JavaScript in the Dynamics CRM Developer Toolkit

The Dynamics CRM developer toolkit allows you to manipulate JScript resources as well as other artifacts. In Dynamics CRM, create a new solution and add a new Web Resource: In Visual Studio, from the Developer Toolkit, create a new project: Now in your project, right click and select Add to packaging project: You can now add code to the file from within Visual Studio: Update and save the .js file: … Continue reading JavaScript in the Dynamics CRM Developer Toolkit

Dynamics CRM SDK, Templates and Developer Toolkit

To install the Dynamics CRM SDK, go through these steps. First, download the relevant SDK version. Here we will install for Dynamics CRM 2013. http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=40321 Select to download: Run the downloaded exe: Click to accept: Select a location to extract the files. The SDK files will then be extracted: From here, you can browse to the Templates folder to install the SDK Templates for Visual Studio. Run the VSIX file: … Continue reading Dynamics CRM SDK, Templates and Developer Toolkit

Dynamics CRM Option Sets and Power BI

When using Power BI to connect to Dynamics CRM. there is a problem in that option set values are retrieved as their number values, not their actual text label value. The CRM OData feed returns this value, so it is up to the developer to get the actual text value. Doing so isn’t so easy, as we can’t simply look it up. There are different ways to get around this issue, including doing a … Continue reading Dynamics CRM Option Sets and Power BI

Connecting to CRM Online using the Dynamics CRM 2016 SDK

The Dynamics CRM SDK for 2016 comes with many samples to get you up and running. One of the samples is the QuickStart projects. These projects are applications that will connect to Dynamics CRM and perform certain operations in Visual Studio projects. To run these samples, after installing the SDK, go to the folder SDK\SampleCode\CS\QuickStart. Note – I am running the C# sample. To run the QuickStart using WinForms, first open the app.config file: Uncomment … Continue reading Connecting to CRM Online using the Dynamics CRM 2016 SDK

Installing a Dynamics CRM 2013 Update

To install a Dynamics CRM 2013 update, you will need to go through the following steps. I will be demonstrating on a Dynamics CRM 2013 On Premise installation. Take a snapshot of your CRM environment. You will want to test the installation first on a DEV environment and make sure your customizations are working as expected after the update has been installed. Go to the Dynamics CRM 2013 updates page, located … Continue reading Installing a Dynamics CRM 2013 Update

Microsoft Dynamics Version History and Timeline

Updated: January 2016 You can get more up to date information on the Dynamics 365 versions here. Microsoft Dynamics is a family of different products, some built from the ground up by Microsoft and others acquired from different companies. Here’s a timeline showing the Dynamics product history and acquisitions. TIMELINE – HISTORY 1980 – Solomon Software founded 1983 – PC&C A/S Founded (Navision) 1983 – Great Plains Software founded by … Continue reading Microsoft Dynamics Version History and Timeline