Microsoft Dynamics 365 Blog

Dynamic Export to Excel feature – How to protect data over the wire 

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One of the well-known features offered in Microsoft Dynamics CRM v4 is export data to Excel as a dynamic worksheet, a dynamic pivot table, or even to a static worksheet. Users can then refresh these dynamic Excel sheets alone to get the most current data without having to pull up the web client and do Read more

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Just do it – Deleting attributes that are in use by running Workflows 

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP Aaron Elder of Ascentium provides some tips and tricks. Recently, we had the need to delete several attributes from an entity we had created (Employee).  Normally this is a very straight forward affair in Microsoft CRM.  You simply remove the field from the Form and Grids and they using the Entity Read more

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Silverlight 2 direct calls sample 

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example David Yack has a nice set of helper classes that he uses in his book; I’ve also seen (and created) examples that use a WCF intermediary proxy; at the end of the day, it all comes down to HTTP calls so you can go at a very low level and still achieve your results. Read more

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Business Data Catalogue (BDC) and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 

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Business Data Catalogue (BDC) is one of the very exciting features of SharePoint. It got introduced in SharePoint 2007. This gives a declarative way to connect SharePoint to business applications such as standard ERPs, CRM, home grown apps etc. It supports direct DB access as well as access through Web services. You can find good Read more

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How to track the progress of entity customizations import 

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Have you ever wanted to see the progress information while importing entity customizations? Now you can track the import progress by using new Microsoft Dynamics CRM import job entity. The import job entity tracks the results when you import entity customizations or translations from an XML file into Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The import process is Read more

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Sample of how to read a simple XML document using MSXML DOM in NAV 

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This is a follow-up to the post “how to write a simple XML document“. The other post conitains a few more background details which I won’t repeat here. So even if you only want to read XML Documents, then you may want to have a look there anyway. But let’s get straight to the point. This Read more

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