Azure Development, dynamics 365, Uncategorized

Download file from Azure BLOB storage inside Dynamics 365 Plugin or custom WF activity

Problem: Microsoft Labs AttachmentManagement solution doesn't allow to download attachments via plugin for files,synced to Azure BLOB storage . Solution: download BLOB, using a custom plugin or custom WF activity. Mind mapping(please don't try any of this, it doesn't work): first, I found this link: https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/heralddyncrm/archive/2018/05/27/upload-and-download-files-in-azure-blob-using-c It worked perfectly while I was unit testing. Then I… Continue reading Download file from Azure BLOB storage inside Dynamics 365 Plugin or custom WF activity

CRM Consulting Best Practice, Dev Best Practice (and common sense)

Agile with no Refactoring is no Agile

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

Dynamics 365 Portals

Dynamics 365 Portals : Sign Out Issue

The issue: unable to Sign Out from Dynamics 365 portal. Symptoms: logged in portal user remains signed in even after signing out from the portal. This is, actually, a very convenient "feature", if you always work with a portal from your personal computer (like I do). However, if you share the same desktop with your colleagues,… Continue reading Dynamics 365 Portals : Sign Out Issue

CRM Consulting Best Practice

“Does your new CRM allow to create a new customer report?”

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?”

CRM Consulting Best Practice

MS CRM Development: coding vs no-coding solutions

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