Dynamics 365/Business Application Platform Glossary of Terms

With the recent announcements from Microsoft regarding the Business Application Platform, there are a number of blogs, presentations, white papers, tweets, videos and other media reviewing, previewing and going into detail of the power of this platform. Of course, all this information comes with a lot of acronyms and technical jargon, some of which is… Continue reading Dynamics 365/Business Application Platform Glossary of Terms

Moving Dynamics 365 Attachments to Azure Blob using Logic Apps

As I have blogged about previously, email and note attachments in Dynamics 365 can eat up a lot of valuable space in a Dynamics 365 database. Attachment Management on Appsource There are a number of 3rd party solutions on the market to address this, on AppSource is the Microsoft Labs “Attachment Management” solution. The solution… Continue reading Moving Dynamics 365 Attachments to Azure Blob using Logic Apps

Updating your Dynamics CRM/365 Customizations (Moving to Online – Part 4)

Previously on ReadyXRM Blog… This is the forth post in a series of posts about migrating from Dynamics 365 on-premise to Dynamics 365 Online.  The content and topics are based on my 2017 sessions at D365UG Summit and Extreme365. I will also be presenting this topic on Thursday, March 29th at the Ottawa IT Community… Continue reading Updating your Dynamics CRM/365 Customizations (Moving to Online – Part 4)

Planning for Dynamics 365 Feature Deprecation

Deprecation In several fields, deprecation is the discouragement of use of some terminology, feature, design, or practice; typically because it has been superseded or is no longer considered efficient or safe – but without completely removing it or prohibiting its use. -From Wikipedia As Dynamics 365 continues to evolve, undoubtedly there will come to newer and better… Continue reading Planning for Dynamics 365 Feature Deprecation

xRM = CDS, Building Powerful Business Apps.

The State of xRM A few months ago I posted an article on the state of xRM.  At the time, I felt that Microsoft didn’t “get” the power of their CRM platform and how it is used to build unique line of business applications.  I felt that their story pushed the “Sales-Service-Marking” App line of… Continue reading xRM = CDS, Building Powerful Business Apps.

Using Azure DevTest Labs for Dynamics 365 Development

When developing plug-ins for Dynamics 365/CRM, working with an on-premise system provides for better tracing and debugging than developing against an online instance.  Also when there is a large team working on common project it makes life much easier when the developers are working on isolated environments. Onpremise to Online Migration (sidebar) When working on… Continue reading Using Azure DevTest Labs for Dynamics 365 Development

Scheduling your Dynamics 365 Update

With the recent announcement that Customer Driven Updates (aka CDU) are now available to upgrade Dynamics 365 to the v9 release (aka July 2017 update, aka October 2017 update, aka February 2018 update) customers might be keen to upgrade their existing Dynamics 365 v8.x instances. This is a little side step from my ongoing “Migration… Continue reading Scheduling your Dynamics 365 Update