Using RabbitMQ as a message broker in Dynamics CRM data interfaces – part 1

One of the things I love about Dynamics CRM is how easy it is to create data interfaces to enable integration with other systems. If you’ve worked with Dynamics CRM for any length of time, you’ve probably seen multiple web service integrations that enable interoperability with other line-of-business »

Console application for moving Dynamics CRM access team templates

When Dynamics CRM 2013 was released, I thought access teams were the new killer feature in that version, and I even developed custom workflow activity code to make managing access team membership easier by using connection records. I have thus far not had an opportunity to use access teams in »

Creating a near real-time streaming interface for Dynamics CRM with Node.js – part 4

This is the final post in my four-part series about creating a near real-time streaming interface for Microsoft Dynamics CRM using Node.js and Socket.IO. In my last post I showed how to write the plug-in code to send messages from CRM to the Node.js application. In today’ »

Creating a near real-time streaming interface for Dynamics CRM with Node.js – part 3

This is the third post in my four-part series about creating a near real-time streaming interface for Microsoft Dynamics CRM using Node.js and Socket.IO. In my last post I showed how to create the Node.js component of the solution to process messages received from Dynamics CRM and »

Creating a near real-time streaming interface for Dynamics CRM with Node.js – part 2

This is the second post in my four-part series about creating a near real-time streaming interface for Microsoft Dynamics CRM using Node.js and Socket.IO. In my last post I presented an overview of how a near real-time streaming interface can be used with Dynamics CRM, and I discussed »

Creating a near real-time streaming interface for Dynamics CRM with Node.js – part 1

Welcome to a four-part series about creating a near real-time streaming interface for Microsoft Dynamics CRM using Node.js and Socket.IO. In today’s post I will present an overview of how a near real-time streaming interface can be used with Dynamics CRM, and I will discuss the solution »

Managing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 access team membership using connections

Dynamics CRM 2013 includes a great new feature called access teams, which makes ad-hoc sharing of records much easier than in previous versions. The basic idea is that an administrator can create one or more team templates for an entity that function sort of like security roles, but for a »

Unit testing custom Microsoft Dynamics CRM code – Part 8 (exception raising)

This is the final post in my series on unit testing custom Microsoft Dynamics CRM code in which I've been showing how you can unit test custom C# code that interacts with Microsoft Dynamics CRM using Visual Studio's unit testing tools and Moq. We've looked at several different scenarios thus »