated. Here is how to automate the deploy process using PowerShell. Step 1 – Register XRM Tooling First step is to install XRM Tooling SnapIn. Follow this article Use PowerShell cmdlets for… Continue reading CRM 2016: Use PowerShell to run Package Deployer

Productivity · Tools

Tools: Multiple Login/Session Manager for Chrome and Firefox

As a CRM developer, I find myself working with multiple accounts at once for the following reasons: 1. Testing different security roles 2. Working on multiple CRM tenancies 3. Working on multiple clients Shutting down and restarting internet browser is frustrating at the least and unproductive. Thank developers for the following Add-Ons. Firefox – Multifox… Continue reading Tools: Multiple Login/Session Manager for Chrome and Firefox

Debugging · Dynamics CRM 2016 · Dynamics CRM Online · Tools · XrmToolBox

XrmToolBox: Error connecting to Dynamics CRM Online 2016

If you keep getting error when using XrmToolBox or any tools when connecting to Dynamics CRM Online 2016, use the org id instead of the instance name. ERROR: https://myorg.crm.dynamics.com WORKS: https://orgxxxxxx.crm.dynamics.com You can find the org id by navigating to Settings -> Customizations -> Developer Resources. The bug is introduced in Microsoft.Xrm.Tooling.Connector for Dynamics CRM… Continue reading XrmToolBox: Error connecting to Dynamics CRM Online 2016

.NET · C# · Dynamics CRM · Plugins · Unit Test · Workflow

Unit Test: InternalsVisibleTo

Over the years of using Unit Test, I have found that it improves the quality of my work significantly. I strongly recommend every developer should use Unit Test whenever they write code. So tying that to CRM, since the plugin/custom workflow assembly must be signed, in order to test ‘internal’ methods, the Test project must… Continue reading Unit Test: InternalsVisibleTo

Tools

XrmToolbox

I have been using XrmToolbox lately and I LOVE it! The tools I’ve used the most are: – View Layout Replicator – SiteMap Editor – FetchXml Tester Download it on XrmToolbox – CodePlex. But they have recently moved to XrmToolbox – GitHub. Cheers, Sy

Dynamics CRM 2011 · Optimization · Outlook · Outlook Client · Synchronization · Tools

CRM 2011: Offline Filters Template Simplified

One of the most confusing things in CRM is Offline Filters. In this post, I hope to simplify this complex issue by sharing my findings from working with Offline Filters and Templates recently. Offline Filters are important performance tool as it limits the data being synchronised to offline database. Outlook Filters and Offline Filters Outlook… Continue reading CRM 2011: Offline Filters Template Simplified

.NET · C# · Visual Studio

app.config Transform for non-Web Project (web.config style)

web.config style Transform is very useful. Unfortunately, it’s only available for web project. Here’s how to make it available for non-web project. 1. Unload your project 2. Edit your project file 3. Edit your config entries – note the DependentUpon tag 4. Add transform task at the bottom of file 5. Reload your project Cheers,… Continue reading app.config Transform for non-Web Project (web.config style)