Console App to Interact with Azure Blobs

Azure blobs can be interacted with through Visual Studio. Here we will go through an example of interacting with a blob in a C# console app. First, create a new console app: This will create: We will add 2 NuGet packages: WindowsAzure.Storage Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Configuration Manager And: In the app.settings, add the key below, with the value of your storage account: <appSettings> <add key=”StorageConnectionString” value=”yourconnection” /> </appSettings> To get the value, go … Continue reading Console App to Interact with Azure Blobs

Creating an Azure Storage Account

Azure Storage Accounts are unique namespaces where you can store different forms of Azure data. There are 2 different types of storage accounts: General-purpose storage accounts. These include Tables, Queues, Files, Blobs, virtual machine disks. Blob storage accounts. This is specific to Blob storage. Blob storage exposes the Access Tier: Hot access tier, where the blob objects are frequently accessed, and data access is cheaper Cool access tier, where blob … Continue reading Creating an Azure Storage Account

Installing and Using Azure Storage Explorer

Azure Storage Explorer is an app that allows you to view storage resources such as blobs, tables, queues and files in different Azure storage. To install it, first go to storageexplorer.com to download the app and click to download: This will download. Run the file: Accept the terms and click Install: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next to launch the explorer: This will open below. Click Connect to Azure Storage: … Continue reading Installing and Using Azure Storage Explorer

Azure Functions Intro – Http Trigger

An Azure Function is an “event driven, compute-on-demand experience…with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in Azure or third party service as well as on-premises systems.” A nice feature is you can create these functions in a serverless environment. To create an Azure function, go to portal.azure.com and search for Function. You will see Function App. This is a logical grouping of functions: Click Create: Provide a name … Continue reading Azure Functions Intro – Http Trigger

Creating a North52 Process Genie

North52 Process Genies are useful for extending Dynamics 365 processes such as workflows, dialogs and actions. In Dynamics 365, select Settings->BPA Home: Select Process Genie: Let’s say we want to build a process that will update every account with the number of opportunities they have. The opportunity count will be stored in a new custom field on the account record. To do this, select Account and click Create: This opens … Continue reading Creating a North52 Process Genie

North52 Console Command Create Record

The North52 command console allows you to “manually execute any ad-hoc formulas against your CRM system. Ideal when you just want to update some data within your CRM system.” To run a North52 console command, go to the North52 console menu and select Use the Console Command: This will open the formula guide with the option to select the Command Console. Click Create: This will open: Let’s say we want … Continue reading North52 Console Command Create Record

Creating a North52 Workflow Schedule

To create a schedule, go to Settings->North52 Schedule: If you go through the Home menu, you will see the following options: We will schedule a workflow we have previously built that sends reminder emails if the due date of a task is met. Click on Workflow and then New. You will see the different frequencies that can be set: For the purpose of the demo, I will set the workflow … Continue reading Creating a North52 Workflow Schedule

Creating a North52 AutoNumber Formula

To create a formula in North52, go to Settings->N52 Formula: The following window will open. Click New: This will open: We will create a new AutoNumber formula. Select AutoNumber from the formula type: We will add this to the Account entity and keep the editor as Classic. Click Create on the bottom right: This opens the window below. Note the events you can run this on: Let’s say we want … Continue reading Creating a North52 AutoNumber Formula

Configuring North52 Security

North52 creates 2 security roles: North52 Formula Manager – Administrator North52 Formula Manager – Standard The main security privileges aare to the N52 Custom Entities. Below is the Administrator role: And the Standard role: According to North52 documentation, “As a requirement all users of the system should have at least one of these roles assigned.” The Admin role is for users who want to create, update and delete formulas, and … Continue reading Configuring North52 Security

Installing North52 Business Process Activities

To install North52 Business Process Activities, first go to their¬† website:¬†https://www.north52.com/ Select Business Process Activities and Download North52 BPA: Complete the form to request a download: You will receive an email. Click on the link to download the solution file. Go to Settings->Solutions->Import: Select the file to import: Click Next: Click Import: The solution will import: The solution will appper in the Solutions list. Click to open it: Click to … Continue reading Installing North52 Business Process Activities