Top 10 Most Viewed CRM Chap Blog Posts

Slight change of pace with this week's blog post, which will be a fairly condensed and self-indulgent affair - due to personal circumstances, I have been waylaid somewhat when it comes to producing content for the blog and I have also been unable to make any further progress with my new YouTube video series. Hoping [...]

Utilising Views with the CRM/Dynamics 365 for Enterprise Web API

I was recently showing a colleague how to use the rather excellent CRM REST Builder Managed Solution, in particular, its ability to generate code snippets for predefined query requests into Dynamics CRM/Dynamics 365 for Enterprise (CRM/D365E). During the demo, I noticed the following options under the Query Type drop-down with interest: I did some further [...]

Power BI Deep Dive: Using the Web API to Query Dynamics CRM/365 for Enterprise

I have had an opportunity recently to start getting to grips with the wonderful world of PowerBI. For those who have walked the tightrope between Excel and SQL Server Reporting Service (SSRS) Reports, PowerBI appears to be the tool with these individuals in mind. It enables you to leverage existing Excel knowledge (through PowerQuery or [...]

A New Template for Success? Word Templates vs. CRM Reports (Part 1)

For those who have done a lot of work previously creating bespoke document templates within CRM, the only effective way in which you would traditionally do this within CRM was via a Report. For the uninitiated, reports are .rdl files that are created within CRM (for very basic reports) or via SQL Server Data Tools [...]

Checking CRM Solution Import Progress (On-Premise/Online)

When working with CRM extensively across multiple environments, you do start to get into a fairly regular rhythm when it comes to completing key tasks again...and again...and again. One of these tasks is the process of rolling out a Solution update. To briefly summarise, this is where you export an updated version of your solution [...]

Modifying System/Custom Views FetchXML Query in Dynamics CRM

Working with Dynamics CRM can present some interesting challenges. What you tend to find is that you can pretty much say "Yes!" when it comes to doing most things you would expect from a CRM/database system, but there is a learning curve involved in figuring out the best approach to take. Often, as well, you may [...]