Thursday, September 13, 2018

Quick tip: CRMServiceClient vs CRMConnection

Starting with Dynamics 365 build number 9.*  you must use the XRM Tooling assemblies and the CRMServiceClient instead of the CRMConnection class – see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/developer/choose-development-style for more information.
First you will need add the nuget package Microsoft.CrmSdk.XrmTooling.CoreAssembly (Core assembly required to develop managed code using the Xrm Tooling Connector)

Afterwards, there are a number of ways that you can instantiate a CRMServiceClient object – see  Use CrmServiceClient constructor to connect to Dynamics 365 or Use connection strings in XRM tooling to connect to Dynamics 365

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Dynamics 365 monthly reading list August 2018

Technical topics (Configuration, customization and extensibility)
Topics for Dynamics 365 business analysts, project managers, power users and end users

Monday, September 10, 2018

Introducing the Dynamics 365 Health Accelerator

The Dynamics 365 Health Accelerator is directly available from the Microsoft AppSource and allows you to rapidly develop healthcare solutions by providing a data model which supports entities based on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (https://www.hl7.org/fhir/index.html) framework created by HL7. Besides the data model, it also contains  pre-built dashboards, workflows, and sample data, as well as other tools to help partners build and deploy new healthcare solutions. The Dynamics 365 Health Accelerator is part of Microsoft’s Industry Accelator initiative which supports industry partners by extending the Common Data Model.


Figure 1. Patient timeline:  presentation of clinical information about a patient in chronological order enabling providers to visualize all patient interactions and make informed care decisions


Figure 2.  Care Team Visualization: A connected view of the care team associated with a patient and their roles that can be configured to include family and other related relationships


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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dynamics 365 October 2018 release notes available and why you should care

Microsoft recently decided to change its update policy for Dynamics 365/CRM online – see Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (administrator guide) – manage updates  for more details. One of the important changes is that all customers will need to be on the latest version from February 1, 2019 onwards. Therefore it is highly recommended to keep up to date with upcoming changes. Microsoft therefore committed to delivering the release notes of upcoming versions a couple of months in advance.

You can read the October 2018 Dynamics 365 release notes (239 page PDF) yourself and if you still need to catch up on the Spring 2018 release notes – there is a now a Business Applications Release Notes page -  or you can read about the highlights below:

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Dynamics 365 monthly reading list July 2018

Technical topics (Configuration, customization and extensibility)

Topics for Dynamics 365 business analysts, project managers, power and end users

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Dynamics 365/CRM Podcasts

Keeping up to date with all of the information on Dynamics 365 is quite a challenge – luckily Gus Gonzalez and Mark Smith did a great job by creating these podcast shows which help me during the daily commute - 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dynamics 365 monthly reading list April 2018

Technical topics (Configuration, customization and extensibility)

Topics for Dynamics 365 business analysts, project managers, power and end users