Using RabbitMQ as a message broker in Dynamics CRM data interfaces – part 5

This the final post in my five-part series on creating loosely coupled data interfaces for Dynamics CRM using RabbitMQ. In part 3 and part 4 I showed two approaches for building a Dynamics CRM plug-in that publishes notification messages to a RabbitMQ exchange. In today’s post I will show »

Authenticating from a Node.js client to Dynamics CRM via AD FS and OAuth2

Last week I decided to finally take a look at using OAuth2 as an authentication protocol with Dynamics CRM. I wanted to understand how it could enable non-Windows clients to consume CRM data. As it turns out, I was unable to find any documentation or comprehensive code samples for non-Windows »

Using RabbitMQ as a message broker in Dynamics CRM data interfaces – part 4

Welcome back to my five-part series on creating loosely coupled data interfaces for Dynamics CRM using RabbitMQ. In my last post I showed how to build a Dynamics CRM plug-in that publishes notification messages to a RabbitMQ exchange using the official RabbitMQ .Net client library. Unfortunately, that plug-in can’t »

Using RabbitMQ as a message broker in Dynamics CRM data interfaces – part 3

This is the third post of a five-part series on creating loosely coupled data interfaces for Dynamics CRM using RabbitMQ. Last time I showed how to install and configure a RabbitMQ server to support passing messages to and from Dynamics CRM. Today I will show how to build a Dynamics »

Using RabbitMQ as a message broker in Dynamics CRM data interfaces – part 2

Welcome back to this five-part series on creating loosely coupled data interfaces for Dynamics CRM using RabbitMQ. In my last post I discussed why you would want to incorporate a message broker into your Dynamics CRM data interfaces, and today I will show how to install and configure RabbitMQ to »

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 »

Posting/processing JSON in a Dynamics CRM 2011 custom workflow activity

With the proliferation of RESTful APIs, JSON is frequently used as a message format for interoperability. My MSDN "Posting/processing JSON in a CRM 2011 custom workflow activity" code sample shows how to POST JSON messages to a REST endpoint and process the response in a Dynamics CRM custom workflow »

Sending SMS messages and making robocalls from Dynamics CRM

In this post I will show how to send SMS messages and make automated phone calls from Dynamics CRM using Tropo, a cloud voice and SMS messaging API. Tropo is not the only player in this space, but I think it has the best set of features, and it's completely »