Not all Business Process Flow entities are created equal

As you probably know by now, when you create Business Process Flows in 8.2+ you'll get a new custom entity that is used to store running instances (if not then read my post on the new Business Process Flow entities). When your orgs are upgraded to 8.2 from a previous version then the business proce... [More]

Continuous Integration using spkl Task Runner

This is the third video in a series showing you how to quickly setup VSTS Continuous Integration with spkl.

Watch in youtube 1. Learn more about the spkl task runner 2. Learn how to deploy plugins with the spkl task runnner 3. Learn how to deploy webresources with the spkl task runnner

Deploying Webresources using spkl Task Runner

This is the second video in a series showing you how get up and running with spkl with no fuss!

Watch in youtube 1. Learn more about the spkl task runner 2. Learn how to deploy plugins with the spkl task runnner

Simple, No fuss, Dynamics 365 Deployment Task Runner

Why? I've used the Dynamics Developer Toolkit since it was first released by MCS for CRM4! I love the functionality it brings however the latest version is still in beta, it isn't supported on VS2017 and there isn't a date when it's likely to be either (yes, you can hack it to make it work but that... [More]

Limitations of Calculated Fields and the Data Export Service

You probably already know that I'm a big fan of the Data Export Service. The single fact of having a 'near real time' replica of your data in a SQL Azure Database to query in any way you want is simply amazing. Today I came across an interesting limitation with Calculated Fields. Although Calculate... [More]

Simplified Connection Management & Thread Safety (Revisited)

There is one certainty in the world and that is that things don't stay the same! In the Dynamics 365 world, this is no exception, with new features and SDK features being released with a pleasing regularity. Writing 'revisited' posts has become somewhat of a regular thing these days. In my previous... [More]

How to get assistance without the Relationship Assistant!

Dynamics 365 has brought with it a new and amazing feature called the 'Relationship Assistant'. It is part of a preview feature (unsupported and US only) called 'Relationship Insights' which promises to bring some amazing productivity tools to the Dynamics 365 platform. Relationship Assistant shows... [More]