Monday, December 11, 2017

Dynamics 365 monthly reading list November 2017

Technical topics (Configuration, customization and extensibility)

Topics for Dynamics 365 business analysts, project managers, power users and end users

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Quick tip: using Google Analytics in Blogger

Blogger provides some out of the box statistics on number of pageviews, traffic sources, etc… but some functionality is unfortunately missing such as the ability to export these statistics,user by time of day, session durations, etc … Fortunately it is also possible to use Google Analytics as well by following these simple steps:
  • Create a web property ID at https://analytics.google.com
  • Open your Blogger Settings > Other > Google Analytics and enter the web property ID

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dynamics 365 monthly reading list October 2017

The Dynamics 365 Spring release (or July 2017 Update v9.0) reached the GA (Generally Available) milestone in the first weekend of October (online only) – so the first “official” documentation became available as well.

Technical topics (Configuration, customization and extensibility)
Topics for Dynamics 365 business analysts, project managers, power users and end users

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Quick tip: Format JSON documents in Notepad++

Notepad++ does not have built-in support for formatting JSON documents, but you can use JSONViewer for this. It can be installed directly using the "Plugin Manager" in Notepad++. Just got to "Plugins > Plugin Manager > Show Plugin Manager > Available tab"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Use Chrome user profiles to simulate different Dynamics 365 identities


Great tip that I saw on Twitter from @jukkan and @georgedude – you don’t need to use private browsing in Google Chrome to login to Dynamics 365 with a separate identity, you can use Chrome user profiles instead.

Click the person icon
 in the top right corner to configure your chrome profiles.



Check out Share Chrome with others or add a profile for more details.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Easy way to get the Dynamics CRM Realm ID for server-based SharePoint integration

Server-based SharePoint integration in Dynamics CRM actually uses the same techniques as high-trust SharePoint app (For more background read Security in SharePoint Apps – Part 1) that you can develop yourself. SharePoint apps (or add-ins) use Appprincipals (a separate identity for an app) to act on your behalf when interacting with SharePoint. SharePoint knows that it can trust the request from the AppPrincipal when it is correctly registered. So one of the steps in Configure server-based authentication with Microsoft Dynamics 365 (on-premises) and SharePoint on-premises  requires you to register the AppPrincipal. To be able to use Register-SPAppPrincipal, you will need the CRMRealmId.

But there is an easier way to get to the crmrealmid than described in the walkthrough (if you forgot to note it down as suggested by the article) – you can simply go to the Settings>Customizations>Developer Resources and use the instance reference ID.