Why am I not a fan of auto converters which allow you to magically turn something old into something new? In the context of Dynamics 365, old Java Script into a new format, SQL reports into FetchXML, workflows into Flows etc. It's because I believe that "new" is not just about tools, it's about the… Continue reading Don’t auto-convert. Think. Transform.
Recently, I am trying to ignore workflows and move all the custom functional logic into Flows. This time I created a very simple Flow converting a text field value into a number and copying it to another field. I needed it for my chart. I run the Flow on a custom entity. An I forgot… Continue reading Help! My Flow is not triggered (for a custom entity)
If (you know) you are going to repeat some steps of the Flow logic (actions, conditions etc) in multiple Flows for different triggers and entities, think about using a child Flow as a container for a reusable logic. Although you can always clone your Flow via Export-Import, making changes to a single module is much easier… Continue reading Flow: parent-child flows for a reusable logic
Let's say, you have a task to draw an elephant trunk. You are very excited about the elephant trunk project. It's going to be cool, it's going to be an Agile project, of course. To play it safe, we can always modify the trunk, change a color, a size, a style. We will present the… Continue reading Agile with no Refactoring is no Agile
Last week we went for the demo to one of the potential customers. Generally, it all went well. I was talking a lot about new features of MS CRM 2016. I like showing new functionality to my customers, it's incredible how the system changed in a past 10 years. In the middle of the demo,… Continue reading “Does your new CRM allow to create a new customer report?”
I have been working with Microsoft CRM from version 1.2. As a developer, of course. The CRM development is my bread and butter, my passion and my Superhero playground. However… Most of the times I was getting my daily “YOU ARE A GENIUS!” brownie points for something which has nothing to do with the actual… Continue reading MS CRM Development: coding vs no-coding solutions