Continuous Integration using spkl Task Runner

This is the third video in a series showing you how to quickly setup VSTS Continuous Integration with spkl.

Watch in youtube 1. Learn more about the spkl task runner 2. Learn how to deploy plugins with the spkl task runnner 3. Learn how to deploy webresources with the spkl task runnner

Deploying Webresources using spkl Task Runner

This is the second video in a series showing you how get up and running with spkl with no fuss!

Watch in youtube 1. Learn more about the spkl task runner 2. Learn how to deploy plugins with the spkl task runnner

Simple, No fuss, Dynamics 365 Deployment Task Runner

Why? I've used the Dynamics Developer Toolkit since it was first released by MCS for CRM4! I love the functionality it brings however the latest version is still in beta, it isn't supported on VS2017 and there isn't a date when it's likely to be either (yes, you can hack it to make it work but that... [More]

Limitations of Calculated Fields and the Data Export Service

You probably already know that I'm a big fan of the Data Export Service. The single fact of having a 'near real time' replica of your data in a SQL Azure Database to query in any way you want is simply amazing. Today I came across an interesting limitation with Calculated Fields. Although Calculate... [More]

Simplified Connection Management & Thread Safety (Revisited)

There is one certainty in the world and that is that things don't stay the same! In the Dynamics 365 world, this is no exception, with new features and SDK features being released with a pleasing regularity. Writing 'revisited' posts has become somewhat of a regular thing these days. In my previous... [More]

How to get assistance without the Relationship Assistant!

Dynamics 365 has brought with it a new and amazing feature called the 'Relationship Assistant'. It is part of a preview feature (unsupported and US only) called 'Relationship Insights' which promises to bring some amazing productivity tools to the Dynamics 365 platform. Relationship Assistant shows... [More]

Smart Buttons in the Ribbon Workbench

Happy 2017! This new year promises to be really exciting in the world of Dynamics 365. The spring release is going to be a big one for developers and I'm really looking forwards to it. In the meantime, I've released a new beta version of the Ribbon Workbench that includes the following features:

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Dynamic365 Data Export Service

If you've moved to Dynamics CRM/365 Online then the likelihood is that you've come up against the limitation of not being able to query the SQL database directly to perform more complex reporting or for custom integrations. Many on premises deployments rely on querying the backend databases and in t... [More]